The Advanced Bodyworkers Community (ABC) is a guild of highly qualified massage instructors who are affiliated with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). We are proud to announce that the ABC will be offering advanced massage training at Well Being throughout the year. Students who attend these classes can earn Continuing Education Units (CEU's) which will count towards state licensing and national certification in massage therapy. Classes will soon be offered by ABC instructors in Deep Tissue, Sports Massage, Cranial Sacral, Shiatsu, Accupressure, Hot Stone and more!
The ABC held its first massage course at Well Being last week. A group of nine students spent two intensive days learning Sports Massage techniques from Dr. James Mally. An internationally renowned teacher and founder of the Healing Arts Institute, Dr. James Mally is a pioneer in the field of sports massage and has over forty years of experience as a professional massage teacher. It was an honor to be in the presence of such an experienced bodywork instructor. Together we learned a variety of innovative and effective massage techniques to treat athletic soreness and sports related injuries.
We are grateful to host dynamic and informative massage classes and we look forward to hosting our next teacher here at Well Being. The good news is that Dr. Mally wants to return to North Lake Tahoe later this year to teach his Deep Tissue and Anatomy for Bodyworkers courses. Special thanks to Bobbi Bushnell for bringing advanced bodywork classes to Well Being and for giving North Lake Tahoe massage therapists the opportunity to expand our knowledge and become better healers.
View Dr. Mally's extensive training videos on his website: massagelibrary.com
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Thanks to all those who attended my introduction to massage class at Well Being last Sunday. I enjoyed the teaching process and I am grateful to receive so much positive feedback from my students. Everyone did really well and we were able to learn so much in just one afternoon. I look forward to offering this class again in the future and I will be designing an intermediate and advanced class to complete the series. Until next time, stay in touch!
EUCALYPTUS Eucalyptus globulus, Eucalyptus is my go-to essential oil for staying well during cold and flu season. If I start to feel congested or have trouble breathing due to constriction or excess mucus in my nose, throat or chest, I immediately diffuse or direct inhale eucalyptus oil and it usually calms and opens up my airways so that I can breathe again. If there is sickness in the home, I use eucalyptus to help prevent the spread of infection. Why eucalyptus? The main chemical component of eucalyptus oil is 1,8 cineole. The research on 1,8 cineole suggests that it can kill airborne germs, reduce viruses, reduce congestion and coughing, reduce swelling in nasal tissue and also reduce aches and pains. Eucalyptus oil naturally smells clean and fresh and it encourages deep inhalations. Energetically, eucalyptus is considered a tonic of the lung Qi, promoting the uptake of oxygen by the red blood cells thus enhancing breathing function. Eucalyptus can also be used to cleanse any area where there has been conflict or negative energy.
If you’d like to learn more about essential oils and how to use them to protect against colds and flu, please join me on Monday, February 9th from 3 PM to 5 PM at Well Being for the opportunity to learn, create your own aromatherapy products, and stay well during the cold and flu season.
April Murrell Aromatherapist, Esthetician, Massage Therapist
Nick Hughes is a massage therapist, yoga instructor and co-owner of Well Being.