Mellow afternoon of grounded and focused practicum for bodywork therapies.
My soul is from elsewhere, I'm sure of that,
and I intend to end up there. ~ Rumi
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This unique program combines traditional, national educational standards with teachings and protocols designed to integrate natural therapeutics, energy medicine, and herbal/botanical teachings with conventional bodywork services- as the faculty and curriculum as Naturopathic School of the Healing Arts is uniquely qualified and passionately dedicated to teaching.
This program integrates movement, light hatha yoga, Feldenkrais, Authentic Movement, applied natural therapeutics such as hydrotherapy and herbal medicine, and energy exercises into the curriculum for enhanced outcomes of bodywork therapies.
Also featured are:
~ Massage for special populations, including Pre/Post natal
~ Practice building / negotiating business arrangements
~ Ethics and communications psychology
CREDENTIALS of the SCHOOL
Our program meets all current State of Michigan requirements for Massage Therapy Licensure.
NSHA is a National provider of continuing education for all students in the USA.
Our School is accredited by the American Naturopaths Association and is currently n the process of additional accreditation.
NSHA and the Massage Therapy/Energy Medicine program is a Michigan State Licensed School , meeting all quality standards for compentency, consumer ethics, and credibility.
Prospective students may visit the school during the many times listed on this site : http://www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net/3/contactus.htm
Another great way to evaluate the outcome of this education is to make an appointment for a session with one of our trained student therapists, by appointment through our clinic (New Life Energies healing center), and experience the work directly.
Many students are naturally drawn to energy work- the study, the practice, the outcome. For 20 years, our teachers have experienced valid client feedback demonstrating the profound therapeutic shifts and outcomes when energy medicine is integrated into treatment plans. We strongly feel that integrating this study with the technical, grounding, anatomical study of soft tissue work (massage therapy) is ultimately more productive, and will lead to deeper understanding of the dynamics at work for better therapeutic outcomes. Energy Medicine has evolved for decades from some of the finest international teachers- providing insignt, intuition, sensitivity, and awareness to the therapist at work.
Our teachers are trained, certified, and experienced in a variety of classical types of energy medicine and energy balancing - Polarity, Therapeutic Touch, MariEl work, Reiki, and more. Our teachings are designed to bring about richer understanding and more effective practice, while developing inner strength and grounding for the student as they evolve into a therapist.
CLASSICAL MASSAGE THERAPY
Our program meets all National and State standards for massage therapy education. We are a National Certification Board of Therapeutic Bodywork and Massage Approved School, offering all required curriculum segments for the traditonal study of therapeutic massage.
Please contact the School for a current schedule of clock hours, and Note: there are 40 REQUIRED CLINICAL INTERNSHIP HOURS ARRANGED BY CLASS CONSENSUS to fulfill the State of Michigan requirements for supervised operation of a student clinic.
Please do not there is a clinical internship and outside clinic hours required within this program.
TUTION, SUPPLEMENTS, AND FEES
TUITION FOR STUDENTS ENTERING FALL 2012: $9,900.00
EARLY REGISTRATION- SAVE 10% ON TUITION
The School offers Payment Plan contracts. We are one of the few remaining high quality schools offering a massage therapy program for under 10K. Visit us, talk to our students, have a massage in our clinic- and compare.
TUITION SUPPLEMENT FOR enrolled ND students: 2,700.00. This supplement and training path enables our enrolled ND students to easily add on a second diploma while attaining an additional credential and further understanding of naturopathic physical medicine.
AREAS OF STUDY
Integrating classical and conventional Massage Therapy training with the principles of natural medicine: herbal applications, energy medicine, foundational herbal therapeutics, medical massage protocols, indications, and contraindications; applied hydrotherapy, and holistic healing models.
- General knowledge of holistic body systems
- Medical Massage Protocols : Indications, Contraindications, methods
- To meet ALL NCBTMB - The country's National Certificaton Board of Theraputic Massage and Bodywork - standards and requirements.
- Detailed knowledge of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology
- Therapeutic assessment/treatment of orthopedic problems
- Therapeutic application of massage, natural therapeutics, hydrotherapy, and herbal therapeutics relevant to soft tissue and orthopedic healing as applied during bodywork sessions.
- Special emphasis on the development of a professional yet compassionate therapeutic presence, through training and practice in communications, ethics, inner development and role practice.
- Integration of energy balancing as taught by experienced practitioners
- Professional standards, ethics, business and legal practices
The curriculum is concurrent with the first year of the Naturopathy Diploma program, and students may, if they wish, continue on to earn a Naturopath Diploma within two more years.
700 hour program as follows, and according to the standards of
the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, which has been utilized since 1994 as a nationwide standard for individual state licensure, and completely adopted by most states which require and enforce licensure:
125 hours of body systems (anatomy, physiology and kinesiology)
200 hours of massage and bodywork assessment, theory and application,
in-class and supervised
40 hours of experienced within our SUPERVISED STUDENT CLINIC
40 hours of pathology
10 hours of business and ethics (minimum of 6 hours in ethics)
225 hours of additional instruction in an area or related field that theoretically completes the massage program of study- the focus of our program is natural medicine, assessment, and applied natural therapeutics
100 hours of field work
Our curriculum includes theoretical and practical applications of energy balancing methods, applications of natural therapeutics, foundational herbal medicine with bodywork applications, communications development, and holistic ecology. Our program is uniquely suited to the student who seeks a massage therapy education which integrates a variety of natural healing approaches, while maintaining traditional scientific standards of practice set for the massage therapy profession.
This program has a co-requirement of Anatomy and Physiology, which may be completed via a basic non-cadaver on- premises community college or university program. Students who have completed an approved A & P program WITHIN 6 MONTHS of the NSHA program may submit documentation/official transcripts to NSHA. No online courses are accepted.
Our program will include discussions and reading assignments in the study area of Anatomy and Physiology to supplement this mandatory co-requirement.
All faculty members hold certificates and diplomas from massage therapy schools, and have a minimum of 3 -20 years of practical hands-on professional private practice experience, allowing them to convey personal life experience in the field along with the teaching of a wide array of classical and progressive skills.
Instructors: Mary Light, Carole Florence, Gana Wilson, Parker Whitaker, Rowena Conahan, Margaret David, Stephanie Cohen- as well as movement therapeutics from the field of Nia, Feldenkrais, and Hatha Yoga with credentialed local teachers.
MARY LIGHT directs this program and teaches some content, along with other staff. She began her bodywork education over 25 years ago, apprenticing under a graduate of New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics, and then went on to successfully complete the Kripalu Bodywork Certification program ( Lenox, Mass), and a 1,000 hour program at Florida School of Massage (Gainesville, FL).
The specific massage therapy modalities she is trained in include basic foundational Swedish massage and its derivatives, Esalen massage, connective tissue massage, Kripalu bodywork, and adjunct techniques such as neuromuscular therapy, myofascial release, Pregnancy (pre/post natal) massage, sports massage, and infant massage. She has gone on to develop her work through creativity, listening to each body, and hands-on work with over 10,000 private sessions.
She then became Nationally Certified, (1996) as well as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education through the National Certification Board. (1998).
Her own continuing education includes Certification in Pregnancy Massage (60 hours CE, plus 15 years of direct practice), the development of a 32 hour certification workshop of CE in pregnancy massage for nationally certified therapists, as well as the development of a successful massage therapy technique for effective and gentle C-section scar reduction.
She has advanced certification and training in : Polarity Therapy (400 hours), Neuromuscular Therapy (60 hours), Intraoral Neuromuscular bodywork, Healing Mastery ( Lily Dale), Hydrotherapy (40 hours) Reiki, (all levels) Therapeutic Touch, Multidimentional Healing, Reflexology, and Lymphatic Massage. She has developed continuing education workshops in all of these areas and administered over 100 workshops conveying CE since 1998.
Currently, as a practicing and teaching naturopath, massage therapist with past licensure in 4 states, and master herbalist, Mary Light integrates numerous healing arts into bodywork therapies, including energy work.
This program is in compliance with the Standards required by the State of Michigan for a license as a massage therapist. It is an approved school with NCBTMB: National Certification Board for
Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork: http://www.ncbtmb.org/
Contact us at 734-769-7794. Web: www.naturopathicschoolofannarbor.net
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Experience a massage /therapeutic bodywork session with our students in the By Donation student clinic. Taking appointments Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays, and select weekends: 734-426-4228, by appointment. We accept cash or checks only for payment. Payment is taken at the time services are rendered.
Testimonial : Each time I have recvd a massage from a fellow student at the school, it has been one of THE BEST massages ever!! I have paid high prices for quite a few massages outside of our school atmosphere and nothing comes close - and I'm not saying that just because I am a student in the N.D. program. There is much to be said regarding presence, energy, professionalism, intuition, touch, and proper body mechanics when it comes to giving a massage - and the students in that program have it all!! Massage is a therapeutic art on the part of therapist - and they are creating a beautiful canvas of healing! ♥ Lucky me to have been a recipient :)