EAST-WEST THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE, LLC
510 Park Road North, Wyomissing, PA 19610
Phone  (610) 375-7520
www.eastwest-massage.com.    rod@ewsmt.com



FALL WORKSHOPS 2018
East-West offers continuing education classes for  therapists who wish to broaden their skills, meet PA State Licensing requirements, or brush up on certain techniques. Therefore, costs for these workshops are maintained at reasonable rates.

Education Workshops

Introduction to a Whole Food Plant Based Lifestyle
   23 September Sunday 9:00 to 1:00  INCLUDES LUNCH with DESSERT   $50
How to get started and change your life!  *Kitchen equipment. *What to buy and what not to buy. *Processed vs. unprocessed foods.  *Discover CALORIE DENSITY and how to stay full.   *Never count calories.  *Never ever be hungry!  *Discover how the INSULIN FACTOR works.  *How to build flavor and dry sauté.

Hands-on portion preparing tasty salads and oil free dressings plus dessert.  Take home some of my favorite recipes!

Lifestyle Benefits:  Lose weight permanently, prevent or reverse heart disease, lower blood pressure and cholesterol,
            relieve digestive issues, add years to your life, feel fantastic!

Instructor:  Elizabeth Lavicka, BA is 54 and was fat for four years after having her thyroid removed.  She was even obese.  "I couldn't take it anymore!  I dove head first into WFPB and I couldn't believe how the fat literally melted off my body!  I eat when I want and as much as I want.  I have dessert every night.  It's WHAT I eat that makes ALL the difference."  Elizabeth is a nutritional consultant and has studied Whole Food Plant Based Cooking at Rouxbe, Canada.

Deep Muscle Massage     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania
   10 October Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30  $40
   11 November Sunday 9:00 to 1:00
Learning or reviewing deep muscle techniques will save your hands from wear and tear from working on deep tissue
clients. This class will emphasize different techniques where the elbows, forearms, and knuckles are used to apply 
a stronger pressure on your clients. You will work on different areas of the body such as the back, legs, and arms.
Body mechanics will be encouraged to efficiently deliver a firm massage.
Instructor: Laurie Holland


Massage Cupping 1     4 CEU Hours for State of Pennsylvania   
   21 October Sunday 9:00 to 1:00         $40
Learn techniques of cupping for the shoulders and back. Let cupping assist in releasing muscle tension and improving blood flow. The techniques can be as stand alone methods or incorporated into your massage routine.  
Instructors: Emily Ortiz


Massage Cupping 2     4 CEU Hours for State of Pennsylvania    
  28 October Sunday 9:00 to 1:00           $40
Learn techniques of cupping for the legs and arms, along with a review of back techniques. These techniques can be as stand alone methods or incorporated into your massage routine.  
Instructors: Emily Ortiz


Thai Yoga for Table     4 CEU Hours for State of Pennsylvania   
  25 November Sunday 9:00 to 1:00        $40
  10 December Monday 5:30 to 9:30
This class will introduce some Thai Yoga techniques that can incorporated while performing a regular table massage.
Elements that will be included are: pressure points, stretching, and meridian line work.  
Instructor: Rod McGrath


Ethics     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
  17 October Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30     $40
  18 November Sunday 9:00 to 1:00
The ethics class will review basic ethics and standards of professional conduct. A model will also be introduced for resolving ethical conflicts. Also scenarios, hypothetical and real, will be discussed and how one should go about solving these ethical dilemmas.
Instructor: Laurie Holland


Chakra 101     4 CEU Hours for the State of Pennsylvania
  12 September Wednesday 6 to 9 (Location of Workshop: East West, Wyomissing)   $75
In this workshop the basic elements of chakras are explored and discovered. The energy elements, color spectrum, and
vibration aspects of the chakras are recognized and appreciated. With the chakras being transducers of ethereal energies they connect worlds that are apart and communicate with many. Come join this class realize the energy components of the mystical body and atune to them within. The class will include a painting session for your own chakra elements. Namaste. 
Instructor: Bonnie Yerger


Chakra 102     4 CEU Hours for the State of Pennsylvania
   21 October Sunday 9:45 to 2:00 PM   ( Location of Workshop: Bethel, PA)    $75
This continuation of the chakra series emboldens you to discover the chakra connection to the vast wonders of
nature and the outdoors. You will be taken on a self discovery hike, perform chakra yoga, drumming for chakra rhythm,
and earth art appreciation. Expand your awareness, self being, and compassionate consciousness with learning more about chakra centers and what they really mean.
Instructor: Bonnie Yerger


Myofascial Release for the Body     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania
     3 October Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30         $40
   28 November Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30
   16 December Sunday 8:00 to 1:00
This class will start by a brief overview of the molecular biology of connective tissue followed by practical hands on
application. This class will focus on head and neck myofascial groups along with applying connective tissue manipulation. Myofascial work can be used separately or as an adjunct for routine massage.
Instructor: Rod McGrath


Soft Tissue Release (STR) Lower Body     4 CEU Hours for State of Pennsylvania  
   7 October Sunday 9:00 to 1:00               $40
   7 November Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30
Learn techniques and skills to address and alleviate soft tissue problems related to leg and hip pain. These techniques can be as stand alone methods or incorporated into your massage routine.  
Instructors: Laurie Holland


Soft Tissue Release (STR) Upper Body     4 CEU Hours for State of Pennsylvania    
  14 October Sunday 9:00 to 1:00              $40
  14 November Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30
Learn techniques and skills to address and alleviate soft tissue problems related to arm, shoulder and neck pain. These techniques can be as stand alone methods or incorporated into your massage routine.  
Instructors: Laurie Holland


Lymphatic drainage Head and Neck     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
   4 November Sunday 9:00 to 1:00          $40
This class will cover anatomy of the lymph system followed by a lymphatic routine to emphasize drainage for the head, face and neck. The sinuses will also be included. This mini routine is a nice finisher for the client in a table massage with sinus issues.
Instructor: Rod McGrath


Chair Massage Review     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
   24 October Wednesday 5:30 to 9:30      $40
This class will be a refresher class for therapists who have not performed chair massage for a while.
It will include a routine that covers the back, shoulders, neck, arms, and lower back.
Instructor: Laurie Holland


Pressure Points     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
   2 December Sunday 9:00 to 1:00          $40
This class will cover basic pressure points and how they can used. Use of pressure points will be used that can be 
Incorporated into a full body massage routine. 
Instructor: Rod McGrath


Reflexology Review     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
   9 December Sunday 9:00 to 1:00          $40
This class will provide for a review of reflexology methods and reflexology foot areas. A routine will be used to cover
the feet. This class will cover feet, but not the hands.  
Instructor: Laurie Holland


Pregnancy Massage     4 CEU hours for the State of Pennsylvania 
   17 December Monday 5:30 to 9:30       $40
This class is a review for practicing massage therapists who wish to review their pregnancy massage skills.
You will learn how to give a pregnancy massage in regards to positioning the client and using appropriate pillows
and cushions. You will also learn the basic massage strokes to perform on the abdomen and any contraindications.
Instructor: Laurie Holland