CEC Register Online Button


Healing Stone Therapy
Healing stones is an integrative service in massage therapy practice. Your time will include increasing knowledge of stone therapy, benefits/contraindications and integrative opportunities to your current practice. After review of benefits and contraindications, Saturday will be all day in the lab with hands on using both hot and cold stones. Please wear comfortable clothing, bring sheets, lunch, snacks. If you have healing stones, you are welcomed to bring them to the seminar. Class size is limited to 10. Jane has completed two certificate programs in hot stone therapy. She has practiced for the past ten years in massage therapy using stones as an adjunct therapy. This class has been submitted to the NCBTMB for 10 CE hours for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
Fri/Sat Oct 26-27 2 Sessions
Fri 5 p.m.-8 p.m. Oct 26
Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 27
Jane Battles G-202H, IVCC CPD-3134-10 $149

Tuning Fork Class for Massage Therapist
There are places in the heart and soul only sound can touch. Sound therapy uses both sound and sound vibration to help the organs, tissues and even the cells of the body heal. The knowledge of sound and vibrational therapy is implemented in a tuning fork session. Tuning forks help bring balance to one’s life, relieve unwanted stress and tension, and even reduce pain from arthritic joints and other common ailments. Tuning forks are simple and safe enough to use on children and pets. This will be both an instructional and experiential class. Class size is limited to 10. Dress comfortably, bring sheets for table work and bring lunch and snacks. Pam Booras has played the cello since 1965 and was brought up in a musical family. She has always known the importance of music and sound for balancing the body, mind and spirit.This class has been submitted for 7 CE hours for massage therapists and  bodyworkers.
Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Oct 19 1 Session
Pam Booras G-202H, IVCC CPD-3133-10 $99

Introduction to Trigger Point Therapy
At some point in their career, all practitioners will encounter a client suffering from pain caused by one or more active trigger points. Participants will learn how to identify referred pain, and how to use the resource: Myofascial Pain and Dysfunction: The Trigger Point Manuals (Janet Travell and David Simons) as a guide. Learn common factors that cause chronic pain and dysfunction as well as solutions to address these issues. Focus on developing skills in assessing, locating, and treating trigger points and the importance of self care for the client and the therapist. Wear comfortable clothing, bring lunch, sheets for the massage table, 2 bed pillows and the Travell and Simons books if possible. This course will be a prerequisite for future, more advanced, trigger point courses. Class size is limited to 12 students. This class has been submitted to the NCBTMB for 12 CE hours for massage  therapists and bodyworkers.
Sat/Sun 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Nov 17-18 2 Sessions
Susan Krischel G-202H, IVCC CPD-3135-11 $169

Massage Cupping Bodywork Therapy
Massage Cupping is a beneficial therapy for bringing blood flow to stagnated muscles and skin, loosening adhesions, and releasing rigid soft tissue. The history and theory of massage cupping will be covered in addition to instruction on getting started. Equipment will be demonstrated and each participant will have time to experience working with the equipment on others and on themselves. Glass fire cups, manual vacuum cups, micro cup sets and several other specific aspects of cupping will be demonstrated. Explore advanced cupping techniques, with focus on specific treatment methods. This is an experiential workshop. Wear comfortable clothing; bring lunch; and sheets for the massage table. If you have a set of cups, please bring them. There will be cups available to use if needed. Class size is limited to 10. This class has been approved by NCBTMB for 7 CE hours for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
Fri 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Nov 2 1 Session
Pam Booras G-202H, IVCC CPD-3132-11 $99

Reiki I
Learn about Reiki energy and how it helps you to relax, reduce stress, and clear your emotional and physical anxiety throughout your day. Anyone can learn Reiki meditation and Reiki hand positions. Learn how Reiki was founded and spread throughout the world, the five precepts and ethics, hand positions and the color and locations of the seven chakras. Adding Reiki to your massage therapy offers your client more than just relaxation; it helps balance the energy vortexes (chakras) in the body and mind. Bring a sack lunch and a twin sheet set to class. Textbook provided. This course has been approved for 7 CE hours by the NCBTMB. Prior to the workshop participants MUST undergo at least one full Reiki Session. Please call 815-252-1656 to set up an appointment and for additional information.
Sat 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sep 15 1 Session
Kristina Dittle G-202H, IVCC CPD-3101-09 $139

Ethics for Bodyworkers: Sexual Ethics & Issues
This three-hour class is devoted to roles and boundaries in addition to the sexual issues that affect the therapeutic relationship established during a massage session. This class satisfies the two-hour ethics requirement for the State of Illinois. Discussion encompasses the therapeutic relationship of Massage Therapists, public and media misperception of services provided to customers, transference and counter-transference, and rights of refusal. Legal considerations will be addressed, along with a sharing of participants’ actual experiences in their practices. This class has been submitted to the
NCBTMB for 3 CE hours for massage therapists and bodyworkers.
Wed 6-9 p.m. Nov 7 1 Session
Marlene Moshage G-202A, IVCC CPD-3136-311 $59

The Massage classroom and lab has been moved from building 11 to its new location in Building G/Gym in the upper section. Lab classes will be held in G 202H and classroom will be in G 202A