Spotlight Course!



October 4, 2020

10:00-11:00am ~ Self-Care Yoga with Dawna Smith RMT  
This is a one hour online class specifically directed to RMTs with some focus on wrist and hand care, psoas and hip work as well as calming through breath.  There will be a mixture of slow flowing sections as well as long holds followed by a relaxation at the end.  As always there is opportunity to adapt to your needs or level of yoga experience. 

Additional Information: 
You may be contacted prior to the class just to touch base on any issues you have and your yoga experience. 

During the class, Dawna recommends using props and enabling your video so that she can check in on your poses for safety purposes. 

 2 Blocks  Or 2 large books hard cover if possible 
A Bolster Or A folded blanket 
A Towel 
A Yoga strap Or Rope/long belt/tie/scarf 
A Pillow 
A Chair if you would prefer to NOT sit on the floor 

11:30am-2:30pm ~ Resilience with Deb Romeyn RMT
Resilience...what a perfect time to hold a workshop that will provide you a three hour time slot to learn about new research that will change your mind about how you view the stress of life’s ups and downs. 
We will spend a significant time on self-awareness so that we can step in early if we begin to slide down a slippery slope. This will be a virtual workshop with lots of activity. Participants will leave with a much better understanding of their own stress responses and how they can promote and foster resilience... in themselves and in their clients! We can do this! 

 3:00-3:30pm ~ Tai Chi with Deb Romeyn RMT
If you're looking for a way to reduce stress, consider Tai Chi. Originally developed for self-defense, tai chi has evolved into a graceful form of exercise that's now used for stress reduction and a variety of other health conditions. Often described as meditation in motion, tai chi promotes serenity through gentle, flowing movements.

4:00-6:00pm ~ Self-Care Cupping with Paul Kohlmeier BPE, RMT, R.Ac. 
Feel empowered to manage, relieve and prevent your own pain, tension and discomfort through the use of Cupping Therapy. Learn how to self-apply cups to different parts of the body for trigger point and fascia release and incorporate movement for maximum efficiency. You will leave this course understanding how and why these techniques work and have a greater sense of self-care through Cupping Therapy. 

Cups are required
Cupping Canada created these awesome cupping packages for self-care cupping! MTAM members receive a 10% discount! Contact us for the discount code. 

This Self-Care kit comes with:
4 piece set of silicone cups 
3 piece facial cupping set
2 negative ion cups
This Self-Care starter kit comes with:
4 piece silicone cupping set 
2 single cups - Various size with two different hardnesses
1 Negative Ion cup
1 Push cup
1 Supreme cup
1 Gentle Grip cup
1 3-piece Facial cupping set

October 5, 2020

10:30am-5:30pm ~ Breath Awareness with Randy Persad Dip. Pharm., RMT, MEd.

Course description and objectives
This practical, experiential, online video-conferencing workshop is designed to provide massage therapists and other health care practitioners with the skills, attitudes and critical thinking abilities to develop an awareness and understanding of anatomical diaphragmatic breathing.

Workshop objectives
Upon completion of this workshop participants will:

  1. Explain the anatomical and physiological concepts of the diaphragmatic breath, and discuss the outcomes of emerging clinical research that supports the myriad benefits of diaphragmatic breathing.

  2. Explain the rational for nose breathing verses mouth breathing

  3. Practice diaphragmatic breathing methods

  4. Demonstrate knowledge of indications, safety considerations (precautions and contraindications) client health, effects and outcomes when recommending diaphragmatic breathing

  5. Employ skills, knowledge and attitudes for instructing anatomical diaphragmatic breathing methods.

  6. Explore how to incorporate diaphragmatic breathing into a comprehensive treatment plan, and adopt modifications based on client/patient history, presentation and response.

  7. Cultivate diaphragmatic breathing practices as an important self-care modality

Workshop activities include:

  • general assessment of personal breathing patterns
  • how to establish a specific breathing 1:1 ratio of breath rhythm
  • instructions, demonstrations and practice of several breathing methods
  • completion of workshop reflective exercises

Participants will receive class notes during the session
We will explore various clinical/research articles on breathing practices

What equipment to bring to this course

  • Wear loose clothes
  • One floor exercise mat (or yoga mat)
  • One blanket or sheet
  • One large bath towel to be used for head support
  • Something light to cover yourself (shawl)
  • Bolsters, one pillow, yoga blocks etc.

Join us for two amazing days of self-care!

Take one class, one day or endulge in two days of self-care and learning for one great price!

Day-one package prices are as follows: 
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $165 plus GST  
MTAM Associate Members: $200 + GST 
Non-Members: $235 + GST 

The Two-day package prices are as follows:
MTAM Practicing/Non-Practicing/Retired/Student Members: $275 plus GST 
MTAM Associate Members: $325 + GST 
Non-Members: $375 + GST 
The price of these courses have been subsidized for MTAM members to help them access this information during these challenging times. Regular pricing will resume in 2021. 

Visit MTAM's Coming Events page to Register!