Treatment Demo Sessions at Self Care Fair 2020
By Shaunne McNamee, LMT, LAc and Christian Curtis, LMT, LAc
This mini treatment demo will provide an introduction to acupuncture—including its history and underlying philosophy—based on the complex network of lines of energy, called "meridians," that regulate the flow of vital energy known as Qi. Witness specific application techniques that are used to treat everything from back pain, joint pain, neck pain and headaches, to emotional relief from stress , PTSD, depression/anxiety, sleep disorders, and digestive disorders.
MOTHER EARTH PILLOWS
By founder Karen Kowal, LMT and
Jason Erickson for Mother Earth Pillows
Mother Earth Pillows is a St. Louis Company that manufactures golden flaxseed pillows that you can warm or freeze. Come experience first-hand how their 100% natural and USA made pillows, combined with their own herbal blends, helps to ease pain and bring comfort. Using their pillows in combination with the technique “PILLOSSAGE” will not only help your client, it is great tool for you as a massage therapist.
RELAX® PORTABLE SAUNAS
Come demo two amazing products by Relax®—their portable Far infrared sauna, and their directional Far infrared medical lamp. This fully portable Relax® Sauna comes with its own folding nylon chair, a collapsible sauna tent, two far-infrared emitting radiators, a timer switch, and two support poles to keep the tent fully billowed. It features computer-programmed, ceramic semi-conductor chips that filter out ALL of the non-healing light rays and control temperature and wavelength between 4~14um, which is more readily absorbed by the body for deeper penetration. It heats up in 30 seconds, is easy to clean and maintain, and safe—even tissue paper does not burn when held directly to the radiators.
The Thumbby™ Soft Massage Cone feels like a thumb. Clients, including massage therapists, cannot tell when you're using a Thumbby™, or your thumb, or elbow or heel of your hand. It's easy to use, comfortable, light-weight, portable, and will last for years. You can heat them the same as hot stones in a towel cabinet or the sun (never in a microwave)—they come out slightly cooler than stones and stay hot two to three times longer. Best of all, the Thumbby™ Soft Massage Cone saves wear on your thumbs, reducing the effort needed to loosen tight muscles with no-thumb alternatives for Swedish techniques. Watch a video on its use by one of the co-founders here: Thumbby demo
DOG MASSAGE TECHNIQUES
By Lola Michelin, LMT, LAMP, SAMP
Come learn hands-on techniques for giving massage to a geriatric pet, taught by Lola Michelin, who's been practicing animal massage for over 30 years and is also a licensed massage professional for people. In 2001, she founded the Northwest School of Animal Massage and teaches animal therapies around the globe, and has been a long-time advocate working closely with the Washington state department of health to ensure appropriate recognition, classification, and validation of the massage industry for animals and people.
Cupping Therapy—the targeted application of suction to the body—rapidly decreases muscle pain, increases circulation, increases range of motion and relaxes the body.
The suction action of the cups lifts tissue rather than pressing it down, which encourages fluid exchange leading to a cascade of physiological changes.
The demos by Cupping Canada will help you learn how to self-apply cups to different parts of your body for fascia release, and to increase range of motion... all while incorporating breath and movement for maximum efficiency. The goal is to help you feel empowered to manage, relieve and prevent your own physical pain, tension and discomfort through cupping. Don't miss out on learning the Basics of Cupping and Self Care Cupping being taught by the Cupping Canada team!
For those experienced with cupping, this demo will help you develop a more creative and knowledgeable approach, in which you and your client are operating optimally.
Cupping Canada, Inc. is committed to providing practitioners with comprehensive, interactive and efficient training in Cupping Therapy that is specific and effective.
SARGA BAREFOOT MASSAGE
Sarga Bodywork™ is a barefoot massage method that employs the use of a fabric strap fastened to a massage table to deliver therapeutic myofascial and deep tissue techniques. This fabric strap adds stability as well as tensional and gravitational force to specific manual therapy methods. These methods, combined with the broad contact surface of the foot, facilitate less restriction and more ease and relaxation in recipients’ bodies.
SOUND & VIBRATION THERAPY
By Joyce Inderkum, LMT
Everything is vibrating—wellness is a matter of harmonic frequencies. Sound is also vibration, from bells ringing to the sound of your mother singing a lullaby. Join Joyce Inderkum at the Eastern Vibration booth to experience the use of Himalayan bells (known at tingsha) and small Himalayan singing bowls to experience how sound vibration can help restore harmonic balance within your body’s internal symphonies. Joyce will also have the Ayurvedic-inspired vibration tool "called Ayur-Kansa," a teak and 7 metal bell massage tool hand-made in Kathmandu, Nepal by artisans carrying down the craftsmanship of generations. It is ergonomically easier to use than traditional copper or brass bowls, and can be easily used for self care. Come learn how to use all these hand-crafted treasures from Nepal for your own self care or in your practice.
STRUCTURAL RELIEF THERAPY
By Debbie Cutter, LMT
Structural relief therapy for the thumb can change everything you ever learned about tight muscles in just 90 seconds. Come experience and learn self-treatment for those sore thumbs based on gentle osteopathic techniques.
HANDS HEAL Electronic Health Records
By Diana Thompson, LMT
for Hands Heal EHR
Come take a test drive of this amazing electronic health records system designed and developed by a 30+ year practicing massage therapist and author of the foremost book on charting. Learn fast and easy electronic charting; dictate your notes; draw on figures; upload photos of posture and videos of range of motion, and so much more. Take your charts with you everywhere you practice, easily, safely and securely!
The Sacro Wedgy® is a "tool" that has helped people suffering from lower back pain, hip pain, and sciatic pain common to runners, golfers, tennis players and all athletes. It has also helped others with fibromyalgia, piriformis syndrome, scoliosis, knee pain, back pain, sciatica and more. Come learn more and experience how it works first-hand while lying and relaxing on the Sacro Wedgy®!
A recent Sacro Wedgy® testimonial: "I have had pain in my sacrum since an injury when I was only 10 years old. Since there weren't many therapy options back then, I had to wait until adulthood to start addressing my pain with alternative therapies. Things really started to change when I discovered CranioSacral Therapy (CST), and one of the most amazing tools I found that I could do everyday at home to maintain my CranioSacral results was the SacroWedgy. Once I started using it, the pain in my sacrum decreased so drastically that I can honestly say it changed the quality of my life. I was so amazed by CST that I became a practitioner myself, and I continue to use and also sell the SacroWedgys to my clients. In my opinion, it is one of the best self-care tools available for anyone with lower back pain."
ROCKTAPE KINESIOLOGY TAPING
Recovery is more than painkillers or injections. Come experience the unique synergistic effects of kinesiology tape with IASTM applications (below) for increased mobility and reduction of pain and swelling.
IASTM (Instrument-Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization)
Instrument-assisted soft tissue mobilization (IASTM) utilizes specially designed instruments and techniques that help loosen and release fascial adhesions, providing effective treatment of scarring brought on by surgeries, injuries, and overuse of muscles.
Because of IASTM's inherent complement to cupping, this demo will be held in the same location as the cupping demo, enabling attendees to experience the synergistic effects of using both modalities. There will also be an assortment of instruments to explore, each featuring 100% surgical grade stainless steel, a comfortable, non-slip grip design, and beveled edges that allow you to pull, stretch, and release fascial tissues.
By Lyla Keeler, Owner/Inventor
This is not just an evolution of the standard massage table, it's a revolutionary and fundamental change to the massage table. Experience the improvement of body mechanics for the practitioner, and discover some of the advanced massage techniques—all made possible when using the LMT1 massage table.
PREMIER US HEMP
By Dr. Cullers For Premier US Hemp
Certified Medical Cannabis and CBD Advisor Dr. Cullers will demonstrate the use of Premier US Hemp/CBD topical products—organically grown, phytocannabinoid-rich, federally legal and compliant—in clinical application of Cupping Massage / Connective Tissue Massage.
Products and Services Offered at Self Care Fair 2020
ENAGIC KANGEN WATER
By Patti Leen for www.enagic.com
Kangen Water® is delicious water created from Enagic's innovative water technology. Not only do these devices filter your tap water, but they also produce ionized alkaline and acidic waters through electrolysis. These waters can be used for various purposes, including drinking, cooking, beauty, and cleaning. This demo will illustrate the three unique properties of Kangen water, with samples for tasting.
At HelloFresh, we want to change the way people eat. HelloFresh aims to provide the opportunity to enjoy wholesome, home-cooked meals with no planning, no shopping, and no hassle. Each meal is carefully planned, locally sourced, and delivered straight to your door. Stop by our booth to learn more about the variety of meals that can be delivered to your home and receive $20 off your first 4 boxes of HelloFresh!
QUANTUM BALANCE CRYSTALS
Quantum Balance Crystals (QBCs) are skillfully hand crafted from hundreds of thousands of nano-scale quartz crystals that are invisible to the naked eye, as well as a few much larger and more energetic crystals. These crystals are embedded in a non-porous and high-grade natural resin, with the beneficial influence of non-toxic color dye derived from plants .
The crystals are then infused with specific frequencies, which increase the vital energy of all living beings. Included in this infusion is the acclaimed healing frequency of 528 Hz (also known as the Love frequency). Along with the other Solfeggio frequencies, it is commonly used in meditation practices to help reach a state of calmness.
The QBCs also pass through a unique process called Exponential Transformational Centering. People who wear a QBC report having improved balance, performance, strength, endurance, focus, clarity, better sleep, vitality and an increased overall sense of well-being. When worn continuously, these benefits manifest with greater effect.
JULIA'S GOOD MEDICINE
Herbs are the Earth’s gift for healing. We infuse organic herbs into pure mediums such as oils, vinegars, and honeys, as well as herbal remedies, and even body care products—from facial cream, lip balm, and shampoo, to bath oil and massage oil—to create the extra healing dimension of aromatherapy.
By Leslee of RainTree Botanicals
RainTree Botanicals' owner Leslee has a passion for creating appealing, innovative soaps that begin with the finest ingredients and finish by delighting the senses with luxurious lather, fragrance and color. Each bar is personally handcrafted in small batches, using only quality, environmentally sustainable ingredients, after researching the perfect blends of fats, oils and butters to give your skin the pampering it deserves.
By Edna Christianson, LMT
Come chat with Edna Christianson about the benefits of Isagenix products—delicious, nutritional shakes for weight loss, improved performance, and healthy aging—and sample how they taste (regular or dairy-free options both available).
By Marty Swager of HandsOnTrade
The Hands On Trade Membership Association provides benefits including Professional and General Liability insurance for Independent Contractors and Sole Proprietors in the Massage and Bodywork Professions.