|Owens offers massage therapy educational classes|
|Written by Sentinel-Tribune Staff|
|Saturday, 23 February 2013 08:10|
Area massage therapy and health care professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills specific to alternative healing modalities are invited to participate in a series of new massage therapy educational classes at Owens Community College's Arrowhead Park Learning Center during the months March through April.
Presented by the college's School of Health Sciences and Workforce and Community Services Adult and Continuing Education, the new massage therapy classes will occur at the learning center, which is located on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.
"Massage therapy can help with a wide range of health issues and these new classes are designed to expand a professional's educational knowledge and skills," said Michelle Aman, Owens chair of massage therapy. The college will feature a series of six separate classes, which will take place from March through April. The one-day and/or seminar format classes will highlight a variety of massage modalities and techniques, including aromatherapy, bamboo massage, energy modalities, pregnancy massage, and hot and cold stone therapy
The first educational class is titled "Reiki for Everyone" and will occur from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on March 16. Among the featured topics are history of alternative healing, the body as an energy system, the three levels of Reiki, balancing the energy system and how a person's outlook in life affects neurology.
Additional classes include "Pregnancy Massage" from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 23, "Introduction to Aromatherapy" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on April 10, "Aromatherapy in the Salon, Spa and Clinical Setting" from 7:30 to 9 p.m. on April 17, "Hot Stone Massage" from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 20 and "Bamboo Massage" from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. on April 27 and again from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on April 28.
To register for class, call (567) 661-7357 or (800) GO-OWENS, ext. 7357 or visit www.owensworks.com.
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