Indian Head, Indian Foot & NFLM Training

Canadian Traing Centre

Canadian Training Centre for Healing Alternatives

Offers Training for Indian Head Massage, Indian Foot Massage and Natural Face Lift Massage Training in Calgary, Saskatoon, Vancouver and Edmonton.

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If you are a member in good standing with the RMTA you will be awarded credits as follows:
Natural Face Lift Massage - 12 Credits
Indian Head Massage - 12 Credits
Indian Foot Massage - 8 Credits 

INDIAN HEAD MASSAGE - $400 + GST - 3 Days.
30 - 35 minutes in a standard armless low back chair - client fully clothed.
(Champissage) is an ancient East Indian treatment given to ease many common upper body issues: tight upper back and shoulders, sore upper arms, stiff sore neck, headaches, earaches, tinnitus, sinusitis, eye tension. It also helps with depression, insomnia and increases clarity of mind. This treatment is truly a workplace must but is very suited in all settings with an aim on better health.

INDIAN FOOT MASSAGE - $249 + GST - 1 day
Done a massage table – 45 minutes clients can remain clothed – if pants can roll up easily. This treatment well very nurturing in its delivery and is also effective with helping the body to eliminate toxins. Did you know there are chakras on the bottom of feet? Did you know the feet can be where many other issues in the body are coming from? Did you know that proper foot placement in walking can change your knee pain, improve your digestion and help with low back pain?

Done on a massage table with client fully clothed if preferred – no products are used in this treatment. This treatment sounds like a treatment that would only be suited to spas or salons. Don’t let the name fool you. The treatment certainly revitalizes the neck and face but it also restores and resets the body with the 8 sets of unique moves that include working on the face, neck, ears, head and some final moves on the legs, feet, arms, hands. Improved sleep, better digestion, glowing skin and improved skin tone are only a few of the many benefits people experience with this 60-minute treatment.

With a group of 10 or more you can organize training for 1 or all 3 of these courses in your area. Keep in mind travel costs for the instructor will be required in addition to the training fees. Please only inquire with this aim if you have at least 6 students committed to taking the training.

For more details on all of the above information please go here.


Indian Head Massage


12 or 8






Lee-Ann Harder


Dynamic Cupping and Massage

Become a Dynamic Cupping and Massage Therapist

A superior course designed by RMT’s for RMT’s to suit your needs

Only silicone cups mold to the body, blending seamlessly into your practice
Increase the depth of your treatment with less effort

Why take this Cupping course?

  •         Stay current with this high-demand modality using an exceptionally effective tool.
  •         Reach all body regions with these pliable soft edge silicone cups while maintaining suction.
  •         Restore health using Kinetic/Thai mobilization techniques specifically designed for massage therapists.
  •         Great tool for self-care: hands, forearms, shoulders, back and much more.
  •         Your hands are always in contact with your client. Add cupping techniques to enhance the massage.

This course was meticulously designed for massage therapy by the Seminars for Health team. Over 18 years of cupping experience went into designing this course for massage therapists. Unique to Seminars for Health.

Dynamic Cupping and Massage Course Dates:

Oct 23-24, 2017          Lethbridge
Nov 8-9, 2017             Calgary
Nov 18-19, 2017         Edmonton
Dec 9-10, 2017            Calgary
Jan 30-31, 2018          Calgary
Feb 4-5, 2018              Grande Prairie
Feb 24-25, 2018          Edmonton
March 3-4, 2018         Calgary
April 28-29, 2018        Calgary
May 16-17, 2018         Calgary
July 28-29, 2018         Calgary
Aug 11-12, 2018         Edmonton
Sept 18-19, 2018        Calgary
Oct 21-22, 2018          Calgary
Nov 3-4, 2018             Edmonton
Nov 26-27, 2018         Calgary
Dec 8-9, 2018              Calgary

Dynamic Cupping and Massage Part 2 Course Dates:

Dec 11, 2017 (Part 2)             Calgary
May 28, 2018 (Part 2)            Calgary
Nov 28, 2018                          Calgary

     12 CEC - Dynamic Cupping and Massage
     7 CEC – Dynamic Cupping and Massage Part 2

Phone: 403-607-9389

Suction Cupping


12 & 7






Geri Dale-Greiner and/or Mara Boaru and/or Linda Hoppe


Oceans Massage - 2017/2018 Courses


Hot Stone Massage Deep Tissue - (2 levels)
Therapeutic style to combine with massage. Get the best techniques, earn more, work less! Save on hands with effective deep tissue release, cut your work load in half and prolong your career. Muscle stripping, cross fiber, target all muscle groups full body prone and supine, spa style and more. While many schools focus on spa style only, this focuses on deep tissue and therapeutic style hot stone techniques. Earn your tuition back with your practicums! Instructor: Joni Brestler RMT, CIPI 15 years experience 2 day class - 30 Hour certificate 8am-6:30pm Cost: $575
12 RMTA Credits, NHPC 15 domain ceu's, MTAS 28 primary credits
LETHBRIDGE - April 28-29, 2018
SASKATOON - May 19-20, 2018
                       - Nov 10-11, 2018
CALGARY - May 5-6, 2018
                  - Nov 3-4, 2018
REGINA - Sept 29-30, 2018 (Chateau Regina)
EDMONTON - Oct 13-14, 2018

Advanced Stone - (2 Levels) 25 hour certificate class
Learn Hot & Cold Stone and Advanced Techniques including targeting specialized issues including TMJD, sinus drainage, Full Body Nerve Sedation, Full Body Lymphatic Drainage, Tendonitis, Carpal Tunnel, inflammation and pain, face work, Stone Reflexology, alternate flushing, neck work, ear acupressure points with stones. A must have! Earn tuition back with self directed practicums. Research shows cold slows nerve firing, more effective than ibuprofen and acetaminophen with longer lasting results! Cold shocks the muscle from holding patterns. 2 day class from 9am-5:30pm
Pre-requisite: Hot Stone certification. 
Cost: $575. $100 deposit required, visa and mc accepted.
12 RMTA Credits, NHPC 15 ceu's, MTAS 20 ceu's
CALGARY - June 9-10, 2018 
SASKATOON - May 21-22, 2018 (PIMT)
EDMONTON - Sept 29-30, 2018
REGINA - Oct 1-2, 2018 (Chateau Regina)

Muscle Fascia Cupping (2 Days)
Learn to use moving vacuum cups using negative pressure with a pressurized gun and plastic cups to treat and restructure the fascia. A great addition to massage, with minimal impact on the therapist and less pain for the client! The cups using negative pressure stretch soft tissues, removes adhesions, aids hydration and restructures the fascia. Fascia theory, application and full body techniques prone and supine, safety concerns, indications and contraindications and more, follows fascia lines and planes. Add to massage or used as a stand-alone treatment. A must have in a therapist's tool kit, many long standing issues are fascia related.
12 RMTA Credits, NHPC 10 ceu's, MTAS 14 primary credits
2 day class - 9am-5pm Cost: $420 includes manual, certificate
SASKATOON - Sept 22-23, 2018
REGINA - April 14-15, 2018 (Chateau Regina)
CALGARY - May 26-27, 2018
                  - Nov 17-18, 2018
LETHBRIDGE - Oct 27-28, 2018

Essential Oils, Blends, Vita Flex & Raindrop Therapy
Learn to work with single oils, blends, Vita Flex safe stimulation of reflex points and Raindrop Therapy. Works on all systems - circulatory, muscular, reduce pain, aid inflammation, immune, skeletal, digestive & more. 3 hours theory, hands on, 30 page manual that includes medical aromatherapy, nerve chart, frequency of oils, effects on glands, tissues & organs with amazing results. Certificate class. Bring a friend and get 2 FREE bottles of oil!
3 RMTA Credits, NHPC 5 ceu's
1 day certificate class - Cost: $295
EDMONTON - Oct 12, 2018 (1-9pm)
CALGARY - December 2, 2017 at Sandman Hotel 
                  - May 12, 2018
                  - Nov 2, 2018      
REGINA - Mar 9, 2018 (1-9pm)
LETHBRIDGE - November 24, 2017
                        - Apr 27, 2018 (1-9pm)
SASKATOON - Aug 31, 2018 (3-10pm)

Rattan Massage Class
Learn to work with bamboo-rattan sticks. Full body style (uses all shapes) and Thai style using fewer sticks and more massage. Use leverage, do deep tissue, myofascia release, do regional work. Warm /cool or room temperature bamboo. Effective release while saving your hands! Also adapt to use in seated massage or over a sheet. One of a kind therapy!
Cost: $420+gst.
REGISTRATION: 1-403-891-4822 or NHPC 10 ccps, RMTA 12 ceus ad MTAS 14 ceu's
Scheduled dates: 
EDMONTON - June 2-3, 2018 (Best Western)
CALGARY - April 21-22, 2018
                  - Oct 20-21, 2018
SASKATOON -  Sep 1-2, 2018
REGINA -  Mar 10-11, 2018 (Chateau Regina)
LETHBRIDGE -  June 16-17, 2018

Registration:  Instructor:  Joni Brestler, RMT, CIPI
SAVE YOUR HANDS! Certified Injury Prevention Instructor









Joni Brestler


Myofascial Cupping Technique-Level 1
Various Dates


Calgary & Edmonton
Instructor: David Sheehan (Australia)
Normal Price: $495.00

Due to demand, this April Tour has been added into David’s 2018 schedule. Places are limited and registrations are taken on a first in - first served basis so be quick to confirm your placement on David Sheehan's Myofascial Cupping Technique™ Level 1 workshop!

The Myofascial Cupping Technique™ provides profound benefits for your clients, particularly with assisting the body in maintaining Range Of Motion, eliminating Myofascial Trigger Points and reducing restrictive and sometimes-painful fascial adhesions commonly found from repetitive movement originating from sports and the workplace. By reducing fascial adhesions, while encouraging optimal hydration levels of soft tissue, Myofascial Cupping can assist in reducing the incidence of injury and maintaining functional soft tissue.

The Myofascial Cupping Technique™ is a fabulous addition to the toolbox for Massage Therapists. It is a modified version of the ancient Eastern-style cupping with major differences that include targeting the musculoskeletal system rather than meridian systems used by traditional Chinese practitioners and using the cups in a moving sequence, rather than stationery.

This Level 1 foundation course is similar to the course David has taught to Physiotherapists and Soft Tissue Therapists at the Australian Institute of Sport in Canberra, which is the peak body for elite athletes in Australia.


DAVID SHEEHAN has a Bachelor of Applied Science (Human Movement), Diploma of Health Science (Remedial Massage) and Diploma of Education. His career highlights include working as a lead sports trainer with various football clubs, which included the use of vacuum cupping for both prevention of and treatment for injuries. Over time, David has developed these skills and now teaches his own energy efficient and effective cupping techniques to massage therapists and physiotherapists in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the Unites States.

How does it work?

By creating a Negative Pressure (tensional) above the surface of the tissues, we decrease the atmospheric pressure allowing the tissue to be lifted and thus causing changes in pressure beneath the skin including the muscle and surrounding fascia.

Importantly, our gliding technique creates a traditional MFR technique (push/compression effect) using the leading rim of the cup, which is then followed by a ‘lifting’ negative pressure over the same area (pull effect). As the cup leaves the area we once again create a push/compression effect.

Who uses the Myofascial Cupping Technique™?

  • Massage & Remedial therapists
  • Myotherapists
  • Physiotherapists
  • Sport medicine professionals

Why you should attend this workshop?

  • Learn to lift and separate soft tissue, rather than compression techniques which can be painful and ineffective.
  • Change from the "thumb busting" day in day out approach to your day in the clinic.
  • Treat conditions all more effectively incorporating Negative Pressure which you cannot achieve using traditional Myofascial Release techniques.
  • Create change both on a musculoskeletal and on a subtle level (dampens sympathetic division of autonomic nervous system).
  • Produce painless results similar to deep tissue work.
  • Offer your clients an alternative to standard massage treatments.

What’s covered?

  • Current evidence-based research supporting the benefits associated with the Myofascial Cupping Technique™.
  • Use of equipment, infection control and contra-indications.
  • Anatomy of the fascia and its inter-relationship with the musculo-skeletal system.
  • After thorough demonstrations and discussion, students will practice exact area specific sequences including correct direction and amount of negative pressure to be applied.
  • Specific clinical applications including the treatment for Myofascial Trigger Points, Plantar Fasciitis and various shoulder conditions will be explored.


April 21 & 22, 2018
Venue: MH Vicars School of Massage Therapy
Times: 9:30am – 5:00pm each day

April 28 & 29, 2018
Venue: Hotel Varscona - Whyte Ave, Strathcona
Times: 9:30am – 5:00pm each day

12 Primary Credits apply to members of RMTA

Head to for further info including a introductory video explaining the technique and hear James Waslaski (USA) talk about how beneficial the technique is.

Suction Cupping






Calgary & Edmonton


David Sheehan


Advanced Orthopedic Massage

seminars for health 2

Rise above to provide the best treatment your clients crave. Provide the corrective care that brings recovery. This is muscle therapy that will rise your practice to the next level.

Become Certified as an Advanced OM Therapist

What is Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?

Advanced Orthopedic Massage is based on the principle of massaging with respect to the musculature’s anatomy. You will be presented with concepts created by your instructor such as: muscle base, scooping and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect - a return to health. Enhance your skills to massage like an orthopedic surgeon, with precision and results.

How can your clients benefit from Advanced Orthopedic Massage (OM)?

This course will dramatically change your client’s progress and response to treatment. Learn how to implement Orthopedic Massage in your regular practice and understand it in reference to pathologies.

Invest in YOURSELF and lengthen your career with improved body mechanics.

 Advanced Orthopedic Massage Course Dates:


Nov 2-6, 2017
March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2018
July 11-15, 2018


Nov 25-26, 2017
April 21-22, May 5-6, Aug 13, 2018

Grande Prairie:

Nov 18-19, 2017
April 7-8, Nov 26-28, 2018

4 CEC – Provided for each OM course (9 course total)

Phone: 403-607-9389



4 per course




Calgary, Edmonton, Lethbridge, Grande Prairie, Fort McMurray


Mike Horne and/or Mara Boaru and/or Linda Hoppe



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