Deep Tissue 26+ Techniques

Deep Tissue 26+ Techniques

Date(s):  February 10th & 11th  Sat.& Sun.
Location: Calgary, AB – U of C
Instructor: Karen Stuppard R.M.T.
Fee: $525 includes 20% discount, Certificate of Completion, Supplies, & GST
PD Credit Approval(s): RMTA: 12

Deep Tissue 26+ Techniques is a 2 day workshop facilitating the use of Deep Tissue techniques in a safe, confident and effective manner.
Contraindications, Precautions and Intake Forms will be discussed in depth with sample forms given out. 
A muscular Anatomy review with Assessments, Special Tests, Remedial Exercises, Hydrotherapy, and topical applications will be demonstrated.
26+ techniques will be shown and recipients will practice on one another with instructor guidance and ergonomic corrections will be given.
Conditions in which to use deep tissue massage when shortness in muscle and tissue stagnation occurs will be discussed with treatments demonstrated.
Comprehensive Course Workbook quick reference with technique look-up, guide to contraindications and precautions, and Sample Intake Forms will be given to each student so they can begin to practice Deep Tissue right away.
The outcome of the course will be to enhance the practitioner’s deep tissue ability and confidence when performing deep techniques.
The goal will be for the practitioner to assimilate the techniques into their existing practice.
A quick moving workshop with demonstrations and student reciprocation.

Please sign up in advance with intended course date(s) at:

Course also offered on these dates:

March 17th & 18th 2018, (Sat.& Sun.)
April 14th & 15th 2018, (Sat.& Sun.)

*Note: Discounts apply for all dates mentioned above.

Deep Muscle




U of C


Calgary, AB


Karen Stuppard R.M.T.


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


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:

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:

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


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:


March 13, 20, 27, April 3, 10, 2018
July 11-15, 2018


April 21-22, May 5-6, Aug 13, 2018

Grande Prairie:

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


Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner Graduate Program

essence of thyme

Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies offers an Advanced Aromatherapy Certification Program through correspondence and interactive studies.  The course covers 82 essential oils in-depth as well as all the commonly used carrier oils and hydrosols. Emphasis is put on blending techniques, safety guidelines and chemistry.  The student will learn what essential oils and application methods are recommended for specific conditions for every system of the body. 

Monthly seminars are held on a variety of topics, ranging from new research, essential oils not covered in the course curriculum and specific conditions.  This allows the learner to keep up to date on the newest research and information in the field of aromatherapy.  The seminars are offered at three different times throughout the day to work with time zones and work schedules.  New students receive all the past student meeting notes.

Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies has secured some exclusive benefits on behalf of the students.  This includes wholesale access to essential oils and aromatherapy related products; a research database and a chemistry software program.

Assessment methods are as follows:

  •         AT101 - midterm - emailed out and open book with 24 hours in which to complete it.
  •         Midterm Case Studies - 5 required.
  •         AT101 - final - emailed out and closed book with 5 hours in which to complete it.
  •         Final Case Studies - 10 required.
  •         AT201 - midterm - emailed out and closed book with 4 hours in which to complete it.
  •         Midterm Case Studies - 5 required.
  •         AT201 Final - proctored, closed book with 5 hours in which to complete it.  In the case of Canadian students, the CFA Board exam takes the place of the AT201 final exam.
  •         Final Case Studies - 10 required.
  •         Research Project

Upon graduation from the course you would be eligible to join the following associations.

  •         Alliance of International Aromatherapists at the highest level which is Advanced Aromatherapy Practitioner (formerly Clinical Aromatherapist).
  •         The British Columbia Alliance of Aromatherapy with the registered trademarked designations of Registered Aromatherapists and Essential Oil Therapist.
  •         The Canadian Federation of Aromatherapists with the designation of Certified Aromatherapy Health Professional.
  •         The National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy – Professional Aromatherapist.

For more information, please visit the Essence of Thyme College of Holistic Studies website at









Colleen Thompson



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