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Offering Professional Relaxation Sports & Medical Oriented Massage Therapy.
All classes are taught by Kenneth Newby, registered Continuing Education Instructor #CE0371

Now Offering Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification Classes

Offering Hands-On & Online/Distance Classes

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(281)332-5522

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Continuing Education Courses 


Continuing Education Classes for 2017
January

Sports Massage: Helping Carpal Tunnel Syndrome & the Rotator Cuff
Sunday January 1st 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at Class

This course will cover the muscles of the chest and other muscles lateral to the hands, the major nerves involved, and a Hands-on technique you may use to address some of the soft tissue needs that may affect these nerves. It is designed to address problems related to carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome and how to palpate and address needs for the rotator cuff muscles. This course is not designed to replace a doctor's care.

Sports Massage: Stretching
Sunday January 8th 
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid; $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Introduction
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E 
Sunday January 15th 9am-3pm 

Free, Requires a $20 deposit, 100% refundable at class; or canceling within 18 hrs of the class.
Deposit is to cover printed material in case the student cancels late or no-shows the class.

Deep Tissue Mechanics & Sports
Sunday January 22nd 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This is a "Hands-on" course and is designed to give a therapist basic mechanics and techniques to perform deep tissue work, save energy and protect their body. The mechanics taught for the basic Swedish massage are not good for normal therapeutic work. When trying to apply more pressure than a Swedish massage the therapist needs different balance and positioning to best use the body’s weight and leverage to achieve additional pressure while actually using less energy than Swedish massage mechanics. These techniques also decrease the chance of carpal tunnel syndrome, thoracic outlet syndrome, and cervio-brachial syndrome developing in the therapist over the years. To best learn this you will also be taught the compression massage used for sports massage. This massage can be used for pre/post event massage and can be used during your everyday practice as well.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Introduction
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday January 23rd 9:30am-4:30pm

Free, Requires a $20 deposit, 100% refundable at class; or canceling within 18 hrs of the class.
Deposit is to cover printed material in case the student cancels late or no-shows the class.

Shiatsu
Sunday January 29th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

This is a Hands-On Class; concentrating more on teaching a Full Shiatsu Massage with the client lying on a matt/quilt using the therapists hands & feet. While the reasons and material showing the meridians are provided and discussed; this class concentrates more on the actual massage.

February

Sports Massage: Lower Back & Pelvic
Sunday February 5th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 1, The Neck
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday February 12th from 9am-3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 1, The Neck
Houston Location: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond suite 200
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday February 13th 9:30am-4:30pm 
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Sports Massage w/ Deep Tissue
Sunday February 19th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This course will give you the basics for Hands-on soft tissue manipulations when working on an athlete on-site. You will learn basic stretches as well as techniques for working on-site while the client is still in uniform. A pre-event massage can increase the athlete’s abilities during the event as well as reduce their chance of injury. A post-event can keep down cramping and trigger points, and flush the tissues for an athlete, professional or amateur. 

Reflexology
Sunday February 26th
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid $105 at class

This is a Hands-On class in Reflexology. This associates Pressure Points 
on the foot relating to different parts of the body and allows us to give 
a massage on the feet that can promote wellness throughout the body. Sometimes 
when areas of the body cannot be worked on with physical therapy or massage 
and doctors have recommended reflexology to help with it. We teach a routine 
to encompass the whole foot and thereby help the promote wellbeing throughout 
the whole body.

March

Infant Massage
Sunday March 5th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This is a Class designed to give the basics for massaging infants. A basic routine will be provided. No DVD will be available for this class. This is not a massage to be taught by video and if one was provided people would try to do it and hold me liable.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 2,The Erectors
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday March 12th 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Pregnancy Massage
Sunday March 19th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This course is designed to teach more than just the basic massage for working on pregnant clients. We will have a Prego Pillow present and The Body Cushion. These are here for demonstration purposes and you can "check-them-out" to see if you have a preference for one or the other. We prefer to teach the class without the equipment; so that each client has something they can practically use when they leave the class. Not everyone has the excess funds to just go out and purchase one

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 2, The Erectors 
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake. 
Monday March 20th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Sports Massage: Neck, Shoulders, & Chest
Sunday March 26th 
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid; $105 at class

April

Hot Stone Massage (Including Aromatherapy)
Sunday April 2nd
9am to 3pm $110 prepaid $120 at class

For this Hot Stone Massage Class you will learn a hybrid style of Hot Stone Massage Techniques. This is a combination of several styles using the best parts of each to learn a comprehensive outline. You will also give and receive a Hot Stone Massage during the class and learn the use of Aromatherapy Oils in performing this to enhance the clients’ experience. 

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 3, The Pelvic
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday April 9th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

This course is designed to address certain soft tissue/muscle specific tensions that can trigger headaches. These are techniques that we specifically use in our practice to address this problem with great success. This Hands-on class uses methods taught to us by Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctors, Orthopedics, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. These techniques are not designed to replace a doctor's care and can only help with muscle tension type of problems and not chemical or physiological imbalances.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 3, The Pelvic
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday April 17th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Body Treatments (Hydrotherapy, Sea Salt, Sea Weed Therapies, Aromatherapy)
Sunday April 23rd
9am to 3pm $110 prepaid $120 at class

Have you ever taken a class where you receive a SeaSalt Polish and Aromatherapy Sea Weed/Sea Clay Body Wrap as a part of your continuing education class? This class is a Hydrotherapy class. We review the reasons hydrotherapy is good for the body and contraindications. During this class we have a hands-on portion where the students perform a Sea Salt Body Polish and a Sea Weed Wrap combining hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and seaweed therapies. We also teach the student how to perform this in a dry room setting so that those without shower facilities will be able to do this as well. A shower is available for the class though.

Deep Tissue Mechanics & Sports
Sunday April 30th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

May

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 4, Knees & Legs
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday May 7th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Myofascial Release: Lower Back & Pelvic
Sunday May 21st 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 4, Knees & Legs
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
Monday May 22nd 9:30am-4pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Myofascial Release: Upper Body
Sunday May 28th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This class is designed to teach a basic set of techniques for performing Myofascial release on the neck, shoulder & chest. These techniques are more helpful when a client does not want deep work and still needs those trigger points released in a less painful manner. 

June

Sports Massage: Stretching
Sunday June 4th 
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid; $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 5, Ankles & Feet
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday June 11th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Clinical/Deep Tissue Techniques: Migraines & TMJ
Sunday June 18th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

This course is designed to address certain soft tissue/muscle specific tensions that can trigger headaches. These are techniques that we specifically use in our practice to address this problem with great success. This Hands-on class uses methods taught to us by Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Doctors, Orthopedics, Chiropractors and Physical Therapists. These techniques are not designed to replace a doctor's care and can only help with muscle tension type of problems and not chemical or physiological imbalances.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 5, Ankles & Feet
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday June 19th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Shiatsu
Sunday June 25th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

July

Advanced Hydrotherapy: Cellulite Wraps
Sunday July 2nd 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 6,Shoulders & Chest
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday July 9th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Cellulite Massage
Sunday July 16th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Yes, it really does work! This class is designed to use your existing knowledge of massage
strokes and combine them into a routine to help reduce cellulite. The machines that are FDA
approved to reduce cellulite mimic the manual method that you will learn in class. The
manual method is more effective. We have Polaroid pictures of our clients.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 6,Shoulders & Chest
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday July 17th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Deep Tissue Mechanics & Sports
Sunday July 23rd 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at Class

Pregnancy Massage
Sunday July 30th
9am to 3pm $95 prepaid $105 at class

August

Chair Massage
Sunday August 6th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

For this class we bring in 3 different types of Chairs. We do the Hands-On portion of the class both sitting in each type of Chair as well as doing the massage on each type of Chair. How would you know if you really prefer one, over the other, without practical knowledge? Since everyone can't run out and buy a new Chair we also teach you how to do a similar massage using your regular portable table. We believe the student should be able to use what they learn when they leave and not have to buy special equipment every time. During the introductory portion of the class we also cover marketing and sales to try and use this in your everyday practice.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 7, Arms & Hands
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday August 13th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Sports Massage: Lower Body
Sunday August 20th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 7, Arms & Hands
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday August 21st 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class 

Sports Massage w/ Deep Tissue
Sunday August 27th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

September

Aromatherapy
Sunday September 3rd
9am to 3pm $110 prepaid $120 at class

This is an introduction to Aromatherapy. Charts, uses, processes for extraction, blending, and how to do it right instead of playing “mad scientist” looking for a smell you like. Use in your massage, baths, lotions, as a perfume, to aid in certain physical or mental conditions; and “What not to do”.

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 8, Head & TMJ
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
Sunday September 10th 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Sports Massage: Stretching
Sunday September 17th 
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid; $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 8, Head & TMJ
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday September 18th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class 

Reflexology
Sunday September 24th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at Class

October

Cellulite Massage
Sunday October 1st 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 9, Myofascial Release
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
You must call 281-332-5522 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Sunday October 8th from 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Body Treatments (Hydrotherapy, Sea Salt, Sea Weed Therapies, Aromatherapy)
Sunday October 15th
9am to 3pm $110 prepaid $120 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 9, Myofascial Release
Houston: Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200 
You must call 281-332-5522 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday October 16th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Hot Stone Massage (Including Aromatherapy)
Sunday October 22nd
9am to 3pm $110 prepaid $120 at class

Sports Massage: Neck, Shoulders, & Chest
Sunday October 29th 
9am to 3pm $95 Prepaid; $105 at class

November

Infant Massage
Sunday November 5th 9am to 3pm
$95 prepaid $105 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 10, Balancing
Clear Lake Location: Relaxation Retreat 17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Sunday November 12th 9am to 3pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Medical & Orthopedic Massage Certification: Module 10, Balancing
Houston Location:Avalon School of Massage 2990 Richmond ste 200
You must call 832-240-4030 to register; Relaxation Retreat/Clear Lake.
Monday November 13th 9:30am-4:30pm
$105 prepaid $120 at class

Pregnancy Massage
Sunday November 19th
9am to 3pm $95 prepaid $105 at class

Shiatsu
Sunday November 26th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

December

Sports Massage: Lower body
Sunday December 3rd 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

Sports Massage: Lower Back & Pelvic
Sunday December 10th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

Sports Massage: Hands & Feet
Sunday December 17th 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

Sports Massage: Helping CTS 
Sunday December 31st 9am to 3pm
$95 Prepaid $105 at class

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17000 El Camino Real Suite 103E 
Houston Tx 77058