42 CE Hours - ES500
Learn all three routines and begin creating your own Integrative Approach to therapy.
Use this massage routine to help ground your clients into a body that is free from fascial restrictions created from physical and mental tension. The Earth Massage routine presented in the video integrates massage techniques from Deep Tissue Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release and Swedish Massage. Using the side posture primarily, the Earth Massage routine employs deep, compressive techniques that soften adhesions and muscle fibrosis, reducing the activity of myofascial trigger points, increasing the mobility of connective tissue and joints, and improving posture.
CE Hours: 13
This massage is most beneficial for anyone who has limited vitality due to excessive stress. The Fire Massage routine presented in the video integrates massage techniques from Sports Massage, Active Resistance Stretching, Neurolymphatic Reflex Massage, Breath Work, Deep Tissue Therapy and Swedish Massage. The Fire Massage is a revitalizing and rejuvenating massage designed to loosen blocks, relieve stress and energize the body.
CE Hours: 15
The Spirit Massage routine presented in the video integrates massage techniques from Manual Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Guided Imagery, Energy Balancing and Swedish Massage. The Spirit Massage is designed to quiet the mind and to get the receiver in touch with their own inner healing rhythms. Gentle, energy-based techniques, coupled with guided imagery, induce a meditative state where excessive mental 'noise' is quieted and a sense of inner balance and harmony is attained.
CE Hours: 14
Keep in mind you don't have to complete all three courses at once. Enroll in the collection for additional savings, but complete the courses individually.
Reviewed video several times to better understand techniques. Quite a lot presented in this course. Also loved the grouping of the 3 courses (Earth, Spirit, Fire). Could see use of techniques from all 3 for various situations. Found I had more questions in this one and had to review several times to make sure I was understanding correctly. As always, seeing helps clear things up, but hands-on is always the defining factor. The videos are very thorough and at a realistic pace to a session, adding good explanations as you go along and suggestions of alternate techniques along with reasons. You get a good understanding of the results of this type of session. Thanks!
- Nikki Scarpitto, NCTMB
This course exceeded my expectations. I have changed my massage routine for the better. Yes it only took me a few hours to read the text and take the quiz, but to watch the DVD and for integrating the technique smoothly into my routine, it took several more. I love this massage; it works well with my hot stones and allows meditative focus. Thanks!
- C. Altensee, LMT
This was a great course for me to add some FIRE to my OWN practice! After 15 years of practicing massage therapy, I have been concerned about burning out. Your thoughtful and comprehensive course has given me a wonderful new approach to treatment for the many clients I work on suffering from stress and burn-out. I look forward to integrating this work into my repertoire of modalities. Thank you!
- I. Bradley, LMT
This course was very well done and demonstrated clearly where this profession is heading - integrating bodywork techniques from many different modalities. To treat the whole patient, a practitioner needs to be well trained and proficient in many different areas. I also appreciate how your courses bring the provider and the receiver together making a treatment highly effective. Keep up the good work! Very valuable and useful tools presented.
- R. Rothbaum, NCTMB
I was very impressed with Jenny Wilmer she was concise and at the same time very smooth. I especially liked her preparation on the breathing and meditation she did. I wish I had her for one of my teachers in school. She is an asset for you. I really needed this course because I like light massage and wanted to learn guided imagery for a long time. I have done some work in acupressure and Reiki. I love energy work. Your integrative massage was super. Thank you.
- K. Coyle, LMT
I was concerned about not being in a class room setting, but this is extremely easy to follow and understand.
- Kenneth Sandell, LMT
I have been a Massage Therapist for 15 years and found this course to be interesting and informative. I am excited to begin using these techniques in my practice. Thank you for providing high quality continuing education courses!
- Tina Griffith, CMT
Excellent course however I already practice a great deal of the content but did learn a couple things I didn't practice in my massage.
- April Whiting, LMT
Great Course :0) Love Earth, Fire, Spirit collection.
- Hannah Neace, LMT
I enjoyed reading thru the course material. I have studied a blend of modalities in the past and this course brought them all together. The DVD enhanced the course. A style I will use often with my own. Awesome!!!
- Phyllis Magers, LMT, NCTMB
Great instruction and very useful techniques
- Tamara Lair, LMP
This is an excellent way of presentation. This study will help me in my future practice because of its contents and unique way of understanding using different modalities.
- H. Vir, NCTMB, AMTA
I have always been enlightened by the courses at IIHS; you wrap the package in a way that brings beauty to the content of the gift, the remarkable resilient human being. Thank you and I love being able to go over the material again and again.
- C. Savarda, LMT, ABMP
I love the elements and flow of the spirit massage! I am experiencing a more profound healing connection with my clients than ever before. Thank you for this wonderfully refreshing integrative approach!
- D. Phelps, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP
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Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.
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Sean Riehl has been a bodyworker since 1998 when he completed his training program through the Body Therapy Institute in California and subsequently served as an instructor there. Certified in Lymphatic Drainage, Visceral Manipulation, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Energy Techniques, Myofascial Release and Shiatsu, Mr. Riehl established Real Bodywork in 2000 producing high-quality, professional, instructional massage and yoga videos. With over 40 video titles, Real Bodywork is the preeminent producer of videos in the massage training industry.
Mr. Riehl is author, co-creator and instructor on various Institute courses including Neuromuscular Therapy & Advanced Deep Tissue, Lymphatic Drainage Massage, Myofascial Release, Advanced Anatomy & Pathology, Clinical Massage Therapy, Integrative Massage: Earth, Fire and Spirit, Nerve Mobilization and more.