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2 ~ What brought you to Ashland & Southern Oregon area? Let us know what’s been inspiring you these days!
Welcome to the Ashland Institute of Massage. We are a small school with a big vision – educating hands, heart, and head for a holistic integration of Self and skills. We offer a 650-hour program of courses designed to prepare you for creating a fulfilling career as a professional massage therapist.
Founded in 1988, we provide quality education for massage therapists in a small-school environment and gorgeous locale. Our 650-hour massage program is for self-directed people committed to learning the foundations of massage therapy. This program integrates the human sciences of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology with the technical practice of Swedish massage, neuro-muscular therapies, medical/rehabilitation techniques and a variety of eastern, energy-based and somatic modalities. The curriculum also emphasizes “Core Integration,” focusing on your development as a practitioner and a businessperson, encompassing self-awareness, communication skills, ethics, and professional development.
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We offer a 650-hour professional massage program, with an emphasis on Swedish massage and introduction to several other massage and bodywork methodologies, such as neuromuscular techniques, Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation (PNF), cranio-sacral and myo-fascial therapies, and Eastern modalities such as polarity therapy, Thai massage and Shiatsu.
We have two schedules available: a “fast-track” day program and an evening/weekend program.
The evening/weekend program is part-time (4 nights per week and two weekends per month) and takes 10 months (September-June) to complete. This program is ideal for students who must continue to work while attending school and/or who want to integrate their learning over a longer period of time.
The daytime program is full-time, with starts in January (completing in June) and July (completing in December). This program is ideal for students who have the ability to integrate information and new skills quickly and who can focus exclusively on their studies for the six-month program. Because of the intense demands of the six-month program, students in this program may not work in addition to attending school.
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Job's Body, The Trail Guide to the Body, The Anatomy Coloring Book, Theim Atlas of Anatomy, The Ethics of Touch, The Massage Therapists Guide to Pathology, Hands Heal, Taber's Manual, The Human Body, Buisiness Mastery, Energy Medicine, The Educated Heart, Tappan's Handbook of Healing Massage Techniques, Basic Clinical Massage Theory, and many more.
EARLY ENROLLMENT DISCOUNT: Registration recieved 15 calendar days before the continuing education courses begin, and paid in full, will receive a $25 enrollment discount. Take advantage of this savings and call us today!
Overall, 40.9% of 5,470 respondents who completed surveys during June reported an adverse mental or behavioral health condition, including those who reported symptoms of anxiety disorder or depressive disorder (30.9%), those with TSRD symptoms related to COVID-19 (26.3%), those who reported having started or increased substance use to cope with stress or emotions related to COVID-19 (13.3%), and those who reported having seriously considered suicide in the preceding 30 days (10.7%) (Table 1). At least one adverse mental or behavioral health symptom was reported by more than one half of respondents who were aged 18–24 years (74.9%) and 25–44 years (51.9%), of Hispanic ethnicity (52.1%), and who held less than a high school diploma (66.2%), as well as those who were essential workers (54.0%), unpaid caregivers for adults (66.6%), and who reported treatment for diagnosed anxiety (72.7%), depression (68.8%), or PTSD (88.0%) at the time of the survey.
There has been a 98% plummet in flu infections this year, dispelling fears of a Covid and flu ‘twin-demic’ about which many had warned. Experts say we can thank masks and social distancing. But does this really add up?
Although there is no mass testing for flu as there is for Covid, the WHO says that surveillance of data from around the world shows flu rates collapsing everywhere. Australia essentially ‘skipped’ their flu season this year, with not a single case reported since July (their peak). In fact, flu has more or less vanished throughout the Southern Hemisphere, and early indicators suggest it will follow suit north of the equator. What can explain this unprecedented decline?
Nursing homes have been especially hard-hit by the COVID-19 pandemic and workers in those facilities have been forced to make some difficult decisions on a professional and personal level.
While nursing homes only make up 1% of the US population, according to the Associated Press, they account for a significantly larger percentage of COVID-19 infections compared to the overall population.
As of this writing, there are 8.3 million people infected with the coronavirus in the US, and over 222,000 have died.
You probably haven’t heard of the Great Barrington Declaration. This is a petition started by three scientists on 4 October calling for governments to adopt a policy of ‘focused protection’ when it comes to Covid-19. They believe those most at risk should be offered protection — although it shouldn’t be mandatory — and those not at risk, which is pretty much everyone under 65 without an underlying health condition, should be encouraged to return to normal. In this way, the majority will get infected and then recover, gradually building up herd immunity, and that in turn will mean the elderly and the vulnerable no longer have to hide themselves away. According to these experts, this is the tried and tested way of managing the risk posed by a new infectious disease, dating back thousands of years.