Programs for Manual Therapy Practitioners
The following programs are open to manual therapy practitioners and bodywork professionals. The pre-requisite educational requirement is Licensed Massage Therapist (to Florida standard) or equivalent (or higher).
Autonomic Fascial Integration - Overview
AFI is an innovative, multifaceted approach to the gentle and non-invasive release of contractive trauma patterns in the connective tissue. The dynamic interaction between the autonomic nervous system and the fascial network is fundamental to this work. The approach is grounded in the context of the tensegrity matrix model of human biomechanics, a concept at the leading edge of scientific research in the neurobiology of fascial plasticity. The course is recommended for experienced practitioners only.
The Autonomic Fascial Integration Certificate Program is a course of study consisting of 64 classroom hours of instruction, broken down into three levels. Level one – 16 hours, level two – 16 hours, level three – 32 hours. Additional advanced special interest workshops are available for graduates.
Autonomic Fascial Integration Level One : 16 CE Hours for LMTs
Autonomic Fascial Integration is a multifaceted approach to the release of contractive holding patterns in the connective tissue. This gentle, non-invasive method can facilitate a recalibration of the autonomic nervous system, resulting in lowered levels of stress, thus creating a positive feedback loop to maximize therapeutic outcomes. The approach is grounded in the context of the tensegrity matrix model of human biomechanics, a concept at the leading edge of scientific research in the neurobiology of fascial plasticity.
Autonomic Fascial Integration Level Two: 16 CE Hours for LMTs
Pre-requisite: AFI level one.
Autonomic Fascial Integration Level Two expands the practitioner’s skill set to incorporate additional techniques for working with the dynamic complexities of the tensegrity matrix model of human biomechanics. This class introduces the concepts of dermatome circuits and compression transference, providing effective tools for working with multidirectional contractility in fascial torque patterns.
Sarasota - Homewood Suites by Hilton, 3470 Fruitville Rd, Sarasota FL 34237
Tampa/St. Pete - Homewood Suites 2233 Ulmerton Rd, Clearwater, FL 33762
West Palm Beach - Homewood Suites 2455 Metrocentre Blvd, West Palm Beach, FL 33407
WHAT TO BRING:
- Massage table *
- 2 sets of clean sheets
- 2 towels for draping
- Drinking water, snacks
- An open mind
WHAT TO WEAR:
Loose, comfortable layered clothing, such as yoga pants or leggings and t-shirt with either a modest, two piece comfortable bathing suit or a modest, loose and comfortable bra/sports bra with stretchy, loose bike shorts or similar for the ladies. Gentlemen: modest swim trunks or comfortable (must have some stretch) shorts under yoga pants or lounge pants with t-shirt.
WHAT NOT TO WEAR:
Please do not wear fragrance of any kind. This includes, perfume, cologne, after shave, scented lotion, scented hair spray, insect repellent etc. Many people are highly sensitive to some fragrances.
Please leave your cell phone in the car. Thank you for your cooperation.
*We ask that all who can bring a massage table to please do so. We need one table per two students. Thank you.
Registration closes 10 days prior to start date.
Earlybird discount for registration 6 weeks or more prior to start date.
Refund/ Cancellation Policy:
We understand that life can be subject to change without notice!
- If instructor cancels the seminar for any reason, a full refund will be given.
- Cancel up to two weeks prior to start date and receive a full refund.
- Cancel less than two weeks and up to four days prior to start date to receive either full credit for a future seminar of the same value, to be used within nine months, or receive a 50% refund.
- Cancel three days or less prior to start date: no refunds.