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TESTIMONIALS

I wanted to take Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage with Seminars for Health to become more confident in treating pregnant and postpartum women as my college didn’t touch on this at all. I honestly feel that a lot of therapist leave school scared and too nervous to treat pregnant and postpartum women. I actively avoided it. Janine does a great job of dispelling the misinformation that’s out there regarding pregnancy and massage. Her knowledge and experience is vast and fills you with confidence. She showed some great techniques and made sure everyone was super confident with the sidelying positioning, draping and bolstering. The booklet we used and took home is great and really useful. I’ve been taking it with me when I have a maternity or postpartum massage just for reference. It gives you all of the contraindications and cautions to watch out for broken down into trimester as well as safe positioning and techniques to use for each trimester. All in all I feel 100 times more confident since taking the course and I feel like clients feel more cofident in you when you know the right questions to ask and understand the issues facing pregnant and postpartum women. I would highly recommend this course to all therapists! Pregnant women aren’t scary and they need massage and support more than anyone.

Angela Tierney

Sometimes it is easy to forget to take care of ourselves as therapists. The exercises I learned are easy to do at the end of a long day. I can feel my posture correct itself already.

Self Care with Critical Alignment-Participant Testimonial

I attended the Oncology Soft Tissue Manipulation Level 2 course in March 2020. It is a course that every massage therapist should take as 1 in 2 people are diagnosed with cancer sometime in their life. I wanted to be certified because I want to be able to continue treating all my clients in the event that they have cancer and know when to refer out. The course gave me the confidence to treat clients and the knowledge of what further information I need to collect to best treat clients safely. I appreciate the opportunity to practice the health intake process. I have used the information that I have gained in the course already in practice. The course has made me a more rounded, better therapist. There are principles that I have incorporated within my regular, non-oncology clientele. My regular clients have stated that how much more relaxed they have felt. The instructor Shirley is very approachable and knowledgeable about the subject. She made the content easy to understand. I no longer feel intimidated to help clients who have or have had cancer. Thanks, SFH and Shirley!

Nyomi

SFH Oncology Certification Program

TEAM

Linda Hoppe, Bkin, TRP, MT

Linda Hoppe is the Proud Owner, CEO, and co-founder of Seminars for Health Inc, the Western Canda leader in Massage Therapy continued Education. Read More

Mara Boaru
Mara Boaru, PT, BScPT, RMT

Creator and instructor of SFH Intraoral TMJ with Precision and SFH Orthopedic Massage certification programs, Mara provides superior instruction, explaining distinct specifics of finger placement, to effect the best treatment results. Read More

Mike Horne
Mike Horne, RMT

Mike has been practicing massage therapy for 15 years, has been a Massage Therapy instructor since 2003; starting to teach at ICT Northumberland College in Halifax Nova Scotia as well as CCMH Halifax and Calgary campuses. Read More

Shirley Damberger, RMT

Combining a lifelong interest in wellness with an extensive clinical treatment background, Shirley is a therapist that gets results. Read More

Michelle Vanderhaeghe, RMT

Michelle is certified in Dynamic Cupping, Orthopaedic Massage, Mindful Meditation Massage, Pediatric Massage, Autism and Oncology in pediatrics, and is an Infant Massage Instructor. Read More

Jocelyn Hansen, RMT

Jocelyn’s massage specializing is with cervical treatments, headaches, and MVA rehabilitation. She successfully integrates SFH Dynamic Cupping into her therapeutic practice to help decompress tissues to achieve optimal recovery for her clients Read More

Jill Hooke

Jill is the Customer Service & Operation's backbone that supports the growing Seminars for Health community. She possesses a proven skillset developed through 6-years of dedicated service within the Human Resources field.  Her career began in Calgary and then continued in Australia where she worked in the HR departments of two large companies. With her passion for the complementary health profession, she is a natural fit within the Seminars for Health team. Jill is the… Read More

Nyomi Hauta, RMT

Nyomi has over 15 years of experience in the service industry and has an administrative background. With her excellent attention to detail, organization skills and caring nature,  Nyomi effectively is the face of Seminars for Health.  Working as our Marketing Representative, you will see her at trade shows and behind the scenes she is an essential member of our marketing team. Like a typical massage therapist, she has a drive to help others. Since 2015,… Read More

Samantha Oliver, RMT

Sam is our Grande Prairie Liaison for all of our fantastic classes that we hold up North. She has been a massage therapist for 10 years now, graduating from Alberta Massage Training in 2009 and running her own business from home; Simply About Massage, or S.A.M! Sam started her massage journey in Texas volunteering in numerous scenarios from hurricane relief, to orphanage relief, because she enjoys helping people. Becoming a massage therapist has allowed Sam… Read More

Clarissa Eshleman, RMT

Clarissa Eshleman is a Teaching Assistant with Seminars for Health. She has extended knowledge in SFH Intraoral TMJ with precision and SFH Orthopedic Massage of the Neck. She is a great asset to our Seminars for Health Classrooms. Read More

Denny Paccagnan, BA, RMT

Denny created the remarkable Fascial Decompression method. His outstanding course was developed from his 22,000+ hours of successful “hands-on” therapeutic work experience and immense continuing education knowledge including inspiration of John F. Barnes. Read More

Lisa Gossen
Lisa Gossen, BSc, RMT, CHNC

A sought after speak with a diverse therapeutic background, Lisa presents Holistic Nutrition in a practical and achievable manner. Read More

Chris Slinn, RMT

Chris is Certified in SFH Kinetic Massage and has a passion for educating others about Kinesthetic awareness of their own body. Read More

Bob Cross
Bob Cross, BPE, RMT

An education leader, Bob has elevated the massage therapy industry through his academic contributions. He is respected amongst Seminars for Health's faculty of instructors and by the massage therapy industry for his knowledge and passion to raise the overall standards of massage therapy. Bob has been heavily involved within the massage education sector including being a co-founder of Seminars for Health with Linda Hoppe. He has been teaching various components of Massage Therapy for 20+ years.… Read More

Sully Yankovich
Sully Yankovich, Bed, RMT

As a therapist and a teacher, Sully has been working with clients in the healing arts for over twenty years. After completing her Bachelor of Fine Art and Bachelor of Education, she became a Massage Therapist, a Reiki Master, Cranial Sacral therapist, a mediator for over 40 years and foremost a teacher. Sully has dedicated a large part of her career to contributing her skills as an instructor at educational institutions in her field. She has… Read More

Katie Kenyon
Katie Kenyon, MScPT, BSW, CAFCI

Combining experience of Social Work, Physiotherapy and Yoga instruction, Katie provides therapist with alternatives to support clients and therapists who live with persistent, chronic pain and exhaustion. Read More

Marina Locke, RMT, RYT(500), CST, Doula

You will meet Marina Locke, our future international Instructor,  as she is being trained to help with Seminars for Health future expansion to New Zealand. Read More

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Last 2020 chance!

Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping

Wed – Thu, Nov 18–19

Edmonton
CAD549.00 CAD495.00
Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping

Now includes the recommended starter cupping kit. Retail value of $65.00. Read More

Become certified!

SFH Orthopedic Massage Bundle B

Sat – Sun, Nov 7–8

Edmonton
CAD599.00 CAD549.00
SFH Orthopedic Massage Bundle B

Complete 4 of the 9 courses in one weekend towards SFH OM certification. Hip and Thigh, Leg and Foot, Lumbar/SI, & Forearm, Wrist, and Hand Read More

2021 offer

Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping

Mon – Tue, Jan 18–19, 2021

Calgary
CAD549.00 CAD495.00
Certification Program – SFH Dynamic Cupping

Now includes the recommended starter cupping kit. Retail value of $65.00. Read More