Temporary COVID-19 Restrictions
Procedures for in-person training:
Seminars for Health is implementing the Restrictions Exemption Program in accordance with Alberta Health Services. This program will have the following measures added to all in-person training:
To enter any in-person training you must meet one of the following:
- Proof of vaccination to enter the class with valid government-issued photo ID As of November 15, 2021 Seminars for Health will only accept vaccine QR codes in accordance with the mandate by the Alberta Government. Get your QR Code here. Alberta Covid Records
- Only fully vaccinated individuals will be admitted
- must be a vaccine approved in Canada
- Documentation of a medical exemption
- Proof of privately-paid negative PCR or rapid test within 72 hours of service (tests from AHS or Alberta Precision Laboratories not allowed). Link for asymptomatic testing Alberta.
Additionally, SFH will implement the following in-person procedures
- Regular hand sanitizing
- Working with the same partner
- Mandatory masking
Become Certified as an SFH Orthopedic Massage Therapist!
Expand your palpation and technical skills over 50 different muscles and become proficient with treating soft tissue injuries!
“Amazing experience filled with exceptional knowledge. I left feeling more confident in my massage skills and extra excited to keep practicing in my career. Highly recommended!”
SFH Orthopedic Massage
Perfect Fundamental course for Massage Therapists. This course will change the way you treat your clients. Obtain lasting clinical results with precise anatomical muscle manipulation and penetration techniques. This course was developed for the massage therapist based on the application of tissue manipulation perfection. Your instructors, trained in manual therapy and massage therapy, will present you with original concepts such as muscle base, scooping, and the force vector. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect – a return to health.
Develop outstanding soft tissue manipulation of over 50 muscles
Identify and treat the musculoskeletal junction of each 50 muscles
Identify muscles weakness and how to treat them
Develop sensitive skills to adjust pressure treatment to different parts of the 50 muscles
Learn to differentiate the different palpation skills specific to the tendon, muscle belly, and musculoskeletal junctions
Learn to strip over 50 different muscles
Learn to massage with the most precision aligning muscles and joint
Learn to align muscle fibres improving their flexibility and strength
Recognize patterns of tension and how to treat them
Learn to work deeply without going deep
Become highly proficient with massaging with muscle base concept, vector of force application, and scooping method
How can I become certified?
Option 1: Sign up for the whole certification program This includes free access to the 2.5 hr online Effective Tissue Manipulation course, attending all 8 in-person courses, and writing the online exam! A truly amazing program!
Option 2: Sign up for a 2-day bundle course. This includes free access to the 2.5 hr Online prerequisite Effective Tissue Manipulation course first (included in booking any Orthopedic Massage course), and then you can join the in-person bundle A and/or bundle B. The order in which you take the bundles does not matter as long as you complete the online Effective Tissue Manipulation course first. The last thing you need to do to become certified is to write an online exam.
Option 3: Sign up for individual courses. Complete first the free online Effective Tissue Manipulation (a link will be sent to you upon registration), complete all 8 in-person courses, write the online exam, and become an SFH Orthopedic Massage Therapist!
Online Prerequisite: The Online Effective Tissue Manipulation course is designed to prepare you with the course’s fundamentals and get you going faster with the in-person hands-on courses. When you sign up for any Orthopedic Massage option, a link will be sent to you for FREE access!
♥ Certification Program Reg. $1099, Early $949 (Students and first-year graduates $710)
Bundle A (Free online theory and 2 full days of training) Reg $599, Early $549 (Students and first-year graduates $479)
Bundle B (Free online theory and 2 full days of training) Reg $599, Early $549 (Students and first-year graduates $479)
Individual course Reg $199, Early $175 (Students and first-year graduates $145)
Effective tissue Manipulation
This is an online prerequisite course that must be taken before attending the in-person courses. It is included in the price when booking any Orthopedic Massage class.
Bundle A Courses:
Orthopedic Massage of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder
Orthopedic Massage of the Rotator Cuff
Orthopedic Massage of the Anterior Neck
Orthopedic Massage of the Posterior Neck
Bundle B Courses:
Orthopedic Massage of the Hip and Thigh
Orthopedic Massage of the Leg and Foot
Orthopedic Massage of the Lumbar/SI
Orthopedic Massage of the Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
This course will dramatically change your client’s progress and response to treatment.
Learn how to implement Orthopedic Massage in your regular practice and understand it about pathologies.
Invest in YOURSELF and lengthen your career with improved body mechanics.
Students complete our classes and receive our “proof of attendance.” They still receive the allotted amount of credits specified by their association and do not need to complete an exam.
Students complete our “Certification” after they successfully write our exam. If they pass all exams required (if more than one), they will receive a final SFH certificate stating that they completed all requirements to be a “Certified Therapist.”
- Students have to complete first the prerequisite online course: Effective Tissue Manipulation. This is included FREE when you book any Orthopedic Massage class.
- Students must be present for the whole duration of the course length to become certified.
- Students must participate and safely execute all hands-on components of the course.
- Students must pass the final written exam.
Please note that the instructors have the right to ask the students to execute any hands-on component at any time. Refusal will deny you from the exam process and, subsequently, your certification.
SFH instructors hold the right to refuse students from writing the final exam if they feel that they cannot safely perform the material despite adequate training.
Upon class Completion:
You will receive an email, including an electronic version of your proof of attendance. Upon registration, make sure you enter your information correctly to ensure this happens. We collect your email address, first name, and last name (please give us the name you wish to have on your proof of attendance).
Upon Certificate Completion:
Students complete our “Certification” after they successfully write our exam. If they complete all course requirements and pass all exams, they may access their official digital certificate. To view the digital certificate, navigate to your online account. You can print it there, or send it via e-mail to your massage association. However, if you would prefer a physical copy, you may request Seminars For Health to mail you an institutionalized copy directly from us, for the cost of $19.95
Proof that you have understood the course content to the level where SFH is confident that you can safely incorporate their teachings into your practice.
Giving you full confidence that you understood the material to put it into your practice safely.
Proudly promote to your clientele that you are officially SFH certified.
Proficiency in your peers.
Registered massage therapists
Massage therapy graduates (get 20% off for one year after graduation date)
Massage therapy students (second-year massage students once you have completed pathology, get 20% off)
Effective Tissue Manipulation Online: Complete this course online before you start your SFH OM in-person training. Once you purchase the whole certification, a bundle, or an individual class, we will provide you with online access to Effective Tissue Manipulation so you can be ready for your in-class journey. This online course is included in the price of the Certification, any bundle, or any individual course.
In-Person Bundle A Courses
Orthopedic Massage: Chest and Anterior Shoulder – Collapse posture is becoming the norm. Create a lasting opening that affects the entire body.
Forward positioning of the body is an epidemic. Your Orthopedic Massage will powerfully influence this growing problem by restoring chest expansion and correcting shoulder alignment. Release and minimize the persistent upper body tension linked to forward positioning. Resolve the conditions rooted with postural alignment issues. Transform your client’s overall health. (Clients who can especially benefit: Office workers, hair stylists, dental hygienists, office workers, teenagers, and massage therapists)
Orthopedic Massage: Rotator Cuff – Regain the natural fluidity of the shoulder joint.
Upgrade your skills. Master the highly effective Orthopedic Massage techniques that treat debilitating tendinopathy. Execute targeted dynamic movement respecting the synergistic relationship between the rotator cuff muscles, the thoracic cage, and the spine. Provide lasting and permanent pain relief and create optimal function.
Orthopedic Massage: Anterior Neck – Be confident to work safely and effectively around vulnerable structures. Eliminate the compression that restricts mobility.
People are living with constant pain and searching for relief. Achieve the best results by regaining segmental C-spine upper and lower mobility to reduce muscle load. An Orthopedic Massage Therapist gains essential anatomical knowledge and execution of targeted advanced techniques. Understand comprehensible steps to perform a safe and effective treatment. Expertly perform the most precise, safe Longus Colli release technique created by Seminars for Health. Specialize in the highest demand body region, the neck.
Orthopedic Massage: Posterior Neck – Release the load that burdens your clients.
Too often, people endure constant pain and need relief. The complicated neck is vulnerable and prone to injuries. Forward positioning of the head is an epidemic. Achieve results by identifying affected postural structures through accurate palpation with confidence. Orthopedic Massage provides optimal recovery, eliminating the extreme tension while maintaining stability. Provide the ability to access deep and superficial posterior neck muscles with Orthopedic Massage practices. Obtain lasting relief for clients suffering from a postural strain, whiplash, tension headache, and stiff neck.
In-Person Bundle B Courses
Orthopedic Massage: Hip and Thigh – Give the hip and thigh the attention it deserves. It bears the most load, yet is often undertreated.
The hip is the quickest joint to show age; the effects are devastating. We are becoming a sitting, immobile society, showing an increase of osteoarthritis. Master Orthopedic Massage and influence the healing of the hip joint, capsule, muscle junction, and attachment. Increase range of motion, flexibility, improve joint health, activity performance, and slow down the aging process. Be part of preventative and restorative care. Provide the quality of life with lasting effects.
Orthopedic Massage: Leg and Foot – Pain, restriction, and imbalances of the leg and foot affect the entire body. Achieve lasting relief with each step your client takes.
Often unresolved foot and leg problems can lead to conditions that require care. This weight-bearing, an intricate region is highly responsive to Orthopedic Massage treatment provided to both joints and muscles. Restore foot function and unload the muscles with dynamic Orthopedic Massage specific joint mobilization methods. Be part of preventative and restorative care.
Orthopedic Massage: Lumbar and SI Joint –Affect the entire body by bringing balance to the connection of the spine and the pelvis.
Facet joints are not meant to bear load creating pain and muscle tension. Orthopedic Massage releases spinal pressure forming ‘Opening’ by targeting key junctions to eliminate the source of pain immediately. Adding segmental mobility and targeted muscle work will restore pain-free postural balance. Perform a focused lumbar or SI treatment. Become empowered, provide relief, and slow down the overwhelming number of back pain sufferers.
Orthopedic Massage: Forearm, Wrist, and Hand – With the addition and dependency of electronic devices, everyone needs treatment.
Repetitive and overuse of electronic devices affect everyone, even if they don’t know it. Muscle imbalances and premature wear-and-tear of the joints, possibly leading to nerve compression. Bring awareness to unknown potential conditions before it becomes problematic. This can be treated optimally with Orthopedic Massage. Orthopedic Massage Therapists excel at providing a specific protocol to best target the muscle belly, the tendon, and musculotendinous junction. Get results by providing uplifting and preventative care with Orthopedic Massage techniques.
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