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CONTINUING EDUCATION

Kari’s passion for massage and teaching have called her to develop continuing education classes in her specialties so that more massage therapists can help their clients efficiently and successfully. As a 20+ year massage veteran who LOVES her work, Kari believes that if you love what you do and you'll never work a day in your life. Given the extensive training in sports and orthopedic work, Kari has had the privilege to work with many pro athletes and Olympians looking to increase their performance or heal from an injury. Kari strongly feels that all people deserve exceptional massages that help them find maximum relief and healing, or ultimate relaxation.  She has a thorough working knowledge of anatomy and kinesiology and she truly enjoys helping people.  ​

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Orthopedic Massage

Orthopedic massage; Orthopedic massage utilizes several different techniques including myofascial, trigger point, Swedish, hot stone, cupping, and sports massage. This therapeutic approach helps the client to recover faster or enhance sports performance by removing the restrictions in the tissues that are holding the body back from its full potential.

Orthopedic Leg / Foot July 26, 2024

Where: Harmony Lodge 330 E Beaver Street, Zelienople PA 16063 | P.O. Box 41 Zelienople, PA 16063

When: Friday, July 26, 2024 9:30-5:30

8 CEU hours NCBTMB Approved

REGISTER HERE;

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Orthopedic back/torso  Saturday, June 27, 2024

Where: Harmony Lodge 330 E Beaver Street, Zelienople PA 16063 | P.O. Box 41 Zelienople, PA 16063

When: Saturday, July 27, 2024 9:30-5:30

8 CEU hours NCBTMB Approved

REGISTER HERE;

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Orthopedic Groin Sunday, July 28  2024

Where: Harmony Lodge 330 E Beaver Street, Zelienople PA 16063 | P.O. Box 41 Zelienople, PA 16063

When Sunday, July 28  2024

8 CEU hours NCBTMB Approved

REGISTER HERE;

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Pregnancy Massage

 

In this hands-on training, participants will learn how to safely and effectively work with pregnant clients. The stress of pregnancy often results in muscular discomfort and limitations to movement that can be severe. Many pregnant women find massage therapy to be a useful treatment and comforting experience during their pregnancy. There are potential risks to pregnancy massage which are a concern for the therapist and the client. This specialized workshop helps guide the therapist in providing therapeutic massage with care, caution, and compassion

At the end of this training, participants will be able to:

• Perform a full body massage on a pregnant client.

• List criteria of a high-risk pregnancy.

• List physiological effects of Swedish massage.

• List contraindications for Swedish massage.

• List contraindications for Pregnancy massage.

• Demonstrate strokes appropriate for an infant using dolls as models.

Dates July 24-25, 2024 Limited enrollment

17 NCBTMB approved hours

$350

Steel City Sports Massage and Medspa

4000 Creekview Circle

#4105

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

​Register HERE;

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Stick and Stone Massage

Learn how to apply tools such as hot stones, bamboo sticks, gua sha instruments, and cups to the front of the body to save your hands and increase client relaxation and recovery. In each of these 8 hour courses you will learn the benefits, contraindications, cleaning protocols, and Incorporating them into your treatments.

Sticks and Stones with Kari Frank  - Back of Body

Where: Steel City Sports Massage 4000 Creekview Circle #4105 Cranberry Twp, PA 16066

 

When: Saturday, September 29, 2024 9:30-5:30

 

8 CEU hours NCBTMB Approved

Back of body: September 29, 2024

 

REGISTER HERE;

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Expectations; You will be shown how to implement various massage tools to help enhance your client services as well as save your hands. All tools will be provided for use during class, and information on where and how to purchase following the course will be given. 

 

Below you will find a list of things you will need to bring with you for the class. 

Massage Table (one per 2 people needed)

1 set of clean sheets and blanket (room can get cold)

Holster (optional) 

Stool (optional) 

 

Unscented massage oil/cream/lotion. (Please refrain from using perfume or heavily scented products on day of course, instructor has bad asthma triggered by artificial fragrances) 

 

Pen or pencil

 

This course is 1 day, 8 CEU hours, 9:30-5:30 each day with a break for lunch. Expect to stay the entire time to receive the certificate of completion. 

Sticks and Stones with Kari Frank  - Front of Body

Where: Harmony Lodge 330 E Beaver Street, Zelienople PA 16063 | P.O. Box 41 Zelienople, PA 16063

 

When: Saturday, September 28, 2024 9:30-5:30

 

8 CEU hours NCBTMB Approved

front of body Seeptember 28, 2024

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Organic Beauty Products
Aromatherapy Basics
6 CEU Hours approved NCBTMB
 

In this seminar, participants will learn:

  • How to Incorporate aromatherapy into their daily work with clients

  • Utilize essential oils to help certain skin or health conditions

  • Customize lotions and oils to enhance the massage experience of clients

  • How to blend essential oils with oils, lotions and creams for various applications

  • A working knowledge of essential oils, the history, their use, the various uses for essential oils amd how to successfully mix oils for use in everyday life

  • Learn how to make your own personalized gifts

Seminar Dates:

Registration link

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August 18, 2024 10:00A-4:00P

Registration link

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Thursday, October 17, 2024 10:00A-4:00P

Registration link

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Location: Steel City Sports Massage and Medpsa

4000 Creekview Circle $4105

Cranberry Township, PA 16066

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