Patrick's Teaching Schedule

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Summer Workshops at Patrick Moore Home Office

Summer Workshops at

Patrick Moore Home Office

 

The office is about the same size and shape as the office I've been teaching at, at A Rich Experience, Transcend and Spa Zeta, but it has more natural light and a higher ceiling. I have two deluxe Oakworks spa tables and a portable table here already. Class size is limited to 6 people. There is enough parking on blacktop driveway for 6 people.

 

The guest house is behind and detached from the main house so there is no interaction with my wife and stepson unless we decide to lunch on the patio.  There is a view of Pusch Ridge, Pima Canyon and Kimball Peak.

The room is accessible by wheelchair though it is across well-packed gravel and the entry door is not wide. Seating is casual including two rolling stools, a futon and a luxurious pink leather chair that was willed to me by "grammy," whom I massaged from 1993 - 2004. Art includes my late mother's needlework and my own nature photography along with books and LP records.

The air conditioner is louder than you'd want but I designed a silencer so it is about half as loud as it would be. It is A/C not evap. The windows are not modern and there is an occasional insect visiting, that we capture and help outside again. The guest house gets a little dustier than the main house but I sweep and mop before each workshop and nobody has complained of dust yet. There are lizards and bunnies and lots of birds in the yard. We have seen coyotes, a mother and juvenile bobcat, a king snake, Harris' hawks and a great horned owl in the yard. There is one small restroom. There is a computer in the room but it is not obtrusive. The guest house is homey and it is one of several reasons we bought this house in 2008. My wife is a writer and envisions writers' workshops on the patio someday soon.

 

 

To Register:

 

Please contact me to register. If you already have my email address this is the best way. Second best is text or call me on my mobile, 520-334-8950.

 

After you register I will email you the address, a map and directions. It is a friendly neighborhood and my neighbors know and approve of me doing massage and small workshops here. However, I do not advertise the address because I do not want "walk-ins," or people driving up to see what business is here. It is in the block bounded by Ina Road, Oracle Road, Magee and La Canada. There are plenty of places within 5 minutes to dash out for lunch including Chipotle, Pita Jungle, Sprouts, Trader Joe's and Whole Foods.

 

Preferred payment is check made out to "Patrick Moore LMT". I need the "LMT" on the check because it goes into a different account. If you could mail the check I would appreciate it (I will give you my address). Cash is fine on the morning of the workshop. I will print you a receipt for cash transactions. If you need to use a card, I can take cards through paypal. If you haven't used paypal before, let me know at least three days in advance and I will email you a paypal invoice that you can click on and follow the directions to pay online. If you already know how to use paypal and you know my email address you can simply "send money" to my email address. I appreciate all payments to be concluded before the day of training if possible.

 

Thursdays Ongoing starting June 25, 7-9 pm

Support Group for Natural Healers

$10.00 per week during the summer. Please RSVP by 5pm same day by email or text so I can have a count of people coming. We talk about the kinds of things important for healers and therapists to know to avoid "compassion burnout" and other stresses particular to us. Patrick began leading this type of group in 1999 at Natural Essence Healing Center in Washington State. The focus will be on responding not reacting, influence not control, developing intuition, non-judgment, patience, curiosity and other qualities.

 

I will be adding more details about the following workshops next week!

 

Monday, July 13, 2015

Breathing Naturally

 

 

Sunday July 19, 2015

Advanced Energy Technique - Presence with Past and Future Healing

 

 

Monday, July 27, 2015

Improv for Bodyworkers: Tailoring the Session

 

 

Monday August 3, 2015

Mind-Body Parallelism - how Muscle Tension and Mental Tension are Two Views of the Same Thing

 

 

Sunday August 9, 2015

How Relaxing Muscles Helps PTSD - (research)

 

 

Monday, August 17, 2015

Helping Clients See the Good in Physical Symptoms – What Their Pain is Telling Them

 

 

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Advanced Energy Technique: to give Incentive Energy that does not Fix Immediately but Matches the Person's Efforts over Time

 

 

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Clothed Massage Relaxes Muscles Better

 

 

Monday, September 21, 2015

More Improv for Bodyworkers: Responding Communication

 

 

Sunday September 27, 2015

What is Holistic? Body Mind Soul and Essence in Perspective 5hr

 

 

Monday, September 28

Exercising Naturally

 

June 7 and 8 Two workshops in Touching The Brain series

You may take one day or the other, neither is a prerequisite for the other.

 

     Sunday, June 7, 2015

Touching the Brain -- Helping the Amygdala De-Escalate Fight or Flight

     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Register at http://spazeta.com   or call Spa Zeta at 520-544-8086 after 10 a.m. Tuesday through Saturday.

     Workshop Description:

     The brain is responsible for tension. There is no point mashing a muscle to make it relax, when the cause of tension is in the brain. Muscles cannot relax until the brain reduces the voltage going down to that muscle. It makes sense, that massage therapists learn to address the brain.

     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones. In this one-day workshop we will be focusing on the right amygdala and the cerebellum. The right amygdala, near the right ear, is primarily responsible for reacting to perceived dangers by turning up the SNS, or fight/flight reaction. The cerebellum is involved in holding muscles guarded.

     You will learn to discern the feeling of brain tissue behind the bone. You will begin to feel the natural motions of the brain. The more you practice the more you will sense whether motion is free and full or restricted. It is a lot like taking the ROM of an arm, but the range of motion is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.

     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it “should” go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it “wants” to go. In essence, you “agree” with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.

     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.

     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day.

     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.

     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore’s classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. Touching the Brain is one class that you’ll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

     Monday, June 8, 2015

more Touching the Brain: Rebalancing the Brain after PTSD and mTBI (mild traumatic brain injury)

     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Register at http://spazeta.com   or call Spa Zeta at 520-544-8086 after 10 am Tuesday through Saturday  

     We will be putting our hands directly on the head to feel the brain tissues behind the bones.

     The human brain has an "old" part that has not changed since our ancestors were “reptilian”. There is a “newer” part of the brain that we share with all mammals. The “newest” part of the human brain is the forebrain. These three brain regions each have left and right divisions, which makes for six brains in one head.

     You will learn to discern the tissue of each of the six brains. You will begin to feel the natural motions, sort of like how each limb and joint has a natural “range of motion.” The more you practice connecting with the brain, the more you recognize whether the motion you feel is free and full, or hindered and restricted. Just like as a new massage therapist you weren’t really sure if the ROM you felt was full, but after you practiced for a while you knew when you felt restrictions in muscles. The only difference is that with the brain, the ROM is in the scale of millimeters rather than inches.

     This workshop uses "Osteopathic Technique," also called "indirect technique," which means you never force the tissue the way you think it “should” go, but instead you help the tissue to go the direction it “wants” to go. In essence, you “agree” with the tissue and support it until it changes its mind.

     Relationship is very important in indirect technique, especially making certain the recipient feels safe from the first moment of making the appointment, through greeting, intake and continuously throughout the session.

     Your instructor, Patrick Moore, has attended and observed brain treatments, organ treatments and craniosacral from several Osteopaths, Physical Therapists and other practitioners.

     Prerequisite? Maybe. This class requires patience and gentle touch. It is good if you've had previous craniosacral experience, though I am taking a chance by not requiring it, if you feel you are ready. In the past, people with no previous experience have been able to confidently feel and contact brain tissues by the end of the day. Touching the Brain I is not a prerequisite for Touching the Brain II—you can take them in either order, or just one class by itself.

     Preparation: Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. You do not need any lotion or oil. Be prepared to be very gentle and safe for the others in the workshop, so that you do not startle their brain tissues.

     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore’s classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost, space permitting. For classes at Transcend, there will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. Touching the Brain is one class that you’ll gain more from, each time you repeat it.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

 

 

2015 June July and August Workshops at Spa Zeta in NW Tucson

How to Register:

         electronically at http://spazeta.com

         or by phone 520-544-8086 during open hours: Tu- 10-6 Wed- 10-6 Thur 10-6 Fri 10-3 Sat 10-3.

        
         Sunday June 21, 2015

Hip Chi - Standing Exercises for Hip Rotators
         
Short Description: Hip rotators are often weak because we don't have good ways to strengthen them. You will learn two standing chi-gung exercises and how to assess your clients and yourself for hip weakness. Chi gung also boosts your energy, digestion and clarity. Youtube Hip Chi: http://youtu.be/pt7QuIbxsDI
         Details: 4 CE hour, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m., $80.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.).
         Long Description: Muscle strength is as important as flexibility. People exercise their hip extensors by squats, but the hip rotating muscles are commonly weak because there is no machine at the gym, and no free weights to exercise them. Even yoga teachers are frequently weak in hip rotation. The exercises in this short workshop were "discovered" during Chi Gung warmups taught by Tai Chi teacher Willie Lim. You will learn: a) How to assess the hip rotators of your clients for weakness while the recipient lies on a massage table, b) How to assess your own hip rotators while standing, c) Standing exercises for hip medial and lateral rotators for you and your clients, c) Three levels of exercise from gentle for older clients to extreme for athletes. There are additional benefits to using chi gung including a) energy boost through your chakras, b) better digestion, c) clarity, good study break for 5 minutes. Please wear comfortable workout clothing, bring water, and be prepared to sweat a little. Patrick has posted six videos of these exercises on Youtube beginning with: http://youtu.be/pt7QuIbxsDI . For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

        
         Monday June 22, 2015,

Healing Trauma and Cellular Memory by Charting Progress with Subjective Interview - Advanced SOAP Charting/Communication
        
Short Description: In this communication workshop we practice asking the kind of questions that plant seeds of healing, and giving nonjudgmental, compassionate feedback. Based on Diana Thompson's Seattle workshop and her book, Hands Heal.

         Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile) 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $120.00, minimum 1 student, please register before Friday 9 a.m. (72 hours).
        
Long Description We are not counselors. But we may gather information before, during and after our sessions that help us provide therapy for the body. We are allowed to ask questions. Asking the right kind of question plants a seed that grows into healing and enlightenment later. We are allowed to give the person feedback about their muscles, for example, "Your muscles are softening, your brain must be turning down the voltage it sends to your muscles." Or, "This muscle isn't softening like the others did." This kind of feedback helps the person "figure out" how his or her trauma, brain and cellular memory are releasing, or are not yet releasing. This workshop will help you decide what to document, if you keep SOAP charts. But the day is more about you learning what kinds of communication assist the healing process. Handouts include lists of good questions. You will learn how to give nonjudgmental, compassionate feedback and ask questions that heal. Your instructor Patrick Moore attended Diana Thompson's workshop in SOAP charting and healing communications in Seattle, as part of his training to become one of the first Preferred Providers of massage in Washington State in 1995. Recommended Reading: Hands Heal: Communication for Manual Therapists by Diana Thompson link: http://amzn.com/1609133870 . For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.


         Sunday June 28, 2015

Reiki Level One (Shoden) Reiki Practitioner
          
Short Description: Activate your intuition, boost your healing capacity and accelerate your spiritual path. Certifies you as a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level I, (Shoden) First Degree Practitioner. You will learn to give Reiki both hands-on and hands-above, to yourself and clients. Your teacher graduated his first Reiki Masters in 2001.
          Details: 5 CE hr, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), , 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $150.00 for Reiki I Sunday or $350.00 for Level I and II Sunday and Monday (save $50.00), minimum 1 student, please register before Thursday 9 a.m. (72 hours).

          Long Description: Activate your intuition, boost your healing capacity and accelerate your spiritual path. This one-day workshop certifies you as a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level I, (Shoden) First Degree Practitioner. Additional practice after the class is necessary to embrace the capabilities of Reiki Level One. The Reiki Level One manual is included. You will receive a lineage chart showing how you are connected back to the teacher Mikao Usui in Japan. Workshop type: mixed hands-on partner-exercises with lecture and receiving your spiritual attunements. Lunch break is 1 hour away from the training location. Breaks are given. You may re-attend Reiki Level I with Patrick Moore, space permitting, at any later date. No prerequisite. Maximum number of students 6, minimum 1. Preparation: Please wear comfortable clothing, please refrain from toxins 24 hours prior. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. Be prepared to be safe, compassionate, patient, present and nonjudgmental for the others in the class. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

          You will learn a) The thorough history of Reiki, what it is, and how it works, b) The Reiki Principles, c) The Usui Precepts, d) Essence balancing scanning process, e) Byosen scanning, f) A how to do the full, Level I, hands-on Reiki treatment, g) Hand positions for self-treatment, h) How to give a Reiki treatment with hands above the body, i) giving and receiving a brief Reiki session, j) Bringing Reiki into your everyday life, k) Reiki questions and answers, l) The 21-day cleansing cycle, m) A complete, workable system of healing to begin using immediately, n)Reiki attunement to Level I, o) Certificate of certification to Reiki Practitioner Level I. Patrick Moore first received his Reiki Training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000, graduated his first Reiki Practitioners and Masters in 2001, and assisted Stephen to teach Reiki Masters in 2014. Patrick has given Reiki in many situations from  luxurious Scottsdale Spa setting to outdoors with homeless people and animals.


          Monday June 29, 2015

Reiki Level Two (Okuden) Reiki Practitioner

          Short Description: Level Two Reiki is called Okuden, or "Inner Teaching." More technical than level One, you learn to send energy at any distance. Deepens your commitment to serving others and yourself through discovering your spiritual essence.

          Details: 6 CE hr, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile),  9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $250.00 for Reiki Level Two Monday or $350.00 for Level I and II Sunday and Monday (save $50.00), minimum 1 student, please register before Thursday 9 a.m. (72 hours). PREREQUISITE: Reiki Level One. (offered the previous day, though you can take Level One from any qualified Reiki Master/Teacher), bring your level one certificate. Workshop type: mixed hands-on partner-exercises with lecture and spiritual attunements. Lunch break is 1 hour and away from the training location. Time for breaks are given. You may re-attend Reiki Level II Practitioner classes with Patrick Moore, space permitting, at any later date. Maximum number of students 6, minimum 1. Preparation: Please wear comfortable clothing, please refrain from toxins 24 hours prior. You will be practicing hands-on about 25% of the time. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. Be prepared to be safe, compassionate, patient, present and nonjudgmental for the others in the class. Additional practice after the class is necessary to gain the experience and confidence you need to embrace the capabilities of a Level II Reiki practitioner. Upon completion of the class, you will be certified as a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level II, Second Degree Practitioner. Includes Reiki Level Two Manual. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

          Long Description: Activate your compassion and your inner power. You will receive the Second Degree (Okuden) Reiki attunement. This is a spiritual event that awakens and intensifies your presence with Reiki energy. Level Two Reiki moves you closer to your true self, deepens your spirituality and solidifies your connection with energy. Level Two is more technical than level One. You will learn how to send energy to someone who is distant, and also into the past and future. Level Two Reiki expects from you a deepening commitment to be of service and dedication to discover your natural spiritual essence. Level Two is called Okuden which literally means "Inner Teaching."

          Level II Reiki brings you into more direct contact with the three Second Degree symbols (Power Symbol, Mental/Emotional Healing Symbol, Distant Symbol). For each of these three symbols it is important you learn their meanings, applications, pronunciation, spelling and how to draw these sacred symbols. You learn many ways to use them to reach higher levels of awareness, manifestation and healing for yourself and others. As you draw the symbols you begin to get impressions about them, you perceive the symbols and their energy. You will experience the increased flow of the Reiki by placing the symbols into your body. In addition to what you learned in Level One you will also gain: a) how to prepare yourself, the table and the client, b) more practice scanning the body's energy, c) establishing a Reiki practice, d) guidelines for Reiki treatments, e) using Reiki on plants and animals, f) using Reiki in jobs, events, meetings, relationships and other activities, g) using Reiki with other healing arts, h) using Reiki with creative arts and nature, i) Japanese Reiki Techniques, j) balancing the chakras, k) finding the imbalances in the body, l) sending Reiki long distance, m) balancing the chakras, n) ethical issues--when to use Reiki, o) responsibilities of the Reiki Level Two Practitioner and looking ahead to the responsibilities of a Reiki Master and Teacher, p) how much to charge for Reiki, q) time for your questions and answers r) receiving your Level Two Reiki attunement, s) "Congratulations. You are now a certified Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Level II Practitioner."

          


         Sunday July 5, 2015

Deep Tissue of the Psoas and Hip Rotators Using your Elbow

         Short Description:     Learn to use your elbow gracefully. Not only for those who like deep pressure, this happens to be the most comfortable and gentle way to reach and relax the piriformis, glutes and psoas.
         5 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $125.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours in advance (before Thursday 9 a.m.).
         Long Description: Your elbow is a great tool to use for relaxing muscles. First, it is far more sensitive than you realize. Not only can you feel the shape of deep muscles using your elbow, with steady moderate pressure you can sense when the muscle begins to soften and melt. Then, your elbow is indestructible--it saves your wrists and thumbs from injury, allowing you to stay longer in the profession. In this workshop you will learn to palpate muscles using your elbow, as accurately as if you were using your most sensitive fingers. You will learn to vary your pressure from one ounce to 30 pounds in more than a hundred gradations. Then you will use your elbow to "melt" or relax these muscles on your partner: the eight hip lateral rotators--Quadratus Femoris, 2 Gamellis, 2 Obturators, Piriformis, Gluteus Maximus and Gluteus Medius, one hip medial rotator--TFL Tensor Fascia Latte, and finally Psoas. When your partners practice on you, you will be surprised to feel how comfortable the elbow is to receive, compared to fingers. This is because the elbow is round and broad, and the pressure is stable, which allows you time to relax into it. This class is done clothed so wear yoga clothes, sweats or loose stretchy material. Please bring one bottom sheet and pillow case--no lotion or oil is needed. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.
     

                                                  

          Monday July 6, 2015

Cranial Motion Lab

          Short Description: For all levels from beginner to expert craniosacral. You will increase your confidence. You will feel motion first at the feet where motion is strongest, then at the shoulders, neck and finally the jaw and head where it is weakest.

          Details: 4 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., $100.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.).

         Long Description: Cranial motion is the movement sensed during craniosacral therapy, visceral manipulation, lymph drainage, nerve manipulation and brain manipulation. The recipient's body moves very slowly, all day and night, even during sleep. Your hands are capable of feeling these motions. Why sense cranial motion? First, this helps you to prioritize what this person's body needs most today. Second, it feels super-relaxing for the recipient. Third, you are tuning in to the person's own self-diagnostic process and self-healing process which empowers the recipient. This workshop was designed for people who have attended at least one cranial class, both for those who think they "didn't get it," and for those already practicing cranial who would like to increase their confidence. You will feel motion first at the feet where motion is strongest, then at the shoulders, neck and finally the jaw and head where it is weakest. This is a hands-on workshop spent mostly at the massage tables. Patrick learned craniosacral from Dr. Bruno Ducoux, Osteopath from Bordeaux France, in 1995-96 and specialized in craniosacral until 1999. Patrick has learned from several additional Osteopaths and Physical Therapists and can teach to those who have learned craniosacral as energy motion, cerebrospinal fluid motion, bone motion, nerve motion and muscle motion. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

 

          Sunday July 12, 2015

Digging Up Fossils - Deep Tissue of the Spine Using Your Elbow   
          Short Description: Learn to use your elbow gracefully. Not only for those who like deep pressure you will also learn to use your elbow lightly. Your elbow provides a steady pressure up or down the spine that clients can relax into.

          Details: 5 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $125.00, minimum 1 student, please register before Thursday 9 a.m. (72 hours).
         Long Description: Your elbow is a great tool to use for relaxing muscles. First, it is far more sensitive than you realize. Not only can you feel the shape of deep muscles using your elbow, with steady moderate pressure you can sense when the muscle begins to soften and melt. Then, your elbow is indestructible--it saves your wrists and thumbs from injury, allowing you to stay longer in the profession. In this workshop you will learn to palpate muscles using your elbow, as accurately as if you were using your most sensitive fingers. You will learn to vary your pressure from one ounce to 30 pounds in more than a hundred gradations. The elbow is not only a way to deliver high pressure for those who like that. The elbow has a large round surface which makes it comfortable to receive. And you can hold a moderate pressure steady, which gives the recipient time to relax into it.

          You will use your elbow to "melt" or relax the paraspinal muscles of your partner. The muscles along the spine are not often relaxed, and may hold very old tensions, which feels like "fossils" being unearthed. This class makes the paraspinals simple: there are two rows of muscles parallel to the spinous processes. One row backbends the spine, and the more lateral row (including QL) sidebends. Several other muscles cross these rows, attaching to the scapulae (like rhomboids). You will learn to discern all of these muscles using your elbow. You will feel the muscles sinking under your elbow as they relax, and then it is your turn to receive!

          We will be working on the bare back. Please bring a set of two sheets and face cradle cover. Please bring grapeseed or other vegetable oil, not lotion, because oil has the proper "drag" for doing slow sliding along the spine, and lotion is too slippery. If you don't own any massage oil bring a small container with one or two ounces of olive oil, or any vegetable oil from your kitchen. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

 

          Monday, July 20, 2015

Equality in Therapy and Business
          Short Description: Contrary to what we are taught in other ethics classes, therapists rarely abuse power. More often therapists are the ones controlled by clients and employers. Honest group discussion discovers how to balance the power more equally, relieving one pressure many of us feel in our jobs.

          Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $120.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.).

          Long Description: Have you heard about "power differential?" Experts in our field say equality is impossible--they say LMTs always have more power than recipients. In my experience both as a therapist and teacher, the opposite seems truer: most therapists feel that it is the client who holds more power.

          There are many things we can do to equalize the power. A more equal relationship means the recipient will be more responsible for his or her own changes, rather than expecting us to "fix them." Equality means they will heal more fully and feel more empowered. Equality means you won't feel so fatigued and you will enjoy the profession as long as you like. 

          This is a group-discussion workshop. Unlike other Ethics classes (this class fulfills NCBTMB Ethics Standard V), you won't be lectured. Instead, you drive what we talk about with your true examples, responses from other therapists, and time for your questions. We will cover ways to make relationships more equal with recipients, employees, bosses and contractors, in both business and therapy. Do you agree destination spas encourage guests to see therapists as subservient? Do you agree employers generally want to control employees? Are clients really at risk of you exerting excess power over them, or is it more you who is at risk from being controlled by clients? A fun class for questions and honest exploration. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

          Sunday, July 26, 2015

Reiki Level Three (Shinpiden) Reiki Master
          Short Description: This one-day class and attunement, along with demonstrating your commitment to service, healing others and yourself, is all you need to be a Reiki Master and a Reiki Master/Teacher. The second day is optional for those who would like more support in teaching.

          Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $525.00, discount for registering for Reiki Master and Reiki Teacher Training the following Sunday, $600.00 for both Sundays (save $50.00), minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Thursday 9 a.m.). Includes Reiki Master Manual. Prerequisite: Reiki Level Two- (offered the previous month, though you can take the prerequisite Level Two from any qualified Reiki Master/Teacher) bring your level two certificate. Lunch break is 1 hour away from the training location. Breaks are given. You may re-attend any Reiki Master classes with Patrick Moore, space permitting, in the future. Maximum number of students 6, minimum 1. Preparation: Please wear comfortable clothing, please refrain from toxins 24 hours prior. You will be practicing giving Reiki Master-level energy and Reiki attunements, with lecture, discussion, time for questions and receiving your Reiki Master attunement. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. Prepare to commit to being a Reiki Master, which may include serving humanity through giving Reiki energy treatments, giving distance Reiki or teaching Reiki. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

          Long Description: This is not simply a certificate of completion, given to anyone who was there for the day. The Reiki Master class is a process you must participate in fully to be certified as a Usui Shiki Ryoho Reiki Master. You may take the Reiki Master class even if you are not sure you want to teach Reiki. The Reiki Master attunement furthers your personal and spiritual development even if you don't teach, especially as you continue to practice Reiki using the master level symbols after the class and embrace the experiences that come with this practice.

          You will learn: a) How to give Reiki attunements for Reiki I&II and full Reiki Master, b) How to give the Healing attunement, c) The values and spiritual orientation of a true Reiki Master, d) The Usui Master symbol which increases the effectiveness of the Reiki II symbols, can also be used for healing, e) The Tibetan Master symbol, f) Receiving the Usui Master attunement which increases the strength of your Reiki energy, g) Practice giving Reiki to someone sitting in a chair using the two master symbols, h) Description of Reiki Master symbols, how to draw them, pronounce them, their meaning, how to initiate them and when you use them, how to do the Violet breath and Hui Yin procedure for giving attunements, i) Practicing all levels of attunements on each other j) Understand Healing Attunements k) Reverence for life l) The ethics of being a Reiki Master or Reiki Master/Teacher, m) Commitment to a lifestyle of ongoing healing for others and oneself. 

          Shinpiden literally means "Mystery Teaching." The energy available from the Reiki Master level is said to be ten times stronger than Level II Reiki. The reasons for this are the Reiki Master symbol and, perhaps even more, the degree that you embrace the qualities, responsibilities and commitment of a Reiki Master or Reiki Master Teacher. Receiving your Reiki Master Level Attunement is a spiritual experience in itself. The attunement solidifies your connection with the energy. You are then supported by energy to discover and fulfill your life's purpose.

          When Mikao Usui rediscovered Reiki in Japan in the 19th Century, he trained people for a year or more in his clinics before he considered their training complete. This one-day intensive aims to provide the essence of what Usui taught and expected of his Reiki Masters. This includes a thorough understanding of seven things: Unconditional Compassion, Non-judgment, Non-self-importance, Presence, Patience, Vulnerability and Curiosity.

          The second, optional day, the following Sunday provides what Usui expected of his Reiki Master Teachers. You do not need to take the second day in order to become a Reiki Master/Teacher.

          Patrick Moore received his Reiki training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and repeated the levels with Stephen in New Mexico in 2002. Patrick co-taught the Reiki Master and Master/Teacher class with Stephen in 2014 in Prescott, AZ.

 

          Sunday, August 2, 2015

Reiki Teacher Training   
         Short Description: Open only to Reiki Masters (bring your certificate), this optional workshop helps those who want to build more confidence as a Reiki Teacher. You also learn the essence of Usui's vision of Reiki and how to embrace your personal hurdles in stepping up to this honor and responsibility.

         Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $150.00, or take a discount for registering attending both this class and the Reiki Master class the previous Sunday, $600.00 for both (save $50.00), minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Thursday 9 a.m.).
          Long Description: If you really want to learn something thoroughly, teach it. Teaching Reiki gives skills and gifts to other practitioners who will pass it to further practitioners and -- who knows how many people will benefit over time? Reiki Teacher Training is an extra day beyond the tradition of Reiki. No additional attunement is given. It is simply for those Reiki Masters who feel they would benefit from additional support and training, to boost their confidence and answer their questions regarding teaching. . You do not need to take this class to become a Reiki Master/Teacher. Anyone who is a Reiki Master is authorized to teach. This class simply helps Reiki Masters feel more confident and prepared before taking the step of teaching.

          You will receive an additional handout beyond the Reiki Master manual that breaks down what you may teach in each of the three levels. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior. Prerequisite: Reiki Master (bring your certificate).

          You will learn teaching style, priorities as a teacher and you will practice teaching with feedback from others in the class, which will boost your confidence. You also learn the essence of Usui's vision of Reiki, teaching, and how to embrace your personal hurdles in stepping up to this honor and responsibility.

          Patrick Moore received his Reiki training from Stephen Bruno in Seattle in 2000 and repeated the levels with Stephen in New Mexico in 2002. Patrick co-taught the Reiki Master and Master/Teacher class with Stephen in 2014 in Prescott, AZ.

          Monday, August 10th, 2015,         

Expectations - Theirs and Yours
          Short Description: Clients' expectations of us are often... unrealistic. When we invite them to say their expectations aloud, their expectations of us become more realistic. This is a huge relief to us. We all benefit from this enhanced communication workshop.
          Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $120.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.).  

          Long Description: This workshop helps therapists, teachers and anyone who wants to improve communication and relationships. It is so easy to ask, "What are your expectations of me? What are your expectations of the session today? What are your goals for us to meet over time?" These easy questions get people thinking, which serves them. It gets their expectations out into the open, so you don't have to guess, which makes your job and your life so much easier! Now, how realistic are people's expectations of massage therapy? Do they ever expect too much of us massage therapists? Yes, they do. If we give them a chance to express their expectations, out of politeness they will refrain from saying they expect us to "fix them" and do everything for them. This also makes your job easier because then they can't hold you to their unrealistic expectations because they didn't say them aloud when you gave them the chance. There are also times when it is appropriate for you to share your expectations. The truth is, none of us really have good clarity about ourselves. We all hold unrealistic expectations of ourselves and others. So this class also helps us with personal discovery and spiritual development. We help others as we help ourselves in this group-discussion, honest feedback workshop. You will become more confident communicating with people about their expectations and yours. Please bring your questions, case histories, and personal experiences so that we have interesting real examples to learn from. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.


          Sunday, August 16th, 2015

Melting Muscles 2 - Prone          
          
Short Description:  You are guaranteed to feel muscles soften, sink and melt under your fingers, from upper trapezius, QL, to hamstrings and gastrocs. Muscles melt when the brain reduces the voltage to that muscle. You will be receiving several hours of quality work as well.
         Details: 7 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., $175.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.). Discounts: This class (Melting Muscles 2: Prone) plus Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis the following Sunday, August 23, $275.00, 13 CE hours (you save $50.00). This class plus Melting Muscles 3 plus Melting Muscles 6: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis, Monday August 24, 18 CE hours, $375.00 (you save $75.00)

          Long Description: Melting Muscles is a gentle maneuver that works by making friends with the brain. You actually feel each muscle sinking under your fingers as the brain reduces the voltage to that muscle. The brain is feeling safe enough to let down its guard. That's wonderful! If the brain lets down its guard for 30 minutes or more, profound, lasting changes can occur.

          This is a hands-on-body, partner exchange workshop. The first 5 hours we work through recipients' clothing and the last 2 hours we do a draped 1-hour exchange using oil or lotion. Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through your clothing. Please bring one full set of sheets and oil or lotion.    Melting Muscles 2 has recipients prone (face down). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) lower trapezius, 3) levator scapula, 4) triceps, 5) wrist flexors, 6) lumbar sidebenders (QL), 7) 8) 9) gluteus minimus, medius and maximus, 10) 11) piriformis and quadratus femoris, 12) 13) hamstrings medial and lateral, 14) 15) gastroc and soleus, 16) 17) 18) tibialis posterior and toe flexors. For those who like theory, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior and you can read more about how it works. Some time is set aside for talking about how it works, responding to your questions and concerns but most of our time will be spent practicing.

          After two articles published in 2002 and 2003, Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States. Repeats: You may repeat any Melting Muscles class at no cost, space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles and Unwinding Muscles workshops are good to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught. Melting Muscles Teacher Training is held once a year each winter.

          You need this class as a prerequisite (or Melting Muscles 1: Supine) if you want to take Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis, offered the following week. There are discounts for registering for these classes together.


          Sunday, August 23rd, 2015        

Melting Muscles 3 - Melting the Atlas and Axis
         
Short Description:  Sitting on a stool, cradling the recipient's head in your hands, you will melt the one muscle they haven't been able to relax. This helps them rotate their head more freely. Gentle alternative to cracking the neck. Prerequisite offered the previous week.
         Details: 6 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), , 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., $150.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.). The prerequisite is offered the previous week. Discount: this class and Melting Muscles 6: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis the next day, Monday August 24, 11 CE hours of Melting Muscles, $225.00 (you save $50.00). Larger Discount: Melting Muscles 2 the previous Sunday, this class and Melting Muscles 6: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis the next day, Monday August 24, 18 CE hours of Melting Muscles, $375.00 (you save $75.00)

          Long Description: Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of neck pain, headaches and jaw tension. They can't turn their head as far as they should, which means the atlas (C1) has difficulty rotating on the axis (C2). What is pulling the atlas out of alignment with the axis? What is resisting full range of motion, in turning one's head? What else could it be, other than a tight muscle? How would you like to be able to find that one tight muscle and melt it? 

          Melting Muscles is a gentle maneuver that works by making friends with the brain. Since the Atlas and Axis are fragile, we will be working even more gently and slowly. Givers will be seated on a stool the whole time they are giving, cradling the head in their hands. We use no force on the neck, not even stretching. When you are done, the head naturally rotates further, and the person's symptoms decrease. 

          This is a slower, more meditative technique, geared for somewhat patient practitioners. A melting the atlas and axis session can be as short as 5 minutes, incorporated into a massage, or as long as an hour as a standalone specialty. Your individual fingers will become stronger as you use them more specifically.

         You will learn: a) How to find the Obliquus Capitis Inferior muscle, that is primarily responsible for rotating the atlas on the axis, b) How to press the muscle just right so the brain to feels safe enough to reduce the voltage, c) How to "melt" the OCI muscle while the recipient is prone and supine. As well as giving, you will receive about 2 hours or more of this very relaxing treatment with different partners.

          Patrick Moore published "Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion" in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has taught this method to a thousand practitioners in 13 States.

          Prerequisite? Yes! Melting Muscles 1 or 2 (offered the previous week). Minimum 1 student. The Atlas and Axis are special and require your deeper understanding to treat well. So please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior, and please at least look over the handouts before the class. Please bring one bottom sheet and one pillowcase. Recipients remain clothed so please wear comfortable clothing.


          Monday, August 24th, 2015
Melting Muscles 6 Unwinding the Atlas and Axis
          Short Description:  If you've taken the prerequisite "Melting the Atlas and Axis," you may attend this advanced, slow-motion technique that combines craniosacral motion with muscle palpation. The gentlest alternative to cracking the neck.
          Details: 5 CE hours, taught by Patrick Moore LMT, BA (520-334-8950 mobile), , 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., $125.00, minimum 1 student, please register at least 72 hours prior (before Friday 9 a.m.). The prerequisite is offered the previous day.
          Long Description: Craniosacral therapy shows us that the body moves itself with a tiny force. A sensitive therapist can sense this motion and help the body against gravity, to move into its position of comfort. This workshop applies craniosacral motion to head rotation. You don't need previous training in craniosacral, but you do need to have taken Melting Muscles 5: Melting the Atlas and Axis. 

          While holding the head, you will feel that a force of about one ounce is attempting to rotate the head to one side or the other. You will learn how to hold the head and how to move it the direction it wants. This position shows you which muscle is too tight. If the head rotates left, it is the left rotator that has more voltage. Now you will melt the muscle that is too tight. Naturally, once the muscle melts, the head wants to return toward neutral. This process is called unwinding muscles.

          Unwinding muscles provides accurate diagnostic assessment. It is super-gentle and honors what the body wants. It uses the body's own intelligence both for assessment and correction. It is non-controlling and non-forceful. It is natural. It is not you "fixing" them, but you helping the brain resolve its own tensions. The recipient feels so secure, safe and relaxed that it is almost a spiritual experience for them. Relaxations lasts, because tension that is resolved by the person's own brain, stays resolved.

          Unwinding the atlas and axis isn't for everyone. You have to be patient and enjoy slow, meditative technique. This is an advanced technique. 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Recipients will be lying face-up. Givers will be seated on a stool at the head of the table. So it is a very slow pace. 10 minute breaks each hour.

          Patrick Moore developed this atlanto-axial technique between 1995-2001 and published it in 2003. Since then he has taught it in 13 U.S. States. This class has a prerequisite: melting the atlas and axis (offered the previous day) Sorry, no exceptions for taking the prerequisite -- the maneuvers taught in Melting the Atlas and Axis are necessary for you to know before unwinding this joint and muscles.

          Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables. For those who like to prepare in advance, please give your email address when you register so you can receive pdf handouts 3 days prior.

Monday, April 27, 2015

New Workshops announced at Spa Zeta on Oracle

To register for the workshops below you may call Spa Zeta, 544-8086, online through https://www.mindbodyonline.com and search for “Spa Zeta”, or now using your phone using the app, “MindBodyOnline”. Isn’t that cool?

 

     Sunday, May 3, 2015

Length and Strength: Hip Rotators and Psoas

     6 CE Hours, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $150.00, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Course Description:

     The hip needs 45 degrees of medial and 60 degrees of lateral rotation in order for the sacro-iliac joint to function properly. Most people lack full range of motion in hip rotation because of a too-short (too tense) muscle. Most people also lack full strength, or a balance of strength in the four hip rotation groups.

     You will learn:

     -- 3 length assessments and three strength assessments:

          -- hip medial rotation,

          -- hip lateral rotation, and psoas length/strength.

     -- 2 ways to lengthen (relax) each of the muscles:

          -- deep tissue in its shortened position

          -- Hold-Relax stretches (PNF or MET)

     -- Several ways to strengthen each of the muscles:

          -- standing tai-chi or chi-gung rotation motions

          -- marching in place

          -- theraband or cable-weights

          -- form running.

     -- Sensitivity to feeling the range of motion where the “pathological motion barrier” occurs.  

     -- Practice “hold-relax” stretching.  

     Stretching will NOT be covered, except for PNF and MET type "hold-relax stretches" that do not forcibly lengthen the muscle.

     Patrick Moore learned length and strength assessment, therapies and exercises from Rich Phaigh in Seattle and Eugene, 1994-1995. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com 

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing that allows your hips to go through a full ROM and be prepared for short exercises. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

     Monday, May 4 2015

How Energy Draws Clients to your Business

     5 CE hour, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), group discussion workshop, $100.00, maximum 10 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start. If there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handout. Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, 101 Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Many authors and teachers say, "Do what you love--the money will follow," "Be of service and you will be rewarded," and that you can "create your own reality" through visualization or imagination. This workshop presents alternative views. Money is not attracted to love, nor to service. Reality is not created by your imagination. It is true we can, and do use energy to draw and to hinder people from finding our businesses. But energy is not a magic good-luck charm. While we are being natural, a natural number of people will find our business, but not like winning the lottery. What is better to learn is how frequently, and in what ways we block and hinder others using our energy. Once we stop blocking and hindering, then naturally people will find our business. Everyone blocks and hinders, so there is no judgment when we do. Sometimes we even have good reasons to block our business from success. We must be honest with ourselves to discover how we have already been using energy our whole lives to draw people and block them, so that we may use our natural abilities more beneficially in the future.

     You will learn:

     -- Energy is neither good nor bad but a neutral tool that can be directed to have many effects.

     -- How to recognize when energy is working to block people from noticing your services.

     -- What is responsibility and how does it shift energy?

     -- What is judgment (even good judgment) and how does it shift energy?

     -- Recognizing and celebrating how much energy we already command.

     -- Realizing how much energy we have always used daily, to divert, block, and draw people

     -- How to redirect energy that is already in use.

     It is good news to know we have influence, that we have always had influence, that redirecting is very simple to do.

     We will not be doing "energy work" with partners, but we will have group discussion and perhaps partner discussions to help us gain clarity and presence with our energy and how we are directing it.

     Preparation: Jot down a few questions you have about energy and business.

     Questions about registration or location? Please call Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086.

     Questions about course content or process? Please call or text workshop leader Patrick Moore, (520) 334-8950. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com

 

 

     Sunday, May 10, 2015

Advanced PNF and Alternatives to Stretching

     5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop--$125.00, limit 6 people maximum, minimum 1, please register by 72 hours prior, (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza. includes handouts.

     Course Description:

     What is PNF? PNF is a quick way to find a muscle that needs to relax, and get the person's own spinal reflexes to relax it. You ask the person to contract the muscle while you hold the limb so it won't move. They contract for 5-10 seconds, and when you tell them to relax, the muscle is suddenly more relaxed.

     You may have learned PNF or MET or "hold-relax stretching" in massage school. This technique does work, but it needs to be done crisply, with clear commands and unwavering resistance, to get results.

     PNF can be applied to any joint in the body, from the rotator cuff to hips, arms, legs, hands, feet and neck. What joints would you like to learn to increase its ROM? Each student gets to pick one joint or ROM and we will practice PNF on your choice.

     What makes this class "Advanced," is that you get to practice with the feedback of someone who spent years doing session after session of nothing but PNF. You will learn:

     -- precisely where to begin the PNF (the pathological motion barrier)

     -- how to feel the different motion barriers

     -- what happens when you "pass" a motion barrier without stopping,

     -- exactly what to say, and when to say it.

     -- exactly how to hold the limb (it really cannot move even one inch).

     -- how to adjust the technique for stronger or weaker limbs.

     Patrick Moore learned MET from Rich Phaigh in Seattle and Eugene, in 150 hours of CE from 1994-1995, and specialized in MET for two years straight. More about Patrick at meltingmuscles.com 

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing that allows your hips to go through a full ROM and be prepared for short exercises. Please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

     Monday, May 11, 2015

Activating Your Intuition

     5 CE hrs Monday, Aug 18, 2014, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch). Group Discussion plus standing partner-exercises, $100.00, maximum 10 students, minimum 1 (please register by 72 hours prior), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, second left after crossing Ina.

     Intuition is very helpful for bodyworkers. Intuition can help you perceive and prioritize the body's greatest needs, the locations of stress, tension and injury, how to treat, for how long, how deep, when to move to a new area, and how often to treat. Everyone "has" intuition but for most of us it has become inhibited by worries, fears and performance anxieties.

     Half of our time will be spent doing partner exercises to stimulate intuition, including private feedback with your partner, and the other half of our time is group discussion about getting past worries and other inhibitions to intuition. Since intuition is natural, activating intuition is less about learning a new skill, than it is about suspending our disbelief and other inhibitions. Still, we will learn a few "techniques" and triggers to "turn it on."

     Patrick Moore studied intuition with counselor and energy healer Stephen Bruno in several hundred hours of workshops in the 1990s. The handouts are borrowed from Stephen's intuition handouts, with permission. 

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086.

 

 

     Sunday, May 17, 2015

Digging Up Fossils - Deep Tissue of the Spine Using Your Elbow                

     5 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop--$125.00, limit 6 people maximum, minimum 1, please register by 72 hours prior, (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza, includes handouts.

     This technique originates from 90's Seattle, with improvements over 20 years. First you will learn to palpate muscles using your elbow, as accurately as if you were using your most sensitive fingers. Once you can be sensitive using your elbow, we will practice varying your pressure--many practitioners think that once the elbow is used, the pressure is either "on" or "off," with "on" being the entire weight of the practitioner's upper body. In fact, you are capable of using a hundred gradations of pressure from one ounce to many pounds, using your elbow, which you will learn. Only then may we begin using our elbows on each other.

     A simplistic view of the spine is that there are two rows of muscles parallel to the spinous processes. Then several other muscles cross these rows, attaching to the scapulae. You will learn to discern all of these muscles using your elbow. You will feel the muscles sinking under your elbow as they relax.

     The muscles along the spine are not often relaxed, and may hold very old tensions, which one recipient named "fossils."

     Prerequisite: None.

     Preparation: You will work on your partner's back and them on yours. Please bring a set of two sheets and face cradle cover. Please bring oil, not lotion. Oil has the proper drag for doing slow sliding along the spine, lotion is too slippery. If you don't own any massage oil bring a small container with one or two ounces of olive oil, or any vegetable oil from your kitchen.

     Questions about content? Contact your instructor, Patrick Moore 520-334-8950 mobile.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086.

 

 

 

     Monday, May 18, 2015

Melting Muscles 1: Supine

     7 CE hours, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop--$175.00, limit 6 people maximum, minimum 1, please register by 72 hours prior, (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), includes handouts, Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza, includes handouts.

     Melting Muscles, is when you actually feel each muscle slowly sinking under your fingers. Muscles are only tight because the brain is contracting them. The brain is likely to decide to relax a muscle when that muscle is short. In this one-day workshop you learn how to shorten each muscle you press, and a few more ways to help the brain feel safe. 90% of the time will be spent giving and receiving at the massage tables.

     Recipients will be supine (face up) all day, half of a full body massage (the prone half of the massage is held a different day). You will feel these muscles melt: 1) the upper trapezius, 2) pectoralis minor, 3) levator scapula, 4) biceps, 5) wrist extensors, 6) thumb adductors, 7) abdominals, 8) TFL, 9) quads, 10) tibialis anterior and 11) toe flexors. There is time for talking about how it works, but most of our time will be spent practicing. If you are more curious about how it works, you may read the handout, which will be emailed to you several days before the workshop.

     First you will melt muscles through clothing. Later you will give a one-hour supine massage with oil or lotion on skin, and then receive one.

     Melting Muscles is therapeutic: the recipient progresses in resolving her tensions. Melting Muscles can be done through clothing. Melting Muscles is also appropriate for a resort or spa setting, where the “therapeutic-ness” can be “camouflaged” under more pleasurable Swedish strokes with oil or lotion. You will learn both approaches in this one-day workshop. By the end of the day you will be confident that you can actually sense muscles changing and softening in 20 second spans.

     Patrick Moore has taught this method to more than a thousand therapists in 13 States, after two published articles in 2002 and 2003.

     Prerequisite? None.

     Preparation: Please wear loose clothing so others can palpate your muscles through clothing, for the first half of the day. Please bring one set of sheets and oil or lotion for the supine draped massage portion of the day. 

     Repeats: You may repeat any of Patrick Moore’s classes that you have taken in the past, at no cost--space permitting. There will be a $25.00 per day fee for repeaters that goes directly to Spa Zeta. You receive no certificate, and no additional CE hours for repeating. Melting Muscles, and Unwinding Muscles workshops are particularly beneficial to repeat, since your hands gain more each time you attend. One student in Baltimore repeated Melting Muscles five times. It is also very helpful for those who plan to teach these techniques to observe the content and process of how the workshops are taught.

 

 

     Sunday, May 24, 2015

Melting Muscles 3: Melting the Atlas and Axis

     6 CE hours, PREREQUISITE, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop-- $150.00 (Incentive to register for both this and Unwinding the Atlas and Axis the following day, $240, you save $35) hands-on workshop, includes extensive handouts, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Course Description:

     Millions of people suffer with the symptoms of neck pain, headaches and jaw tension. They can't turn their head far, without pain or stiffness. This means the atlas (C1) has difficulty rotating on the axis (C2). What should they do? Should they have someone force it, by stretching or thrust? This option is tried millions of times per year. Is it working? It appears force is not curative but helps only temporarily.

     What is pulling the atlas out of alignment with the axis? What is resisting full range of motion, in turning one's head? What else could it be, other than tight muscles? "Tight muscles," means the brain is guarding the joint. The brain is sending excess voltage to certain muscles, and those muscles must contract more, day and night.

     There are only three muscles that rotate the head. We will find the one muscle that has too much voltage. By "melting" this muscle, we support the brain to choose to "turn down the voltage" to that muscle. We can't make the brain relax the muscle and even if we could, I don't see how making people change, serves them in the long run. Instead we "inspire" them to change. We support the brain to feel safe by positioning and relationship. In safety, security and friendly partnership, the brain is very likely to choose, all by itself, to relax that muscle. Then we feel the muscle melt under our finger, and within seconds, the head has more range of motion. 

     You will learn:

     -- How to find the Obliquus Capitis Inferior muscle, that is primarily responsible for rotating the atlas on the axis.

     -- How to assist the recipient's brain to feel safe enough to relax a specific muscle.

     -- How to "melt" the OCI muscle while the recipient is prone and supine.    

     You will gain:

     -- You will receive about 2 hours or more of this very relaxing treatment, rotating with different partners.

     Type of Workshop: Hands-On. 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Givers are usually seated at the head of the table, so even givers are relaxed for this workshop. 10 minute breaks are taken each hour.

     Patrick Moore published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003, and has been teaching these workshops in 13 States since 2002. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     PREREQUISITE: Any Melting Muscles class or palpation equivalent with instructor's permission (please call Patrick Moore).

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing. Please bring a bottom sheet and pillow case to cover the tables and face cradles.

     Questions about how the workshop is presented? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086

 

 

     Monday, June 1, 2015

Melting Muscles 5: Unwinding the Atlas and Axis

     5 CE hrs, PREREQUISITE (offered the day before), 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (one hour break for lunch), hands-on workshop -- $240.00 for both days (a $35.00 incentive) or $125.00 for one-day only if you took the prerequisite already, includes extensive handouts, maximum 6 students, minimum 1 (registrations are counted 72 hours before class start, if there is at least one registration (yours) by 3 days prior, the class will be held), Location: Spa Zeta, 7435 N. Oracle Road, # 101, Tucson, AZ 85704. Going North on Oracle, after you cross Ina it is your Second Left into the Sun Plaza.

     Course Description:

     What is Unwinding Muscles? This workshop is taught under the idea that the body actually, physiologically moves itself into positions of comfort, positions that balance the guarding forces. You may call this cranial motion, but we will consider it as caused by muscles. While holding the head, you will feel that a force of about one ounce is attempting to rotate the head to one side or the other. While the 15-lb head is lying on the table this is not enough force to actually rotate it, but once you pick up the head and support it as if it were floating, now it is free to actually turn. The reason it would turn right, would be that the right obliquus capitis inferior muscle is contracting with slightly more voltage than the left O.C.I. muscle is receiving.

     Why Unwind Muscles?

     A) It provides accurate diagnostic assessment. When you know which way the head is trying to rotate, left or right, immediately you know whether the left or right OCI muscle is more guarded right now.

     B) It shows you exactly what position is the position of balance and comfort. You rotate the head only as far as the head turns itself, and no further.

     C) It provides the best support of the brain, to feel safest, so that it is most likely to choose to release this tension.

     Unwinding the Atlas and Axis is the gentlest, slowest, safest way to resolve the muscle tension that guards the head in rotation. It is not you "fixing" them, but you helping the brain resolve its own tensions. This technique lasts, because tension that is resolved by the person's own brain, stays resolved.

     This is an advanced technique. This technique is for practitioners who are patient, who see the value of being gentle and who enjoy slow, meditative technique. If you have difficulty slowing down or being patient, this may not be the class for you.

     Type of Workshop: hands-on. 95% of the time will be spent with partners giving and receiving. Recipients will be lying face-up. Givers will be seated at the head of the table. So it is a very slow pace. 10 minute breaks each hour.

     Patrick Moore developed this atlanto-axial technique 1995-2001, taking Rich Phaigh's motion-assessment of the atlantoaxial joint and slowing it down to craniosacral speed, along with palpation of the AA-rotating muscle. Patrick began teaching it this method in 2002 and has taught it in 13 U.S. States. He published Melting the Atlas and Axis with the help of Cranial Motion in Massage Therapy Journal in 2003. More about Patrick at http://meltingmuscles.com 

     This class has a PREREQUISITE: MELTING THE ATLAS AND AXIS (offered twice yearly and THE PREVIOUS DAY, Sunday, April 26, 2015) Sorry, no exceptions for taking the prerequisite -- the maneuvers taught in Melting the Atlas and Axis are necessary for you to know before unwinding this joint and muscles.

     Preparation: Wear comfortable clothing, please bring a bottom sheet to protect the tables.

     Questions about the workshop content? Contact your workshop leader, Patrick Moore, mobile 520-334-8950.

     Questions about registration or location? Contact Spa Zeta, (520) 544-8086