Healing Arts Connection Continuing Education Center
Marsha Craven, President & Mary Ellen Brown, Partner
  info@How2Heal.com ~ (623) 215-7988 ~ www.How2Heal.com  
1715 W Northern Ave., Ste. 100; Phoenix AZ 85021


National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodyworkers
 Body, Mind, Spirit Continuing Education

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Deep Tissue Integration & Body Mechanics
Notice: Arizona Massage Therapy License Renewal:  Effective September 13, 2013 Continuing Education has been reduced to 24 hours. https://massagetherapy.az.gov/for-applicants 

"24 CE Hrs in 3 Days"



November 3-5, 2017 
(Fri-Sun, 9a-6p) (subject to space available) 
24 CE Hrs - $390/Early Bird $350 EXTENDED to Nov 1

Payment options (9a-6p)
$50 Deposit to hold your place in Deep Tissue Integration - please send name as you wanted it printed on your certificate and first choice of dates to info@how2heal.com

Pay $300 Balance Due by Early Bird Date

$300 Balance due for DTI by Early Bird Date $300 Balance Due (after 
$50 Deposit)


Deep Tissue Integration class Sep'2014
Instructors (far left & right):
Maria McCracken, LMT, NCTMB, RMT
Chris McIlquham, LMT


Deep Tissue Integration provides an opportunity for new & intermediate therapists to: 
  • improve body mechanics,
  • increase viewing efficiency in high-paced environments, and 
  • work with the body’s natural 
    structural alignment to improve 
    client satisfaction. 

Concepts and techniques taught in this course may be used in spa or clinical settings. click for more info

Please see contra-indications before enrolling in Deep Tissue Massage

 Elbow, Lamina Groove 
 (one of the techniques in Deep Tissue Integration)

Deep Tissue Integration & Body Mechanics

Course Description

This course provides an opportunity for massage therapists to improve body mechanics, increase viewing efficiency in high-paced environments and work with the body’s natural structural alignment to improve client satisfaction. Concepts and techniques taught in this course may be used in spa or clinical settings.


  • Body mechanics  

  • Using soft fist, knuckles, elbows and ulnar blade as primary tools

  • Self-Care  

  • Viewing  

  • Deep Tissue Concepts  

  • Anatomy structure and function; Fascial concepts  

  • Application of clinical work in Swedish work  

  • Application of work in different settings  

  • Contraindications/Indications  

  • Pressure Scale  

  • Client-centered approach

Prerequisites: Massage Therapist, athletic trainer, physical therapist, or student or Instructor’s permission.  Healthy & capable of receiving and giving deep tissue massage.  Not recommended if pregnant.

Instructor: Maria McCracken, LMT, NCTMB &/or Chris McIlquham, LMT

CE Hrs: 24  

Fee:  $390/$350 Early Bird

Bring to class:

  • Two sheets, one bath towel, one hand towel;  

  • Viewing clothes: Women two-piece bathing suit, or sports bra and shorts; Men bathing shorts or sports shorts. Viewing shorts should be loose;  

  • Water bottle

Contraindications Contraindications are similar to those in general massage. However, the intensity of deep tissue work requires that a student/client is healthy and capable of receiving this work without harm. Specific contraindications to deep tissue include:

a.    Pain medications or muscle relaxants

b.    Decreased integrity in tissues

c.    Decreased integrity in joints

d.    Acute or unexplained health issues

e.    Psychological aversion to pain

f.     Pain, unmanaged or intolerable

g.    Decreased integrity of vessels or organs in the circulatory system

i.     Pregnant

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Painting "Gateway to Eternity" by Rassouli used with permission and available at www.rassouli.com




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Email:   info@How2Heal.com

 Mail:  Healing Arts Connection
          1715 W Northern Avenue, Ste. 100
           Phoenix, Arizona 85021

           Phone:  623.215.7988


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