Monday, September 19, 2011

New Reflexology Certification

Craig Kienzle
A new certification course offered through Continuing Education will provide LMTs with an opportunity to take three levels of Reflexology so they can offer this modality as either a stand-alone session or integrate it into a general massage. The three certifications offered are:
  • Basic Reflexology Certification
  • Structural Integration Reflexology Certification
  • Advanced Certification in Reflexology
The basic course will focus on learning the reflex locations for every organ, gland and system in the body and a one-hour sequence to alleviate stress and promote wellness. The second level will provide more instruction on structural problems of the feet, how these affect overall health and how to address them. The third level will look at specific populations and conditions and the creation of reflexology treatments that address the whole body.

The first course—Basic Reflexology Certification—consists of five classes that will be held on Wednesdays from 1:15-5:15 p.m., beginning September 21. Cost is $525.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

Alumni Published in Acupuncture Today

Nicholas Sieben, LAc (’08) has had the distinction of being published in the August 2011 issue of Acupuncture Today. His article, “The Sinew Channels: A Lesson in Wei Qi”, focuses on a famous text entitled the Ling Shu. The Ling Shu suggests that the rich wisdom of acupuncture is at risk of being lost if it is not preserved. The full power of acupuncture, as a complete system of medicine, is said to be contained within its teachings.

Nicholas also writes about the historic use of nine needles in acupuncture, compared to the single style of needle popular today. “This is as an "ode" to the wisdom of the Ling Shu, as well as to my own teacher Jeffrey Yuen. I am committed to help preserve the art of the needle, as presented in its original form.”

Congratulations to Nicholas on his accomplishment.

Programs in Medical Assistant and Surgical Technologist Launch in October

Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant

Next month Swedish Institute will launch two new programs—Clinical and Administrative Medical Assistant and Surgical Technologist. Eva Skuka, M.D., will oversee both programs as Dean for Allied Health.

One of the aspects that makes the Medical Assistant Program unique is its education in both clinical and administrative aspects of the profession. Surgical Technologist will focus on the technical knowledge needed in the modern operating room. However, both programs will include the empathetic interpersonal skills so important when helping people through what may be challenging situations.

Both programs lead to an Associate in Occupational Studies degree. For more information speak with an Admissions Advisor on the 5th floor.