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Wednesday, October 9, 2019

New Iridology Program 10/19/19

Become an Iridologist

New Certification Program !
 
Live On-line Lectures with Hands-on Clinical
Starting Saturday, October 19, 2019   
  
Lead Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy

Levels 1 - 3, Lectures Live Online through Adobe Connect 
Level 4 Clinical with Steven Galloway
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

All classes are 10 am to 3 pm
Each level is $225.00 
   
Level 1   Anatomy & Physiology - Saturday, October 19, 2019 
              Describes the structure and function of all body systems.
 
Level 2  History  & Principles of Iridology - TBA
              History of Iridology
              Principles of Iridology
              What Iridology can show and cannot show
              Iridology Chart                 
  
Level 3   Iridology Analysis - Saturday - TBA
               Iris Color
               Iris Zones
               Constitution
               Open and Closed Lesions
               Autonomic nerve wreath
               Radii Solaris
               Nerve Rings
               Scurf rim
               Lymphatic Rosary
               Sodium ring
               Arcus senilis
               White inflamed fibers
               Pupil configurations
 
Level 4   Iridology Clinical  - TBA
              Students to submit five documented analysis with pictures.    

TBA = Dates set up with level 1 students and teacher.
  
Fees: $225.00 per level
  
All four levels required to complete certification
  
 
Call to Register
(202) 686-8202 - (202) 237-7681


Upon completion of the Iridology Program graduates will receive Practitioner Certifications through the:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Upon payment of each level our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect in order to take the class.
   
For information on additional classes:

 


Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
  www.NaturalHealthDC.com
winmoffice@gmail.com
(202) 686-8202

CE Provider
American Alternative Medical Association
  

Thursday, September 26, 2019

Lymphatic Drainage Class 10/26

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Lymphatic Drainage Therapy

for Licensed Health Care Practitioners  

NCBTMB CE Provider 
Alternative Medicine
Head Instructor
Bodywork
Classes
Quick Link
Instructor
Dr jen 
Dr. Jen Martinez, HD
Certified:
Acupressure Practitioner
Massage Therapist
Reflexologist
Homeopathic Doctor
Designed for:
Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists,
Physical Therapists,
Chiropractors, and
Nurses (LPNs, RNs, Techs)

 
Gain Continuing Education Credit
Total 6 CEUs
 
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 www.NaturalHealthDC.com

(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

Health Professionals and Bodywork
massage 
 

Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a specialized body work technique that is provided by advanced trained licensed and certified health care practitioners such as nurses, massage therapists, and acupuncturists. This therapy applies repetitive pressure at lymph node sites and a stroking technique along lymph vessels that stimulates the movement of lymph fluid. This therapy assists with post surgical swelling and inflammation due to numerous heath complaints such as sinusitis, arthritis, gastritis, back pain, neck pain and more.

  
Nurses Throughout Time
  
Nurses have provided comfort to their patients for many years. In doing so, they have aided their patients with many forms of bodywork therapies. Bodywork including specialized massage has been a part of nursing history with its beginning in Florence Nightingale's first nursing school.  Bodywork is still within the nurse's scope of practice but has been taught less and less over time. Now with the advent of alternative medicine, nursing bodywork is making a resurgence.

Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Naturopaths, Physical Therapists, and Acupuncturists

LIcensed professionals can add this new technique to their skills whereby offering expanded care to their clients.

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Lymphatic Therapy Class


 
Lymphatic Drainage Certification
  
Lymphatic drainage manual therapy is a gentle technique that works through the body's lymphatic system to activate the body fluid circulation and stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. The benefits include reductions in edemas, detoxification of the body, regeneration of tissue as well as many other benefits.

Using exacting anatomical science and distinctive manual processes, Lymphatic drainage massage enables practitioners to detect the specific rhythm, direction, depth and quality of the lymph flow anywhere in the body. The practitioner will use their hands to perform work on the vessels to assess overall circulation and determine the best alternate pathways for draining body-fluid stagnations.

Therapists work with flat hands, using all the fingers to simulate gentle, specific wave-like movements. These subtle manual maneuvers activate lymph and interstitial fluid circulation as well as stimulate the functioning of the immune and parasympathetic nervous systems. It is shown that when these actions are accomplished, the results can be:
  • Reduction in edemas (swelling) and lymphedemas of various origins
  • Detoxification of the body
  • Regeneration of tissue, including burns, wounds and wrinkles
  • Anti-aging effects
  • Relief of numerous chronic and subacute inflammations, including sinusitis, bronchitis and otitis
  • Relief of chronic pain
  
Create another stream of income by networking with Medi spas, Oncology clinics and Physical rehab clinics who are now hiring therapist for Lymphatic Drainage.
  
  
October 26, 2019
Class Time - 10am to 4pm
  
Lymphatic Drainage Manual Therapy

The student will be able to:

- Explain the function and location of the lymphatic system.
- Explain the benefits of lymphatic drainage.
- Explain contraindications of lymphatic drainage.
- Perform basic lymphatic drainage massage routine.
  
 
Fee: $225.00  
  

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Olney Wellness Center
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 www.NaturalHealthDC.com
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
 
       Call to Register!       (202) 686-8202,
             (202) 237-7681, (301) 538-9540

Sunday, September 1, 2019

Fundamentals of Massage Class 9/15

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
The Institute 
Is proud to present to the public the course of:

FUNDAMENTALS IN MASSAGE THERAPY

 TO HEAL MY FAMILY AND ME
  
or 
 
To Add a Skill to your current Licensed Health Care Profession

Nurses, Home Health Care Aides, Nursing Technicians, Nursing Assistants, Personal Care Providers,  Physical Therapists, Aestheticians

Sunday September 15
2:00 pm to 5:00 pm
$75.00

Instructor: Laura Lopez, LMT
Licensed Massage Therapist and Aesthetician 
Licensed Practitioner
  
  
 Massage Therapist
Aesthetician

Offering:

Massage Class

Cranio-Sacral Therapy

Therapeutic Massage 

Deep Tissue Massage

Swedish Massage

Thai Yoga Massage

Lymphatic Drainage

Facials
  
Treat
 
Inflammation, Pain, General Wear and Tear,  Arthritis, Sciatica, and more...

massage


The Massage Class 


This course offers massage therapy training with a holistic approach for any person interested in learning the basics of massage without being enrolled in a formal program.
 
The goal of this course is to present the student with the knowledge necessary to perform a whole body massage for any person of your family, relative, loved ones, couples and to bring out the excellent healing touch skills that everyone is gifted with.  It will cover how these techniques can be used personally or added to your current health profession. 
 
If you think that you would be interested in a carrier as a Massage Therapist or have inclinations to heal with the power of touch and help people feel better, this SPECIAL SEMINAR is for you.
 
The topics that will be covered in this three hour course are:
 
1.- Massage Technics (basic strokes) and application to a particular area and the way it is performed. Psychological, Physiological, and Mechanical effect of each will be reviewed in the class including the Fundamental of Massage Therapy.

2- You will learn how to apply the Massage Technics and perform the different modalities within massage, as well as explaining the differences between them. They are: Deep Tissue, Swedish, Reflexology, Lymphatic, and Myofascial.

3-The Ayurvedic approached to massage will also be covered and it will be compared with the Traditional Chinese Medicine approach.
 
4- Why Massage Therapy is so effective in the modern world as well as a very good complementary and alternative technique to treat different kinds of pathologies and symptoms of many diseases.
 
5-To performed a whole body treatment on a person so they will feel like new!
 
6- Learn proper body mechanics in order to protect your body as you performed the treatment while taking care of your loved ones and yourself.

You will be able to appreciate the different strengths that can be used for different proposes depending on the symptoms and how they can be diminished.
 
You will leave with a knowledge of Massage Therapy. Therefore, you will have a holistic approached to health and the importance of Massage Therapy in the modern world and you will know why it is so beneficial for you, its effects on the body and others.


About the Instructor: 

Laura is a licensed massage therapist and Aesthetician. She is interested in Holistic Health and became a Massage Therapist to help people get and stay healthy through the gentile power of touch.

Laura graduated from the Central Maryland School of Massage in Frederick in 2011. She is licensed by the State of Maryland, Virginia, and District of Columbia. She is National Board Certified. She is a Yoga Instructor and a Medical Assistant which is a solid background for recovery.

Laura is trained in a variety of Eastern and Western modalities, specializing in Cranio-Sacral Therapy, Swedish, Deep Tissue, and Lymphatic Drainage, Thai massage. Laura works with a diverse group of clientele to help ease the effects of pain and discomfort and recover health or keep it. She provides chair massage at corporate events as as well.

Location of Class:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
within the Wilshire Condo Building      
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Call to reserve you space
Ask About the Bodywork Methods Offered by Laura

Cranio-Sacral Therapy 
Swedish Massage 
Therapeutic Massage 
Lymphatic Drainage 
Deep Tissue Massage 
Thai Yoga Massage 
Aromatherapy Addition
Pampering Papaya Facia
Sandalwood Sublime Facial 

Locations for Laura's Services

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
within the Wilshire Condo Building      
3701 Connecticut Ave., N.W. #1
Washington, D.C. 20008
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Friendship Heights Location
within Nirvana Holistic Spa
5239 Western Ave., N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20015
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202

Silver Spring Wellness Center
Colesville Rd., Silver Spring, MD 20910
In the Heart of Silver Spring
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540
(Facials Not Available in Silver Spring) 
 

Questions or Appointment Requests Online for Laura

By Email
 
By Phone
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

 Call to register 
or  for an Appointment!

Thursday, August 29, 2019

Nutrition Program 9/14

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine

             Become a Health Educator/Nutritional Consultant      

  
 
Health Educator/Holistic Nutrition Program
 
Levels 1 - 5 Lectures Live Online/Adobeconnect
Level 6 Clinical:
Olney, Maryland Location 
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832
 (301) 538-9540
   
Continuing education and prep class for Certification through the 
 American Naturopathic and Holistic Association (ANHA)

Holistic Nutrition Professional Certification

Level 1 - Saturday September 14, 2019
 
Become a Certified Nutritional Consultant
  
Lecture Classes are from 10am to 4pm  "Live-online" using Adobeconnect
Makeup classes are pre-recorded on demand online
 
All lecture classes can be taken online on demand.  On demand classes are pre-recorded and taken at your convenience.  All pre-recorded classes include a live question and answer session with the teacher. Upon completion of each level a special date and time is set up to have a live question and answer session by way of the internet or phone.  
 
Holistic Nutrition (HNC)
Total cost $1,350
Each level $225
2019        
Adobeconnect
HHC1- Anatomy & PhysiologySept 14    Sat
HNC2- Principles of NutritionSept  15   Sun
HNC3- Nutrition and Body ChemistrySept 29    Sun
HNC4 -Fats and SugarsOct 20     Sun
HNC5 -Meal Planning GuidelinesNov 3       Sun
HNC6- Counseling & ClinicalTBA
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681.

TBA Classes to be determined with current students and teacher
 
To register and pay call 202-237-7681  

The classes are taught as independent modules and can taken out of sequence.

 
 
Holistic Nutrition Certification (HNC)
 
HHC Level 1: Anatomy and Physiology, and Medical Terminology.

 This level familiarizes the student with each system of the human physiology and introduces the world of medical terminology. This level will help the student understand the client's description of symptoms and understand physician's diagnosis.

 
HNC Level 2: Principles of Nutrition
Learn the nutritional needs of the human body which includes macro and micro nutrients, enzymes and antioxidants.
 

HNC Level 3: Nutrition & Body Chemistry
The student will learn the effect of the twenty-one chemical elements on colon health, how soft tissue is built, the importance of electrolytes and the importance of bone builders and blood builders.

HNC Level 4: Carbohydrates & Fats
The student will learn the truth about the different types of fats and sugars and how they affect our body.

HNC Level 5: Meal Planning Guidelines
The student will learn dietary planning for optimal health for both adults and children and healing for chronic ailments.

 HNC Level 6: Counseling & Clinical
The student will be supervised by a Naturopath while working with clients. Hand out recipes for clients to try.

 
Each level includes Contact Hours: 6 (6 CEs per Level)   Homework Hours: 4

$225.00 per level

 
The student must complete six levels. Each level is an independent module; therefore, the student may take them out of sequence except for Level VI (clinical). After the completion of the program a student can sit for an exam with the American Naturopathic and Holistic Association.

 
The Washington Institute teaches continuing education classes and a certificate program in Holistic Health/Naturopathy in Maryland.

 
The Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC) has reviewed the Washington Institute's classes and has determined that the Washington Institute of Natural Medicine  can teach in Maryland. 
 
 
Approved for continuing education through the
American Alternative Medical Association
 
Accredited by the
American Association of Drugless Practitioners



Instructor's Credentials
Jen Martinez-Bentley has 18 years of teaching experience.
Doctor of Naturopathy                       September 1999          Nova International
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy      December 2007           National University of Therapeutics
 
Currently teaching at:
Centura College in Chesapeake,VA             
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine    
 
Qualified to teach the following courses:
  • Anatomy & Physiology
  • Aromatherapy
  • Business and Ethics for Body workers
  • Chair Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Feng Shui
  • Herbal Medicine
  • Holistic Medicine
  • Holistic Nutrition
  • Kinesiology
  • Lymphatic Massage
  • Meditation / Visualization
  • Myofascial Therapy (Trigger Point)
  • Myology
  • Pregnancy Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki and Chakra Balancing
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure
  • Spa Modalities including hydrotherapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Traditional Chinese Medicine
 

***

The Washington Institute's Holistic Nutrition Program
is approved by the
American Association of Nutritional Consultants

*** 
Gain continung education credit
CEU Credit for each Level: 6

***
  
 Upon completion certification is provided by the
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Become Registered as a Health Educator

Continuing Education approval by the
American Alternative Medical Association

Call to Reserve Your Space!
  
To participate in the class you must call to register and make the necessary payments.

Upon payment you will either report to our host site in Silver Spring, Maryland or you can participate through
Live On-line attendance with Adobe Connect.

 
If you participate through live on-line attendance our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect approximately 24 hours before the class.

 

 
Upon registering for the class let our representative know that you wish to attend On-line. At that time we will give your information to the instructor. The instructor will prepare for your attendance and will send you hand-outs by email. On site students will receive hand-outs at the time of their arrival to the class.
  
 
Call to Register:
(301) 538-9650, (202) 686-8202

Instructor
 
Jen Martinez, HD
Integrative Homeopath
Certified Nutritional Consultant
NCBTMB Certified
  
  



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Chair Massage Class VA 9/7

Rock that Chair CMOT Workshop
Chair Massage
with Orthopedic Techniques
Saturday September 7, 2019
 with the
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
Fairfax, Va 
Continuing Education Credit Provided

Instructor
Robert White, LMT, DIM
Licensed Massage Therapist

Integrative Massotherapy
Doctor

Obtain Results, Get Return Clients and Referrals

Treat Joint pain, Muscle pain, Athletic conditions, and more... 

Continuing Education with Certification Program
for Licensed Practitioners.

Take your career to a completely new level!
massage
Chair Massage with
Orthopedic 
Techniques


This one of a kind workshop will guide you to performing techniques beyond the basic level of chair massage.  This class combines seated massage techniques with orthopedic massage techniques. You will get better results, return clients, and referrals.

Orthopedic Manual Therapy Massage is a non-impact, low force approach to the treatment of soft-tissue injuries. Working towards mastering these advanced therapy techniques will prepare you to work with clients who are experiencing chronic pain. This workshop will support you in achieving new goals in your practice and career.

6 CE Credits 
Saturday September 7, 2019
9:30 am to 5:00 pm
$159
  
Sponsored by
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
      
Facilitator: Robert White, DIM, LMT
(Doctor of Integrative Massotherapy)
 
The Washington Institute of Natural Medicine is an NCBTMB approved provider for continuing education.

Location of Class:
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
in Fairfax
10560 Main Street, #204
Fairfax, VA 22030
2nd Floor Conference Room
(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202 
 

 
Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
 
Call to register:

(202) 237-7681, (202) 686-8202, (301) 538-9540

Sunday, August 25, 2019

Iridology Program 9/14

Become an Iridologist

New Certification Program !
 
Live On-line Lectures with Hands-on Clinical
Starting Saturday, Sept 14, 2019   
  
Lead Instructor: Jen Martinez, HD
Holistic Health Practitioner
Doctor of Integrative Homeopathy

Levels 1 - 3, Lectures Live Online through Adobe Connect 
Level 4 Clinical with Steven Galloway
3700 Mystic Ct., Olney, MD 20832

All classes are 10 am to 3 pm
Each level is $225.00 
   
Level 1   Anatomy & Physiology - Saturday, Sept 14 , 2019 
              Describes the structure and function of all body systems.
 
Level 2  History  & Principles of Iridology - Saturday, September 28, 2019   
              History of Iridology
              Principles of Iridology
              What Iridology can show and cannot show
              Iridology Chart                 
  
Level 3   Iridology Analysis - Saturday, Oct 19, 2019
               Iris Color
               Iris Zones
               Constitution
               Open and Closed Lesions
               Autonomic nerve wreath
               Radii Solaris
               Nerve Rings
               Scurf rim
               Lymphatic Rosary
               Sodium ring
               Arcus senilis
               White inflamed fibers
               Pupil configurations
 
Level 4   Iridology Clinical 
              Date To Be Determined with Clinical Teacher, Steve Galloway, and                      Students of Levels 1 - 3. Students to submit five documented analysis                  with pictures.    
  
Fees: $225.00 per level
  
All four levels required to complete certification
  
 
Call to Register
(202) 686-8202 - (202) 237-7681


Upon completion of the Iridology Program graduates will receive Practitioner Certifications through the:

Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
and the
American Naturopathic and Holistic Association

Upon payment of each level our office will send you a link to Adobe Connect in order to take the class.
   
For information on additional classes:

 


Washington Institute of Natural Medicine
  www.NaturalHealthDC.com
winmoffice@gmail.com
(202) 686-8202

CE Provider
American Alternative Medical Association