Demonstrations & Treatments

In addition to the following demonstrations (where you are encouraged to experience first-hand treatments), we have encouraged each of our instructors to spend time between classes at our "Meet the Expert" Table. Our hope is that this will
give you an opportunity to talk to them, learn more about their
particular area of expertise and passion for the industry.

Sponsored By

By:  Christian Curtis, LAc, LMP

This demonstration will provide an in-depth introduction to acupuncture—including its history and underlying philosophy—based on the complex network of lines of energy, called "meridians," that regulate the flow of vital energy known as Qi. Witness specific application techniques that are used to treat everything from back pain, joint pain, neck pain and headaches, to emotional relief from stress , PTSD, depression/anxiety, sleep disorders, and digestive disorders.
By:  Ashiatsu Deepfeet Bar Therapy©

The original source who brought Ashiatsu barefoot bar massage into the massage industry will be on hand to answer all questions about Ashiatsu contraindications, theory for barefoot compression, certification, equipment, classes and more. 25 minute posterior demonstrations all day long with authorized instructors. Sacrotuberous ligament and piriformis release techniques as well as Ashi Thai will be shown at various intervals. One lucky winner will receive a Ashi Thai Home Study course valued at $350.00

By:  Melinda Maxwell, DC, Newcastle Wellness
Melinda Maxwell uses chiropractic care to improve the health and wellness in all areas of patient's lives, whether they are having problems with back pain or neck pain, or just want to start feeling better when they wake up in the morning. Many seemingly unrelated symptoms often arise from imbalances in the spinal column. Dr. Maxwell takes a "whole person" approach in chiropractic care, which means looking for the underlying causes of disease, discomfort, and pain, as opposed to just treating the symptoms.
Dolphin II Portable Massage Chair
By: Pisces Productions

Other massage chairs require you to use your upper body, which puts strain on your arms, wrists and shoulders. With the Dolphin II, you simply lean and let your body weight do the work. You'll avoid strain and injury and have energy to spare!
NOTE: Pisces Productions is offering a one-time discount of 25% off massage tables and chairs for current students and graduates of up to 1 year. Look for a certificate in your Gift Bag!

Mother Earth Pillows
By: Jeff and Laura Evenson / website

These therapeutic practice pillows are known and loved by individuals and professionals for their natural approach of relieving pain, tension and discomfort, with many and varied therapeutic uses. Made using the natural bounty of Mother Earth, these pillows contain natural grains, herbs, spices and fabric—no synthetics are ever used. The hand-crafted designs are created with love and joy by the staff of Mother Earth Pillows, LLC with your comfort in mind.

By: Kate Benak, CNA 

Kate is the Vice President of the Washington Reflexology Association, and works at Seattle Reflexology and Massage in Queen Anne. She will provide a basic understanding of the theory behind reflexology, demonstrate where the various reflexes are, and show you how to use foot zones as a map for a full plantar foot massage.
Roleo Therapeutic Arm Massager
By: Paul Kleiman, Massage-U /

Come meet Paul Kleiman, former massage therapy department chair in Long Beach, California and President / inventor of the Roleo Therapeutic Arm and Hand Massager. He will demonstrate self-care techniques for hands and wrists using his Roleo self-care tool, in conjunction with self trigger point, stretching and icing. Stop by… your hands will thank you!
Sound and Vibration Therapy with Tibetan Singing Bowls

By: Jahmaal from Eastern Vibration
therapy uses both audible sounds and tangible vibrations to achieve a therapeutic effect . Come explore this novel form of treatment that helps shift the receiver’s brain waves and promotes healing on a cellular level.   NOTE: Jahmaal will be giving an all-day 8 CEU workshop on this modality on the day after the Self Care Fair (Sunday September 24 — entirely separate from the  Fair and not included in your registration fee); click here for more  info and to sign up.

September 23, 2017 
8:00 am – 6:00 pm

Highline College 
2400 S. 240th Street
Des Moines, WA

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