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Spa Series – Scrubbing the Body & Hot Oil Hair Treatment

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April 7, 2018 9:30 am
April 7, 2018 6:30 pm
Cost: $165 - includes materials fee. (Early Bird - 10% Discount; Additional 10% discount given if student attends another Spas Series Class)
The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics
(505) 268-6870
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202 Morningside Dr. SE, Albuquerque, NM, United States, 87108

Date: April 7, 2018

Time: 9:30am – 6:30pm

CEUs: 8

Cost: $165 – includes materials fee. (Early Bird – 10% Discount; Additional 10% discount given if student attends another Spas Series Class)

Spa Series Classes at NMSNT are designed to add diversity to your practice and enhance your knowledge of Spa Touch Therapies. Participation is open to LMTs and massage students. Other professionals by prior consent.

Instructor: Gwynne Ann Unruh LMT #578, RMTI # I-116 Gwynne was the Founder and Director of New Mexico College Natural Healing with Liberal Healing Arts Programs in Massage Therapy and Herbal Medicine. She was Lead Therapist, Spa Trainer and a Consultant at Ojo Caliente Hot Springs Resort & Spa for over a decade and designed ten of their Signature Brand Spa Therapies. More information about her classes and private practice is available at nmsnt.org under Continuing Education or through Gwynne’s website at newmexicohealingtherapies.com

Class Description:

Come explore Scrubbing the Body, Massaging the Scalp & Hot Oil Hair Therapy through theory, demonstration and hands on application. This will include Dry Brush Scrubbing. Sugar Scrubs, Salt Scrubs, Corn Meal Scrubs, and hot towel application for removal of the various scrubs.

We will cover theory, benefits, contraindications, safety issues, oil application to the scalp, massage strokes for the head and neck, patterns for dry brushing and improving lymphatic drainage. We will explore dry brushing implements including brushes, loofas and hand mitts. Class includes a thorough knowledge of hydrotherapeutic hot towel application on the body to a high professional standard. You will learn to effectively, and safely wrap the head with hot towels to relax the body and deliver the oils massaged deeper into the scalp.

Course Objective:

Upon completion of class, students will have a thorough understanding of how to perform effective scrubs, dry body brushing and how to deliver a relaxing scalp massage with hot oil hair therapy, including theory, benefits, contraindications, safety issues, massage strokes, patterns for scrubbing and improving lymphatic drainage. Students will understand how to make their own scrub products and maintain portion control. You will have a thorough knowledge of hydrotherapeutic hot towel removal of the scrub to a high professional standard. Students will explore the various scrubs the therapist can make in class as well as how to perform a Dry Brush Scrub. Sugar Scrubs, Salt Scrubs, Corn Meal Scrubs.

Scrubbing the Body:

A Body Scrub session stimulates the lymphatic & circulatory system by exfoliating dead skin cells with a gentle, but brisk, body scrubbing/brushing. This opens skin pores, releases toxins & takes in oxygen while creating vitality. Skin scrubbing/brushing can sustain or reestablish the skin’s functional integrity and youthful glow. It aids in waste removal, helps slow the skin’s aging process, increases circulation, even improves digestion and alleviates muscular tension. As such, skin brushing is a particularly powerful therapy, which can positively affect the entire body.

Scalp Massage with Hot Oil Hair Therapy:

Warm oil hair and scalp massage can be wonderfully relaxing for the mind and nervous system and help relieve headaches and migraines. Massaging the scalp and hair with warm oil is best way to nourish the scalp and hair topically. It relaxes the mind and nervous system as oils and herbs provide excellent deep moisturizing and nourishing benefits. Head massage enhances blood circulation in the head and neck area and helps promote sound sleep at night. When the scalp is “tight” from stress, circulation and hair growth are impeded. Regular scalp massage can increase the amount of the natural body oil, sebum produced in the hair follicle.

Class is open to: Licensed Massage Therapist, students enrolled in an accredited Massage Therapy Program. Other Professions by prior consent.

Requirements to Pass: Student are expected to attend the entire class, observe the demo, be attentive and engaged throughout the class, participate in discussions, any exercises and complete the hands-on aspect of class.

Make up: None. Student must attend the class as scheduled or retake the entire class.

Instructional Materials Provided: hand outs , essential oils, herbs, oils and products for making scrubs, containers to take home products made, dry brushes ( you take these home)

Student Provides: Student brings to class one bath towel, two large beach towels (or 4 additional bath towels), 15 hand towels, set of sheets, medium sized cooler, pen/pencil.

Registration and Payment: (Register early, as classes can fill quickly.) newmexicohealingtherapies.com to register, pay for classes with a debit or credit card, and for more information about classes and Instructor Gwynne Ann Unruh

Email: camelotroom7@yahoo.com. Send the name of the class you would like to enroll in, your name and phone number and the best time to contact you if needed. I will send you an email with additional information on where to send payment/deposit for the class and what you need to bring.

You may also call me at 575-313-3703 or text me with heading: Spa Classes and your name. A $50 non- refundable payment is required to reserve your place in class. Once I receive your deposit or payment in full for the class, I will send you a confirmation email.


CEUs: Certificates will be awarded for 8 CEUs. You will receive your certificate at the end of the workshop if I have received your full payment for the class.

Certification Requirements: You must attend the entire class and be an active participant to earn a Certificate of Completion. The workshop meets New Mexico Continuing Education requirements for LMTs in the State of New Mexico.

Replacement Certificates: $10 fee for replacing lost certificates.

Tuition Refund and Cancellation Policy: Full refund up to 2 weeks before class with the exception of the $50 nonrefundable deposit. No refund if you cancel your participation in class less than 5 days before the workshop. Instructor may cancel a workshop due to insufficient registration; in this instance, all paid tuition and deposits will be refunded.


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