Infectious & Chronic Illnesses

We live in environments filled with all sort of living organisms, both big and small. Most of these organisms are doing the same things human beings are, living!! Unfortunately there are times when the habitats of bacteria, viruses, parasites, etc. get out of hand and begin to cause dis-ease. As healthcare practitioners we have the opportunity to come in to contact with all sorts of conditions. Classes taught at NMSNT are presented as a unit to familiarize students with disease from a variety of perspectives including the ethical challenges of working with HIV or other chronic illness. We also discuss and practice Universal Precautions so that we can contain the spreading of these conditions to ourselves and/or to the people we help. With cancer being a huge issue in these times, the pathology and bodywork treatment of cancer is discussed. Bodywork techniques appropriate for clients during all stages of cancer are taught including Cancer (Oncology) Massage, Chinese Medicine, and Polarity Therapy. Pain relief, comfort, and contraindications are emphasized.

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition. Never disregard professional medical advice or delay in seeking it because of something you have read on this Website.

Additional Courses

Additional Courses

Business Procedures & Professional Ethics

Your success after graduation is of extreme importance to us. Business Procedures & Professional Ethics classes help to prepare students for a broad range of employment opportunities. Information on business procedures, including licensing, accounting, insurance reimbursement, and various marketing strategies are presented.

Graduates have an opportunity to build their clientele working in our Student Clinic. When they are confident and ready to move on to a new treatment setting, we encourage them to provide their repeat clients with the information they need to continue their therapeutic relationship. Being that we are one of the oldest Natural Therapeutics and Massage Therapy schools in the country, we have graduate therapists all over who are often looking to rent space or open their practice to graduates of The New Mexico School of Natural Therapeutics.


Water is the foundation for all life forms. It is considered to be one of the greatest “healers” known to mankind. We have a wide variety of classes that focus on the internal and external uses of water during any phase of the quest for health. Here is a list of a few: water drinking, water fasting, hot spinal packs, cold packs, cold towel friction, foot baths, full body baths, cold sheet packs, hot bucket baths, partial cold packs, enemas and colon irrigation therapy.

Infectious & Chronic Illnesses

Western medical perspective of HIV. Classes are presented as a unit to familiarize students with this disease from a variety of perspectives including the ethical challenges of working with HIV or other chronic illness. Also, covered are Universal Precautions and referral sources. Cancer Education: Pathology of cancer is discussed. Techniques appropriate for clients with all stages of cancer are taught including use of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Polarity Therapy. Pain relief, comfort, and contraindications are emphasized.

Introduction to Core Synschronism

Core Synchronism is a system of hand medicine designed to assist nature in establishing harmony with all parts of the organism.

In the Core Synchronism model, the human organism is comprised of the mental/emotional, etheric and physical bodies* and is animated by the core current.

The core current can be palpated on the crown of the head, and with practice everywhere in the organism. The current is responsible for the movement of cerebrospinal fluid out of the brain.

Pain is the result of a body part (mental/emotional, etheric, physical) being out of synch with the core current and cerebrospinal fluid. Disharmonious motion causes friction, which produces inflammation, which then results in pain or discomfort.

By reestablishing synchronistic balance with the core current, cerebrospinal fluid and the dyssynchronistic body part —through palpation and focused intent— harmony is restored to the organism thus breaking the pain-discomfort cycle.

Core Synchronism is not pathology specific. It is a mechanical system designed to restore harmony to the organism. Establishing balance results in activating an individual’s self-healing ability.

Core Synchronism is deeply relaxing, safe, and gentle, hence there are no contraindications for treatment.


When people hear of Foot Reflexology, they generally think of a “foot massage” and very often fail to realize the depth of the effects to be achieved through this ancient bodywork technique. In an effort to protect our vital organs, our being’s intelligence stores indigestible matter as far away as possible… in our feet. This accumulated “morbidity” diminishes circulation and other body functions long before symptoms present themselves in the corresponding organ/organs. Using deep (Tamasic) stimulation on specific reflexes of the feet, Foot Reflexology helps to improve the function of corresponding organs, connective tissue, bony structure, body systems, and energetic pathways. Reflexology has been used to reduce stress through relaxation. Our instruction details how the feet are mapped out in relation to the body and then integrates this system with Polarity Therapy, making Foot Reflexology a more dynamic and effective modality.