Circle of Wellness Rockford IL

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MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

Registration closes 10 days prior to the first day of the session for Community Education Seminars and Continuing Education Courses for Professionals, unless noted otherwise.  

Community Education Seminars

Functional Movement Fundamentals

Community Education Seminar
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Instructor – Kara

10:30 AM—12:00 PM

Fridays

Session 1: May 3rd– June 7th
Session 2: Sept 20th– Oct 25th

Prerequisite: Must be 18

Cost: $210 per person +

Additional cost Kit:  $55 Equipment (1 centre ball, 2 yoga balls )

Week 1&2: Will be using 2 different sized massage balls/treatment tools to learn self-massage/myofascial release techniques to rehydrate and soften the fascia/muscles/connective tissue. Week 1: Lower Body, Week 2: Upper Body

Weeks 3-6 Will focus on retraining muscles and connective tissue through functional basics exercises such as planks/push-ups, squats, sit-ups, standing active postures. Course will build and progress with a natural flow as students are ready. Students are expected to continue to practice myofascial self-care at home during the week to best prepare for classes.

Expected Outcomes: Students can expect to have a base knowledge in fascia and how it can restrict, and inhibit movement in an unhealthy state. Students can expect to also have an understanding of how the fascial chains work together in a healthy way to support and increase movement, strength and mobility by learning basic exercises to retrain their posture and activate dormant muscles. 

Narrative: Functional Movement Fundamentals is a six-week course where you’ll learn to increase mobility, rehydrate your tissues and restore your posture. Weeks 1 & 2 will focus on the issues in your tissues. We will be using two different sizes of massage balls to break up adhered tissues that may be limiting your range of motion and inhibiting movement. In weeks 3-6 we will be focusing on functional movement exercises that will allow you to slowly retrain your posture and build strength and endurance. Combining these two approaches to tissue health will be the perfect way to jump start or reinvigorate your fitness journey! 

The founder of Happy Body, Healthy Mind, Kara is a massage therapist, yoga teacher and certified personal trainer. After 13 years specializing in manual myofascial therapy, Kara wanted to use her knowledge and expertise to help people get off of the table, and started teaching injury prevention and self-restoration. Her focus revolves around fascia, the nervous system and functional movement. She is passionate about educating people on how to live more consciously in their bodies and how to help themselves heal their pain and restore functionality, strength and balance. 

Tiger Tai Chi

Community Education Seminar
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Instructor – Danielle

Session Duration: 2x week for 6wks each class is approx.. 60 minutes

Session 1: May 3th -June 11th
Friday classes are 9am-10am
May 3rd May 10th, May 17th, May 24th, May 31st, June 7th
Tuesday classes are 5:30pm-6:30pm   
May 7th, May 14th, May 21st May 28th, June 4th, June 11th

Session 2: July 9th– Aug 16th
Tuesday classes are 5:30p-6:30p
July 9th, July 16th, July 23rd, July 30th , Aug 6th, Aug 13th
Friday classes are 9 AM-10 AM
July 12th ,  July 19TH, July 19th, July 26th, Aug 2nd,  Aug 9th, Aug 16th

Session 3: Sept 10th– Oct 18th
 Tuesday classes 5:30-6:30pm
Sept 10th, Sept 17th, Sept 24th , Oct 1st, Oct 8th, Oct 15th
Friday classes 9am-10am
 Sept 13th,  Sept 20th,  Sept 27th, Oct 4th,  Oct 11th, Oct 18th

Prerequisite: Must be 18

Cost: $300

Tai Chi is an excellent exercise program to improve body anti-inflammatory capacity, primarily through the inhibition of pro-inflammatory bio markers.

It’s possible that Tai Chi works to slow down the rate of bone loss because it’s a weight-bearing exercise, which stimulates bone growth. 

A small study of people in their 60s found that those who practiced Tai Chi daily for 12 weeks were better able to switch between tasks than those who didn’t practice it. They also had more activity in the pre frontal cortex, the area of the brain responsible for high -level thinking thinking skills.

Extensive research shows that Tai Chi and Yoga may improve fitness, mental health, and quality of life for older adults. But if your primary concern is fall prevention, Tai Chi might be a good place to start.     

I was born in Rockford Illinois.  Raised here. Graduated from Guilford high school. Then graduated from Rockford College. I was married, and we had children., who are grown now. Current age 63. I taught school among other jobs when I decided to open a Martial arts school.

In time I decided to open Tae Kwon Do schools. They were successful. I did that for 13 years.

I currently teach Martial arts. I ALSO substitute in the Harlem Schools from time to time. I also teach Tai.

By practicing this art I have been able to push through much. And could go on n on with the benefits I have reaped from it.  The benefits derived from Tai Chi that are backed by studies are vast and I have documented them.      

 

All-Levels Hatha Yoga

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Linda Zanocco

11:00 AM—12:00 PM

Session 1: Mondays – May 6, 13, 20, June 3, 10, 17
Session 2: – Mondays July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, August 5

6 Week Session for $90

This all-levels Yoga class improves posture, physical strength, ease of movement, and reduces stress. Linda minimizes transitions from standing to floor work and provides props to make poses more accessible. Linda offers modifications that make poses more comfortable and transferable to activities of daily living (ADL). In Linda’s class, students occasionally share how class methods have helped them address their physical challenges. Let’s do Yoga together and discover a new Circle of Like-Minded Soul Journers!

Participants should arrive 10 minutes early to set up.

Feel free to address questions / concerns to Linda:

(815) 262-5051
[email protected]

Linda Zanocco has a BS in Medical Technology from Marquette, and MBA from Northern Illinois Universities; “Mat Pilates”, “Yoga Tune Up” for Myofascial Release and “Yoga for Pelvic Floor” certifications in addition to her 500 Hour Yoga Certificate from Prairie Yoga.

Dream Catcher

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

90 Min Session

Age 12+

Session 1: Mon, May 20th – 2 PM
Session 2: Thurs, July 19th – 5 PM
Session 3: Sat, Sept 28th – 10 AM
Session 4: Mon, Nov 25th – 1 PM

Cost – $48 (includes kit)

Come and learn the story of the dream catcher, which is something special in every tribal nation. You will have the opportunity to make one to bring home and place above your bed for better sleep and better dreams.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Talking Feather

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

60 Min Session

Age 12+

Session 1: Mon, May 20th – 4 PM
Session 2: Sat, July 27th – 10 AM
Session 3: Sat, Sept 21st – 1 PM

Cost – $48 (includes kit)

The Talking Feather was used during tribal council to keep the peace, promote listening skills, and make sure everyone had a chance to be heard. Come and craft your own personal Talking Feather with feathers, beads, and leather.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Native Gardens

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

60 Min Session

Session 1: Fri, May 24th – 5 PM

Cost – $45 (includes kit)

The Native people planted huge gardens. We will be discussing how and what they planted and why, and talk about companion planting. Each participant will go home with native seeds to start in their own garden.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Attunement/ Guided Meditation Class

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Lana Duncan-Hartgraves

6 PM – 7 PM

Wednesdays

Dates: 5/22, 6/19, 7/24, 8/21, 9/18, 10/23, 11/20, 12/18

Each Session is $30

This class helps with anxiety, depression and overall all well being. It is also a great class for Reiki practitioners for attunement.

Lana Duncan-Hartgraves(Lana’s Enchanted Skye) is a lifelong resident of the Stateline area. She is a 1991 and 1997 graduate of Rockford University, earning both her bachelor’s and Master’s in Art/French/Art History with a Master’s in Education/Special Education. She taught in the public schools for 31 years in both Rockford, IL. and Beloit, Wi. She has been a practicing Psychic/ Medium and Reiki Master for over 30 years.

She received her Hypnosis Certification in 2016, and is an active member in the National Hypnotist’s Guild. She is also a published author, artist, and has experience in counseling and Diagnostics. She is also an active animal communicator, extensive Gardner and owns and maintains a small farm with her husband and her horses, dogs, cats and chickens. She is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4.

Her overall lifetime goal is to bring love and healing to the world through self awareness.

Native History in Illinois and Midwest

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

Sat, June 15th – 10 AM – 11 AM

Cost – $35 

Learn about the traditional native instruments used by the Native Americans during ceremonies and celebrations. The drum, rain stick, and jingles will be on hand, and the audience will learn a song and get a chance to play the instruments.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Rest, Move Slowly, and Heal, Native American Cleansing

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

Sat, June 15th 1 PM – 2 PM

Age 18+

Cost – $40 + Kit $50

We all have trials we have gone through, and baggage we still carry around. The native cleansing ceremony will help to remove those things from our soul. We’ll set intentions, talk about the sacred medicines used for smudging, smudge ourselves and each other, and send native prayers to the Creator.

Kit includes smudging bowl, shells, sage, sweet grass and cedar

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Couples Reflexology

Community Education Seminar
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Instructor – Lorraine Watson

Session 2: Sat, July 13th – 2 PM – 5 PM
Session 3: Wed, Aug 7th – 4 PM – 7 PM
Session 4: Sat, Sept 21st – 1 PM – 5 PM
Session 5: Sat, Oct 19th – 1 PM – 4 PM
Session 6: Sat, Nov 16th – 1 PM – 4 PM

Prerequisite: Must be 18

Each 3 Hour Session is $180 per couple

This class could be open to friends, couples, family members and caregivers as well

What you will need to bring a pillow, towel, water bottle and wear comfortable clothing

Lorraine Watson, a Northern Illinois native, began her Reflexology studies in September 2005 at the International Institute of Reflexology. Certified in 2007, After 17 years, Lorraine went on to earn the prestigious title of Master Reflexologist. That title is earned by having rubbed 10,000 pair of feet within a career.            

In 2010, Lorraine also became a Reiki practitioner and later achieved the status of Master Reiki in 2015. She has taught 15 others the healing modality of Usui Reiki.

Lorraine also holds certificates in Dowsing, Pendulum Work, EFT practitioner and Master EFT, and also two certificates in Cannabis Science for CBD and Hemp.

 With a passion for helping others, Lorraine has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to clients and now has a clear goal of moving forward into a teaching role.

Lorraine hopes to bring the knowledge of Basic Reflexology to therapists and to any of the public that wants to learn a reliable form of self care.”

(This bit about painting can be added if there is a full page bio that people can click on, but not for therapy classes.)

Relaxation and stress relief comes in all forms, look out on the website for when Lorraine offers acrylic canvas paint parties. This has become her form of relaxation and stress relief and she would love to share with you how relaxing painting can be.

Reiki 1+2 Certification

Community Education Seminar
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Instructor – Lana Duncan-Hartgraves

9:30 AM – 2 PM

Saturdays June 8th, August 10th, October 12th

Prerequisite: Must be 18

3 Class Session for $400

This class will cover:

  • The tenants of Reiki
  • What is Reiki?
  • How is Reiki used?
  • Identifying and using symbols
  • Reiki for pets, plants and children

 

Written materials will be provided to take home. 

Participants will practice on others as well as themselves

Participants will be certified as a general practitioner at the end of the course. 

Lana Duncan-Hartgraves(Lana’s Enchanted Skye) is a lifelong resident of the Stateline area. She is a 1991 and 1997 graduate of Rockford University, earning both her bachelor’s and Master’s in Art/French/Art History with a Master’s in Education/Special Education. She taught in the public schools for 31 years in both Rockford, IL. and Beloit, Wi. She has been a practicing Psychic/ Medium and Reiki Master for over 30 years.

She received her Hypnosis Certification in 2016, and is an active member in the National Hypnotist’s Guild. She is also a published author, artist, and has experience in counseling and Diagnostics. She is also an active animal communicator, extensive Gardner and owns and maintains a small farm with her husband and her horses, dogs, cats and chickens. She is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4.

Her overall lifetime goal is to bring love and healing to the world through self awareness.

Reiki 3+4 Master Class

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Lana Duncan-Hartgraves

9:30 AM – 1 PM

July 13th, September 14th, November 9th

Prerequisite: Must be 18

3 Class Session for $350

This is the mastering and full certification of Reiki to also be able to teach. You will be taught fine tuning, and the basics of teaching to others.

Lana Duncan-Hartgraves(Lana’s Enchanted Skye) is a lifelong resident of the Stateline area. She is a 1991 and 1997 graduate of Rockford University, earning both her bachelor’s and Master’s in Art/French/Art History with a Master’s in Education/Special Education. She taught in the public schools for 31 years in both Rockford, IL. and Beloit, Wi. She has been a practicing Psychic/ Medium and Reiki Master for over 30 years.

She received her Hypnosis Certification in 2016, and is an active member in the National Hypnotist’s Guild. She is also a published author, artist, and has experience in counseling and Diagnostics. She is also an active animal communicator, extensive Gardner and owns and maintains a small farm with her husband and her horses, dogs, cats and chickens. She is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4.

Her overall lifetime goal is to bring love and healing to the world through self awareness.

The Pendulum

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

Session 1: Thurs, Aug 15th – 6 PM – 7 PM
Session 2: Sat, Oct 19th 12 PM – 1 PM

Age 18+

Cost – $40 + Kit: $15 

Most people have heard of a pendulum, but how many of us know the uses for it or how to use it properly? This class will teach you everything from clearing the pendulum, how to set up a board, how to properly ask questions, and much more.

A gemstone pendulum can be purchased from the teacher, or you can bring your own to class.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Singing Bird and the Importance of Native American Women in Illinois History

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

Session 1: Sat, Sept 14th 2 PM – 3 PM
Session 2: Fri, Nov 1st – 5 PM – 6 PM

Age 12+

Cost – $35

Dressed in her native regalia, Kim gives a history of Natives in Illinois with a focus on Native women, or what was considered “The Hidden Half.” Her primary focus is women such as Singing Bird (Blackhawk’s wife), and Hononegah.

Kim will bring the audience into these women’s day-to-day lives, including courting, marriage, and child-rearing. She will also talk about their role in their husbands’ lives, and how those lives affected the history of Illinois.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Native American Music

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

60 Min Session

Session 1: Sat, Oct 5th – 1 PM

Cost – $45 

Learn about the traditional native instruments used by the Native Americans during ceremonies and celebrations. The drum, rain stick, and jingles will be on hand, and the audience will learn a song and get a chance to play the instruments.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Native Harvest/Food

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Kim (Sigafus) McIver

Session 1: Sat, Oct 5th – 11 AM – 1 PM
Session 2: Tues, Oct 29th – 5 PM – 7 PM

Cost – $45 + $10 Meal Fee

The traditional native harvest and storage of foods will be covered in this class, and the speaker will be bringing with her a native dish to try.

Kim (Sigafus) McIver – is an award-winning author and reiki master/animal reiki master. She prefers doing reiki on animals as she is an Empath and works well with their energy. She has an innate sense of what their body and soul need to heal. Kim writes Native American fiction for adults and children, and drums and sings in Ojibwa. Kim owns a store in Freeport, IL called, “Quiet Souls,” a Native American inspired gift store. She’s also an Illinois Humanities Road Scholar speaker and has presented on the Native culture all over the Midwest. Her books are available on Amazon, her website, and in her store. For more information on her or the store, check out her website at kimberlysigafus.com, the store’s FB page at freeportquietsouls, or the store’s website at freeportquietsouls.com.

Kids Painting Classes

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Lorraine Watson

1 PM – 4 PM

Session 1: Wed, June 12th – Turtle
Session 2: Wed, June 19th – Camping
Session 3: Wed, June 26th – Rock Painting

Each Session is $30 + Kit $20

Our first week we will paint a turtle on an 8″x16″ wooden surfboard.

 

You can participate in one paint day or all 3.

The second week will be a camping scene with a warm campfire on canvas board, 8×10.

You can participate in one paint day or all 3.

The third week will paint on rocks! Each painter will have 5 rocks to paint. There is a huge craze to paint and hide rocks so let’s paint some fun ones and send out some kindness.

You can participate in one paint day or all 3.

Lorraine Watson, a Northern Illinois native, began her Reflexology studies in September 2005 at the International Institute of Reflexology. Certified in 2007, After 17 years, Lorraine went on to earn the prestigious title of Master Reflexologist. That title is earned by having rubbed 10,000 pair of feet within a career.            

In 2010, Lorraine also became a Reiki practitioner and later achieved the status of Master Reiki in 2015. She has taught 15 others the healing modality of Usui Reiki.

Lorraine also holds certificates in Dowsing, Pendulum Work, EFT practitioner and Master EFT, and also two certificates in Cannabis Science for CBD and Hemp.

 With a passion for helping others, Lorraine has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to clients and now has a clear goal of moving forward into a teaching role.

Lorraine hopes to bring the knowledge of Basic Reflexology to therapists and to any of the public that wants to learn a reliable form of self care.”

(This bit about painting can be added if there is a full page bio that people can click on, but not for therapy classes.)

Relaxation and stress relief comes in all forms, look out on the website for when Lorraine offers acrylic canvas paint parties. This has become her form of relaxation and stress relief and she would love to share with you how relaxing painting can be.

Adult Painting Classes

Community Education Seminar

Instructor – Lorraine Watson

All Classes are on Wednesdays from 5 PM – 7 PM

Session 1: JULY 24TH FLAMIGO
Session 2: AUG 21ST DREAM CATCHER
Session 3: SEPT 25TH BACK COUNTRY
Session 4: OCT 16TH PUMKINS
Session 5: NOV 13TH TREES
Session 6: DEC 11TH   TREE IN TRUCK

Each Session is $40 + Kit $30

July 24th 5-7pm

We will take the class to the tropical beach and paint a Flamingo and a few hibiscus flowers.

August 21st 5-7pm Native Lore speaks to Dream Catchers catching your bad dreams and not letting them through. Good dreams or bad, this is a fun painting. 

September 25th 5-7pm

When you sign up for this class, be sure to specify which design you want to paint. The bear, The alien or Bigfoot. This fun painting is quickly becoming a favorite. Classic colors, Easy painting.

October 16th 5-7pm

A membership classic is this beautiful Blue pumpkin pair, Welcome in this holiday season.

November 13th 5-7pm

We are painting this lovely birch forest. Don’t let its beauty and complex look deceive you. Done in the right steps this is a fun painting. 

 

December 11th – 5 to 7 PM

The iconic Christmas truck and barn is our final painting for the year.

Lorraine Watson, a Northern Illinois native, began her Reflexology studies in September 2005 at the International Institute of Reflexology. Certified in 2007, After 17 years, Lorraine went on to earn the prestigious title of Master Reflexologist. That title is earned by having rubbed 10,000 pair of feet within a career.            

In 2010, Lorraine also became a Reiki practitioner and later achieved the status of Master Reiki in 2015. She has taught 15 others the healing modality of Usui Reiki.

Lorraine also holds certificates in Dowsing, Pendulum Work, EFT practitioner and Master EFT, and also two certificates in Cannabis Science for CBD and Hemp.

 With a passion for helping others, Lorraine has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to clients and now has a clear goal of moving forward into a teaching role.

Lorraine hopes to bring the knowledge of Basic Reflexology to therapists and to any of the public that wants to learn a reliable form of self care.”

(This bit about painting can be added if there is a full page bio that people can click on, but not for therapy classes.)

Relaxation and stress relief comes in all forms, look out on the website for when Lorraine offers acrylic canvas paint parties. This has become her form of relaxation and stress relief and she would love to share with you how relaxing painting can be.

Continuing Educations Courses for Professionals

NCBTMB APPROVED CEU FACILITY PROVIDER # 1000477

Basic Reflexology

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Lorraine Watson

Session 1: Sat, May 25th – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 2: Sat, June 22nd – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 3: Sat, July 20th – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 4: Sat, Aug 17th – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 5: Tues &Thurs Sept 10th & 12th – 1 PM – 5 PM
Session 6: Thurs & Fri Oct 10th & 11th – 1 PM – 5 PM
Session 7: Thurs & Fri Nov 7th & 8th – 1 PM – 5 PM
Session 8: Sat, Dec 7th – 9 AM – 5 PM

Prerequisite: Must be 18

8 CEU Credits

1 Session for $250  + Book: $39.95

In this class the basic anatomy of the foot, including bones will be covered. 

The student will learn the science behind reflexology, proven hand and foot techniques that can manipulate the nerve endings and bring the body systems into homeostasis. 

Lorraine Watson, a Northern Illinois native, began her Reflexology studies in September 2005 at the International Institute of Reflexology. Certified in 2007, After 17 years, Lorraine went on to earn the prestigious title of Master Reflexologist. That title is earned by having rubbed 10,000 pair of feet within a career.            

In 2010, Lorraine also became a Reiki practitioner and later achieved the status of Master Reiki in 2015. She has taught 15 others the healing modality of Usui Reiki.

Lorraine also holds certificates in Dowsing, Pendulum Work, EFT practitioner and Master EFT, and also two certificates in Cannabis Science for CBD and Hemp.

 With a passion for helping others, Lorraine has been dedicated to providing the best possible care to clients and now has a clear goal of moving forward into a teaching role.

Lorraine hopes to bring the knowledge of Basic Reflexology to therapists and to any of the public that wants to learn a reliable form of self care.”

(This bit about painting can be added if there is a full page bio that people can click on, but not for therapy classes.)

Relaxation and stress relief comes in all forms, look out on the website for when Lorraine offers acrylic canvas paint parties. This has become her form of relaxation and stress relief and she would love to share with you how relaxing painting can be.

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Emily Hilton, LMT

Session 1: May 25th & 26th – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 2: June 29th & 30th – 9 AM – 5 PM
Session 3: Nov 2nd & 3rd – 9 AM – 5 PM

16 CEU Credits

Cost : $275

This class is designed to teach the basic skills of manual lymphatic drainage (MLD) and combine them with different massage techniques in order to get the best results for the clients.

This class will teach students:

I grew up in Northern IL. I graduated from Rockford Carrier College massage therapy  program in 2011. I specialize in manual lymphatic drainage and deep tissue. I also do Equestrian massage. 

I have worked at Circle of Wellness for 10 years. I was certified to teach a continuing education class in 2020. I manual lymphatic drainage technique that helps the body eliminate extra fluid and waste. 

Reiki 1+2 Certification

Continuing Education Course
reiki

Instructor – Lana Duncan-Hartgraves

9:30 AM – 2 PM

Saturdays June 8th, August 10th, October 12th

Prerequisite: Must be 18

5 CEU Credits

3 Class Session for $400

This class will cover:

  • The tenants of Reiki
  • What is Reiki?
  • How is Reiki used?
  • Identifying and using symbols
  • Reiki for pets, plants and children

 

Written materials will be provided to take home. 

Participants will practice on others as well as themselves

Participants will be certified as a general practitioner at the end of the course. 

Lana Duncan-Hartgraves(Lana’s Enchanted Skye) is a lifelong resident of the Stateline area. She is a 1991 and 1997 graduate of Rockford University, earning both her bachelor’s and Master’s in Art/French/Art History with a Master’s in Education/Special Education. She taught in the public schools for 31 years in both Rockford, IL. and Beloit, Wi. She has been a practicing Psychic/ Medium and Reiki Master for over 30 years.

She received her Hypnosis Certification in 2016, and is an active member in the National Hypnotist’s Guild. She is also a published author, artist, and has experience in counseling and Diagnostics. She is also an active animal communicator, extensive Gardner and owns and maintains a small farm with her husband and her horses, dogs, cats and chickens. She is a mother of 3 and a grandmother of 4.

Her overall lifetime goal is to bring love and healing to the world through self awareness.

Raindrop Therapy

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Pam Novak, LMT

Session 1: Sat, June 8th – 9 AM – 5 PM 
Session 2: Sat, Aug 3rd – 9 AM – 5 PM 
Session 3: Sat, Nov 16th – 9 AM – 5 PM 

Prerequisite: Must be 18

8 CEU Credits

Cost : $200 + Kit: $200 Youngliving oils

Raindrop Therapy is the application of neat (undiluted) essential oils to the spine and the spine of the foot. Raindrop Therapy was created by Gary Young, the founder of Young Living Essential Oils.  It is a form of aromatherapy that combines massage techniques and VitaFlex movements to strengthen the immune system while promoting relaxation and a sense of wellbeing for the mind and body

 

Pam Novak has been a licensed massage therapist for 14 years and counting.  She has studied many different massage modalities over the years and incorporates them into her therapeutic massage practice. She has been studying aromatherapy since 2019 and enjoys incorporating its benefits to her massage practice and daily life.  She was drawn to massage therapy for its positive effects on the mind and body.  She truly enjoys enriching the lives of others through massage therapy and aromatherapy.  Her belief is that aromatherapy does not have to be over complicated and that sticking to the basics is effective and beneficial for a wide array of ailments, both physical, emotional and mental. 

Essential Oils Overview

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Liz Fiorenza RN BSN CCAP

Session 1: Sat, June 22nd – 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Session 2: Sat, Aug 17th – 10 AM to 4:30 PM
Session 3: Sat, Oct 26th – 10 AM to 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Must be 18

6 CEU Credits

Cost : $175 + Kit: $45

Course provides basic and comprehensive information about essential oils and using them therapeutically to achieve beneficial results in your practice.  This program provides basic,  but important, in depth  information on essential oils, carrier oils, safety guidelines as well as appropriate applications, blending and expected outcomes.  We will look at  10 essential oils most commonly used in daily practice, plus a practical blending exercise with provided essential oils, carrier oils and  applicators as part of this course.

Course will present:

  • Definition and history of Essential Oils
  • Carrier oils and their importance
  • Application methods
  • Effects and precautions of many common essential oils
  • Dilution rates and blending
  • Interviewing and assessment of effectiveness

 

*Included in cost is printed materials plus dilution and blending charts, safety for children guidelines, MS/GC information, and much more.

Kit includes, 4 essential oils, 3 carrier oils, applicators, labels, inhalers, pipettes, essential oil tool

 

Liz Fiorenza RN BSN CCAP is a certified Clinical
Aromatherapy Practitioner with over 20 years
experience with the integrative medical use of essential
oils and herbs. All of her proprietary blends use certified
organic carrier oils, and essential oils that are of the
highest quality, and tested for purity.

Aromatherapy for Hospice and Palliative Care I

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Liz Fiorenza RN BSN CCAP

Session 1: Sat, July 20th – 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Session 2: Sat, Sept 28th – 10 AM – 4:30 PM
Session 3: Sat, Nov 18th – 10 AM – 4:30 PM

Prerequisite: Must be 18

6 CEU Credits

Cost : $175 + Kit: $55

This introductory program will cover the integrative use of essential oils in the practice of caring for persons with life limiting diagnoses.  These can include respiratory/cardiac disease, cancer care, neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinsons, Alzheimers Disease, and more.  With just several key oils it is possible to make a difference in not only symptom management, but quality of life for  the client and the family as well.  The powerful emotional benefit of essential oil use at this stage of life is especially important.

Course will present:

  • Essential oil basics such as safety, dilutions, carriers, blending and ways of application that differ from normal use.
  • Disease specific essential oils and effective applications
  • Use of essential oils if client is not in a home environment
  • Documentation and determining effectiveness and need for any changes
  • Blending exercise with included essential oil kit along with dilution rates for many of the covered diagnosis
  • Skin/wound care post chemotherapy

 

Included in this program are all printed materials, dilution and blending tables, intake form specific for essential oil use, exercise in blending for certain of above diagnoses or symptoms

Kit includes 4 essential oils commonly used in Hospice and Palliative Care.

 

Liz Fiorenza RN BSN CCAP is a certified Clinical
Aromatherapy Practitioner with over 20 years
experience with the integrative medical use of essential
oils and herbs. All of her proprietary blends use certified
organic carrier oils, and essential oils that are of the
highest quality, and tested for purity.

Manual Massage Therapy

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Leila MacQueen, LMT

Session 1: Aug 24th & 25th – 9 AM – 3 PM
Session 2: Nov 3rd & 4th – 9 AM – 3 PM

12 CEU Credits

Cost : $250

Learn how to do a full body medical massage and assessment in one hour on every patient. You will learn how and when to incorporate deep tissue, myofascial, trigger point and stretches to every area and extremities to reach optimum results within the patient’s tolerance. You will also learn an effective way to communicate and educate your patient in a way they can understand. This course will help you become a confident massage therapist and open up a standard base of practicing.

 

 

Leila, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT) is the founder of Circle of Wellness. Leila has been practicing for over 20 years in Illinois and Florida. She has advanced trainings in Medical Massage. Leila’s passion :“I want to offer a full “Circle of Wellness” to people in our community. The body is made up of systems all dependent on one another and you can’t treat one problem without treating the whole person. I want to help alleviate people’s pain the natural way through medical massage and give them services at a price they can afford,” she says . Born and raised in Rockford, giving back to her community and supporting other local businesses is what drives her, she says.

Thoracic Outlet Treatment

Continuing Education Course

Instructor – Sarah Turner, LMT

Aug 24th & 25th – 9 AM – 3 PM

12 CEU Credits

Cost : 

Dynamic trigger point therapy of the Neck and TOS/shoulder girdle is a method which uses movement of the body to strip the knots within muscles.

In this course you will learn:

  • What movement work can do for your patients.
  • How to use deep tissue in a way that is more tolerable to patient base.
  • Which direct treatment is more commonly used for the neck and TOS sufferers for better efficiency

 

Hi, I’m am Sarah Turner. I have worked with people in trying to find and fulfill their needs since I started off as a little girl who was told to massage her grandma‘s feet. Back in the day you did not say no to grandma and besides, she was sweet to me so I massaged her feet. As the years passed, I started massaging uncles and my mom‘s hands and feet , they did have aches and pains. At one point, one of my uncles tried to stop a swinging truss/ wooden frame for roof and pull his back out in which he asked me to massage his back. He complained that I was killing him and I laughed at him saying, “well you wanna work tomorrow don’t you so hold still.” In my working experience, I started off as a swim instructor at Dolphin Swim Club for about two years. Then I worked in retail from 2004 through July 2012. Started my serious journey in being a massage therapist in the summer of 2009. At a friend’s product party, I had three registered nurses Tell me that I had natural talent and asked me if I was a massage therapist. Since I was not, so enrolled into Massage at Rockford Career College that fall of 2009 and graduated in 2010. I worked for two small chiropractic clinics for five years and then moved onto Circle Of Wellness. Through this time I have taken several classes on how to calm patients nerves, perceive their needs beyond what they’re saying, to see the fascial pulling in their body by the irregular posture they have. Through all of my experience, one thing is definite,  I enjoy helping people in whatever I do. Now, I am looking forward to teaching, lecturing, and helping encourage the next generation of students to use their hands to help heal the next generation beyond them with love, creativity and compassion.

Massage Therapy Certification Program

Fall 2024 Term - 12 Weeks

Sept 16th – 1st day of class
Sept 16th– Nov 23rd – Class in session
Nov 25th-30th – Fall break (study week)
Dec 2nd- Dec 5th – Final Exams

TMP 100 - Anatomy & Physiology

Massage Program - Fall 2024 Term

Instructor – Dr Colleen Noe

48 hours (1x week,4 hrs.  for 9 weeks)

Thursdays – 9 AM – 1:30 PM  (30 MIN BREAK @11AM)

This course is a study of the structure and function of the human body. The student will learn the structure and function of the major systems of the body including integumentary, skeletal, nervous, muscular, endocrine, circulatory, lymphatic, immune, respiratory, digestive, urinary, and reproductive systems. Students will learn common medical terminology including spelling and pronunciation.

Textbook:  Applied Anatomy and Physiology for Manual Therapists 2nd Ed., By Pat Archer & Lisa Nelson

Dr Colleen Noe received her Bachelors of Science in microbiology from Western Illinois University and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, where she has a second degree in human life science sciences. Her professional training includes a community based residency with chiropractic physicians, physical therapy and medical doctors. Dr Noe’s areas of focus include pediatric and pregnancy care, orthopedics and geriatric care. We are proud to have Dr Collen Noe, Integrative Family Healthcare, as part of our cause.

TMP 101 - Palpation Lab I Lower Body

Massage Program - Fall 2024 Term

Instructor – Sarah Turner, LMT

60 hours (2x week, 2.5 hours each for 9 weeks)

Tues – 9 AM – 11:30 AM     
Thurs – 3 PM – 5:30 PM  

Students will develop strong palpatory skills, name and locate bones, bony landmarks, joints, and muscles for each region of the lower body, including their origins and insertions. Students will demonstrate the action(s) of each muscle, name and locate ligaments and bursae that are commons sites of pain and injury. Students will name and locate major nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Textbook: Trail Guide to the Body 6th Ed. & Student Workbook, By Andrew Biel, LMP

 

Hi, I’m am Sarah Turner. I have worked with people in trying to find and fulfill their needs since I started off as a little girl who was told to massage her grandma‘s feet. Back in the day you did not say no to grandma and besides, she was sweet to me so I massaged her feet. As the years passed, I started massaging uncles and my mom‘s hands and feet , they did have aches and pains. At one point, one of my uncles tried to stop a swinging truss/ wooden frame for roof and pull his back out in which he asked me to massage his back. He complained that I was killing him and I laughed at him saying, “well you wanna work tomorrow don’t you so hold still.” In my working experience, I started off as a swim instructor at Dolphin Swim Club for about two years. Then I worked in retail from 2004 through July 2012. Started my serious journey in being a massage therapist in the summer of 2009. At a friend’s product party, I had three registered nurses Tell me that I had natural talent and asked me if I was a massage therapist. Since I was not, so enrolled into Massage at Rockford Career College that fall of 2009 and graduated in 2010. I worked for two small chiropractic clinics for five years and then moved onto Circle Of Wellness. Through this time I have taken several classes on how to calm patients nerves, perceive their needs beyond what they’re saying, to see the fascial pulling in their body by the irregular posture they have. Through all of my experience, one thing is definite,  I enjoy helping people in whatever I do. Now, I am looking forward to teaching, lecturing, and helping encourage the next generation of students to use their hands to help heal the next generation beyond them with love, creativity and compassion.

TMP 102 - Massage Theory and Techniques I

Massage Program - Fall 2024 Term

Instructor – Camy Davis, LMT

84 hours (2x week, 4 hours each for 9 weeks)

Mon – 12 PM – 4 PM
Wed – 12 PM – 4 PM

This course is an introduction to massage therapy. Students will learn the history of massage, benefits of massage, contraindications, and standard precautions. Proper client draping, ergonomics, biomechanics, and body mechanics will be discussed and practiced. Students will learn massage manipulations and techniques used in a full body massage. Students will learn proper set up and practice seated chair massage.

Textbook:  Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 7th Ed., By Sandy Fritz

I was born and raised in Rockford, IL and have lived here my entire life. I graduated from the massage therapy program at Bodycraft Wellness and Massage through Rock Valley College in 2019 and have been practicing ever since. My passion is providing a full circle healing approach to every client that walks through my door and to educate them on what they can do to improve their quality of life . I firmly believe that the mind, body, and spirit are all connected so it is important to address all three. I specialize in deep tissue, pre-natal, and facial toning massage. I’m very excited to be teaching in a career path that is so rewarding and to not only provide a full circle approach to my clients, but also for every student that walks though my door.  

TMP 103 - Ethics

Massage Program - Fall 2024 Term

Instructor – Linda Carter, LMT

42 hours (2x a week, 2 hrs. for 9 weeks)

Mon – 9 AM – 11 AM
Wed – 9 AM – 11 AM

Students will learn how to build an ethical foundation in their chosen career. Practitioners with a clear understanding of ethical behavior and professional communication skills are the ones who create and build a successful workplace. Specific strategies and techniques for setting and maintaining healthy boundaries, enhancing communication, fostering a sense of safety, collaborating with other professionals and preventing sexual harassment in the workplace are discussed and practiced.

Textbook:  The Ethics of Touch 3rd Ed., by Ben Benjamin, PhD. & Cheri Sohnen- Moe

Linda graduated from The SOMA Institute, Clinical Massage Therapy Program in Chicago IL. She completed her internship at the Hovi Chiropractic Clinic in Woodstock IL and was employed there until she started her private practice. She designed curriculum for a developing massage program at Rockford Career College and then took on the role of Program Director and Instructor. She wrote and taught “Sexual Harassment Prevention” continuing education course for Rock Valley College. After 21 years in private practice, she continues to love helping her clients benefit from massage therapy. Linda is a proud member of the Institute for Integrated Education team and looks forward to helping students and seeing the graduates succeed in this wonderful profession.

 

Winter 2025 Term - 10 Weeks

Jan 6th – 1st day of class
Jan 6th-Mar 1st – Class in session
Mar 3rd- Mar 8th – Study week
Mar 10th-Mar 15th – Finals      
Mar 17th – Mar 22nd – Spring Break

TMP 104 - Massage Theory II

Massage Program - Winter 2025 Term

Instructor – Camy Davis, LMT

72 hours (2x week, 4 hrs. for 9 weeks)

Mon – 12 PM – 4 PM
Wed – 10 AM – 2 PM

In this course, students will continue to practice proper draping, learned techniques, and perfect their timing and flow of massage.  Students will learn a variety of assessment skills, create a treatment plan, and treat specific conditions.  Hydrotherapy in several forms will be introduced.  Lymph, blood, and circulation will be discussed, and students will learn the practice of lymphatic drainage.  Connective tissue approaches including friction, myofascial release and trigger point therapy will be practiced.

Textbook:  Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 7th Ed., by Sandy Fritz

I was born and raised in Rockford, IL and have lived here my entire life. I graduated from the massage therapy program at Bodycraft Wellness and Massage through Rock Valley College in 2019 and have been practicing ever since. My passion is providing a full circle healing approach to every client that walks through my door and to educate them on what they can do to improve their quality of life . I firmly believe that the mind, body, and spirit are all connected so it is important to address all three. I specialize in deep tissue, pre-natal, and facial toning massage. I’m very excited to be teaching in a career path that is so rewarding and to not only provide a full circle approach to my clients, but also for every student that walks though my door.  

 

TMP 105 - Pathology

Massage Program - Winter 2025 Term

Instructor – Dr Colleen Noe

36 hours (1x week, 4 hours each for 9 weeks)

Thursdays – 9 AM – 1:30 PM  (30 MIN BREAK @11AM)

This course is the study of pathologies affecting the cardiovascular, lymphatic, circulatory, immune, urinary, digestive, integumentary, endocrine, reproductive, musculoskeletal, and nervous systems. Students will identify conditions related to massage and be able to make informed decisions on treatment protocols and safe and effective modalities to implement. Pharmacology prescribed for common pathologies will be discussed including massage therapy contraindications and modifications. *

Textbook(s):  A Massage Therapist Guide to Pathology 7th Ed., by Ruth Werner

Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage – Appendix C Basic pharmacology for the Massage Therapist

Dr Colleen Noe received her Bachelors of Science in microbiology from Western Illinois University and her Doctor of Chiropractic degree from Logan University in Chesterfield, Missouri, where she has a second degree in human life science sciences. Her professional training includes a community based residency with chiropractic physicians, physical therapy and medical doctors. Dr Noe’s areas of focus include pediatric and pregnancy care, orthopedics and geriatric care. We are proud to have Dr Collen Noe, Integrative Family Healthcare, as part of our cause.

TMP 107 - Palpation Lab II – Upper Body

Massage Program - Winter 2025 Term

Instructor – Sarah Turner, LMT

45 hours (2x week, 2.5 hours each for 9 weeks)

Tues – 9 AM – 11:30 AM     
Sat – 9 AM – 11:30 AM   

Students will develop strong palpatory skills, name and locate bones, bony landmarks, joints and muscles for each region of the upper body, including their origins and insertions. Students will demonstrate the action(s) of each muscle, name and locate ligaments and bursae that are commons sites of pain and injury. Students will name and locate major nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Textbook: Trail Guide to the Body & Student Workbook, 6th Ed., By Andrew Biel, LMP

 

Hi, I’m am Sarah Turner. I have worked with people in trying to find and fulfill their needs since I started off as a little girl who was told to massage her grandma‘s feet. Back in the day you did not say no to grandma and besides, she was sweet to me so I massaged her feet. As the years passed, I started massaging uncles and my mom‘s hands and feet , they did have aches and pains. At one point, one of my uncles tried to stop a swinging truss/ wooden frame for roof and pull his back out in which he asked me to massage his back. He complained that I was killing him and I laughed at him saying, “well you wanna work tomorrow don’t you so hold still.” In my working experience, I started off as a swim instructor at Dolphin Swim Club for about two years. Then I worked in retail from 2004 through July 2012. Started my serious journey in being a massage therapist in the summer of 2009. At a friend’s product party, I had three registered nurses Tell me that I had natural talent and asked me if I was a massage therapist. Since I was not, so enrolled into Massage at Rockford Career College that fall of 2009 and graduated in 2010. I worked for two small chiropractic clinics for five years and then moved onto Circle Of Wellness. Through this time I have taken several classes on how to calm patients nerves, perceive their needs beyond what they’re saying, to see the fascial pulling in their body by the irregular posture they have. Through all of my experience, one thing is definite,  I enjoy helping people in whatever I do. Now, I am looking forward to teaching, lecturing, and helping encourage the next generation of students to use their hands to help heal the next generation beyond them with love, creativity and compassion.

TMP 109 - Massage Clinical Application

Massage Program - Winter 2025 Term

Instructor – Leila MacQueen, LMT and Emily Hilton, LMT

72 hours (Student will have several options for completing hours)

Onsite Clinicals -Thurs 2:30 PM – 6:30 PM
Other designated hours as assigned

 

Students will develop strong palpatory skills, name and locate bones, bony landmarks, joints and muscles for each region of the upper body, including their origins and insertions. Students will demonstrate the action(s) of each muscle, name and locate ligaments and bursae that are commons sites of pain and injury. Students will name and locate major nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Textbook: Trail Guide to the Body & Student Workbook, 6th Ed., By Andrew Biel, LMP

Leila, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT) is the founder of Circle of Wellness. Leila has been practicing for over 20 years in Illinois and Florida. She has advanced trainings in Medical Massage. Leila’s passion :“I want to offer a full “Circle of Wellness” to people in our community. The body is made up of systems all dependent on one another and you can’t treat one problem without treating the whole person. I want to help alleviate people’s pain the natural way through medical massage and give them services at a price they can afford,” she says . Born and raised in Rockford, giving back to her community and supporting other local businesses is what drives her, she says

I grew up in Northern IL. I graduated from Rockford Carrier College massage therapy  program in 2011. I specialize in manual lymphatic drainage and deep tissue. I also do Equestrian massage. 

I have worked at Circle of Wellness for 10 years. I was certified to teach a continuing education class in 2020. I manual lymphatic drainage technique that helps the body eliminate extra fluid and waste. 

Spring 2025 Term - 10 Weeks

Mar 24th – 1ST day of class
Mar 24th- May 24th – Class in Session
May 26th– May 31st – Study week
June 2nd – June 7th – Finals               
June 28th – Graduation

TMP 106 - Business and Marketing

Massage Program - Spring 2025 Term

Instructor – Leila MacQueen, LMT 

36 hours (2x week 2 hours each for 9 weeks)

Tues – 1:30 PM – 3:30 PM
Thurs – 11 AM – 1 PM

In this course the student will explore career paths, success strategies and career longevity.  Students will understand the fundamentals of employment and terms of employment.  Students will create a budget and learn financial recordkeeping. US Federal & State tax reporting and tax credits are explained. Legal entity statuses are explained and compared including Sole proprietor, Partnership, C Corp, S Corp, and LLC

Textbook:  Business Mastery 5th Ed., by Cherie Sohnen-Moe

Leila, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT) is the founder of Circle of Wellness. Leila has been practicing for over 20 years in Illinois and Florida. She has advanced trainings in Medical Massage. Leila’s passion :“I want to offer a full “Circle of Wellness” to people in our community. The body is made up of systems all dependent on one another and you can’t treat one problem without treating the whole person. I want to help alleviate people’s pain the natural way through medical massage and give them services at a price they can afford,” she says . Born and raised in Rockford, giving back to her community and supporting other local businesses is what drives her, she says

TMP 108 - Advanced Techniques

Massage Program - Spring 2025 Term

Instructor – Sarah Turner, LMT and Nikki Saxton, LMT

63 hours (2x week, 3.5 hours each for 9 weeks)

Tues – 9 AM – 12:30 PM     
Sat – 9 AM – 12:30 PM   

 

Students will develop strong palpatory skills, name and locate bones, bony landmarks, joints and muscles for each region of the upper body, including their origins and insertions. Students will demonstrate the action(s) of each muscle, name and locate ligaments and bursae that are commons sites of pain and injury. Students will name and locate major nerves, blood vessels and lymph nodes.

Textbook: Trail Guide to the Body & Student Workbook, 6th Ed., By Andrew Biel, LMP

 

Hi, I’m am Sarah Turner. I have worked with people in trying to find and fulfill their needs since I started off as a little girl who was told to massage her grandma‘s feet. Back in the day you did not say no to grandma and besides, she was sweet to me so I massaged her feet. As the years passed, I started massaging uncles and my mom‘s hands and feet , they did have aches and pains. At one point, one of my uncles tried to stop a swinging truss/ wooden frame for roof and pull his back out in which he asked me to massage his back. He complained that I was killing him and I laughed at him saying, “well you wanna work tomorrow don’t you so hold still.” In my working experience, I started off as a swim instructor at Dolphin Swim Club for about two years. Then I worked in retail from 2004 through July 2012. Started my serious journey in being a massage therapist in the summer of 2009. At a friend’s product party, I had three registered nurses Tell me that I had natural talent and asked me if I was a massage therapist. Since I was not, so enrolled into Massage at Rockford Career College that fall of 2009 and graduated in 2010. I worked for two small chiropractic clinics for five years and then moved onto Circle Of Wellness. Through this time I have taken several classes on how to calm patients nerves, perceive their needs beyond what they’re saying, to see the fascial pulling in their body by the irregular posture they have. Through all of my experience, one thing is definite,  I enjoy helping people in whatever I do. Now, I am looking forward to teaching, lecturing, and helping encourage the next generation of students to use their hands to help heal the next generation beyond them with love, creativity and compassion.

I’m Nicollette Saxton , but I go by Nikki. I’ve been in the massage industry since 2016. I have two beautiful children. When I’m not working I love to spend as much time outdoors and enjoy spending time with family. I specialize in many modalities techniques which include: Cupping, Trigger Point, Prenatal, Medical Massage, and Stretching. I think Massage Therapy is important because it helps clients relief pain in a natural way, relieves stress, and achieves relaxation. My goal as a Massage Therapist is to provide integrative therapies to help achieve wellness and improve health with each client.

TMP 110 - Exam Prep/Licensing

Massage Program - Spring 2025 Term

Instructor – Linda Carter, LMT

27 hours (1x week, 3 hours each for 9 weeks)

Mon – 9 AM – 12 PM

This course will discuss the Illinois Massage Licensing Act and the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx). Students will prepare for the exam and learn how to complete and submit their application for the MBLEx and state license.

AMTA or ABMP membership with access to the MBLEx study app.

Textbooks: Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 7th Ed.

Business Mastery 5th Ed., Trail Guide to the Body 6th Ed., The Ethics of Touch 3rd Ed  

Linda graduated from The SOMA Institute, Clinical Massage Therapy Program in Chicago IL. She completed her internship at the Hovi Chiropractic Clinic in Woodstock IL and was employed there until she started her private practice. She designed curriculum for a developing massage program at Rockford Career College and then took on the role of Program Director and Instructor. She wrote and taught “Sexual Harassment Prevention” continuing education course for Rock Valley College. After 21 years in private practice, she continues to love helping her clients benefit from massage therapy. Linda is a proud member of the Institute for Integrated Education team and looks forward to helping students and seeing the graduates succeed in this wonderful profession.

 

TMP 111 - Massage Clinicals Offsite

Massage Program - Spring 2025 Term

Instructor – Leila MacQueen, LMT 

63.5 hours (completed in 9 weeks)

Thurs – Hours as assigned

Students will have an opportunity to apply their assessment and massage skills and perform full body and targeted work along with clinical documentation in a business of businesses of their choice. The student will get firsthand experience in the workforce in different settings of the industry. This experience will allow the student to have a good grasp of where they might best fit as a massage practitioner. Students, accompanied by an instructor will plan with offsite establishments.

Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage 7th Ed.

Leila, Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT) is the founder of Circle of Wellness. Leila has been practicing for over 20 years in Illinois and Florida. She has advanced trainings in Medical Massage. Leila’s passion :“I want to offer a full “Circle of Wellness” to people in our community. The body is made up of systems all dependent on one another and you can’t treat one problem without treating the whole person. I want to help alleviate people’s pain the natural way through medical massage and give them services at a price they can afford,” she says . Born and raised in Rockford, giving back to her community and supporting other local businesses is what drives her, she says

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