Advanced Orthopedic Massage

Advanced Orthopedic Massage

Advanced Orthopedic Massage Workshop by Seminars for Health

Achieve a deeper healing potential and retain your clientele with this essential Orthopedic Massage. This course was developed for LMTs, CMTs, and RMTs based on the application of physiotherapy. Your instructors, trained in both physiotherapy and massage therapy will present you with original concepts such as muscle base, scooping, and vector of force. Additionally, because the body is designed to move, a strong emphasis of this course is on moving the joints to produce the desired effect – a return to health. This course consists of 9 modules which include Fundamentals of Orthopedic Massage and regional focus on Anterior Neck, Posterior Neck, Chest and Anterior Shoulder, Rotator Cuff, Lumbar and SI Joint, Hip and Thigh, Leg and Foot, and Forearm, Wrist and Hand.

Prerequisite: Massage Therapists, Chiropractors, Physiotherapists, Athletic Therapists, Nurses, and Osteopaths.

Certification in the United States

  •  36 Hours NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Credits

Certification in Canada

Mara Boaru, PT, BScPT, RMT

Mara Boaru, PT, BScPT, RMT

If you want more precision in your work Mara is a great instructor choice for you. Creator and instructor of SFH Intraoral TMJ with Precision Program and co-instructor of the SFH Advanced Orthopedic Massage certification courses, Mara provides superior instruction, explaining distinct specifics of finger placement, to effect best treatment results. She has a tremendous amount of patience in teaching detailed anatomy and palpation skills. She is known for her attentiveness, humor and approachable style. This is a perfect combination to have when instructing intraoral palpation of a vulnerably and hidden area.

Human movement is Mara’s fascination and passion. Obtaining a Physiotherapy degree in 2008, she went on to strengthening her hands-on skills, graduating from Mount Royal University Massage Therapy program in 2010. Mara is an avid learner, acquiring an abundance of continuing education courses and seminars.  Her special interests are mobility, palpation, jaw and neck regions. Her talents are demonstrated with instructing the SFH Advanced Orthopedic Massage, SFH Kinetic Massage, and SFH Dynamic Cupping Certification programs and Cadaver Lab.

Playa Samara Location



Playa Samara is a perfect paradise for continuing education in Costa Rica. The town is nestled in the beautiful green hills of the famous Nicoya Blue Zone on the Pacific Coast of the peaceful Central American nation.


Enjoy strolling the streets of the small downtown area and visiting the many local and international restaurants, bars and discos, and cute gift shops. The beautiful and tranquil Samara Bay is surrounded by miles of palm tree lined white sand beaches and provides a perfect and safe location for kayaking, snorkeling, surfing, SUP, and swimming as well.

Samara Costa Rica


$1050 USD = Tuition+ Shared Accommodations

2020/2021 DATES

To be announced!


Enjoy simple and comfortable accommodations in our Costa Rican style bungalows tucked away in the heart of Playa Samara just seconds from the beach. Each 2 or 3 bedroom bungalow is fully furnished with a fully equipped kitchen, bathrooms and living room. Single or double bedrooms are available as well as studio apartments. Enjoy the swimming pool, lush gardens, WiFi access, hot water showers, and fans. A/C is available at an additional charge. Learn More

What’s Included

  • 36 Continuing Education Credits Approved by NCBTMB, CMMOTA, MTAA, MTAS, MTAM, CRMTA, or 40 Continuing Education Credits Approved by NHPC, or 18 Continuing Education Credits Approved by CMTO
  • Airport Pickup and Dropoff
  • 8 nights lodging in our Oasis Villas – fully appointed bungalows with complete kitchens in the heart of Playa Samara
  • Text book and use of all classroom facilities (tables, linens, lubricant etc.)

What’s Not Included

  • Airfare
  • Meals – all accommodations come with fully equipped kitchens, and there are several local grocers including an organic market all within 5 minutes


  • Learn advanced orthopedic massage techniques in the jungle paradise of Sámara, Costa Rica
  • The course includes regional focus on the following areas:
    • Anterior Neck
    • Posterior Neck
    • Chest and Anterior Shoulder
    • Rotator Cuff
    • Lumbar and SI Joint
    • Hip and Thigh
    • Leg and Foot
    • Forearm, Wrist, and Hand
  • This course will dramatically change your client’s progress and response to treatment.
  • Learn how to implement Orthopedic Massage in your regular practice and understand it in reference to pathologies.
  • Invest in YOURSELF and lengthen your career with improved body mechanics.

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