6:00 PM18:00

Medical Massage Seminar On Chronic Low Back Pain

Please join us for a very informative seminar on various types of chronic low back pain and the medical massage protocols used to help the body heal from such pain. Mike Devo, from International Medical Massage Association will discuss various causes of chronic back pain including but not limited to Lumbago, Lumbalgia and Sacriliitus. Mike will address the muscles and attachment sites and do a brief demonstration on these massage protocols.

Sarah Stanley, also from IMMA, will demonstrate various tests to see where the cause of pain is . If it is related to the IT band, iliapsoas or quadriceps muscles. These muscles can be instrumental in the cause of low back pain. Sarah will demonstrate how to release these muscles through massage and cupping techniques.

Angela Fetterolf owner of The Sculpted Image in Aurora will be joining us as well. Angela will be teaching a low back stretching and exercise routine along with supplementation and cleansing with Isagenix. A healthy outside goes hand-in-hand with a healthy inside.

We will be raffling off several massage gift certificates and everyone that attends gets one raffle ticket. To increase your chances we will sell extra raffle tickets. All proceeds go to The Hands Of Hope Hospice charity.

This event is free but you MUST register through Eventbrite to attend. Space is limited to 35. We hope you can join us.

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12:30 PM12:30

Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/Sciatic Nerve Neuralgia

Join International Medical Massage for a seminar on Piriformis Muscle Syndrome/ Sciatic nerve Neuralgia. Mike Devo from IMMA will be joined by Dr. Rob Gregory from Longevity Health and Fitness and David Boltz with Elite Stretch Therapy.

Mike, Dr. Gregory and David will discuss the anatomical complexities of the Piriformis Muscle and its effect on the sciatic nerve and other referred areas of discomfort. They will demonstrate various massage and soft tissue treatments to relieve painful consequences of Piriformis/sciatic complaints and will also examine ways to recover from and prevent future occurrences from this issue.

Mike will discuss the anatomy of the piriformis muscle and how it can cause sciatic nerve neuralgia and other types of dysfunction.

Dave will present reasons for the pelvic instability as well as therapy and stretches.

Dr. Rob will discuss the recovery and rehab aspects and tie everything together.

Food and drink will be available for purchase from The Taphouse Grill at this event.

There is limited seating for this free event so register early. Our last event sold out.

We will be raffling off several gift certificates for massage and Acupuncture treatments. Must be present to win.


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6:00 PM18:00

Massage Therapy for Headaches & Acupuncture FREE Seminar

Do you suffer from various forms of Headaches and have not found relief with pharmaceuticals? Are you curious about Acupuncture and the many benefits it provides?

Please join Licensed Massage therapist Mike Devo from International Medical Massage and Dr. Rob Gregory of Longevity Health and Fitness for this informative evening.

May 18,2017 6:00-7:00 at Integrated Fitness Solutions 2422 W. Main Street Unit 2A, St Charles, IL 60175

Headache disorders are a huge public health concern due to the associated pharmaceutical/medical costs and loss of productivity in addition to being gateways to other medical conditions like depression and anxiety.

The facts below are from the World Health Organization (updated 2016)

It has been estimated that almost half of the adult population have had a headache at least once within the last year.

Headache disorders, which are characterized by recurrent headache, are associated with personal and societal burdens of pain, disability, damaged quality of life, and financial cost.

Headache has been under estimated, under-recognized and under-treated throughout the world.

One third of all neurological appointments were for headaches.

There are 4 major groups of headaches: Migraine, Tension, Cluster and MOH medication overuse headache.
Mike Devo will discuss these various forms of headache and then demonstrate medical massage techniques used in an attempt to reduce the pain level and frequency of these occurrences. Including specific trigger point areas and Manchurian pressure point protocol. Mike will have a Q & A session, time permitting.

Dr. Rob Gregory will demonstrate and discuss other modes of headache relief primarily from an acupuncture perspective relating to Traditional Chinese Medicine.

This is a free seminar but there are a limited amount of seats.
For tickets: http://bit.ly/2q9wNVL

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to Oct 23


With the advent of movies like “Concussion” and the incidents of concussions in the U.S. reaching pandemic proportions, it is obvious there is a building market where massage therapists are needed. These protocols will be a huge addition to your practice and improve the quality of life for many of your clients.

Course Description:
In this workshop you will learn about the mechanisms of concussions and their consequences. Applying Professor Dembo’s research (see below), you will learn the theory behind and be able to perform techniques including the acceleration of CSF and lymph drainage and lateral neck compression and Manchurian acupressure for tension headaches. You will learn and incorporate five major petrissage/kneading techniques and full body silicone cupping connective tissue massage for fascial release and mobilization.

Here is an article from Boris on the subject:
Specially designed medical massage protocol is the most powerful methodology for management of concussions symptoms and much more.

 At the time when Professor Dembo proposed the Post-Concussion Rehabilitative Medical Massage Protocol, the prevailing opinion in the contemporary scientific community was that the terms such as a stunned brain, hibernating brain cells, apoptosis or programmed cell death meant the same thing – a non-reversible cell death. That means that a reversible apoptosis / hibernating brain cells as well as the post-concussion inflammatory response, weren’t possible because the brain was incapable of marshaling a post-concussion inflammatory response due to the selective permeability of the blood–brain barrier (BBB).

Today, 50+ years later many researchers support all that Prof. Dembo hypothesized and clinically proved. The outcomes were reproduced thousands of times.

I highly recommend everyone in our field learn these protocols and to start treating people in order to prevent movement disorders, dementia, chronic headaches, psychiatric behavioral disorders, etc. Together, we can make a big difference in people’s lives.

About the instructor: Boris Prilutsky has over 40 years experience performing/teaching sports and medical massage. Boris is one of the first to bring medical massage to the U.S. Boris is certified by The NCBTMB to teach over 50 courses on various techniques and modalities. For 20 years Boris worked on assignments with the Soviet Olympic teams and top athletes. Boris has trained over 8000 therapists worldwide. He is an inductee in the Massage Hall Of fame. For more blogs, videos and lessons visit Boris’s website:

FOR QUESTIONS CONTACT:  Mike Devo at 847-624-1164

20 CE’s approved by NCBTMB

October 21-23, 2016

Friday, Oct. 21
5 PM to 7 PM:
 Practical Theory of Concussions:
1. The mechanism of concussions and its consequences.
   a) In detail we will discuss post concussion hibernation of   brain cells VS.        Apoptosis also known as “programmed cell death”

2. History of massage protocol development and definition of biomarker, in     order to assess improvement of condition.

7 PM to 9 PM:
Boris will demonstrate following Hands-on techniques for acceleration of cerebral spinal fluid, techniques for acceleration of lymph drainage, lateral neck compression, and techniques to address severe post concussion muscular reflex spasm and/or muscular cramp:
Manchurian acupressure for tension headaches
·       Five major petrissage/kneading techniques
·       Full body silicone cupping connective tissue massage
·       Hands-on presentation will include questions and answers.
      All answers will be supported by hands-on demonstration.

Saturday, Oct. 22
9 AM to 11 AM: Hands-on: Participants will practice five major kneading/petrissage techniques
11 AM to 1 PM:  Full body silicone cupping massage.
2 PM to 4 PM:  Hands-on practice of Manchurian acupressure for tension headaches.
4 PM to 6 PM
:  Hands-on techniques for CSF drainage acceleration/lymph drainage.

Sunday, Oct. 23
9 AM to 10 AM:  Boris will demonstrate full medical massage protocol for rehabilitation from concussions.
10 AM to 12 PM: seminar participants will practice entire hands-on medical massage protocol for rehabilitation from concussions.
1 PM to 3 PM: Boris will manage discussion on learned material, including questions, answers and hands on demonstration
3 PM to 5:30 PM: participants will practice hands-on techniques.
5:30 PM to 6:00 PM: 
seminar summary

Registration Fee:
Before July 1:      $350
Pay by check:      $350  (to pay by check please use the contact us or call 847-624-1164)
After July 1:         $375

Silicone Cups:       $30

Silicone cupping will be taught so you will need to bring/purchase cups. (4 Cup Premium Transparent Silicone Cupping Set for Chinese Cupping and Massage Therapy from Sodynee)

Please bring massage table, two (2) bed sheets, personal towel and lotion (preferably non-allergenic for all skin types) and your silicone cups if you are bringing your own.  Also, please bring a notebook and a pen/pencil for taking notes.


Unfortunately this event has been cancelled.

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