Receive a full assessment of your health from our panel of Ayurvedic experts, doctors and masters inspired by a holistic perspective using the time-proven diagnostic methods and remedial measures from one of the worlds top three recognized medical systems. Consultations will be done in front of our group of graduating students as part of their mandated internship to become a Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor credentialed by The National Ayurvedic Medical Association. Book Here
What is an Ayurvedic Massage? Studies show that receiving a professional therapeutic massage about once per month can dramatically lower stress levels and rejuvenate the body. Stress and unresolved emotions accumulate in our tissues and can be processed and removed with Ayurvedic massage techniques. Stress, being the root cause of most disease, can be managed with meditation, yoga, exercise, laughter, breath techniques, prayer, music, mantra, Ayurvedic massage, dance, being in nature, nutrition for your Ayurvedic body type and balancing work, play, family, school and relationships. Balance is the key word. The Sanskrit word for balance is "sama" and is also the acronym of: Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda (S.A.M.A.). The Newport Massage School at SAMA offers Ayurveda, massage and yoga all under one roof. Any sort of therapeutic massage can be cathartic, but Ayurvedic oil massage, also known as abhyanga, nourishes the tissues using oil as food for the cells, transcending most forms of bodywork and reversing the aging process.. Book an Ayurvedic massage online in our student clinic for only $35 at this link--> http://thenewportmassageschool-student-clinic.genbook.com
Grand Opening School and Clinic Celebration!!
The Newport Massage School at S.A.M.A. is thrilled to announce the relocation from Newport, RI to 855 Waterman Ave in East Providence as well as the official grand opening of the public student massage clinic! Though the clinic started accepting the public for massage appointments on Sept 11th, 2017, there is a celebratory Grand Opening of the student massage clinic and school on December 17th from 4pm-7pm! All are invited, including Providence’s mayor Jorge O. Elorza as well as one of Rhode Island’s most revered state representatives, Robert Jacquard. The Newport Massage School is the first state-approved private, professional massage therapy clinic and school to pioneer the creative blend of Ayurvedic Massage with traditional massage! Professional Yoga Massage Therapy and teacher training will be offered in 2018: the first in the country! Day and night programs are currently in session. The next enrollment starts the last week of January 2018! Hurry to reserve your place now!
The Newport Massage School (TNMS) prides itself on its unique integration of the healing arts while on the cusp of becoming federally approved for “Title Four Funding”, aka FAFSA government student loans! Students learn how to blend these unique time-proven modalities upon a traditional, allopathic western platform, creating a uniquely powerful and comprehensive certification program. Students looking for an alternative to ‘cookie cutter’ massage education will thrive at TNMS. The 750-hour massage program, which meets tri-state licensing standards (RI, MA & CT) provides “education for employment” where graduates are in high demand at local spas, medical centers, the Massage Envy chains, yoga studios and collaborative healing arts locations.
S.A.M.A. is the acronym for Sacred Stone Academy of Massage and Ayurveda, and is the Mother School for TNMS where students can immerse themselves into the ancient concepts and theories of Ayurvedic medicine and become Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselors approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association (NAMA). This type of counseling is akin to “Life Coaching” and is excellent vocational adjunct to massage therapy, yoga instruction, healing arts professional or anyone interested in self-healing. The World Health Organization in GA recognizes three top medical systems in the world: 1. Allopathic Medicine2. Tradtional Chinese Medicine3. Ayurvedic Medicine. Oprah, Dr. Oz, Gwyneth Paltrow, Jim Carey and many other Hollywood celebrities are advocates of Ayurveda, as it is the wave of the future. Many allopathic doctors and licensed health care professionals already integrate it into their practices successfully.
Students at TNMS also graduate with an Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Certification and qualify for opportunities for on-campus and online continuing education and preparation for the National MBLEX Massage Exam. Karyn Chabot, the school’s owner, has her masters degree in Ayurvedic medicine, pioneered the Hot Stone Massage Movement in 1999 (called Sacred Stone Therapy), has been a licensed massage therapist since 1997, is a nationally certified yoga teacher and trained extensively with Dr. Vasant Lad, one of the most renown and respected pioneers of Ayurvedic medicine in the USA. Her carefully selected faculty are the best of the best on the east coast. Their passion, devotion and deep knowledge of Ayurveda and other traditional therapies carry over into the classroom and into the hearts of each student. TNMS has created an amazing community of kindred spirits, where life-long friendships are fostered and cherished.
TNMS is in Candidate Status with NACCAS, approved by the RIBGHE, NCBTMB, NAMA, the VA Department for the GI Bill and a professional member of the AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association). Please visit our website www.thenewportmassageschool.com to book a student massage, for more information about enrollment!
The Newport Massage School at S.A.M.A.
Join me at the Yogaville Ashram in Virginia this Fall! Earn your PACE continuing education credits if you are an NAMA Ayurvedic Health Counselor (AHC) or graduate from my AHC program. Or just come and enjoy the yogic setting, kindred sports and immerse yourself in the magic of Ayurveda and Yoga with us! Everyone and anyone is welcome if you have a love for the healing arts! https://www.thenewportmassageschool.com/yogaville-ashram/
Julianna Ricci, the best selling author of The Power of Practice will be gracing The Newport Massage School with her brilliance to teach two upcoming business marketing segments:
Business Marketing - The Power of Purpose & Mindset
Date: Time Credits
10/23/2017 6:00pm - 9:30pm 3.5
Business Marketing - The Power of Purpose & Intention Setting
Date: Time Credits
10/24/2017 6:00pm - 9:30pm 3.5
It is an honor to have her teach, and our students will truly be blessed to be mentored by such talented, wise and skilled instructor.
Learn more about Julianna at: http://www.jriccienergy.com.
Stressed? In Pain? Need a Massage But Can't Afford it?
You Can Now! Our Student Massage Clinic is Finally Open in E. Providence, RI!
Book a student massage appointment with one of our amazing students at this link:
http://thenewportmassageschool-student-clinic.genbook.com or call: 401-214-2500
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Receive $5 off if you arrive at your appointment with the coupon below (print & cut) along with your state massage license! The people who need massage the most are massage therapists! After 20 years of being a licensed massage therapist, I can say this first hand! I'd like to help promote our industry and support my fellow massage therapists with this coupon!
855 Waterman Ave E. Providence, RI
Clinic Tel #: 401-214-2500
We are the first credentialed holistic massage school inspired by Ayurveda, Yoga and Shamanism offering state licensure possibilities in the country! Veterans can attend using the GI Bill and anyone who can prove unemployment may be awarded a scholarship by the RI Department of Labor! We will soon be offering FAFSA title 4 federal student loans!
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Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to read this blog post! Namaste
"The doctor of the future will give no medicine but will interest her/his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet and in the cause and prevention of disease." Thomas Edison
A treatment for chronic back pain, lower back spasms, degenerative spondylosis and nerve pains, a series of these treatments are amazingly beneficial and relax the total body. The oil container is made from water and flour which forms a dough-like substance. Mahanarayana oil is a good choice. The oil should remain warm, so drain the oil every 10 minutes or so by making a spout with the dough, then re-aligning the walls of the kati. A kati basti should soak into a concentrated area of the body for at least 15 minutes at a minimum or up to one hour at maximum. This is wonderful for sciatica.
DOUGH BASTI APPLICATION by Gauri
The Dough Basti is an important therapy utilized in Ayurveda to apply diffused medicated herbal oils, herbs, ghee, milk, water or essential oils directly on the area of the body treated. This practice allows the herbs to deeply immerse into the tissues for a therapeutic effect. A Dough Dam is placed on the body, which is used to contain the oil for the treatment, allowing the recipient to receive the warm oils for deeper nourishment.
Organic medicated oil, ghee, or milk infused with herbs are retained by a flour dam and placed over the specific area for treatment. Each herbal formula is specifically designed for the individual mind-body constitution and condition.
Chakra Basti—Chakra Balancing:
Essential oil and specific herbs which have an affinity to the energy centers are used to impart nourishment and clearing.
Kati Basti—Back Rejuvenation:
Nourishes chronic and acute conditions in the back; treating the lumbar and thoracic region and indicated for long term Vata disturbances.
THE AYURVEDIC DOUGH BASTIS
Chakra Basti - CHAKRA BALANCING:
The second through the fifth chakra are nourished with Dough Dam Bastis. The first is treated with Anuvasana (tonifying) or Niruha (detoxifying) Bastis. The sixth chakra is treated with Shirodhara and the seventh Shirobasti or a reverse Shirodhara. Any imbalances of the Psychic nature affect all the Chakras, the templates of the nervous system, and rarely is one Chakra without a disturbance of the others.
A Dough Dam is placed over chakras 2-5 with the appropriate oil added. Perform Shirodhara or reverse Shirodhara simultaneously.
Our students recently completed the Chinese Cupping, Moxa, and Marma Seminar !
Cupping therapy is an ancient form of alternative medicine in which a therapist puts special cups on your skin for a few minutes to create suction. People get it for many purposes, including to help with pain, inflammation, blood flow, relaxation and well-being, and as a type of deep-tissue massage.
The cups may be made of:
Cupping therapy might be trendy now, but it’s not new. It dates back to ancient Egyptian, Chinese, and Middle Eastern cultures. One of the oldest medical textbooks in the world, the Ebers Papyrus, describes how the ancient Egyptians used cupping therapy in 1,550 B.C.
Jyotish is the astrology of India and considered the “Eyes of the Veda” and can help uncover medical issues as it relates to Ayurveda, the ancient time-proven science of longevity and self-healing from India, but it’s wisdom resides in everyone at the DNA level as “innate intelligence”. This science can help reveal many valuable things about oneself and insights into to what the current challenges, gifts and themes are for the birth year, as well as other periods of ones life. Jyotish can help us “remember” the blueprint of our lives that was mapped out at our birth. It can also provide remedies solutions and practical remedial measures to smooth out the wrinkles. The 12 houses in each birth chart are segmented into the 24-hour day in 2-hour intervals. Understanding Jyotish can teach us about the best times to eat, when people are generally more receptive and open to saying “yes” or “no” to a favor, when to exercise, when we are most vulnerable, when to be most productive at work, to meditate, sleep, wake and have some romance! This provides an elegant metaphor for linking the cycles of the heavens with our diurnal rhythms. Just as Āyurveda gave us the roadmap to study the interplay of the three doshas and how they affect our body, mind and spirit, Jyotish opens doors to past lives, future predictions and deep understanding about our relationships to others and ourselves. Aside from service to others, love and music, knowledge of the “Self” is one of the fastest tracks to happiness, fulfillment and liberation. Jyotish honors the laws of nature and propitiates the truth behind this famous saying: “as above, so below.”
Congratulations to the Amazing Abhyanga (Ayurvedic Oil) Massage Graduates from our first Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Seminar of 2017! Such a transformational and fun class! So many received healing, it was a wonderful event for all involved.
ABOUT THE CLASS
Ayurveda teaches us many different bodywork modalities, including oil massage called Abhyanga. Abyhanga is a Sanskrit word meaning “to rub the limbs”, usually with warm herbal oil. Students learn the basic concepts, theory and history of Ayurveda, but mostly this was a hands-on class which featured a full Abhyanga demonstration as well as a guided practice of giving and receiving a treatment.
Our students leave the training feeling confident about giving this type of authentic, time-proven, ancient massage modality. It can be added to your current massage techniques or can be offered exclusively as a separate modality on it's own. The medical science of Ayurveda recognizes the value of using warm, herbal-oil during massage because oil is lipophilic, meaning it will dissolve toxic, fat-like substances in the subcutaneous tissues, nourish the skin, remove impurities, stimulate both arterial and lymphatic circulation, and calm the central nervous system….all of this will promote a intense blissful sensation and abolish stress that has been stored in the body. To support flow of prana (vitality) in the body, abhyanga is done in a specific, ancient sequence based on terminal clearance and techniques that work at the chakra level as well as the physical levels.
This is a very comprehensive therapy, not designed for deep tissue work, but can be modified either way. All students shown above are now certified in Ayurvedic Oil Massage (Abhyanga).
SAMA offers an online Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor Program with educators who are not only masters of their specializations within Ayurvedic Medicine, but also clinical practitioners with years of experience.
If you are reading this, you are being called to practice healing arts. What will you do with this calling? Will you dive deeper into discovering who you are, who we are, what life is, why we exist? We can only point toward enlightenment; you must realize it for yourself. In the words of St Francis: "What we are looking for is what is looking."
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Good News! The Ayurvedic Bodywork Specialist (ABS) Program was just approved by the Veteran's Affair so students with the GI Bill can attend at no cost! The Massage Programs were approved a few months ago, but as of today, January 9th, our online and on-campus 6-month ABS program was approved! If you or someone in your family is a Veteran, you may be able to come to our school for free! It's been a mountain of paperwork and meetings, but it's official now. Spread the word so we can help our Veterans! Learn more at: https://www.thenewportmassageschool.com/gi-bill
It's official! We are moving from Middletown to East Providence effective February 1, 2017. Our new address will be 855 Waterman Ave - Suite B in East Providence, RI 02914. The new campus is now centrally located in RI and is just minutes from both the MA border and downtown Providence. The new address also puts the school within an hour's commute from Boston. Our local RI tel # remains the same at: 401-862-1314.
CG Funk, a licensed massage therapist from Arizona, wrote an article in the August 2014 issue of Massage Magazine entitled: “Massage therapy is an art form”. Here is a summary of most of the article's content, which clearly explains the many advantages a career as a massage therapist has to offer.
A career in massage therapy
If you are interested in becoming a massage therapist, it is an incredible time to be entering the industry. As the popularity of massage therapy increases, so does the demand for qualified massage therapists. This is a fast growing profession with many job opportunities. It is healthy, active work that is personally satisfying and financially rewarding.
In September 2013, the U.S. Department of Labor released it’s list of the 10 fastest growing careers in the country. This top 10 list included massage therapist. Career opportunities for massage therapists are expected to increase faster than the average job growth rate over the next several years. Professional massage therapists work in a variety of savings, including massage clinics, cruise ships, spas, medical offices, health clubs and sports medicine centers; or choose a private practice. And career growth for experienced massage therapists offers a variety of paths to choose from, such as:
Working in an education setting as a massage instructor or school administrator.
Managing or directing a resort spa, day spa, or massage clinic.
Working at a massage related product or equipment supply company.
Working for a national massage association.
Contributing to massage therapy and touch research.
Writing articles or textbooks.
Developing and teaching continuing education classes.
About massage school
Massage school programs average 800 hours of education, and completion of the program typically takes one year. Massage school can be life changing, transformative experience. The first part of the massage program deals with basic massage theory and anatomy. Students learn more about the physical nature of the human body than most people understand in a lifetime. During school, students learn many hands on modalities and techniques as well as anatomy, physiology, pathology and professional development. Toward the end of the massage program is where students begin to find their own creative approach. Massage therapy is an art form, and every massage therapist is unique in his/her approach and design of a massage treatment. Massage education is not only practical, it is life changing. These are intense programs, encompassing not only linear thinking, but also learning new ways to move, work and communicate from the heart.
Choosing a massage school
There are many wonderful massage therapy educational programs available throughout the U.S. The Internet and massage associations such as the American Massage Therapy Association and Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals are great places to start your massage school search. Each school offers its own unique courses and approach.
Becoming a licensed massage therapist
In most states, massage therapy graduates are required to have a state license before legally practicing massage. License requirements vary from state to state, and most states require the applicant to pass a licensing examination.
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I recently attended a 4 day seminar in Salt Lake City, to begin the federal level school accreditation process, so that The Newport Massage School at SAMA can be eligible to grant federal financial aid to my students. SAMA is already credentialed by the state, as well as some other organizations, but NACCAS is the *big daddy*.....the one the Feds require. Oy. Trust me, these 4 days of policies and regulations bored me to death, but I did meet tons of other school owners that offered to share their experience, friendship, forms and procedures with me ---which really helped polish the infrastructure of the school to take us to the next level, while also allowing me to make more friends in the industry! I did feel like a fish out of water though because massage, healing, ayurveda and Vedic astrology are my skills. I speak that language very well, but the all the rules, regs, policing and penalizing strategies for stepping out of line was like German to me! Surrounded by over 500 school owners, I had a headache on the 4th day and deeply missed the ocean and home. Regardless, I persevered and made it through! I am now onto the 2nd step, with several more to go! This proces will take 1 year, with much more work and lots of money before I am out of *candidate status* and into the full enchilada! I will need all of you to cheer me onward because this is the most painful, tedious process I have ever encountered in the world of the healing arts business. Once I succeed, my great reward will be this: *I wont have turn away students who are true healers but can't afford to attend anymore.* I will be able to say YES. It's been breaking my heart to say no, when deep inside, I know that student is meant to work in the healing arts. Who would have ever thought I would want to hold hands with the Feds? But alas, if it means I can help my fellow healers take the next step in their education, then bring it on! YES!
Definition: A healing therapy inducing sweat by heating the body’s core temperature. SAMA’s form of swedhana therapy uses a specially designed, portable tent canopy sauna that fits directly over the massage table. Swedhana Therapy is a form of thermo-therapy. In this case, we are using steam to induce perspiration and detoxification. Swedhana Therapy removes impurities and melts toxins within the body so that they move more readily into the gastrointestinal tract, supporting elimination. Prior to Swedhana Therapy, the client should receive oil massage or dry brushing. Lavender, lemon, amber, juniper and eucalyptus used in base of sesame oil are a safe choice. Swedhana Therapy ignites digestive fire, metabolic fire and the immune system of all the cells within the body. Swedhana Therapy brings deep relaxation, removes stress and crystallized negative emotions. Swedhana Therapy should be personalized according to the client’s emotional and physical current doshic constitution by a professional.
Five methods that facilitate Swedhana:
1. Ushma Baspa (Steam) Use with: Eucalyptus, ginger, sandalwood, mint, herbal teas, herbal oils, sauna bath, steam box, steam tent.
2. Drava (Liquid) Examples: Hot tub, hot shower, hot mineral bath, pouring of warm oil, baking soda, ginger powder.
3. Tapas (Fire/heat) Examples: Hot Item, sitting near a fire, lying on hot sand, lying on hot rocks, hot stone therapy.
4. Upanaha (Poultice) Use with: Calamus root, hot black pepper, cloves, mustard seed, castor oil, maha herbal massage.
5. Anagni (Fireless) Examples: Warm closed rooms, warm clothes, warm blanket, rubbing/vibrator, fasting/thirsting, sunning, drinking hot teas, using hot herbs, induced fear/anger, running.
The most common use of swedhana is the steam tent. Herbs and detoxifying oils are used according to the person’s dosha. The herbs and oils should also be chosen to heighten the profuseness of swedan and at the same time, help balance the needs of the dosha of your client.
- Vata imbalances need: ginger
- Pitta imbalances need: sandalwood
- Kapha imbalances need: eucalyptus (tri-doshic)
Steam Swedhana lubricates the skin and is excellent for vata and kapha imbalances and is an effectively to lose excess fat and swelling. It is used to pacify pitta in moderation and with precautions.
Congratulations to Jyoti Chhabra, Ph,D, AHC is this year's first graduate of 7 students from SAMA's Emerald 2016 Online Registered Ayurveda Health Counselor Program! The other 6 are very close to the finish line! We had 8 graduates in last year's 2015 Pearl program and 10 graduates from our Topaz 2014 program. I assign a gemstone for each year's program, but the curriculum is the same. Our programs usually start in Oct each year, but this year, we are starting our Citrine Registered Ayurvedic Health Counselor program on January 26, 2017 and there are still openings! We have 6 students enrolled for Citrine so far. Ayurveda is one of the most comprehensive and ancient, time-proven forms of "Life Coaching" in the world. It is the science of life...the science of longevity and digestion...the science of self-healing and is aligned with the ancient philosophies of Shamanism. Our programs are approved by the National Ayurvedic Medical Association and my esteemed graduates can proudly be found on their website.
Jyoti Chhabra, Ph,D, AHC, will be offering her Ayurveda Health Consultations in Windsor, CT if you care to meet with her. She is very gifted! She is currently studying an ancient Vedic style therapeutic yoga series, as well as immersed in an Ayurvedic dermatology program. I love and adore you Jyoti and am so proud of you! http://www.thenewportmassageschool.com/registered-ayurveda-…