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Natural Awakenings Tucson

Metabolic Syndrome Course for LMTs, Practitioners

Sheila and Mike Shea

Sheila Shea, Director of Intestinal Health Institute, and her brother Mike Shea, Ph.D., are offering a two-part training series for all licensed manual therapists and health care practitioners in January and March of 2019, in Tucson. Students receive 38 CE NCBTMB credits. The first part, The Gut-Brain Connection: The Vagus Nerve, is held January 18 to 20. Part two, The Gut-Heart Connection: The Health of the Gut Microbiome, follows from March 15 to 17.

Licensed Massage Therapists and other health practitioners have the opportunity to learn cutting-edge information to help practitioners and clients through the pandemic of Metabolic Syndrome. The purpose of the course is to inform students of the central role the gut plays in overall health and how dysfunction in the gut leads to Metabolic Syndrome. Specific conditions associated with Metabolic Syndrome such as obesity, eating disorders and autoimmune disorders are examined so that the student is more clinically effective with clients. The role of the endocrine and nervous systems, inflammation and the microbiome are explored.

The manual therapy teaching is a balance of Chi Nei Tsang (CNT) massage and craniosacral therapy. Contact with acupressure points are blended with contact on cardiovascular and fascial structures. As a long-standing colon hydrotherapist, Sheila demonstrates her foundational abdominal massage. Techniques and protocols are demonstrated to immediately integrate into clinical practice.

Register online at or by phone with Lisa Fay at 561-775-9912, M-T, 9am-4pm EDT, or Sheila Shea at 520-325-9686.

Cost: $595 for both courses. Location: Sheraton, 5151 E. Grant Rd., Tucson. For more information, call 520-325-9686, email [email protected] or visit or