The Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy teaches students that healthy body mechanics are a primary consideration when learning how to properly perform a massage. This is essential to being able to create a fluid delivery of technique, and will insure longevity for new comers to the profession.
This focus of training will be a constant theme throughout all of the bodywork classes at the Institute. Many Massage Therapists have to end their career prematurely simply because they are not using proper body mechanics, and not taking care of themselves while doing the work.
The key to having and utilizing proper body mechanics constantly is the use of music and mindfulness of the music. Berkana therapists are known to dance around the massage table while working. We use all types of music at the Berkana Institute, including but not limited to: Electronica, Jazz, Chill, Reggae, Classical, World Music and New Age. Music is a constant environment booster at the Campus, and is a critical tool for our therapist to use while working. Music guides the fluidity and rhythm of the movement required to deliver an exquisite treatment. Along with dance, traditional martial arts are the foundation to the movement practice taught at the Institute.
Holistic living is an approach to living that is in harmony with every part of us, our minds, our bodies, and our spiritual natures. The Berkana Institute is a holistic institute, and therefore, we are going to cultivate, nurture and encourage a holistic approach to bodywork. Dance, yoga, movement practices, meditation, artistic expression, and more methods will be a constant theme of focus at the Institute.
Expert instructors will be offering special movement, meditation and yoga exercises as a constant thread through the program. Special workshops over select weekends, during school breaks and in the evenings are also available.