Registered Nurses, massage and body work professionals can now learn techniques in a rapidly growing healing methodology know as BodyTalk Access„ to fulfill Pennsylvania’s professional continuing education requirements. The real benefit of the class is that practitioners not only gain new skills to assist patients with self-care and self-healing, they can apply these same techniques to themselves.

Expert Jalma Marcus, RN, BS, MS, CBP, PA Rama BP, CAT with the PA BodyTalk Center ( explains, Energetic healing techniques such as Reiki, Kinesiology and EFT have become a part of mainstream care for many healthcare institutions and practitioners. BodyTalk„ is new and uses the body’s own wisdom to locate energy circuits that need repair. Applying a scientifically-based protocol, the practitioner locates the weakened circuits and is able to assist the body to begin its own natural healing process. Ultimately, these same techniques can be applied to ourselves and assist our own body™s ability to heal.

Courses run approximately seven hours at $175 for an accredited course. Nurses and professional body workers gain an understanding of the research and science underlying BodyTalk„ and energy medicine and apply hands-on learning of six techniques used to keep body systems in balance. Benefits reported by patients include strengthening the immune system, allergy relief, reduced pain and inflammation due to injury or surgery.

These techniques are also helpful for therapists, coaches, physicians, physical therapists and other healing professionals to prevent compassion fatigue as well as adding new treatment options. Professionals can learn more about BodyTalk„ at free workshops being conducted in Philadelphia area; March 18th at the Phoenixville YMCA and March 27th in Philadelphia at Essene Market and Caf© on 4th St. with upcoming classes in April at RYAH Yoga in Conshohocken and The Yoga Garden in Narberth, says Marcus.

Jalma Marcus has an MS from Boston University School of Nursing, holds a certificate in Outcome Management and is a Certified BodyTalk„ Practitioner and Instructor. She has held clinical positions in medicine, surgery, trauma and psychiatry as well as faculty and leadership positions at Boston College, Villanova and Buck County Community College. BodyTalk„ continuing education activities are approved by the American Holistic Nurses Association and the NCBTMB, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Body Work.