with James Waslaski, USA 


Tjohnnzanahe Nick Carter Memorial Salver for Promotional Work in Massage Therapy 2015 was awarded to Zana and John Lamont. We were delighted to be able to present it to these tireless workers who have promoted Massage Therapy over the years in many, many forms.

Zana has trained in Osteopathy, Advanced Remedial Massage, Clinical Aromatherapy, Cranio-Sacral Therapy and Human Givens Counselling. She has been active in the field of massage for people with cancer and is involved with the Iris Foundation which is now a Scottish charity. Established in October 2010, it aims to provide a curriculum of oncology massage training as well as oncology massage to all, including free treatments to those who cannot afford it. Zana has been delivering a range of programmes in the community, including self development, stress management and psychoneuroimmunology. She works with a wide variety of groups, both within and outwith the NHS.

She and John have been running the Western School of Massage and providing CPD since 1997.

John was very active in the organisation of Sports Massage Therapists for the Commonwealth Games. He and Alan Hay (who won the Salver last year) certainly helped to ensure that the SMTO got the credibility that it deserved.

John has trained in Manipulative Therapy, Sports & Advanced Remedial Massage and On-site Massage. His practice in Ayr specialises in sports and biomechanical injuries and conditions. As a qualified F.E. lecturer and in addition to his teaching at the Western School, he has been involved in the delivery of Sports Massage and Remedial Therapy training in further education colleges. With wide experience in training and management both in the therapeutic and corporate business fields, John is involved in practice management tuition, individual personal development and life coaching. He also takes part in motivational and after-dinner speaking.


Course Overview

Participants will use modalities such as functional assessment, myofascial release, posturology, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue immobilization, myoskeletal alignment, P.N.F. stretching and strengthening in a very precise order. This unique presentation will address the clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the spine and pelvis. This unique multidisciplinary approach will eliminate even the most complicated pain conditions in the lower extremity immediately and permanently.

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Lower Body Conditions addressed are; Low Back Pain, Sciatica, SI Joint Pain, Frozen Hips, Bulging Discs, Patella Femoral Pain, Patella Tendinosis, Chondromalacia, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Fixated Posterior Fibular Head Pain, Abnormal Knee Rotation, Medial & Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains, Medial and Lateral Meniscus Tears, ACL & PCL Sprains, Hamstring Strains, Popliteal Pain, Plantaris Strains, plantarfasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, posterior medial shin pain, anterior lateral shin pain, anterior lateral compartment syndrome, fallen arches, hyper-pronated feet, ankle sprains and strains, bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, and joint arthritis

About James Waslaski

James Waslaski is an Author & International Lecturer who teaches approximately 40 seminars per year around the globe. He’s served as AMTA Sports massage Chair and FSMTA Professional Relations Chair. He’s developed 8 Orthopedic Massage and Sports Injury DVDs, and authored manuals on Advanced Orthopedic Massage and Client Self Care. His new book, Clinical Massage Therapy: A Structural Approach to Pain Management was published by Pearson Education in 2011. James presents at state, national and international massage, chiropractic, and osteopathic conventions including keynote addresses at the FSMTA, World of Wellness, New England Regional Conference, the World Massage Festival, and Australian National Massage Conventions. His audience includes massage and physical therapists as well as athletic trainers, chiropractors, osteopaths, nurses and physicians. He is a certified personal trainer with NASM. James received the 1999 FSMTA International Achievement Award and was inducted into the 2008 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.