NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education for Massage Therapists
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NCBTMB Continuing Education for Massage Therapists

Live Classes

Essentials of Cranial Sacral

Fri, April 20, 2018

10:00 AM – 5:00 PM MST (Tucson, AZ)


An introductory technique class. Provides an overview of Cranial-Sacral Therapy originated by Dr. William Garner Sutherland which includes; the history of, anatomy of the cranium, technique, and presence. We will also explore the location and specific techniques for the following; sacrum, occiput, sphenoid, temporal bones, parietal bones, and frontal bone. 

Understanding Parkinson's as a Massage Therapist

Sun, May 6, 2018

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST (Tucson, AZ)


We will begin with a discussion over the current statistics of Parkinson’s in the U.S.A. Next, we will look at what Parkinson’s is and the contraindications associated with the disease. Last, we will cover research focused on the best use of massage when working with Parkinson’s as a massage therapist.

Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker

Sun, June 10, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (Plymouth, MI)


This course begins with an outline of the diagnostic description, etiology, signs & symptoms, and treatment most commonly used for clients who have been diagnosed with PTSD. We will explore the use of alternative therapies and examine how stress affects our brain. Last, we will look at massage considerations during treatment and what our role is with the client’s diagnosis. Aromatherapy and its affects on our limbic system will also be discussed, along with creating an aromatic blend for yourself. 

Understanding Arthritis as a Massage Therapist

Mon, June 11, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (Plymouth, MI)


We will begin with a discussion over the current statistics of Arthritis in the U.S.A. Next, we will look at what Arthritis is and the contraindications associated with the disease. We will also cover research focused on the best use of massage when working with Arthritis as a massage therapist. Last, we will go over aromatherapy specifically for arthritis that was used in two research studies and make our own blends. Class manual and all materials included.

Understanding your clients who have been diagnosed with Depression

Fri, June 15, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (Plymouth, MI)


We will begin with a discussion over Depressive Disorders as described in the DSM-5. Next, we will look at common pharmaceuticals prescribed, as well as, the benefits of CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) as an adjunct. Last, we will take a look at our limbic system and how the use of essential oils can support positive neurotransmitters during your massage session. You will be making your own aromatherapy blend. Tuition includes book and all course materials.

Aromatherapy for Mental Health

Sat, June 16, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT (Plymouth, MI)


Our limbic system holds the key to our memories, emotions, and perceptions of the outside world. Through our olfactory system, we have a direct line to influencing this in a positive way via scent.

Take an aromatic journey through the world of essential oils and discover which ones support excitatory neurotransmitters (like dopamine) and inhibitory neurotransmitters (like serotonin) naturally so that you can support your brain’s desire to maintain homeostasis.

This class also includes recipes and making your own body oil, inhaler, rollerball, and stress relief spray. Learn how you can use essential oils to help decrease your client’s stress level during session—as well as your own. Tuition includes book and all supplies.


Understanding Stroke Recovery as a Massage Therapist

Sat, June 30, 2018

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM MST (Tucson, AZ)


We will begin with a discussion over the current statistics of Stroke in the U.S.A. Next, we will look at the causes of stroke and the contraindications associated with the disease. Last, we will cover research focused on the best use of massage when working with a client in recovery of a stroke as a massage therapist.

Understanding Diabetes as a Massage Therapist

Sat, July 7, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM MDT (El Paso, TX)


We will begin with a discussion over the current statistics of Diabetes in the U.S.A. Next, we will look at what Diabetes is and the contraindications associated with the disease. Last, we will cover research focused on the best use of massage when working with Diabetes as a massage therapist.

Understanding your Clients who have been diagnosed with Depression

Sat, July 7, 2018

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT (El Paso, TX)


This course begins with an outline of the most current diagnostic description, etiology, signs & symptoms, and treatments most commonly used for clients who have been diagnosed with depression. There will be an exploration of current alternative therapies and the use of essential oils with our limbic system. Last, a review of massage considerations during treatment and what our role is with the client’s diagnosis.

Understanding Stroke Recovery as a Massage Therapist

Sun, July 8, 2018

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM MDT (El Paso, TX)


We will begin with a discussion over the current statistics of Stroke in the U.S.A. Next, we will look at the causes of stroke and the contraindications associated with the disease. Last, we will cover research focused on the best use of massage when working with a client in recovery of a stroke as a massage therapist.

Creating your Happy Place and Anchoring with Essential Oils for Self-Care

Sun, July 8, 2018

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM MDT (El Paso, TX)


Feeling burnt out? Or maybe you work with trauma and/or chronic pain? Self-care is essential for all types of care-givers. We will begin with a discussion over the concept of creating a happy place for visualization/meditation and associating it with an anchor oil that will make it easily accessible anywhere. Students will create their own artistic collage using materials provided and/or items they want to bring to class. We will finish with choosing an anchor oil for association, along with the use of a positive affirmation to strengthen emotional resilience.

All class materials, including workbook and essential oil inhaler, are included with tuition fee.

More classes coming soon!