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

Live Classes

Chakras and Essential Oils

Sat, February 23, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


A focus on specific essential oils that help balance our chakras during a Reiki treatment or alone. Includes a chakra aromatherapy rollerball.

3 CE NCBTMB

Understanding your clients who have Autism Spectrum Disorder

Sunday, March 3, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


We will begin with a look at the history of and a discussion over the diagnosis, Autism Spectrum Disorder, as described in the DSM-5. Next, we will look at current statistics, treatments, and the benefits of CAM (Complementary Alternative Medicine) as an adjunct. Last, we will cover the components of sensory integration and how to adapt your massage treatment to a hypo or hypersensitive child.

3 CE NCBTMB

Understanding your Clients who have been diagnosed with Depression

Sunday, March 3, 2019

1:30 PM – 4:30 PM (Tucson, AZ)


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.  3 CE NCBTMB

Working with PTSD as a Bodyworker

Saturday, March 30, 2019

10:00 AM – 1:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


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.

3 CE NCBTMB

What every bodyworker needs to understand about Secondary Trauma

Saturday, March 30, 2019

2:00 AM – 5:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


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. 3 CE NCBTMB

Aromatherapy for Mental Health

Saturday, April 20, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


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 a take home stress relief spray and inhaler. Learn how you can use essential oils to help decrease your client’s stress level during session—as well as your own.

3 CE NCBTMB

Introduction to Essential Oils

Saturday, April 20, 2019

2:00 AM - 5:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


Love the natural scents of essential oils, but not sure how to really use them? What oils are safe and what should you know as a consumer? Do you know how to distinguish a true essential oil from a harmful synthetic? This class will give you an introduction to the incredible world of essential oils so that you can use them with confidence. Top 7 oils covered to get you started right away. Special gift included.

3 CE NCBTMB

Applied Research for Massage Therapy

Sunday, April 28, 2019

10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (Tucson, AZ)


Maybe you are interested in furthering your understanding about an up and rising topic. Maybe one of your current clients has been diagnosed with a new illness. Or perhaps you are thinking about specializing your practice for a certain population. Whatever the case may be, this class is geared to helping massage therapists further their knowledge by using basic research skills. Our field has developed a respected position and reputation due to research. As a massage therapist, it is best to maintain an evidenced-informed practice for your clients, community, and yourself. This course addresses types of research, basic research vocabulary and concepts, learning how to use various data bases quickly, and how to apply your findings to your own private practice.Tuition includes the publication, “Moving Forward: Applied Research for Massage Therapy.” Course fulfills NCBTMB mandatory requirements for research.
3 CE NCBTMB

Adding Aromatherapy to your Massage Session

Sunday, April 28, 2018

1:30 PM - 4:30 PM (Tucson, AZ)


Ever have a client who is a little stuffy in the sinuses or is having difficulties relaxing? These common occurrences and many others will be discussed and how you can address them by simply adding essential oils to your massage session. Whether you add it to the massage itself, or diffuse it in the air, this 3-hour continuing education class will help you decide on the best oils depending upon your clients' needs. We will be making a massage cream blend for a specific concern and a foot cleaning spray. Tuition includes all materials.

3 CE NCBTMB