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Massage Continuing Education Courses

We offer a number of massage continuing education courses throughout the year. Stay tuned to this page for the latest announcements of upcoming, advanced massage courses from highly respected instructors from around the country.

Advanced Massage Courses for 2013 - 2014

Reminder to all Georgia Licensed Massage Therapists: License renewal deadline is October 31, 2014. You need 24 CE's earned between November 1, 2012 and October 31, 2014 to renew you license. More information on Georgia Board Requirements can be found at the Georgia Secretary of State website. All of our continuing education courses are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

To be added to our mailing list, please email us at conted@georgiamassageschool.com. For more information and registration use the links below for each provider.

 

 

Muscle Testing for Massage Therapists: Touch for Health Kinesiology Level 1

Randall Gibson

Saturday, August 23 - Sunday, August 24
9:00 am - 5:30 pm
15 CE's
Fee: $300, $250 if paid in full by July 23, 2014

Registration is available through Polarity Healthcare or 330.701.8780

In this class, you will study 14 muscles and become familiar with their associated acupuncture meridians. You will learn how to accurately test each of these muscles using a refined manual resistive testing method. When a problem or weakness is discovered, you will practice using neurolymphatic and neurovascular reflexes, origin/insertion technique and meridian tracing to resolve it. Also included in this class are methods of pain relief, food testing and an amazingly effective technique called emotional stress release (ESR).

At the end of this seminar, you will be able to offer a general treatment protocol called a “Meridian Balancing”. You will also be able to balance your partner for a specific goal, which involves the nervous system and conscious mind in order to enhance results. This easily learned set of skills can be used to keep you, your loved ones and your clients at optimal levels of health.

 

Integrative Reflexology Certification

Claire Marie Miller

Friday, September 5 3 pm - 9 pm
Saturday, September 6 8 am - 6 pm
Sunday, September 7 8 am - 6 pm
24 CE's
Fee: $450, $400 if paid in full by August 5, 2014

Registration is available through Claire Marie Miller Seminars

Integrative Reflexology is an evolutionary approach to the ancient art. This unique application is easy, and fun to do, without injury from over use of the thumbs. This 3 day class will lead to Certification an an Integrative Reflexologist. In this foundational certification course you will learn the basic techniques of foot, hand, and ear reflexology through the 4-theory approach to reflexology: structural alignment, zones, oriental meridians, and proprioceptors. This classic whole hand technique makes it gentle on the thumbs and fingers.

 

Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go

Debbie DeNardo

Friday, September 12
5 pm - 9 pm
4 CE's
Fee: $80 early registration, $95 after August 15th

Registration is available through Massage CE Solutions

Learn and experience a deep tissue massage technique that has been evolving for generations on the Islands of Fiji. Lolita Knight learned this barefoot technique while living in the remote villages of Kadavu and in 1997 she further developed and began teaching it in the United States. Instructor Debbie DeNardo received her Fijian Massage training directly from Lolita Knight and is continuing these teachings as Lolita has now retired.

Fijian To Go is a mobile adaptation of Fijian Massage requiring minimal equipment and supplies. It focuses on the back, shoulders and gluteals and is great for sporting events, family settings, as well as your massage office. Therapists use different parts of their feet to effectively massage clients who are lying on the floor. It does not include walking on the client’s back. All strokes can be performed while standing, sitting on a chair or sofa, or reclining on the floor. The weight of your leg gauges the pressure. No hands, arms or shoulders are ever used, making it truly a hands-saving technique that can add to your career longevity. In addition, most clients prefer the heel of the foot pressure over that of the elbow.

 

Massage Tools to Help Your Hands

Debbie DeNardo

Saturday, September 13
9 am - 1 pm
4 CE's
Fee: $80 early registration, $95 after August 15th

Registration is available through Massage CE Solutions

Massage therapists who generally do not like using massage tools in their practice love this class and discover tools they can’t live without! In this fun and useful class therapists use the open palm method to achieve deeper penetrating pressure on their clients without exerting more force with the hands. Participants experiment giving and receiving massage using a variety of the latest massage tools (as well as old favorites) before making the investment. Some tools are to be used only over clothing (“back rollers”, “jack knobber”, “spiky balls”, “Magic Massager”, “Aqua Relief Pad”), some are to be used with a lubricant on bare skin (“antler”, “snail”), and others are dual purpose tools (“Thumbby”, “octopus”, “turtle”) which can be used with or without oil as well as for self-massage. You are encouraged to bring your own tools to possibly gain additional strokes or to learn how to properly handle and “not grip” them. The goal is for you to have less muscular discomfort after using these tools and to find a tool or two to add to your massage offerings to further benefit your clients and enhance your business.

 

Soft Touch Island Massage

Debbie DeNardo

Saturday, September 13
2 pm - 6 pm
4 CE's
Fee: $80 early registration, $95 after August 15th

Registration is available through Massage CE Solutions

Discover a whole new way of providing deep relaxation massage using strokes developed by massage educator, Lolita Knight. Lolita, with a full time massage career of over 30 years, shares innovative techniques she has drawn from her many years of experience with island massage from Fiji and Tonga. The combination of light yet powerful percussive, plucking and nerve strokes of Soft Touch Island Massage work to stimulate sensory nerve endings. This in turn soothes the nervous system, having a profound calming effect on the mind and body.

 

Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S.) and The Upper Body

John Howard

Saturday, September 13 - Sunday, September 14
9 am - 6 pm
16 CE's
Fee: $360

For more information and to register visit AIS Therapy

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia. The seminar involves exact details of how to safely lengthen muscles and fascia simultaneously maintaining a physiologically based agonist-antagonist relationship.

 

Chinese Facial Massage and TMJ Techniques

Debbie DeNardo

Sunday, September 14
9 am - 6 pm
8 CE's
Fee: $165 early registration, $185 after August 15th

Registration is available through Massage CE Solutions

Learn and experience a relaxing and rejuvenating facial massage engaging 25 pressure points as taught by Dr. Lilly Fu, a Chinese doctor, to Lolita Knight (who has certified Debbie DeNardo). Techniques help tone, uplift, remove tension, reduce facial lines and increase circulation to the face. Facial massage can benefit Bells Palsy, facial tics, eye droop, sinus problems, eyesight (near and far) and TMJ problems.

 

Orthopedic Massage Techniques: Lower Body

Whitney Lowe

Saturday, September 27 - Sunday, September 28
9 am - 6 pm
16 CE's
Fee: $290 early registration, $340 after September 5th

Registration is available through OMERI

Learn assessment and treatment strategies for the low back, pelvis, and lower extremity in this continuing education course for advanced massage therapy. Conditions explored include: complicated low back pain, SI joint dysfunction, piriformis syndrome & other lower extremity nerve impingement conditions, iliotibial band friction syndrome, patellofemoral pain syndrome & other knee injuries, shin splints, plantar fasciitis, tarsal tunnel syndrome, plus learn innovative neurodynamic testing and nerve mobilization techniques.

 

Active Isolated Stretching (A.I.S.) and The Lower Body

John Howard

Saturday, October 12 - Sunday, October 13
9 am - 6 pm
16 CE's
Fee: $360

For more information and to register visit AIS Therapy

Active Isolated Stretching: The Mattes Method centers on physiological principles of specific muscle lengthening increased circulation and oxygen to the tissues, lengthening of the superficial and deep fascia. The seminar involves exact details of how to safely lengthen muscles and fascia simultaneously maintaining a physiologically based agonist-antagonist relationship.

 

Tian Di Bamboo Massage and Cupping Workshop

Bonny Goslee

Saturday, October 25 - Sunday, October 26
9:30 am - 6 pm
18 CE's
Fee: $350 early registration, $375 after October 10th

Contact Bonny at hizeee@aol.com for more information and to register

You will learn the use of bamboo as tools and instruments to do a complete bodywork session, using the different sizes and cuts of bamboo sticks (Cho sticks) as an extension of your hands, forearms and elbows therefore saving your hands and wrists. The use of bamboo will help you to work deeper and more effectively. This workshop includes Chinese cupping and gua sha therapy, and incorporates the 5 element theory. You get 3 modalities in one class!

You will have the understanding of how the unique properties of Bamboo are passed to your clients to create healing, restoration, and balance. Bamboo’s outer walls contain silica, the same element that creates quartz crystal therefore having the same properties. Piezoelectricity is activated with pressure and Pyroelectricity with heat. These two properties are activated as we use the Cho sticks. Tian Di Bamboo Massage will help to dissipate stagnant heat as a result of accumulation of toxins and poor circulation, therefore aiding in deep tissue healing, spasms, and trigger points as well as the elimination of toxins.

 

Georgia Massage School
415 Horizon Dr Suite 275
Suwanee, GA 30024
Phone: (678) 482-1100