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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 2018

Reminder to all Georgia Licensed Massage Therapists: The next license renewal deadline is October 31, 2018. You need 24 CE's earned between November 1, 2016 and October 31, 2018 to renew your 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.

 

Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Randall Gibson

Saturday, August 11 - Sunday, August 12
8:30 am - 5:45 pm
16 CE's
Fee: $275 Early Registration, $315 after July 28

For more information and to register visit
Polarity Healthcare
.

This two-day class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice in order to develop and refine tactile awareness. On the first day, working with inanimate objects, living tissues and subtle pulses, we will experiment with strategies and techniques from world-renowned doctors and educators to enhance our palpatory skills. Then, we will use those new skills to evaluate the cardiac pulse and respiratory movements for signs of dysfunction or pathology. On the second day, our palpation of skin, fascia and muscles will flow seamlessly into treatment with results that will boost your confidence as a therapist. The goal is not to add knowledge but to transform your practice. Whether you are new to the field, an experienced therapist or a massage instructor, you will find growth, insight and inspiration in this weekend adventure.

 

Advanced Muscular Therapy
Deep Tissue & Myofascial Technique:
Shoulder and Knee

Dr. Ben Benjamin

Sunday, August 19
9 am - 5 pm
7 CE's
Fee: $149 Early Registration, $199 after August 6

For more information and to register visit
The Benjamin Institute
.

Join Dr. Ben Benjamin for a 95% hands-on workshop. During this full-day training, you will learn several dozen myofascial and deep tissue muscular therapy techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures of the body

You will also understand the anatomy of these structures as never before through physically locating and palpating each muscle, tendon, and ligament targeted with these techniques. Most of these techniques were developed from actual cases from Dr. Benjamin’s clinical practice.

 

Quick Self Fixes and Targeted Muscle Testing

Dr. Ariel Tomey, D.C.

Saturday, August 25 - Sunday, August 26
9 am - 4 pm
12 CE's
Fee: $295

For more information and to register visit
Lighthouse Wellness CE
.

This class gives you the tools to help yourself and your clients strengthen and balance the muscles, tendons, and fascia around the joints. Strong, balanced muscles provide more stability, less chance of injury, and quicker recovery times. You will learn and practice Targeted Muscle Testing, Quick Self Fixes, and highly beneficial Connective Tissue Stretches.

Quick Self Fixes teaches self-treatments that prevent and resolve connective tissue tightness and/or joint fixations. These fixes make chronically weak muscles instantly strong and keep them strong when the self-treatments are performed regularly.

Targeted Muscle testing teaches how to perform 31 muscle tests, which are commonly found chronically weak in adults on one or both sides of the body. Targeted Muscle Testing is taught in conjunction with Quick Self Fixes validating that these fixes make weak muscle instantly strong!

 

Nurturing the Mother
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage

Claire Marie Miller

Saturday, September 1 - Monday, September 3
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
24 CE's
Fee: $440 Early Registration, $475 after August 1

For more information and to register visit
Claire Marie Miller Seminars
.

Nurturing the Mother pregnancy massage utilizes a comfortable, secure side-laying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Mothers are completely supported by pillows, keeping top hip, knee and ankle on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint and to maximize blood and lymph circulation. This is Claire Marie Miller's premier certification course in pregnancy and postpartum massage. This course also includes labor massage and support techniques as well as a demonstration of newborn/infant massage. Most workshop sites will have a pregnant volunteer to enhance your learning.

 

Orthopedic & Clinical Rehabilitative Massage
Lower Body Workshop

Whitney Lowe

Saturday, September 29 - Sunday, September 30
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
16 CE's
Fee: $340

For more information and to register visit
Academy of Clinical Massage
.

Learn one of the most highly respected systems of advanced clinical massage available today. Lowe’s training provides evidence-based and cutting-edge treatment techniques in addition to the critical assessment protocols that allow you to problem solve for the most effective treatment. These clinical skills have wide ranging applications from sports or work injuries to overall wellness massage.

Lowe’s innovative techniques and methodology will steer you toward successful clinical treatment and help to free your clients of pain and dysfunction. Learn how to construct the most appropriate and effective treatment plan for your clients using a diverse set of advanced treatment tools that don’t overtax your body. Lowe’s orthopedic assessment and problem-solving strategies will give you important insight and allow you to make strategic and effective decisions for resolving your clients’ complaints.

 

Integrated Treatments and Assessments of the
Scapula and Rotator Cuff

Jeff Mahadeen

Saturday, October 6 - Sunday, October 7
9:30 am - 5:30 pm
14 CE's
Fee: $325 Early Registration, $375 after September 14

For more information and to register visit
Muscular Wellness Institute
.

This course will explore musculoskeletal anatomy and function of the thoracic cage (anterior and posterior) and the rotator cuff muscles. Lectures will be focused on muscle location and function that will cause dysfunction within the musculoskeletal system, and with this information, we will examine the main physiological factors that may create or intensify pain patterns, including nerve entrapment/compression, trigger points, pathologies, muscle imbalances and postural distortions.

The course will also include Orthopedic and Postural Assessments to the glenohumeral and scapula costal joints, so as an LMT, we know when and where to treat appropriately.

We will then apply this knowledge with specific integrated NMT and Myofascial Mobilization protocol, by applying manual advanced tissue techniques to relieve myofascial trigger points and other soft tissue dysfunction. Practice will include demonstration, palpation, verbal walk through and practice time.

 

Tian Di Bamboo Massage

Bonny Goslee

Saturday, October 13 - Sunday, October 14
9:00 am - 5:00 pm
14 CE's
Fee: $325 Early Registration, $340 after October 1

For more information go to Circle of Life Healing.
Contact the instructor to register: 678-363-8327
or bonnydonnelly367@gmail.com

Learn the use of bamboo massage tools to do a complete massage session as extensions of your hands, forearms and elbows, therefore saving your fingers and wrists. The use of bamboo will help you to work deeper and more effectively. Can be used in private practices, offices, and spas for therapeutic and luxury treatments.

Tian Di is the premier style of bamboo massage out today. Our bamboo “cho” sticks are custom crafted with 100% natural bamboo, and capped ends for gliding and deep tissue bodywork, designed exclusively to accommodate the body for this highly therapeutic style of bamboo massage.

*Note: Bamboo Sets are not included in the registration price. They will be available for purchase the first day of class for $95- before or after class hours. Please call instructor to reserve your set (678-363-8327). You will have tools to practice with during workshop.

 

Assisted Stretching Postures from
Thai Massage on the Massage Table

Dr. Ariel Tomey, D.C.

Saturday, October 20 - Sunday, October 21
9 am - 4 pm
12 CE's
Fee: $295

For more information and to register visit
Lighthouse Wellness CE
.

A 2-day course that covers 20 Stretching Postures from Thai Massage. These techniques are intended to stretch the fascia, tendons, ligaments and muscles at their best! Assisted Stretching is within the scope of Massage Therapy, and approved by both NCBTMB and Georgia Board Approved. Focusing on connective tissue stretching which is very different form of muscle massage. Practicing Assisted Thai Stretching on The Massage Table versus the floor mat creates better ergonomics for the practitioner and is less labor intensive.

Tight fascia (or connective tissue) can often cause joint fixations that disrupt blood flow, lymphatic flow, and/or nerve conduction that's necessary for muscle-tendon strength around the joints. When portions of the muscles and their tendons are weak, they tend to go dormant to protect against injury, thereby conserving resources.

 

 

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