November 13 - 14 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thai Massage (with adaptations for American therapist) - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$395

Wendy Finn

Learn about culture and history, direct pressure techniques, postures, the sen sib lines, contraindications, and the all important Thai stretches. Wendy Finn is a Registered Nurse with 25 years experience as a massage therapist, 10 years as CEO of I.M. Spa Inc., and trained in Thailand as a Thai Massage Therapist.

This is an ambitious class. We will be cramming a whole lot of technique and positions into this class. So please come prepared to stay on task so that we can all leave this class comfortable in our ability to perform an effective one-to-two-hour Thai massage session.

Thai massage is done fully clothed on a mat on the floor, so wear comfortable stretchy clothing (yoga pants or loose scrubs are great—nothing that binds in the groin area, jeans are definitely a no no). Shorts are generally not okay. The Thai culture is quite modest and if you attempted to go into the Grand Palace in shorts you would be escorted to a place where you could change into more appropriate attire before you could enter. Beyond that, Thai massage is not as comfortable on bare skin. Some of the stretches and compressions are better done through clothing. Be prepared to get a good workout because in Thai massage we use the whole body to stretch and massage. Many of the techniques are done with the therapist on his/her knees. If you feel that you may need more padding for your knees or the tops of your feet please feel free to bring padding to class. Also, please bring a flat sheet to cover the Thai mat, a face cradle cover, and a blanket in case you get cold while receiving on the mat. You might also like to bring 4 hand towels to elevate the head rest in the face down position, as well as 4 wash cloths for feet washing.

I have a severe peanut allergy, so please DO NOT BRING PEANUT PRODUCTS TO CLASS. Thank you for your consideration in this.

November 28 - 29 (Sunday & Monday) 9AM - 6PM

Orthopedic Techniques - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$360

Otis Estes

This CE class provides instruction and hands-on practice of practical Orthopedic Techniques. They are designed to relieve pain and malfunction problems commonly seen in massage sessions, that involves multi-modality techniques and can provide rapid relief for your clients. The techniques presented are targeted at specific points of concern, that may also be used in whole body applications.

Please bring a set of linens (face cover too), 2 hand towels, and massage lubricant.

December 5 - 6 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Clark Bundle I - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$360

Kirby Clark

This 18 hour Clark Bundle I is comprised of three individual classes. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $120. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Prenatal and Postpartum Massage - 6 Hours - $120

offered Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM

Are you newly licensed and feeling a little hesitant to work with prenatal clients? Or have you been working with prenatal clients, but don’t feel confident in positioning or techniques? Or do you just need a comprehensive review of prenatal massage? This is the course for you. It is designed to provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to work with prenatal and postpartum clients with ease! This course offers a brief history of prenatal care and how massage therapy fits into a prenatal wellness plan. We will be focusing on the physiological changes that effect your pregnant client during and after gestation. Learn how to conduct a proper prenatal intake, distinguish precautions, and identify contraindications, as well as common shiatsu and reflexology points to avoid. This course will demonstrate how to position and bolster with specialty pregnancy bolsters and pillow bolstering. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow during practical in class trades. You will provide and receive a full body prenatal/post-partum massage.

Please dress comfortably and bring linens, pens/pencils, a notebook, 1 pillowcase, massage lubrication medium of your choice, and your own prenatal bolstering systems/pillows (body pillows, bed pillows, and wedges are recommended, yet optional). All other equipment for this course will be provided for you.


Chair Massage: 4 Ways - 6 Hours - $120 

offered Sunday 4 PM - 7 PM and Monday 9 AM - 12 PM

If you’ve ever wanted to start adding a great mobile and marketing modality to your wheelhouse, look no further than Chair Massage. This is a fun and informative course that covers four different approaches to providing Chair Massage; Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Bamboo, and Percussion. This course is designed to explain how Chair Massage has roots in both Western and Asian bodywork practices, cover the rich histories in both Asian & Western massage, and explore how it gained popularity in the modern era. Learn the myriad benefits, advantages, and general guidelines of seated/chair massage while also having a lot of fun incorporating basic techniques of Acupressure, Aromatherapy, Bamboo massage, and Percussion instruments. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a demonstration of all four approaches, and practical trade-outs. You will provide & receive all four different Chair Massages.

Please dress comfortably and bring 2 face cradle covers, pens/pencils, a notebook, massage lubrication medium of your choice. Feel free to bring your own massage chair and favorite Essential Oils (optional).

All materials & equipment will be provided to you for this course.


Introduction to Spa Hydrotherapy: Scrubs, Wraps, and Facial Massage - 6 Hours - $120  

offered Monday 1 PM - 7 PM

This class is designed to provide a basic overview of hydrotherapy fundamentals for massage therapists, a review of thermotherapy vs. cryotherapy applications, an overview of precautions/contraindications/general safety concerns, as well as offering an introduction of foot scrubs, body wraps, and facial massage.

Discussion and hands-on practice of scrubs, wraps, and facial massage set up, protocol, and clean up will provide massage therapists with a basic and knowledgeable understanding of these three spa services that share multiple overlapping principles.

You will provide and receive all three services: foot scrub, full body wrap, and a facial massage. (If you have specific skin care concerns, you are welcome to bring your own products.)

Class will include a PowerPoint presentation and handout to follow along with the lecture.

Dress comfortably and bring linens, 4 body towels, as many hand towels as you can, 1 pillowcase, a separate bag/hamper to collect your soiled linens/towels in, massage lotion or oil, and any skin care products of your choice if you have specific concerns.

All other products and equipment for this course will be provided for you.


Class size is limited. Register ASAP.

December 11 - 12 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CORE© Bundle III - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$300

Abigail Showl, MMT, CORE© Practitioner

This is a 3 part series, each classes is 6 hours and $125 each or take all 3 for $300.

* Releasing the Jaw and Neck - 6 Hours (Saturday 8 AM - 2 PM)
*Shoulder Holders - 6 Hours (Saturday 2 PM - 5 PM and Sunday 2 PM - 5 PM)
*Top 10 Hot Spots - 6 Hours (Sunday 8 AM - 2 PM)

Welcome to CORE© Fascial Release, work designed to Coax Order and Restore Energy to the human bodymindcore, one person at a time.

Practitioners of CORE© work are dedicated to unwinding fascial restrictions and holding of old trauma — physical, mental, emotional, chemical and energetic. We believe any old trauma can be stored in the body and inhibit freedom and movement, causing pain, illness and further lack of movement. As we work with clients, we partner with them to create freedom, movement, breath, and health in their systems. CORE© Bodywork is done with the hands and head, but more importantly, with the heart.

Visit website for more information on these classes https://www.corefascialrelease.com/

February 26 - 27 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Thai Massage (with adaptations for American therapist) - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$395

Wendy Finn

"Learn about culture and history, direct pressure techniques, postures, the sen sib lines, contraindications, and the all important Thai stretches. Wendy Finn is a Registered Nurse with 25 years experience as a massage therapist, 10 years as CEO of I.M. Spa Inc., and trained in Thailand as a Thai Massage Therapist.

This is an ambitious class. We will be cramming a whole lot of technique and positions into this class. So please come prepared to stay on task so that we can all leave this class comfortable in our ability to perform an effective one-to-two-hour Thai massage session.

Thai massage is done fully clothed on a mat on the floor, so wear comfortable stretchy clothing (yoga pants or loose scrubs are great—nothing that binds in the groin area, jeans are definitely a no no). Shorts are generally not okay. The Thai culture is quite modest and if you attempted to go into the Grand Palace in shorts you would be escorted to a place where you could change into more appropriate attire before you could enter. Beyond that, Thai massage is not as comfortable on bare skin. Some of the stretches and compressions are better done through clothing. Be prepared to get a good workout because in Thai massage we use the whole body to stretch and massage. Many of the techniques are done with the therapist on his/her knees. If you feel that you may need more padding for your knees or the tops of your feet please feel free to bring padding to class. Also, please bring a flat sheet to cover the Thai mat, a face cradle cover, and a blanket in case you get cold while receiving on the mat. You might also like to bring 4 hand towels to elevate the head rest in the face down position, as well as 4 wash cloths for feet washing.

I have a severe peanut allergy, so please DO NOT BRING PEANUT PRODUCTS TO CLASS. Thank you for your consideration in this."

March 5 - 6 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM

CORE© I: The All Purpose Recipe - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$450

Abigail Showl, MMT, CORE© Practitioner

CORE I is called All Purpose Recipe because in the course of the two days we'll look at the philosophy of CORE work which is excellent deep tissue training. Also, you will learn, observe, practice with each other and work on a model through the one hour 'all purpose' session. No matter if a client is presenting with plantar fasciitis, sinus problems, low back issues or shoulder problems: this session can be modified and adapted to any condition, and is basically 'good for what ails you'.

Visit website for more information on these classes https://www.corefascialrelease.com/

March 12 - 13 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Reflexology Block - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$400

Faye Weeks

This block includes two classes, Introduction to Reflexology (6 hours), and Egyptian Method Encyclopedia of Reflexology: A Working Professional's Text (12 Hours), for a total of 18 hours.

Introduction to Reflexology is just that, introduction to reflexology. This class includes an informational book and lots of hands on training.

Egyptian Method Encyclopedia of Reflexology: A Working Professional's Text gives the students an understanding of how the systems and the reflexes work. Some of the approximately 150 disorders and their reflex areas will be addressed. Students will learn the appropriate application and will experience the result of their actions when applying reflexology.

Class size will be smaller, so register early to hold your spot!

Please bring a set of sheets and lubricant.

Dates are TBA

Introduction to Ayurveda Bundle - 18 Hour CE

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18 Hours

$375

Patricia Kulish

This 18 hour Introduction to Ayurveda Bundle is comprised of three individual classes. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $125. When you take all 3 classes (18 hours) you will get access to online learning materials including videos. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Ayurveda: Abhyanga - 6 Hours - $125
(Traditional Indian Oil Massage for Face and Scalp)

offered Sunday from 8AM - 2PM

Step into a different world and discover the ancient healing modalities of Ayurveda from India.  We will learn a brief history of Ayurveda and some of it's practices and philosophies.  Client evaluation, treatment indications and contraindications will be discussed.  We will also cover scope of practice, marketing and incorporating this service into your clientele.  New facial massage technique based on Ayurveda will be demonstrated and practiced.  Choosing the correct oils, essential oils, technique, depth, and tempo will be discussed.  Class will include power point, lecture, hand outs, demonstration and guided hands on practice.  All students will give and receive an Abhyanga treatment. 

*Bring massage linens, 2 bath towels (medium or large sized), 2 hand towels, your favorite massage lubricant and an unused trash bag.  Essential oils, massage tables and class materials provided. 


Introduction to Ayurveda: Shirodhara - 6 Hours - $125 
(Pouring Oil on the Third Eye)

offered Sunday from 3 PM - 6 PM & Monday 3 PM - 6 PM

This ancient treatment is the utmost in relaxation and luxury.   A simple and streamlined approach for you to use in your massage room will be demonstrated. Class includes power point and hand outs with discussion of  Ayurvedic principles and history, client evaluation and treatment, indications and contraindications, trouble-shooting problems and marketing this service.  Preparatory Massage and Shirodhara will be demonstrated and each student will give and receive a service.  

*Bring massage linens, 2 large bath towels, a medium bath towel, hair clip, wash cloth, and 2 unused trash bags. Massage tables,  Shirodhara equipment, essential oils and class materials provided. We will use water in place of the oil for this class.


Introduction to Ayurveda: Doshic Facial Massage - 6 Hours - $125  

offered Monday from 8AM - 2PM

This fun and informative class builds on the concepts of  Abhyanga and Shirodhara to create a fantastic customized facial massage and masking treatment for the client.  Ayurvedic modalities and history will be presented as well as client evaluation, indications, contraindications and customizing the session.  Scope of practice, marketing and problem solving will be discussed.  We will be creating masks from natural ingredients and learning a new facial massage technique specific to the client.  Class includes power point, lecture, hand outs, demonstration and guided practice.  Each student will evaluate his/her client, create a custom mask (with necessary supervision), and perform the Doshic Facial Massage.  Each student will also receive a Doshic Facial Massage Treatment.  Essential oils, mask ingredients, massage tables and class materials provided.  

*Bring massage linens, 2 bath towels, 6 hand towels and an unused trash bag.  

Dates are TBA

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - 18 Hour CE

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18 Hours

$500

Robert Gardner

In this foundation course, students will learn mat work and become competent using their legs, feet, knees and heels with clients, be introduced to Sen lines, anatomy, postural assessment, and energetic concerns.

90% of the class is mat based and on the 3rd day is table work where you will learn how to use the same sequence on the familiar massage table. This gives the therapist a firm foundation to transition clients between the table and mat with ease. The $500.00 fee for class includes your printed copy of the workbook and digital copies of the videos that go along with class.

Please bring 3 blankets or a comforter if you do not have a Thai massage mat.

Dates are TBA

Table Thai - 12 Hour CE

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12 Hours

$400

Robert Gardner

This class is specifically designed to help licensed massage therapists learn how to use Thai massage on the massage table with ease. We go over easy to incorporate options from the Table Thai workbook and show you how to work effectively and use less hand strain while helping clients with back pain.

2 days of Table Thai massage. The $400.00 fee for class includes the printed copy of your workbook and digital downloads of your Table Thai videos.

Please bring a set of sheets.

Dates are TBA

Spa & Business Training Bundle - 18 Hour CE

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18 Hours

$375

Patricia Kulish

This 18 hour Spa & Business Training Bundle is comprised of three individual classes. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $125. When you take all 3 classes (18 hours) you will get access to online learning materials including videos. The classes are as follows:

Intro to the Masso-Facial - 6 Hours - $125

offered Sunday from 12 PM - 6 PM

Improve your massage techniques and add something new to pamper your clients. Training includes review of skin anatomy, function and contraindications. Demonstration and hands-on practice of facial massage techniques to relieve stress and tension, treat sinus congestion and neck stiffness. Treatment improves facial skin and muscle function and increases lymphatic flow. Discussion about working within the scope of practice, choosing products and incorporating Facial Massage into a massage session or offering as a stand alone service. Bring linens, lubricant, large towel, and 6 hand towels. Product samples provided.


Body Wrap Basics - 6 Hours - $125

offered Monday from 12 PM - 6 PM

This CE teaches you a fast, easy, and inexpensive body wrap that is fun for you and discreet for the client. Body Wrap indications and contraindications will be discussed, as well as a brief anatomy of skin, choosing products, and thermotherapy. Class will define working within the scope of practice and troubleshooting your sessions. You will get and give a basic wrap. Come experience a fun and relaxing day that takes the mystery out of wrapping. Bring linens, a blanket, eye pillow, 6 hand towels, and 2 large towels. Tables, bolsters, and stools provided. Products, plastic, mylar, and towel warmers also provided.


Business Building for the Massage Therapist - 6 Hours - $125

offered Sunday from 8 AM - 11 AM & Monday from 8 AM to 11 AM

So many massage therapists struggle with business. Learn strategies to define your unique success, attract and grow more clientele, and brainstorm on networking, marketing, and advertising ideas. Other topics include trouble-shooting, setting boundaries and communicating effectively. Class is interactive lecture, dress comfortably.