January 29 & 30 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Basics of Massage Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$420

Kirby Clark MMT

This is a series of 4 separate CE classes. Take one class or all 4 classes! Dates, times and prices are all listed.

Sunday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Massage Therapy Laws & Rules - 3 hr CE - $70
Have you ever found yourself asking, what even is the law? And how am I expected to read and understand it? This course is designed to help you get an understanding of what the law is (and in some cases IS NOT), how it is interpreted and understood, and how some parts came into being in the first place. We will be going through the AR Laws and Rules of Massage Therapy in-depth, section-by-section, paragraph-by-paragraph so no stone goes unturned in our understanding of the law. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation and open discussion throughout. This course will be regularly updated to reflect the current Law & Rules governing Massage Therapy in Arkansas. Please dress comfortably and bring pencils/pens, notebook, highlighters (optional), and a printed out copy of the corresponding handout and copy of the law and rules.

Sunday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Foundations of Massage Therapy - 6 hr CE - $140
If you’re a recent licensee needing more in-depth coverage of massage basics, or a long-time pro wanting to brush up on long-forgotten standards of our practice, this course is designed to provide an overview to what makes massage, Massage Therapy. We will review basic massage strokes, different massage forces/stresses, variations/modifiers to touch, best practices for SOAP note documentation (and why it matters), endangerment zones, and get in practice for these subjects. A protocol and demonstration for full body massage (including scalp/face/pectoral/abdominal/gluteal, and foot work) will be offered and practices during trade outs. Guidelines for communication, beginning and ending sessions, breathing, flow, and centering and grounding will also be addressed. Come get a refresher course on the basics of massage! Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow along with during practical trade-outs. You will provide & receive the full body protocols. Please dress comfortably and bring linens, pens/pencils, a notebook, 1 pillowcase, and the massage medium of your choice.

Monday 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Business, Resume, & Portfolio Workshop for Massage Therapists - 3 hr CE - $70
This is not your typical business continuing education course! We will be working together and individually to create the building blocks of your business- resumes, cover letters, mission statements, (auto)biographies, and the crown jewel of this course will be your own professional portfolio that tells the story of your career as a massage therapist! This course is great for new licensees, students, or even seasoned professionals- anyone looking for an easy system to keep and reference their massage experience. We will cover the best practices for resume building and writing cover letters. How to make your applications stand out in a job search! Whatever your practice of massage therapy includes (bodywork, instruction, or continuing education), there is something you can glean from this course- come with business questions not specifically covered in this course and we’ll brainstorm! Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation and open discussion for specific help/advice tailored for you. Please dress comfortably (business casual is encouraged), bring materials included on the Checklist provided (One 3-ring binder, Page protector sleeves (enough for all documents), Copy/duplicate of your current Massage Therapy License, MBLEx test results (if applicable/accessible), The most recent Cover Letter you’ve used, The most recent Resume you’ve used, Any Recommendation Letters you have, Any Offer Letters you’ve received, Any Approval Letters (if CE provider/if applicable), Any paper or physical Awards you’ve received, The most recent Mission Statement you’ve written, The most recent Biography you’ve written, The Acceptance Letter from your Massage School, Any Awards you received from your Massage School, Copy/duplicate of your Massage School Diploma, Copy/duplicate of your Massage School Transcript, Any/All Continuing Education Certificates & Proof Pages, Client/Student Testimonials (including Evaluations, Surveys, Feedback, Reviews),Copy/Duplicate of your current Massage Insurance).

Monday 1:00 PM - 7:00 PM
Intro. to Spa Hydrotherapy: Scrubs, Wraps, & Facial Massage - 6 hr CE - $140
Need an introduction/refresh on Foot Scrubs, Body Wraps, & Facial Massage? This course is designed to provide a basic overview of Hydrotherapy fundamentals for MTs, a review of Thermotherapy Vs. Cryotherapy applications, an overview of precautions & contraindications, along with general safety concerns. Discussion and hands-on practice of Scrub, Wraps, & Facial Massage set-up, protocols, and clean up will offer MTs a basic grasp on these three Spa services that share many overlapping principles. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow along with during practical trade-outs. You will provide & receive all three services: Foot Scrubs, Full Body Wraps, & Facial Massage. (If you have specific skin care concerns, you are welcome to bring your own products). Please dress comfortably and bring linens, pens/pencils, a notebook, 4 body towels, 16-20 hand towels (as many as you can), 1 pillowcase, a separate bag/hamper to collect soiled linens/towels in, massage lotion or oil, and any skin care products of your choice if you have specific concerns. All other products & equipment for this course will be provided for you.

Class sizes are limited. Register ASAP.

February 4-5 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
May 6-7 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM
August 5-6 (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.

February 18-19 (Saturday & Sunday) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
April 8-9 (Saturday & Sunday) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
July 8-9 (Saturday & Sunday) 9:00 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. - W. Finn"

March 4-5 (Saturday & Sunday) 8:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Deep Tissue Techniques for Pain Relief - Series II

18 Hours

$285

Reid Maddox

This is an 18 hour CE class that combines three 6 hour classes. Shoulder Focus, Headaches, and Iliotibial Band ‘IT Band’. This class will show you how to address these 3 specific areas using deep tissue techniques.

Bring a clean set of linens and lubricant.

March 12-13 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM
June 11-12 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

Orthopedic Techniques, Plus - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$450

Otis Estes

NEW CE CLASS!!!
This CE class is revamped with newer techniques and provides instruction with 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.

April 23-24 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Clark Hot Stone Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 hours

$420

Kirby Clark

This 18 hour Clark Hot Stone Bundle comprises three individual classes. Introduction, intermediate, and advanced hot stone massage. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $140. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Hot Stone Full Body Massage - 6 Hours - $140

offered Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM

This class is designed to provide massage therapists with a fundamental review of the physiological effects of thermotherapy, a history of hot stone massage, and overview of indications and contraindications, with emphasis on safety. Discussions and hands-on practice of hot stone set-up, technique protocol, and clean-up will provide a mastery of this modality that has had a rise in popularity and become a staple in the massage industry. We will also discuss general guidelines on purchasing or collecting your own hot stone set, as well as marketing/pricing of hot stone service. You will give and receive a full body hot stone massage while in class.

Please dress comfortably and bring linens, massage oil or gel (no lotion or cream), pens/pencils, and a notebook.

Intermediate Hot Stone Full Body Massage - 6 Hours - $140

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

The next level in the full body hot stone massage course provides a 90-minute full body massage using just under 40 stones! This class is designed to build off the Intro. level to full body hot stone massage. We will review physiology, history, contraindications & safety considerations covered in the Intro. level while providing a more in-depth protocol utilizing more stones. This is the protocol to swear by! Discussion and hands-on practice of hot stone set-up, technique protocol, and clean up will provide a mastery of hot stone massage. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow along with during practical trade-outs. You will provide and receive a full body hot stone massage.

Please dress comfortably and bring linens, massage Oil or Gel (No Lotion/Cream), pens/pencils, and a notebook. Stones & equipment will be provided for this course.

Advanced Hot Stone Full Body Massage - 6 Hours - $140

offered Monday 1 PM - 7 PM

The final level in the full body hot stone massage course provides you a master of 60-, 90-, and 120-minute full body massage using over 40 stones! This course is designed to build off the information provided in the Intro. & Intermediate levels. This course reviews physiology, history, contraindications & safety considerations covered in previous levels while providing a longer, more specific protocol with more stones! Discussion and hands-on practice of hot stone set-up, technique protocol, and clean up will provide a comprehensive mastery of hot stone massage. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow along with during practical trade-outs. You will provide and receive a full body hot stone massage.

Please dress comfortably and bring linens, massage Oil or Gel (No Lotions/Creams), pens/pencils, and a notebook. Stones & equipment will be provided for this course, but feel free to bring your own.


Class size is limited. Register ASAP.

July 23-24 (Sunday & Monday) 9:00 AM - 7:00 PM

Special Populations Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$420

Kirby Clark

This 18 hour Special Populations Bundle comprises three individual classes. Intro to Prenatal and Post Partum Massage, Chair Massage: 4 Ways, and Intro to Cupping: Myofascial Release & Decompression. Take one, two or all three classes. Each class is $140. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Prenatal and Post Partum Massage - 6 Hours - $140

offered Sunday from 9 AM - 4 PM

Newly licensed and feeling a little hesitant to work with Prenatal clients? Been working with Prenatal clients but don’t feel that confident in positions or techniques? Just need a comprehensive review on Prenatal Massage? This is the course designed to provide you with the confidence and skills necessary to work with Prenatal and Post-Partum clients with ease! This course offers a brief history on Prenatal care & how Massage fits into a Prenatal wellness plan. We will also be focusing on the physiological changes that affect a Prenatal client during and after gestation. Learn how to conduct a proper Prenatal intake, distinguish precautions, and identify contraindications, as well as common shiatsu & reflexology points to avoid. This course will demonstrate how to position and bolster with specialty pregnancy bolsters & pillow bolstering. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a protocol demonstration, a protocol PowerPoint to follow along with during practical trade-outs. You will provide & 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 but optional). All other equipment for this course will be provided for you.

Chair Massage: 4 Ways - 6 Hours - $140

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 Cupping: Myofascial Release and Decompression - 6 Hours - $140

offered Monday 1 PM - 7 PM

Looking to add a new modality that is enjoying a growth in popularity while also providing great therapeutic benefits to your clientele? Need the required 6 hours of continuing education in Cupping Therapy to offer Cupping in Arkansas? This course is designed to be a comprehensive overview of the basics of Myofascial Release and Cupping Therapy. We will cover a review of fascia, trigger points, and the difference between myofascial release versus decompression. Benefits and Indications of each modality as well as Precautions and Contraindications will be discussed so you can determine appropriate treatment. History, physiology, expectations, guidelines, and different methods for Cupping Therapy will also be covered. What is the difference between a cup mark and a bruise? – we’re going to learn it! A brief review of common injuries and sports/occupational injuries will also be addressed. Class will include a PowerPoint lecture presentation, a demonstration of MFR and Cupping (MFD) techniques, a PowerPoint protocol to follow along with, and practical trade-outs. You will provide & receive MFR and Cupping protocols.

Please dress comfortably and bring pens/pencils, a notebook, massage oil (best for cups). All materials & equipment will be provided to you for this course, but feel free to bring in your own cups/cupping set.

Class size is limited. Register ASAP.

August 21-23 (Monday - Wednesday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$500

Robert Gardner

Have you ever googled 'Thai massage' before? Well, if you have, you would have found a name pop up over and over, Robert Gardner. He does not teach outside of TX and online, except for here in Arkansas at ASM. This will be his last in-person class he teaches here at Arkansas School of Massage. Don't miss out!

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.

August 24-25 (Thursday & Friday) 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Table Thai - 12 Hour CE

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 TBA

Deep Tissue Techniques for Pain Relief - Series I

18 Hours

$285

Reid Maddox

This was the original DEEP TISSUE TECHNIQUES FOR PAIN RELIEF class! This will be an 18 hour CE class that combines three 6 hour classes. Neck, Low Back, and Extremities. This class will show you how to address these 3 specific areas using deep tissue techniques.

Bring a clean set of linens and lubricant.

DATES TBA

Lymphatic Face and Neck Massage

12 Hours

$300

Jammie Hayes, B.H. S., MMT, CLT

This is a 12 hour hands on course, with an additional 3 hour online course (pending DoH corrections to the class) for a total of 15 hours. During this class, students will learn about the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system as well as basic MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated, upper and lower extremity lymphedema. The sequence will be demonstrated and practiced in class.

Bring sheets and lubricant.

DATES TBA

Pump Out the Lymph - Part 1 & 2 (21 Hour CE)

21 Hours

$500

Jammie Hayes, B.H.S., MMT, CLT

This is a 21 hour CE course. During this 2 day course, students will be instructed in the anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system and basic MLD treatment sequences will be demonstrated and practiced. In addition, MLD treatment sequences for mild, medically uncomplicated upper and and lower extremity lymphedema will be taught.

Bring a set of clean linens and lubricant.