June 12 - 13 (Sunday - Monday) 9 AM - 7 PM

Special Populations Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$360

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 $120. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Prenatal and Post Partum Massage - 6 Hours - $120

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 - $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 Cupping: Myofascial Release and Decompression - 6 Hours - $120

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.

June 26 - 27 (Sunday & Monday) 9AM - 6PM

Herbal Combo - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$380

Patricia Kulish

BRAND NEW CLASS!
The Herbal Combo Bundle comprises of 2 classes (9 CE hours each). Take one class or both!

Offered Sunday - Herbal Infusion (Full Body Botanical Treatment) (9 hrs) 9AM -6 PM $190
Herbal Infusion is a full body botanical treatment that's fun for you and rejuvenating for the client! Using different products we create, we will perform a relaxing herbal body wrap followed by a massage using custom infused oils. A botanical clay face mask finishes off this special spa service. We will learn about making our own herbal products, treatment protocols and techniques. Lecture covers some basic knowledge about herbs and using them safely, ingredients and sourcing, recommendations for different client needs, indications, contraindications and treatment protocols. We review scope of practice, safety and sanitation, marketing and pricing the service. You will get lecture, demonstration, hands on practice and receive an Herbal Infusion Treatment! Supplies needed: 2 clean large trash bags, linens, blanket, 4 large body towels, and 16 facial towels. All product ingredients, mixing supplies and massage tables, bolsters, and towel heaters provided.

Offered Monday - Body Glow (Head to Toe Exfoliating Massage Treatment) (9 hrs) 9AM - 6PM $190
Body Glow is a head to toe exfoliating massage treatment and provides a deeper dive into the herbal experience. We will create a whipped salt foot scrub, smoothing sugar body polish and a facial exfoliating mask to use in a full body treatment. Lecture includes keeping skin healthy, exfoliation and different types of exfoliators, benefits to body systems, indications and contraindications. An overview of product ingredients and oil and herbal recommendations and guidelines will be discussed. Therapeutic properties of common herbs, scope of practice, and choosing and customizing products will be explained. We will go over safety and clean up procedures, incorporating this treatment into your practice, as well as marketing and pricing the session. You will get lecture, demonstration, hands on practice and receive a Body Glow Exfoliating Treatment! Supplies needed: 1 clean large trash bags, linens, blanket, 1 large body towel, and 16 facial towels. All product ingredients, mixing supplies and massage tables, bolsters, and towel heaters provided.

July 9 - 10 (Saturday & Sunday) 8 AM - 6 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"

August 7 - 8 (Sunday & Monday) 9AM - 6PM

Intro to Ayurveda Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$380

Patricia Kulish

The Intro to Ayurveda Bundle comprises of 2 classes (9 CE hours each). Take one class or both!


Offered Sunday - Abhyanga (9 hrs) 9AM -6 PM $190
(Traditional Indian Oil Massage for Face and Scalp)
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.

Offered Monday - Doshic Facial (9 hrs) 9AM - 6PM $190
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.

August 20 - 21 (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 - CHECK BACK LATER

Orthopedic Techniques - 18 Hour CE

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18 Hours

$450

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.

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Clark Hot Stone Bundle - 18 Hour CE

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18 hours

$360

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 $120. The classes are as follows:

Introduction to Hot Stone Full Body Massage - 6 Hours - $120

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 - $120

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 - $120

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.

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Spa Bundle - 18 Hour CE

18 Hours

$380

Patricia Kulish

The Spa Bundle comprises of 2 classes (9 CE hours each). Take one class or both!

Offered Sunday - Body Wrap Basics (9 hrs) 9AM -6 PM $190
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.

Offered Monday - Intro to the Masso-Facial (9 hrs) 9AM - 6PM $190
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.

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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.

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Introduction to Thai Yoga Massage - 18 Hour CE

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.