2016 Massage Therapist CE’s
24 hours of continuing education, including at least 2 hours of ethics
*up to 12 hours of CE credit per renewal may be earned as follows:
*For completion of a self-study course that is offered by an approved sponsor. Each self-study course shall include an examination.
*Credit may be earned for papers prepared and delivered before recognized massage therapy organizations; papers published in nationally recognized massage therapy journals; or a chapter published in a book on massage therapy, each verified.
*First time presentation of an academic course or workshop, seminar, in-service, electronic or Web-based course. Speeches made at luncheons or banquets or any other presentation not within specified guidelines are not eligible for CE credit.
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| (20 CE Hours) | Reiki I & II
||Cost: $300 / USTA Alumni $250
|Learn the ancient energetic Japanese healing art known as Reiki! Stephanie Martin, Usui Reiki Master Teacher will be guiding this 4-week class, and will be teaching and attuning students to Usui Shiki Rhoyo Level I and II. This class is an extremely thorough and informational combination of guided instruction, attunement, group exercise, open discussion, hands-on practicals, take home material, and more.
Students will graduate this class with a deep understanding of Reiki and energy therapy, and be able to confidently apply Reiki techniques to themselves, family, friends, and future clients. All students will receive a Reiki Level I and II Practitioner Certificate upon completion of the class.
4 SUNDAYS – May 15th, 22nd, 29th and June 5th, 10am – 3:30pm
| (8 CE Hours) | Thai Ball Massage
|Learn a deep-heat therapeutic muscle treatment that dates back to 14th century Thailand when a hot pack was administered to soldiers returning from battle. The body absorbs the heat, along with the organic herbs to help ease muscle aches and pains, alleviate stiff joints, stimulate circulation, increase lymphatic drainage, and detoxify and release stagnant energy in the body. Participants will learn a variety of specialized techniques. Bring 3bath towels and a set of sheets.
Saturday, August 27th, 10am – 6:30pm
| (16 CE Hours) | Hot Stone Massage
|This Hot Stone Training is designed to educate licensed body workers in the procedure of using stones effectively with massage therapy. This technique can be easily incorporated into one’s own practice with benefit to both therapist and clients. The topics covered will provide you with a detailed introduction to the use of Stones in your massage practice.
Topics covered in the class will include Stone Thermotherapy, Indications and Contraindications, Benefits and Physiological Response, Full-Body Stone Placements and Sequences, Therapeutic Deep Tissue Work, Supplies and Set Up and Care of Your Stones.
Sunday & Monday, June 26th and 27th, 10am – 6:30pm
| (16 CE Hours) | Lymphatic Drainage Massage
|Prepares the massage therapist to do a full-body lymphatic drainage massage with emphasis on learning the basic principles and techniques of manual lymphatic drainage; reviewing anatomy and physiology of the lymphatic system; and knowledge base of benefits, indications, and contraindications.
Friday & Saturday, June 17th & 18th, 10am -6:30pm
| (16 CE Hours) | Pre-Natal Massage
|Shares essential knowledge and practical skills that massage therapists need to provide safe, competent, and nurturing massage therapy to women during the childbearing aspect of their lives within the scope of their practice. Massage therapy and bodywork will cover prenatal massage, our role in labor and delivery, and postpartum benefits. Understanding of basic anatomy and physiology regarding pregnancy will be reviewed. Bring sheets plus a queen top sheet, 3 to 4 pillows, and one bath towel.
Saturday & Sunday, June 25th &26th, 10am -6:30pm
| (8 CE Hours) | Aromatherapy
|This course prepares the health care worker and massage therapist to understand what an essential oil is and how it can be incorporated into their practice with emphasis on promoting wellness, providing a knowledge base in history, safety, effects on the body, chemistry and applications while maintaining the boundaries within the scope of their practice. Hands-on experience will be provided learning to use aromatherapy in foot baths and making products to promote in spa parties for additional marketing in your practice.
Sunday, July 10th, 10am -6:30pm
| (4 CE Hours) | Bamboo Chair Massage
|A chair massage modality that makes use of bamboo and rattan sticks of various sizes to save wear and tear on the therapist, provide deeper pressure, better effleurage over clothing and is a great marketing tool to entice clients to your chair. History, techniques and contraindications will be covered.
Saturday, July 16th, 10am -2:30pm
| (4 CE Hours) | Infant Massage
|Instruction will be given on infant massage techniques with emphasis on safety and parental teaching to promote bonding, provide parents with an avenue for learning to communicate with their newborn and providing therapists with an additional modality to promote in pediatrician practices and build confidence in new parents. Please bring a 16-20 inch doll and a blanket or towel.
Saturday, July 16th, 3:30pm-7:30pm
| (8 CE Hours) | Oncology Massage
|Learn a holistic approach to massage therapy for breast cancer patients and breast surgeries, including lymphatic drainage, scar tissue therapy, and working with patients going through chemotherapy and radiation. Hands-on techniques will be reviewed along with medical aspects of breast cancer. Bring a set of sheets and one bath towel.
Sunday, July 17th, 10:00am-6:30pm
| (15 CE) | Raindrop Massage
|Raindrop Technique combines the art of Aromatherapy, massage and essential oil application to very specific areas of the body (feet, back and neck). The repetitive movements and aromatic experience bring about a renewed sense of balance and harmony. Where Raindrop Technique leaves off, Proprio-Circuit Technique (PCT) takes over.
PCT was developed as a “next step” beyond Raindrop Technique but has turned out to be its own standalone technique with powerful results. PCT combines massage, chakra work and blends of essential oils formulated for emotional clearing and renewal. Students will give and receive both techniques in this special course offering.
Sunday & Monday, July 17th & 18th, 10:00am-5:30pm
Registration for this class must be through 918-814-2667 or contact Kerri at email@example.com.
| (16 or 36 CE) | Medical Massage
||Cost: (see below)
|More than a few massage therapists claim to perform medical massage. Medical massage does not refer to any specific technique and may, in fact, utilize various massage modalities. By definition, medical massage is massage therapy prescribed by a definition, performed following the directives of that physician.
Many massage therapists have discovered that a Medical Massage Practitioner Certification allows them the type of practice they have long dreamed about. A medical massage practice can produce an income commensurate with what your services are worth. Your Medical Massage Practitioner Certification will give you the knowledge and confidence to work together with physicians in your own independent practice. A Medical Massage Practitioner will enable you to have a lucrative career that you are proud of.
There are possible levels in the certification program: Professional Level (16 total hours) and Masters Level (36 total hours).
To earn the Masters Level you will need to attend all 4 days of the program. For the Professional Level, you will need to attend the first two days of the program.
Saturday & Sunday, Aug 13th & 14th
Saturday & Sunday, Aug 20th & 21st
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