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Massage Therapists

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.

*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.

Unless otherwise noted, please call USTA at 630-968-6800, option 3 to register.

NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education with Debbie DeNardo, LMT, BCTMB

Massage Therapists
Ethics-Roles & Boundaries 
Sat. October 14 – 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

4 CE hours – $65 early registration

$80 after September 22nd


foot massage

Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go 

Sat. October 14 – 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm

4 CE hours – $80 early registration

$95 after September 22nd


Massage Therapists

Chinese Facial Massage 

& TMJ Techniques

Sun. October 15 – 9:00 am to 6:00 pm

8 CE hours – $165 early registration

$185 after September 22nd


For complete course details and registration links visit

Space is limited!

Note: The Metra BNSF Fairview Avenue stop is across the street from Universal Spa Training Academy.

Ethics-Roles & Boundaries – 4 CE hours

So you think you know ethics? Get a reality check by taking a fun and challenging 25 point self- quiz designed to reveal your knowledge of ethical roles and boundaries of therapeutic relationships. Questions are presented, answers revealed, and real life experiences and dilemmas are discussed. Topics include boundary crossings, power differential, client expectations, client distress signals and other key areas addressed by ethics. Course includes a peek into your state’s massage board laws and provisions. Enjoy an informative and relaxed class setting while fulfilling your state’s ethics requirement.

Special Instructions and What to Bring:  Pen and paper for note taking

Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go – 4 CE hours

Fijian To Go is a mobile adaptation of Fijian Massage requiring minimal equipment and supplies. It focuses on the back, shoulders, and gluteals and is great for sporting events, family settings, as well as your massage office. Therapists use different parts of their feet to effectively massage clients who are lying on the floor. It does not include walking on the client’s back. All strokes can be performed while standing, sitting on a chair or sofa, or reclining on the floor. The weight of your leg gauges the pressure. No hands, arms or shoulders are ever used, making it truly a hands-saving technique that can add to your career longevity. In addition, most clients prefer the heel of the foot pressure over that of the elbow. This is a “feets-on” workshop with demonstration and practice.

Special Instructions and What to Bring:  A flat sheet for the floor, 3 standard size pillows, 2 large bath towels and 1 hand towel.  Please wear loose cotton clothing, but no jeans. T- shirts and lightweight sweatshirts are best and to have a collar if possible.  No straps or zippers.

Chinese Facial Massage & TMJ Techniques – 8 CE hours

Learn and experience a relaxing and rejuvenating facial massage engaging 25 pressure points as taught by Dr. Lilly Fu, a Chinese doctor, to Lolita Knight (who has certified Debbie DeNardo).  Techniques help tone, uplift, remove tension, reduce facial lines and increase circulation to the face.  Facial massage can benefit Bells Palsy, facial tics, eye droop, sinus problems, eyesight (near and far) and TMJ problems.

Course includes:

1)  Locating and stimulating Chinese facial pressure points

2)  Facial rejuvenation massage (over 40 strokes including décolletage)

3)  Honey pat sequence

4)  TMJ techniques

5)  Relaxation strokes

6)  Before and after comparisons to note facial improvements

Learn new and valuable techniques that will further benefit your clients, expand your range of massage offerings, increase your income and be easy on your hands.  You will love nurturing your clients with this unique and easy-to-master treatment.  Your clients will love the experience and the results!

Special Instructions & What to Bring: One set of linens, a hand mirror, 2 washcloths, 1 hand towel, a headband to hold hair back from face, 2 medium size bowls (about 1.5 qt.) to soak washcloths, and a thermal carafe for hot water.  Dress comfortably (best to bring a tank top to change into), wear no makeup and preferably no contacts.