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Continuing Education

Elevate and Expand your Craft

New classes coming for Fall 2024!

 

Individual courses open to LMT’s or graduates of BMTI’s 625-hour program

Classes held one evening a week for 3.5 hours over 6 weeks (all classes held 5:30pm – 9:00 pm).

Take just one class, or the entire series for a 125-hour certificate (and save $250)-*4th Trimester add-on not included in the 125-hours.

 

Jeanne Mitchell LMT, CIMT

Advanced Prenatal Massage – 21 hours

Learn how to massage pregnant clients, and their growing babies, with confidence. In this class you’ll learn about the changes in a pregnant body and what that means for your sessions—exploring comfortable positioning, precautions, non-judgmental communication, empathy—and adaptable techniques that will allow you to think through how to best approach the table with any healthy pregnant client in any trimester. You’ll learn essential elements of prenatal massage like anatomical changes, elevated body mechanics, how to stay in scope of practice, and the way prenatal massage both improves the positive aspects of pregnancy and decreases the negative aspects. Students will start to understand how to resource and model their practices through guest lectures with industry professionals. Most importantly you’ll learn how to make your healthy pregnant clients feel good in their changing bodies! This class is a great way to safely adapt massage for the occasional pregnant client, or continue on with the new Fourth Trimester & Beyond add-on to complete your 34-hour Prenatal/Postpartum Certification!

 

6 weeks ~ $420 

Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm, September 19th-October 24th

21 NCBTMB CE Units

Jeanne Mitchell LMT, CIMT

Fourth Trimester & Beyond- Pregnancy Certificate Add-On – 13 hours

Add this to your Advanced Prenatal Class to expand the scope of your practice with this comprehensive Prenatal and Postpartum Certification. Babies come into this world in many different ways! Learn how to treat a variety of postpartum complaints with confidence. Be able to think on your feet when adapting massage techniques and positioning, whether clients are in the first 0-12 weeks of recovery from childbirth or years after. We’ll discuss labor and delivery, discover early postpartum pain complaints from childbirth, and explore long-term musculoskeletal changes that begin with birth and early parenting. The final class will incorporate all you’ve learned with a hands-on client clinic. The goal of this expanded certification is to support you in keeping clients during, after and even far beyond their pregnancies, and support them as they navigate potentially long-lasting postpartum changes. Develop the skills to support your clients all through their pregnancy and beyond—in your office, in the hospital, and in their home!

 

$260 

October 26th, 9am-6pm

13 NCBTMB CE Units

Rhonda Reich

Rhonda Reich, MA, LMT

Canine Massage – 21 hours

Canine massage is back! Arf Arf!

This class will introduce you to canine behavior, anatomy, movement, gait, communication, pathology, and dog handling skills. Application of dog-specific massage strokes will be demonstrated and practiced on live dogs. Dogs will be provided.

 

 

 

6 weeks ~ $420

Wednesdays 5:30-9:00pm, September 20th-October 25th

21 NCBTMB CE Units

Jess Crutchfield, RYT, Thai Bodyworker

Thai Massage: Art & Principles – 21 hours

Thai Massage, also known as Thai Bodywork, is an ancient healing art, said to have originated before the time of the Buddha. Often called the “lazy man’s yoga”, the receiver is passive and the practitioner stretches and compresses their body with assisted stretches, gentle twisting, rocking, tractioning, and energy work through the breath. When offering Thai Massage, we draw from thousands of years of healing, and incorporate elements of acupressure, massage, and deep muscle work through bodyweight mechanics. This helps the receiver to relax into the parasympathetic nervous system to naturally release blocked energy held in the body. This is a holistic practice which is designed to bring the body, mind, and spirit back to balance, and to ignite the body’s natural abilities to heal. It is an excellent compliment to both active lifestyles, and to lifestyles where one does not get enough movement.

6 weeks ~ $420

Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm, October 31st-December 12th (no classes week of Thanksgiving)

21 NCBTMB CE Units

Nate Cuddihy-Garner, MS, LMT, CPT

Sports Massage & Myofacial Release – 20 hours 

Techniques are taught to use on athletes before, during and after their events, or as maintenance for prevention of injury and increased athletic performance.

Myofascial Release technique involves applying gentle sustained pressure to the connective tissue that surrounds musculature, helping release restrictions to eliminate pain and restore motion. An effective addition to any massage therapy session.

 

 

 

6 weeks ~ $400

Wednesdays 5:30-9:00pm, November 1st-December 13th (no classes week of Thanksgiving)

20 NCBTMB CE Units 

Elyssa Wright, DC, CACCP

Craniosacral Techniques – 21 hours

  • Understand the design and function of fascial tissue
  • learn how to “listen” to the subtle communication cues emitted by the client’s body
  • Learn how to quiet the analytical left brain to activate the right brain through didactic communication exercises
  • Myofascial releases of client’s pelvis & sacrum
  • review of cranial anatomy necessary to combine a craniosacral protocol. 
  • Skull on a balloon to begin tactile experience in releasing dural membranes and restoring balance to the NS
  • Review the basic cranial protocol. 

 

6 weeks ~ $420

Tuesdays 5:30-9:00pm, January 2nd-February 6th

21 NCBTMB CE Units

Carol Hart

Carol Hart, BS, LMT

Lomi Lomi

Mana Lomi® is the ability to communicate through the soft tissues of the body, physically and energetically, deep within the bones of the individual and thus the soul of the person. Mana Lomi® can be translated as the “Life force of Lomi”. Authentic Mana Lomi® is based on Hawaiian concepts of working with the body, mind and spirit. It is hands-on healing that is deep and powerful, yet gentle, giving immediate and long-term results.

Mana Lomi Problem Solving is a course designed to introduce participants to the ML problem solving of physical maladies as it applies to present day problems presented by clients. In a “hands-on” setting, students will learn specific techniques from Mana Lomi Level 1 and Level 2 for the upper and lower body, and also to “think outside of the box” when assessing and applying these procedures. The result will be a more functional, pain-free body.

 

6 weeks, $420

Wednesdays 5:30-9:00pm, January 10th-February 14th

21 NCBTMB CE Units