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Continuing Education

Elevate and Expand your Craft

FALL 2022 DATES ARE HERE!

 

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)-*pregnancy certification add-on not included in the 125-hours.

 

Gretchen Popp

Introduction to Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy – 18 hours

Gretchen Popp has been teaching Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy since 2020, delivering it as an online Specialized Certification for those who wish to advance their knowledge and skill set, no matter where they are in the world, or what time constraints they have in their lives. Now, an introduction to this style of Cupping Therapy is being offered for students within the Advanced program at BMTI, so they can benefit from the theories and applications of this work, while also having the advantage of in-person education. This Introduction to Neuromuscular Cupping Therapy Course will provide the foundational knowledge to practice Cupping Therapy safely, and apply it knowledgeably for many different pain patterns. Combining several modalities such as Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Muscle Activation Techniques, Trigger Point Therapy, and Thai Massage, this work will allow each student to combine their favorite modalities and techniques with the powers of Cupping Therapy! During these six weeks, we will focus on proper disinfection, safety and contraindications, the theory behind this style of Cupping Therapy and the modern pain science which backs it up, and effective applications for the most common pain patterns our clients tend to present with. Students attending this training will leave not only being more confident with Cupping Therapy, but also more knowledgeable in how to interact with specific pain patterns, even if they are not using cups to resolve them.

 

6 weeks ~ $360 plus $90 materials fee (cupping sets)

Wednesdays, 5:30-8:30pm beginning September 14, 2022

18 NCBTMB CE Units

Nate Cuddihy-Garner, MS, LMT, CPT

Sports Massage & Myofacial Release – 23 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, plus one race working on athletes ~ $460

Mondays, 5:30-9:00pm + 1 Sunday race event, beginning September 12, 2022

23 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. 

 

Wednesdays, 5:30-9:00pm beginning November 2, 2022

21 NCBTMB CE Units

 

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 

Mondays, 5:30-9:00pm beginning January 2, 2023

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!

 

3 weeks ~ $260 

Mondays, 5:30-9:00pm beginning February 13, 2023

13 NCBTMB CE Units

Nikki Olsen, Certified Advanced Rolfer, LMT

Introduction to Structural Integration

The Introduction to Structural Integration class is an opportunity for massage therapists to learn the basic elements of structural integration and how to apply them in their practice. Experientials will be used to learn about body mobility, capability, and orientation in space resulting in the fundamentals of body reading. Students will learn how to make structural changes with their clients using a dry touch in order to have a meaningful connection to the myofascial system. At the end of the course, students will have learned how to read their clients bodies and will know how to include structural integration elements in their massage sessions.

 

 

 

6 weeks, $420

Mondays, 5:30-9:00pm beginning October 24, 2022 (no class 10/31)

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

Wednesdays, 5:30-9:00pm beginning January 4, 2023

21 NCBTMB CE Units