Course Descriptions

Beyond the Massage – Self-Care and Aftercare Workshop     

This is course was overdue for an upgrade!  As always, this course is dedicated to the self-care and aftercare of the therapist. It will now be a one-day self-care retreat.  A one-day getaway for bodyworkers.  The day will start with introductions, registrations, going over the syllabus.  Some small breakfast items will be included (protein bars, cereal bars, fruit, water, etc.).  We will start the day with intentional writing.  You will set your intentions for the day, week, month & year.  The day will include a one-hour yoga session, introduction to partner yoga, and yoga with props.  There will be some lecture on stress management and how emotional pain manifests within the body.  The day will end with a guided meditation and a game of self-care bingo.

This course is especially helpful in educating your clients on their own self-care.

Cost: $150 – 8 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need: A yoga mat and a large beach towel.  Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for stretching.


Tax Organization for MTs     

This course is designed to teach you basic bookkeeping skills and prepare you for your end of the year taxes.  You will receive a tax organizer with various deductions already listed (all you need to do is plug in your numbers).  This is a multi-use organizer that may be used to close out your bookkeeping at the end of every month.  This course is designed to introduce you to some tax deductions that you may not be receiving the full benefit of, as well as answering some basic business questions (W-4s, state withholding, quarterly tax payments, income, expenses, tax deductions, etc.)

Cost: $150 – 5 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need: Note taking items and your tax questions.


Ethical Kneads 

This class is designed to teach you how to deal with ethical situations within the workplace.  This is primarily a lecture course designed to help you deal with many things including confrontation and bullying.  You will also learn some exercises designed to assist you in not taking things personally.  You will be able to share your personal experiences in a safe environment among your peers.

Cost: $60 – 4 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  Only your experiences (both positive and negative).


Stretching the Benefits of Massage     

This course covers a series of stretches that can be used by therapists during sessions with clients that may need additional help with flexibility. Stretching the Benefits of Massage is a sports modality created to teach therapists how to perform a series of stretches on the table. This course is designed to enable the therapist to incorporate stretching into their everyday practice thus increasing their skill set and possibly their client base. In addition to stretching techniques, they will also be learning how to properly introduce heat into their massage session. The intention of this course is to provide massage therapists an increased skill set to enhance the total massage benefit for their clients.

Cost: $175- 8 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  A massage table and sheets.   Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for stretching.  This class doesn’t involve getting undressed.  Skills will be learned with you fully clothed.


CE Provider Prep Course (Formally Navigating the Teaching Process)    

Are you ready to share your talent with your peers? This class takes you through the process of becoming a CE provider. CE Provider Prep Course is a teacher training program created to walk therapists through the extensive application process of becoming an approved provider. We will focus on resume writing, course descriptions, course outlines, and learning outcomes/objectives.  This course is designed to provide therapists the skill set needed to begin the application process immediately.  The intention of this course is to inspire massage therapists to share their skills with others and learn how to properly educate their peers as well as their clients. You may take this class at any time; however, you must be a licensed massage therapist for two years in order to become a provider.

Cost: $200 – 8 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  Your talent & note taking items.


Prenatal Kneads

Did you know that NC Board of Massage Therapy requires additional training beyond the core requirements received in a massage therapy program for you to practice prenatal massage?  This course is designed to meet the requirements of the NC Board of Massage Therapy.  Prenatal Kneads will prepare you to work with prenatal clients and their growing babies.  The intention of this class is to create a comfort level in working with the special needs of pre- and postnatal women.  You will learn how to work around the body while in a side-lying position as well as the contraindications of prenatal massage.  Come and learn what is currently trending in prenatal massage!

Cost $175 – 8 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  A massage table, sheets, 3 pillows, and lotion.  Please wear comfortable clothing.


Basic Business Kneads

This course covers basic business needs and information from bookkeeping and marketing to the required licensure for the state of North Carolina.  This class is designed to prepare you to start your own business and have you on your way to creating your business plan.  If you are interested in branching out on your own, this is the class for you!

Cost $100- 4 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  Your business ideas and note taking items.


Hot Stone Kneads

This is a hot stone training class created to teach therapists the basics of hot stone massage.  Students will learn how to properly operate and clean/disinfect stones and hot stone units.  Students will also learn how to use the stones as an extension of their hands to calm the nervous system and work deeply without causing pain to the client.  The intention of this course is for students to develop a working knowledge on the use of stones on the upper and lower body of the client without harm to cautionary sites or causing burns.  Students will leave this class with the confidence to perform a full body hot stone massage thus increasing their client base and earning potential.  Hot Stone Kneads is a 16-hour CE course divided into two 8-hour courses (Hot Stone Kneads/Upper Body and Hot Stone Kneads/Lower Body) focusing on upper body on day one and lower body on day two.

Cost $350 – 16 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED/$200 – 8 CE Hours NCBTMB Approved

You will need:  Massage table, bolster, sheets, lotion/oil, hot stone unit (with stones).


Advanced Prenatal Kneads

Advanced Prenatal Kneads – Belly Taping is a 6-hour CE course designed to work in conjunction with my basic Prenatal Kneads course.  This is an advanced class teaching massage therapists how to tape pregnant women to eliminate the common discomforts of pregnancy.   Students will learn how to properly measure, cut and apply kinesio tape to enhance the massage therapy session for their prenatal clients. The intention of this course is to introduce students to the basics of kinesio taping to assist their prenatal clients in reaching their self-care goals and the increasing discomforts of pregnancy.  Students will leave this class with the confidence to perform basic belly taping skills on their prenatal client base and possibly increasing their earning potential.  I created this course based on the education I received from 15 years in emergency medicine and applying that knowledge to massage therapy that I’ve been practicing for 10 years.

Cost:  $150 – 6 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need:  Massage table and sheets.  No oils or lotions and tape will be provided for use during class.


Taping Kneads – Sticky Shoulders, Crushing Cramps, & Loosening Legs

Taping Kneads for Sticky Shoulders, Crushing Cramps, and Loosening Legs is an 18-hour CE course divided into three 6-hour classes labeled as:  Taping Kneads – Sticky Shoulders, Taping Kneads – Crushing Cramps, and Taping Kneads – Loosening Legs.  This is a basic taping class created to teach massage therapists the basics of taping for different segments of the body and enhance their sports massage knowledge.  Students will learn how to properly measure, cut and apply kinesio tape to enhance the sports massage therapy session for their clients.  The intention of this course is to introduce students to the basics of kinesio taping to further assist their clients in reaching their self-care goals.  Students will leave this class with the confidence to perform basic taping skills on their client base and possibly increasing their earning potential.  I created this course based on the education I received from 15 years in emergency medicine and applying that knowledge to massage therapy that I’ve been practicing for 10 years.

Cost:  $375 – 18 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED/$150 – 6 CE Hours NCBTMB Approved

You will need:  Massage table and sheets.  No oils or lotions and tape will be provided for use during class.


Basic Self-Care Kneads

Basic Self-Care Kneads – Due to the increased number of injuries within the massage therapy profession, and the inability to make time to for yourself – I feel it’s important to offer a 4-hour CE course in self-care to reach therapists that may not have the time or monetary resources to attend an 8-hour CE course.

Students will learn self-care activities such as hand yoga, meditation, and intentional journaling/goal setting. The intention of this course is for students to develop a self-care plan based on the techniques learned in class and implement that plan into their daily life.

My hope is to inspire students to take better care of themselves as this will give them career longevity as well as creating better relationships with their clients.

Cost:  $80 – 4 CE Hours NCBTMB APPROVED

You will need: A yoga mat and a large beach towel.  Please wear comfortable clothing appropriate for stretching.