Therapeutic Massage Cupping: Advanced Techniques for Lower Body (4CE)


In this course we will expand on the fascinating practice of cupping therapy for treating the lower body and lower extremities. When it comes to cupping, proper application makes all the difference. This course includes a strong emphasis on proper application and technique and instructor assistance for the treatment of the lower body and extremities using advanced techniques. Safety and proficiency are stressed throughout the course. This course is designed for therapists with prior cupping experience/training.  

Touchy Subjects: Massage Ethics (3 CE )


This fun, interactive course will explore the sometimes blurry world of ethics.  While some professional scenarios are black and white and easily navigated, others require careful consideration to arrive at the most responsible and ethical course of action. Together, participants will examine topics such as scope of practice issues and social media. 

Intro to Therapeutic Massage Cupping (2CE)


In this course we will learn about the fascinating practice of cupping therapy and the valuable addition it can be to a massage therapist’s current techniques. Participants will also get to see a demonstration of several cupping techniques. 

Examining the Research:  The role of massage in employee health (3 CE )


This course will examine the many potential benefits of massage therapy in the workplace as evidenced in current research.  This course will discuss how massage therapy may be helpful not just for employee wellness and morale, but also for the employers who offer or allow massage at work.  During the course, the findings of several research studies will be discussed as well as what factors may be considered when proposing workplace massage therapy to an employer. 

Therapeutic Massage Cupping: Abdomen (4CE)


In this course we will expand on the fascinating practice of cupping therapy for treating the abdomen. Proper application of technique and instructor assistance is strongly emphasized for the delicate and sensitive abdominal region. Safety and proficiency are stressed throughout the course. This course is designed for therapists with prior cupping experience/training.

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Instrument Assisted Massage Therapy (8CE)


With a heavy emphasis on hands-on practice, this course provides training in the modality of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM).  Smooth hand held instruments or tools made of various materials are applied to soft tissue for myofascial benefit. As an extension of the hand, with no electrical or invasive properties, the techniques used in this course respect the scope of practice and boundaries of the NY licensed massage therapist.  While a specific instrument/tool or variety of instruments/tools may be used during the course in the interest of thorough instruction, no specific instrument manufacturer is endorsed.

Participants will learn proper technique in regard to assessment, application, and safety. Effective, efficient and easier on the therapist than many traditional manual massage therapy modalities, IAMT can be easily incorporated into a massage therapy practice either as a stand alone treatment or as part of an integrated massage session. In this course you will learn how to safely add IAMT to your current selection of soft tissue modalities. 

Therapeutic Massage Cupping: Advanced Techniques for Upper Body (4CE)


In this course we will expand on the fascinating practice of cupping therapy for treating the upper body and upper extremities. When it comes to cupping, proper application makes all the difference. This course includes a strong emphasis on proper application and technique and instructor assistance for the treatment of the upper body and extremities using advanced techniques. Safety and proficiency are stressed throughout the course. This course is designed for therapists with prior cupping experience/training.  

Depression, Anxiety and Massage (6CE)


This course will review the various presentations and other clinically relevant characteristics of depression and anxiety.  A few of the topics included are signs and symptoms, available treatments, and age and gender differences in clinical presentation.  Participants will also examine current research supporting benefits of massage therapy as a part of the treatment for these conditions.  During the practical portion of the course, participants will learn relaxation techniques to incorporate into their existing massage therapy treatments. 

Intro to Instrument Assisted Massage Therapy (3CE)


This course serves as an introduction to the world of Instrument Assisted Soft Tissue Mobilization (IASTM). Effective, efficient and easier on the therapist than many traditional manual massage therapy modalities, IASTM can be easily incorporated into a massage therapy practice either as a stand alone treatment or as part of an integrated massage session. But how do you get started? As an introductory course, you will start with the basics regarding principles, application and safety. 

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Massage for Respiratory Conditions (7CE)


This course will explore the process of normal respiration and a variety of common respiratory pathologies including the muscles that may become dysfunctional in clients with these conditions.  Anatomy and physiology of this musculature will be discussed followed by a hands-on component of the course during which treatment techniques will be demonstrated by the instructor and then practiced by participants under observation by the instructor. 

Depression, Anxiety and Massage (3CE)


This course will review the various presentations and other clinically relevant characteristics of depression and anxiety.  A few of the topics included are signs and symptoms, available treatments, and age and gender differences in clinical presentation.  Participants will also examine current research supporting benefits of massage therapy as a part of the treatment for these conditions. NOTE: The 3CE version of this course does not include a practical portion. 

Can I Do THAT in New York State? (4CE)


​Does a parent have to be onsite during a minor's appointment?  Which therapeutic tools may I use during my massage?  Can I perform spa treatments in my practice?

This course will review the rules and regulations for practicing massage therapy in New York State. This will include a review of practice guidelines, cautions and contraindications and the new mandatory continuing education guidelines. This course will also address a variety of the most frequently asked questions and other key information from the Office of Professions. 

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Therapeutic Massage Cupping (8CE)


In this course we will learn about the fascinating practice of cupping therapy and the valuable addition it can be to a massage therapist’s current techniques. When it comes to cupping, proper application makes all the difference.  For this reason, this course includes a strong emphasis on hands on application and instructor assistance.  The strength of this class is that the focus is not merely to learn to apply cupping, but to do so safely and proficiently. 

Therapeutic Massage Cupping: Neck, TMJ & Sinuses (5CE)


In this course we will expand on the fascinating practice of cupping therapy for treating the head and neck. When it comes to cupping, proper application makes all the difference. This course includes a strong emphasis on proper application and technique and instructor assistance for the delicate regions of the head and neck. Safety and proficiency are stressed throughout the course. This course is designed for therapists with prior cupping experience/training.  

Indian Head Massage (8CE)


This course will introduce the participant to Indian head massage, a relaxing and restorative experience.  We will explore techniques and physiological effects of this modality as participants learn to perform a complete wellness-focused Indian head massage session.  Indian head massage is most commonly performed with the client seated and fully clothed, making it a great fit for those who cannot--or rather not--lie on a massage table.  It is also a convenient addition to any stationary massage practice or traveling therapist.  Participants will also learn the benefits of various oils used in the technique and the location of significant chakras and ayurvedic energy points (marma points).