Continuing Education Courses in Georgia

As a massage therapist, you need to keep up-to-date on the latest and best techniques. Additionally, massage continuing education courses in Georgia are required to renew your license. You will need to have 24 CEs earned between Nov. 1, 2018, and Oct. 31, 2020, to renew your license.

Highly-respected instructors from around the country teach Georgia Massage School’s advanced massage courses. Furthermore, all of our continuing education courses are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). To be added to our massage school’s mailing list, please email us at conted@georgiamassageschool.com. For more information about specific courses, please follow the links below.

Upcoming Courses

Nurturing the Mother®: Pregnancy & Postpartum Massage

Claire Marie Miller
Saturday, September 5 - Monday, September 7, 2020
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
24 CEs
Fee: $450 early registration; $475 after Aug.18, 2020


Nurturing the Mother has certified thousands of massage therapists in pregnancy and postpartum massage since 1990. Utilizing a comfortable, secure side-lying position, this method helps to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Pillows completely support the mothers, keeping the hip, knees, and ankles on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint, as well as to maximize blood and lymph circulation. Side-lying is the safest for both mother and baby and educates the client about the ideal sleeping position at the same time.

This Nurturing the Mother protocol uses a combination of the following methods:

  1. Calming Swedish massage strokes for tension release increased circulation, and deep muscle relaxation.
  2. Gentle range-of-motion and stretching movements to relieve pressure through the neck, shoulders, lower back, hips, and rib cage. It also promotes greater strength, flexibility, and balance.
  3. Deep tissue work is performed in the hip and gluteal area to help alleviate chronic lower back and hip pain.
  4. Abdominal massage for round ligament pain, to support digestion, to increase circulation to the placenta and baby, and to raise awareness of the baby.
  5. Lymph drainage strokes to reduce pregnancy-induced edema.
  6. Cranial-sacral and polarity therapy for physical/psychological/emotional/spiritual centering.
  7. Acupressure and reflexology techniques are shown to be effective in treating many common pregnancy-related complaints.

For more information and to register, visit Claire Marie Miller Seminars.

Chinese Facial Massage 

Debbie DeNardo, BS, LMT, BCTMB
Saturday, September 12, 2020
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
7 CEs
Fee: $165 early registration; $185 after August 21, 2020


Stress is reflected in the face when facial muscles become tense and tighten. Unconsciously, we contort our face and creases appear across the surface of the skin as the pressures of the day intensify. Chinese Facial Massage is a relaxing and rejuvenating facial massage taught by Dr. Lilly Fu, a Chinese doctor, to Lolita Knight (who has certified Debbie DeNardo). Techniques are learned and experienced that 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 and stimulate the lymph drainage system to remove excess fluid and waste products.

This course includes a honey pat segment that involves the application of pure honey, a natural product which is a humectant (meaning it attracts and retains moisture). The techniques in this sequence help to increase skin circulation, ease facial muscle tension, encourage elasticity in the facial fascia, plump fine lines and improve overall skin tone.

Rejuvenation and relaxation strokes (with the use of your choice of another natural product, macadamia, almond or grapeseed oil) further relieve tension in the face, facilitates blood and lymph flow, calms the mind and encourages deep relaxation .

This is a hands-on workshop with demonstration and practice. In addition to the instructor’s live hands-on demonstrations, PowerPoint presentations guide students through step-by-step instructions as they perform the techniques. Participants will examine each other while looking in a mirror before the facial massages so that “before and after” comparisons can be made. They often notice an improved difference in their appearance at the end of the class session with major differences usually noticed two days after treatment. At the completion of this workshop you will be able to perform a Chinese Facial Massage and with the hands-on classroom experience will also know how it feels to receive one.

For more information and to register, visit Massage CE Solutions.

Intro to Indian Head Massage 

Debbie DeNardo, BS, LMT, BCTMB
Saturday, September 12, 2020
6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
1 CE
Fee: This course is offered free of charge to those students registered for the Chinese Facial Massage Course. If you are in need of 1 additional "hands-on" credit or would simply like a sampling of Indian Head Massage, this class is for you! After receiving your registration payment for the Chinese Facial Massage class, the instructor will invite you via email to join the class.


Based on ancient Indian scalp massage, these techniques have been practiced for over a thousand years. Indian Head Massage encourages deep relaxation and boosts hair health, improves concentration by enhancing blood flow, calms the mind and eases emotional stress. This course offers a sampling of 16 basic strokes for the scalp, upper traps, upper arms and back. Strokes are delivered in traditional Indian Head Massage style with the client fully clothed and seated in a chair.

For more information please contact the instructor.

The Best of Indian Head Massage 

Debbie DeNardo, BS, LMT, BCTMB
Sunday, September 13, 2020
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
4 CEs
Fee: $85 Early Registration, $95 after August 21, 2020


Based on ancient Indian scalp massage, this technique has been practiced for over a thousand years. The massage is calming yet revitalizing and is a valuable technique for improving concentration and combating stress that can appear in the form of migraines, tension headaches, hair loss, psoriasis or eyestrain. It supports the nervous system by alleviating stress, encouraging the elimination of toxins and increasing oxygen uptake in tissues. Indian Head Massage encourages deep relaxation and boosts hair health, improves concentration by enhancing blood flow, calms the mind and eases emotional stress. This course consists of over 30 strokes for the scalp and face. Strokes are delivered in traditional Indian Head Massage style with the client fully clothed and seated in a chair. Participants learn not only the best of traditional seated Indian Head Massage techniques, but also how to adapt the strokes to every day table work. Oil is recommended but optional for the scalp massage. The instructor provides Solavedi organic oil for use in class.

For more information and to register, visit Massage CE Solutions.

Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go

Debbie DeNardo, BS, LMT, BCTMB
Sunday, September 13, 2020
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
4 CEs
Fee: $85 Early Registration, $95 after August 21, 2020


Fijian Barefoot Massage To Go is a mobile adaptation of Fijian Massage requiring minimal equipment and supplies. These deep tissue techniques have been handed down from generation to generation in the remote villages of the islands of Fiji. The focus of the class is 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.

For more information and to register, visit Massage CE Solutions.

Training Your Touch 2: Following the Fascia

Randall Gibson
Saturday, October 3 - Sunday, October 4, 2020
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
16 CEs
Fee: $285


This course is your next step in refining your palpation and assessment skills. After a quick review of Training Your Touch: Advanced Palpation Skills (which is NOT a prerequisite for this class), students explore more reasons for monitoring the heart and breath rate. Then, students practice in-depth evaluations of the fascial body at various listening stations to identify stress or dysfunction. The osteopathic concept of “the Body Hugs the Lesion” is then applied to explain a variety of different therapy methods, including the use of myofascial unwinding at specific areas and joints.

On the second day, students assess tension patterns and fascial pulls in the upper extremities, lower extremities, and the spine. By applying what they have learned to different layers of tissue, the students are able to literally “follow the fascia.” Finally, students will be able to pull all of the lessons together in order to practice assessment and treatment in groups of 3.

For more information and to register, visit Polarity Healthcare.

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage Upper Body Conditions

James Waslaski
Saturday, October 24 - Sunday, October 25, 2020
8:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m.
18 CEs
Fee: $350


Based on revolutionary clinical research, participants will learn new techniques that will forever change the way they approach myofascial, trigger point, and tendon pain. These innovative structurally oriented routines, offer pain-free multi-modality methods for achieving immediate results from the following clinical conditions:  Rotator cuff injuries, shoulder impingement, bursitis, pectoralis minor strains, bicipital tendinosis, rhomboid pain, thoracic outlet, cervical sprains and strains, whiplash, atlas / axis & C1/C2 mobilization, facet joint dysfunctions, migraine headaches, bulging discs, medial and lateral epicondyle pain, De Quervain’s tenosynovitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, trigger finger, and joint arthritis. Ground-breaking Frozen Shoulder and Hip Capsule Adhesion techniques will highlight this dynamic interactive workshop. This incredible multimedia presentation, consisting of assessments, treatments, and client self-care for chronic pain and sports injuries, will facilitate permanent results; even in the most complicated clinical conditions.

For more information and to register, visit OrthoMassage.net.