Atlanta’s All-Inclusive Resource for Massage Therapy Continuing Education Classes 

As a massage therapist, you need to stay up-to-date on the latest and best techniques to serve your clients well. All Georgia massage therapists need to have 24 CEs earned between Nov. 1, 2020, and Oct. 31, 2022, to renew your license.  Georgia Massage School is proud to help you fulfill this requirement through our massage therapy continuing education in Atlanta.

Highly respected instructors from around the country teach Georgia Massage School’s advanced classes to further our students’ massage therapy careers. All of our continuing education courses are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), so you can be confident in their credentials. To learn more and be added to our school’s mailing list, please email us at For more information about specific massage education courses, please follow the links below. We’re happy to answer all of your questions about our programs.

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Upcoming Courses

Assessment & Treatment of the Shoulder

Ben Benjamin
Saturday, February 26 - Sunday, February 27, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
14 CEs
Fee: $299 - Special Registration Price

This comprehensive workshop unveils the missing piece of the puzzle to shoulder pain. As a result, participants learn how to precisely assess the most commonly injured structures in the shoulder and to use effective therapeutic approaches to eliminate the injury causing the pain. Attendees gain the tools to successfully differentiate muscle, ligament, and tendon injuries, and fine-tune their palpation skills and hands-on techniques.

For more information and to register, visit The Benjamin Institute.

Eliminate Pain without Inflicting Pain

Ivy Iverson
Saturday, March 19 - Sunday, March 20, 2022
10 a.m. - 6 p.m.
12 CEs
Fee: $240
Please note: COVID-19 Vaccination required for participation in this class.

Learn from a seasoned therapist of 25 years how to eliminate pain without inflicting pain on your clients or yourself. Provide a deeply relaxing massage partnered with:

  • Effective muscle release
  • Active Isolated stretching and passive isolated stretching
  • Relationship building / listening skills
  • Calm the nervous system while providing intensive therapeutic massage
  • Intuitive touch and more…

All of this, to ensure a loyal clientele and a long & sustainable career.

For more information and to register, visit ECHO Healing GA.

Manual Therapy to Eliminate
Multiple Nerve Compression Patterns

James Waslaski
Upper Body: Saturday, April 9, 2022
Lower Body: Sunday, April 10, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
16 CEs
Fee: $350 for both days

Upper Body

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. Starting with the brain and spinal cord, therapists will use positional release, muscle energy techniques, and soft tissue balancing protocols to address OA & C1-C2 fixations, cervical kyphosis (military neck), spinal stenosis patterns, stuck facet joints, and treat sprains and strains throughout the upper body. Nerve tests include: Spurling Test: spinal nerve compression; Eden’s Test: costo-clavicular syndrome; Adson’s Test: scalene and first rib involvement ; Wright Abduction Test: pectoralis minor involvement; Tests to identify Cubital Tunnel and Guyon’s Canal (ulnal tunnel) conditions; Test for Bicipital Aponeurosis tendinosis: median nerve scarring; Pronator Teres Test: median nerve entrapment; and Tests for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome including the Tinnel’s Test, Phalen’s Test, and Tethered Median Nerve tests. Complicated shoulder capsular adhesions will also be addressed, and home care retraining will include spinal decompression, nerve glides and nerve tensioning protocols.

Lower Body

State of the art anatomy and nerve graphics will allow manual therapists to look inside the human body. The Weber-Barstow Maneuver, and Supine to Sits Test will evaluate for functional versus anatomical leg length discrepancies. Pelvic stabilization will use positional release, muscle energy techniques, and muscle balancing protocols to address sacral torsion patterns, iliosacral upslips, joint capsular patterns, femoral nerve compression, and normal muscle firing patterns. Therapists will level the sacral base, and release the Sacrotuberous ligament for sciatic nerve pain. The Straight Leg Test and Braggard’s Test will identify L5/ SI bulges or herniated discs. The Slump Test will identify hamstring strains or adductor strains that scar down the Sciatic Nerve. Tibial Torsions and Fixated Fibular Head Conditions will be corrected, by releasing the biceps femoris muscle, to address the Tibial and Fibular Nerve Entrapments. Manual therapists will also evaluate and release Tarasal Tunnel and Morton’s Neuroma.  Home care retraining will include nerve glides and nerve tensioning protocols.

For more information and to register, visit

Side Posture Techniques

Suzanne Anderson
Saturday, May 21, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m. - Upper Body
2 p.m. - 6 p.m. - Lower Body
4 CEs each
Fee: $65 each session, sign up for one or both

Have you ever wanted to practice side posture massage more often, but never felt like you really knew what you were doing? Have you wanted a more in-depth study of the muscles and structures on the side body? Ever wanted to spend a few hours just practicing side posture massage techniques and positioning and getting comfortable with them? Then these classes will help you!

We will study the anatomy and structures of the side body and how the tension or ease of the side body contributes to freedom or restriction of movement overall. You will spend lots of time practicing hands-on and moving your side body in general.

If you want to practice how to position someone easily and without all the awkwardness that can go with side posture’s draping and pillow positions and the altered body mechanics, these classes are meant to give you time to practice your skills.

For more information and to register, visit Yoga Makes You Well.

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage
Five Day Intensive

James Waslaski
Wednesday, June 1 - Sunday, June 5, 2022
9:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
40 CEs
Fee: $699

Please note that you can register for Upper and Lower Body separately.
Lower Body: June 1 & 2 9am - 6pm, June 3  9am - 1pm, 20 CEs, $350
Upper Body: June 3 2pm - 6pm, June 4 & 5 9am - 6pm, 20CEs, $350

Advanced and extensive hands-on training for the entire body, addressing sports massage, sports medicine and orthopedic massage. They cover 30% more advanced information than the upper/lower body seminars combined, including releasing the superficial fascial front line, posturology, and the ability to tie the entire body together to sort out complicated pain patterns. You will learn sports injury prevention, and how to align your work with sports medicine specialists. All conditions listed for the upper and lower body will be covered in more detail, with more emphasis on structural integration and the ability to see how one area of the body can cause compensation patterns throughout the body. We will look in greater detail at things like upper cross syndrome, lower cross syndrome, ascending pain patterns, descending pain patterns, biomechanics, and myoskeletal alignment.

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Upper Body Conditions
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.

Integrated Manual Therapy and Orthopedic Massage for Lower Body Conditions
Participants will use modalities such as functional assessment, myofascial release, posturology, neuromuscular therapy, scar tissue immobilization, myoskeletal alignment, P.N.F. stretching and strengthening in a very precise order. This unique presentation will address the clinical approach to assessment, treatment and rehabilitation of the lumbar spine, hip, SI joint, pelvis and conditions in the lower extremity immediately and permanently. Lower Body Conditions addressed are; Low Back Pain, Sciatica, SI Joint Pain, Frozen Hips, Bulging Discs, Patella femoral Pain, Patella Tendinosis, Chondromalacia, IT Band Friction Syndrome, Fixated Posterior Fibular Head Pain, Abnormal Knee Rotation, Medial & Lateral Collateral Ligament Sprains, Medial and Lateral Meniscus Tears, ACL & PCL Sprains, Hamstring Strains, Popliteal Pain, Plantaris Strains, plantarfasciitis, Achilles tendinosis, posterior medial shin pain, anterior lateral shin pain, anterior lateral compartment syndrome, fallen arches, hyper-pronated feet, ankle sprains and strains, bunions, hammer toes, neuromas, and joint arthritis.

For more information and to register, visit

Nurturing the Mother ®
Fertility Massage

Claire Marie Miller
Friday, June 10, 2022    3 p.m. - 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 11 and Sunday, June 12, 2022      9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
21 CEs
Fee: $450

This Fertility Massage course is a certification that grew out of the original Nurturing the Mother® pregnancy massage training. When many of the demos in the training reported joyously conceiving after receiving the protocol in class, Claire knew this must be expanded and shared to help clients who are experiencing fertility challenges. This is a unique and highly effective massage protocol, that includes fertility awareness, cleansing therapies and visualizations that Claire Marie Miller developed through her own experience of consciously conceiving her daughter, Jessica Hope, in 1984. This fertility massage is now being used by many of Claire’s certified therapists with great success.

Benefits of Fertility Massage:

  • Cleansing the digestive system
  • Balancing the cranial-sacral alignment
  • Balancing hormones through Integrative Reflexology® techniques that stimulate the reproductive areas and endocrine glands
  • Breaking up pelvic adhesions and congestion
  • Uterus positioning
  • Fertility reflexology
  • Increased circulation through the pelvis
  • Deep relaxation and stress reduction
  • Knowledge of ovulation timing

For more information and to register, visit

Nurturing the Mother ®
Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage

Claire Marie Miller
Saturday, September 3 - Monday September 5, 2022
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
24 CEs
Fee: $475

Nurturing the Mother® has certified 1000s of massage therapists in pregnancy and postpartum massage since 1990. This method utilizes a comfortable, secure side-lying position to avoid undue pressure on a growing abdomen and the lower back. Mothers are completely supported by pillows, keeping hip, knee and ankle on the same level to avoid pulling on the sacroiliac joint and to maximize blood and lymph circulation. Side-lying is the safest for mother and baby, and educates the client about the ideal sleeping position.

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

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

For more information and to register, visit

Training Your Touch 2: Following the Fascia

Randall Gibson
Saturday, September 10 - Sunday September 11, 2022
8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
16 CEs
Fee: $285 early registration, $315 after August 27, 2022 (includes study guide)

After a quick overview of Training Your Touch: Advanced Palpation Skills (Which is NOT a prerequisite for this class), we briefly touch upon the respiratory and cardiac rhythms. Then we begin in-depth evaluation of the fascial body at various listening stations to identify stress or dysfunction. We will explore select osteopathic concepts that explain a variety of therapy methods including the use of myofascial unwinding at specific areas and joints. Understanding these concepts is key to understanding both assessment and treatment.

On the second day, we assess tension patterns and fascial pulls in the lower extremities, upper extremities, and torso. By applying what we have learned to different layers of tissue, we will literally be “following the fascia”. Finally, we pull everything together in order to practice assessment and treatment in groups of three. This class will expand your skill in any method of bodywork.

For more information and to register, visit Polarity Healthcare