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 conted@georgiamassageschool.com. 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

Side Posture Techniques

Suzanne Anderson
PLEASE NOTE NEW DATE: Sunday, August 28, 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.

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 ClaireMarieMiller.com

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

MyoZen Therapy - Lower Back

Margie Meshew
Saturday, September 24 - Sunday, September 25, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
12 CEs
Fee: $295


In this class, you'll learn the advanced treatment of Lower Back, Hips and Glutes.

MyoZen therapy utilizes biomechanical techniques from ancient eastern healing massage that allow the therapist to target specific areas, for maximum results with minimal effort. Its clinical foundation is based on both western and eastern medical massage incorporating components of neuromuscular, myofascial, and acupressure point therapy. The word Myo- refers to the laser focus treatment of the muscle and Zen- is the state of mind the therapist accesses.

By using a variety of procedures, incorporating specific treatment protocols, as a therapist you're not working hard but instead, resting in a Zen-like state allowing the muscle to slowly release.

A comprehensive manual is included with each of Margie's courses.

For more information and to register, visit margiemeshew.com.

Indian Head Massage for Chair and Table

Debbie DeNardo
Saturday, October 1, 2022
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
8 CEs
Fee: $165 early registration, $185 after September 9th


Based on ancient Indian scalp massage, these techniques have been practiced for over a thousand years. The massage is calming yet revitalizing, and focuses on the parts of the body most prone to tension and stress: the upper back, neck, shoulders, face and scalp. Indian Head Massage encourages the deepest relaxation and can help eyestrain and headaches, improve concentration (by improving blood flow), boost hair health, relieve shoulder tension, increase neck mobility, calm the mind and ease emotional stress.
 
The techniques are delivered with the client fully clothed using a chair or as part of a complete bodywork session using a table. Oil is recommended but optional for the scalp massage. For the table segment students may remove upper garments or wear a tank top or spa wrap as oil is applied to the upper arms, shoulders, neck and upper back. The instructor includes organic  herbal scalp oils from Solavedi. This blissful technique offers gentle relief from physical ailments in addition to general relaxation. Great to add to onsite chair massage, for geriatric clients confined to a wheelchair or as a creative ending to a table massage.
 
What to bring and special instructions:  One set of linens.  Please have clean hair and use no hair products on the day of the class.  If you have long hair, please bring a hair accessory to pull it back.  Dress comfortably.  For the table segment it’s best to bring a tank top to change into.

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

Facial Fusion Massage

Debbie DeNardo
Sunday, October 2, 2022
9 a.m. - 1 p.m.
4 CEs
Fee: $85 early registration, $95 after September 9th


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. This class includes a blend of facial massage techniques that are not only relaxing and rejuvenating, but beneficial for reducing the effects of stress, tension and aging that manifest in the appearance and conditions of the face. The treatment includes facial lymphatic strokes, face lift massage techniques, relaxation/rejuvenating strokes of various depths and styles, moist heat applications, hot stone strokes and focused stimulation that benefits sinus problems, tension headaches and migraines. Facial massage is an excellent addition to your massage offerings. It can be added in full as a 50-60 minute treatment or in part at the end of a massage therapy session for a pampering conclusion.
 
Special Instructions & What to Bring: 1 set of linens, 4 washcloths, 2 hand towels, 2 medium size bowls (about 1 qt.) to soak washcloths,1 coffee cup, a thermal carafe of hot water, and a headband (preferably Velcro). Dress comfortably, wear no makeup (or at the very least no foundation) and preferably no contacts. It’s best to bring a tank top to change into when receiving the treatment.

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

Treating the Feet

Debbie DeNardo
Sunday, October 2, 2022
2 p.m. - 6 p.m.
4 CEs
Fee: $85 early registration, $95 after September 9th


Feet function as the body’s shock absorbers and are many times the hardest worked of all body parts. Unfortunately, many of our clients experience foot fatigue on a regular basis and a one hour massage session does not allow enough time to pamper and fully address the issues of the feet. Learn and experience a specialized 4-part foot treatment employing 4 different products and massage therapies as follows: 1) foot soak with compression, 2) circular effleurage with abrasives, 3) foot mask with plantar massage and 4) rejuvenating foot massage with lotion.
 
Benefits of foot massage include the most basic, it feels good! Clients can experience relaxation as well as pain relief. Other general benefits include stress relief, reduction of tension, improved blood circulation, stimulation of the lymphatic system (facilitating the flow of lymph throughout the body), loosening of the feet’s connective tissue to lessen stiffness, and promotion of overall good health. Foot massage can also help fight depression and improve the quality of sleep by helping the body to unwind, which encourages restful sleep.
 
The client is comfortably seated during this relaxing, 30-40 minute therapeutic process.  It can be offered as an add-on service to a full body massage or it can be a focused session on its own. Add it to your menu of services to increase your income and to further benefit your clients.
 
What to Bring & Special Instructions: 1 bath towel, 3 hand towels, coffee carafe or pitcher (for warm water rinse), bolster or spa pillow for ankle support, latex or vinyl gloves (optional). Wear loose pants that can be pulled or rolled up and kept out of the water (or a pair of shorts). Bring a pair of clean socks or flip flops to slip on after receiving the treatment. 

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

Frustrating Neck Injuries

Ben Benjamin
Saturday, October 8, 2022
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7 CEs
Fee: $149 - Special Registration Price


In this course, you will learn over 2 dozen orthopedic assessment tests to pinpoint challenging neck injuries. We will then address the injuries through several different treatment modalities including friction therapy, myofascial therapy, muscle energy techniques, and Active Isolated Stretching for the neck. You will also learn how to physically locate and palpate each muscle,
tendon, and ligament targeted with these treatment techniques.

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

Active Assisted Stretching - Lower Body Program

Ben Benjamin
Sunday, October 9, 2022
9 a.m. - 5 p.m.
7 CEs
Fee: $149 - Special Registration Price


This intensive workshop teaches you a comprehensive, effective stretching protocol for the lower body. Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process,
re-aligns the fascia and makes building strength more effective. AAS is especially good for
athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired.

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

Cupping for Massage and Detox

Bonny Donnelly Goslee
Saturday, October 15 - Sunday, October 16, 2022
10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
12 CEs
Fee: $235 - Free Cupping set included!


LMTs will learn to safely provide moveable cupping using massage principles to manipulate soft tissue with cupping massage tools mimicking and as an extension of the use of their hands/wrists/thumbs via myofascial decompression. In combination with warm castor oil packs this assists in relief of pain from tight connective tissue and contracted muscles, providing relaxation and comfortable detox with improved circulation to promote health and wellness for the client. Therapists will also receive benefit by saving the use of their hands/wrists/thumbs, with this easily applied enjoyable and fun therapy.

For more information and to register, visit Circle of Life Healing.

MyoZen Therapy - Extremities

Margie Meshew
Saturday, October 22 - Sunday, October 23, 2022
9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
12 CEs
Fee: $295


In this class, you'll learn the advanced treatment of Legs, Feet with Stretches.

MyoZen therapy utilizes biomechanical techniques from ancient eastern healing massage that allow the therapist to target specific areas, for maximum results with minimal effort. Its clinical foundation is based on both western and eastern medical massage incorporating components of neuromuscular, myofascial, and acupressure point therapy. The word Myo- refers to the laser focus treatment of the muscle and Zen- is the state of mind the therapist accesses.

By using a variety of procedures, incorporating specific treatment protocols, as a therapist you're not working hard but instead, resting in a Zen-like state allowing the muscle to slowly release.

A comprehensive manual is included with each of Margie's courses.

For more information and to register, visit margiemeshew.com.

Kinetic Chain Patterns for Complicated Knee Conditions

James Waslaski
Saturday, October 29 - Sunday, October 30, 2022
9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
16 CEs
Fee: $350


Manual Therapists will thoroughly understand why over 90% of knee pain comes from the foot and hip. Thorough Gait Analysis, Functional Movement Screening, and thorough Orthopedic Assessment, this seminar will show therapists how a high arch or flat foot will cause the loss of the normal stirrup spring system. Therapists will understand the biomechanics of both open and closed chain kinetic foot strike. This ascending syndrome can cause multiple variations in tibial and sacral torsion patterns, and can ascend into roto-scoliosis of the lumbar spine and compensatory scoliosis and kyphosis of the thoracic spine, locking down the OA joint in the neck. Therapists will assess and treat the following complicated knee conditions: tibial torsions; ACL, PCL, MCL and LCL injuries; meniscus tears; IT band pain; patellar tendinosis; pes anserinus tendinosis; bursitis; patellar tracking; stuck fibular head pain; fibular and tibial nerve pain; excess supination and over-pronation of the foot; compensatory OA joint fixations and sacral torsions; distal hamstring and plantaris strains; and popliteal pain. Therapists will also learn to assess for total body joint and muscle lesions. Based on new research, therapists will know why vacu-therapies (cupping) must replace foam rollers for IT band release, rectus femoris release, and releasing the retinaculum of the knee.

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