Continuing Education

You do not need to be a Massage Therapist for any of our courses, though if you are, you can receive NCBTMB Approved CE credits.

Or download and complete this registration form, then email it to us at info@bodyinmindinstitute.com

Upcoming Continuing Education Courses

*let us know what other CE course(s) are of interest to you and we will possibly add them to our upcoming course schedule.


Therapeutic Stretching – Full Body

May 18
The purpose of this workshop is firstly to ease the apprehension of the therapists and build up their confidence by defining terms, reinforcing their anatomy and kinesiology knowledge, and to categorize the many techniques into their settings, intentions, and therapeutic goals. Students will learn: the differences between elongation, lengthening, activated, release and mobilization; the principles behind stretching, the importance of stretching and the nervous system, and self-care stretching techniques. Students will also review the muscles and the difference between phasic and postural, and will demo and apply the given techniques on each other.

Presented by William F Burton, Jr LMT CMCE HMS, MindBody Therapeutics
$175 – 8 CE’s
www.mbtphilly.com


Therapeutic Release: Myofascial and Neuromuscular Therapy Techniques for Headache Relief

May 22, 2018 (Tuesday 9 a.m.-5p.m.)
In this live course we will look at some causes of acute and chronic myofascial headache pain and how we can assist the client in achieving relief. Presentation of myofascial trigger points and their referral patterns along with a step by step combination treatment plan of myofascial and neuromuscular therapy techniques that can be implemented in the treatment room the very next day. Muscles to be discussed are Trapezius, Sternocleidomastoid, Suboccipitals and the posterior cervicals, and the muscles of mastication. We will discuss contraindications, stressors, clinical characteristics of trigger points, and client self care. Primarily a hands on course with some lecture.

$140 7 CE’s for licensed massage therapists
Presented by Kristen Curnan, LMT, CMNT


Engage Deeply – Accuracy, Not Force

Thursday, June 7 9:30a-12:30p
If you love efficiency in your work, this course is for you! Use your knowledge of muscle attachments and neurological laws (don’t worry, we review that stuff here!) for ease of effort and a gentler form of “deep” work.

$60 3 CE’s for LMTs
Presented by Adrienne Asta, LMT


Scar Tissue Therapy

June 14
What many people, therapist and clients alike, don’t realize is the impact scar tissue can have on their bodies; on the surface, superficial, and/or deep. Other than if infected, health professionals have generally overlooked the physiological and psychological effects scar tissue can have on a person. But now, as massage therapy and manual bodywork is coming more to the forefront in the healthcare world, it is now becoming more clear the restrictions this soft tissue dysfunction can have on not only the muscles but also fascia, nerve pathways, circulatory pathways, lymph flow etc. which thus becomes the catalyst of many of our chronic conditions.

In this course we will learn what Scar Tissue is and how it is formed; learning both the good side of scar tissue along with the bad side. Looking at the soft tissue dysfunctions we will see where scar tissue falls in line with the healing process and if left untreated how it forms into more of a stubborn soft tissue dysfunction. Participants will learn the physiology of scar tissue, learning the stages of healing. Participants will also learn the different types of scars and their physiological and psychological effect(s) on the person. Then we will learn the different treatments that are used by many therapists to minimize if not totally rid the body of scar tissue. Body will include a demonstration of techniques used by massage therapist: Crossfiber friction, Myofascial Release, ART, STR, and IASTM to name a few.

Facilitated by William F. Burton Jr., LMT, CMCE, HMS 8 CE’s for LMT’s
$175


Deep Tissue Massage

June 29
This class will dramatically change the way you view and approach bodywork! For the better…

If a carpenter is only as good as his tools and how he uses them, then the same can be applied to a massage therapist. It is my philosophy that a massage therapist session is only as good as his “tools” and how he/she uses those tools in reference to their application to meet the therapeutic needs of their clients. Who is this workshop for?

  • 1) For the beginning/novice massage therapist who is looking to expand their “tool” chest and stroke vocabulary.
  • 2) The practitioner who is stuck and bored with doing template sequences.
  • 3) The practitioner who is apprehensive about what Deep Tissue Massage really is.

The participants should come out of this workshop with a more secure feeling about the massage strokes and their application in a Deep Tissue session. The participants will learn more detailed characteristics of the strokes and the tools needed to apply them. Participants will also learn how to develop a well-defined intention which can only happen if and when they truly know their massage strokes along with the symptomology of their client(s). Anatomical features will also be reviewed along with landmarks and common pathologies of the soft tissue. There will also be an overview of the Deep Tissue modalities incl: NMT, TPT, and Pfrimmer.

Facilitated by William F. Burton Jr., LMT, CMCE, HMS 8 CE’s for LMT’s
$175


Reiki I

June 30, 2018 Saturday, 9 – 5
Open to the Public. Reiki, which means “Universal Life Force” energy, is a holistic and natural form of healing. It uses a gentle “laying of hands” technique to help relax the body and restore balance by promoting a well-being on a physical, spiritual and emotional level. Reiki encourages the body’s ability to heal itself. This class is designed for those wanting to learn the use and practices of Reiki energy. It will give participants the understanding of how the energy works, where it comes from and how your energy centers (Chakras) are effected and where they are located. Reiki is an excellent relaxation and healing technique that, after learning its history, hand positions and symbols, and applying its principles, and receiving an attunement by the Reiki Master, you will then become a Reiki Practitioner.

Facilitated by Kathy Johnson, Reiki Master 7 CE’S for LMT’s.
$160 per person, includes the Book. Register by June 23.


Stability, Mobility, and You – A Body Mechanics Course

Thursday, July 12 9a-1p
Are you hurting? When your client tells you their back hurts do you think, “Yeah mine does too!”? Let’s check in with our body mechanics. By the end of this course, participants will have an inventory of personal posture and movement patterns and demonstrate efficient body mechanics.

$80 for 4 CE’s for LMTs
Presented by Adrienne Asta, LMT


Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar: The Upper Body

Friday, Saturday and Sunday, August 10-12, 2018
9:00 am-6:00 pm Friday and Saturday, August 10 and 11 (8:30 registration on 8/10/18)
and 8:00 am-12:00 pm Sunday, August 12, 2018.
Designed for both beginner and experienced Massage therapists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, and speech language pathologists who will all find value in this fast paced and enjoyable hands-on class. Using an easy to follow approach, Foundations Seminars will build the confidence of a beginner to start using this valuable modality from their first day back in the clinic. Those who have taken other myofascial release seminars will find fresh a fresh approach; one that may challenge your beliefs. Integrating a nervous system-based approach creates entirely new openings for the therapist to follow.
Presented by Walt Fritz, PT


Values

Thursday, August 16th 9:30a-12:30p
How do you connect with someone who holds a different value system than you? Is that something you can practice in your online ethics course? The purpose and intent of this course is to increase awareness of the spectrum of values held by individuals, realize the similarities and appreciate the differences in value systems, and apply deeper communication in the therapeutic relationship. This course is in compliance with ELAP Subject- The Therapeutic Relationship, Topic- Ethics and the Therapeutic Relationship, Sub-topic Ethical Principles. This course also meets Board Certification renewal requirements
$60 for 3 CE’s for LMTs
Presented by Adrienne Asta, LMT


Pregnancy is Not Pathology

Thursday, September 13 9a-1p
If your gut reaction is to run in the other direction when you see a prenatal client on your table, this class is for you. The purpose and intent of this course is to review the physiological changes during pregnancy, dispel myths associated with working with a pregnant client, and practice confident draping and technique in the side-lying and semi-reclined positions.

$80 for 4 CE’s for LMTs
Presented by Adrienne Asta, LMT


Therapeutic Release: Myofascial and Neuromuscular Therapy Techniques for Shoulder and Rotator Cuff Pain

October 7-8, 2018(Monday-Tuesday 9a.m.-5p.m.)

In this live course we will look at some causes of acute and chronic myofascial pain in the shoulder and rotator cuff and how we can assist the client in achieving relief. Presentation of myofascial trigger points and their referral patterns along with a step by step combination treatment plan of myofascial and neuromuscular therapy techniques that can be implemented in the treatment room the very next day. We will discuss contraindications, stressors, clinical characteristics of trigger points, and client self care. Primarily a hands on course with some lecture.

$320 16 CE’s for licensed massage therapists
Presented by Kristen Curnan, LMT, CMNT

Did you know? Licensed Massage Therapists in the State of New Jersey must take 20 hours of Continuing Education classes every 2 years, including 2 hours of Ethics. 6 may be taken online. CE classes in NJ must be completed by November 30, 2018 – for the current Biennial period.

We are an NCBTMB Approved School and Approved Continuing Education Provider. Please let us know what other classes would be of interest to you in your professional development, and we will find a way to add them to our schedule. Call or contact us anytime: 732-831-7417

Please let us know what other classes would be of interest to you in your professional development, and we will find a way to add them to our schedule. Call or contact us anytime: 732-608-7781