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Continuing Education Category

Bodywork Therapists and Friends: Register Now for Fall Continuing Ed Courses

05 Jul 2017

Even though summer has just begun, this is the perfect time for massage and shiatsu therapy professionals to sign up for continuing education courses scheduled for this fall at our Minneapolis school. You can get your required continuing education credits arranged and then you can relax and enjoy your summer without having to think about it anymore! Another great reason to get registered now is that many of these courses are very popular, and we've seen in the past that they fill up quickly. So if you see something on our fall calendar that you're interested in, we suggest you ...

Summer Continuing Education Classes at Our Minneapolis Massage & Shiatsu School

21 Jun 2017

Yes, we know that for most people, school just wrapped up.  And here we are, talking about more classes for the summer!   We think this summer is the perfect time for bodywork students and professionals to take a few hours to improve their skills in specific areas. Most of our courses are only a few hours, and that's not a whole lot to invest in your future! Here's what we've got scheduled for July and August. Some classes are available to both massage and shiatsu therapists, while others have specific requirements, so check each course description. Upcoming Continuing Education ...

Birth Doula and Bodywork Therapy: A Natural Combination

12 Apr 2017

If there was ever someone who needed a relaxing massage, it's a pregnant woman. But prenatal massage has many more benefits in addition to its stress-relieving, relaxation-promoting components. Pregnant women deal with a number of health issues that massage therapy can address: Varicose veins Swollen ankles and feet (from edema build-up) Lower back pain Sore joints Difficulty sleeping Impaired circulation Muscle tension and headaches Prenatal Massage There is plenty of evidence that supports the use of therapeutic massage to address all of these conditions. And under most circumstances, prenatal massage is very safe. As a woman's pregnancy progresses, some adjustments ...

Bodyworkers: Register Now for Spring Continuing Education Courses!

06 Mar 2017

Here at our Minneapolis massage and shiatsu therapy school, our continuing education courses are very popular, and many fill up fast. So if you're a massage or shiatsu therapist and you need to get some CE credits in, check out what's available this spring and register now so you don't miss out. Also, most have a registration deadline to avoid a late fee, so check the dates.   Here's our current selection of spring courses specifically for bodywork professionals. (There are others open to the public as well). Please note that some of our March CE classes may have openings, ...

Chinese Medical Massage (Tui Na): Pain Relief for All Ages

04 Jan 2017

Are you a massage or shiatsu therapist or student who would like to offer a very specific type of bodywork for pain relief? Coming this February at our Minneapolis massage school is a continuing education class in a bodywork therapy that has been found to be very effective for pain management: Tui Na, or Chinese medical massage. Pain is something that affects all of us - from the moment of our birth until we take our last breath.  Here are some statistics to consider*: 1 in 4 Americans report having had pain that has lasted more than 24 hours at ...

Craniosacral Massage: A Basic Understanding & History

21 Dec 2016

Here at our Minneapolis massage school, even though it's cold outside, we've got some hot topics we'll be exploring in our continuing education courses for professional massage and shiatsu therapists. One of those classes is coming in January 2017 - Craniosacral Techniques. If you're a bodywork professional looking to add an in-demand skill to your toolkit, this might be just what you're looking for.   What is Craniosacral Massage? This technique - also called CranioSacral Therapy, is a relatively new modality that has arisen here in the U.S. We say 'new,' because in comparison to many bodywork therapies that are ...

Bodywork Professionals: Join Us in Minneapolis This January for Craniosacral Techniques

21 Nov 2016

January in Minneapolis can be quite chilly, so if you're a massage or shiatsu therapist, why not plan to do something indoors where it's warm? At our Minneapolis massage school we've got just the thing: Craniosacral Techniques as a part of our continuing education calendar. As consumers become more savvy about therapeutic massage, many are beginning to request modalities other than the standard Swedish massage. And since the most common reason people schedule a massage is to deal with pain, it's helpful to have more than one technique to offer your clients, since at times a specialized approach might be preferred. ...

Winter Workshops and Classes Open to the Public at Our Minneapolis Massage School

07 Nov 2016

Did you know that the Continuing Education department at our Minneapolis massage and shiatsu therapy school isn't just for bodywork professionals?   That's right; many of our continuing education workshops and classes are open to the public, even those with no prior bodywork training. Some of the classes are designed to give you a taste of what massage or shiatsu is like, while in others we present helpful wellness techniques. And this winter is no different. We've got a number of classes coming up that are open to anyone. Massage Basics (December 10, 2016): Whether you are considering a career as ...

Two New Continuing Ed Courses Coming in Late Fall for Massage Therapists

19 Oct 2016

Here at our Minneapolis massage school one of our goals is to provide excellent support for our grads and other professional massage therapists around the Twin Cities area. Part of that support is adjusting our continuing education classes to provide relevant training so bodywork therapists have the skills that are in demand. This fall our calendar includes two new courses we're really excited about: Special Populations:  Fibromyalgia (November 22nd; register by November 10th) Fibromyalgia is a devastating, painful condition that affects more than 5 million Americans (some estimates run as high as 11 million). To put it simply, in an ...

Take Thai Massage to the Next Level with Our April CE Class

23 Mar 2016

One of the great things about the continuing education curriculum at our Minneapolis massage school is we get the opportunity to present a wide variety of bodywork therapies that professional massage or shiatsu therapists may not have learned during their training. Each year we add new courses, but there are some standard favorites we repeat.   We also add advanced courses in some modalities to help bodyworkers take their techniques to the next level. A great example is our upcoming class in Advanced Thai Massage (four session, starting April 2, 2016).  Traditional Thai massage is an ancient healing technique that uses ...