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Registering online requires full payment at time of registration. If you prefer to hold your space by paying a deposit at this time, call us at 828-288-3727. A deposit of 1/2 the cost of the class is required to hold your place in class and the remainder must be paid two weeks before the beginning of the class. If you register within two weeks of the class, the full amount must be paid.
Cancellations made at least two weeks in advance will receive a full refund. Cancellations of less than two weeks, but more than 48 hours in advance of the class, will receive credit towards a future class. Cancellations of less than 48 hours will not receive a refund or any future credit. It is suggested that you register as far in advance as possible, as some classes sell out very early. We will be glad to put you on a notification list for a full class in the event of a cancellation.
Many of our instructors are from out of state and need ample time to make travel arrangements. If they don’t have the required number of students at least ten days before a class, it will be cancelled, so don’t wait until the last minute to register.
In the event that we are forced to cancel a class for any reason, we will refund your money in full. In the event that inclement weather in our area forces the cancellation of any class during the winter months, we will make every attempt to reschedule the class. If you are unable to attend the rescheduled class, your money will be refunded. In the event inclement weather forces you to cancel your attendance at the last minute (less than 48 hours notice), you will receive credit towards a future class. We have people attending from several states and we just can’t be responsible for the weather everywhere.
2013 Keep checking back….we will be adding classes to our 2013 schedule
April 19-21 (Fri-Sun) Laura Allen will be teaching for the New York Chapter of AMTA at the Sagamore Resort on Lake George, along with Ruth Werner, Judith Delaney and other great educators. You must register on their website by clicking here.
April 19 (Fri) Vicki Bates will be teaching Techniques for Low Back Pain. Great techniques for getting your clients out of pain. Most people suffer from Low Back Pain at one time or another, so come and learn some useful methods to help them. 8 CE Contact Hours. $150. Click Here to Register
April 20 (Sat) Vicki Bates will be teaching Techniques for Shoulder Pain. Valuable techniques for frozen shoulder, Thoracic Outlet Syndrome, rotator cuff injuries, and more. 8 CE Contact Hours, $150. Click Here to Register
May 10-12 Laura Allen will be teaching Advanced Massage Techniques at the Obus School of Healing Therapies in Dublin, Ireland. You must register for the class by clicking here.
August 24-25 (Sat & Sun) David Goldner will be teaching Medical Qi Gong. David has studied under doctors at the Bao-Ding Medical Research Center in China. Learn self-healing techniques including meditation and breathing exercises, and share these gentle routines with your clients to help maintain their own vitality and well-being. 14 CE Contact Hours, $250.
September 8 & 9 (Sun & Mon) . 12 CE Special Offer from Nancy Toner Weinberger! Tuition $225 for all three classes. Or take each class individually. If you are a new graduate and only need 12 hours of CE, this set of classes is perfect for you! Or supplement these 12 hours with some online learning for your full 24 hours. CLICK ON THIS BUTTON ONLY IF YOU ARE GOING TO REGISTER FOR ALL THREE CLASSES: Click Here to Register
September 8 (Sun) Assessing the Power of Traditional Bodywork Systems. Swedish massage is the bread and butter of every massage therapy practice. Discover the difference between an outstanding Swedish massage that will keep you booked solid and one that’s just adequate. Lecture/discussion & hands-on. 7 CE, Cost: $145. Click Here to Register
September 9 (Mon) Ethics: Giving and Receiving Feedback from Colleagues. 3 CE Cost: $55. Click Here to Register
September 9 Word Crafting. 2 CE in marketing. Build your practice and increase your income through participating in some simple exercises to help you reach that excitement inside you, that love of the work, and express it to others in both verbal and written form. It’s fun! It’s easy! And it works! Cost: $35. Click Here to Register
Sept 14-16 (Sat-Mon) Christine Courtney will be teaching Indian Head Massage. This is one of our most popular classes every year and Christine is one of our most beloved instructors. Indian Head Massage is a chair massage that should be performed in a regular chair–not a massage chair. You wouldn’t believe a chair massage will put you into a coma, but it does, and then you feel wonderfully energized when you get up. Indian Head Massage includes the head, neck, back and upper extremities. It is an Eastern Indian modality and parts of the massage may be adapted for the table. This class includes 21 CE Contact Hours of Indian Head Massage as well as a free 3 CE Hour Ethics class taught by Laura Allen. If you have already met your Ethics requirement you may be excused, but the price is the same. A total of 24 CE Contact Hours, $375.00. Click Here to Register
Sept 20-22 (Fri-Sun) Christine Courtney will be teaching Traditional Chinese Medicine. Learn the historical perspective of the ancient traditions of Chinese medicine, including the broad range of medicine practices sharing common theoretical concepts which have been developed in China and are based on a tradition of more than 2,000 years. Christine is the owner of the Obus School of Healing Therapies in Dublin, Ireland. Along with this class, which is 21 hours, you will receive a 3 hour Standard V Ethics class taught by Laura Allen (the Ethics is thrown in for free so that everyone can meet their requirements on one weekend; if you don’t need Ethics you may be excused, but there is no difference in the price). 24 CE Contact Hours, $375. Click Here to Register
October 5-6 (Sat-Sun) Howard Weingarten will be teaching Whitney Lowe’s Orthopedic Massage II: Upper Body. Delve into assessment and treatment strategies for the neck, upper back, shoulders, arms, wrists, and hands. Some of the conditions explored are: thoracic outlet syndrome, tennis elbow, whiplash, shoulder impingement and rotator cuff disorders, carpal tunnel syndrome, numerous upper extremity nerve entrapment conditions, lateral & medial epicondylitis, and more. Saturday and Sunday, 9:00 am- 6 pm. 16 CE’s, plus additional 4 CE intro online! Howard Weingarten has practiced orthopedically oriented massage therapy for 23 years at his clinic in Warrenton, VA, as well as leading workshops for Whitney Lowe’s certification program since 2004. $300. Click Here to Register
Oct 19-20 (Sat-Sun) Ivy Jo Staton will be teaching Bamboo Fusion. Bamboo Fusion is an innovative way to give Swedish massage or do deep tissue work with heated bamboo. Learn effleurage and petrissage techniques using warm bamboo of different shapes and sizes in the hand. The bamboo set is very lightweight and easy to carry, and by using these tools you will be able to save your hands, be less fatigued, and do more deep tissue massage. 16 CE Contact Hours is $279, and the bamboo will be provided for you to use during the class. Purchasing the bamboo is optional after the class. An 8-piece set and the accompanying DVD will be available to purchase after class for $120.00.
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