Continuing Education Class Description

Continuing Education
Class Description

Massage Therapy, Shiatsu, and Personal Training Continuing Education (CE) courses are offered at our Haskell / Wanaque, Bloomfield, Toms River and Tinton Falls, NJ locations for your convenience. Below each class heading, you will find course details, instructor information, locations, dates, and the cost.

(A $50.00 late-registration fee will assessed to any registration received less than 15 days prior to start of desired class. Institute for Therapeutic Massage reserves the right to refuse any late registrations during the Late Registration period).

** For all classes, please wear comfortable clothing, and bring note-taking material, massage lubricant, towels, and sheets as needed. If there are any special requirements or pre-requisities, it will be noted as such. **

To register for any of our
massage therapy continuing education programs, follow the link
provided below. Registration must be paid to secure your seat in class.

Continuing Education Enrollment Form

Aromatherapy, Introduction – 16 CEUs

Aromatherapy is a non-invasive, non-toxic, pleasurable way to enhance your clients’ lives. It utilizes essential oils, or the vital, alive part of a flower, plant, fruit, or tree that is distilled in order to remove the active, fragrant part of the oil from its other components.

In this introductory course, students will work with the blending of carrier and essential oils while learning the practical application of aromatherapy blends and their uses in massage therapy.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00 + $35.00 for materials

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: July 11-12, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: February 7-8, or August 8-9, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: July 18-19, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: June 6-7, or November 21-22, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Kim Metcalfe, CMT; Barbara MacNair, LMT; Deirdre Best, LMT
Wear: Comfortable clothes; Bring: Note-taking material, 1 towel, 1 set of sheets.
Pre-requisites: None

The American Heart Association, Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED – 6 CEUs*

The Heartsaver First Aid / CPR / AED Course meets the requirements for state licensure (NJ, NY, and PA). The course will cover adult and pediatric CPR, foreign-body airway obstruction (choking) and Automated External Defibrillation (AED).

This course also includes General Principles of First Aid, Injury, Medical and Environmental Emergencies.

Students are issued an American Heart Association Course Completion Card with in 2 weeks of course completion, valid for 2 Years

** Qualifies for 6 Hours of Continuing Education Credits – Approved by NCBTMB (THESE CREDITS OR FOR NATIONAL CERTIFICATION NOT STATE LICENSURE CE CREDITS) **

Course limited to 9 participants.
Length: 1 Day; time: 9:45am – 6:00pm
Cost: $90.00; renewal also available.

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: February 27th, 2015
Haskell, NJ Dates: January 18th or March 1st, 2015
Hackensack, NJ Dates: February 28th, 2015

Wear: Comfortable clothes
Bring: Note-taking material
Pre-requisites: None

Continuing Education Enrollment Form

The American Heart Association, Heartsaver® CPR & AED – 0 CEUs (per licensure requirement for renewal)

Renewal course offers a flexible, time-saving option for practitioners that need to renew safety training. In accordance to the guidelines for state licensure, massage therapists that are applying for license renewal must provide a current American Heart Association CPR, AED card. This holds true for New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania applicants. The complete CPR, AED course is delivered in 2 sections. Part 1 is given via the web, based at home (must be completed at least 48 hours prior to start of class, must be done with in 60 days of online completion), in a self-paced cognitive learning module. The second portion requires students to meet with an American Heart Association instructor to complete a hands-on skills test. Upon successful completion of both sections, students receive a course completion card valid for two years.

Length: 1 Hour, Time: To be scheduled with instructor.
Cost: $70.00; Online Class Must have been completed before schedule for the below listed times.

Hackensack, NJ Dates: 8:30am – 10:00am (MUST BE SCHEDULED BY INSTRUCTOR)
Wear: Comfortable clothes
Bring: Note taking material
Pre-requisites: None

Business Ethics At-Home Study – 4 CEUs

Ethics is the study of standards of conduct and moral judgment as it applies to a particular person, religion, group, or profession. Since each person is unique with their own experiences and beliefs, ethics can be difficult to define, but there are some general guidelines that will allow you, as a professional, to be responsible in providing comfort and safety of your clients. Some of the topics covered will include: informed consent, right of refusal, confidentiality, boundaries (legal, professional, personal), and more.

Home Study Ethics Course (Once payment has been received ethics packet will be emailed to be completed and returned within 5 business days)
Cost: $70.00

Continuing Education Enrollment Form

Chair Massage – 16 CEUs

A massage that can be done anywhere! In this course, a specific acupressure routine is taught that is done with the client seated, and fully clothed to provide a relaxing yet invigorating pick-me-up. Learn how to use this modality in corporate America as an introduction to massage therapy or a marketing tool. You will also learn the many ways it can increase the activity level of your massage practice.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: July 25-26, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: May 16-17, or November 14-15, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell / Wanaque, NJ Dates: June 6-7 or December 5-6, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: March 28-29, or October 24-25, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Bruce Spicer, LMT; Dennis Battersby, Reiki Master, CMT, NSCA-CPT; Deirdre Best, LMT; Barb MacNair, LMT
Wear: Comfortable clothes
Bring: Note-taking material
Pre-requisites: None

Event Sports Massage – 16 CEUs

Learn specific event-related massage to work on athletes and non-athletes at sporting events. By using these specific massage techniques along with stretching, students will help athletes achieve their maximum performance, recover quicker, and reduce potential injury. Students will also learn to market themselves and bring these potential clients to their practice so the athletes can increase their longevity in their sport and train more efficiently.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: October 17-18, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: June 27-28, or December 19-20, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: March 14-15, or August 29-30, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: April 25-26, or November 7-8, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Bruce Spicer, CMT; Dennis Battersby, Reiki Master, CMT, NSCA-CPT
Wear: Walking shoes, Comfortable clothes,; Bring: Note taking material, Water.
Pre-requisites: Previous Massage Therapy experience

Continuing Education Enrollment Form

Introduction to Eastern Theory & Bodywork Module I & II- 32 CEUs

This course will explain the basic principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine, which form the basis for most eastern modalities of bodywork. Concepts such as Yin/Yang, Five Element theory, and the meridian system will be explained. The student will also be taught some basic acupressure techniques. This class is approximately 50% lecture and 50% hands-on.

Length: 4 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00 each Module (fee must be paid in full to qualify for discount)

Module I / Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00 each Module (fee must be paid in full to qualify for discount)

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: March 7-8, or September 19-20, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: April 18-19, or October 3-4, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: November 7-8, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: January 31 – February 1 or September 12-13, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Pre-requisites: None

Module II / Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00 each Module (fee must be paid in full to qualify for discount)

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: March 21-22, or October 3-4, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: May 16-17, or November 14-15, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: November 21-22, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: February 14-15, or October 10-11, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Pre-requisites: Module I

Instructor(s): Jayne Jacobs LMT; Matt Spicehandler, LMT-NY
Wear: Comfortable clothes
Bring: Note-taking material, yoga mat or towel, thin magic markers.

Pregnancy Massage – 16 CEUs

In this class, students will learn the Anatomy & Physiology of pregnancy as it applies to each trimester, safety issues and contraindications to massage, how to position your client for comfort and safety, and how to develop a one-hour side-lying routine. The emphasis will be placed on proper draping techniques, positional release techniques that alleviate some minor discomforts of pregnancy, and marketing techniques to attract clientele.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: December 12-13, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: July 11-12, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: January 17-18, or August 1-2, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: January 3-4, or July 18-19, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Kim Metcalfe, CMT; Amy Richardson Novack, CMT, ERYT; Barb MacNair, LMT
Wear: Comfortable clothes; be prepared to give and receive massages
Bring: Note-taking material, 1 set of sheets, towels, at least 4 pillows, massage lubricant.
Pre-requisites: Previous Massage Therapy experience

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Reflexology of the Foot – 16 CEUs

This non-invasive treatment has been used for over 5,000 years to activate healing and stress reduction within the body. Students will learn a brief history of reflexology, guidelines, warm-ups, how to effectively work 9 body systems as they relate to the reflex points on the feet to achieve a therapeutic response. A reflexology routine to work the feet efficiently and effectively will also be taught.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: November 28-29, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: January 24-25, or July 25-26, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: October 10-11, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: May 16-17, or December 19-20, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Amy Richardson Novack, CMT, ERYT; Barb MacNair, LMT

Wear:Comfortable clothes; be prepared to be barefoot,
Bring: Note-taking material, 1 sheet, purell or other antiseptic.
Pre-requisites: None

Reiki I – 16 CEUs

Reiki is a non-invasive, hands-on energy treatment that aims to help the healing process to relieve blockages in the physical, mental and emotional states. Students learning this energy form will be attuned to the “universal life force” and learn the hand positions to work on themselves and others.

Length: 2 Days, Time: 9am-6pm
Cost: $125.00

Bloomfield, NJ Dates: August 8-9, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Hackensack, NJ Dates: March 7-8, or September 19-20, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Haskell/Wanaque, NJ Dates: March 28-29, or September 12-13, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)
Tinton Falls, NJ Dates: March 14-15, or September 26-27, 2015 / 9am – 6pm (16 CEU, 2 days)

Instructor(s): Dennis J Battersby, CMT, NSCA-CPT; Amy Richardson Novack, CMT, ERYT
Wear: Comfortable clothes
Bring: Note-taking material
Pre-requisites: None

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