New classes offer CE hours for massage therapists

Published 9:41pm Sunday, October 6, 2013

Classes available at ICC

Three new courses at the Isothermal Community College Polk Center offer the chance for massage therapists to earn continuing education hours.

Therapists will learn more about pregnancy massage, spa ingredients and applications and their own self-care in the classes taught by Sheri Gregg Crenshaw, RN, LMBT, licensed esthetician. Crenshaw has 20 years of practicing women’s and integrative health and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education provider.

The classes include:

Pregnancy massage: Oct. 26 and Oct. 27 (16 CE Hours)

Expand your practice and become specialized in pregnancy massage.

• Learn changes in pregnancy and the birth process

• Contraindications for massage in pregnancy

• Become educated how to deal with common pregnancy ailments

• Learn labor, postpartum and infant massage.

• Come away with marketing tools to expand your practice into pregnancy massage.

Spa ingredients and applications: Nov. 7 (8 CE Hours)

Retreat for massage therapists, estheticians and spa owners

• Learn to use natural and inexpensive resources for your business

• Common ingredients used in spa settings

• Contraindication related to spa treatments

• Applications of natural ingredients for spa treatments

• Marketing tools to integrate spa treatments into your business

Self care for massage: Nov. 23 (8 CE Hours)

• Learn about stress and how it affects the body

• Learn concepts of relaxation and how the body responds to it

• Learn and demonstrate ways to create relaxation in the body

• Review injuries that massage therapists are prone to.

• Review and perform exercises to help reduce injury

For more information on these or other massage therapy classes, contact Betsy Cuthbertson, RN, BSN, Nurse Aide/Allied Health programs coordinator at Isothermal Community College Polk Center, 1255 W. Mills Street, Columbus, NC 28722, by phone at 828-395-1291 or bcuthbertson@isothermal.ed

– article submitted by Michael Gavin


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