Upcoming Classes

2018-2019 Classes

October 27, Knoxville TN

The Educated Heart: Ethics, Roles & Boundaries  3 CE Contact Hours

This review of professional ethics for massage therapists includes the obligatory discussion of roles and boundaries. While it’s entirely necessary to observe the boundaries of the client, being slack about our own boundaries is often responsible for stress and career burnout. This class is a discussion of the boundaries necessary to maintaining our own mental health, job satisfaction, and financial prosperity.

Doors open at 5pm for signing in, and a networking/mingling wine reception. 3 CE Hour class meets from 6:30-9:30  Register by clicking here. 

The 2018 Master Class Education Series at The Massage Lab at VAHA is the professional project of Vicki S. Winston, LMT designed to bring national, master level educators to Knoxville. Progressive and collaborative, The Massage Lab at VAHA is a comfortable, theatre style venue that allows for personal and up close connection with the best educators in the massage profession. Enjoy diverse cultural dining experiences, several affordable hotels, and shopping – most within walking distance. Thank you for being a part of our excellence in education!

 

March 29-31, AMTA-NC Chapter, Statesville NC, TBA

Prepare to Pass the MBLEx (Review) Sunday, March 31, 8:00am-12:00pm. (Not eligible for credit hours)

Don’t stress about the test! Learn strategies for overcoming test anxiety, the most effective ways to study, and strategies for actually taking the exam, along with a review of actual material covered on the licensing exam. You’ll take a shortened version of a practice test to give you an idea of where your weak spots are. You’ll leave this class feeling much more confident about your ability to ace the test.

Intake Protocols and SOAP Charting for Medical Massage, Sunday, March 31, 1:00pm-4:00pm (3 CE Contact Hours)

Your communication skills as a massage therapist are every bit as important as your technical ability.  You not only have to be able to have open, honest communication with clients, but if your practice is medically-oriented, your communications with other members of the health care team is also a vital part of your total obligation, and your image, as a professional massage therapist.  There are certain steps you can take to streamline your intake process, and there are protocols that should be followed if you want to achieve maximum success with clients, and gain referrals from physicians and other practitioners. This class will cover the information needed to provide the level of expected communication from a professional massage therapist who wants to be viewed as a member of the health care team.

 

May 6-9, 2019 World Massage Festival, Cherokee NC

Don’t miss the fun! My band, Blues Underground, will be the entertainment for the kick-off party on Sunday, May 5, 7:00-11:00 pm. 

Using Research to Market Your Massage Therapy Practice  Tuesday May 7, 8:00-11:00 am  3 CE Contact Hours

Many therapists are intimidated by the word “research.” For some, that conjures up visions of past nightmares writing term papers in high school and college, trying to learn elementary statistics, looking for references that are appropriate and current enough. There’s no need to be intimidated! You’ll learn what constitutes valid research vs. media hype, what kind of claims to avoid making, where to locate good research, and how to share it. Strategies for sharing research with physicians and other health care providers in order to gain referrals, and how to share research with clients in order to bring in more business will be discussed in this class. If you’re interested as being known as a respected member of the mainstream health care team, this is a great class to get you started. The handouts will include numerous sources to help you locate current and relevant research.

 

So, You Want to be a Massage Teacher? Tuesday May 7, 2:00 pm-6:00 pm   4 CE Contact Hours

This class is an introductory class for those who are thinking about becoming a massage instructor, either in an entry-level massage school, a CE provider, or a community educator. At the conclusion of this class, you’ll know how to:

  • Use a taxonomy to create a list of learning objectives
  • Create a class that matches your objectives
  • Utilize strategies for effective teaching and classroom management

It takes more than just being a good massage therapist to be a good instructor. You’ll get all kinds of tips for creating a teaching experience that will benefit both you and your students.

 

The Educated Heart: Ethics, Roles & Boundaries  Weds May 8, 8:00 am- 11:00 am

3 CE Contact Hours

This review of professional ethics for massage therapists includes the obligatory discussion of roles and boundaries. While it’s entirely necessary to observe the boundaries of the client, being slack about our own boundaries is often responsible for stress and career burnout. This class is a discussion of the boundaries necessary to maintaining our own mental health, job satisfaction, and financial prosperity. Laura Allen is the author of the 4th edition of Nina McIntosh’s The Educated Heart.

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