Livestream & On-Demand Webinars for Massage Therapy ProfessionalsLIVESTREAM FAQElite Healthcare is offering a series of livestream and on-demand courses for massage therapists. All courses are led by industry experts and cover important topics including Clinical Massage, Cupping, PTSD, Trauma, Trigger Points, and much more. Sign Up to Receive Notifications About Upcoming WebinarsJoin your peers for real-time, instructor interaction, and demonstration. Learn a new modality or complete refresher courses on the topics you know and love. Add yourself to any waitlist for topics of interest or sign up today to 'reserve your seat' for an upcoming event. Waitlisted students will receive a notification as soon as the live course dates become available. NCBTMB does recognize Livestream course content as 'live' continuing education but we recommend that you follow up with your state board to confirm requirements. Check back for more topics coming soon! Add Your Name to the Waitlist Now View Upcoming Livestream Courses and On-Demand WebinarsSelect a topic or scroll through the list below to learn more about upcoming Massage Therapy webinar style courses. Clinical Cupping Deep Tissue Muscle Testing Mental Health Kinesiology Neuromuscular Trigger Point Yoga Posture & Breathing Headaches Senior Care Advanced Science Clinical Massage Protocol Series: Instructor: Josh Grant We will be offering a series of Clinical Massage Protocol Livestreaming events. During each we’ll explore the pathology in-depth, including its pathophysiology, it’s related anatomy, and symptoms related to it. We will also cover effective and proven techniques, arranged in a logical and easy to remember protocol to help your client achieve positive results. Further, will cover common contraindications and explore related pathologies to help you make a more informed treatment plan. In short, this course will give you both the skills and the confidence to positively affect your client’s wellbeing when they are suffering from these conditions! WAITLIST - GET NOTIFIED Clinical Massage Protocols for Hamstring Strain Clinical Massage Protocols for Wrist Sprains REGISTER NOW Clinical Massage Protocols for Plantar Fasciitis Clinical Massage Protocols for Carpal Tunnel Syndrome Clinical Massage Protocols for Rotator Cuff Dysfunction Clinical Massage Protocols for Sciatica Clinical Massage Protocols for Tension Headaches Clinical Massage Protocols for Text Neck Clinical Massage Protocols for TMJ Clinical Massage Protocols for Whiplash Cupping for Massage Therapists Instructor: Josh Maka The use of a cup or cup-like device to create a vacuum of negative pressure on the body drawing toxins and metabolic waste from the soft tissue structure of the body creating a number of benefits including improved circulation, immune functions and promoting overall well-being Back and Shoulders Register Now Torso and Arms Register Now Deep Tissue Massage & Proper Body Mechanics Instructor: Josh Maka Deep Tissue is a system of massage that restores joint range of motion, creates deeply relaxing & restorative effects through the process of removing superficial and deep adhered muscle layers, realigning scar tissue & releasing conscious and unconscious tension stored deep in the mind & body. Register Now Functional Muscle Assessment and Corrective Basics Instructor: Joellie Gonseth Functional muscle assessment is essential in evaluating under-facilitation in individual muscles and provides the practitioner with assessments that aid in establishing or changing treatment plans or relieving pain. Based on the theory that overly tight muscles are a compensatory response to opposing muscles that are weak or inhibited, these tests isolate one muscle at a time to look for those imbalances and provide a variety of tools to strengthen or correct the imbalance. Because traditional massage may only be a temporary fix to chronic muscle dysfunction, the purpose of treatment is to restore full function to the weak muscles which is often the underlying cause in many chronic muscle issues. In this way, the therapist can facilitate the appropriate range of motion, proper alignment, and muscle balance. Additionally, since all muscles correspond to a specific meridian pathway, massage therapists can play an effective role in promoting wellness throughout several musculoskeletal and energetic systems. Register Now ___________________________ Muscle Testing for Hip Weakness Instructor: J. Nicholas Tortoriello Athletes are always looking for a new cutting-edge approach to improve performance and avoid injuries at all costs. One way to do this is through the practice of kinesiology or muscle testing, a therapy technique that identifies imbalances by testing an individual’s ability to hold various muscles throughout the body against applied pressure. As a massage therapist, muscle testing not only reveals whether specific muscles have sufficient strength, it can also alert you to any serious imbalances. Your instructor, J. Nicholas Tortoreiello, will teach you how you can improve your clients’ range of motion by locating the weak muscles and improving on their function. This webinar will primarily focus on the hip. Register Now Complementary Therapies for PTSD and Trauma Instructor: Joellie Gonseth This course is designed for Licensed Massage Therapists to increase their knowledge when working compassionately and effectively with those suffering from the effects of trauma and post-trauma. Topics include recognizing the psychological, emotional, and somatic effects of trauma, establishing appropriate boundaries and trust, effective communication skills, and working within your scope of practice. The instructor's degree is in Psychology, Crisis Counseling, and she uses her training and experience to work with veterans and those diagnosed with PTSD and other trauma-related issues. Techniques drawn from Kinesiology and Acupressure will be introduced and perspectives from the instructor’s work with military veterans and her own personal experiences will be shared. Register Now ___________________________ Healing Hands Therapy for Anxiety & Depression Instructor: Dawn McCartney This course curriculum & protocol is a uniquely designed modality that will educate, engage, equip & enhance any practitioner's skill set when working with special population clientele suffering from any spectrum of Mental Health issues while remaining within their Scope of Practice as Bodywork Professionals. The course will set the foundation by getting in-depth about what “mental health” really is and how massage therapy, in general, can alleviate generalized anxiety but more importantly how this protocol can target specific areas of stress & tension. Through hands-on palpation, students will have the opportunity to learn that their clients ‘healing session’ starts long before they are on the table, and with this protocol, those important steps will be introduced and applied. From extensive Intake, self-educating, developing rapport to manual Bodywork, meditation, and practitioner’s self-awareness activities students will have the unique opportunity to take so much more to the table than just another tool in their “proverbial duty belt”. Register Now ___________________________ Healing Hands Therapy for PTSD & Trauma Instructor: Dawn McCartney This course curriculum & protocol is uniquely designed modality that will educate, engage, equip & enhance any practitioners skill set when working with very specific special population clientele who are currently under the care of a Mental Health Practitioner/Doctor/Counselor or Therapist and have been clinically diagnosed with PTSD or Mental or Physical Trauma. The course is vastly different from “the norm” of what we know as Licensed Massage Therapists/Professionals and will set a very firm foundation covering every aspect and clearly defining what PTSD & Trauma is verses the stigma attached by society and breaking the barriers of the “mental health stigma” one client at a time! This protocol is a unique fusion of dozens of modalities with real-life supporting evidence of how this protocol has achieved success over the past 5 years. Palpation exercises and situational role-playing between students will enable students to work with varying scenarios and have the opportunity to learn from each other as well as have the opportunity to challenge each other with problem-solving solutions and have the 1-on-1 advice from an experienced educator in this field. Students will learn (or simply refresh) themselves of “how-to” perform guided meditation and breathwork exercises as well as 100% client-driven sessions to extensive Intake procedures and form, and at the conclusion of the class, students will be given the necessary information of local & national resources if they or their clients are ever in a Crisis Situation. Register Now Kin-EZ-Ology Instructor: Jim Menz This class takes every learner through a comprehensive, yet amazingly clear tour of human movement. The course unlocks key principles that can easily be applied to every muscle and joint action. Lessons are supported by study materials specifically designed to strengthen the learner's understanding of how humans create movement. New learners and experienced professionals alike will enjoy this concise tutorial and gain powerful insight into the fun and fascinating world of Kin-EZ-Ology. Includes bonus study materials and printouts to further strengthen your knowledge. (This course is a non-credit course) Register Now ___________________________ Korrective Kinesiology: The Low Back & LPHC Instructor: Jim Menz This workshop identifies some of the major causes of back pain, which affects over 80% of American adults at some time. Attendees will enhance their understanding of crucial structures related to the spine. They will gain a deeper knowledge of some of the major pathologies which impede spinal health and the leading causes of these imbalances. The class arms the massage therapist with a comprehensive approach to assisting clients which will include powerful hands-on techniques as well as key stretching and muscle activation techniques. Register Now ___________________________ Korrective Kinesiology: The Lower Extremities Instructor: Jim Menz Advance Kinesiology of the Lower Extremity presents an in-depth examination of the bony structures, connective tissues, and muscular components of the human hips and legs. The class instills clear, reliable principles of human movement and applies the governing axioms to every movement of each joint. Movements are discussed and demonstrated, including identification of agonist/antagonist/synergist contribution, planes of movement, and relation to movements in sports, rehab, and daily life. The course features a comprehensive inspection of connective tissues, including their respective functional contributions and common injuries. Students will explore the often Injured ACL and other vulnerable structures of the knee. Demonstrations of assessment and discovery of multi-planar movement pathologies will enhance students’ skill at addressing muscle imbalances in the lower extremity. Attendees will have the opportunity to strengthen and assess their progress through a set of labeling, matching activities, and a self-graded quiz. The class will build and improve students’ cognizance of the optimum and impaired function of the human lower extremity and impart applicable skills for movement restoration and maximum performance. Register Now ___________________________ Korrective Kinesiology: The Upper Extremities Instructor: Jim Menz Advance Kinesiology of the Upper Extremity takes the learner through a clear, yet comprehensive tour of the gross and fine mechanisms of movement. The class starts with a cogent review of the mechanics and structures governing motions of the shoulder, elbow, and forearm. The fundamental laws of kinetics are systemically applied to each aspect of the upper extremity. Students will see and apply foundational rules of human movement and build their ability to predict and assign the appropriate agonists, antagonists, and synergists to each movement. The course features a thorough view of the supporting tissues and their essential contribution to shoulder and arm function. The class brings a series of supporting information based on the names of the structures, rationale for terms and designations, and offers the learner a set of resources to build genuine comprehension of the intricate design of the human upper appendage. Class learning goals are supported by a set of student activities including visual presentation, hand-outs for labeling/matching, and self-graded quiz. Newly credentialed and experienced professionals will all increase their mastery of the human shoulder/arm and leave with new skills that they can immediately apply in service to their clients. Register Now Neuromuscular Therapy for the Cranium and Cervical Spine Instructor: Deborah Moody This course will examine the foundations of Neuromuscular Therapy, including Trigger Points, basic Principles, and Neurological Laws associated. Students will learn Pain Patterns commonly involved with neck pain, headaches, restricted cervical movement, and much more. Step by step treatments and techniques will be presented. Register Now ___________________________ Neuromuscular Therapy for the Cranium and Cervical Spine (Part 2) Instructor: Deborah Moody This course is part 2 of NMT for the Cranium & Cervical Spine. It will look at various postural distortions, as well as some basics in evaluating and observing the role these muscles play in headaches, whiplash, and cervical dysfunction. Review of anatomy and Trigger Point Pain Patterns of the part 2 muscles will be presented. Step by step treatments and techniques of the part 2 muscles will be available. Register Now Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches Instructor: Mark Bigelow The vast majority of commonly reoccurring headaches are of muscular origin. Current research will be presented, using a full-color power-point presentation on trigger point development and referred pain patterns, showing the contribution of an active TP to the typical headache experience. This course will itemize all muscles that contribute a referred pain pattern to the head, face, and jaw. Trigger Point development will be explained and demonstrated using a 3D model of a sarcomere, the contractile unit of a muscle. Migraine headaches will receive special attention and, also what differentiates a migraine from any other type of headache. Each muscle has its own unique and documented pain pattern. Multiple, active TP’s at the same time can produce wide-ranging and sometimes overlapping symptoms. Treatment protocols will be demonstrated. After this class, each attendee will be able to specialize in the treatment of muscular related headaches for more successful office practice. Register Now ___________________________ Trigger Point Therapy for Hip/Sacroiliac Instructor: Mark Bigelow The hip/sacroiliac portion of this combined class will concentrate on the many muscular maladies of the hip and pelvic region. The lecture will include identifying issues of the region which can be benefited from massage therapy and, also those that cannot. Special attention will be devoted to sciatica ad its frequent muscular cause. Treatment protocols will be demonstrated and practiced by all attendees. Orthopedic tests for iliotibial band tightness, its contribution to sacroiliac distortion, along with hip and knee pain will be highlighted. Treatment protocols will be demonstrated and practiced by all attendees. Many muscles of the lower back and pelvic region have referred trigger point pain patterns into the hip and on down the leg. Each will be examined individually using a full-color power-point presentation, anatomical models, and course handouts. Register Now Yoga, Meditation, and Intention Instructor: Josh Maka Yoga & Meditation is a course where the History, Philosophy, Legends & Lore of yoga are discussed & applied in practice. Individuals learn through ancient systems of spiritual development various things, including health maintenance, factors that build life-force energy, and factors that drain life-force energy. It teaches individuals how to properly aligns concepts of body & mind in a way that connects one with universal bio-electric currents of life-force energy/frequencies promoting a healthier body & mind, as well as leading to higher states of consciousness/insight/awareness/freedom. Register Now Therapeutic Breath, Posture, Fundament Movement Instructor: Helen Cassidy This course is Part 1 and a pre-requisite for parts 2 and 3. In part two we expand into more pre-postures and a Fundamental Movement Algorithm(FMA). Part 3, FMA plus Active Isolated Stretching. This course is a pre-requisite for a supported safe range of motion, massage techniques that address core stabilization and movement. It is evidence-based stress resilience, core stabilization, lumbar pelvic stabilization, proper alignment, ergonomics, body mechanics, self-care, performance enhancement, fundamental stabilization to mobilization, and massage techniques. This body of work bridges the gap between complementary and western medicine. These principles are targeted for use within a massage therapy session. You will experience 4 breathing practices and an internal support system called locks. We will review current research regarding stability and sequences for safe education of posture with support. We will consider a holistic model of healing that you can bring into your sessions, into your own care. We will begin to learn a few “pre-postures” or safe progressions that help one to assess ranges of motion. Register Now Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches Instructor: Mark Bigelow The vast majority of commonly reoccurring headaches are of muscular origin. Current research will be presented, using a full-color power-point presentation on trigger point development and referred pain patterns, showing the contribution of an active TP to the typical headache experience. This course will itemize all muscles that contribute a referred pain pattern to the head, face, and jaw. Trigger Point development will be explained and demonstrated using a 3D model of a sarcomere, the contractile unit of a muscle. Migraine headaches will receive special attention and, also what differentiates a migraine from any other type of headache. Each muscle has its own unique and documented pain pattern. Multiple, active TP’s at the same time can produce wide-ranging and sometimes overlapping symptoms. Treatment protocols will be demonstrated. After this class, each attendee will be able to specialize in the treatment of muscular related headaches for more successful office practice. Register Now ___________________________ Hands-on Help for Headaches Instructor: Jim Menz Nearly 40 million Americans endure at least 1 migraine or similar headache episodes per year with a staggering 9 million suffering 15 ore more headaches per month. Conventional medical approaches and pain medicines carry high costs, risk of side effects, and are only partially effective. Fortunately, there are safe, effective techniques available to massage therapists who have been met with outstanding success. These inexpensive, noninvasive techniques can be applied almost anywhere, require no special equipment, and allow for wonderful relief and healing of our clients. The hands-on approach to relieving headaches often brings immediate, lasting relief to the client. The specific skills required are well within the reach of Licensed Massage Professionals and can be mastered in a short time. Register Now Intro to Massage Therapy for the Senior, Elderly and Hospice Client Instructor: Elizabeth Erbrecht This class will start to prepare massage therapists for working with the senior, elderly, and hospice population by teaching them strategies on how to adapt their massage techniques to match the aging and dying population. During this course, the student will develop the understanding necessary to use the skills they already possess to work with these populations. In this course, the massage therapist will tap into their own awareness of what dying and death mean to them. Students will gain the knowledge of targeting massage treatment(s) that best benefits clients by helping them gain immediate relief and long term improvements in movement thus improving their wellbeing for the senior population. Each participant will learn the benefits of touch for the hospice client and how to massage a client at the end of life. Students will also acquire new proficiencies to add to their skill set which will help them navigate working with a rapidly growing senior population. Participants will discover methods on how to evaluate clients, focusing on contraindications, skin fragility, muscle contraction, and prevalent body issues. Register Now Nutrition: Macro-nutrients and Weight Management Instructor: Jim Menz This course clearly explains the nature and function of nutrients within the human body. The categories of nutrients will be defined and the vital functions of energy, structure, and metabolic regulation will be revealed. We will explore each class of nutrients, examine how the structure and role of each nutrient are related. This clear and enlightening class will add meaning to ubiquitous but nebulous terms such as saturated fats, complex carbohydrates, complete proteins, and good vs bad cholesterols. In doing so, the class forms a succinct didactic on the importance of an adequate and balanced diet. Participants will gain insights into the effects of diet and nutrition and enhanced knowledge of how they can tailor their massage services to best fill clients' needs. Register Now Massage Therapy Accreditations: Elite is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (provider #450215-06). Most states accept courses approved by this board. Florida Board of Massage Therapy - (provider #50-4007). Elite submits all continuing education records to CE Broker after successful course completion. Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation (Massage Sponsor #245.000012). Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy (provider #LAP0133). New York State Education Department (sponsor #00038). Pennsylvania Department of State – Child Abuse Recognition and Reporting Training (provider # CACE000025). Texas Board of Massage Therapy (provide #CE1988).