Continuing Education

 

Continuing Education Courses
Looking to advance your career and improve your practice? 

The Boone Healing Arts Center is proud to offer a growing roster of Continuing Education opportunities for licensed massage therapists and bodyworkers, acupuncturists, nurses and other certified health care professionals to learn new modalities, develop advanced technique and practices, learn about changes in their field, or simply get credits needed for re-certification.

If you would like to receive occasional email updates to stay up-to-date on new and upcoming CEUs, please fill out the secure form located on our website here.

Refund & Cancellation Policy: You will receive a 66% refund of the total cost of the workshop if you cancel a minimum of 21 days before the course is scheduled to begin; 33% refund of the total cost of the workshop 14 days before the course, and and no refund if you cancel 7 days or less before the course is scheduled to begin.

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Oncology Massage for Persons Experiencing Cancer

with Vickie D. Torrey

 

Saturday, July 19 and Sunday, July 20: 8:30am-5:30pm

Oncology Massage for Persons Experiencing Cancer

Saturday and Sunday, July 19 & 20 2014
8:30am-5:30pm

Cost: $305.00

LMBTs can receive credit for 16 Contact Hours

Come join us for an exciting 2-Day intensive Oncology (Cancer) Massage course.

In this class you will learn about pathologies, risk factors, and treatment options for 6 common types of cancer; current research that supports the benefits of Oncology Massage; contraindications/indications; integrative massage/bodywork modalities; relaxation and visualization techniques; and review intake forms, session plans, and follow-up notes for a customized Oncology Massage session.

You will also examine and dispel issues and uncertainties about cancer for yourself and your clients. Plus, we will discuss how you can become an active member of an oncology care team.

You will also have the opportunity to work on individuals who are experiencing cancer.

This class is the perfect blend of medical and intuitive approaches to Oncology Massage for the patient and the care provider!

Equipment Needs: Please bring your massage table, 2 sets of sheets, unscented oil or cream, pen, 2 pillows and drinking water. Dress in comfortable clothing

This class is suitable for: Massage Therapists, Oncology Nurses, CNAs, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Holistic Practitioners, Occupational Therapists, Hospice, Family Care Givers, Therapists/Counselors, Spas, and other Medical/Health Professionals!=

Instructor: Vickie D. Torrey, MBA, MHA, LMBT (NCBTMB Approved Provider # 450640-08) with Lighten Up Holistic Health Services.

Vickie D. Torrey, formerly of Carolinas Integrative Health, has 26 years experience as a Counselor/Certified Social Worker and 25 years experience as a Certified/Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist. She received her certification in Medical Massage for the Cancer Patient from Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, N.Y. She teaches Oncology (Cancer) Massage classes internationally and nationally and currently lives in Ilhabela, Brazil where she is writing a book on Oncology Massage. Vickie is a faculty member at Costa Rica School of Massage Therapy in Samara Beach, Costa Rica where she teaches Ethics, Professional Communications, Psychology of Touch and Oncology Massage. Her classes are known to be high-energy, information packed, and fun!

Want to learn more? Visit cancermassagetraining.com

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Ethics: Creating Right Relationships in Altered States of Consciousness with Rene Shuford

Friday, July 25th, 9:30am-4:30pm

Ethics: Creating Right Relationships in Altered States of Consciousness

Continuing Education Course

6 CE Credits

Health professionals welcome to take this course.

To Register for this course, visit: http://www.blueridgehealingarts.com/home/class-schedule/

Course Description: This ethics course is designed to integrate professional ethics with the energies of the body. Ethics are about creating right relationship with ourselves, our clients and our business.

This course focuses on growing and maintaining appropriate working relationships within our practice guidelines. The course content has been developed around the Chakra System and provides functional information for everyday ethics.

Registration Deadline: July 11, 2014

Cost: $99

Instructor: Rene Shuford

CE Provider #: 154677-00

Rene Shuford, LMBT is the owner and director of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy. She is involved in developing workshops and curriculums that will bring quality and high standards to the massage therapy industry. Her first love is teaching with an emphasis on helping other teachers bring quality to the classroom setting. She loves to attend community service functions in her area, travel and garden. Rene also maintains a private practice where her primary work is LaStone Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Energy work.

 

Empowering Your Core: Exploring the Low Back and Abdominals with Rene Shuford Saturday, July 26 & Sunday, July 27: 9:30am-5:30pm

Empowering Your Core: Exploring the Low Back and Abdominals

Continuing Education Course

16 CE Credits

Health professionals welcome to take this course.

Register for this course at: www.blueridgehealingarts.com/home/class-schedule/

Course Description: This course focuses on the muscles and energetic systems of the abdomen, the pelvic girdle and low back. We will discuss the energetics of the Sacral and Solar Plexus Chakras which house these areas of the body. Indications and contraindications will be taught as well as emotional armoring patterns that occur in these areas.

We will be addressing and treating conditions such as sciatica, psoas dysfunction, sacrum conditions, diaphragmatic issues and a complete session protocol will be demonstrated.

Registration Deadline: July 11, 2014

Cost: $295

Instructor: Rene Shuford

CE Provider #: 154677-00

Rene Shuford, B.S., LMBT, is the owner and director of Blue Ridge Healing Arts Academy. She is involved in developing workshops and curriculums that will bring quality and high standards to the massage therapy industry. She is a personal transformation student and loves to share her knowledge with clients and with the community. Her first love is teaching with an emphasis on helping other teachers bring transformation to the classroom setting. She loves to attend community service functions in her area, travel and garden. Rene’ also maintains a private practice where her primary work is LaStone Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage and Energy work.

Heart of Ethics with Dianna LeeSaturday, August 9: 5:30-8:30pm

The Heart of Ethics

3 Continuing Education Credits (LMBT)
Description: Applying heart-centered knowledge and understandings to ethical issues that may arise in your practice.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Dianna Lee
(Approved Provider # 451577-11) 
Fundamentals of CranioSacral Therapy with Dianna LeeSunday, August 10 & Monday, August 11: 8am-5pm

Fundamentals of CranioSacral Therapy

16 CEs for LMBTs

Date: Sunday & Monday, August 10 & 11, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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This is an ideal class for anyone who is planning to train in craniosacral therapy as well as for those fairly new to the work who want to perfect hands-on skills.
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We will examine palpatory skills and the unwinding releasing process. This is a very hands-on class that provides the benefits of receiving craniosacral therapy as well developing a deeper understanding of the work.
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Cost: $275 early bird special until August 1; $299 regular price
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Instructor: Dianna Lee, LMT, Esthetician, NCBTMB Approved Provider No. 451577-11
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About the Instructor:
Dianna Lee worked as an independent midwife for 15 years, assisting in home and hospital deliveries. Her work with families also included being a health educator for the Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.

After leaving midwifery, Dianna established an active practice as a massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral and Lymphatic therapies. She is also an Esthetician offering comprehensive skin care treatments and home care.

Dianna apprenticed with an established Iridologist in Asheville, NC and has had her own practice as an Iridologist for 15 years.

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Contemporary Cupping Methods(through the International Cupping Therapy Association)Friday – Sunday, August 22-24: 9am-6pm

Contemporary Cupping Methods through the International Cupping Therapy Association

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Open to Licensed Massage Therapists, Acupuncturists, Chiropractors, Nurses and other certified health practitioners.

Dates: Friday through Sunday August 22 – 24, 2014
Time: 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.

Description: Focused in meticulous detail on the safe, effective practice of a rich variety of cupping methods applicable to the modern clinical setting. The curriculum is designed for the adult learner who absorbs and retains information via audio/visual presentations, lecture, Q&A, interactive practical demonstrations and tactical student exchanges with each student practicing/receiving the treatments demonstrated each day. Cupping is based on the effect of vacuum applied to the skin surface which allows for the release of rigid soft tissue, drainage of many types of stagnation and toxins, loosens adhesions and according to traditional Chinese Medicine, draws and disperses other pathogenic influences, including cold and heat syndromes.

Early Bird Registration: $550 before June 30, 2014
Late Registration: $600 after June 30, 2014
3 part payment plan is available.

NCBTMB Provider No. 451493-10 |  24 CEUs
NCCAOM Provider No. ACHB 957-001 |  22.5 PDAs
BOC for Athletic Trainers No. P8712  | 22.25 CEUs

For more info, visit http://cuppingtherapy.org or email workshops@cuppingtherapy.org.

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Heart of Ethicswith Dianna LeeSaturday, September 13: 5:30-8:30pm

The Heart of Ethics

3 Continuing Education Credits (LMBT)
Description: Applying heart-centered knowledge and understandings to ethical issues that may arise in your practice.
Cost: $40
Instructor: Dianna Lee
(Approved Provider # 451577-11) 
Lymphatic Massagewith Dianna LeeSunday & Monday, September 14-15: 8am-5pm

Lymphatic Massage CE course for LMBTs

16 CEs for LMBTs

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Date: Sunday & Monday, Sept. 14 & 15, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
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Lymphatic drainage is the missing piece oftentimes with acute to chronic injuries commonly brought to a massage therapist.
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In this course, we will carefully examine the lymphatic system and how to effectively assist lymph fluid with drainage. This is a hands-on class which will also be rejuvenating, as you will receive lymphatic drainage work.
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Cost: $275 early bird special until September 1; $299 regular rate
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Instructor: Dianna Lee, LMT, Esthetician, Approved NCBTMB Provider No. 451577-11
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About the Instructor: Dianna Lee worked as an independent midwife for 15 years, assisting in home and hospital deliveries. Her work with families also included being a health educator for the Women, Infant, Children (WIC) program.

After leaving midwifery, Dianna established an active practice as a massage therapist specializing in CranioSacral and Lymphatic therapies. She is also an Esthetician offering comprehensive skin care treatments and home care.

Dianna apprenticed with an established Iridologist in Asheville, NC and has had her own practice as an Iridologist for 15 years.

Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certification Course, Parts 1 & 2with Katie VieFriday, September 19: 6-8:30pmSaturday, Sept. 20 & Sunday, Sept. 21: 9:30am-5pmFriday, October 3: 6-8:30pm

 

Saturday, Oct. 4 & Sunday, Oct. 5: 9:30am-5pm

Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate Program

40 total CEs for LMBTs

The Aroma 101: Foundations of Aromatherapy Certificate program has been designed for massage therapists, estheticians, nurses, healthcare providers and individuals interested in exploring aromatherapy and the therapeutic benefits of essential oils. This course consists of 30 in-class hours and case study time (10 hours) to total: 40 hours of training and Continuing Education credit for Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists and Estheticians.

Part One:
Friday, September 19th: 6-8:30pm

Saturday, September 20th & Sunday, September 21st: 9:30am-5pm

Part Two:

Friday, October 3rd: 6-8:30pm

Saturday, October 4th & Sunday October 5th: 9:30am-5pm

Cost:
Early Bird Registration Rate (Before 8/29): $725.00
Regular Registration Rate (After 8/29): $825.00

Payment Plan:
Registrants may choose to pay for this course in 3 payments.
1st Payment (Non-Refundable Deposit): $275.00 Due at Registration
2nd Payment: $275.00 due by 8/8
3rd Payment: $275.00 due by 9/8

Instructor: Katie Vie, Approved NCBTMB Provider No. 406071-00. Katie Vie has been immersed in the fragrant world of essential oils for half of her life. She is a certified Aromatherapist and has trained with several esteemed international instructors.

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Thai Foot Reflexologywith Lia PardySunday, October 19 & Monday, October 20: 8am-5pm

Learn the Healing Art of Thai Foot Reflexology with Lia Pardy

14 CE Credits

Course Description: Learn to bring pure bliss to the legs, feet and overall well being. The thai massage techniques in this workshop will be dedicated to the feet and lower legs. This tradition is deeply relaxing and penetrating work for the receiver. A combination of massage techniques, stretching and stimulation of energy meridians and reflex points are combined in this training. note: You do not have to be a professional massage therapist to offer this wonderful treatment.

Cost: $295

SPECIAL: Purchase this with The Art of Thai Massage Foundations-Level 1 (Oct 26-27, 2014) for a discounted package of $699. Art of Thai Massage Foundations is regularly priced at $445.

About Lia: Lia has been practicing and teaching Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy internationally and Thai Foot Reflexology for many years. Her passion is watching her students and clients transform their lives through the ancient art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Nuad Boran Thai Massage. To learn more about Lia, visit her website at http://www.thaiyogamassage.us/.

She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education, through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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Intro to Thai Massage (Level 1)with Lia PardySunday, October 26 & Monday, October 27: 8am-5pm
Intro to Thai Massage Continuing Education Course with Lia Pardy
16 CE Credits
Cost: $325.00
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Course Description: This course teaches you a comprehensive set of techniques to apply in a sequence lasting 90 minutes for a strong foundation in the art of Nuad boran or ancient Thai Massage. Learn meridian-based acupressure and energy work, assisted Yoga and therapeutic healing techniques.
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SPECIAL: Take the Intro to Thai Massage Course AND Thai Foot Reflexology (October 19th-October 20th) for a discounted combo price of $595.00 (Savings of $25.00)
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About Lia: Lia has been practicing and teaching Yoga, Thai Yoga Therapy internationally and Thai Foot Reflexology for many years. Her passion is watching her students and clients transform their lives through the ancient art of Yoga, Ayurveda and Nuad Boran Thai Massage. She is an Approved Provider of Continuing Education, through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).Lia’s website: www.thaiyogamassage.us