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Keep your career moving forward with Austin's finest Massage Therapy Continuing Education

ncb logo-1 The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School offers informative and enriching workshops including a variety of skill-enhancing subjects and insightful, experienced presenters. New massage continuing education classes are added regularly, so join our CE Reminder email list for monthly workshop updates and other CE offers. Don't forget to read the registration procedures and refund policies

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Massage Therapy Continuing Education Approved Provider. Have a question about a workshop? Please contact the Workshop Registrar at (512) 374-9222 or workshops@tlcschool.com

Note - TLC Mask Policy is based on recommendations from Austin Public Health (APH) and the infection levels posted through state/local tracking tools. As such, masking levels are subject to change at TLC’s discretion. Students, faculty, staff, and guests are required to comply with the following when applicable:

  • Low – Masks optional
  • Medium – Masks strongly recommended, but optional
  • High – Masks mandatory

2022 Massage Therapy Continuing Education Workshops Calendar

9/25/2022 - Problem Solving: Piriformis and SI Dysfunction with Ani Williams

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$150

Piriformis syndrome and Sciatica are similar yet different conditions that affect up to 40% of the population. As common as these conditions are they are also misunderstood. This continuing education course will introduce orthopedic tests to allow you to differentiate between the two and treat them accordingly. You will also learn causes, stretches and massage techniques to address acute symptoms as well as tools your clients can take home. Becoming well versed in this rapidly growing condition will not only increase your clients overall quality of life, it will also enhance your therapeutic skill set.


9/30 - 10/2/2022 - LomiLomi ‘Hawaiian Temple Bodywork’ Advanced & Expanded Workshop with Jason Bratcher and Special Guest Diane Shelton

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 24 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$475

The expanded/advanced Lomilomi workshop is the long-awaited "Part 2" to the basic Hawaiian Temple bodywork(lomilomi) workshop that Jason Bratcher LMT/MTI/CE Provider/Lomi Kumu has taught out for 10yrs. This workshop takes a deep dive into the inner workings of the techniques learned and adds in more techniques with detailed explanations of the why and how from an energetic and shamanic perspective.

We will have a very special guest come into the workshop,Dianne Shelton MS SEP, who is a licensed professional counselor and a certified Somatic experiencing therapist to give an exciting talk about trauma and the body and what this looks like and how to best serve clients who are sensitive and seeking ways to help soothe their nervous system in addition to their regular therapy.


10/16/2022 - Introduction to Reflexology with Amy Kreydin, Board Certified Reflexologist

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$150

Reflexology is a gentle bodywork modality that encourages the body towards homeostasis in all physical and energetic systems. Primary benefits include deep relaxation, improved circulation, and an enhanced sense of well-being. This introductory workshop will provide a brief overview of reflexology’s history and theories, foot assessment, and techniques employed in this modality.


10/21-23/  & 10/28-30/2022 - Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Certification
with Nicola McGill of Klose Training - FULL!

1 Class over 2 Weekends!

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 45 CE hrs

Presented In-Person -$1100 *Save your seat with a $550 non-refundable deposit.

Getting MLD-certified expands your skill set which will help you better serve your current clients. Some therapists find it beneficial to use MLD in every massage session in conjunction with other techniques. Becoming certified will also attract new clients to your practice who require this special form of massage. PTs and OTs often refer their patients with lymphedema to LMT-CLTs for maintenance therapy.


11/6/2022 - Advanced Techniques for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine with Thomas Damron

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$150

Structural Bodywork for the Cervical, Thoracic, and Lumbar Spine will provide you with simple and practical techniques to better assess and treat issues of the spine and relate those to breathing and gait. More importantly, though, this workshop will provide you with a basis for understanding how we move at a fundamental level and how good bodywork and movement therapies can help restore our client’s adaptability, awareness, and options for good movement.


11/13/2022 - Intro to Zero Balancing with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$150

ZERO BALANCING has been called “the most revolutionary development in bodywork today.”

There is no other form of bodywork quite like Zero Balancing.  Zero Balancing (ZB) works with the deepest layers of connective tissue in the body. Whereas Swedish and deep tissue focus primarily on muscles, ZB uniquely focuses on the skeletal system and the fascia associated with it.

In this way it gives the therapist new techniques for engaging and relieving the deepest levels of tension and  pain. In addition Zero Balancing uniquely integrates structure as well as energy.  Its founder, Dr. Fritz Smith, is an osteopath who studied with Ida Rolf, acupuncture with J.R. Worsley, and meditation with Swami Muktananda – thus, his work integrates both Eastern and Western techniques and understandings.


12/3/2022 - Integrating Orthopedic Massage with Ben Benjamin

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 7 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$190

Integrating Orthopedic Assessment & Treatment
This comprehensive hands-on workshop includes assessment and friction therapy treatment. At each full-day training, you will learn two dozen assessment tests, as well as cross-fiber friction, and myofascial and deep tissue techniques to address pain and injury in some of the most commonly injured structures in the neck, shoulder, low back, and knee.

You will also learn the anatomy of these structures as never before through physically locating and palpating each targeted muscle, tendon, and ligament with these techniques. You’ll get a comprehensive view of working with these injuries from initial assessment to treatment.


12/4/2022 - Active Assisted Stretching for Upper Body with Ben Benjamin

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 7 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$190

This intensive, hands-on, workshop teaches you a comprehensive, effective stretching protocol for the upper and lower body that can be performed on your clients in 50-60-minute sessions. Active Assisted Stretching (AAS) energizes the body, enhances the health of the tissues, increases flexibility, protects the body from injury, enhances the healing process, re-aligns the fascia and makes building strength more effective. AAS is especially good for athletes, the elderly, and the injured, and can also benefit the neurologically impaired. Add this full-body program to your practice as a stand-alone service, as a compliment to your client’s massage therapy session, or split into upper or lower body sessions that can be performed in under a half hour.


12/9-11 - Trauma-Sensitive Training for Massage Therapists

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 20 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$450 Early Registration Discount: 10% Off through Oct. 11!

* Save your spot with a $225 deposit.

What is trauma & how can it show up in massage clients? How can a massage therapist create increased safety for clients and students with a history of trauma? What are some concrete techniques that can be used to help ground and stabilize a client whose trauma has become activated through massage? We will look at a variety of different types of trauma including traditionally understood traumas like sexual assault, medical traumas, or a history of abuse, as well as traumas caused by race, gender, and inequality.

It is crucial for massage therapists to have an in-depth knowledge in the practices and policies needed to create safety and containment for your massage clients. Our training will give you a greater understanding of trauma that will enable you to both avoid trauma triggers and know how to manage them with safety and respect towards the client when a technique invokes a traumatic response.


2023 Massage Therapy Continuing Education Workshops Calendar

04/13-16 - Practical Ayurveda with Dr. Antonio Morandi and Carmen Tosto

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 34 CE hrs

Presented in-person - $1300 *Save your spot with $650 deposit

The Practical Ayurveda course is truly a one-of-a-kind seminar on the US scene. Ayurveda is the oldest and most famous Traditional Medicine in India which, despite the antiquity of its wisdom, offers incredible therapeutic possibilities in the modern world. Its medical relevance is such that it is not only recognized by the WHO but is still practiced and taught not only in India but in many other countries around the world. His techniques integrate perfectly with both other holistic practices and with those of modern medicine and are therefore a formidable help for any health professional.


04/16 - Fabric of the Soul - Hands-on Energetic Methods for Bodyworkers

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person - $160  - Early Registration Discount - ONLY $135 if you register by March 17, 2023

You will learn how to cultivate, access, and encourage the flow of energy in your bodywork and create a deeper sense of balance for you and your clients. The goal of this class is to instruct you to employ more ease and less force in your treatments utilizing practices that are over 5000 years old. Dr. Hubatch will discuss all phases of energy and how it applies to your bodywork, your wellness, and the wellness of your clients.


Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program with David Lauterstein, TLC Co-founder /ZB Faculty Member for over 25 years

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 100+ CE hrs

$2500 with $1250 deposit (Save $200) or $2700 - $300 deposit  - 8 easy monthly payments $300

TLC will be offering a unique opportunity for ZB Certification in 2023 - the TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program! This will be a ZB Faculty guided certification program that will assist participants in obtaining ZB Certification in under one year. Normally offered as a self-paced certification program with up to three years to complete, this a chance for accelerated certification with the stewardship of an experienced ZB Faculty Member.

Seeing Zero Balancing at the growing edge of continuing education and understanding that therapists are wanting certification programs - The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School is very excited to offer this complete 100+ hour ZB Certification Program in 2023. The TLC Intensive Zero Balancing Certification Program will include ZB I and ZB II, Alchemy of Touch and Geometry of Healing. The program will also include a free Advanced Skills Day and Practical Exam.

Four 4-day Segments (each Thurs 1pm-5pm and Fri - Sun  9am-5pm) plus Adv. Skills Day (Sun 10am to 5:30pm)

  1. ZB I - May 4-7, 2023
  2. ZB I - July 20-23, 2023
    • Advancing Skills Day - August 13, 2023
  3. Alchemy of Touch - September 14-17, 2023
  4. Geometry of Healing - November 9-12, 2023

*Practical exams will be held on Mondays November 27, 2023 - March 28, 2024 - based on individuals scheduling availability.


The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic has proudly trained Austin’s Massage Therapists since 1989 as Austin’s premier massage school. Join the legacy and put your career into your hands today