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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


8/19-21/2022 -Anatomy Trains Structural Essentials: Arches and Legs

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 21 CE hrs

Presented In-Person -$525 - Save your spot with a $262.50 non-refundable deposit.

Designed with the busy manual therapist in mind, each Structural Essentials event gives you a new understanding of the relevant area. The content will outline how the structural and functional anatomy relates to many common issues as well as to the rest of the body. Based on many new and established approaches this series will give you the skills in palpation, BodyReading, and functional analysis needed for the modern multidisciplinary therapist.

Underpinning all of our structure is the foot’s interaction with the ground, imbalances here clearly have consequences further up the body. Effective arch balance can be essential for easy and graceful walking, pelvic stability, low back efficiency and even head and neck support. The feet and legs are literally the foundation for the rest of our structure and this workshop will analyze the bones of the feet and how they conspire to help or hinder the arches. We will look at the forces coming from the leg muscles and create strategies to help maintain better mechanics by dealing with myofascial restrictions and imbalances.

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9/17-18/2022 -Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy with MeriJayd O'Connor

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 12 CE hrs

Presented In-Person -$350 *Save your seat with a $175 non-refundable deposit.

The Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy workshop will present the basic history and discovery of the Craniosacral System (CS) basic physiologic functions of the CS system, palpation skills, and how to work indirectly and directly with the craniosacral system. Students will learn how a light touch can produce profound changes in the nervous and fascia systems. The techniques are presented by a qualified Upledger CranioSacral Therapist.

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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.

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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 - Reserve your spot: $237.50 deposit.

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.

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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.

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

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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