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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


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

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 in-depth knowledge in the practices and policies needed to create safety and containment for their 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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2023 Massage Therapy Continuing Education Workshops Calendar


01/08/2023 - Pharmacology for LMTs with Tara White

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented Online -$160

Pharmacology for Massage Therapists will help you to understand how common drugs that your clients are taking can interact with massage therapy. We will discuss red and yellow flags brought up by specific medications and whole classes of drugs. We will also look at how you might want to modify your session design to allow your client’s pain medication to work with your therapy goals, not against them.

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01/22/2023 - Deep Massage of the Iliopsoas with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$160 * Early Registration Discount: ONLY $130 if registered before December 22, 2022

Deep Massage for the Iliopsoas will focus on this key muscle and its related synergists and antagonists. Deep Massage -The Lauterstein Method utilizes anatomical clarity and quality of touch, instead of heavy pressure. So participants will learn relatively gentle ways to contact the structure and energy of the iliopsoas as well as its neighbors: rectus abdominis, the diaphragm, quadratus lumborum and gluteus maximus.

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02/12/2023 - TMJ: A Practical Approach with Tammie Culley 

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$160

The temporomandibular joint – which is vitally important to human existence – has been overlooked, underappreciated, and understudied:

“Consider the joints of the human body. What might first come to mind are the hips and knees… followed by the wrists, ankles, elbows, fingers, and toes. What can be overlooked … is one of the most used, most necessary, and perhaps most misunderstood set of joints – those of the jaw – which are critical to the vital work of human life.” - National Academy of Medicine (NAM)

This class is a practical approach to understanding, learning, and treating a client with TMJ dysfunction.  In this class you will learn …what it is, why it happens, the anatomy of the area to be addressed, symptoms to look out for and tests to perform and confirm your assessment, and finally a simple routine that will give you a foundation to use as you work with your clients.

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02/19/2023 - Advanced Chair Massage: The Simple Symmetrics Approach with Eric Smith 

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 7 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$170

The Simple-Symmetrics Approach to chair massage workshop provides you with a solid foundation in sustainable body mechanics, efficient massage techniques, information on optimum equipment selections, ways of quickly establishing rapport with clientele, and proven marketing tactics to build your client base.

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03/10/2023 - Cupping for LMTs with Natalie Meyersick

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 7 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$220 *Includes 2 sets of Silicone Cups (8 cups total) and 1 Vacuum Cupping Set (24pcs)

The intention of the course is to provide students with a broad overview of cupping therapy with a variety of focused methods and techniques that can serve as a foundation for them to apply cupping therapy effectively and creatively in any massage setting to assist clients seeking relief from chronic pain, tension, injuries and with sports recovery. Hands-on techniques will be focused primarily on cupping for myofascial release, lymphatic drainage, sports recovery, and orthopedic applications with specific anatomical considerations for the upper and lower body in a variety of positions.

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03/24-26 & 3/31 -4/2, 2023 - 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 -$1300 *Save your seat with a $650 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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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 and you can make payments at any time toward the balance due up to 7 days before the start of the workshop.

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.

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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.

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5/4-7/2023 -Zero Balancing I with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 25 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$795 * Early Registration Discount ONLY $595 if you register by March 6, 2023

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

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system designed to align the body both energetically and structurally. Zero Balancing focuses on the whole person, while addressing specific needs - profoundly relieving pain, tension, and discomfort. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB includes Western scientific approaches to body structure but unites them also with Eastern concepts of energy and healing.  This enables practitioners to work simultaneously with structure and energy.  Zero Balancing focuses on the musculo-skeletal system, with particular emphasis on the skeletal aspects: bones themselves, key joints, ligaments, and soft tissues that support us in the gravitational field and facilitate energy flow.

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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 II - July 20-23, 2023
    • Advancing Skills Day - August 27, 2023
  3. Alchemy of Touch - September 14-17, 2023
  4. Geometry of Healing - November 9-12, 2023

*Practical exams will be held on Mondays January 8, 2024 - March 28, 2024 - based on individuals scheduling availability.

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5/5-7/2023 - Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function with Meredith Stephens

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 21 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$525

In this exciting course, you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many compensatory effects elsewhere.

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5/20-21/2023 - Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy with MeriJayd O'Conner

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 12 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$350

In this exciting course, you will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. You will begin to appreciate how the body incorporates the Anatomy Train Lines to create easy and graceful movement – provided they are in some form of balance and harmony; restriction or weakness in one section can have many compensatory effects elsewhere.

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06/10/2023 - Treating Frustrating Neck Injuries with Ben Benjamin

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 7 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$190

Dr. Benjamin will give a holistic view of working with the kinds of neck injuries that frustrate most therapists.   He will teach techniques to assess and work with the most common neck injuries.  Anatomy, evaluation/treatment methods, and friction massage techniques will be presented.  There will be plenty of hands-on work in this workshop so that you leave with usable skills.

Dr. Benjamin will also discuss the interrelationships between neck injuries, stress, diet, and emotional factors.

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6/11/2023 - Active Assisted Stretching for Lower 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 lower body. 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.

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6/23-25/2023 - Lomilomi "Hawaiin Temple Bodywork" with Jason Bratcher

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 24 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$475

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7/ 7-9/2023 - Introduction to Aromatherapy & Essential Oils with Nicola McGill

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 24 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$550

This 3-day Introduction to Aromatherapy course provides an opportunity of learning how to safely use a selection of essential oils, in a variety of ways, for the benefit of the individual, their families, and clients. Learn about the history and origins of aromatherapy, basic chemistry of an essential oil, safety precautions, inhalation and dermal absorption, safe dilutions, blending for health support along with uses for everyday ailments for the young and the old. Participants will be able to make their own blend and take with them ideas on making their own aromatherapy products and how to use them safely.

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7/16/2023 & 7/23/23 - Cadaver Class at Texas State (2 dates)

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$225

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7/20-23/2023 -Zero Balancing II with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 25 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$795 * Early Registration Discount: Register by May 19, 2023 ONLY $595 & by June 20, 2023 ONLY $695

The course, Zero Balancing II, is the only Zero Balancing course that teaches the entire ZB protocol.  It builds on and requires as a pre-requisite, Zero Balancing I.  Together ZB I and II constitute the "Core Program" and half of the course requirements for certification in Zero Balancing. Zero Balancing II Participants learn special new fulcrums for the ilium and gluteal muscles, the iliotibial band, and gall bladder meridian; new work for the tarsal bones and foot; special fulcrums for the suboccipital muscles, neck, and thorax.

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8/6/23 - Facial Rejuvenation Massage with Lana Bell

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$160

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8/18-20/2023 - Anatomy Trains in Structural Essentials: Fans of the Hip
with Thadd Dudrey

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 18 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$450 *Save your spot with a $225 non-refundable deposit

The hip and pelvis combine to transfer the forces from two legs into the one spine and therefore have a hugely complex role to fulfill in the body. Ida Rolf described the pelvis as ‘the joint that determines symmetry’ and it is easy to see why. Differences between the hips can affect down into the legs or up through the spine. Achieving balance here can be essential for long-lasting results in any therapy. This course sheds light on the pelvis – the keystone of human architecture – by organizing the 20 or so muscles of the pelvis into three fans. Get specific with sensitivity.

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8/27/2023 - Zero Balancing: Advancing Skills Day with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 6.5 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$150

Zero Balancing Advancing Skills Day class will enhance the process of learning Zero Balancing, sharpen the skills of those who have not taken courses recently, and develop relationships among ZB practitioners. Student questions shape the lessons, and the format may include presentations, demonstrations, touch feedback, and session swaps.

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9/14-17/2023 -Alchemy of Touch with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 25 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$795 * Early Registration Discount: Register by July 17, 2023 ONLY $595 & by August 15, 2023 ONLY $695

*Prerequisite - ZB I & ZB II

The focus of the Alchemy of Touch workshop is learning how to create and navigate higher energy fields and then put them to healing advantage for the client. One metaphor regarding Alchemy of Touch is that of cooking. When we turn up the heat in cooking, change begins to happen; when we put a lid on the pot, change becomes faster; when we lock down the lid and create a pressure cooker, things happen even faster. So it is in the body when, through touch, we create these different levels of energy, change not only happens faster in the body but also old resistant imprints may lessen and deep healings occur.

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09/21-24 - Pre- and Perinatal Massage Therapy Specialization with Pam Guldi of Body Therapy Education

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 32 CE hrs

Presented in-person - $795  - Hold your spot with a $397.50 deposit

*Early Registration Discount - ONLY $695 if you register by August 22, 2023

Move far beyond basic adaptations of general massage with condition-specific techniques, applicable research and evidence, ethics discussions, marketing and practice management tips, and guidance for communicating and collaborating with other healthcare providers. This hands-on intensive workshop is a prerequisite to an optional certification of your skills and knowledge that you or your employers, healthcare organizations, or hospitals may require.

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11/9-12/2023 - Geometry of Healing with David Lauterstein

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Hours: 25 CE hrs

Presented in-person -$795 * Early Registration Discount: Register by September 11, 2023 ONLY $595 & by October 10, 2023 ONLY $695

*Prerequisite - ZB I & ZB II

Geometry of Healing (GOH) is an advanced level Zero Balancing course that teaches students how to work directly with the vibratory/energetic fields of the body. It defines ‘fields’ and then teaches how to access and evaluate vibratory fields, obtain information contained therein, and how to balance and clarify the designated field or material. The program shows how to work with slowed vibratory fields to access “the gap” (an experience of stepping beyond time, space, and information — a field of pure potential).

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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