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The purpose of this group is to invite massage educators to network and dialogue regarding issues related to massage therapy education.

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Discussion Forum

TEXAS CE providers and online course providers

Started by Vlad Jul 26, 2012.

Websites, Blogs, and Smart Phone Aps 13 Replies

Started by Susan G. Salvo. Last reply by Kate D'Italia Jul 18, 2012.

What is your teaching philosophy? 6 Replies

Started by Hillary Kate Arrieta. Last reply by Lela Gonzales Jul 11, 2012.

Technology in the Classroom? 8 Replies

Started by Kristin Coverly. Last reply by Susan G. Salvo Apr 5, 2012.

graduation / closure activities?? 2 Replies

Started by Monique Robertson. Last reply by Melissa DeFrancesco Nov 18, 2011.

Classroom Activities/Student Focus 3 Replies

Started by Melissa DeFrancesco. Last reply by Charlene Gaffney Nov 8, 2011.

DOE discontinuing funding for AS or AAS programs 5 Replies

Started by Melissa DeFrancesco. Last reply by Melissa DeFrancesco Aug 30, 2011.

Marketing Ideas for Student Clinic 6 Replies

Started by Tamra Nelson. Last reply by Jacqueline L. Lander Aug 26, 2011.

Massage and elearning 4 Replies

Started by Dror. Last reply by Dror Aug 12, 2011.

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Comment by Kristin Coverly on November 16, 2011 at 12:07pm

Great information being shared during today's Education Day at the World Massage Conference! 

Comment by Gloria Coppola on November 15, 2011 at 6:33pm

Massage Pro C.E. is creating a 2012 Schedule and will be hosting many of our popular Massage Instructors. This year in our North Carolina home office, Karen Kowal, Sharon Puszko, Vicky Karr and more will be joining us!


Also, some very special Hawaiian Kahu guests will be teaching about Ho'oponopono and Hawaiian Values.

Visit for upcoming details


Of course I have my Lomi trainings all year too!

Comment by Kris Bour on November 15, 2011 at 2:58pm
Anthem Career College in Nashville is proud to announce we now have a Continuing Education program. Although we are not a provider of CE's ourselves, we are bringing in many wonderful providers that are offering high quality, economical CE's. Check us out on the ABMP CE calandar or on our facebook page! We welcome the opportunity to partner with providers! For more information on setting up classes at Anthem, contact Massage Program Chair, Nancy Wilkinson at

Check out our MT program page for our current full schedule of classesin the events section of facebook
Comment by Alexei Levine on November 9, 2011 at 8:00am

Welcome home, Veterans! We know you are coming home to a very challenging job market. So The Massage School is offering full scholarships to ten returning veterans of the recent wars in Iraq and Afghanistan. This is another front in our war on economic injustice!  If you know of any returning veterans in Massachusetts who would make good massage therapists, please have them call Alexei Levine at The Massage School, 413-529-2900.  We have 2 campuses in Massachusetts, and class starts January 23rd. Please help us to get the word out about this, thanks!

Comment by Karen M. Hobson, LMT, CMT, NCTM on November 4, 2011 at 10:51am
I call it "creating the bubble", the space that permits no distractions in and holds the participants in the session/classroom safe.
Comment by Jeff Sims on November 3, 2011 at 3:22pm
You've reminded me of similar experiences. My principal, John, listened to me complain that some of the students in one of the classes i audited were not grounded and distracted with cell phones, messaging, etc. in the classroom, and how I felt a lack of reverence & respect for the teacher and their classmates. John described the classroom as a temple. Ever since then I use Fritz Smith's pyramid guided meditation at the beginning of term (or a workshop). We empower the space by putting intentions in the pyramid, such as encouraging insights, or new ideas and holding one another in the highest personal regard. They love it and it really makes a difference. Thanks for re-inspiring me!
Comment by Bonny Donnelly on November 3, 2011 at 2:45pm
Mind you,  we can create the space with only our intention, which is the main ingredient,  but it is lovely  to add whatever personal touch you care to bring in...
Comment by Bonny Donnelly on November 3, 2011 at 2:43pm

Wonderful "ah-ha" Kris, and thank you for bringing this into the light.

We can create that sacred space anyplace indeed!

For each class I teach,  I go in prior to the students- either the night before or in the morning -  sometimes I bring sage ( mind the smoke detectors  folks, they get set off easily!  lol ) and other good things in to clear, balance and charge the room. I also have my aromatherapy blend diffusing, and music on.  When they walk in that door they feel the energy difference in the room immediately.  I invite them to be present and do some breathwork and stretching to bring everyone into focus, and then open all the heart chakras in the group. I encourage my students to always create a sacred space too,  and how to do so. Very  very important!  Namaste'~

Comment by Melissa DeFrancesco on November 3, 2011 at 1:54pm
Thanks for sharing...I think we all get caught up sometimes.
Comment by Susan G. Salvo on November 3, 2011 at 1:28pm
So true.

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