Continuing Ed for Licensed Massage Therapists
Continue to grow your craft as a massage therapist with the highest quality massage education in Rockford, IL. Taught by highly skilled instructors in Illinois and around the country.
All of our classes are approved by NCBTMB for licensed massage therapists. All out-of-state LMT's need to check with their state governing boards for specific info in regarding to continuing education requirements per state.
Earn your CEUs
Stay up-to-date on latest techniques
Learn advanced modalities
Highly Experienced Instructors
Massage Classes Catalog
Master your craft and keep improving as a professional massage therapist with the following classes available from Bodycraft Wellness & Massage Center through Rock Valley College and instructors around the nation.
Forearm Fusion® Foundation
This modality teaches how to use maximum pressure with minimal effort and strain while incorporating better body mechanics that focus on using your forearms and elbows. Allowing you to provide clients with deep and consistent pressure while avoiding repetitive use injuries and burnout that commonly occur in the hands and thumbs.
Reiki Level I & II
This energy healing technique promotes energetic self-care and focuses on how we serve others. While exploring energetic communication, you will receive hands-on experience and learn about full-body Reiki treatments, Ancient Breath Modalities, Energy Clearing, creating a Sacred Space, and Smudging with sacred medicines and essential oils.
Prenatal Massage Certificate
Prenatal and labor massage techniques include preconception, pregnancy, and infertility along with postnatal and infant techniques. You will also learn about the anatomy and physiology effects of pregnancy as well as the benefits and contraindications.
A traditional massage technique from Hawaii that focuses on the energy movement between the massage therapist and their client. You will learn how the movement transferred to the client is like an ocean wave, with each movement flowing into the next.
An innovative way to provide deep tissue, full-body massages using lubricant and warm bamboo tools. This modality has less of a strain on the therapist's body while still providing clients with a luxurious massage that incorporates firm pressure and soothing heat.
Myofascial Skills: Cranial, Shoulder, Pelvis, & Upper
Learn how to properly use body mechanics, working from the core, to avoid straining your joints. This modality will teach you how to detect verbal and visual cues the client may be giving that indicate appropriate or inappropriate application of the techniques and massage approach.
You will learn instructional skills on how to "coach" your client to be an active participant during the massage session as well as ten basic self-care measures to share with your client.
This course provides the foundational information and skills you need to understand how and why essential oils work so well. You will learn about specific essential oils, aromatic techniques, and basic layering application methods used in aromatherapy.
Unique, holistic method that helps restore balance to all levels of the body. Sacred and incredibly therapeutic delivery of essential oils inspired by the Native American belief that raindrops falling from a height may purify and cleanse the body and spirit. Because the essential oils easily penetrate the skin and muscles, the technique works on deep levels of the body without requiring hard pressure or force.
Cupping For Massage
One of the most amazing aspects of this technique is the "separation" that the vacuum produces in tissue layers. This enables water absorption and renewed blood flow to undernourished and dehydrated waste and congestion.
Improve cardio-pulmonary efficiency with clear contraindications, approaches to address rotator cuff and anterior cruciate ligament problems, easy-to-implement, proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation techniques, methods to correcting leg-length discrepancies, reciprocal inhibition, and much more.
Scar Tissue Massage
The massage techniques and practices covered in this class focus on the connective tissue processes of would healing, both post-surgery and post-injury. This includes the energy dynamics of scar tissue remodeling.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Learn powerful skills in the field of manual lymphatic drainage on how to effectively encourage and support the natural drainage of lymph. Lymphatic drainage is in high demand as a preventative care measure and presents a great opportunity for working with doctors in a variety of pre-and post-surgical procedures or great addition to your set of modalities.
Additional Classes Available
Many more core classes are offered in person including:
• Hot Stone
• Ethics and Sexual Harassment Somatics
• Precision Neuromuscular Therapy (PNMT)
• Seated Chair Massage
• Floating Joints
• Spa Add-ons
• Gua Sha, and more!
Nov 4-5, 2023 Rockford, IL
MYOSKELETAL ALIGNMENT TECHNIQUES FOR NECK AND BACK PAIN (16CE)
This popular event features special video animation, anatomy dissection and head-to-toe techniques that stimulate the visual learner, while relaxed practice sessions delight kinesthetically attuned therapists. You will learn the importance of clinical reasoning and how to better assess and treat pain.
Nov 4-5, 2023 Rockford, IL
Free Class! TMJ Dysfunction for Massage Therapists
Attend a FREE class SPONSORED by Massage Envy Rockford. Licensed Massage Therapists will receive 3 free CE hours upon completion of this class.
Hybrid class: In-person or Zoom option.
Nationally Approved C.E. Massage Classes
All our massage therapy continuing education classes are approved by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Bodycraft Wellness is also registered with the Division Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education (IBHE), and an Assigned School with the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for Massage Therapists.
Quality Education For Practicing LMTs
As techniques and modalities improve, it's important to keep learning in order to provide the best healing and stay current as a licensed massage therapist.
Our massage therapy continuing education classes give you access to the latest information and education by highly trained, nationally recognized, and practicing instructors.
As a Bodycraft Wellness student, you will also have access to live webinars for topics including:
Tensegrity & Bodywork
Chronic patterns involve the entire body while at the same time having local phenomena. While each individual is organized uniquely, there are commonalities to these forces based on the principles of a tensegrity-based structure. In this webinar, learn about tensegrity principles and how they relate to the concept of working deeply into tissue layers without having to apply heavy pressure.
Self-Care for Massage Therapists
Improve your flexibility, strength, and length of your career by focusing on self-care. In this webinar, learn how to develop a system of self-care and focus on body mechanics that will allow you to function as an aggressive, structural massage therapist for your entire career.
As we see the body and mind merge into "body-mind", the physiology of tissues in the process of functioning becomes organized and governed by emotions, enabled through proprioception. Since our emotions play out within our own philosophies, this webinar explores how we connect our values through our perceptions to our emotions through our unconscious mind to our proprioceptors, muscle tone, and collagen fiber /fascial structure.
Massage Certification Electives
We are proud to offer both Massage Certification Program electives and Continuing Education for Massage Therapist through Rock Valley Community College.
All Continuing Education classes for Massage Therapists and instructors are Approved by NCBTMB.
All CE classes are held at Rock Valley College in Classroom Building II (CLII) Rooms 122 and 127. This building is most easily accessed from the Spring Brook Road entrance. We have free parking and massage tables are provided. Please bring your own sheets, lotions, blankets and whatever other items are indicated necessary with each CE class.