Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork


Dates: February  20, 2014 – November 24, 2014

Schedule: Mondays only – 10am-5pm
(Zero Balancing 1, Cranio Sacral, and Shiatsu 2 will
be held on Weekends)

Total hours: 230-279 (choose 2 electives) 


Core Curriculum  – 230 hrs  (Add two Electives for an additional 49 hours)

The Advanced Program at Lauterstein-Conway is the only course in the U.S. covering 230 to 279 hours (including electives) of specialized advanced technique in Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method, Zero Balancing, Orthopedic Massage, Cranio-Sacral Work, Psychology of Bodywork, Shiatsu and Integrative Bodywork. Increase what you can do for your clients! Become confident in your assessment and clinical skills. Learn how to understand and resolve injuries/chronic tension more effectively.

Zero Balancing I (25 hours)   2/20/2014 – 2/23/2014
Thurs. 6:30-10pm, Fri and Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 9-4:30

Zero Balancing is the art and applied science of working with the energy and structure of the skeletal system which often underlies clients’ muscular and fascial issues.  Problems that resist myofascial solutions will often yield when you add a skeletal focus.  Zero Balancing improves both energy flow and structural integrity through the deepest layer of our anatomy.  Adding Zero Balancing to your therapy completes your ability to address every major layer of the body. (Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Orthopedic Massage (102 hours)  3/3/2014 -6/30/2014

Orthopedic Massage Techniques and Assessment designed by our faculty and inspired by the work of  Whitney Lowe will give you the skills to resolve 50 different conditions.  Improve your understanding and competence in treating musculoskeletal problems. Assessment, even basic evaluation, is increasingly considered to be a critical tool in understanding a client’s problem, and then finding the most effective treatment for that condition.

Learn how soft-tissues function in health and injury, what roles fascia plays in the body, and the primary ways in which soft-tissues are damaged. Techniques include range-of-motion, manual resistive, and special testing, as well as how to utilize problem-solving with deep massage, myofascial release, trigger points, deep tissue work and active release techniques. (Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Shiatsu  I (24 hours) 7/7/2014 -7/28/2014

Shiatsu in Japanese means “finger pressure”; it is a type of bodywork consisting of finger and palm pressure and stretches.   Learn the brilliant model of the five elements, meridians, chi, yin-yang, key points for relief of excesses and deficiencies which affect structure and energy.  You will learn techniques for working on the back of the body.  Emphasis on the hara (centering), superlative body mechanics, and the focus on mindfulness will add to all your other forms of bodywork.
(Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Psychology of Bodywork (36 hours) 8/4/2014 – 9/15/2014

Learn to design client sessions specific to the psyche as well as the body.   Become familiar with “character structure” and the foundational role of the earliest years of life in creating body structure and psychological strengths and challenges.  This level of understanding will help you personally as well as professionally in your practice. In this segment you will also learn advanced deep massage techniques for core muscles, such as iliopsoas, the deep lateral rotators, subscapularis, and the diaphragm which may underlie long-held psychological and physical tension patterns.
(Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Cranio-Sacral work (25 hours) 9/18/2014 – 9/21/2014

Cranio-Sacral work gives you the ability to address the function of the cranio-sacral system comprising the cranial fasciae and cerebrospinal system.   Learn to address issues such as TMJ dysfunction, headaches, neck pain, residual tension from dental work, and to facilitate the benefits of deep relaxation.
(Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)


Integrative Bodywork (18 hours) 9/29/2014 – 10/13/2014

Put it all together!  Learn to customize each session utilizing, Deep Massage, Orthopedic Massage, Cranio-sacral work, Zero Balancing, Psychology of Bodywork.

Add an Elective

Shiatsu II (24 hours) 10/24/2014 – 10/26/2014

Expand your Shiatsu Skills!  Learn to address all the client’s meridians utilizing a full shiatsu protocol including side-lying, supine, seated positioning, and shiatsu on the table as well as traditional floor shiatsu.  Shiatsu II will enable you to confidently add both floor and table shiatsu into your sessions with your clients. (Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Zero Balancing II (25 hours) 11/3/2014 – 11/24/2014

In Zero Balancing II, you complete your learning of the entire Zero Balancing Protocol.  ZB II includes important information on individualized session design and special techniques for the ilium and gluteal muscles, the iliotibial band/gall bladder meridian; new work for the tarsal bones and feet, the lower cervical area, deep suboccipital muscles, and the thoracic cage. (Take as a Workshop – CLICK HERE)

Choose the Core Curriculum of 230 hrs and both Electives for a total of  279 hrs of Advanced Bodywork training!


Advanced Program 230 hrs – $2795

Add an Elective -

  • Shiatsu II: $300
  • Zero Balancing II: $300


  • Pay in Full and take $200 off Tuition
  • Pay Half upfront and Half midway through and take $100 off Tuition
  • $100 Processing Fee and $200 deposit due at enrollment
TuitionTermInterestMonthly Payment
$339512 months6%$274.98
$339516 months14%$220.06
$279512 months6%$223.34
$279514 months14%$201.98

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