Advanced Program for Clinical Massage and Bodywork


Dates: February  19, 2015 – November 9, 2015

Schedule: Mondays only – 10am-5pm 
(with the exception of the Zero Balancing (2/19-2/22) and Cranio-Sacral classes (9/17–9/20)

Total hours: 250


The Advanced Program Curriculum – 250 hours

The Advanced Program at Lauterstein-Conway is the only course in the U.S. covering 250 hours of specialized advanced technique in Deep Massage: Lauterstein Method, Zero Balancing, Orthopedic Massage, Cranio-Sacral Work, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu and Integrative Bodywork. It includes Lauterstein-Conway’s certification programs in Orthopedic Massage and Deep Massage.  This program is designed to dramatically enhance the benefits you can provide for your clients! Become confident in your assessment and clinical skills. Learn how to understand and resolve clients’ problems much more effectively – whether the causes derive from stress, energetic or structural imbalance, chronic tension or injury.

Zero Balancing I (25 hours)  2/19/2015 – 2/22/2015
Thurs. 6:30-10pm, Fri and Sat. 9-5:30, Sun. 9-4:30

Instructor: David Lauterstein. 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, the bones and the joints.  Adding Zero Balancing to your therapy completes your ability to address every major layer of the body.

Orthopedic Massage Certification (96 hours)  4/20/2015 -8/10/2015

Instructor: Jan Hutchinson. Certification in Orthopedic massage – 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 and evaluation are considered to be  critical tools in understanding a client’s problem, as well as 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.

Shiatsu  (36 hours) 3/2/2015 – 4/13/2015

Instructor: Cindy Anderson. 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.

Trigger Point Therapy (24 hours) 8/17/2015 – 9/14/2015

Instructor: Lizabeth Franklin. One of the mysteries of trigger points is exactly how to find them. This class will guide you in the process of locating trigger points, while explaining how each individual muscle exhibits it own unique pain pattern in the body. You will learn various methods of applying trigger point therapy that you can adapt to your individualized practice of massage without changing your entire approach. Massage has been categorized as hard work and some therapists’ longevity is limited. In this class you will discover how easy trigger point therapy is on both you and your clients, thus ensuring your longevity and success in the career of massage therapy.

Cranio-Sacral work (25 hours) 9/17/2015 – 9/20/2015

Instructor: David Lauterstein. Cranio-Sacral work gives you the ability to address the function of the cranio-sacral system comprising the cranial fasciae and cerebrospinal system – meninges, fluid, and the articulations between the cranial bones.   Learn to address issues such as TMJ dysfunction, headaches, neck pain, residual tension from dental work, and to facilitate the benefits of deep relaxation.

Deep Massage Certification  (44 hours) 9/28/2015 – 11/9/2015

Instructor: David Lauterstein. Deep Massage is a unique soft tissue therapy which works simultaneously with the body’s structure/soft tissues and the body’s energy/nervous system to achieve an optimized therapeutic benefit.  The segment of the curriculum confers Certification in Deep Massage: The Lauterstein Method, for all who pass and attend all hours.  It will include techniques in the side-lying position, work with the core muscles such as the iliopsoas and diaphragm, fulcrums for the deep lateral rotators, adductor magnus, the rotator cuff, and refinement of all the basic Deep Massage fulcrums and protocol.  This segment also includes a private one-on-one Deep Massage teaching session.  For students without prior study of this particular modality, this segment will include an additional free introduction to the concepts and techniques of basic Deep Massage (otherwise covered in our 500-hour program).


Advanced Program 250 hrs – $2995



  • Pay in Full and take $200 off Tuition
  • Pay Half upfront and Half midway through and take $100 off Tuition
  • $100 Application Fee and $200 deposit of tuition due at enrollment
TuitionTermInterestMonthly Payment
$27959 months0%$310.56
$279512 months12%$248.33
$279516 months14%$192.51

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