Upcoming CE Workshops at TLC Massage School


Deep Massage I – How to Combine Structure and Energy in Bodywork with Christopher Fritel, Jason Hammond, and Kevin Graef

Fri, Sat, & Sun, Jan 20-22

Deep Massage – The Lauterstein Method will greatly enhance therapists’ understanding and interaction with both the structure and energy of the human being. Students will receive 30 clearly articulated and demonstrated techniques that will add immeasurably to their therapeutic repertoire. Enhanced understanding of the body’s anatomy – both structural and energetic – will result in greater inspiration and benefit for both therapist and client.

Oncology Massage: Caring for Clients with Cancer with Cindy Gillan of Tracy Walton & Associates -Workshop FULL. Please email workshops@tlcschool.com with name and phone # to be put on waitlist.

Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, Jan 26-29

Approximately 1 in 2 people will get cancer during their lifetime.  Therefore, it is a necessity that every therapist become knowledgeable and skillful with respect to oncology massage.  Once thought to be contraindicated, now we are seeing that massage therapy can be helpful, judiciously applied, in almost every circumstance.  This class is a deeply fulfilling, substantial, and empowering learning experience.


Couples Massage with Kevin Graef

Sunday, February 12

With this introductory class, you and your partner will learn practical techniques to help each other relax and enhance your relationship. All are welcome; no previous massage experience is necessary. Kevin Graef, instructor at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School, will present tips for verbal communication, breathing practice, proper body mechanics, and practical massage techniques to address the scalp, face, shoulders, neck, and hands. For this class, all participants will remain clothed throughout.

Intro to Thai Massage with Robert Gardner

Fri, Sat, & Sun, February 17-19

Experience Introduction to Thai Massage and learn techniques that will please your clients and save your hands. In this foundation course, students will learn mat work and become competent using their legs, feet, knees, and heels with clients, be introduced to Sen lines, anatomy, postural assessment, and energetic concerns.

Clinical Massage for Lower Back with Bob Steine

Sunday, February 26

“Americans spend at least $50 billion each year on low back pain, the most common cause of job-related disability. Back pain is the second most common neurological ailment in the United States — only headache is more common.” — National Institutes of Health. For many therapists this will be the first time to really have a thorough set of powerful techniques to dramatically help people with low back pain.


TMJ Dysfunction with Christopher Fritel

Sat & Sun, March 4-5

Tension in the temporomandibular joint is, along with low back pain, one of the most common complaints. It will more or less affect every one of your clients. Whether their jaw tension is related to trauma, misalignment, or life stress, it is important that every therapist have the understanding and tools to successfully resolve TMJ dysfunction. This workshop will give you important new techniques and a much deeper skillset to assess and treat TMJ dysfunction.

Zero Balancing II with David Lauterstein

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 16-19

Zero Balancing (ZB) is a hands-on bodywork system which aligns energy and structure. Simple, yet powerful, it focuses on the whole person, while superbly addressing specific needs and symptoms. Considered at the leading edge of body/mind therapies, ZB integrates Western scientific approaches to body structure with Eastern concepts of energy and healing.  Zero Balancing focuses on the balance of energy and structure within the musculo-skeletal system – particularly releasing tension and held energy from the bones, ligaments and their associated soft tissues.

Hot Stone Massage with Joy Sablatura

Sunday, March 26

Learn how to give a thorough, relaxing, therapeutic massage with heated smooth lava rocks in this Hot Stone Massage Class. It is one of the most frequently requested treatments at spas around the world. This treatment is a perfect blend of hydrotherapy, Swedish and Deep Massage techniques. The instructor will teach participants the benefits, indications and contraindications for hot stone, and how to correctly use and clean the equipment. Hot Stone Massage is an excellent treatment to expand your massage modalities and spa services. Join us for a fun and informative CE class. Tuition includes a full set of basalt stones.

Certification Training in Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) with Nicola McGill of Klose Training

Fri, Sat, & Sun, March 31-April 2 & April 7-9, 2017

This 6-day MLD certification course is based on the techniques developed by Dr. Emil Vodder, Ph.D., MT. When skillfully applied, this therapeutic form of soft-tissue mobilization dramatically enhances lymph formation and promotes drainage within the superficial and deep systems of the lymph vascular network.


Table Thai with Robert Gardner

Sat & Sun, April 22-23

This class is specifically designed to help licensed massage therapists learn how to use Thai massage on the massage table with ease. We go over easy to incorporate options from the Table Thai workbook and show you how to work effectively and use less hand strain while helping clients with back pain.

4/ 29-30 – DNM with Jeff Rockwell(Will open for registration soon)

Dermoneuromodulation and Integrated Methods for Chronic Pain and Stress – Research is showing that much of our therapeutic impact is coming from the skin and the nervous system.  Dr. Jeff Rockwell based in Santa Jose, Ca. is a Canada-trained Osteopath, Chiropractor, Professor of Clinical Sciences at Parker University for many years, now specializes in teaching this new and powerful work.


5/ 7 – Body Mobilization Techniques with Kevin Graef & Marc Frazier(Will open for registration soon)

5/18-21 Cranial Sacral with Christopher Fritel(Will open for registration soon)


Pre- & Perinatal Massage with Carole Osborne

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, June 1-4

This workshop is an advanced, hands-on training in all aspects of maternity massage therapy, including pregnancy, labor, and the postpartum period. Practitioners who are seeking practice specialization or are preparing for collaborations with physicians, midwives, or hospitals will learn a comprehensive theoretical, anatomical, and somatic foundation for their work. Intensive hands-on instruction conveys over 80 advanced techniques specifically adapted for the childbearing year, by course developer Carole Osborne. These include deep tissue, passive movement, neuromuscular, reflexive, and positional releases, featuring the insights and selected techniques of Ida Rolf, tai chi chuan, and other somatic methodologies.

Clinical Massage for Piriformis & SI Joint Dysfunction with Bob Steine

Sunday, June 11

Ida Rolf focused on the pelvis as the center point of our physical structure and therefore its dysfunction playing a central role in many orthopedic complaints. In Clinical Massage for Sciatica and Piriformis Syndrome you will learn how to assess and address these issues, particularly and how they relate to the iliotibial band, gluteal tension, lower back pain, and the sacro-iliac ligaments.

6/24-25 – The Nemerov Method with Howard Nemerov (Will open for registration soon)


7/9 & 23 Cadaver workshops at Texas State (Will open for registration soon)

The Lauterstein-Conway has a wonderful arrangement with Texas State University Physical Therapy Department to visit with already fully dissected cadavers.  Students put on surgical gloves and get to explore all the muscles you have imagined but never really seen!  An unbelievably eye-opening, necessary experience!

7/4-16 – Jason Bratcher – LomiLomi (Will open for registration soon)

Learn how to use your body way better as you add in this very effective alternative to deep tissue.  Jason Bratcher has been studying this work for nearly 20 years and has a great affinity for this form of “Hawaiian Temple Bodywork”. The dance-like movements and techniques create an interconnected flow, giving a feeling of being totally supported and cared for while receiving.


8/6 – Massage for Special Needs with Chris Allen (Will open for registration soon)

8/ 19-20 – Chair Massage with Cindy Anderson (Will open for registration soon)

8/ 24-27 – Anatomy Trains with Carrie Gaynor (Will open for registration soon)

You will learn about the myofascial tissue and its many roles in the body. Participants will see the fascial tissues in context and how they are interdependent with the other body systems. We will address differential diagnosis to help identify motor control or soft tissue restrictions and where they may be coming from – we will show you the interdependent relationships between many of the tissues and how they interact. This is the first workshop to combine Anatomy Trains theory alongside structural and functional anatomy and analysis.  This exciting and fun workshop is delivered with clarity and with your practice in mind – you will have useful and usable skills by the end of the four days.


9/7-10 Geometry of Healing (Will open for registration soon)

9/17 Mindbody Acupressure with Gayle Hubatch (Will open for registration soon)

9/23-24 – Deep Tissue with Brian Utting (Will open for registration soon)


10/ 8 – Spa Techniques with Mason Hickman (Will open for registration soon)

10/22 –  Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Kevin Graef (Will open for registration soon)

We have, unfortunately, the computer culture to thank for the epidemic of carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS) and forearm and hand tension syndromes. This is a repetitive strain injury that affects more people each day. To address it you need to know the causes, special tests to assess CTS, myofascial release techniques for the relevant muscles, tendons and ligaments, stretches, and self-massage for clients to help them overcome this all-to-commonly chronic problem.

10/26-29 – Oncology Massage: Caring for Clients with Cancer with Tracy Walton Associates(Will open for registration soon)

Approximately 1 in 2 people will get cancer during their lifetime.  Therefore, it is a necessity that every therapist become knowledgeable and skillful with respect to oncology massage.  Once thought to be contraindicated, now we are seeing that massage therapy can be helpful, judiciously applied, in almost every circumstance.  This class is a deeply fulfilling, substantial, and empowering learning experience.


11/5 – Massage for Headaches with Jason Hammond (Will open for registration soon)

11/ 11-12 – Fascial Release for Arches and Lower Legs with Carrie Gaynor (Will open for registration soon)


12/3 – Clinical Massage for Thoracic Outlet & Neuromuscular Neck with Bob Steine (Will open for registration soon)

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8 thoughts on “Upcoming CE Workshops at TLC Massage School

  1. Alicia Asher says:

    I am interested in taking the CE class for oncology massage could you please let me know when you are offering this class again. My contact number is 832-245-8632 thank you

    1. kellih says:

      Alicia – the upcoming Oncology Massage workshop is full, but I would advise you contact the Workshop Registrar about being put on the wait list if you’re interested. Give her a call at 512-374-9222.

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