Upcoming CE Workshops at TLC Massage School


Dermoneuromodulation and Integrated Methods for Chronic Pain and Stress with Jeff Rockwell

Sat & Sun, April 29 – 30

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.


Body Mobilization Techniques with Kevin Graef & Marc Frazier

Sun, May 7 

Body Mobilization Techniques (BMT’s) combine explorative body mobilization and massage to restore clients’ movement range and ease. These techniques provide valuable feedback for both client and therapist. The experience provides the client with information about their own movement possibilities, tension patterns, and restrictions, in the same manner and time as it is released. BMT’s allow the therapist to assess and address tissue quality simultaneously.

Cranio-Sacral Therapy with Christopher Fritel

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, May 18 – 21

This beginner’s workshop for Cranio-Sacral Therapy will teach you the basics of working with the craniosacral system. You will learn to “listen” to the ebb and flow of the craniosacral fluid and very subtle and seemingly mysterious movements of bones throughout the body will be revealed to you.


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.

Advanced Neuromuscular Re-Education – The Nemerov Method with Howard Nemerov

Sat & Sun, June 24 – 25

The Nemerov Method is the product of over 25 years of research and development. The Method is complementary to—not in competition with—existing manual therapies (e.g. Orthopedic Massage, Myofascial Release). By combining the basic functional principles of Motor Control Theory (Brooks, The Neural Basis of Motor Control) with functional muscle testing (Kendall, Muscles: Testing and Function) the Method helps practitioners assess and correct compensatory patterns resulting from traumatic injury and repetitive strain/overuse.


Cadaver workshops at Texas State (2 dates available)

Sunday, July 9

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!

LomiLomi ‘Hawaiian Temple Bodywork’ with Jason Bratcher

Sat & Sun, July 14-16

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.

Cadaver workshops at Texas State (2 dates available)

Sunday, July 23

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!


Massage for Special Needs: Autism, Cerebral Palsy & More with Kelli Backhaus

Sunday, Aug 6

Providing targeted, effective, and safe massage therapy is the focus of the Massage for Special Needs course.  From cognitive disorders such as Autism, to physical disorders such as Cerebral Palsy, this course will give participants revealing insight in to the most common special needs, how to safely work with this unique clientele; as well as how to develop, implement and measure an effective treatment plan.

Chair Massage Training with Cindy Anderson

Sat & Sun, Aug 19 – 20

The unique routine you will learn is Cindy’s evolution of the original chair massage protocol. It utilizes friction and melting techniques on acupressure points and key muscles accessible through seated massage.  It is drawn from  “Amma” traditional Japanese massage.  This routine is also tremendously beneficial for you as a therapist as it ensures your own physical health by paying unusually close attention to proper body mechanics.

Anatomy Trains in Structure and Function with Carrie Gaynor

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Aug 24 – 27

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.


Mindbody Acupressure with Gayle Hubatch

Sunday, Sept 10

Mindbody Acupressure Symptom Relief. This course teaches an effective local-distal technique and acupressure points to relieve joint pain, seasonal allergies, and headaches. Learn effective acupressure techniques to enhance your existing practice. Acupressure combines easily with massage and other modalities. This acupressure style treats children and adults. You will practice qigong breathing exercises to open awareness to the energy field and utilize this skill in working with others.

Geometry of Healing with David Lauterstein and Jamie Carmody

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Sept 14-17

Geometry of Healing (GOH) is an advanced level Zero Balancing course that teaches students how to work directly with the vibratory/energtic fields of the body. It defines ‘fields’ and then teaches how to access and evaluate vibratory fields, obtain information contained therein, and how to balance and clarify the designated field or material.

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


Spa Techniques with Mason Hickman

Sunday, Oct 8

This course is dedicated to providing an in-depth look at the spa industry and discovering the wide range of options available to those interested in working in a spa environement. We will explore various spa therapies and modalities, get to know the therapeutic properties of herbs, muds, and clays, and the many applications of hydrotherapy, and conclude with a discussion on becoming a successful member of a spa, touch on the ins and outs of finding the right spa job for you toward becoming a valued Spa Professional.

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome with Kevin Graef

Sunday, Oct 22

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.

Oncology Massage: Caring for Clients with Cancer with Tracy Walton Associates

Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Oct 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.


Massage for Headaches with Jason Hammond

Sunday, Nov 5

Headaches are one of the most common health complaint in America. Many people have resigned themselves to living with chronic pain. This class will give you a better understanding of headaches and provide some new tools and approaches that you can add to your skill set.

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


Clinical Massage for Thoracic Outlet & Neuromuscular Neck with Bob Steine 

Sunday, Dec 3

One of the most important benefits a therapist can provide is very effective work with the neck and with thoracic outlet syndrome.  At least one out of four clients will present with symptoms of neuromuscular neck pain.  The good news is massage therapy – when the therapist is thoroughly familiar with the anatomy of the anterior and posterior neck as well as techniques for all these muscles – is often the most efficacious response to this pain and tension syndrom

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