Keep your career moving forward with Austin’s finest massage continuing education!
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School and Clinic is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Our school is the only massage school in Austin approved as a NCBTMB continuing education approved provider.
Upcoming Massage Therapy Workshops
Lomi Lomi “Hawaiian Temple Bodywork” with Jason Bratcher
Fri, Sat & Sun, July 15-17
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.
Alchemy of Touch with David Lauterstein
Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, July 28-31
Alchemy of Touch is an exciting Zero Balancing class that gives participants the skills and knowledge to work with amplified energy fields. You will learn how create special alchemical fulcrums and perform alchemical sessions enabling clients to let go of deeply held chronic tension in energy and structure. (prerequisite the 50 hour Core ZB training).
Some of the most common workplace and recreational injuries are: plantar fasciitis, shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, and painful, tight calves. For all of these, massage therapy is one of the very best treatments. In this workshop, you will learn to understand the relevant anatomy much better and learn specific protocols to help your clients deeply relieve their tension and injury.
Anatomy Trains with Carrie Gaynor, Senior Faculty for Kinesis
Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, Aug 25-28
This is a new course developed by Tom Myers using his innovative approach to understanding and working with the body’s anatomy trains. Participants will explore anatomy trains, learn movement analysis, therapeutic strategies and new fascial techniques to bring the body into a higher level of balance and function.
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.
TMJ Dysfunction: An Integrated Clinical Approach with Christopher Fritel
Sat & Sun, Sept 17-18
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.
The Iliopsoas is one of the most fascinating muscles in the body. It is basically the ONLY muscle that connects the upper and lower half of the body. It houses within itself the lumbar plexus of the nervous system. It is the main muscle that initiates each forward step you take. Learn to apply greater anatomical clarity here through deep massage techniques that will profoundly affect both this area and the overall structure and energy of the person.
Advanced Lomi Lomi with Jason Bratcher
Sat & Sun, Oct 1-2
This class is open to anyone who has previously studied Lomi Lomi. Deepen your practice by bringing in new techniques. Learn how to compose a flow that connects strokes uniquely relevant to the individualized bodymind of each client. Explore Lomi Lomi more deeply with special Hawaiian approaches to heart-centered work, meditation and movement. After this class you will feel truly skillful and complete in offering this unique modality to your clients.
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
Thur, Fri, Sat & Sun, Oct 27-30
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, taught by one of the world’s foremost experts in oncology massage, Tracy Walton, is a deeply fulfilling, substantial, and empowering learning experience.
Precise Deep Tissue Techniques for the Muscles and Ligaments of the Anterior, Lateral, and Posterior Neck with Brian Utting
Sat & Sun, Nov 5-6
The modern world puts tremendous amount of strain on the neck; between driving, viewing computers and cell phones, there is almost no one without chronic neck tension or injury. It is surprising, given how common it is, that therapists do not have a clear knowledge, palpation skills or techniques to address the complexity of the neck with its 18 muscles and 7 ligaments.. This important class, taught by one of the foremost deep tissue instructors in the world, Brian Utting, will give you tremendous clarity and skill for working with clients’ neck issues.
Zero Balancing I with David Lauterstein
Thur, Fri, Sat, & Sun, Nov 10-13
The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School encourages you to verify its credentials. Please use the following IDs for reference in your inquiry. The National Certification (NCBTMB) ID 450180-06 and the State of Texas Massage School ID is MS0016.