Massage Therapy Continuing Education Instruction

Massage therapy continuing education classes are being searched for daily by therapists all over the world. If you like the idea of teaching and/or have specialized massage therapy skills that you would like to share with others, CE class instruction may be your calling!

Continuing Education Classes are being searched for across the web every day!

But, what qualifications are required in order to teach CE classes?

The goal of this site is to bring information to therapists which will enable them to make the most of their massage therapy careers. And certainly, becoming an instructor is one of those careers.

Steps to teach massage therapy continuing education classes:

1. Make sure your state license is renewed on time and all CE's required by your state are completed each year.

2. Learn as much as you can about the massage technique that you want to teach. Take many different classes in order to learn different ways of performing the technique. Then, combine all that knowledge to create your own course of massage therapy continuing education.

3. Get nationally certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB). Having this provides assurance and vouches for the validity of a therapist who has the knowledge, skills and abilities to practice massage therapy. You will want to fill out an application to be an approved provider with NCBTMB.

The NCBTMB also will soon offer Advanced Certification. The National Certification for Advanced Practice (NCAP) exam continues to be developed. The credential will be the first to allow accomplished practitioners to "stand-out" in the massage field as someone who has extensive studies in massage therapy.

4. Fill out your application to be a massage therapy continuing education provider on the NCBTMB website. Be prepared to provide detailed information on the course including:

  • Hours of CE study
  • Course description
  • Length of course
  • Start and ending times (if the class is live)
  • Whether it will be Distance Learning or Live
  • Learning outcomes
  • Time breakdown of how the class will be taught (in minutes)
  • What the physical classroom setting will be like
  • Biographical information
  • Education/qualification details
  • Teaching strategies (if distance learning - Audio, Video, etc.)

Although interest in hands-on classes has decreased over the last 10 years because the online classes are so convenient, many educators and therapists question the ability to learn many advanced techniques online.

For that reason, some states now require massage therapy professionals to take classroom Continuing Education courses, or live webinars, rather than online courses.

This article was written by Ariana Vincent from Ariana Institute in Austin, TX. She offers this as an online CE class for massage therapists.

Becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor

"What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others". - Pericles

Have you thought of becoming a Massage Therapy Instructor or a Massage Therapy Continuing Education Provider? Is it time to share what you have learned?

Picture in your mind’s eye how you would look sharing your knowledge with others. Visualize yourself sharing the knowledge you have gained in a way that is profound, meaningful and life-changing.

Allow yourself to feel the sensation of satisfaction when you know in your heart that you have enriched and inspired the professional and personal lives of those who are on a similar healing path.

What does it take to become a massage therapy instructor and continuing education provider? It varies state-by-state. There is no uniformity.

Ariana Institute’s online Massage Therapy Instructor’s course is described as follows. Additional details are available at http://www.arianainstitute.com/CE/mti.htm.

Ariana Institute’s online home study course is designed for massage therapy professionals who desire to become effective massage therapy instructors and for massage therapy instructors who desire to enhance and improve their skills.

The focus of this course is centered on learning strategies and theories, the teaching process, classroom activities, lesson planning, technology in the classroom, mindfulness and the learning process, assessments and marketing strategies.

This course is designed for future Massage Therapy Instructors who aspire to offer their CE courses independently, by working for a national company that offers CE courses, and/or by offering CE courses in a formal school environment.

This 30-hour Massage Therapy Instructor Course, Teaching Adult Learners, also fulfills the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) requirement for completing an acceptable Adult Learners Course prior to submitting an application to become a Massage Therapy Instructor.
You can never tell where your influence stops. As Pericles so aptly phrased it, “What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.”

Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB Ariana Institute – www.arianainstitute.com
ariana@arianainstitue.com



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