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Continuing Education Opportunities for Massage and Bodywork Therapists

Continuing Professional Education specializes in maintaining and advancing the careers of massage therapists with classes designed to fulfill state-mandated requirements for continuing education. Conveniently get training to enhance your knowledge and to improve your value.

We are approved by the State of Wisconsin for continuing education training credit hours through the Wisconsin Department of Safety and Professional Services and UW-Green Bay, accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the Northcentral Association of Colleges and Schools. 
 

New online live courses for the biennium are being developed and will be added soon.

— Online Live  

9-11 a.m.
November 17, 2022, January 26, 2023, February 16, 2023
 
Ethics and Boundaries: Trauma-Informed Care in Your Massage Therapy Practice

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Given the widespread amount of trauma and its relevance to bodywork, we become better informed massage therapists by becoming a trauma-informed one. Massage therapists are often essential to reduce pain and anxiety, so that an inordinate number of trauma survivors become bodywork clients. Truthfully almost everyone who ends up on your table has likely experienced some trauma. Also because touch can be foreign, threatening or triggering of past trauma, massage therapy is more likely to interact with trauma-relevant content than in most other professions. This class will touch base on the importance of understanding a client's trauma as well as understanding your own when working with your clients.  

Instructor: Mickaela Summers
Cost: $49

Continuing Education: 0.2 CEUs/2 CEHs

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— Self-Paced  

Earn Credits on Your Own Time
 
Self Care: How To Fill Up Your Cup
Take Anytime
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Professionals in the helping industries tend to deal with burnout more significantly than other professions. More often than not this can be prevented by practicing self-care. Self-care is not selfish. It is vital to keep your professional pulse moving and healthy! This one hour online self-paced course will give you the appetizer sampling of ways to nourish yourself and find simple and effective ways of being your best so you can offer the best you to your staff, clients, students, mentees and anyone else that depends on your wholeness to help facilitate and guide them in their life experiences. 

Instructor: Mickaela Summers
Cost: $29

Continuing Education: 0.1 CEUs/1 CEHs

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Pelvic Connection to Lower Back Pain
Take Anytime
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An introduction to learn how to assess different pelvic patterns and see their contribution to lower back pain. We will look at the different planes the pelvis can be positioned that can cause sacroiliac pain, iliolumbar pain, and the very common trigger points in the quadratus lumborum. These techniques can be subtle yet profound by helping to calm down overactive or overstretched muscles. Cost includes instruction, handouts and CEU/CEH certificate. 

Instructor: Robin Brauner
Cost: $49

Continuing Education: 0.2 CEUs/2 CEHs

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Contact Us
Contact us with any questions. Group pricing is available for massage therapists coming from one organization. Please email Program Specialist Melissa Betke at betkem@uwgb.edu.
 

Instructors

Image of Robin BraunerRobin Brauner, a Licensed Massage Therapist for nearly 20 years, has a passion for continuing her education, which is evident throughout her entire career. She completed over 75 massage therapy workshops during her career including: Polarity, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Anatomy Trains with Tom Myers, Active Isolated Stretching, Craniosacral Therapy, Positional Release Therapy, and Lomi-Lomi Hawaiian Temple Bodywork. She started out impassioned about Shiatsu, relaxation, and energy work and strove to find ways to balance the subtle aspects within the body. As Robin encountered more clients with chronic pain, she realized the toll this takes on the nervous system, which motivated her to continue her education in Precision Neuromuscular Therapy with Doug Nelson, and also Myoskeletal Alignment Techniques with Erik Dalton. She is now certified in Orthopedic Massage, which she deepened her practice by assisting James Waslaski in teaching. She has found these modalities help uncover some of the root causes of chronic pain and begin to move toward more balance and relief within the physical body. This also motivated Robin to train in meditation and advanced yoga techniques to develop deeper tools for coping with the unpleasant situations in which human beings find themselves and profoundly impact how human beings deal with suffering in all forms.
Robin finds as she continues her own personal journey utilizing all these modalities, the cornerstone to alleviating suffering is to hone our compassion toward ourselves and each other. This is clearly present in Robin’s daily life and work practices and will extend into her classroom mentoring as well.

Image of Mickaela SummersMickaela Summers began her educational journey in 2007 when she was going through a personal transition in her life. Her motto of “You can’t control what happens to you but you can control how you respond to it!” was the seed that would grow in many evolving ways! Her degrees consist of Therapeutic Massage Therapy, Yoga Teacher Certification, Bachelor’s of Social Work with a minor in Psychology and Emergency Medical Technician. These academics as well as a diverse wealth of personal experiences has allowed Mickaela to successfully lead multiple healing retreats in the United States as well as Jamaica. Mickaela’s broad and diverse work experience include banking, retail, manufacturing, legal services, child welfare, probation & parole as well as being a small business owner. An accomplishment she is most proud of is developing a pilot program in trauma informed yoga working with children ages 5-18 who were diagnosed with emotional behavior disorder (EBD). Most recently she has lead and trained multiple massage therapists at a 4-star resort. Mickaela strives to make her classes applicable, and interactive! She believes we are all teachers/gurus and it’s in the sharing of knowledge and experiences that we grow, evolve and develop deeper connections with ourselves and others. 

Continuing Education Requirements
(Biennium March 1, 2021 - February 28, 2023)
  • 24 continuing education credits are mandated. Acceptable continuing education must cover topics within the scope of practice of massage therapy and bodywork therapy or related business practices.

  • Of those 24 credits, 2 credit hours must be in professional ethics and boundaries related to the practice of massage therapy.​

See Wisconsin Statues and Administrative Code for details.

Continuing Education Cancellation Policy:

A full refund minus a $25 processing fee is given when canceling more than 10 days prior to an event. A $25 processing fee will be added when transferring your registration to another training more than 10 days prior to an event. No refund or transfer is issued 10 or fewer days prior to the event. A substitute may attend in your place. In case of low enrollments, we reserve the right to cancel programs and return a full refund.