• by phone: (901) 843-2706
  • CE & Community Courses

    Tennessee School of Massage is proud to offer CE classes for massage therapists and other health related professionals on a regular basis as well as Fun Classes for the general public.  Please see our current but expanding list below, categorized by class.  Where noted, classes are NCBTMB approved.  All CE classes offered through TSOM meet the requirements for the Tennessee Board of Massage.  Where noted, Mississippi and Arkansas are approved, as well.  Please check the listing thoroughly to make sure the class you enroll in meets the requirements for your particular state license needs.  If you have any questions, please feel free to call the office before enrolling.

    Unless noted, all classes held at:
    Tennessee School of Massage
    5658 S Rex road
    Suite 100
    Memphis, TN 38119
    (901) 843-2706


    TN Law & Ethics – Individual & Group Classes Offered Year-round Daily By Appointment Only. Call to schedule- (901) 843-2706


    Tennessee Law 5 Hrs $112.50

    Offered Mon thru Thur 11am – 4pm most every week of the year.  Please call to schedule an appointment.

    Tennessee Law 2 Hrs $45.00

    Offered Mon thru Thur 11am – 4pm most every week of the year.  Please call to schedule an appointment.

    Ethics 2 Hrs $45.00

    Offered Mon thru Thur 11am – 4pm most every week of the year.  Please call to schedule an appointment.





    2017 CONTINUING EDUCATION CLASSES

    Please note all classes that are currently approved by NCBTMB are notated in the class description – “NCBTMB #1306”

    All other CE courses are approved for TN CE as Core Courses for TSOM

    *Aromatherapy I,II,II and the 3 day seminar are approved for MS CE

    Following the list of courses by month, you will find complete course descriptions and sign-up links





    March

    Class Date Price*
    Aromatherapy I March 27 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy II March 28 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy III March 29 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy I, II, III March 27-29 $399 Sign Up

    April

    Class Date Price*
    Reflexology/Zone Therapy April 10 $180 Sign Up
    Hydrotherapy/Spa Therapies April 24 $180 Sign Up

    June

    Class Date Price*
    Ambient Sound Therapy June 12 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy IV June 19 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy V June 20 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy VI June 21 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy IV-VI June 19-21 $399 Sign Up

    July

    Class Date Price*
    Basic Cupping Methods July 10 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy I July 24 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy II July 25 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy III July 26 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy I, II, III July 24-26 $399 Sign Up
    Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Sound Offerings July 29-30 $108 Sign Up

    August

    Class Date Price*
    Ambient Sound Therapy August 14 $180 Sign Up
    Hydrotherapy/Spa Therapies August 28 $180 Sign Up

    September

    Class Date Price*
    Basic Cupping Methods September 11 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy IV September 18 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy V September 19 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy VI September 20 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy IV, V, VI September 18-20 $399 Sign Up
    Reflexology September 25 $180 Sign Up

    October

    Class Date Price*
    Ambient Sound Therapy October 16 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy I October 23 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy II October 24 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy III October 25 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy I, II, III October 23-25 $399 Sign Up

    November

    Class Date Price*
    Aromatherapy IV November 13 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy V November 14 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy VI November 15 $180 Sign Up
    Aromatherapy IV, V, VI November 13-15 $399 Sign Up
    Basic Cupping Methods November 27 $180 Sign Up

    December

    Class Date Price*
    Hydrotherapy/Spa Therapies December 4 $180 Sign Up

    Class Descriptions and Sign-up Links


    Fundamental Aromatherapy (I, II, III) for the Professional Massage Therapist – NCBTMB #1306

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    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT
    The Aromatherapy system of treatment outlined in this course combines Cissie Pryor’s unique method of massage with the natural power of aromatic essential oils to beneficially affect the body, mind and spirit.  This incredible experience in well-being for the client is designed to also be a deeply satisfying hands-on treatment to give.

    The three-day workshop covers;

    I       “The Basics of Aromatherapy” – Introduction, history, distillation, profile and working with aromatic essential oils.

    II     “Blending” – Physiology of smell and absorption, limbic, lymphatic, immune, integumentary systems and interaction of essential oils on physical and emotional levels.  Creating personal blends, body lab and application of aromatherapy treatment.

    III   “Integration With Bodywork – Aromatic Application & Technique” – Enhancing massage therapy with aromatherapy using specific massage techniques and specific aroma essences to achieve a profound sense of peace.  Potential aromatic applications for a variety of ailments, Addressing common complaints that affect the seven systems of the body & knowing when and how to utilize essential oils in the phases of healing.

    Classes consists of approximately 50% Lecture and 50% Hands-On

    30 Essential Oils Will Be Presented, Discussed & Utilized.

    NCBTMB #1306

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    Fundamental Aromatherapy

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Session Price*
    March 27 8 CEs I $180 Sign Up
    March 28 8 CEs II $180 Sign Up
    March 29 8 CEs III $180 Sign Up
    March 27-29 24 CEs (I, II, III) $399 Sign Up
    July 24 8 CEs I $180 Sign Up
    July 25 8 CEs II $180 Sign Up
    July 26 8 CEs III $180 Sign Up
    July 24-26 24 CEs (I, II, III) $399 Sign Up
    October 23 8 CEs I $180 Sign Up
    October 24 8 CEs II $180 Sign Up
    October 25 8 CEs III $180 Sign Up
    October 23-25 24 CEs (I, II, III) $399 Sign Up

    *IF AVAILABLE, 3-day classes are $540 at the door.

    3-day classes: 24 CE; 1-day classes: 8 CE  NCBTMB #1306

    3-day classes: 24 CE; 1-day classes: 8 CE (Tennessee)

    ***3-day classes: 21 CE; 1-day classes: 7 CE (Mississippi)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Intermediate Aromatherapy (IV, V, VI) for the Professional Massage Therapist

    aromatherapy

    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT

    Description coming soon!

    Intermediate Aromatherapy

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Session Price*
    June 19 8 CEs IV $180 Sign Up
    June 20 8 CEs V $180 Sign Up
    June 21 8 CEs VI $180 Sign Up
    June 19-21 24 CEs (IV, V, VI) $399 Sign Up
    September 18 8 CEs IV $180 Sign Up
    September 19 8 CEs V $180 Sign Up
    September 20 8 CEs VI $180 Sign Up
    September 18-20 24 CEs (IV, V, VI) $399 Sign Up
    November 13 8 CEs IV $180 Sign Up
    November 14 8 CEs V $180 Sign Up
    November 15 8 CEs VI $180 Sign Up
    November 13-15 24 CEs (IV, V, VI) $399 Sign Up

    *IF AVAILABLE, 3-day classes are $540 at the door.

    3-day classes: 24 CE; 1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Hydrotherapy/Spa Therapies

    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT

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    Hydrotherapy/Spa Therapies

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Price*
    April 24 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    August 28 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    December 4 8 CEs $180 Sign Up

    1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Ambient Sound Therapy

    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT

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    Ambient Sound Therapies

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Price*
    June 12 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    August 14 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    October 16 8 CEs $180 Sign Up

    1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Basic Cupping Methods

    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT

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    Basic Cupping Methods

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Price*
    July 10 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    September 11 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    November 27 8 CEs $180 Sign Up

    1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Sound Offerings

    Community Class Only (No CE)

     

    Mitch Nur PhD

    Singing Bowls of the Himalayas: Circles of Sacred Sound is a foundational examination into one of the most widely used sound tools in meditation, sound healing, mindfulness techniques and personal transformation. Their popularity is at an all time high, people draw deep connections with these instruments, but finding accurate information is a daunting task, much less finding a mentoring program that can create progressive skill sets enabling one to sink deep roots into the experience of working with them. Students are encouraged to bring their own bowls, or ones will be provided for student use. The focus of this workshop is built upon these preliminary steps:

    • Selecting and evaluating Singing Bowls, in order to make the best buying decision so your not wasting money on Singing Bowls you lose interest in. This includes learning how the people of the Himalayas evaluate and choose them, and what types of Bowls are the most effective in western methods of sound therapy. Included in this aspect of the program is a video from Mitch’s most recent field studies in Nepal, showing how they are made from beginning to end.

    • Exploring the cultural myths, historical background, and western misinterpretations, including how do the cultures of the Himalayas actually use them in their traditional ways.

    • Playing them and various demonstrated techniques to increase everyone’s learning curve to make them most expressive. Striking implements are very important and seldom discussed or shared. Changing your striking technique and implement can completely change the sound. Instead of buying more bowls to make more sound, why not select implements that can extend the range of your bowls, thereby saving you money, and getting the most from what you already own. Become more proficient and confident in playing them.

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    Singing Bowls of the Himalayas

    Class Dates

    Date Price*
    July 29-30 $108 Sign Up

    2 day class

    All classes held from 9:00am – 5:00pm

    Psychology of the Body (I,II, III)

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    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT
    Drawing upon her own experiential skills learned from studying such greats as Deepak Chopra, Anthony Robbins, Drs. Pat & Paul D’Encarncao, Dr Ted X Barber and others, Cissie will take you on a fantastic ride of self-awareness, balance, emotion and ayurvedic traditions of working with the body and leave you with a sense of self-discovery, new-found motivation & effective new tools for managing clients’ issues.

    This class is designed to provide massage therapists and body workers with a greater understanding of the psychological issues that can arise from using touch-therapy in their bodywork therapy sessions. The text-book, Psychology of the Body, describes the connection between the body and the mind, how touch affects this connection, the client’s emotional reaction and release, and how to respond to the client in an appropriate manner. The purpose of the book is to clearly define the scope of practice and proper boundary issue in this area for massage therapists, and body workers, alike.

    Required Textbook -The Psychology of the Body –  Elliot GreeneBarbara Goodrich-Dunn available online

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    3-day classes: 24 CE; 1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm

    Reflexology/Zone Therapy I

     

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    Cissie Pryor R.N., LMT  Nicole Davila Christen

    Reflexology/Zone Therapy I, as outlined in this course, combines Cissie Pryor’s unique method of massage with the art of fine tuning the body through Reflexology or Zone Therapy to beneficially affect the client by relieving stress and tension, improving blood supply and naturally aiding the body to achieve homeostasis.  This beautiful technique can be a huge asset in every massage therapist’s arsenal of effective bodywork tools to help clients feel better and improve overall health in today’s stressful environments..

    The eight hour workshop covers;

    • “The Basics of Reflexology/Zone Therapy” – Introduction, history and anatomy involved in reflexology of hands and feet.
    • Hands-on portion of the class focuses on producing effective results by working the ten zones of the feet using basic techniques, as well as “Leverage”, “Bumblebee Action”, “Pivot Point” and Relaxing Techniques.
    • Discussion and Special emphasis is given to using energy work in your reflexology treatment.

    Classes consists of approximately 35% Lecture and 65% Hands-On

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    Reflexology

    Class Dates

    Date CEs Price*
    April 10 8 CEs $180 Sign Up
    September 25 8 CEs $180 Sign Up

    1-day classes: 8 CE (currently TN only)

    All classes held from 9:30am – 5:30pm