Continuing Education

The ABQ School of Massage Therapy is excited to present courses that are designed to further your development and awareness as a health care practitioner.  Continuing education helps expand your skills through hands-on guidance, build relationships with other health care providers, create love and longevity of your career, and encourages your desire to acquire new knowledge and techniques.

2014 Continuing Education Courses

Ethics for Massage Therapists – 4 Hours – Registration Link

  • May 16 (Friday), 5:30 to 9:30 pm – 4 CE Hours – $65.00 + tax***

***Ethics class is FREE if you attend Sandy’s Targeting Outcomes class***

Targeting the Outcomes of Physical Function with Massage – 16 Hours – Registration Link

  • May 17 & 18 (Saturday & Sunday), 9 am to 6 pm – 16 CE Hours – $309.00 + tax

Sandy Fritz, MS, NCTMB – Author, Educator, Mentor, Therapist

Sandy is the Owner, Director, and Head Educator of the Health Enrichment Center in Lapeer, MI, dedicated to achieving excellence in massage practice. Sandy is also passionate about training the next generation of quality instructors and leaders She also maintains an active massage practice with individual professional football players, basketball players and others. She is the author of several massage texts including Mosby’s Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage and Sports and Exercise Massage. An educator for many years, she designs classes with innovative concepts and teaching strategies. A naturally gifted presenter, she is a popular instructor across the country.

Students will be able to demonstrate the ability to:

  • Adapt massage to promote pain tolerance and reduce pain perception
  • Demonstrate assessment methods specific to these outcomes such as targeted history taking, postural assessment, gait assessment, joint range of motion, tissue pliability and orthopedic tests
  • Adapt massage based soft tissue and joint function, adaptive and maladaptive
  • Examine relevant massage research involving pain management

MAC 202 – Principles and Practice of Massage on Athletes – 15 Hours

  • May 7, 14, & 21 (Wednesdays), 9 am to 2 pm – 15 CE Hours – $262.50 + tax

Dawn M. Saunders, BS, ATC, LMT, RMTI

This advanced technique course teaches core techniques and procedures of sports massage in order to facilitate athletic recovery, function, and/or performance.  Students will learn to achieve optimal outcomes by adjusting depth of pressure, drag, duration, frequency, direction, speed, and rhythm in all massage applications. The course includes the knowledge and skills required to perform sports event and maintenance massage.  We will examine the most current information in the pathophysiology of soft tissue dysfunction, and encompasses assessment and documentation skills which meet the treatment needs of the athlete.

MAC 203 – Current Concepts of Athletic Massage Therapy Application – 20 Hours

  • May 28, June 4, 11, & 18 (Wednesdays), 9 am to 2 pm – 20 CE Hours – $350.00 + tax

Dawn M. Saunders, BS, ATC, LMT, RMTI

This advanced technique course teaches the sports massage therapist to integrate the knowledge of the phases of healing into treatment goals and plans that will support athletes through competition.  The students will learn how to manage the most common sports injuries through current concepts and appropriate applications of massage therapy that include myofascial, neuromuscular and lymphatic techniques.  A complete understanding of treatment principles and outcomes will enable the sports massage therapist to bring the athlete back to full functional capacity.

MAC 204 – Athletic Massage Therapy Assessment – 20 Hours

  • June 25, July 2, 9, 16 (Wednesdays), 9 am to 2 pm – 20 CE Hours – $350.00 + tax

Dawn M. Saunders, BS, ATC, LMT, RMTI

Students will learn to master assessment of athletic injuries through a complete and thorough clinical reasoning process.  This course will deepen the knowledge of the sports massage therapist’s athletic massage therapy assessment by way of the H.O.P.S. Method.  The students will learn how to formulate a clinical impression of an athlete’s condition by interpreting the signs, symptoms, and predisposing factors of the injury, illness, or condition to determine the appropriate course of action.

MAC 205 – Sports Injury Treatment and Rehabilitation – 15 Hours

  • July 23, 30, August 6 (Wednesdays), 9 am to 2 pm – 15 CE Hours – $262.50 + tax

Dawn M. Saunders, BS, ATC, LMT, RMTI

This course will allow students to examine the indications and contraindications of hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, contrast therapy, thermotherapy, and other modalities included in an athlete’s treatment and rehabilitation.  Students will be introduced to various surgical interventions and medications utilized in sports injury treatment.  This course will allow students to create and perform appropriate massage interventions that support athletic training and surgical interventions.