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2020 Continuing Education at CHAI

Cohutta Healing Arts Institute is proud to be sponsoring these amazing classes for licensed massage therapists to complete their continuing education requirements for license renewal.  All courses are NCBTMB approved and qualify for CE credits in Georgia.  All Course completions are reported directly to CE Broker for your convenience!

Professional CE Connection, established by CHAI Co-Owner Jennifer Houle, is a national leader in continuing education. Aimed at providing quality, useful techniques and skills to even the most seasoned therapist, instructors and courses are designed to make the learning process fun, easy, and stress-free. ProfessionalCEConnection.com

 

 

Echo Healing Ga is home of Ivy Iverson, LMT. An established massage therapist and wellness practitioner in the North Atlanta metro area, Ivy brings her years of experience to the classroom teaching results driven therapy routines to help with the most challenging situations. EchoHealingGa.com

 

2020 Continuing Education Classes at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute

2/29-3/1/2020 Echo Healing GA
Eliminate Pain without Inflicting Pain 12 hands-on CE credits
This course has been designed to educate you on best practices for not only self-care, care of clients and resolution of their pain but also to help you better understand that a “RESULTS DRIVEN” therapy rather than repeat sessions builds a better and stronger practice and allows you to have a long & rewarding career in massage therapy with loyal clients & sustained profitability. Visit EchoHealingGA.com for more information and to register.

03/07/2020 Professional CE Connection
Incorporating NMT Series
6 individual classes 2 hours in length, 2 hands-on CE credits per class;
12 hands-on CE credits for entire day
Learn to incorporate NMT into your sessions. Includes: Glute work, Psoas work, Pec work, Shoulder work, Neck work, & Diaphragm work. Visit ProfessionalCEConnection.com for more information and to register.

4/18/2020 Professional CE Connection
Postural Muscle Assessments & Muscle Energy Techniques 12 hands-on CE credits
Designed to teach you the theory behind Muscle Energy Techniques as well as the skills to assess and treat postural muscles. You will learn protocols to assess and treat 14 postural muscles designed to help you work smarter not harder. Visit ProfessionalCEConnection.com for more information and to register.

5/23-24/2020 Echo Healing GA
Eliminate Pain without Inflicting Pain 12 hands-on CE credits
This course has been designed to educate you on best practices for not only self-care, care of clients and resolution of their pain but also to help you better understand that a “RESULTS DRIVEN” therapy rather than repeat sessions builds a better and stronger practice and allows you to have a long & rewarding career in massage therapy with loyal clients & sustained profitability. Visit EchoHealingGA.com for more information and to register.

5/30/2020 Professional CE Connection
Exploring Hydrotherapy 12 hands-on CE credits
Exploring options to better serve your clients and save your hands, all while increasing your profits is what this course is all about. The practice of Hydrotherapy is not new, but this course will show you new ways to think about it for your clients and your practice. We will cover safety, indications and contraindications, hot and cold therapies, and how to utilize hydrotherapy for a profit. The hands on portion of this course will include a variety of treatments, including ice plunges, ice/cool massage tools, hot and cold packs, hot towels, hot tools, and paraffin.
Visit ProfessionalCEConnection.com for more information and to register.

6/27/2020 Professional CE Connection
Incorporating NMT Series
6 individual classes 2 hours in length, 2 hands-on CE credits per class;
12 hands-on CE credits for entire day
Learn to incorporate NMT into your sessions. Includes: Glute work, Psoas work, Pec work, Shoulder work, Neck work, & Diaphragm work. Visit ProfessionalCEConnection.com for more information and to register.

What is Massage Therapy Certification Training?

massagebooksMost folks aren’t aware of exactly what an education in massage therapy entails. The Massage Therapy Certification Program at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) includes: Introduction to Massage Therapy; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Massage Theory and Application; Advanced Techniques; Clinical Internship; Business and Marketing. Continue reading

Massage School Graduates Say “Thank You”

Day Class Fall Graduation 2018

This year’s Fall Graduation at Cohutta Healing Arts School of Massage held one of our most emotional Graduation Receptions in recent years, with faculty, students and their families expressing how much the experience has meant to them.

After the formalities of a keynote speaker and commencement of certificates, many attending gave heartfelt speeches regarding the influence that this school has had on them personally, as well as upon the community as a whole. Continue reading

You Can Do This!

Setting Client Priorities and Goals. Treatment Planning as To-Do List.

When it comes to Massage Therapy Session & Treatment Planning, the client’s priorities and treatment goals can and should be treated much like a to-do list.

Putting check marks next to daily, weekly, and monthly items can give you a sense of accomplishment, allow you to feel productive, and enable you to Continue reading

Massage Therapy:: Knowledge and Power

It is often said that Knowledge is Power…
The students at Cohutta Healing Arts (CHAI) School of Massage are definitely equipped with plenty of knowledge! The North Georgia Massage Therapy Certification Program is a total of 755 hours of training. Recognized by state and national boards, the program offers 50% more than the required hours. Students of CHAI receive a curriculum that includes Continue reading

Self Care: Practice What You Promote

“you cannot give what you do not have.” – milton trager

This is the second in a 2-part series by Leslie Byrd, LMT, CHAI graduate & contributing author to the CHAI Massage Blog. Part 1 focuses on self-care for the massage client.

Practice what you promote.
When you look at self-care as a licensed massage therapist (or as a massage therapy student), do you think only of your clients’ self-care, or do you actively consider your own self-care habits? Continue reading

CHAI Graduates Find Careers Close to Home

Many Cohutta Healing Arts School of Massage graduates are working in Ellijay and the North Georgia area. Several have started their own professional practice and others are employed at spas, massage centers and chiropractic offices nearby.

One example of CHAI graduates’ success in the field of Massage Therapy is Continue reading

Do You Have An Attitude of Self Care?

“Self-Care is the attitude and action that contributes to our happiness, balance, and well-being.”

The Day Class at Cohutta Healing Art Institute’s School of Massage has recently been discussing and learning How to Suggest Client Self-Care. CHAI students now know more about giving recommendations to their clients and are able to suggest stretches, exercises, home treatments and more for clients to do at home, in addition to returning for future sessions.

How do you think of self-care?

What actions and attitudes would you consider as self-care? Continue reading

Massage School: Gaining Clinic Confidence

As part of our comprehensive massage therapy certification program, Cohutta Healing Arts Institute School of Massage requires that students complete hands on training by providing massage therapy treatments to the public. Doing so builds confidence and skills for entering the field of massage.

One Massage School Student’s Experience with a Difficult Clinic Session

(Certain details have been edited or omitted to honor the privacy of both student and client.)

I had successfully finished my first quarter of student clinic with amazing session results and wonderful feedback from clients and was now well into my second clinic quarter Continue reading

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