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YogaBall  Marta Lucas,LMT #7712, RMTI #0511

Upcoming Classes:  (4 CEs - $99) June 10 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm & October 14 from 10:00 am to 2:00 pm

Cost includes a YogaBall.

YogaBall is a combinaion of gentle Yoga postures, breathing, and self-massage with balls of various sizes to bring awareness to the tension and holding patterns in one's body.  YogaBall provides lengthening and relaxation of muscles.  Each class ends with a guided relaxation sequence.  

OM119 - Oncology Massage  David Fletcher, RMTI S-0445

4 CEs - $85

Upcoming Classes:  May 29th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This class discusses special considerations the massage therapist must have when working with oncology clients and cancer survivors.  In this course we cover contraindications, alternative positioning techniques, as well as communication and manual therapy techniques that will bring you the most success when massaging clients with cancer.

SH120 - Shiatsu  Julia Smith, RMTI I-0398

16 CEs - $325

Upcoming Classes:  August 20 - 23 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

An introduction to the principles of Shiatsu will be covered.  BAsed on Chinese medicine, the concept of energy balance will be learned through gentle compression, finger pressure and stretching.  Emphasis is on proper body mechanics for the practitioner and knowing how to vary the techniques for the client's anatomy.  Contraindications are discussed throughout the course.  Overview of Shiatsu theory will be covered.

​Certified Kinesio Taping Technician(R) Workshops  ​Matthew Villegas, LMT #5045, RMTI I-0540  

Upcoming Class Dates:  Please go to tapingworkshops.com to check for dates and to register.

Learn effective taping techniques to use on your clients and athletes.  A great self-care tool as well.  Support joints and muscles while increasing blood flow and preserving range of motion.  
Level 1:  2 CEs - $65  This 2 hour workshop is open to ANYONE and includes a workbook and tape.
Level 2:  4 CEs - $130  This 4 hour workshop is open to health and fitness professionals and includes a year membership to Kinesio and testing to become a CKTT.

AR101 - Aromatherapy  Marta Lucas, LMT #7712, RMTI #0511

6 CEs - $125

Upcoming Class Dates:  August 12 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm

An introduction to the theory and practice of Aromatherapy.  The Student learns about five essential oils for fall/winter and five essential oils for spring/summer including their botanical name, uses and precautions.  They will also learn how to purchase essential oils and carrier oils; what questions to ask a client before using essential oils; the safe storage of oils; safe external application of oils; and aromatherapy organizations.



SP121 - Sports Massage  Matthew Villegas, LMT #5045, RMTI #0540

16 CEs - $325

Upcoming Classes:  October 27 & 28 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

In this course we discuss concepts integral to sports massage and working with athletes.  This includes the difference in the therapist's intention when working with athletes, types of sports massage, sports massage settings, and assessment/clinical reasoning.  In this hands-on course we will learn to apply familiar massage techniques to athletic populations.

GM113 - Geriatric Massage  David Fletcher, LMT #6124, RMTI #0445

8 CEs - $165

Upcoming Classes:  no classes available at this time

This class discusses special considerations the massage therapist must have when working with older clients.  In this course we cover contraindications, alternative positioning techniques, as well as communication and manual therapy techniques that will bring you the most success when massaging geriatric clients.  

Ethics:  Research  David Fletcher, LMT#6124, RMTI S-0445

4 CEs - $85

Upcoming Class Dates:  June 12th from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

This class reviews current research about massage therapy.

FA110 - First Aid & CPR/AED David Fletcher, RMTI S-0445

8 CEs - $165

Upcoming Class Dates:  June 14 & 15 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

A certification through the Red Cross in the principles and practices of CPR/AED and First Aid.

TM122 - Thai Massage on the Floor  Julia Smith, RMTI I-0398

16 CEs - $325

Upcoming Classes:  December 8 & 9 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

This course provides the therapist with a good introduction, or review, of introductory level Thai massage in supine, prone and side lying positions. This is the foundation of more advanced techniques. We will be working less with our hands and more with our feet, forearms, elbows, knees and fists to create slow, rhythmic bodywork which helps to calm the nervous system, relieve discomfort, and improve mobility. Compression, traction, tapotement, and stretching will be carefully applied within the client’s safety boundaries. Emphasis is on proper body mechanics for the practitioner and knowing how to vary the techniques for the client’s anatomy. When performed properly, Thai Massage feels wonderful relieving stress and pain. 

Contraindications and physical considerations for clients will be discussed, demonstrated, and taught so that students will learn how to safely work within a client’s physical and emotional requirements. Adaptations will be learned. At the end of this course the student can expect to know enough material to give a balanced 1 hour Thai massage on the floor. We will be working on mats on the floor. Please consider carefully if you are able to tolerate getting up and down off the floor.


Class requirements: Two pillows, a blanket, and loose, comfortable clothes. 


About Your Instructor: Julia Smith, LMT, CTI, RMTI
Licensed Massage Therapist, State of New Mexico
Registered Massage Therapy Instructor, State of New Mexico
On the faculty of Crystal Mountain Institute
NCBTMB continuing education provider in Thai Medical Massage, 2005
Certified Vinyassa yoga instructor, 2005
Certified Soma Veda Thai Massage, 2003
Certified Thai Medical Massage Instructor, 2003
Nationally certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, 2001
Completed Thai Massage Training with Maxine Shapiro, 2001
Graduate of the Boston Shiatsu School, 2001

To register for continuing education classes, contact the school directly at (505) 872-2030.  


Discounts are available for Alumni and paying in full 2 weeks in advance.


FF112 - Forearm Flow  Carl Hime III, LMT #3735, RMTI #0302

16 CEs - $325

Upcoming Class Dates:  August 1, 2, 3 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm; November 17 & 18 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm

A nurturing, integrative, fluid and intuitive bodywork style, which uses the forearm as a tool to reduce overuse of wrists and hands.  Long and broad strokes cover the entire body.  Benefits to the client include increased circulation and deep relaxation.  

Certified Kinesio Taping(R) Practitioner   Matthew Villegas, LMT #5045, RMTI #0540

36 CEs - $800


Upcoming Class:  September 10 - 14 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm


MR117 - Myofascial Release   David Fletcher, LMT #6124, RMTI #0445

12 CEs - $245

Upcoming Classes:  June 26, 28, 29 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

In this three-part course we discuss the myofascial system.  Our discussion includes the concept of biotensegrity and fascial lines.  We will learn myofascial techniques as well as common holding patterns characteristic of dysfunctional connective tissue.



NT118 - Neuromuscular Therapy  Elizabeth Far, RMTI S-0456

16 CEs - $325

Upcoming Classes:  July 16 - 19 from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm

Introduction to specific massage techniques that access both the nervous and muscular systems.  Acute and chronic pain patterns are discussed.  Methods of treatment for neck, rotator cuff and lower back dysfunctions are demonstrated and discussed.

​​​​​CS108Craniosacral Therapy  Marta Lucas, LMT #7712, RMTI #0511

14 CEs - $285

Upcoming Class Dates:  September 15 & 16th from 10:00 am to 5:00 pm

An introduction to the theory and practice of Craniosacral Therapy, a form of light-touch therapy designed to release restrictions in the body.  At the completion of this course the student will perform a full body Craniosacral Therapy session.