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Self Care and Body Mechanics

The purpose of this group is to connect, inform and inspire. The focus is self care and body mechanics for massage therapists.

Members: 219
Latest Activity: Aug 15, 2018

Discussion Forum

Ariana Institute's Self Care Online CE Course

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB Jun 7, 2016.

Self Care Manual for Massage Therapists

Started by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB Jan 23, 2014.

Which Body Part Do You Use MOST to Perform a Massage? 1 Reply

Started by Lauriann Greene, CEAS. Last reply by Chris Reynolds Feb 23, 2013.

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Comment by Sonya Harris on December 4, 2016 at 12:07am

My body mechanics suck.

Comment by Shirley Knapp on August 13, 2015 at 9:21am

If you are a Massge Therapist and/or NC Cosmetic Arts tech check out my new NCBTMB Self-Care Instant CE's online!!!! FL & GA also approved!

Comment by Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI on January 15, 2015 at 3:26pm

Save Your Hands! Self-Care & Injury Prevention Workshop--6 CEUs

Chances are, you know a massage therapist who has suffered from an injury that has kept them from working, if you haven't experienced an injury yet yourself. It's a scary thing to think about, since we love our careers and our clients so much. Most LMTs are also independent contractors, therefore unable to make a Workers' Compensation claim if/when an injury does occur, so the safety and protection of our hands truly lies in our OWN hands.

Please join me as I teach a 6-CEU workshop in historic Oregon City, Oregon (the end of the Oregon Trail!) based on the 2nd Edition Save Your Hands! book written by Lauriann Greene & Rick Goggins. Learn a multitude of ways to protect your most valuable assets--your hands and body! Space is limited, so please sign up to save your spot and get your book soon. If you aren't able to join us in the next few months, you may want to purchase the book now and begin to read through it, then sign up for a workshop at a later date.

Visit for more information and workshop dates. You can register through the website, or directly at

Time: 9am-4pm, including a break for lunch

Location: 707 Madison Street, Oregon City, 97045--Subject to change based on number of participants.

CEUs: 6 NCBTMB Approved CEUs

Cost: $150--includes a copy of the 2nd edition Save Your Hands! book (required for the workshop, please read through prior to hands-on workshop) and cost of workshop.

Proven methods exist to lower the incidence of work-related injury. Many of them involve making simple but important changes to your activities, both at work and elsewhere; others will take more thought and practice to apply. But taking the necessary steps to prevent injury is much easier and less disruptive to your career than dealing with an injury once it has occurred. Ideally, all students should learn effective injury prevention and ergonomics techniques during their training, to prepare them for the challenges of their future careers.

Space is limited--sign up now to guarantee your spot!

Visit for more information and workshop dates. You can register through the website, or directly at

Comment by Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB on May 6, 2014 at 9:55am

Self Care and Body Mechanics
 - Online Course

Presenter: Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, NCTMB
Method of Delivery: Online or home study course
Number of Continuing Education Hours: 6.00
Cost: $70.00
Sponsor: Ariana Institute
Contact Phone: 512-921-9319
Contact Address:
CE Provider Approval: NCBTMB, AL, AK, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DE, DC, FL, GA, HI, ID, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, ME, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NC, ND, OH, OK, OR, PA, RI, SC, SD, TN, TX, UT, VT, VA, WA, WV, WI, WY

Workshop description:
Self Care and Body Mechanics 
- This course includes information regarding how massage therapists can make their work easier. Topics include body mechanics, basic self care, nurturing yourself while nurturing others, communication skills, centering techniques, setting your intention for the session, ethics, and healthy boundaries. This cognitive course does not show technique protocols. 6 hours of CE credit for Licensed Massage Therapists. Register at

Comment by Shirley Knapp on March 20, 2014 at 9:29am

Rejuvenate yourself with my NCBTMB CE Home-Study course "HEALING THE HEALER". Self-paced, 3 CE hrs.,$33. and open to everyone! Approved by NC Board of Cosmetic Arts and FL Board of Massage Therapy.

Comment by Dawn Lewis on February 28, 2014 at 2:36pm

Hi Everyone! This is a link to our newest newsletter article -

Comment by Shari Auth, LMT, L.Acu, NCBTMB on February 26, 2014 at 1:00pm

Wonderful career saving article in Massage magazine.

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on January 27, 2014 at 11:49am

Energetic Trauma Release and Mind Body Self Care Strategies workshop, Lafayette, La. March 1 & 2nd, 2014. La LMT's get 12 approved CE hours. Open to all. Learn an energetic trauma technique for yourself, loved ones, clients. Mind Body Self care strategies offers a wonderful day of taking care of yourself, walking the labyrinth and much more.
wwwSynergistic Healing

Comment by Shirley Knapp on January 23, 2014 at 11:52am

Great News! I am now approved by the NC Board of Cosmetic Arts to provide CE's for Cosmetologists, Estheticians, Nail techs and Natural Hair
Care Specialists.  I am an NCBTMB Approved Provider for Continuing Education as well as a Florida CeBroker.  Check out my Home Study &
Spring Classes at

Comment by Shirley Knapp on November 13, 2013 at 10:05am

 "Developing Your Intuition" Distance Learning Teleclass Mon. Nov.18-Dec 23. Six NCBTMB CE Hours!
7-8 pm EST. recorded on Skype so you won't miss a class. Open to everyone!


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