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Louisiana Massage Therapist

Network and resource for therapists in Louisiana

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Latest Activity: Mar 8, 2015

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Massage trade.

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Started by Mark Mar 8, 2015.

Help, New Business! 4 Replies

So I've started my own practice and I have no earthly clue what I need to do to make sure all of the legal stuff is done. Is there a useful resource online for louisiana therapists? Or do any of you…Continue

Tags: help, legal, business, new

Started by Caitlin Lemoine. Last reply by ken hatcher May 11, 2014.

Energetic Trauma Release and MInd Body Self care Strategies CE workshops, Mr,9 & 10, 2013, Lafayette, La.

Energetic Trauma Release- March 9, 2013This class is designed to increase your knowledge regarding the effects of trauma/chronic stress in your practice, with your family or as a self care model.…Continue

Tags: trauma, energetic, release, anxiety, stress

Started by Sue Heldenbrand Feb 15, 2013.

Continuing Education Requirements

To Everyone Listing CE Classes in this Group. Please be aware that the Louisiana Board of Massage has very specific requirements in the law on posting ads in regard to continuing education classes.…Continue

Tags: education, classes, continuing, requirements, law

Started by Michael A. Breaux Jul 12, 2011.

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Comment by Karina Braun on September 10, 2013 at 1:46pm

Creating Peace with Your Hands: The Survival Guide for a Healthy Career. Save money and ensure career longevity by ordering this online course!

Comment by Shari Auth, LMT, L.Acu, NCBTMB on August 15, 2013 at 8:28am

Forearm massage home study workshop from Auth Method has been approved for 20 CEs by the LABMT. This comprehensive, easy-to follow course is currently on sale for $140. Save your hands and your career. Visit for details.

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on June 14, 2013 at 4:51am

Exploring Chakras CE workshop for La. LMT's. open to all interested parties. Lafayette, La. June 22 & 23, 2013, 9am-4pm. 2 aura photos included.

Synergistic Healing

Comment by Mark on February 23, 2013 at 9:32pm

Hi, is anyone doing bamboo massages?

Comment by Karina Braun on September 6, 2012 at 12:46pm

Want a convenient and affordable home study course that helps to prevent RSI?

Creating Peace with Your Hands- 12 CE Hours Approved by Louisiana Board of Massage

Yoga for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers- 12 CE Hours Approved by Louisiana Board of Massage

All About Posture- 12 CE Hours Approved by Louisiana Board of Massage

Basic Meditation- 6 CE Hours Approved by Louisiana Board of Massage

Breathwork 4 a Healthy Life- 6 CE Hours Approved by Louisiana Board of Massage

Get In Touch Education LAP 0151

Check out Karina Braun’s courses at

Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on April 20, 2012 at 6:51am
Exploring Chakras
Join us May 5 & 6,2012 Lafayette La. for a unique and exciting class you wont want to miss!  An exploration of the energy field will assist in learning about any imbalances that may contribute to problems in our lives and how we can return to a state of balance in Exploring Chakras. Includes 2 aura photos.  

Learn a full body chakra balancing technique and much more!!!  

Individual aura photo sessions may be scheduled for those not attending workshop.

Small classes offer an intimate environment for individual attention and lots of hands on instruction.

Please forward to anyone who may be interested...approved by La. State Board of Massage Therapists for La. 
LMT 's for a maximum of 12 hours for both days.
Open to anyone who wants to relax, release and rejuvenate and gain new insights about themselves.
Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on January 7, 2012 at 9:53am

Exciting and Unique Upcoming CE classes, Lafayette, La.

Feb.11 & 12, 2012, Energetic Trauma Release and Mind, Body Self care strategies

Trauma from accidents, illness, chronic stress,  abuse and military combat is held in our bodies as cellular memories.  
Learn this unique way to energetically release these emotions and the triggers that are stored in our emotional brain.

As caregivers we need to take care of ourselves in order to be of service to anyone else. Learn stress warning signs, stress reducers, learn to assess your mind, body spirit level, meditation, energetic relaxation techniques.

Nurture your spirit and release any trapped emotions from trauma, accidents, illnesses or stress. 

Small classes offer an intimate environment for individual attention and lots of hands on instruction.

Please forward to anyone who may be interested...approved by La. State Board of Massage Therapists for a maximum of 12 CE hours for both classes, a maximum of 6 CE hours for 1 class.

Open to anyone who wants to relax, release and rejuvenate.

Lafayette, La. 9AM-4PM

Facilitator: Sue Heldenbrand certified Healing Touch practitioner, Reiki Master, Integrated Energy Therapy, Quantum Touch. Approved La. State Massage Provider #LAPO146.
For more information,  Contact Sue Heldenbrand 337 232-4799
Comment by Sue Heldenbrand on November 3, 2011 at 6:39am

                    Louisiana Massage Therapists...12 CE hours             

            Unique and Exciting Exploration of your chakras and aura

            EXPLORING CHAKRAS-Nov.12 & 13 9AM-4PM, Lafayette, La.

                     $225 includes 2 aura photos and lunch-12 CE hours

When our chakras (energy centers) are in balance, we function at a much higher rate of health and well being.  An exploration of the energy field will assist in learning about any imbalances that may contribute to problems in our lives and how we can return to a state of balance.

This knowledge is valuable in understanding the mind, body connection with our families, our clients and our selves. An energetic technique using light touch will be learned during this 2day class.

Aura photos will be taken before the class starts and after having energy work done the second day.  Amazing transformations!

This class will give you a toolkit of suggestions, techniques and practices that will give you a deeper, and richer, relationship to life. 

                           Personal transformations are possible!


Comment by Cheryl B. Victor on November 2, 2011 at 8:20pm

Feel called to work with elders....but don't know where to start?

Attend a Compassionate Touch Workshop and gain the skills and self-confidence you need to serve this growing population!


Why Compassionate Touch Training?

Compassionate Touch is a hands-on complementary approach for those in eldercare, hospice and palliative care.  It combines focused touch and sensitive massage with specialized communication skills to help enhance the quality of life for those in later life stages.

Our training empowers massage therapist and other health care professionals to serve this expanding population with confidence and celebrate the mutual benefits of this uplifting work.


2011 is the year to expand your practice and get paid for your passion!

$25 off for all AMTA members

Register Now Bring a friend and receive 50% off their registration


 Houston area workshop in 2011!

Compassionate Touch Level 1 Workshop

  December 2-4, 2011

Where:  The Grace Care Center of Katy

23552 W. Fernhurst Drive Katy, Texas 77494


Early registration, group rates and payment plans available - call 417-844-8514

Register on line @

NCBTMB #324616-00

FL Provider #50-8934

Comment by Michael A. Breaux on October 23, 2011 at 3:50pm

Annual Last Chance CE’s for Procrastinators Workshop

– December 3RD-4TH , 2011

Holiday Inn Express, Scott, LA


Approved for 12 LA CEU’s



– The Heart of Healthcare by Susan Salvo – 6 CE’s

last!! For the First Time – a LOCAL Ethics course approved for your National Certificationstatus.
Here is the class you NEED to take to stay nationally certified.

humans, we have an internal identification of right and wrong, but do you know
the up-to-date ethics practices concerning massage therapy? Ethics can be
defined as the rules of conduct followed by an individual, distinctive to a
particular group. It is not just a moral dilemma – it is also a legal one. …So,
do you know your ethics? Are you sure? Are you willing to bet your business and personal assets
on it? Would
you like to have someone you can verbally ask instead of just reading a list of

have a powerhouse of an instructor teaching this much needed subject. Susan G.
Salvo ,who recently received The Teacher of the Year Award, presented at the
2011 World Massage Festival is an Author, Instructor, and National lecturer
that will walk you through the maze of ethics and practices. She makes you
understand where ethics plays a role in the everyday operation of our
businesses, in the massage room and out. This class will make you understand
that ethics is really the “heart” of your practice.

G. Salvo
is a Nationally Certified and State Licensed Massage Therapist.
In 1982, she completed a 1000 hour program at New Mexico School of Natural
Therapeutics. Ms. Salvo's training includes: polarity, infant massage
instructor, Myotherapy, Trager, hakomi, Reflexology, Pregnancy massage, Sports
massage, Craniosacral Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy, Spa Specialist, and
Watsu. Ms. Salvo holds an associate degree in history and a baccalaureate
degree in education from McNeese State University, where she is currently
working on her Masters of Science degree in educational leadership and
instructional technology.

an author, Ms. Salvo has written Massage Therapy: Principles and Practice
and Mosby’s Guide to Pathology for the Massage Therapist, both published
by Elsevier. She has also created a series of online courses based on her
pathology book. Ms. Salvo has contributed to the National Certification Exam as
a member of their test item writing committee. She has written the chapter
“Teaching to Students with Learning Challenges” for Teaching Massage,
published by the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professional. She has also
contributed a chapter “Geriatric Massage” for Modalities for Massage and
published by Elsevier. Salvo co-authored a chapter
entitled“Draping and Basic Massage Strokes” for Muscle and Bone Palpation
Manual with Trigger Points, Referral Patterns, and Stretching
by Joe
Musculino in 2008.

owns and operates Bodyworks Massage Therapy by Susan Salvo and Associates
which she founded in Lake Charles, Louisiana in 1983. In 1987, Ms Salvo opened
the Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy in Lake Charles, where she
serves as director and chief instructor.

forget to look for Susan Salvo on YouTube!! Her videos demonstrate for “therapists
in training” what they have learned in the classroom– they are great study


for Business & Marketing - Freda Whalen-Plues – 6 CE’s

– you’ve taken all of the classes, learned the great massage techniques, and are
ready to unleash your healing upon the world. But where are the clients?? You
advertise, you have a website, you are social networking via Facebook ,Twitter
or both, so where are the clients?? Welcome to the part of life massage therapy
school doesn’t teach you about…

heart, sister and brother therapists! Freda Whalen is an author,
national lecturer, and therapist who has come to share her Techniques for
Business & Marketing. This is not just a class from a book – this is from
real experience. Freda explains how to obtain clients, and get you earning what
you are really worth! These techniques will elevate your business as
well as your position as a therapist to a higher level. Techniques discussed
will benefit the owner/operator as well as the salaried massage therapist.

is a licensed massage therapist in the state of Louisiana and
Texas, specializing in deep tissue medical massage therapy for the past 26
years. She owns and operates Body Care, Inc/Body Care Neuromuscular Therapy
Clinic in Lake Charles, LA. Freda maintains a successful busy practice in deep
tissue medical massage, working with area physicians as part of their patients’
pain management program.

holds a certification as a Nutritionist with The National Institute of Nutrition
Education. She also holds a certification as a Medical Massage Practitioner
with a Master Level. She is the only Certified Neuromuscular Re-Education
Therapist and Court-appointed Certified Expert Witness in Medical Massage
Therapy in the State of Louisiana. She studied at the Louisiana Institute of
Massage Therapy, the Atlanta School of Massage Therapy, and the Houston Massage
Center. Besides her license in Massage Therapy with Louisiana and Texas, she is
a Licensed Massage Instructor. She is a CE provider in Massage Therapy for the
State of Louisiana, Texas, Mississippi, NCBTMB and the Louisiana Physical
Therapy Association.

the past twenty-six years she has maintained a successful practice in
Therapeutic Medical Massage Therapy, working with many area physicians as part
of their patients Pain Management Program, working with Orthopedic, Neurology,
Rheumatology, and Chiropractic Physicians and Physical Therapists, helping
severely injured patients manage their pain and regain control over their lives.
She was one of the first personal fitness trainers in Southwest Louisiana
obtaining a certification with the Aerobics Fitness Association of America
(AFAA) and worked for fifteen years as a personal fitness instructor.

sure to look for Freda Whalen on U-Tube talking about her latest book “The
Journey: Surviving Breast Cancer and Managing Lymphedema.”

Class Schedule:
Saturday, Dec. 3rd: 8am –noon (break for lunch) 1pm-5pm

Dec. 4th: 8am -noon

Workshop Fees: $125 AMTA Members

$175 Non-Members

$75 Massage Students

$225 At the Door

Holiday Inn Express Scott – Lafayette West

I-10 S. Frontage Road.

LA 70583

info, contact Diane Navarre 337.298.3251 or email



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