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Rachel Sheard, LMT, NCTMB, CIPI
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Working on my online prerequisite course for becoming a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor threw me off my usual activities last week, so this blog is coming a few days late.…


Posted on November 2, 2010 at 9:27pm

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At 1:33pm on April 22, 2010, Lauriann Greene, CEAS said…
Thanks for purchasing Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition, Rachel! Please send me your comments after you've read the book, I'm interested in your opinion.

At 2:16pm on April 7, 2010, Lauriann Greene, CEAS said…
Thanks so much, Rachel! We'll be in touch about the Certified Injury Prevention Instructor program!

At 5:47pm on March 17, 2010, Lauriann Greene, CEAS said…
Hi Rachel,

Sure, I'm happy to give you more details. We need 10 therapists to participate in the pilot. You'll take the online course portion of the training (20 CEUs) at HALF PRICE, as you help us define the number of CE hours for the online portion of the certification.

As a Certified Save Your Hands! Instructor, you'll have the necessary knowledge and hands-on skills to teach other massage therapists how to prevent work-related injury, using our workshop curriculum. You'll be able to earn money by presenting our workshops at schools, professional associations, clinics, spas, or set up workshops in your community or region. Schools and spas are already asking us for Certified Instructors, so this will be a sought-after credential.

The Certification starts with an online e-learning course (24 hours) that my co-author, Rick Goggins, and I will teach. After you pass the course, you will attend a 2-day weekend in-person course, where you'll learn how to teach the workshop curriculum and how to coach other massage therapists as they do hands-on work. You'll learn a great deal about injury prevention for yourself as you learn how to teach it to others, plus you'll learn how to work with greater ease, variety of movements and less stress to your own body. The course also includes basic training in the discipline and science of Ergonomics, which as far as I know is unavailable in any other training available for massage therapists, and will be extremely useful in your work.

The online course will be available this spring, and the first in-person training will be this fall. I've put you on a list so you can get more information when we have it. You can also see more under "Continuing Education" at


At 4:28pm on March 16, 2010, Lauriann Greene, CEAS said…
Dear Rachel - thanks so much for "friending" me! I hope you enjoy the Save Your Hands book and CE Course. Let me know if you'd be interested in participating in the pilot program for our Certified Save Your Hands Injury Prevention Instructor course.

Best regards,
Lauriann Greene, CEAS
At 5:43pm on November 6, 2009, Gloria Coppola said…
Would you please participate in the massage survey and tell your colleagues?! Thanks.
Here is the link:
At 7:40am on August 17, 2009, Ariana Vincent, LMT, MTI, BCTMB said…
I would like to add you as a friend on this site. Warmly, Ariana Vincent, Ariana Institute,

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