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Individual & Continuing Education
Massage Therapy Classes

All of our classes may be taken individually (no prerequisites or massage experience required for most) or as part of a Certification Program. Classes taken individually may be applied toward certification at a later date.

Massage Therapy Class Massage Essentials
Meditation & Energy Principles Reflexology
Anatomy Body Mechanics
Meditation & Energetic Healing NeuroMuscular Reprogramming
Sound Healing Hot Stone Massage
Ethics for Massage Therapists Myofascial Release
Deep Swedish Massage Cranio-Sacral Therapy
PreNatal Massage Advanced Neck Work
Business for Massage Therapists Reiki Certification
Deep Tissue Massage Tui - Na Massage
Therapeutic Stretch/Joint Mobilization Lymphaic Massage
Trauma Informed Bodywork Lomi Lomi Massage
Practical Anatomy Anatomy, Pathology, Kinesiology, Assessement
Table Thai Massage Silent Meditation Retreat
Hospice Massage Chair Massage
Table Shiatsu Working with Trauma For Massage therapists
Health & Hygiene Acupressure

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Massage Therapy Course ~ 44 Hours

This hands on Massage Therapy course will take you through a step by step full body massage sequence, enabling you to perform a professional level massage therapy treatment focusing on common problem areas, while teaching you basic principles applicable to all bodywork techniques. Suitable for complete beginners as well as advanced students wanting to add to their repertoire of techniques, this class will provide you with a vast array of massage therapy tools. Appropriate for those planning to practice professionally as well as anyone interested in learning to give a great massage.
Instructor: Vajra Matusow   Dates & Tuition

Meditation & Energy Principles ~ 8 Hours

Learn meditative healing principles & practices to explore, balance and transform your energy system. Discover the subtle energetic dimension of healing while cultivating the inner qualities of grounded presence, energetic awareness, intuition and unconditional compassion that complement all healing techniques.
Instructor: Vajra Matusow   Dates & Tuition  

Meditation & Energetic Healing ~ 15 Hours

Journey deeply into the spiritual/energetic dimensions of healing. Explore a variety of traditional and innovative meditation and hands on healing techniques designed to catalyze and accelerate profound inner transformation.
Instructor: Vajra Matusow   Dates & Tuition  

Practical Anatomy ~ 12 Hours

Expand and deepen your understanding of structural anatomy. Class includes detailed, systematic review of names, location, palpation and function of muscles and bones, as well as review of standard anatomical terminology.
Instructor: Larry Munn   Dates & Tuition 



Deep Swedish Massage~ 7 Hours

Bring your relaxation massage to a new, more effective level by integrating deep tissue/structural integration techniques into your basic massage. This class will emphasize the use of knuckles, forearms and elbows to address chronic tightness throughout the body.
Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition 

PreNatal Massage ~ 7 Hours

This class will give you the tools necessary to work with female clients in various stages of pregnancy. A nurturing relaxation massage sequence, utilizing various side lying positions, will be taught and the specific needs of pregnant clients will be addressed. You will also learn to maintain flow and proper body mechanics while your client frequently changes position as is common during pregnancy.
Instructor: Ruben Rocha  Dates & Tuition 

Sound Healing ~ 5 Hours

Learn to use vocal and instrumental Sound Healing techniques, as well as toning and meditation to facilitate multi-dimensional healing and expanded states of awareness in yourself and others. Explore the transformational power of Sound and it’s effectiveness as a healing modality.
Instructor: Kevin Bashir Cates   Dates & Tuition 

Deep Tissue Massage ~ 42 Hours

Learn Deep Tissue Massage techniques specifically designed to release the core patterns underlying chronic structural tension. Master strokes and strategies to work deeply and effectively in common problem areas without strain. In depth study of Anatomy is included.
Instructor: Tim Holt   Dates & Tuition 

Hospice Massage ~ 13 Hours

The goal of this class is to provide students with an understanding of the special tactile needs of dying persons and to present skills, techniques and personal practices for adapting touch and massage into a dying person's care. These skills and practices will assist practitioners to provide a safe and effective touch session throughout a client’s dying process; cultivate an understanding of serving as a member of a health care team; achieve more physical comfort at the bedside and clarify feelings concerning death, dying and grief. These teachings may also be incorporated into most bodywork modalities
Instructor: Irene Smith   Dates & Tuition 

Therapeutic Stretch/Joint Mobilization ~ 16 Hours

Learn to integrate therapeutic stretches from Asian Bodywork, Sports Massage and Joint Mobilization] techniques into any existing massage modality to increase the capacity to facilitate opening and restore optimum function and range of motion to restricted, tight and injured tissue. This class will familiarize the student with the normal physiological range of motion of all major joints and muscle groups and teach you to release hypertonic musculature due to chronic conditions of muscular-skeletal distortion. Therapeutic stretching and Joint Mobilization often enables you to facilitate improvement in chronic dysfunction when other massage modalities have been ineffective.

After this class you will be able to incorporate more than 30 therapeutic stretches into your massage work or practice them as a stand alone modality.

Instructor: Tim Holt   Dates & Tuition 

Business for Massage Therapists ~ 6 Hours

Learn the skills necessary to create a sucessful career as a Massage Therapist. This class will provide informatin and guidance to help you navigate the various aspects of the massage therapy business. Topics covered include employment opportunities, establishing and running a private practice, advertising and promotion, leasing an office, insurance and legal issues, business ethics, social media, professional protocols, resumes, interviewing, record and book keeping, business plans and more.
Instructor: Patircia Nuovo   Dates & Tuition

Ethics for Massage Therapists ~ 6 Hours

In this class you will learn to professionally navigate the various ethical issues inherent in the therapeutic relationship. Topics covered include transference & countertransference, professional boundaries, sexual issues, dual relationships, informed consent, scope of practice and much more. This class fulfills the Ethics class requirement for certification as a Massage Therapist and provide the information you will need for the Ethics portion of the MBLEX exam
Instructor: Patircia Nuovo   Dates & Tuition

Table Thai Massage ~ 17 Hours

Rooted in Ayurvedic, Yogic and Buddhist traditions, Thai massage utilizes gentle rocking, stretching and rhythmic acupressure to deeply open, relax and invigorate the body. It increases range of motion and has a profound and unique healing effect on the recipient.

This class will teach you traditional Thai Massage techniques done with the client on the massage table.
Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition  



Massage Essentials ~ 42 Hours

Learn to perform an integrative blend of Swedish effleurage, friction, rocking, trigger points and acupressure techniques, culminating in a masterful full body massage.

Focus on specific problem areas while cultivating the ability to discern the perfect depth of pressure. Dana shares her immense knowledge of the body in a way that is easily accessible for all levels of student and professional.
Instructor: Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition 

Reflexology ~ 13 Hours

Foot Reflexology is a systemized approach to working the entire body through specific points in the foot. Foot Reflexology invokes deep relaxation and promotes healing in the muscles and organs.

The modality is a wonderful addition to any bodywork treatment or can be practiced as a separate modality is situations where full body massage is not indicated. Dana learned Reflexology from her grandmother as a teenager and she brings a deep wisdom and understanding to her teaching.
Instructor: Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition

Body Mechanics ~ 9 Hours

Appropriate body alignment and the skilled use of your own body is crucial to both performing effective work on your client and insuring your longevity as a practitioner.

This class will teach you to use your fists, forearms and elbows to work smarter rather than harder to insure a safe and injury free career. This class will facilitate a quantum improvement in the ease and quality of your work.
Instructor: Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition



Hot Stone Massage ~ 17 Hours

Learn to utilize powerful hot and cool stone massage techniques in conjunction with Swedish and Deep Tissue Massage. Hot Stone Massage releases tension, accelerates healing, increases circulation and allows you to work deeply with minimum effort.
Instructor: Lea Wildflower   Dates & Tuition 

Myofascial Release ~ 16 Hours

Myofascial Release is a gentle yet profoundly powerful bodywork technique for resolving pain and restriction of motion in the body. Learn how to detect and release fascial adhesions that that are often the cause of chronic pain and tension that does not respond to other forms of massage.
Instructor: Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition  

Cranio-Sacral Therapy ~ 28 Hours

Cranio-sacral Therapy consists of gentle, hands-on techniques to address the restrictions that impede the balanced functioning of the cranio-sacral system. Cranio-sacral Therapy promotes the circulation of cerebral spinal fluid (CSF) in the cranium and the spine, positively influencing the central nervous system, which plays a vital role in every aspect of life.
Instructor: Devon Carter  Dates & Tuition

Advanced Neck Work ~ 15 Hours

Deepen your understanding and ability to work effectively and safely with the complex system of the neck. In this class you will exponentially expand your comfort level with neck work and learn release techniques to address both superficial and deep structure of the neck.

Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition 

Chair Massage ~ 7 Hours

This class will incorporate strokes from a variety of modalities including Swedish, Acupressure and Deep Tissue massage to create a powerfully effective chair massage sequence that will enable you to work with clients in a wide variety of onsite settings. Performed with the client fully clothed, chair massage makes massage therapy accessible to many people who might not be comfortable with a table massage, thereby broadening your potential clientele.
Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition 

Reiki Certification ~ 16 Hours

Reiki is a gentle hands on healing technique that helps restore the body to its natural state of balance while harmonizing the physical, emotional and spiritual aspects of the recipient. Level 1 & 2 Certification available. Massage experience is not necessary.
Instructor: Kevin Bashir Cates   Dates & Tuition 

Tui -Na ~ 12 Hours

Tui - Na (pronounced “tway-na”) is a sophisticated Chinese medical massage style used to treat injuries, joint and muscle complaints and chronic stress-related disorders of the digestive, respiratory, circulatory, and reproductive systems. Tui - Na makes use of rhythmic compression along the energy channels of the body as well as traction, kneading, pulling, rolling, pressing, shaking and manipulation techniques to stimulate the acupressure points and establish a harmonious flow of energy throughout the body. Tui Na acts to reduce pain, stimulate the immune system, and generate a deep sense of relaxation. This form of bodywork is healing for the practitioner as well as the client.

Instructor: Graham Quigley   Dates & Tuition

Table Shiatsu ~ 13 Hours

Shiatsu is a healing bodywork modality from Japan. It is a contemporary form of healing that has its roots in ancient China. Shiatsu literally means finger pressure. Shiatsu is traditionally done on floor based bodywork mats, but it can easily be performed on a massage table. Students will be introduced to meridian theory, the tsubo (Japanese name for the acupressure point), and learn a general shiatsu sequence for the entire body. The class will be taught using a low massage table, enabling students to blend this deeply therapeutic bodywork sequence into any modality

Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition



Lymphatic Massage ~ 16 Hours

Lymphatic drainage is a manual massage technique that works on the lymphatic system, stimulating it to work more efficiently by moving the lymph to the lymph nodes throughout the body. It works is to accelerate the process of removing the accumulated liquid between the cells and their catabolic residues, directing them to the capillary vessels and onward so that they can be eliminated. Lymphatic Massage is often recommended by doctors for cancer patients who are experiencing lymphoedema (swelling) that often occurs with cancer treatment. It also can be beneficial for the general health of the immune system in all clients and is a deeply relaxing massage for general well being.

Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition 

Lomi Lomi Massage ~ 16 Hours

Big Island Lomi Lomi Massage is a Hawaiian, breath based, deeply loving, relaxing, therapeutic massage. It relieves tension naturally through nurturing, repetitive, and rhythmic movements. Light rotations and stretches gently open all the major joints. You will learn to give a full body Lomi Lomi Massage in this class and you will also learn to incorporate Lomi Lomi principles with other bodywork modalities.

Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition 

NeuroMuscular Reprogramming ~ 28 Hours

Neuro-Muscular Reprogramming, created by Jocelyn Olivier, is one of the most powerful modalities for effectively diagnosing and treating chronic or acute pain or restriction of movement, especially in clients who have had little improvement from other modalities.

Neuro Muscular Reprogramming utilizes muscle testing to target and reprogram specific dysfunctional structural patterns, allowing the practitioner to understand the underlying causes and provide rapid and lasting relief for difficult to treat musculoskeletal problems.
The instructor, Dana Rose Arevalo, worked closely with Jocelyn Olivier for decades and was instrumental in the creation and refinement of this technique. She is one of the most experienced and skilled NeuroMuscular Reprogramming instructors in the field.

Instructor: Dana Rose Arevalo   Dates & Tuition 


Acupressure ~ 15 Hours
Acupressure stimulates the body’s energy flow by using the hands, fingers, thumbs and knuckles to apply pressure directly to the Acu-points of the body’s meridian system. Students will learn to perform an Acupressure session and to use Acupressure points to treat common ailments and to integrate this modality into their massage work

Instructor: Dan Gill  Dates & Tuition 

Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology & Assessment ~ 48 Hours

This class will cover organization of a massage session, visual, written and range of motion assessment and treatment planning; basic study of anatomy and physiology relevant to massage therapy; concepts of movement and joint,tendon and muscle function; medical terminology and common pathologies. This class is designed to cover the subjects required to prepare you for the MBLEX exam as well as provide a solid foundation of understanding of the body necessary for effective massage therapy.
Instructor: Tim Holt   Dates & Tuition

Health & Hygiene~ 12 Hours

The focus of the class is hygiene protocols for the professional CMT to insure massage office hygiene, including therapist hygiene, linen management, air cleanliness, surface cleanliness, and the management of clients.The FSMTB COVID-19 guidelines and the current CAMTC hygiene protocols are discussed including pathology, epidemiolog, and the basics of communicable disease.
This course also teaches strategies to preserve optimum health for the CMT. We discuss health as a pathway for a long and successful career. Options are presented for exercise, nutrition, stamina training, strength training, mobility , and self care that negates Repetitive Stress Injuries (RSI). Emotional Burnout is discussed with emphasis placed on self care for the CMT.

Working With Trauma for Massage Therapists~ 7 Hours
The body’s response to isolated or prolonged trauma is one of the primary causes of clients presenting complaints of anxiety, depression, chronic pain or tension, and many other debilitating symptoms. Understanding the way the nervous system retains the memory of traumatic experiences and the effect this has on wellbeing is instrumental in helping clients who are dealing with the residual effects of past traumatic experience. This class will give students an introduction to the ways in which bodywork can be used to heal the effects of trauma on the body and nervous system and will cover the ways in which bodywork techniques can help alleviate the effects of trauma. Students will learn several specific protocols for working with trauma and its effects on the body. At the completion of this course, students will have an understanding of the basic structure and function of the nervous system, the physiology of the stress response in the body, and some specific ways in which bodywork can be used to alleviate the detrimental effects of trauma.

Silent Meditation Retreat ~ 30 Hours

At Diamond Light we recognize the value of spiritual practice and retreat as an indispensable component in the development of a seasoned healer. In an atmosphere of silence, solitude, meditation and healing, we will engage in a variety of intensive and ecstatic practices designed to free us from our habitual constrictions of identity, enabling us to merge with the Infinite and then re-emerge and resculpt our personal selves to more effectively serve our highest purpose.
Instructor: Vajra Matusow   Dates & Tuition 


 Trauma Informed Bodywork ~ 7 Hours

This course will give  students an understanding of how past trauma that manifests as PTSD creates the need for additional sensitivity, appropriate technique, and safety of environment order to avoid further triggers which can be re-traumatizing. This course will provide the means for a practitioner to confidently deliver body work in a sensitive and informed manner to clients who have experienced trauma, and/or are managing symptoms of post-traumatic stress syndrome. We will also explore the difference between anxiety and post-traumatic stress syndrome.  

Instructor: Ruben Rocha   Dates & Tuition:  



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