Continuing Education for Massage – Albany, NY

Continuing education is essential to help massage therapists provide clients with the best possible experience. Workshops allow therapists to train in other areas of the massage therapy field or in new techniques.

Another benefit of continuing education workshops is that they help therapists stay interested and perform their work with more enthusiasm, skill and quality technique, which attracts more clients and makes the therapist more valuable to an employer.

Continuing Education can provide more value to your clients. Massage therapy continuing education helps therapists enhance and become more confident and productive in their areas of focus.

Mildred Elley offers a wide variety of workshops qualified for Massage CEUs.

Workshops offered:

Our Pet Tech CPR and First Aid program is a 5 hour course offered to pet professionals and pet owners that will cover a number of valuable First Aid and CPR skills and information to help keep your pets happy and healthy.

Date / Time: FEBRUARY 9, 2019, 10am-2pm (5 hour course)
MARCH 2, 2019, 9am-5pm (8 hour course)

Instructor(s):

Alicia Green. Alicia will teach you skills in emergency situations, snout-to-tail for injury and wellness assessement, choking management, heatstroke and more. 8 hour course will offer more skills and will be offered in march.

Text neck is being deemed a new worldwide epidemic that will only continue to grow as people spend more and more time working and playing on hand-held devices. What do you know about it? How does it differ from other conditions like thoracic outlet syndrome, etc? How can you best guide your clients in prevention and recovery?

The average person texts and scrolls on their smartphone for at least 5 hours a day, and the time spent attached to our devices is only increasing as the range of mobile devices expands. Holding I-watches, tablets, e-readers and personal gaming consoles in front of us while tilting the head down to view them transforms our normal, neutral posture into a contorted posture that over-taxes neck muscles and over time, damages the spine.

As we know by studies of other forward-head posture conditions, the weight of the head increases greatly with every inch it’s held in a forward or tilted posture- experts say it may increase double-fold for every inch. Combine that with fine, repetitive movement of the thumbs and grasping of the device itself and you have a recipe for disaster.

Millennial’s in particular, who have grown up in a hand-held digital device culture, will soon make up an enormous percentage of clientele that suffer from muscle pain and fatigue, nerve pain and paresthesia, and poor posture that creates long-term dysfunction and possible debilitating spinal abnormalities like herniated disks and loss on the natural cervical curve.

As a Massage Therapist you can educate your clients on the possibility of this imbalance, teach them beneficial ergonomics, stretches and exercises that can correct and relieve pain, instill the long-term benefits of adopting a practice of being mindful of body position during mobile technology usage, and create the most effective massage treatment special to their postural needs.

CEUs Received: 6.5 NY State, 6.5 NCBTMB, 6.5 FL State

Date / Time: FEBUARY 15, 2019, 10am-6pm

Instructor(s):

Continuing Education for Massage - Albany, NY jessica crowJessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.  She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She spent a year as a Global Trainer for the non-profit Wellness for Cancer, where her responsibilities include traveling to US and international spas, hotels, and retreat centers to lead courses for massage therapists and yoga instructors that prepare them to confidently work with cancer survivors.  She teaches three continuing education courses that she has authored for LMTs and other health care providers, and is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation, and she sits on the board of The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC.  She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.   Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voice over artist.

Why spend so much of your life on autopilot when you can make small changes to your daily routine and truly begin to thrive?

All prevention and growth begins with you. Nobody knows the intricacies of your body and your mind better than you do. In order to hone your self-reflective and self- communication skills, we’ll practice getting reacquainted with the body, mind and emotions- as one whole being.

In this course you’ll be presented with a holistic set of carefully curated tools that can be combined to create a complete and customized Self Care routine that fits into your lifestyle and schedule.

– begin to adopt mindfulness in all areas of your life

– develop greater Self and body awareness

– relax deeply and reduce stress, self-treat fatigue and pain patterns

– activate more energy and endurance

– stay grounded and hold clear energetic boundaries with others

We’ll discover how to cultivate more Self and Body Awareness by exploring a series of diverse and holistic techniques that can be implemented into daily life to create a stronger, healthier body-mind connection. We’ll also discuss how to individualize- how to decide which tools to keep, and which to drop, for our best personalized experience and success rate.

We’ll start by discussing the topic of Mindfulness & Meditation in relation to self care. We’ll talk about the basics of mindfulness and meditation practices as viewed through different lineages (Buddhist, Yogic, Modern Psychology, etc) and we’ll practice a selection of basic, but potent, exercises for Self exploration.

We’ll then learn about Stress and its body-brain connection, and experience powerful ways to use and direct our own breath and thoughts to shift our nervous system to find more peace, calm, and deeper sleep.

We’ll experience multiple ways to release and relieve our physical tension, holding, and pain patterns by using stretches and traditional Hatha yoga postures, including restorative poses, to re-educate our alignment and access emotional information and guidance that may be stored in our soft tissue and organs.

We’ll discuss how to activate more energy in our system- be it physical, mental, or psychic/ creative. We’ll talk about the manifold ways we may leak energy, how to discern when we’re giving too much of it away, and we’ll practice exercises that can immediately increase access to our stores of vital energy.

Finally we will talk about staying grounded and centered within all we have going on, and learn some ways to release and clear negative energy and re-focus when we fall off track. We’ll talk about
ways to practice self-compassion and to use Self-knowledge to stay grounded on our life path.

CEUs Received: 6 NCBTMB

Date / Time: FEBUARY 16, 2019, 10am-6pm

Instructor(s):

Continuing Education for Massage - Albany, NY jessica crowJessica Crow is a licensed massage therapist and registered yoga and meditation instructor based in NYC. She uses her 20 years of experience working in the healing arts as well as her personal & professional studies in science and philosophy to construct unique healing protocols that focus on shaping and redefining the whole being.  She has instructed public and private classes and helped train both yoga teachers and massage therapists in NYC and around the world. She spent a year as a Global Trainer for the non-profit Wellness for Cancer, where her responsibilities include traveling to US and international spas, hotels, and retreat centers to lead courses for massage therapists and yoga instructors that prepare them to confidently work with cancer survivors.  She teaches three continuing education courses that she has authored for LMTs and other health care providers, and is a speaker for corporate and industry events on the topics of mindfulness and meditation, and she sits on the board of The Pacific College of Oriental Medicine in NYC.  She’s also created a meditation and goal-shaping technique called MINDSCAPING® that fuses together powerful healing exercises from the ancient science of yoga and meditation, modern-day Western medicine and evidence-based psychology and neuroscience.   Jessica holds a degree in Human Biology with a focus in behavioral neuroscience from the State University of New York (2010) and is a graduate of the Swedish Institute in NYC (2006) and The Americana School of Thai Massage in Los Angeles (2004). In her spare time she loves to travel, dance, sing, and is a budding voice over artist.

Labor & Delivery is one of the few certainties in life.   Learn massage techniques to support women through the labor process.   Training for nurses, massage therapist, and midwives to help ease labor.

CEUs Received: 4 NYS

Date / Time: FEBUARY 28, 2019, 5pm-9pm

Instructor(s):

Mary Beth Clancy-Halayko, LMT, RMT, CIMI, CPMT is a 2004 graduate of CNWSMT. Currently she works at St. Peter’s Hospital providing Labor & Delivery massage, medical massage throughout the hospital and NICU massage with a strong focus on opioid addicted babies with great results. She also has done massage in Hospice for the past12 years. Ms. Clancy- Halayko also teaches community service through CNW at the Damien Center (HIV/AIDs) and St. Peter’s Hospice. Additionally she is currently the chairperson for the NYS Massage Therapy Board. Mary Beth believes that positive, nurturing touch is important at all stages in life.

 

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Frequently Asked Questions

Mildred Elley is located at 855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206. We are off exit 5 on I90. If you are coming from the east, take a right off of exit 5, continue to the 2nd traffic light and take a right onto Central Ave. If you are coming from the west, take a left off of exit 5 and continue to the 3rd traffic light and take a right on to Central Ave. Mildred Elley is located on the right hand side of the street as you turn onto Central Ave. If you reached Westgate plaza you have gone too far.
No, we have free on campus parking
At this time, we ask that you do not record or videotape the material. The instructor will provide you with the proper handouts and information to take home.
We are proud to announce that as of July 2013, Mildred Elley is recognized as an approved continuing education provider for all New York State Licensed Massage Therapist.
As of January 2012, all New York State Licensed Massage Therapist are required to obtain 36 hours of continuing education every 3 years. Please visit the NYS Office of Professions website for further information on such regulations, including amendments. http://www.op.nysed.gov/prof/mt
There are two means of registering.

Online. Registration is made easy with the Online Registration form. Please note that payment must be made in full on the day of registration with a valid credit card or debit card. No deposit or partial payment will be accepted.

Print and Mail. When you click “Register Now” you will be able to enter your registration information, and then you will be able to choose “Pay Online” or “Pay by Mail.” You may pay by bank check or money order. We do not accept personal checks. Payment must be made in full at the time of registration. No partial payment will be accepted.

We are currently growing our continuing education program faculty and welcome licensed massage therapists with unique credentials. Click here to view the faculty Instructor Guidelines.
Yes! We currently offer the following discounts:

Multiple Class Discount. When a participant registers for three or more continuing education courses, the participant will receive a 15% discount on each class. The discount will be applied at time of checkout.

Please note: Registration deadlines will be strictly enforced. Discounts do not apply to late registrations.

Alumni and Staff Discount. Graduates and current faculty of the Mildred Elley Massage Therapy programs will receive a 20% discount on each class.

Please note: Registration deadlines will be strictly enforced. Discounts do not apply to late registrations.

Current Student Discount. Students currently enrolled in a Mildred Elley Massage Therapy program may attend courses for 10% off.

Please note: Students will NOT receive any continuing education credit hours, however class time can be used as make-up work time and the opportunity to learn different subjects in massage therapy. Any student who wishes to participate and/or receive make-up hours must have prior approval from the instructor and Program Coordinator before payment and participation at least two weeks prior to the start of class. If permission is granted, the student must actively participate, and write a 2-3 page paper in order to receive make-up hour credit. There is no guarantee that your will be approved to sit in on any class due to space availability or current level in massage program.

Discounts cannot be combined.

Registration, Late Registration and Registration Close dates will be posted for each class. Registrations forms received prior to the date of Late Registration are eligible to receive discounts. Late Registrations (those received after the Registration deadline) will continue to be processed as space allows, but will be subject to a $15 late fee. Registrations will not be taken after the Registration Close date, usually 2-3 days prior to start of class.
Each class description will include a list of supplies that must be brought to class. Students who attend class unprepared may not be able to participate.
Classes may be cancelled due to inclement weather, emergencies or illness or for any reason outside the control of the registrants. In order to receive a full refund, you must cancel your registration prior to the registration deadline date.

If you cancel during the late registration period, you will receive a 25% refund, minus any applicable late fees. No refunds will be issued if cancelation is received within 72 hours of the class date.

In the event of inclement weather, Mildred Elley Albany may decide to cancel class.

Notification of any cancelation will be posted on the School Closing Network and published on our website. We will not call you. In the event of cancelation, we will issue a refund to you of the full amount of the course (less applicable late fees).

YES! We encourage you to tell us a class you are interested in attending. Please send suggestions to bgreen@mildred-elley.edu
We currently have all the classes listed on the Mildred Elley website. (See Above!)
Mildred Elley Attn:

Belinda Green, Program Coordinator Massage Therapy

855 Central Ave Albany, NY 12206

(518) 786-0855 x1306

bgreen@mildred-elley.edu