RCC offering two new courses for LMBTs

ASHEBORO (Sept. 3, 2019)

Randolph Community College is offering two opportunities for Licensed Massage Therapists — the new “Prenatal Massage” and “Ethics & Gemstone Facial Massage” courses.

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In the “Prenatal Massage” class, students will understand not only the usual three trimesters of pregnancy, but also what Doulas refer to as the “Fourth Trimester,” which is the time immediately following birth. Discussions will include the pros and cons of massaging during the first trimester, areas to avoid, contraindications, and how to handle the increased flexibility of joints. Students will learn how to drape and position a pregnant client.

The course is a must for anyone wanting to specifically work with this population, as well as those who find themselves faced with a pregnant client unexpectedly.

The class has been approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 8 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for Licensed Massage Bodywork Therapists (LMBTs), and is taught by a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider.

“Prenatal Massage” (#71111) is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 14, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

“Ethics & Gemstone Facial Massage” has been approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 6 CEUs for LMBTs (3 hours in Ethics and 3 hours in Gemstone Facial Massage) and is taught by a Board Approved Continuing Education Provider.

The Ethics portion of the course is designed to create a deeper understanding of a variety of populations of massage clients and how to best address their needs in the massage room so that both client and therapist feel comfortable in the therapeutic setting.

The Gemstone Facial Massage portion of this class trains therapists how to use their hands and cooling stones to reduce puffiness, inflammation and swelling around the eyes, reduce sinus pressure and tension, and reduce headaches, symptoms of TMJ, and facial tension. This unique treatment also includes massage of the head, scalp, and neck. It is a perfect add-on for any massage treatment.

The course (#71112) is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 9 a.m.-3:30 p.m.

Both “Prenatal Massage” and “Ethics & Gemstone Facial Massage” are in room 106 of the Allied Health Center on the Asheboro Campus. The cost is $70.55 per course. Students must have satisfactorily completed an approved Therapeutic Massage program or be an LMBT.


To register, call 336-328-1750.