CE Classes

New offerings in 2018

Classes for Continuing Education Spring/ Summer 2018

February weekend  18 hours total.

February 17 & 18, 20189AM - 12PM  Therapeutic Stretch

February 17 - 12:30 - 6:30PM  Beyond Basics Shoulders and Arms 

February 18 12:30 - 6:30PM  Therapeutic Foot Spa 


March weekend 18 hours total

March 10 and 11, 2018 9AM - 6PM  Back to Basics  - 18 hours

These hours are offered during our 500 hour curriculum and are scheduled in conjunction with the 500 hour students'  class time.  This weekend will be devoted to palpation skills and massage flow for the lower body.

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May weekend 18 hours total

May 12 & 13, 2018  9AM - 6PM  Creative Healing for Women 18 hour class.

Scheduled on Mother's Day weekend, it seemed fitting to focus on issues most important for women.


June weekend 18 hours total

June 16 & 17, 2018  9AM - 6PM  - Beyond Basics Head and Neck  and Creative Healing for Hips, Back and Sciatica

July weekend 18 hours total

July 7 & 8, 2018 9AM - 6PM - Honoring the Belly with Honoring the Breath

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Why take CE classes at Black Brook School?

At Black Brook, your experience in learning is most important to us.

We know that you work hard for your money and you want to spend it on a class that you will get information and skills that will enable you to give your clients a better experience or perhaps help address a personal issue during a fun sharing weekend.

Most all of our CE classes are dedicated to the experienced therapist.  The Back to Basics class in March is the exception and is held during our 500 hour diploma student’s class time.

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February 17 & 18 Therapeutic Stretch – 6 hour class

Stretch – Spa – Arms!


This weekends class is a wonderful combo of classes.  I love teaching these classes together.

Therapeutic Stretch 6 hours – Saturday morning we will begin with stretches for the therapist and Sunday morning we will do more stretches but this time specific ones I use on a consistent basis that I find helps my clients the most.

Saturday afternoon from 12:30 to 6:30 I will present  Creative Healing Shoulders and Arms 6 hour class.  These techniques are specific applications for the shoulder girdle and arms.  We will cover carpal tunnel syndrome and applications for the tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, pain in the arm and more.

Sunday   In the afternoon we will finish up with the Therapeutic FootSpa which includes Reflexology, a peppermint wrap and a homemade brown sugar scrub.

Attend one or all of the classes.  Pay for the class before February 2nd for the early bird discount on the full weekend.

  – 6 hour Stretch class $135.00

  – 6 hour Foot Spa class $135.00

– 6 hour Beyond Basics Shoulders and Arms $135.00

18 hour full price class $345.00

  Early Bird price for 18 hours! $300.00!

Back to Basics – March 10 & 11, 2018 18 hour class



The full Back to Basics curriculum is 100 hours.  If you are interested in an extended class give me a call.

This particular weekend I have reserved for the part of the class where you will learn palpation skills for the lower body and a flow series that I have used for my clients that addresses many of the most common issues with the hips, legs and feet.


Creative Healing for Women 18 hour class in May



This class is dedicated to issues most women come to see me for.  We will over headaches, impingement of nerves that cause numbness and tingling in the arm and hand, low back pain and pelvic pain.

As a bonus we will also do a face lift.

Creative Healing Hips, Back and Sciatica 12 hour class in June

I have helped many people with low back pain using the sciatic treatment




The class for Hips, Back and Sciatica is one of the most important Creative Healing applications I have learned and it has helped grow my business over the years.  In 90 minutes you can help a client with acute or chronic sciatic pain.  Many times one application is all they need though a treatment series will bring more lasting effects.

We will also learn the techniques to help with migraines, tension and sinus headaches.  What could be better.  Learning how to treat issues of headaches and low back pain in one weekend!

Honoring the Breath 12 hour class


Honoring the Breath is all about opening the upper body so the client can take a full deep breath.

We will discover stretches for the diaphragm, releases for the intercostals and releasing the upper back as well as the sternum.  So many people with forward head posture and forward rotated shoulders breath shallowly.  I will show you how to help change that and give you an opportunity to help your clients in this powerful way.

Adventures in Learning Creative Healing

At present I do not have the 100 hour Creative Healing class scheduled and it  will be announced later for 2018

If you are interested feel free to attend any of my weekend CE classes as they will count toward you 100 hour certification.

Stephenson’s Method is simple, gentle and effective and is safe for infants and the elderly.

Do you have that special sense of touch where your hands speak to you?

Do you have a passion to help others?

Below is the list of upcoming classes.  I will be posting dates soon.


Brenda Messling Schwarzbach, instructor

Brenda has been teaching Creative Healing and Massage since 1999

Come learn with us at Black Brook School

certificate class 100 hours

100 hr class: Stephenson’s Method of Natural Healthcare certificate program consists of 5 modules.  Cost is $2500.00

The certification class is for those who want to become Creative Healing Practitioners.  Practitioners are people who have taken the class once and can demonstrate they understand the principals and how to use them.  To become an instructor in Creative Healing you must take the class twice and pass a practical exam by an approved instructor.  Brenda L. Messling is one of the few people in the USA with the ability to certify other instructors.

The Black Brook School is the only massage school in the US that teaches Creative Healing as part of the massage curriculum and can certify practitioners and instructors.

Intensive for Creative Healing certificate class 100 hour curriculum