CE Classes

New offerings in 2018

Class Summery for Continuing Education Spring/ Summer 2018

All classes below are approved by both the Arkansas Department of Health and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork

  • March 10 and 11, 2018 9AM - 6PM  Back to Basics  - 18 hours
  • May 12 & 13, 2018  9AM - 6PM  Creative Healing for Women - 18 hour class.
  • June 16 & 17, 2018  9AM - 6PM  - Beyond Basics Head and Neck  and Creative Healing for Hips, Back and Sciatica - 18 hours
  • June 12 - 22, 2018  9AM - 5PM -  Creative Healing Intensive.   100 hours - clinc hours required
  • July 7 & 8, 2018 9AM - 6PM - Honoring the Belly with Honoring the Breath - 18 hours
  • August 11, 2018  9AM - 3:30PM - Enertropic Therapy Basics-Upper Body - 6 hours.
  • September 28, 29 & 30th, 2018 9AM - 5PM - Creative Healing for the Gentle Birth Method - 24 hour class
  • October 6 - November 4, 2018 9AM - 6PM on weekends -  Back to Basics 100 hour full class 'all or in part' - 6 - 100 hours
See full class descriptions

Back to Basics – Focus on Arms, Hands and Feet

March 10 & 11, 2018

Back to Basics – 18 hour class

This class is part of the 100 hour Back To Basics class approved by the Arkansas Department of Health

On this weekend we will be covering the anatomy and palpation techniques of the legs, feet and pelvis as well as massage techniques for these areas.

This class is part of the 500 hour student’s class time and is not a separate class for licensed therapists only.

You will need to bring linens, a blanket and wear soft pants like tights, scrubs or shorts.  Tables and lotion and oil will be provided.


Full price after Feb. 24th is $345.00  


Creative Healing for Women

Join us for the Creative Healing for Women class in May

May 12 & 13, 2018


Creative Healing for Women 18 hour class 9 – 6 both days.

This class is dedicated to common issues for women.  We will cover headaches, impingement of nerves that cause numbness and tingling in the arm and hand, low back pain and pelvic issues due to PMS, pregnancy or menopause.

As a bonus we will also do a face lift.

   Save $75.00 when you book your class before April 25.

  Full Class price is $385.00

Creative Healing Intensive offered in a 10 day block this year

June 12 – 22, 2018

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 a Creative Healing Practitioner.  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 another approved instructor.  Brenda L. Messling is one of the few people in the USA with the ability to certify other instructors.

The Creative Healing certification will also allow you to have all the foundational Creative Healing applications that you will need if you are interested in becoming a Gentle Birth Method Practitioner and join the global network founded by Dr. Gowri Motha ObGyn, London, England.

We are the only massage school in the US that teaches Creative Healing as part of the massage curriculum and can certify practitioners and instructors.

The 100 hour class is available this year as a 10 day intensive from June 12th to June 22nd.  Register before May 29th and save $400.00

Early Bird Price $2100.00   

Full Price class after May 29th $2500.00

Beyond Basics: Head and Neck & Hips, Back and Sciatica

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

June 16 & 17, 2018

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.

This weekend also included Beyond Basics Head and Neck if you need 18 CE hours.  During this 6 hour class 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!

Early Bird Price $310.00 Save $75.00  

Full price for class $385.00

Honoring the Breath /Honoring the Belly

July 7 & 8, 2018

Honoring the Breath  and Honoring the Belly are all about opening the upper body so the client can take a full deep breath as well an creating easy and lightness in the abdomen.

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.

Early Bird Price before June 23rd $310.00  Save $75.00

Full price for Belly Breath Class $385.00

Enertropic Therapy – Basics/Upper body

August 11, 2018

Enertropic Therapy Basics – Upper Body – 6 hour class – ADH approved.

Enertropic therapy is a neuromuscular work that uses a point system to relief pain and relax the muscles.  It can be done two ways, with the client passive or in a sports massage your client stretches the area while you hold the points.

It is a modality similar to putting reflexology together with trigger points and active stretching

Brenda is one of the originators of this work and is the only one who teaches it.

Early Bird Price before July 28, 2018 $110.00  Save $35.00

Full price for Enertropic Therapy Class $145.00

Dr Gowri Motha and the Gentle Birth Method

Become a Gentle Birth Method Practitioner

September 28, 29, & 30, 2018


Dr Gowri Motha has developed her method of natural birth over the past 30 years.  Gowri and Brenda have begun working together to bring the Gentle Birth Method to the US.  After taking this class you may choose to become a Gentle Birth Method Practitioner and join Dr. Motha’s global team.

This is the first class Nationally approved for people in the US to become part of the global Gentle Birth Method.

Early Bird Price before Sept 1st, 2018 $850.00  Save $150.00

Full price for Belly Breath Class $1000.00 

Back to Basics 100 hour class

Beginning in October!


Our Back to Basics class includes the first 100 hours of the Black Brook School curriculum

Pop in for 6 hours or stay for 100.  The class is approved for CE’s for all or in part.


Call and let us know how many hours you would like to attend.


Creative Healing for the Gentle Birth Method

Honoring the Breath

Enertropic Therapy

Brenda Messling Schwarzbach, instructor

Brenda has been teaching Creative Healing and Massage since 1999

Come learn with us at Black Brook School