CE Classes

New offerings in 2018

Class Summary 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

Check out our available classes below.  Most of my classes will help you learn more about the Joseph B. Stephenson Method of Natural Healthcare 'Creative Healing'.  This powerful modality is used globally to help people with specific problems and you can learn this wonderful work in part on a weekend or join our 2 weeks long intensive class and become certified this June.

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


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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 classes for 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.  Dr. Motha also teaches Creative Healing classes in London, England for nurses, midwives and other healthcare practitioners.

To learn more about Dr. Motha you can visit her website. 

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

Full price for Gentle Birth Method Class $1000.00 

Back to Basics 100 hour class

Beginning in October!


Our Back to Basics class includes 100 hours of the Black Brook School curriculum.  Call for availability and schedule.  These are practical classes and include Swedish massage technique, ethics, draping, palpation skills and some anatomy.

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