CE Classes

CE classes at the Black Brook School of Massage in Fayetteville, AR

Arkansas and NCBTMB approved classes for Massage license renewal

Enroll for classes below but also see the Full Descriptions


February 18, 2020  Dr. James Mally will be teaching at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville, AR

February 19 and 20 he will be teaching at the Black Brook School of Massage

These will be 8 hour classes each day and will be from 9 - 6.

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February 18, 2020 Massage Cupping  $150 and $25 for materials

February 19,2020 Assessment and Treatment of Shoulder Pain $150.00 and $10 for materials   

February, 20th 2020 Soft Tissue Release  $150 & $10 for materials   

April 25 & 26, 2020  Creative Healing Certificate Class for The Gentle Birth Method   Class 1 - Creative Healing for Women 18 hour class 

May 2 & 3, 2020  Creative Healing Certificate Class for The Gentle Birth Method Class 2 - Creative Healing for Prenatal Clients 18 hour class 

May 16, 2020 Beyond Basics Head and Neck - A good introduction to the synergy of Swedish massage, lymphatic massage and myofascial work used in Creative Healing treatments.  6 hour class

May 17, 2020 Therapeutic Foot Spa 6 hour class

These classes that are approved by both the Arkansas Health Department and the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.


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Dr. Mally Cupping Class

DR Mally Assessing and Treating Shoulder pain

Dr. Mally’s Cupping Class Information

February 18, 2020
Tuesday 9 am – 6 pm (8 hours)
$150 + $25 materials
Price includes set of 4 silicone cups
Massage cupping is a powerful tool to enhance your practice.
Adding movement makes it even more effective.
Kinetic Cupping is an innovative technique that involves moving
flexible silicone cups over your client’s skin, along with
stretching. The combined effect lifts the skin and superficial
fascia over the underlying tissues.
Most massage work involves compressing tissues, but Kinetic
Cupping lifts tissues. Along with soft tissue release, the synergy
of these techniques helps to:
• Relieve chronic muscle tension
• Release adhesions
• Prepare clients for deeper work
The cups are transparent, simple to use, and don’t require
heat or combustion. Best of all, they’re easy on your hands!
Workshop topics include:
• History of cupping
• Cautions and contraindications
• Unique ways cups can be used with movement
You’ll leave the workshop with extensive notes, a set of four
silicone cups, and a variety of ways to incorporate cupping with
your next massage client.

Dr. Mally’s Shoulder Assessment and Treatment Class information

When a client presents with shoulder pain,
you need to know how to properly assess the
cause of the pain and to formulate effective
treatment strategies.
This workshop covers evaluation and
treatment of some of the most common
causes of shoulder pain, including:
• Adhesive capsulitis • Impingement and bursitis • Rotator cuff tears • Slipped bicipital tendon • Thoracic outlet syndrome
Expand your toolbox of assessment and treatment strategies
through a series of demonstrations and practice of these
• Joint capsule release
• Soft tissue release
• Multidirectional friction and eccentric contraction
• Trigger point therapy
• Strain-counterstrain
• Reciprocal inhibition

Dr. Mally Soft Tissue Release

Dr. Mally’s Soft Tissue Release Class

February 20, 2020
Thursday 9 am – 6 pm (8 hours)
$150 + $10 materials
Dr. James Mally
(the one on the right)
Dr. James Mally is an orthopedic massage therapist, teacher, and
educational content producer with four decades of experience. He
teaches workshops around the globe and founded MassageLibrary.com
James R. Mally, N.D. is approved by the National Certification Board of
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education
Approved Provider. Provider # 451329-10.
Black Brook School of Massage
28 S. College Ave. #5
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Workshop Location
Mount Sequoyah Retreat Center
150 Skyline Drive
Fayetteville, AR 72701
Soft Tissue Release is a very effective technique to
help clients in pain. It involves client movement to
enhance the effectiveness of the work.
There are many variations to this work. We can work
with muscles while stretching them, either actively or
passively, or while the client contracts them using
either concentric or eccentric contraction.
We will explore these variations and the rationales for
using them. Once the principles are understood it is
easy to apply these techniques anywhere in the body.
Tips and tricks for body mechanics and positioning
will be shown to make it easy for the therapist.
Extensive notes will be provided with this class. Please bring shorts and a sports bra for women.

Brenda Messling Schwarzbach, instructor

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