Potomac Massage Training Institute. Where the future is in your hands.

Continue Your Education

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(202)-686-7046   


See our contact page for our LOCATION information.

 
PMTI is located at 8380 Colesville Road, Suite 600, Silver Spring, MD  20910 -- one half block from Silver Spring Metro on the Red Line.  
 
We encourage anyone interested in attending one of our workshops to register by the early registration date. (Many of our presenters come from out-of-town and cannot travel to conduct workshops unless there is sufficient interest.)
 
View our workshop policies and procedures here

These workshops are for practitioners only who have already completed their initial training in massage therapy and bodywork. Proof of licensure is required.

Potomac Massage Training Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#450360-07).

 
 
 
CPR and First Aid classes are listed on the Community Workshops Page ......
 
 
 
 

 
 
 
CALENDAR FOR Continuing Education WORKSHOPS BELOW

 

 

 



 

June 2016

 

 

 

June 5, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR -- this class is FULL!  Next date - August 20th 

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Sunday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

June 9, 2016

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Thursday 9:30am-5:30pm

$150 Early Bird by May 25 ($175 after)

7 CEUs  

Students are asked to bring their Reiki II booklets to class. Additional handouts will be provided.

 

 

 

June 9-12, 2016

Reiki III

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Thursday-Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

$745 Early Bird by May 25 ($775 after)

28 CEUs  

The Reiki II-Enhanced Level is required prerequisite for this training and is included within the cost.

(A $50 fee for a comprehensive notebook supporting all three Reiki levels is included.)

 

Reiki is a Japanese word meaning Spirit, Soul or Universal God (Rei) and energy, force, or Breath of Life (Ki).  It is traditionally translated as Universal Life Force.  Reiki is one of many tools supporting physical, emotional, and spiritual healing.  The essence of Reiki training is the attunements.  The Reiki teacher takes specific steps during meditations to open a channel within the student for energy to flow.  After the channel is made clearer between our earthly personality and the Spirit of Universal forces, shifts in our journeys often occur.  Reiki training is a transformative experience.  

 

 

 


 

June 10-12, 2016

Neuromuscular Therapy: Torso/Pelvis

Instructor: Judith DeLaney or Don Kelley

Fri 12:30-6pm

Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm

$495 Early Bird by May 10 ($545 after)

20 CEUs  

 

 

 

 

June 18, 2016

Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (parts 1 & 2)

Saturday 10am-5:30pm

Instructor: Alison Babil

$150 for the whole day

6 CEUs 

Part 2 (afternoon only—3 CEUs) is available for $75 with Pre-requisite of Part 1 

 

 June 20-23, 2016

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 5

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

 

June 25-26, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 1

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by May 10 ($365 after)

18 CEUs 

 

 

 

June 26, 2016

The Ethical Therapist

Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Madrone
Massage Therapist and Educator, Communications Professional, Award-winning Author, and certified in plant based nutrition, Kelly teaches ethics classes at PMTI in the professional program.  Her class is lively and fun -- explore real world solutions to your current or potenial ethical dilemmas.

$75 Early Bird by May 26 ($95 after)

3 CEUs 

 

 

June 26, 2016

Diversity Training for Massage Therapists

Sunday 1:30pm-2:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Madrone - Note: this class is required for Maryland licensure renewals
Massage Therapist and Educator, Communications Professional, Award-winning Author, and certified in plant based nutrition, Kelly teaches ethics classes at PMTI in the professional program.  Her class is lively and fun -- explore real world solutions to your current or potenial ethical dilemmas.

$35 - 1 CEU

 

 

 

July 2016

 

 

 

July 8-11, 2016

Zero Balancing II®

Friday-Monday 9am-5pm

$595 Ultra-Early Bird by May 8 or

$695 Early Bird by June 8 ($795 after)

24 CEUs 

 

 

 

 

July 22-26, 2016 

Dr. Vodder School International

Therapy I 5 Day Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD) Course

(*Second in our 2016 MLD series; follows the Basic class in March and May)

Prerequisite: Completion of the Basic 5-day MLD class. 

Instructor: Gay Lee Gulbrandson CLT-LANA

Therapy I 5-day MLD class is the second course in an MLD certification for health care professionals. Advanced & Basic theory and current research are covered. Practical sessions include SPECIALS techniques for joints, head (including intra-oral), abdomen and more. These SPECIALS introduce therapeutic applications. A review of basic technique and sequences is also covered. Lectures include advanced theory and research and a review of basic theory. Exams are given to test the student's retention in Basic techniques and theory (75% lab). 

5 days -- Friday to Tuesday, July 22-26, 2016

Daily 8:30 am – 5:30 pm

$995 Early Bird deposit $350. by 6/22/16 ($1095 after)

Deposit non-refundable within 30 days of class

Note: Enrollment is strictly capped at 12 students. Includes Student Handbook, DVD, curriculum extras. 

CE Hours: 40   NCBTMB

Students wishing to attain a certified lymphedema therapist (CLT) certificate from the Dr. Vodder School International can continue into the advanced Therapy II & III class.

 

 

 

 

August 2016

 

 

 

August 6-8, 2016

Sidelying – Trager® Approach

Saturday-Monday 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Tolle

$450 Early Bird by July 6 ($495 after)

24 CEUs – Pre-requisite Trager 1

 


 

 

August 12-14, 2016

Nurturing the Mother:

A Body, Mind, Spirit Approach to Pregnancy Massage with Labor, Postpartum & Infant Massage                            

Instructor: Claire Marie Miller

Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm

$450 Early Bird by July 12 ($495 after)

24 CEUs      

 

 

 

 

August 13 - 14, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 1

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by June 28 ($365 after)

18 CEUs 

 

 

 

 

August 20, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Saturday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 

August 20-21, 2016

Sound and Tuning Fork Therapy        

Instructor: Johnny Henderson and Tom Langan

Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

$320 Early Bird by July 20 ($375 after)

14 CEUs
 
 
 
 

 

August 26-28, 2016

Integrative Reflexology Certification             

Instructor: Claire Marie Miller

Friday-Sunday 9am-6pm

$430 Early Bird by July 26 ($475 after)

24 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

September 2016

 

 

 

September 3, 2016

Trager® Tools for Massage Therapists

Saturday 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Tolle

$185 Early Bird by August 3 ($225 after)

8 CEUs

 

 

 

 

September 17-18, 2016 -- Back by Popular Demand!

The Art of Touch: An Introduction to Shiatsu

Instructor: Dee Weir

Saturday-Sunday, 9am-6pm

$320 Early Bird; else $350 after 8/17

16 CEUs 

 

 

 

 

September 17-18, 2016

Restorative Deep Tissue Hot Stone Therapy

Instructor: Shoshanna DiBetta

Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

$325 Early Bird by 9/8 ($350 after)

16 CEUs 

 

 

 

 

September 24, 2016

Introduction to Clinical Sports Massage        

Instructor: Stephen Conti

Saturday 10am-5pm

$179 Early Bird by August 24 ($199 after)

6 CEUs

 

 

 

 

September 24-25, 2016

Introduction to Polarity Therapy        

Instructor: Johnny Henderson and Tom Langan

Saturday-Sunday 9:30am-5:30pm

$320 Early Bird by August 24 ($375 after)

14 CEUs

 

 

 

September 25, 2016

Self-Care Yoga for Massage Therapists       

Instructor: Denise Anthony

Sunday 10am-5:30pm

$135 Early Bird by September 11 ($165 after)

7 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

October 2016

 

 

 

October 1-2, 2016

Healing Touch - Level 2

Saturday-Sunday 8:30am-6pm
Instructor: Lucrezia Mangione

$275 Early Bird by August 15 ($365 after)

17.5 CEUs 

 

 

 

October 2, 2016

The Ethical Therapist

Sunday 9:30am-12:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Madrone
Massage Therapist and Educator, Communications Professional, Award-winning Author, and certified in plant based nutrition, Kelly teaches ethics classes at PMTI in the professional program.  Her class is lively and fun -- explore real world solutions to your current or potenial ethical dilemmas.

$75 Early Bird by September 2 ($95 after)

3 CEUs 

 

 

October 2, 2016

Diversity Training for Massage Therapists

Sunday 1:30pm-2:30pm
Instructor: Kelly Madrone - Note: this class is required for Maryland licensure renewals
Massage Therapist and Educator, Communications Professional, Award-winning Author, and certified in plant based nutrition, Kelly teaches ethics classes at PMTI in the professional program.  Her class is lively and fun -- explore real world solutions to your current or potenial ethical dilemmas.

$35 - 1 CEU


 

 

October 2, 2016

Acupressure for Self-Care and Others: The Seva Stress Release (parts 1 & 2)

Sunday 10am-5:30pm

Instructor: Alison Babil

$150 for the whole day

6 CEUs 

Part 2 (afternoon only—3 CEUs) is available for $75 with Pre-requisite of Part 1 

 

October 3-6, 2016

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 6

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

 

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

October 7-8, 2016

The Connection Practice - for Therapists and the Community

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski

Friday 6-9pm & Saturday 9am-6pm

Part I - Social and Emotional Intelligence for All

Master the communication skills needed to promote peaceful relationships with others and within yourself. The Connection Practice unlocks the power of empathy and insight by teaching simple, powerful, scientifically proven tools that enable deep understanding of the needs of others and ourselves in any encounter. This introductory course will give you readily mastered tools for listening and relating that are simple in concept but profound in effect.

Nonviolent Communication provides language to identify feelings and underlying needs while HeartMath trains us to bring our hearts and brains into sync. From here empathy and insight lead to solutions to challenges big and small – from a relationship loss to the angst of a no-show client; results that embody clarity, creativity, focus and light heartededness. You’ll leave class with the know-how to build compassionate connection.

Who can attend? Everyone! Here’s what people are saying:

“I was surprised at the depth of this course. The Connection Practice teaches a tool to live from your heart’s intelligence – both on and off the table.” – M. DeRushe

“We ought to all be taught this approach in kindergarten.” – A. Hartman

“As massage therapists, we all seek appropriate and non-judgmental ways to listen to and honor the stories of our clients while exercising healthy and appropriate boundaries.  The Connection Practice, and its components of Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath, offer us insightful tools to address our personal challenges by simply learning to name our feelings and better understand the importance of honoring our personal needs. –T. Gelman

Ellen Synakowski uses The Connection Practice for communication with clients, her family, strangers and especially herself. She has been actively involved with The Practice since 2007 and is certified in HeartMath, The Connection Practice, biodynamic craniosacral therapy (RCST) and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

 

12 CEUs
$149 Early Bird two weeks in advance ($175 after)

 

 

 

October 7-9, 2016

Reiki I and II – in one weekend!

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Friday 5:30-8pm; Sat/Sun 9:30am-6pm

$375 Early Bird by September 24 ($425 after)

16 CEUs  

 

 

October 7-8, 2016

Reiki I

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Friday 5:30-8pm; Sat 9:30am-6pm

$200 Early Bird by September 24 ($225 after)

9 CEUs  

 

 

October 9, 2016

Reiki II

Instructor: Mary Jane Pagan

Sunday 9:30am-6pm

$175 Early Bird by September 24 ($200 after)

7 CEUs 

 

 

 

October 15, 2016

Health Care Provider CPR

Please note: New regulations in Maryland for LMTs state the Health Care Provider CPR is required prior to re-licensing this Fall.

Saturday, 10am-5pm

$120 - 6 hours

 

 

 

 

 

October 21-23, 2016

Neuromuscular Therapy: Cervical/Cranial

Instructor: Judith DeLaney or Don Kelley

Fri 12:30-6pm

Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm

$495 Early Bird by October 21 ($545 after)

20 CEUs  

 

 

 

October 29, 2016

Feet!

Saturday 10am-5pm

Instructor: Roger Tolle

$159 Early Bird by 9/29 ($189 after)

6 CEUs

 

 

 

 

 

November 2016

 

 

 

November 12-13, 2016

Ortho-Bionomy® - Exploration of Movement Patterns

Instructor: Angela Cannon

Saturday-Sunday 9am-6pm

$299 Early Bird by October 12 ($325 after)

16 CEUs

 

November 14-17, 2016

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 7

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

 

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

November 19-20, 2016

The Connection Practice® Intensive - for Therapists and the Community

Instructor: Ellen Synakowski & Carol Brownson

Saturday & Sunday 8:30am-6pm

(Note: Parts 2 & 3 Combined - completion of Part 1 is a prerequisite)Part 2 – Creating Connection with Others Part 3 ¬— Restoring Peace Through Mediation

Co-sponsored by PMTI, this weekend intensive reviews Part 1 then goes deeper and broader in building compassionate connection. Participants will experience:

• Speaking truth while empathizing with another’s viewpoint, useful when difficult conversations have been avoided but are necessary;

• Mediation informed by Connection Practice skills that offer new ways to engage employees, co-workers, children and friends in finding resolutions where everyone’s needs are considered;

• Befriending internal negative voices that can limit work growth, prosperity, self-confidence and hold us back from flourishing;

• The Connection Practice Path where participants are supported in processing a conflict – old or current – with someone living or deceased. The Path is  powerful. Those who take the walk are transformed in the way they see the struggle, the other person, and especially themselves. Compassion, empathy and internal peace can be expected.

Completion of Part 1 is a prerequisite. [Part 1 is offered twice before this class: May 6-7 and again October 7-8]

What people are saying:

“I was surprised at the depth of this course. The Connection Practice teaches a tool to live from your heart’s intelligence – both on and off the table.” – M. DeRushe

“We ought to all be taught this approach in kindergarten.” – A. Hartman

“As massage therapists, we all seek appropriate and non-judgmental ways to listen to and honor the stories of our clients while exercising healthy and appropriate boundaries.  The Connection Practice, and its components of Nonviolent Communication and HeartMath, offer us insightful tools to address our personal challenges by simply learning to name our feelings and better understand the importance of honoring our personal needs. –T. Gelman

Ellen Synakowski uses The Connection Practice for communication with clients, her family, strangers and especially herself. She has been actively involved with The Practice since 2007 and is certified in HeartMath, The Connection Practice, biodynamic craniosacral therapy (RCST) and is a licensed massage therapist (LMT).

Carol Brownson is a Connection Practice trainer in St. Louis, MO. She has taught The Connection Practice in St Louis and with Ellen in the DC area. She never ceases to be awed by the “aha” moments and feelings of peace that come with using The Practice, and she loves the shared experience of practicing together in classes.

Take a look:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S5UObzbN0I

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BXf2LdpeFY4

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V_NfvC3ATPE

  $149 Early Bird two weeks in advance ($175 after)
16 CEUs

 

 

 

December 2016

 

 

 

 

January 2017 and beyond

 

January 28-30 & March 4-6, 2016

Trager® Level II

Saturday-Monday 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Tolle

$855 Early Bird by 12/28 ($900 after)

48 CEUs – Pre-requisite Trager 1

 

February 6-9, 2017

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 8

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

 

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

April 24-27

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 9

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

June 19-22, 2017 

Biodynamic Craniosacral Therapy; Series Continues with Part 10

Monday-Thursday, 9am-6pm

Instructor: Roger Gilchrist  

 

$695 - 32 CEUs 

 

We encourage anyone interested in attending one of our workshops to register by the early registration date.

(Many of our presenters come from out-of-town and cannot travel to conduct workshops unless there is sufficient interest.)

These workshops are  for practitioners only who have already completed their initial training in massage therapy and bodywork. Proof of licensure is required.

Potomac Massage Training Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (#450360-07).

Community Workshops

COUPLES Massage

Bring your Sweetie to PMTI and learn COUPLES Massage. It's the perfect gift -- turn every day into Valentine's day! Monthly dates are posted on our "Workshops" page. 

PMTI also offers Touch of Massage, a day-long learn-to-massage course for Individuals. Our Heart of Touch class is six weeks in length (starting in March and October) and offers a more in-depth introduction to refine your skills.

 

Free Community Lectures

Come learn more monthly about a topic in Health and Wellness -- Bring your Family and Friends!  Just RSVP@pmti.org.

 
 
 

 

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