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Professional Development Courses

We bring you renown teachers within the therapy practice from around the world, so you get the best learning experience available to continue your development and skill-set within the Massage Therapy industry

Due to the travel and coordination involved, please be aware that all course start dates are subject to change for each location based upon class sizes at enrolment.

NEW Professional Development Courses for 2019 will be uploaded soon. 

REGISTER HERE to any of the upcoming workshops below:

Muscle-Specific Deep Tissue Techniques 
  • Torso (Auckland) 
  • Posterior, Lateral and Anterior Neck (Auckland & Christchurch) 
  • Chest, Diaphragm and Shoulder Girdle (Christchurch)
 - with Brian Utting 

Date: 19-27 January 2019
Location: Auckland and Christchurch Campuses (New Zealand College of Massage) 
Cost: Subject to course type

About Brian Utting: Brian founded the Brian Utting School of Massage (BUSM) in Seattle, WA in 1982 and was BUSM's Director, Director of Education, and a lead instructor there for 26 years. Brian developed and refined the curriculum at BUSM and taught many subjects, including anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, contraindications, business skills, communication skills, hydrotherapy, and a variety of massage techniques. His 1000-hour COMTA-accredited school was considered one of the best massage schools in the country.

Brian has been teaching massage CE nationally and internationally since 1990. He designs his CE classes and programs so that the students really get the material and can take it home and apply it in their practice, rather than just being exposed to it. He teaches with a rare blend of knowledge, passion, precision, humor, common sense, and depth. In 2009 Brian was awarded the AMTA's Robert N. Calvert Award for Lifetime Achievement. In 2014, he was inducted into the Massage Therapy Hall of Fame.

Decongestive Lymphatic Therapy (DLT) 
 - with Jacqui Beutel 

Date: 4-9 February 2019
Cost: $1750 AUD 
Early-bird rates available! 
($1550 AUD)  

About Jacqui Beutel: Jacqui has worked in medical administration for almost 30 years and closely with patients newly diagnosed with cancer. Jacqui is qualified in Onocology Massage, Complex Decongestive Therapy - Lymphoedema and Lipoedema Management, Compression Garment fitting (sleeves, stockings, custom made, ready to wear), Manual Lymphatic Draingage, Swedish (Relaxation) Massage, Remedial Massage, Pregnancy Massage and AromaTouch Technique. 

Jacqui has been a keynote speaker on the management of lymphoedema and lipoedema at several conferences and is available for educational sessions for your group.  

Integrative Myofascial Release Techniques and The Spine 
 - with Mark Finch 

Date: 15-16 February 2019
Cost: $440

About Mark FinchMark is a Registered Massage Therapist (Canada) who has been in practice since 1996. He has training in Massage Therapy, Structural Integration (KMI) and Visceral Manipulation. He has a passion for treating myofascial tissues in all its forms and clinically reasoning the most appropriate strategies for each individual patient. He has treated successfully in a variety of therapeutic settings from touring with Riverdance the Show to his current practice. He clinically collaborates with well known Physiotherapist Diane Lee with whom he co-teaches some courses. Mark taught Tom Myers’ Anatomy Trains™ courses in many international venues from 2005-2011. He now teaches his own Myofascial release courses in Canada and Australasia. 

Neck, Voice and Swallowing disorders 
 - with Walt Fritz

Date: 17-18 August 2019
Cost: $450
Early-bird rates available! 

About Walt Fritz: Walt Fritz, PT has been a physical therapist since 1985 and has been practicing myofascial release (MFR) since 1992. After training with and working for some of the pioneers of the MFR field, he began to move the traditional myofascial release narrative from its historical roots into more modern and accepted narratives of neurological explanation. He has taught MFR workshops to PTs, OTs, and MTs since 2006, with his work being taught in comprehensive Upper Body and Lower Body workshops. 

In 2013 introduced The Foundations in Myofascial Release Seminar for Neck, Voice, and Swallowing Disorders, directed toward the unique patient population of the speech-language pathologists and other voice professionals. He teaches across the United States, Canada, and abroad.