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    Affordable and accredited clinical massage therapy program.

2022 – Live CE Classes
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Some Advanced Continuing Education Courses maybe composed of online, live classes and hands-on practice designed to educate certified massage therapists and allied health care professionals on specialized techniques, providing them with the opportunity to become unique therapists.

Auricular Seed Therapy Certification (AST) 16 Clock-Hour Course: 
Day 1: Friday, December 16, 2022, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm
Day 2: Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 9:00am to 3:00pm

The AST certification is completed via a hybrid format including an online history of auricular therapy, fundamentals of Chinese therapy, relationship between emotional disturbances and Chinese pathology; followed by in-person acupoint location, indications, treatment preparation, applications, and proof of clinical cases of 5 clients.

Who Can Attend: Available but not limited to qualified individuals who are: physicians, massage therapists, psychologists, clinical social workers, mental health counselors, nurses, alcohol, and drug counselors


The CE 16 hours AST course will provide practitioners with the auricular acupressure procedure using ear seeds to be given individually or to a group of people. Auricular acupoint therapy may assist with generalized physical and psychological symptoms including withdrawal, stress, anxiety, pain, and insomnia. According to a study posted by the National Institute of Health (NIH), National Library of Medicine, frequent stimulation of specific auricular acupuncture points is an effective method of appetite suppression which leads to weight loss.

Course Syllabus

Module 1: Online self-study class and shorth examination on Fundamentals of Chinese therapy and history of auricular therapy

Clock Hours: 3

Module 2-Live classes:

Day 1: Friday, December 16, 2022, from 4:00pm to 7:00pm

Subject: Traditional Chinese Therapy overview, Chinese pathology of internal causes, anatomy of Chinese auricular acupoints.

Clock Hours: 3

Day 2: Saturday, December 17, 2022, from 9:00am to 3:00pm

Subject: Auricular acupoint identification, location, and indications. Treatment preparation and application.

Clock Hours: 6

Module 3 - Independent Clinical Sessions: Documenting the application of Auricular Seed Therapy (AST) to 5 Clients.

Clock Hours: 4

Certificate of Completion: Participants will receive the 16 clock- hour Auricular Seed Therapy (AST) certificate after completing all 3 Modules.

Cost: $325.00, includes the instructional booklet and one ear seed package.

Instructor:  Antonio Carrico, ND, Psy.M.

Now Offering Reiki Classes

Reiki Level 1 Class: Saturday December 17th 3:30 pm to 6:30 pm Pre-registration required, purchase book below and complete required reading prior to class. Level 1 Cost: $150 or enroll for Level 1 and 2 at the same time and receive $25 off total

Reiki Level 2 Class: Saturday January 14th 10 am to 2 pm Pre-requisites: Reiki Level 1 class. Pre-registration required and complete required reading prior to class. Level 2 Cost $200 or $325 for both classes

Book: The Complete Reiki Tutor: A Structured Course to Achieve Professional Expertise  June 3, 2008 by Tanmaya Honervogt  ISBN-10 1856752828 ISBN-13 978-1856752824

*Additional information for class will be emailed to you after registration is complete.

What is Reiki? Reiki is a form of Japanese energy work for stress reduction and relaxation that also promotes a greater sense of wellbeing. It is accomplished by laying hands on or just above the body and is based on the idea that an unseen "life force energy" flows through us. If our "life force energy" is low, then we are more likely to get sick or feel stress, but if it is flowing at a higher rate and unblocked, we are more likely to enjoy a greater sense of mental, physical, and spiritual balance. The word Reiki is made of two Japanese words - Rei which means "universal or the higher power" and Ki which is "life force energy". So, the meaning of Reiki is “universal life force energy." Reiki is spiritual in nature, but it is not a religion. It has no dogma, and there is nothing you must believe to learn and use Reiki.

Reiki techniques are easy to learn and the ability to use Reiki is transferred to the student during a Reiki class during an “attunement” from a Reiki Master Teacher. In Reiki Level 1 class the student’s attunement allows them to tap into an unlimited supply of "life force energy" to improve their own health and enhance their quality of life. In Reiki Level 2 more techniques are taught as well as another “attunement” which allows the student to perform Reiki treatments on others.

Instructor: Melissa Carrico, LMT, Reiki Master Teacher

 Last day to enroll: Monday, December 12, 2022 - Enroll Today! Seats are limited!
Payments can be processed using our online system or in the office with check or cash. A 2.9% surcharge will be added to online payments.

2022 Advanced Courses
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About the Instructors

Antonio Carrico, MSND

Naturopathic Degree, Acupuncture certificate from China Academy of Chinese Medical Sciences, a Master Degree in Psychology from California Coast University, and currently finishing a Doctor/PhD. in Acupuncture at Nanjing University of Chinese Medicine.

Melissa Carrico, L.M.T., COTA/L.

Melissa Carrico received her Associate degree in Occupational Therapy from COD, an Associate Degree  Management and Marketing from KCC, is a licensed Massage Therapist, a Certified Master Health Coach/Natural Health Practitioner as well is a Reiki Master/Teacher. 

By attending these courses, participants will learn specific methods of assessments and treatment approaches to be used during clinical massages