The Edge School of MassageĀ Arkansas School License NumberĀ 1013
   Changing the world through touch.
Continuing Education         
The Edge School of Massage
1211 W. James Street
Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703

To Register:

Please call 479-443-3646 between 9-4 Tuesday through Sunday to register with a credit or debit card.  You may also mail in your payment.  Your spot in class is not guaranteed until we have your payment.


To Cancel:  

Refunds are given if you contact the school 7 or more days in advance of a class and the school will deduct 25% for processing.   A refund check will be issued or your credit card will be credited.  If you cannot attend and you call the school at least 24 hours in advance of the class start time you may transfer to another class with out penalty. Registrants who no show and no call shall forfeit all fees.

Duplicate Certificates:  Duplicate certificates will be issued once payment of $15 per page is received. 

Free CE Class!!!!

Refer a student who enrolls in our core 500 program and receive a certificate for a free 6 hour $125 CE Class.  

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INMT Certification!
I am offering a certification in Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy!  I require 48 hours of combined training in specific classes but because of the variety of the classes you can customize your training to fit you and the needs of your clients. Classes marked with an asterisk may be combined to achieve the required hours but everyone must take the 12 hour INMT class and pass an exam at the end of their hours before being certified.


Let's Get Back to the Basics of Massage - 6hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

This class is just what it sounds like, a basic review.  We will also cover some recent changes in terminology and contraindications.  Oh yeah, we will also do a supervised one and a half hour massage trade.

*Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy - 12hrs - $250 

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.
Integrated Neuromuscular Therapy is based heavily in NMT but also has a hint of Orthobionomy and strain/counterstrain.  You will learn techniques from these modalities and how to integrate them into your massage.  Please bring linens and lubricant.

*Trigger Points Plus -- 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

Curious about trigger points and the pain patterns they create?  We will not only cover trigger points but Tender Points and the pain patterns they create. You will learn treatments for each. Bring massage linens and lubricant.


The 15 Minute Shoulder -- 6hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

In this class we will delve into the anatomy of the shoulder and some common issues found there.  Unlike classes that cover an hour long “shoulder” massage this class will teach you a very effective 15 minute protocol for the shoulders that can be worked into your regular massage routine.  Bring massage linens and lubricant.


Anatomy Paint by Number – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

A fun and functional class that’s a little bit art, a little bit science and a lot of fun. See the layout of the muscles and their relationship to one another.  You will need massage linens and lubricant.

Bodymasques - 6 Hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI

We will learn to do a bodymasque and also how to turn it into a wrap.  We will do it all without a shower or tub.  Bring 3 bath towels, 4 hand towels and linens.

The Ethics of Massage – 6hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

This class may challenge what you believe about the professional ethics inside of and outside of the massage room.  Many contend that ethics is a dying art and I say, “No!!!!”.  Boundaries, transference, projection and dual relationships may sound boring on paper but in this class they become alive and exciting

*Working a Plan – 6hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd M.T.I.

It can be confusing to work in a medical situation. This class will teach you how to effectively and efficiently work with other medical professionals.


*An NMT Perspective of Low Back Pain – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

This is a new and unique perspective for practitioners on the many causes and treatments for low back pain.  We will review the anatomy as well as many specific treatment plans to help rid your clients of low back pain forever.  Bring massage linens and lubricant.

River Rock Foot Soak – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

This is a spa treatment in high demand at the top spas in the nation.  Learn a spa treatment easily added to your massage menu that doesn’t require a bathtub, a shower or a huge investment.  You will need to bring lubricant, a bath towel and four hand towels.


*Headaches, Headaches, Headaches – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

We will learn about several different kinds of headaches such as; tension, sinus, migraine, TMJD and cluster.  Assessment plans and treatment protocols for each will be provided.  Massage linens and lubricant are required.


*Soft Tissue Release for the Client With Fibromyalgia – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

One of the most common diagnoses to date has quickly become Fibromyalgia.  In this class we will cover the disease from a historical perspective but also delve into leading research.  You will also learn many soft tissue techniques that will allow you to successfully treat all Fibromyalgia clients for whom touch is not contraindicated. You will need to bring massage linens and lubricant.

Safestone Sports Massage - 7hrs - $135
Susie Byrd, M.T.I.
We will learn techniques borrowed from several modalities to increase the effectiveness of our work with athletes. Cold, warm, hot and alternating work will be covered. you will need table linens, 2 hand towels. a bath towel and lubricant.

*Arms, legs, hands and feet - 6hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

Ever wonder if there was more you could be doing with the hands and feet? In this class we will discuss and demonstrate techniques to improve your routine.  Bring linens and lubricant.

*A Neuromuscular view of the shoulder girdle – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd M.T.I.

We will explore the anatomy as well as several common issues found in the shoulder girdle. Please bring massage linens and lubricant.


Parafun!! – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

Want to learn more applications for that paraffin dip you bought way back when and at the same time add spa services to your menu? Take your paraffin dip out of the closet dust it off and start putting it to profitable use.  You will learn a Spa Citrus Hand Treatment and a Paraffin Mud Backpacque.  You will need massage linens, lubricant, a bath towel and four hand towels.


Chair Massage 101 – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

It’s one of the percs executives demand and you can learn to be a provider of corporate relaxation.  We will learn a basic chair massage routine and several optional techniques that can be beneficial in your table work. Marketing techniques will also be covered.


*Clinical Assessment – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd M.T.I.

This class is designed according to my belief that “if you can’t find I you cant fix it”. We will cover postural assessment, muscle testing, and some palpation skills.  Bring linens.

Safestones – 12 hrs. - $325

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

Learn to do stone massage the safe way.  “Above all do no harm.”  Don’t forget that this ancient code we work with extends to stone massage as well.  Learn to do a safe basic stone massage routine along with treatments that can be added to your menu as separate services.  The charge for a stone massage is $120 per hour and up.  Increase the amount of money you make in the same amount of time. You will need massage linens, two bath towels, four hand towels. Lubricant will be provided.  We will have stones and warmers for you to use in class.  


*Temporomandibular Joint Dysfunction – 6 hrs. - $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I.

We will cover specific causes and treatments for TMJD as well as many common neck and shoulder complaints.  We will review the anatomy of the neck and jaw.  Bring linens and lubricant.

*Sports Massage 101 - 6 hrs -  $125

Susie Byrd, M.T.I. 

Learn to work effectively with many different types of athletes in many types of events.  This class will explain the history, types and strokes of sports massage as well as guide you through the marketing opportunities involved with volunteering.  Please wear athletic clothing both for receiving and giving the hands on work. Bring linens and lubricant.

The Law and Rules & Regulations of Arkansas - 6 hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI

This class will cover the current massage law and the rules and regulations governing us as therapists in the state of Arkansas.  We will also explain the legislative process as it pertains to law and rules and regulation writing and approval.  

Special Strokes for Special Folks - Massage for Children with Cerebral Palsy and Autism - 6 hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI

This class will cover the many aspects of working with children with very specific needs.  We will cover the complexities of the diseases, the needs of the clients and their caretakers as well as the strokes most suited to the work.  Contraindications will be covered in detail.  This work is very rewarding and very needed within our profession.

*The Anatomy of Movement - 6 hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI

How does movement happen?  See and feel how it all works and put it together through the nervous system to the final movement.  How does that muscle move that bone?  We will review joint actions, muscle actions and palpation skills.   Bring linens and lubricant.

*Smarter Not Harder Deep Tissue Work - 6hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI 

This class is designed to help you work more deeply on your clients without injury or strain to your body.  We will work with the style you already use to create the foundation of the work and then take you one step deeper into the client's tissue without pain to either of you.  Bring linens and lubricant.

*PNF Stretching 101 - 6 hrs - $125

Susie Byrd, MTI  

I have had tremendous positive response from using PNF stretching and when used correctly it can be a great tool in our work with our client's pain and functionality.  We will use the technique on many areas of the body.  This technique is easily mastered and underused.  Bring linens and lubricant.

Tui Na - 12 hrs - $250
Luis Felipe Toro Reyes, LMT
Tui Na, or Chinese Masage Therapy, is one of the four main branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is used to treat specific illnesses as well as musculoskeletal ailments. Tui Na's foundations are the theoretical principles of Chinese medicine with its channel and point system, a knowlege  of anatomy, physiology and pathologies, as well as the ability to perform a range of manual techniques according to diferentiation of symdroms and channel assessment. This class is an introduction to this system and its main manual techniques that can be introduced into any massage routine according to the spirit of the treatment. 

Integrative Body Therapy – 6 hrs. - $125
Michael Clark, M.M.T., Certified Structural Integrator, Trained in use of E-Stim
The class will deal primarily with the “head foreward – medially rotated shoulders” posture that we see so often in our practices. We will start with assessment from a structural integration perspective, then a demonstration, and time permitting an opportunity to use handheld E-stim units. This can often induce a relaxation response in the soft tissues. We will watch a vintage video by Dr. Ida Rolf and relate it to our earlier assessments. Our focus will be on “locked short – locked long” holding patterns. There will be lots of cool handouts, info, and hands on. My goal is a fun, interactive day.  Please bring linens and massage lubricant.

Electro Stimulation - 6 hrs. - $125
Michael Clark, MMT, Structural Integrator 

You will learn in one day how to successfully add this very effective modality to your massage and bodywork practice.  The devices used are “hybrid” hand held T.E.N.S. Units that have the ability to detect trigger points, acupuncture points, myofascial taught bands, etc. Once the point is located the device is activated, sending a brief concentrated stimulus which can induse a relaxation response. Using E-stim prior to your tissue manipulation will greatly reduce the effort necessary to effectively move contracted and tense muscles helping you work smarter not harder.  Due to the specific nature of this work, the classes will be limited to six therapists.  Please bring linens and massage lubricant.

Building a Foundation, Integrating Feet and Legs
Michael Clark, MMT, Structural Integrator - 6 hrs - $125
If you build a house on an uneven foundation you will have a weak structure.  This principle applies equally to the human body.  We will address the possible causes of plantar fasciitis and its resolution, how to avoid heel spurs and knee pain, and the relationship of foot and leg imbalances to lower back and neck pain.  Effective foot and leg work can be very uncomfortable for some clients, learn how to reduce or eliminate that pain with proper preparation and body mechanics.  Addressing foot and leg problems may be the most overlooked aspect of doing effective bodywork.  This work may add a new dimension to the fine work you are now doing.  Please bring linens and massage lubricant.

Tools of the Trade: Save Your Body Work Smarter
Michael Clark, MMT, Structural Integrator - 12 hrs - $250
Our bodies, especially our hands, are not designed to withstand the many hours of pressure and stresses imposed upon them (us) by the nature of our work as therapists.  Overworked soft tissues are highly susceptible to injury.  We know this from working with clients who have "overloaded" their bodies.  This twelve hour course will explain lots of tools available to us that can help us finish our day of assisting others to feel better without it being at our expense.  We will be doing:  Massage Cupping (Including video), Acu Taping, Acupressure - how to create circuits with your hands, Micro current therapy:  E-Stim, Percussor - This device emits energy in a straight line (unlike vibration) mobilizing tissue at a very deep level (you will love this tool!), Techniques to use while sitting, Hydraulic Tables:  Some do more than just go up and down.  Attendees will be invited to bring their favorite tools to share with others.  Books, charts, DVDs, etc.  Please bring massage linens.

Massage Cupping 6 hrs - $125
Michael Clark, MMT, Structural Integrator
Myofascial release is the primary benefit of massage cupping as it is presented in this class.  To say that the movement of blood and other fluids are stimulated is an understatement.  Eastern Medicine suggest that the detoxification of superficial tissue is also of prime benefit of the practice of cupping.  For more information call Michael Clark. 479-677-3170. 

Introduction to Hawaiian "Temple Style" Lomi Lomi - 6 ce hours $125
Michele Austin, MMT
Participants will learn:  History of Lomi and basic runs on the back that they will be able to apply directly to their current massage practice; Techniques that help save hands and thumbs for years of productivity as massage therapists; Participants will practice and receive Lomi Lomi massage.

Hawaiian "Temple Style" Lomi Lomi 4-day intensive  32 ce hours $550
Michele Austin, MMT
Participants will learn:  all of the fundamental runs on the back and front of the body; the seven shamanic principles; conscious stretching; self care for the healer; shamanic movement; exercises in presence, intimacy & self awareness; techniques for staying in balance while maintaining a service oriented life and career.  Participants practice and receive Lomi Lomi each day, allowing them to learn and experience for themselves the aloha, beauty and transformational power of this work.

The Essentials of Lomi Lomi-front and back of the Body  18ce hours $350
The Essentials of Lomi Lomi - front and back of the body.  Participants will learn the essential techniques of Lomi Lomi and how to incorporate the Lomi flow into your current massage sessions saving your hands and wrists while transforming your massage practice.  Participants will give and receive Lomi sessions each day.

Intuitive Touch   6CE hours $125
Michele Austin, MMT
This class is designed to get us in touch with our intuition and the energy we bring into our practice of massage.  The class will include exercises to connect with our intuitive selves along with hands on practice developing a deeper intuitive sense with clients on energetic and psychological levels.

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