NCBTMB Approved Massage Classes offered:

All classes will be held at The King's Essentials located at 7 Hyers Street, Toms River, NJ 08753

Please contact Melissa Painter at (732) 927-0121 to register.  Payment will be taken at time of registration.  No refunds unless the class is cancelled.  Limited spaces are available. 

1.  Saturday 12/10/22 12:00 PM-4:00 PM

4 CE NCBTMB Approved Introduction to Massage Cupping class;

Cost:  $110.00

LMT must purchase a cupping set from Amazon and bring to the class.  Link will be provided.


This course will discuss and explain the past history and recent history of cupping. The different types of cupping tools, as well as equipment development and its purposes/applications.  This class will discuss the theory and actions of negative pressure massage cupping as well as some of the theory and actions of vacuum cupping.  We will discuss the different types of cupping tools used to perform techniques and discuss the basics of using cups. 


The course will discuss the purpose of cupping and its many applications. 

Massage Therapists will learn about conditions that benefit and respond well to cupping therapy and the physiological effects of cupping will also be discussed. Students will also learn and understand how to apply cups safely and for how long. This class will emphasize the important things to remember while using cups and to observe the work performed and to “do no harm” to the client. This course will review some of the important drainage pathways and learn to apply this knowledge in a cupping session. Students will learn about safety and contra-indications and also the conditions cupping can be used for. 


2.  Wednesday 1/11/23 9:00 AM-12:00 PM

3 CE NCBTMB Approved Save Your Hands! class;

Cost:  $125.00, includes Save Your Hands! Textbook which will be provided in class


The Save Your Hands class will teach students how to use a holistic approach to protect themselves from injury. Identify the physical demands of massage that can cause injury. Find alternative techniques to protect vulnerable parts of your body. Improve your body mechanics to reduce stress and increase your comfort. How to navigate ergonomics, body techniques, coaching and prolong one's career. 


This course allows for hands-on work and we'll be divided into 1 hour of theory and 2 hours of practicum/hands-on work. The Save Your Hands class comes with the mandatory Save Your Hands! Second Edition book which is included in the price. 


3.  Saturday 2/11/23 and Sunday 2/12/23

12 hour 2 day class NCBTMB Approved Introduction to CranioSacral Therapy

10:00 AM to 5:30 PM each day

Cost $300.00, includes an official Upledger study guide, certificate and CEU letter


Teaches the benefits of CranioSacral Therapy (CST) along with basic techniques to use in practice and for personal health.  Explore the anatomy and physiology of the craniosacral system and its relationship to illness, pain, and dysfunction.  Develop and refine light-touch palpation skills.  Learn and practice palpating the “listening stations” key body locations where the craniosacral motion can best be evaluated.  Learn and practice tissue release techniques for the pelvic and respiratory diaphragm and thoracic inlet.  Learn about and practice mobilizing the sacrum; the dural tube rock and dural tube glide; v-spread; stillpoint.