Julie Goodwin, BA, LMT

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NCBTMB-Approved Continuing Education Classes

The live courses listed below are all NCBTMB-Approved. Live courses are currently on hiatus, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. I hope that we can meet in the classroom when it is once again safe to be together!

Elder Massage: Touching the Past

8 CEs

Learn about conditions of longevity, design comfortable, effective bodywork treatments, and provide a safe, accessible treatment space for fit or frail elder clients. Focus on fall-risk assessment, and learn a specific fall-risk prevention protocol. Gain skills in communication and assessments for elder clients; safe positioning, turning, and draping; guidelines for accommodating elder client limitations. 

Currently on hiatus.

Ethics in the Social Media Age

2 0r 3 CEs

Interact with colleagues to discuss crucial issues and challenges for massage practitioners in the age of social media: maintaining boundaries, ensuring confidentiality, and representing our industry accurately and truthfully. Bring your ethical dilemmas for group input!   

Currently on hiatus.                                                                                                                          

Facial Massage

6 CEs

Learn the specific protocol for a 30-45-minute therapeutic facial massage treatment that requires no expensive equipment, and includes options of applying moist, heated towels that soften skin and relax facial muscles, and aromatherapy oils that relax and rejuvenate. Instruction includes detailed anatomy of the skull and muscles of facial expression, physiology of skin, reflex points on the face and skull, and indications, cautions, and contraindications.

Currently on hiatus.


Fundamentals of Oncology Massage

12 CEs

Learn how to plan and provide safe, nurturing touch for clients currently undergoing or recovering from treatment for cancer. Understand how cancer develops and spreads, how to accommodate medical treatment side effects and implanted devices. Choose modality and technique adjustments, and explore emotions and self-care strategies surrounding the death of a client. In the hands-on segment, work with a partner to simulate hair loss, implanted devices, and chemotherapy and radiation side effects, designing and providing a therapeutic bodywork treatment.


Learn about risk factors and medical treatments, complete a case study, and practice specific positioning and bodywork techniques for clients with breast, lung, colorectal, or skin cancer.

Currently on hiatus.

Fundamentals of Pregnancy Massage

8 CEs

In this comprehensive class, learn about physiological and emotional changes during pregnancy, labor, and delivery; understand cautions and contraindications created by complications or by a high risk pregnancy, and positioning and draping techniques for the second and third trimesters of pregnancy. 

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Arthritis

2 CEs

Arthritis is one of the most common reasons for which clients seek massage therapy. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gouty arthritis, or ankylosing spondylitis empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.

In Safe Hands: Clients with Autoimmune Conditions

2 CEs

People with autoimmune conditions face daily challenges, especially when receiving traditional or alternative health treatments. Understanding the autoimmune response as well as the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for autoimmune conditions such as lupus (SLE), multiple sclerosis (MS), Crohn's disease, and scleroderma empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.

In Safe Hands: Clients with Dementia

2 CEs

 Helping a client with any form of dementia can be especially challenging: symptoms are progressive, responses to massage can be unpredictable, and permission to treat may be elusive. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for clients diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease, Dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB), Frontotemporal dementia, and Vascular dementia empowers massage therapists to create a treatment plan that ensures safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for clients.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Diabetes

2 CEs

Clients with diabetes present special challenges when receiving massage therapy. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for the Type I, Type II, and gestational diabetes empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Fibromyalgia

2 CEs

Helping clients with fibromyalgia can be challenging: symptoms are transitory, responses to massage can be unpredictable, progress can be elusive. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for fibromyalgia empowers you to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Neurological Conditions 

2CEs

Ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for clients with Parkinson’s disease, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), seizure disorders, or traumatic brain injury (TBI). Learn the signs and symptoms, understand the etiology, risk factors, and possible complications; understand treatments and medications and therapeutic massage guidelines, including cautions and contraindications, positioning, draping, and techniques.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Respiratory Conditions

2 CEs

Understand the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for chronic respiratory conditions such as sinusitis, asthma, COPD, and cystic fibrosis; identify contagious and non-contagious respiratory conditions, and create treatment plans and a physical environment that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Skin Cancer

2 CEs

Recognizing signs and symptoms, understanding the etiology, risk factors, prevention strategies, possible complications, treatments and medications for actinic keratosis, basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, and any of the various forms of melanoma empowers practitioners to create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.


In Safe Hands: Clients with Spinal Deviations

2 CEs

Chronic pain caused by spinal deviation is one of the most common reasons for which clients seek massage therapy. Understanding the etiology, risk factors, signs and symptoms, possible complications, treatments and medications for the various types of spinal deviation empowers practitioners to reliably assess and create treatment plans that ensure a safe, comfortable, and effective massage experience for your clients.

Currently on hiatus.

Massage of the Abdomen

4 CEs

Learn how to perform a comprehensive, 30-45 minute protocol massage of the abdomen and anterior torso that combines myofascial, Swedish, and visceral techniques, to alleviate back pain, encourage effective bowel peristalsis, facilitate deep respiration, and release fascial restrictions.  Massage of the abdomen can be a stand-alone treatment or integrated into a 90-minute protocol session, to create a dynamic, unique client experience.

Currently on hiatus.


Peripheral Protocol I: Isolating and Treating Muscles of the Head and Face

4 CEs

Learn specific techniques for isolating and treating the bones, soft tissue structures, and muscles of the cranium and the face after delving deeply into the anatomy and physiology of these critical areas. The Peripheral Protocol I gently mobilizes the sutures of the skull and relaxes the muscles of facial expression, while temporarily reducing swelling and increasing circulation, making it ideal for clients with TMJD, chronic sinusitis, and eye strain.

Currently on hiatus.


Peripheral Protocol II: Isolating and Treating Muscles of the Hands and Feet

4 CEs

Learn specific techniques for isolating and treating the bones, soft tissue structures, and muscles of the wrist and hand, and the ankle and foot, delving deeply into the anatomy and physiology of these critical areas. The Peripheral Protocol II gently mobilizes the joints of the wrist and ankle, and within the hands and feet, and relaxes overused hand and foot muscle. This treatment is ideal for people who spend time at a keyboard or stand for extended periods, clients with repetitive strain, carpal tunnel syndrome, foot/toe deformities, and following bunionectomy.

Currently on hiatus.


Posture and Gait Assessment

6 CEs

Learn how to quickly and efficiently assess your clients' posture and gait, so that you can create an effective, individualized treatment plan and bodywork session. This interactive, hands-on class provides understanding of posture and gait concepts, assessment guidelines, partnered practice in assessment of client structures and movement patterns, and development and application of a treatment plan based in assessment findings.

Currently on hiatus.

Self-Care Strategies

4 CEs

Burnout, ongoing fatigue, and injury are career-ending factors for too many promising bodywork practitioners. This interactive workshop helps new and veteran practitioners correct poor body mechanics, practice deep breathing patterns, and identify work habits that can prevent burnout and contribute to a longer, healthier bodywork career.

Currently on hiatus.


Techniques in Sidelying

4 CEs

Placing a client in a stable, comfortable sidelying position ensures full access to lateral structures and muscle groups for specific massage techniques, and provides a truly complete bodywork experience. Learn recommendations for table positioning and body mechanics, plus secure positioning, draping, and repositioning. Design a 50-60-minute session that includes Swedish and myofascial techniques, passive stretching, and joint mobilizations performed entirely with the client in sidelying position, with segments that can be incorporated into a standard treatment, allowing work in supine, prone, and sidelying positions.

Currently on hiatus.


Understanding Client Medications

4 CEs


Ensure safe, effective bodywork treatment and safeguard your practice by understanding how client medications can affect massage treatment planning. Learn terms and concepts, drug administration routes, medication interactions, dosage issues, and adverse reactions. Practice utilizing drug information resources and obtaining necessary drug information during the intake interview. Identify cautions, contraindications, techniques and strategies for accommodating medication side effects for a wide range of commonly prescribed drugs. In the interactive segment, plan bodywork treatments based on case profiles of complex health conditions, with multiple medications and possible side effects.

Currently on hiatus.