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Educational Programs*

Appalachian Training Center for Healing Arts
Director: Mr. Richard Riley
117 W. Highway 25-70
Dandridge, TN 37725
Phone: 865-397-5227
Fax: 865-397-5228
Web site: www.atchaschool.com
E-mail: info@atchaspa.com
Arbor College School of Massage
Director: Mr. Ed Bolden
6500 Papermill Drive, Suite 214
Knoxville, TN 37919
Phone: 865-450-3330
Fax: 865-588-0909
Web site: thearborway.com
E-mail: info@AIM-Knoxville.com
Bodyworks School of Massage, Inc.
Director:  Ms. Kay Larnari
2752 B North Highland Avenue
Jackson, TN  38305
Phone:  731-664-8704
Fax:  731-664-0173
E-mail:  bodyworksschool@aeneas.com
Brightness Massage School for the Blind
Director:  Mr. Andrew Jiang
6180-1 Macon Road
Memphis, TN 38134
Phone:  901-266-4011

Web site: www.brightnessmassage.com
E-mail: andrewjiang@msn.com
Chattanooga Massage Institute Inc.
Director:  Dr. Michael Wolff
6401 Hixson Pike, Suite E
Hixson, TN  37343
Phone:  423-847-1417
Fax:  423-842-2444

Web site: www.chattmassage.com
E-mail:  chattmassage@gmail.com
Chattanooga State Technical
Community College
Program Director:  Renea Richardson
4501 Amnicola Highway
Chattanooga, TN  37406
Phone:  423-697-5585
Fax:  423-697-3203
Web site:  www.chattanoogastate.edu
E-mail:  www.renea.richardson@chattanoogastate.edu
Concorde Career College (Memphis)
Director: G. Dalton Reeves
5100 Poplar Avenue, Suite 132
Memphis, TN  38137
Phone:  901-761-9494
Fax:  901-761-3293
Web site:  concorde.edu
E-mail:  greeves@concorde.edu
Concorde Career College (Southaven)
Director: Chris Burgio
7900 Airways Blvd
Suite 103
Southaven, MS 38671
Phone:  662-429-9909
Fax:  662-253-0344
Web site:  concorde.edu
E-mail:  cburgio@concorde.edu
Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies, Inc.
Director:  Ms. Mary McDaniel
500 Wilson Pike Circle, Suite 121
Brentwood, TN  37027
Phone:  615-370-9794
Fax:  615-370-5869
Web site:  www.cumberlandinstitute.com
E-mail:  mary@cumberlandinstitute.com
Daymar Institute
Director:  Ms. Deidra Butler
340 Plus Park Blvd.
Nashville, TN  37217
Phone:  615-361-7555
Fax:  615-367-2736
Web site:  http://www.daymarinstitute.edu/programs/healthcare/medical-massage-therapy
E-mail:  dbutler@daymarinstitute.edu
Excel Dental Training Institute
Director: Barbara G. Hopkins-Glascock
907 Rivergate Parkway
E-6
Goodlettsville, TN 37072
Phone: 615-851-8596

Web site: www.exceldentalinstitute.com
E-mail: exceldentalinstitute@yahoo.com

Georgia Career Institute-McMinnville
Director:  Ms. Joyce Myers
755 North Chancery Street
McMinnville, TN  37110
Phone:  931-506-5343
Fax:  931-507-5343
Web site:  gci.edu
E-mail:  jmyers@gci.edu
Georgia Career Institute-Murfreesboro
Director:  Ms. Joyce Meadows
1233 Commerce Drive
Murfreesboro, TN  37130
Phone:  615-896-0702
Fax:  615-867-0230
Web site:  gci.edu
E-mail:  jmeadows@gci.edu
Gould’s Academy of Massage
Director: Dee Vickers
1203 Ridgeway Road
Suite 201
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-767-6647

Web site: www.gouldsacademy.com

Massage Institute of Cleveland
Director:  Mr. Michael Sandberg
4009 Keith Street
Suite 207
Cleveland, TN  37312
Phone: 423-559-0380
Web site: www.massageinstituteofcleveland.net
E-mail:  massageinstitute@hotmail.com
Massage Institute of Memphis, LLC
Director:  Julie Wood
2076 Union Avenue, Suite 202
Memphis, TN  38104
Phone:  901-726-4665
Fax:  901-726-4680
Web site:  themassageinstitute.com
E-mail:  info@themassageinstitute.com
Miller-Motte Technical College-Chattanooga
Director:  Ms. Lisa Carstens
6397 Lee Hwy Suite 100
Chattanooga, TN  37421
Phone:  423-510-9675
Fax:  423-510-1985
Web site:  www.miller-motte.edu
E-mail:  jkearns@miller-motte.com
Miller-Motte Technical College-Clarksville
Director:  Ms. Ellie Greenway
1820 Business Park Drive
Clarksville, TN  37040
Phone:  931-553-0071
Fax:  931-552-2916
Web site:  www.miller-motte.edu
E-mail:  kfielder@miller-motte.com
Miller-Motte Technical College - Madison
Director: Nikki England
1515 Gallatin Pike North
Madison, TN 37115
Phone: 615-859-8090

Web Site: http://www.miller-motte.edu

Mind Body Institute, LLC
Director: Maj-Lis Nash
2416 Music Valley Drive, Suite 119
Nashville, TN 37214
Phone:  615-360-8554
Fax:  615-360-8552
Web site:  www.mindbodynashville.com
E-mail:  mbimajlis@gmail.com
Nashville School of Massage Therapy
Director: Christine Long
130 Seaboard Lane, A-12
Franklin, TN 37067
Phone:  615-905-4141
Web site:  www.nashvilleschoolofmassagetherapy.com
E-mail:  Christinelong26@me.com
Reflections of Health School of Massage
Director:  Ms. Karen Kestner
1604 Lamons Lane, Suite 207A
Johnson City, TN  37604
Phone:  423-929-3331
Fax:  423-929-3331
Web site:  www.reflectionsofhealth.com
E-mail:  info@reflectionsofhealth.com 
Roane State Community College
Director:  Gary Genna
701 Briarcliff Avenue
Oak Ridge, TN  37830
Phone:  866-462-7722
Fax:  865-481-2019
Web site:  www.roanestate.edu
E-mail:  gennagn@roanestate.edu
Tennessee Career Institute
Director: Tangela Blum
1412 Trotwood Avenue
Suite 1
Columbia, TN 38401
Phone: 931-388-7717

Web Sites: www.tnci.edu or www.tennesseecareerinstitue.com
Tennessee School of Massage
Director:  Ms. Cissie Pryor
5658 South Rex Road, Suite 100
Memphis, TN  38119
Phone:  901-843-2706
Fax:  901-507-2333 
Web site:  www.tsom.net
E-mail:  info@tsom.net 
Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, Inc.
Mr. George Sampsel , LMT
4716 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37921
Phone:  865-588-2324
Fax:  865-584-5573
Web site:  www.tennesseeschoolofmassage.com
E-mail: george@tennesseeschoolofbeauty.com


Tennessee Educational Programs Updated 5/18/15

Continuing Education


Continuing Education

Failure to comply with continuing education requirements may result in disciplinary action against the licensee or registrant. The disciplinary action will be reported on the Department of Health license verification web site.

Continuing education is mandatory for licensed massage therapist.  Each licensed massage therapist must attend and complete twenty-five (25) hours of massage therapy related continuing education in courses approved by the Board on or before December 31st of 2004 and again every two (2) calendar years thereafter (for example January 1, 2005 through December 31, 2006 and then again from January 1, 2007 through December 31, 2008, and so on) for as long as the therapist’s license remains active.  The due date for completion of the continuing education hours is the same for every licensed massage therapist in this state.”

New licensees will have his or her required continuing education hours pro-rated and for those obtaining a license during October, November and December of the second year of the cycle must obtain four (4) hours of continuing education in the subject areas required by subparagraphs (2) (e) and (2) (f) which are the two (2) hours pertaining to federal and Tennessee statutes and rules concerning massage therapist and establishments and two (2) hours pertaining to the management of practicing massage therapy, or to professional ethics, or to substance abuse.  New licensees are no longer exempt during the first year of licensure. 

New Licensee Pro-Ration Chart – Persons who become licensed will have their required continuing education hours pro-rated over the remaining months of the two (2) year cycle in which they become licensed according to the following chart:

First Year of the Cycle Second Year of the Cycle
Month Licensed  Hours Required Month Licensed Hours Required
January 25 January 13
February 24 February 12
March 23 March 11
April 22 April 10
May 21 May 9
June 20 June 8
July 19 July 7
August 18 August 6
September 17 September 5
October 16 October 4
November 15 November 4
December 14 December 4

Each massage therapist must retain independent documentation of completion of all continuing education courses for a period of four (4) years.  You must submit proof of obtaining the required continuing education IF requested by the Board, during its verification process.  Do not submit course certificates with your renewal.

Effective July 24, 2007, all coursework intended to fulfill the required two hours of Continuing Education pertaining to Tennessee statutes and rules must be approved by the Massage Licensure Board.  This applies to all providers, including those listed below.

The following providers/courses shall constitute Board approved continuing education courses except for courses pertaining to Tennessee statutes and rules:

  • American Heart Association course in CPR
  • American Red Cross courses in HIV, CPR, or Standard First Aid
  • Colleges or universities accredited by the United States Department of Education as described in Section 0870-1-.12 (1) of the massage rules
  • Formal educational courses relating to the theory or clinical application of massage therapy sponsored by an accredited college/university or institutions approved by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission, Board of Regents or its equivalent in another state
  • Course providers approved by the NCBTMB or NCCA

Massage Board Approved Continuing Education for 2013/2014

Provider

Title

Hours

Contact Information

Approval Number

Vicki Sutherland, LMT

Tennessee Law-Massage Statutes

2

Vicki Sutherland

901-413-2616

TN010215-01

Dee Vickers, LMT

Tennessee Law

2

Dee Vickers

901-907-9353

TN010215-02

Dee Vickers, LMT

Tennessee Law (Live Webinar)

2

Dee Vickers

901-907-9353

TN010215-03

Dr. Ed D. Bolden, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law – Arbor College

2

Ed Bolden

865-450-3330

TN010215-04

Lora A. Williams, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law

2

Lora A. Williams

615-278-4526

TN010215-05

George Sampsel

 

Tennessee State Rules and Regulations- Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage

2

George Sampsel

865-588-2324

TN011615-06

Karen Craig, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law and Rules- Massage Institute of Memphis

2

Karen Craig

901-726-4665

TN011615-07

Marvis A. Burke, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law and Rules

2

Marvis Burke

423-802-2458

TN011615-08

Charles West, LMT

 

Tennessee Massage Law (Live Webinar)

2

Charles West

865-694-3144

TN012815-09

Silke Tyler

Reiki 1

10

Silke Tyler

931-249-2112

TN020515-10

Silke Tyler

 

Reiki 2

11

Silke Tyler

931-249-2112

TN020515-11

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

 

Authentic Chinese Acupressure II

8

ChiaHung Shen

423-314-0672

TN020915-12

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

 

Chair Acupressure I

8

ChiaHung Shen

423-314-0672

TN020915-13

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

 

Chair Acupressure II

8

ChiaHung Shen

423-314-0672

TN020915-14

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

 

Tai Ji Quan and Qigong I

8

ChiaHung Shen

423-314-0672

TN020915-15

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

 

Authentic Chinese Acupressure I

8

ChiaHung Shen

423-314-0672

TN020915-16

J. Michael Wood

Medical Qigong Introductory Seminar

6

J. Michael Wood

615-366-8940

TN031615-17

J. Michael Wood

Medical Qigong Practitioner, Level 1 (Part 1 of 4)

32

J. Michael Wood

615-366-8940

TN031615-18

J. Michael Wood

Medical Qigong Practitioner, Level 2 (Part 2 of 4)

32

J. Michael Wood

615-366-8940

TN031615-19

J. Michael Wood

Medical Qigong Practitioner, Level 3 (Part 3 of 4)

32

J. Michael Wood

615-366-8940

TN031615-20

J. Michael Wood

Medical Qigong Practitioner, Level 4 (Part 4 of 4)

32

J. Michael Wood

615-366-8940

TN031615-21

Alexandra Alexander

Reiki Attunement Workshop Level I & II

12

Alexandra Alexander

615-849-2530

TN031715-22

Steve Sommers, LMT

Mindy Oldham, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law – Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies

2

Teresa Greene

615-370-9794

TN040715-23

Joseph R. Cooper, LMT

Tennessee Law

2

Joseph R. Cooper

931-220-8993

TN040715-24

Wanda Sharber, LMT

 

Tennessee Law / Rules – Natural Therapies Continuing Education

2

Wanda Sharber

615-420-7005

TN040715-25

John & Karen Kestner, LMTs

Tennessee Massage Laws-Reflections of Health School of Massage, LLC

2

John & Karen Kestner

423-929-3331

TN042015-26

Maj-Lis Nash, LMT

Tennessee Massage Laws - Mind/Body Connection

2

Maj-Lis Nash

615-885-1223

TN042015-27

Maj-Lis Nash, LMT

Tennessee Massage Laws - (Live Webinar) Mind/Body Connection

2

Maj-Lis Nash

615-885-1223

TN042015-28

Updated 02/20/15

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