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Educational Programs


Educational Programs*

Anthem Career College
Director:  Mr. Ryan Ball
560 Royal Pkwy
Nashville, TN  37214
Phone:  615-232-3700
Fax:  615-902-9766

Web site:  www.anthem.edu
E-mail: 
rchandler@anthem.edu

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 Institute 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
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

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:  www.daymarinstitute.edu
E-mail: 
dbutler@daymarinstitute.edu

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

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
6020 Shallowford Road
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: 
gcastleberry@miller-motte.com

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

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 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.
Ms. Lorie A. Warren, LMT, RCR
4716 Western Avenue
Knoxville, TN  37921
Phone:  865-588-2324
Fax:  865-584-5573

Web site:  www.tennesseeschoolofmassage.com
E-mail:
lorieann@tennesseeschoolofmassage.com

Tennessee Educational Programs Updated 04/02/14

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

 

Cathy Singleton, ASN

Introduction to Basic Energy Healing

8

Cathy Singleton

615-593-3063

TN102412-01

Scott Baily, LMT

Tennessee State Laws and Rules

2

Scott Baily, LMT

615-292-9270

TN010213-02

Miller-Motte Technical College

Continuing Education for State of Tennessee Law

2

Marvis Burke, LMT & Paul Hudson, LMT

423-510-9675

TN010213-03

Marvis Burke, LMT

Continuing Education for State of Tennessee Law

2

Marvis Burke, LMT

423-326-0485

TN010213-04

Charlene Gaffney, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law (WEBINAR)

2

Charlene Gaffney,

LMT

901-489-5612

TN010213-05

Tracy Raine Barjkana

Reiki I-Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Practitioner Level I

Reiki 1I-Traditional Usui Shiki Ryoho Practitioner Level 1I

10

 

10

Tracy Raine Barjkana

423-949-3307

TN010213-06

 

TN010213-07

Vicki Sutherland, LMT

Tennessee Massage Statutes & Regulations

2

Vicki Sutherland,LMT

901-413-2616

TN010213-08

Dee Vickers, LMT

Tennessee Massage Rules and Law Continuing Education Course

2

Dee Vickers, LMT

901-907-9353

TN010213-09

Wanda Sharber, LMT

TN Law

2

Wanda Sharber, LMT

615-584-2058

TN011413-10

The Massage Institute of Memphis

TN Massage Law & Rules

2

Karen Craig, LMT

901-726-4665

TN011413-11

Charles West, LMT

Tennessee Massage Law (WEBINAR)

2

Charles West, LMT

865-694-3144

TN012313-12

Cumberland Institute of Holistic Therapies

Tennessee Massage Law

2

Teresa Greene

615-370-9794

TN012413-13

Mind Body Connection

TN Law

2

Maj-Lis Nash, LMT

615-885-1223

TN013013-14

 

Mary Glesige, LMT

 

TN Law for LMTs

 

2

 

Mary Glesige, LMT

615-596-9355

 

TN021113-15

Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage

Tennessee State Rules and Regulations for Tennessee Massage Therapists

2

George Sampsel

865-588-2324

TN022113-16

Southeastern Institute

Tennessee State Law Class

2

Terri Breece, LMT

615-889-9388

TN022413-17

Tennessee School of Massage

Tennessee Law

2

Cissie Pryor, R.N., LMT

901-843-2706

TN030413-18

Arbor Institute

Tennessee Law Continuing Education Course

2

Ed D. Bolden, LMT

865-909-0990

TN041013-19

Reflections of Health School of Massage, LLC

Tennessee Law

2

John and Karen Kestner, LMTs

423-929-3331

TN041013-20

Savanna Bell, LMT

Tennessee State Law for Massage Therapists

2

Savanna Bell, LMT

423-277-2050

TN041013-21

Michael Matthews, LMT

Hot Stone Massage

5

Michael Matthews, LMT

423-842-2284

TN041813-22

Brightness Massage School for the Blind

TN Massage Statutes and Rules

2

Andrew Jiang, LMT

901-266-4011

TN052313-23

Chattanooga Massage Institute Inc.

TN Massage Statutes and Rules

2

Chuck Hale, LMT

423-847-1417

TN071513-24

Leta Johnson, LMT

“Taking your career to the next level”

7

Leta Johnson, LMT

615-337-6638

TN081213-25

Brenda Smotherman, LMT

Skill Builder to Extend the Massage Therapists Career

7

Brenda Smotherman, LMT

615-451-2708

TN081213-26

Lora Williams, LMT

TN Massage Statutes and Rules

2

Lora Williams, LMT

615-278-4526

TN091013-27

Joseph Cooper, LMT

TN Massage Statutes and Rules

2

Joseph Cooper, LMT

931-220-8993

TN092713-28

Faith Fairhope, LMT                         

Essential Oils for Cancer Care

6

Faith Fairhope, LMT

615-598-6563

TN110113-29

Faith Fairhope, LMT                         

Essential Oils for a “Healthy Practice”

6

Faith Fairhope, LMT

615-598-6563

TN110113-30

Faith Fairhope, LMT                         

Essential Oils for Massage Therapist

4

Faith Fairhope, LMT

615-598-6563

TN110113-31

Deidre Butler, LMT                       

Restoring Harmony For Massage Therapist, Wellness Providers, & Other Caregivers

6

Deidre Butler, LMT

615-479-0928

 

TN111913-32

Specialty Educators of Tennessee

Tennessee Law and Rules 2013-14

2

Diann Smithson

615-797-2000

TN111913-33

Specialty Educators of Tennessee

Substance Abuse and the Massage Therapist 2013-14

2

Diann Smithson

615-797-2000

TN111913-34

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

Authentic Chinese Acupressure Course 1

8

ChiaHung Shen, LMT

423-314-0672

TN120413-35

Toney Baily, LMT & Cyndi Clark

Introduction to Complementary Energy Therapies: Reiki and Qigong

18

Antoinette Baily, LMT

615-613-3985

TN011514-36

Toney Baily, LMT & Cyndi Clark

Traditional Reiki Natural Healing Method, Practitioner 1 and II

12

Antoinette Baily, LMT

615-613-3985

TN011514-37

Toney Baily, LMT & Cyndi Clark

Qigong: Cultivating Qi to Enhance Energy Work

6

Antoinette Baily, LMT

615-613-3985

TN011514-38

Katrina Farber, LMT

Tennessee Law and Rules

2

Katrina Farber, LMT

901-545-9086

TN020414-39

Updated 02/13/14

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