Ann Arbor Institute for Massage Therapy

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The following Continuing Education workshops are currently being offered:


See a workshop you're interested in where the date is to be announced (TBA)? Just email us at to let us know and we will be happy to notify you when the workshop becomes available.

AAIMT has a dress code, so please wear comfortable pants (no jeans), close toed shoes and a scoop neck t-shirt with minimal writing on it. We do not allow hats, pajama bottoms, belts or logos larger than 3”x 3” on attire, sleeveless t-shirts or any cleavage showing. Thank you for adhering to our policies!


Course: MBLEx Review

Faculty Instructor: Ingrid Apel
Date: TBD
Time: 9am-5pm
Credits: 7
 $165 (no Graduate discount)
Prerequisites: This workshop is open to the public.

Description: Join us for this one day review before you take your MBLEx exam. Subjects included are: Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Pharmacology, Massage History, Massage & Bodywork Assessment, Massage & Bodywork Application, Professional Standards, Ethics, Business and Legal Practices.

You will need to bring Pearson’s Massage Therapy Exam Review, Fifth Edition to this workshop. It is the study guide that will be referenced during the workshop. The ISBN# is 978-0-13-274190-3.

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Course: Neuromuscular Therapy IV
Faculty Instructor: Jocelyn Granger
Date: March 19-20, 2016
Time: 9am-5pm each day (2 day workshop) 
Credits: 14

Price: $285 (AAIMT Graduate: $265)
Prerequisites: This workshop is only open to AAIMT Graduates. All other massage therapists must have permission from Jocelyn Granger (this applies to those who have not had NMT I-III). The Neuromuscular Therapy Manual is helpful but is not required.

Description: Learn more about the treatment of TMJ Dysfunction, sciatica conditions, and additional, more direct positions for many of the techniques previously learned in NMT I, II, III. Also taught is pelvic stabilization and self-care techniques. This workshop is entirely hands-on.

Important Information: This is possibly the last time this workshop will be offered. There needs to be a minimum of 6 people in the workshop. WE ARE ACCEPTING REGISTRATION PAYMENT IN FULL UNTIL MARCH 17, 2016.

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Course: Raindrop Therapy

Instructor: Cindy Haas, NCTMB
Date: January 30, 2016
Time: 9:30am-2:30pm (15 minute snack break) 
Credits: 4
Price: $130 (no Graduate discount)
Prerequisites: This workshop is open to the public. No prior massage experience necessary.

Description: This workshop combines the art of aromatherapy with massage in the application of essential oils to various areas of the body. This therapy provides a revolutionary means of bringing balance and harmony to the body-physically, mentally and emotionally. Only the oils for use during this workshop are provided. These oils are: Thyme, Basil, Peppermint, Oregano, Wintergreen, Cypress, Marjoram, Valor® and Aroma Seiz™. We only use therapeutic grade oils and suggest Young Living brand only. If you are interested in purchasing full size oils prior to the workshop, please contact the retail store at AAIMT.

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Course: Thai Massage I
Faculty Instructor: Jennifer Giacomelli
Date: TBD
Time: 9am-5pm
Credits: 28

Price: $465 (AAIMT Graduate: $375)

Price includes one weekday introductory class prior to the workshop and one review class the week following the workshop. Choose from either the morning (9am-12:30pm) or the evening (6pm-9:30pm) class sessions. Call for these dates. 

Prerequisites: This workshop is open to the public.

Description:This course covers the foundations of Thai Massage and is suitable for new students or practitioners seeking an alternate modality. In level I, students will focus on the supine positions when learning techniques of Nuad Bo Rarn Thai Massage.

Thai massage is practiced on a fully clothed recipient on the floor using a mat. It is an ancient healing system that has been practiced for more than 1,000 years, beginning with Buddhist monks. It is a combination of Ayurveda, Yoga, Buddhism and Thai healing techniques called "ancient healing touch," this style of massage utilizes stretching movements, yoga positions and pressure on energy points (Sen lines). After receiving a Thai massage, recipients feel flexible, youthful, lengthened and open. 

Must have a large piece of foam to work on (approximately 4’x4’) or bring two yoga mats, a sheet to cover foam/mats, a pillow, and wear loose comfortable clothing to be able to do all the work as well as receive (yoga pants are the best).

Western massage practitioners often experience occupational disability from excessive use of hands, shoulders and arms. Thai massage practitioners, however, use their whole bodies to emphasize body mechanics. With strong fundamentals, Thai bodywork is beneficial for the practitioner, and can provide a deeply satisfying career that lasts many decades.

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Course: Thai Massage II
Faculty Instructor: Jennifer Giacomelli
Date: TBD
Time: 9am-5pm each day (2 day workshop)
Credits: 17.5

Price: $320 (AAIMT Graduate: $255)

Price includes one weekday review class the week following the workshop. Choose from either the morning (9am-12:30pm) or the evening (6pm-9:30pm) class. Call for this date.

Prerequisites: MUST ATTEND Thai Massage I FIRST.

Description: In this intermediate course, students will build upon what they have learned in the Thai I course. They will move on to skills and techniques for recipients in a seated position, as well as sidelying. Upon completing this course, students will have the tools to offer a complete 2.5-3 hour Thai massage. For additional information on Thai massage, see the course description for the introductory course. Thai II may only be taken if you have completed Thai I, An Introduction and then practiced that work.

Students must have a large piece of foam to work on (approximately 4’x6’), a sheet to cover the foam, a pillow, wear loose comfortable clothing to be able to do all the work and receive it (yoga pants work best), please dress modestly, no cleavage showing. Wear socks so that you can easily put them back on before stepping on to the floor­—hygiene counts even with your feet! 

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Course: Therapeutic Stones
Instructor: Ingrid Apel
Date: March 12-13, 2016 (Must register by Feb. 18, 2016) - CLASS FULL
April 2-3, 2016 (Must register by March 17, 2016)
Time: 9am-5:30pm each day
Credits: 15

Price: $350 (AAIMT Graduate: $315)
Prerequisites: This workshop is only open to massage therapists.

Description: Stone Massage is the incorporation of heated and cooled stones into a session of therapeutic massage for the purpose of treating an injury, relieving pain and increasing your client's general state of well-being. The use of stones enables you to offer your clients the well-known therapeutic benefits of heat and cold, as well as creating movement, friction, pressure and vibration with the stones.

In this course you will learn to:

  • Provide a basic Hot Stone full body massage
  • Work effectively with hot and cold stones
  • Use stones to give a different type of deep tissue therapy
  • Provide a cold stone face massage
  • Safely use, sanitize and care for your stones

You will receive a certificate of achievement upon completion of the course, the case study and passing the test with at least 75%.

Stones are not included in this course and you will also need to bring additional supplies to the workshop including several therapeutic grade oils. Please contact us for details.

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