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Workshops are held on weekends, both Saturday & Sunday from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Students attend 6 Elective Workshops over the course of the year. You sign up for these as you have interest in the topics.

Workshops are offered in a variety of topics that are complementary to massage. Workshops may be taken as Electives in the Therapeutic Massage Program, and may also be taken for Continuing Education (CE). CE is available for any Massage Therapist, not just Lakewood Graduates.

Workshop Electives

A component of the Therapeutic Massage Program

Currently enrolled students choose 6 elective workshops (96 contact hours) as part of their program. These six workshops are included in your tuition. This provides an opportunity for students to add to their skill set in areas of their individual interest. Students may take more than six workshops if they choose. Check with the office for information on whether they would be covered by financial aid, or to make other financial arrangements.

Continuing Education (CE)

Workshops are also offered to graduates and members of the public for continuing education. Some of the workshops have prerequisites. Lakewood School is an approved provider of CE by the State of Michigan. This means CE form Lakewood qualifies for re-licensure CE as required by the state of Michigan. Some of our workshop instructors  are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB), and the school is approved by the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario.


It is a prerequisite of all Level II Workshops, that Level I be comMassage Therapy Workshop Class Reflexologypleted first.

For Myofascial I, students must have completed 300 hours of Therapeutic Massage training.

For Orthopedic Upper and Orthopedic Lower, students must have completed 150 hours of Therapeutic Massage training.

Students are asked to bring a set of clean twin sheets to each workshop and keep the tables covered when using them as desks.

Other important items to bring are listed in the workshop descriptions.

Class sizes are limited, please register early.

Workshops that are two days are awarded 16 CE’s, 1 Day workshops are awarded 8 CE’s.

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