CE Classes

Classroom2 We are offering new “live” continuing education (CE) classes complete with in-class demonstrations.  Class credits will be posted to CE Broker within 2 days. Note: the following courses fulfill the Florida Board of Massage Therapy “LIVE” required CE hours for 2017 FL MA license renewal.

 8 or 12 Hour “live” CE Class:
Benign and Malignant Skin Conditions (pertinent information specifically for massage therapists) – 8 or 12 CE hours (your choice!)

Date: August 19 – 20, 2017 (Saturday, Sunday)

Day and Time:

8 hour CE class: Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM.
12 hour CE class: Saturday 9:00 AM – 5:30 PM  AND  Sunday 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM.

Workshop Price:

8 hour CE class: $160
12 hour CE class: $240

Both courses fulfill the required “LIVE” CE hours as stipulated by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

Location: Florida School of Massage, 6421 SW 13th Street, Gainesville, FL 32608

CE Hours approved by: FL, NCBTMB, and Certified Nursing Assistant

Instructor: Annie Morien, PhD, PA-C, LMT

Register for Class:
  1. Click on pull-down menu tab below to choose your class. Click on “Add to Cart” and pay with Credit Card (or Paypal account).
  2. Please provide your name, email address, and massage license through the contact form (click here).  I promise! Your information will NOT be shared. It is used to complete your CE class certificate of participation.
  3. You will receive a confirmation email (after completing the contact form) regarding your registration.

8 or 12 hour CE class



Please bring:

      • Your lunch, snacks, and drinks. (We only have a 30-minute lunch break). Note- Florida School of Massage is not located near restaurants and convenience stores.
      • Pen and paper (for note-taking). Available for purchase is the popular book: Infectious and Communicable Skin Diseases: A Pocket Guide for Massage Therapists.
Workshop Description:

Let’s face it. We didn’t get a lot of information about skin diseases in school. And learning about skin diseases “on the job” is crazy stressful and potentially dangerous. So why not let me help you learn about the most common skin diseases encountered in the massage clinic?

In this fun and “intriguingly gross” class, we will discuss common skin conditions, such as ringworm, eczema, psoriasis, warts, herpes (YES- your client may have herpes!), skin cancer, and many others conditions.

Each condition is demonstrated visually by multiple PowerPoint® slides, or “live” by examining local volunteers. Diseases are discussed with reference to prevalence, signs/symptoms, treatment, and indications/contraindications, and last but not least, what should we do with a client that has a contagious skin disease? No – running from the room is the wrong answer.

Participants will discuss and view photos of:

      • Common skin conditions arising from bacterial, fungal and viral infections (discussed in Saturday’s class)
      • Benign general conditions such as eczema, psoriasis, rosacea, seborrhea (discussed in Saturday’s class)
      • Skin cancer: basal cell carcinoma, squamous cell carcinoma, melanoma (discussed in Sunday’s class)

This is primarily a lecture/discussion class with Instructor-lead hands-on demonstrations. Do not bring table. Sheets, tables and lube will be provided.

About the Instructor:

Dr. Annie Morien is a teacher at FSM, licensed Massage Therapist (MA-33204) and Dermatology Physician Assistant. She is a practicing massage therapist with over 16 years of experience. As a Dermatology PA, she has extensive clinical experience in evaluating and treating patients with various skin diseases. She also loves teaching – Dr. Annie is a highly regarded educator with over 25 years of teaching experience. Recently, she was awarded AMTA’s Teacher of the Year Award. Dr. Annie combines her massage therapy training and her dermatology clinical experience by teaching practical information that directly relates to the massage therapy clinic. Her classes are unique, interesting and fun – and sometimes, intriguingly gross!

Dr. Annie is an approved provider by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy (#50-10087), and Florida Board of Nursing – Certified Nursing Assistants (#50-10087), and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB #451145-09) as a continuing education Approved Provider.

Dr. Annie is the author of the popular guidebook “Infectious and Communicable Skin Diseases: A Pocket Guide for Massage Therapists,” and writes skin disease-related articles for various massage therapy magazines and online courses. Dr. Annie supports the massage therapy profession through volunteer work, and her memberships with the FSMTA, AMTA, AFMTE, and the Massage Therapy Foundation.

Please read the following TERMS AND CONDITIONS.

  • If you need to cancel or change your class registration for any reason before August 5, a $25 administration fee will be deducted from the registration fee.
  • No refunds will be issued for cancellation/change requests August 5 or after.
  • The class fee does not include a $3.00 pay_pal shipping fee.
  • Registration for this class is considered agreement to these simple terms.
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