Transforming Massage Therapists to help them achieve their maximum potential.
A lot has happened since Seminars for Health was founded in 2011. We have grown to become the Western Canada leader of Continuing Education for Massage Therapists, offering over 130 quality courses per year to support and enhance the massage therapy industry. Our classes are uniquely and carefully designed, created from knowledge, experience, and care to strengthen the massage therapy industry. We offer exclusive courses that cannot be found anywhere else. Together we will raise the standard of excellence!
Courses are conveniently offered in Calgary, Edmonton, Grande Prairie, and the USA. We are currently working to expand to Medicine Hat and Saskatchewan.
Seminars for Health is dedicated to supporting and helping Massage Therapists and Health Care Practitioners in upgrading their skills by providing them with excellent quality seminars in a wide variety of modalities. Our educators are carefully selected for their dedication, experience and superior knowledge within their particular field.
Seminars for Health now has a fantastic faculty of fifteen dedicated instructors and assistants that have intensive years of combined educational and clinical experience in the field of massage therapy. The goal of our faculty is to share their knowledge and expertise to further the massage therapy profession and provide ongoing educational opportunities for other health care professionals.
The following Association guidelines are NOT exhaustive.
Please contact your association for full requirement details. Subject to change without notice.
CRMTA widely recognizes all Seminars for Health courses for CEC credits. All Active and Associate CRMTA members must complete 30 Continuing Education credits (CEC) every three years to maintain their CRMTA membership. A maximum of 10 of the 30 credits can be secondary credits. Your CRMTA membership start date determines your 3-year cycle.
Primary credits are allocated to in-class, hands-on continuing education courses that directly relate to massage therapy. One credit is allocated per hour, to a maximum of 20 credits per course/workshop.
Secondary credits are allocated to courses on modalities that enhance a massage or on one’s professional development in the field of massage. Courses may include topics such as ethics, communication, additional modalities, etc. Participation in some CRMTA events also count towards secondary credits.
Most of Seminars for Health courses are approved for MTAA CEC. Details are listed on each course page. We submit each course for MTAA approval. Seminars for Health direct submits MTAA member's course completion certificates for credit allocation.
MTAA CEC requirement details: all Active members are required to complete 30 credits per 3-year cycle. The current cycle is between January 1, 2019, and December 31, 2022.
Primary Credits: Activities in this category are directly related to the MTAA Scope of Practice. Primary Courses 1 hour = 1 primary credit.
Secondary Credits: Activities in this category are limited to those that enhance the practice of Massage Therapy as defined by the MTAA Standards of Practice and are complementary to the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy. Secondary Courses 2 hours = 1 secondary credit.
The majority of Seminars for Health courses are approved for credit; remaining courses will be submitted for approval consideration. All practicing members must obtain a minimum of 40 competency credits over three years. The current continuing education cycle runs from November 1, 2015 - October 31, 2018.
Seminars for Health has recently acquired course credits in the USA and has been invited to instruct Kinetic Massage of the Neck and Dynamic Muscle Base at the National Massage Convention and Trade Show June 20-25, 2017. The NCBTMB has a 2-year credit cycle which ends August 31, 2019 (odd years). Massage Therapists are required to obtain 24 credits per cycle.
Seminars for Health courses that are recognized for NCBTMB credit:
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) - 28 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Anterior Neck - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Chest and Anterior Shoulder - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Hip and Thigh - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Leg and Foot - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Lumbar Spine and SI Joint - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Posterior Neck - 4 credits
Advanced OM (Orthopedic Massage) of the Rotator Cuff - 4 credits
Dynamic Cupping and Massage - 14 credits
Dynamic Muscle Base - 1 credit
Kinetic Massage of the Neck - 7 credits
All Seminars for Health courses are approved for NHPC credits. Practitioners require 20 credits per two-year cycle. A minimum of 10 credits must be related to the practitioner's domain (i.e. Massage Therapy).
The practitioner's two-year cycle is based on their membership renewal period. Credits cannot be carried over to the next cycle period. You are not required to submit your credit hours; however, you are required to keep proof of certification in the event you are selected for NHPC’s Random Audit Process. Credits are typically allocated depending on the number of days the course runs.
1 day or less = 5 credits
2 days = 10 credits
3 days = 15 credits
Please refer to your Continued Competency Program guide for full requirement details.
All listed courses are approved with RMTA with the exception of newly developed courses. Courses are submitted for pre-approval. Seminars for Health direct submits RMTA member's course completion certificates for credit allocation
All RMTA members follow a 3 year period; the current period is from January 1, 2016, to December 31, 2018. Therapists are required to obtain 25 Continuing Education Credits per 3-year cycle.
Primary Continuing Education Credits Guidelines: an approved course in any hands-on recognized massage modality. This training must be taken in person. 1 credit per hour to a maximum of 12 credits per course.
Secondary Continuing Education Credit Guidelines: an approved course in a recognized massage modality related to self-care, client-care and professional development that does not have a hands-on client approach. This training must be taken in person.
One credit per 2 hours to a maximum of 6 credits per course.
I think Seminars for Health is a game changer for all of us. Linda is very passionate about our industry and I thank her tremendously for filling this much needed void. I look forward to many more courses with this fabulous team.
I have been practicing for over 20 years and by far the Dynamic Cupping and Massage course is the best course that I have taken. Looking forward to Part 2!
The depth and quality of Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage is phenomenal. Janine Gotzke is not only passionate and knowledgable, but also a great instructor.
I have finished the first few courses of Advanced OM Certification and my clients can all feel the difference. Seminars for Health...where were you all these years?
I learned TMJ massage at school but not at this level of depth. My fingers feel comfortable navigating and my clients are at ease receiving this precise and often vulnerable work. Mara is a gifted instructor and is an expert with this material.
I took Advanced OM Certification as a massage student with Linda and my hands changed for the better. My student clinic clients would ask me why my techniques and touch were so much different than the others. One client who had daily headaches for 20+ years is mostly headache free now and followed me into my own practice since graduating.
Fascial Decompression with Denny is AMAZING. I so wish that I took this course earlier in my career. I cannot believe the difference it has made with clients who live with persistent pain.
Linda, I'd just like to tell you that it was a great weekend. It's been a while since I've taken a course and I feel more motivated and excited to work than I have been for quite a while. Already, these new techniques, along with my existing approach, are yielding effective results.