Whether or not you are a Health & Wellbeing or an Accredited Member, making an effort to find a MAA approved provider for any continuing professional education classes you may wish to take can be a wise move. This is because those teachers and organizations who have received the official title of MAA CPE approved provider have gone through a review and evaluation process to ensure that the material they deliver to each member has met the high standards of the MAA.


Cupping therapy with Nicci Blain

Brookbush Institute

Course Name – Overhead Squat Assessment:  Introduction

Course URL -

Course Category – Assessment

Course Delivery Method and Date – Online and On-demand

#of CEs/Contact Hours - 2

Instructor – Brent Brookbush

Course Evaluation - Scoring 70% or better on course final exam (located on the individual online course pages)

Teaching Methods - Online courses provide primarily didactic information complete with illustrations, video tutorials, pop-up glossary and hyperlinks to related content and bibliography (may of the citations linked to research reviews).  Web technologies have created an optimal learning environment for this type of information, as this information may be reviewed at the participants preferred learning speed, re-read (videos re-watched) for review purposes, and is organized in a library to be used as a reference at a future date.  This is a membership site and all information is immediately available to paying members.  The site has been designed for optimal organization, integration and delivery.

Course Description - This course discusses an introduction to the overhead squat assessment which includes purpose, advantages, instruction and the nine signs of dysfunction.

Course Objectives - After taking this course, students will be able to:  Explain the importance and/or purpose of assessment.  Compare and contrast a "good" and "bad" assessment.  List 2 advantages of the Overhead Squat Assessment when compared to other assessments.  Recall the instructions given to the client or patient for setting up and beginning the Overhead Squat Assessment.  Identify the 9 signs of dysfunctions during an Overhead Squat Assessment.  Analyze a sign of dysfunction with the 5 step methodology described in the course.  Prioritize a sign of dysfunction from a case study that includes an Overhead Squat Assessment that identified multiple signs of dysfunction.



3 Certifications, 150+ Courses, and so much more.

· Certified Personal Trainer (CPT) Certification

· Human Movement Specialist (HMS) Certification

· Integrated Manual Therapist (IMT) Certification

· 150+ CEC approved courses

· Courses on desktop or mobile app

· 500+ videos & 500+ articles

· New features and content added weekly!


Completing courses and certifications has never been easier, and the quality of courses has never been higher!

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Positive Thought Healing Course - 25% Discount for MAA Members


  • Course name: Positive Thought Healing Course
  • Course inclusions:  HOME STUDY COURSE with a 112-page PDF handbook, 50 video tutorials, 20 written lectures, and bonuses! Also earn CPE credits towards your MAA membership upon successful completion!
  • To see full details of the course and to enroll: 
  • Location:  Conducted online via Melissa's Student Platform
  • Price:  Normally $77 -- but MAA members get 25% OFF so it's only $57.75 -- use the coupon code MAA25 before completing checkout!  

Who is Melissa?  Melissa Crowhurst is a qualified Massage Therapist (2012), CPE provider and full member of the MAA, Usui Reiki Master Teacher (2014), an accredited training provider of the International Association of Therapists, and a highly experienced online instructor in energy healing at Natural Healer (a board certified accredited institution with the American Association of Drugless Practitioners and the International Natural Healers Association) - with over 99,000 students worldwide!






Location: Townsville

Cost: Call or Email to Enquire

Qualification on Completion: Certificate

Lomilomi is a spiritual and healing style of massage originating from the Hawaiian Islands, passed down through family lineage and once reserved for royalty.

Lokahi Lomilomi is native Hawaiian Dane Kaheolani Silvan’s trademark style. His style uses clinical techniques with long continuous flowing strokes which mimic the waves or swaying palm trees motions to relieve tension, reduce inflammation, realign the body and promote positive energy flow. The best way to restore the body, mind and spirit.

Course Currently Offered:

  •     Lokahi Lomilomi Essential Course
  •     Lokahi Lomilomi Lominoho Course

For more information, please contact Yumiko on 

Mobile: 0418 870 278 


W:Melokia Lomilomi



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Central Springs School of Massage, Home Study Courses or Personalised Tuition

Home study courses or

Personalised tuition
Approved Training Provider for CPE points and professional liability insurance.
Go to

Why Study at Central Springs School of Massage

  • Approved qualification from a reputable school.
  • Teaching experience and expertise guaranteed.
  • Modern Knowledge and ancient wisdom is combined in all courses.
  • Professionally produced DVDs available as MP4 download or hard copy to assist with ongoing learning and refinement of techniques after the course.
  • DVD and or Mp4 download ensures you will always have a copy and reference for revising your techniques long after the course.
  • Director, Kaye Dixon continually studies and teaches different massage and healing modalities both internationally and within Australia.
  • CSSM is continually reassessing courses to maintain a high standard of competency.

Modalities offered both homestudy and personalised tuition- please on Ctrl click to be taken to website for more info:

Therapeutic and Relaxation Massage 40 hours $395

Hawaiian Lomi Lomi Heartworks 30 hours $395

Hawaiian Kahuna Temple Style Lomi 30 hours each beginner and intermediate $395

Hot Stone Massage 20 hours $295

Foot Reflexology 20 hours $295

Hand Reflexology 16 hours $165

Ayurveda Indian Head Massage 20 hours $295

Shirodhara: Ayurveda Spa Therapies 20 hours $245

Ayurveda Abhyanga Massage 30 hours $345

Ayurveda Marma Point Massage 8 hours $89

Palliative Care Aromatherapy and Massage currently available as teaching module

Aromatherapy Foot Spa Ritual 8 hours $75

Seashell Crystal Healing  8 hours $45

For course outline, assessment requirements and hours of study required to gain approved certification go to

 Buy now: Products – Central Springs School of Massage and Healing Retreats



Home study courses: testimonials 

Hi Kaye,
Just wanted to say thank you for making such an enjoyable and easy to follow homestudy course available.I have had an interest and passion for foot massage for as long as I can remember.I wanted to do a foot reflexology course but due to work and family committment was not able to attend classes. I decided to look into it again and came across your courses.So thank you once again. Marianne

Kaye has a passion and extensive knowledge for massage and healing and I would describe her studio as a sanctuary for developing not only your massage techniques but also a space for developing self-love and self-confidence
I highly recommend her courses for anyone interested in becoming a registered massage or healing therapist


Hi Kaye.

I’d like to pay you a complement regarding the online reflexology course content, I am undertaking.
Even though, l didn’t complete my reflexology diploma, due to illness some time ago, I still benefited from a year of study and clinical practice.
The course you offer, is very precise and covers very much so, the important fundamentals and principles of reflexology. You most certainly have delivered a well rounded very informative course.
I’m very happy with both, reflexology and Indian head massage content study material I am undertaking.
Cheers and regards. Thank you.
Trish Diehl.


Kaye Dixon
email  Mobile: +61 0407 645 764


Updated 30.04.2020


Business name: Byron Thai Massage School
Course Name: Thai Massage Practitioner Training Course
Location: Byron Bay, NSW   
Booking: E: 
Certificate:  Of completion in Traditional Thai Massage, recognized by MAA.
Business name: Byron Thai Massage School
Course Name: Basic Thai Massage Course
Location: Byron Bay, NSW      
Booking: or click here for Registration Form
Certificate:  Of completion in Traditional Thai Massage.
This intensive course offers a combination of only the most simple stretches and techniques taught in the Practitioner Training Course. With no meridian work (Sen Lines) or complex stretches, it is a great option for learning an easy sequence that will give you approximately 2 hours of material.
This will include pressure points and stretches on the front, back and sitting positions, including neck and face massage.
The whole sequence you’ll learn is a complete full body massage that can be a great tool to have to work on family and friends or to just have a taste of Thai Massage, or some extra tools to add to your massage work.
Classes are limited to 8 students, so that individuals receive complete professional training and personal attention.

Stretch To Win

Stretch to Win

Stretch to Win’s Fascia Stretch Therapy™ (FST™) Level 1 is an introductory, 5-day course offering a complete, full-body functional mobility restoration system created by Ann Frederick and Chris Frederick, PT. 

Medical and other professionals use FST as a neuromyofascial manual and movement therapy. Personal trainers, movement instructors, and others use FST for assisted mobilization, stretching, and corrective movement training. 

All use FST for optimal performance in sports and life, as well as to enhance the body’s natural ability to heal itself and recover. 

After this training, you’ll be able to offer FST as a stand-alone, separate service, or integrate it with other training or therapy you offer for better, faster, longer-lasting results for your clients.

Fascia Stretch Therapy Level 1, August 12 - 16, 2024 course details and registration:






Do you know about our LifeStretch® Instructor Certificate? Check it out here!



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Institute of Holistic Therapies

Institute of Holistic Therapies - Australia

Institute of Holistic Therapies was born in 2001 from passion and compassion, and embraces all aspects of health, beauty, spa and complementary therapies in holism, in accordance with the laws of the divine nature. 

Institute of Holistic Therapies is committed to mutually beneficial long term relationships and works on the principles of mutual trust and respect.  If this resonates with you, let's connect.

IHT Trainings

  • All IHT Certificate and Diploma courses are conducted by an approved and certified workplace trainer and assessor with an impressive international reputation and many years of tutorial experience. Having worked in the health, beauty and spa industries since 1988, the qualified facilitator brings the teaching and workplace expertise gained from all over the world to the training, providing an holistic experience. 
  • Personal one-on-one training conducted in a professional, nurturing, private and healing space in Melbourne, Southbank, Victoria. 
    • Training sessions are tailored to suit the trainee.
    • Training dates are selected to suit both the trainee and trainer.
    • Convenient location in Southbank, Victoria; with free permit parking and close to public transport.

Professional Recognition And Accreditation

The facilitator:

Corrine Brown is committed to bringing balance, harmony & wellbeing from the heart centre. Training instructions are delivered with dedication to promote healthy boundaries, safe loving touch & communication through research, training, education and continued growth & development with practice through spiritual evolvement.

  • Approved Trainer with Australian Holistic Healers and Counsellors Association.
  • ARC Referred Practitioner and Reiki Master Teacher.
  • Ajara Skin Care's (USA) sole and exclusive certified Australian Trainer
  • Authorised Peter Hess Educational Sound Massage Practitioner. 
  • Authorised Magnified Healing Master Teacher & Practitioner. 
  • Authorised R.E.S.E.T. Instructor.
  • International Examiner for the prestigious International CIDESCO Diploma. 

Institute of Holistic Therapies:

Your Institute of Holistic Therapies' Diploma qualifies you to use these titles after your name:
  *Dip.ASpTh (Diploma of Ayurvedic Spa Therapies)
  *Dip.HBTh   (Diploma of Holistic Beauty)
  *Dip.HMTh  (Diploma of Holistic Massage)
  *Dip.HRTh   (Diploma of Holistic Reflexology)
  *Dip.HSTh   (Diploma of Holistic Sound Therapies)
  *Dip.HTh     (Diploma of Holistic Therapies)

IHT Quick Links:


Contact page:                         

Certificate Courses:               

Diploma Courses:                  


Facilitator Qualifications:     






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RockTape courses – learn how to apply RockTape, which offers a sense of support, decompression, sensory impact (tape on the skin) and cognitive impact (see tape and feel safer) to reduce pain and improve function.

Scheduled courses are as follows:


Therapy Tools for Soft Tissue Treatment, courses - learn how to effectively incorporate massage tools, cupping, floss bands and vibration therapy into our management of common clinical scenarios to reduce pain and improve function. 

Scheduled courses are as follows:




Phone: 08 9379 3400

Fax: 08 9379 3401

                        Mobile: 0439 619 490

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Raynor Massage

Brandon's introductory course talk - YouTube

Our Principles

Since our first massage course in Sydney, Australia in 1997, we have expanded to teach around the globe, but our core principles have remained the same:

Firstly, that the goal of every massage is for the practitioner to help their client to free up any tension, stress and emotional blockages in a holistic manner.

Secondly, it is essential to focus on hands-on learning, communication and empathy rather than theoretical material and rote learning. We teach only practical and relevant material, and therefore our students develop competency and confidence in holistic healing more quickly.

Thirdly, our courses should be more affordable and more informative than a traditional school.

Lastly, that therapists should not limit themselves to any one massage modality or tradition of healing.







Phone: Australia: 07 3102 3987

If you are international, Call:

New Zealand: +64 09 889 2108

US & Canada: (406) 322-3677

UK & Ireland: 020 8123 0108

Rest of the World: +1 406 322 3677

Massage and Kinesiology


We offer a Massage Certificate in Full Body Massage over one easy weekend course. 

  • This complete hands-on massage course is taught so that you will be able to put your skills into practice after just 3 days
  • Recognized by the MAA (Massage Association of Australia) you will be able to register with the organization as a practicing therapist and purchase indemnity insurance from their insurance provider. 
  • So, why not join us and use massage therapy to help others and earn a living at the same time, or to save money as you help your family and friends! 
  • Delivered by our school of natural therapies, your training package will include hands-on training, a fully detailed manual that you can also use for later reference, and follow-up support from our team here at Massage & Kinesiology.
Phone: 07 49924446

CPE00003A Exp 27/09/2026

Core Body Therapy

Core Body Therapy is a complete system of bodywork not offered in any other institution. It is the culmination of over 20 years of teaching and practising Myofascial Release.

Our techniques take therapeutic bodywork deeper than traditional injury therapy, treating the body’s connective tissue, or fascia, to better treat injury including sprains, strains, aches and stress injuries.

Core Body Therapy is geared towards dedicated, results oriented therapists seeking to further their practice. We focus on not only improving your clinical results but also delivering a profound understanding of the musculoskeletal and myofascial system along with the development of the therapists tactile skills to the highest level.


Professional Certificate in Myofascial Release


The Professional Certificate in Myofascial Release is the most comprehensive Myofascial Release training in Australia.

Developed and delivered by Chris O’Brien, it is the culmination of over 20 years of teaching and practising Myofascial Release.

This qualification will give you the hands-on skills and confidence to treat any condition presented to you at your clinic and become a first class Myofascial Release Therapist.

Learning Outcomes

The aim of this course is to equip you with a thorough training in Myofascial Release allowing you to confidently treat and assess a wide range of musculoskeletal conditions relating to:

  • Forward head posture
  • Complex hip and pelvic issues
  • Headaches and the temporomandibular joint.
  • Lower and upper limbs
  • Complex neck, head and shoulder issues
  • The thoracic spine and rib cage.
  • Lumbar spine and sacroiliac joint

We will explore

  • The wholistic nature of Myofascial Release
  • The mind/body continuum
  • The innate intelligence of the human body and its capacity to heal and self correct.
  • The fascinating phenomenon of fascial unwinding as a means to heal the body/mind.
  • How to read the body for more effective treatment strategies and treatment outcomes.
  • Personality types and posture

Course Units to be completed:

Note: These courses can be completed as part of the Professional Certificate or as single stand-alone courses.

MFR of Lower Limbs 

Advanced Pelvis

Module 1 – Core Myofascial Release       

Module 2 – Applied Myofascial Release

Module 3 – TMJ, Neck & Pelvis

Module 4 – Advanced Myofascial Release

Module 5 – Cranium, Headaches & Advanced TMJ

1 Day Courses that are not Part of the Professional Certificate Course.

Treatment of Headaches

Treatment of Headaches

Myofascial Release is an effective method in the treatment of headaches, a very common presentation in modern society today. 

In this 1 day course we will explore different types of headaches, their signs and symptoms, anatomical influences and treatment strategies.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to treat headaches using Myofascial Release that are caused by hypertonic muscles, Trigger points and anatomical imbalances within the musculoskeletal system.

Postural Assessment 

Postural Assessment

Postural Assessment is an integral part of developing treatment plans and identifying areas of restriction and immobility.
An ability to read posture is essential to delivering targeted long term results. Poor posture can increase the risk of chronic injuries so as a practitioner, it’s important to be able to recognise and assess your clients posture.




Postural Assessment Outline

  • The effects of poor posture on the musculoskeletal system
  • How emotions are reflected in our posture
  • Different postural types including Upper Crossed Syndrome and Lower Crossed Syndrome
  • Learn how to perform a postural assessment
  • The importance of functional assessment
  • How to correct poor posture
  • How to perform movement screens to determine areas of restriction and poor mobility
  • Gain treatment protocols for forward head posture and anterior pelvic tilt

Learn Functional Assessment of the:

  • Ankle Joint
  • Pelvis/Hip Complex
  • Transverse Abdominus
  • Thoracic Spine
  • Lower fibres of the Trapezius

Who is this course for?

This course has been developed for all bodywork and movement practitioners including Massage Therapists, Physiotherapists, Exercise Physiologists, Personal Trainers, Pilates and Yoga Instructors.


For more information on all our courses go to: 


Phone: Chris O’Brien 0405 386 256

Exp 5/01/2027


Course Summary

  • MAA Accredited Course
  • Easy pay payment plans available
  • 30+ years’ clinical and teaching experience
  • Training Videos on FREE Dry Needling App
  • 66 Courses per year in 7 capital cities
  • 10% discount on needle purchase
  • FREE Dry Needling Starter Pack

Over 200 5-star testimonials just like these…

“Good practice backed by sound knowledge base. Excellent focus on safe practice.”

Amanda (RMT)

“Very impressed with the course content and layout. Informative and concise with excellent communication.”

Beth (RMT)

Course Description

The 80-hour Dry Needling course is open to Remedial Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses and Occupational Therapists interested in treating Myofascial pain.

The course is made up of 60 hours online theory plus 20 hours face-to-face practical training (Friday 5-8pm, Saturday 8-6pm & Sunday 8-5pm).

The 20 hours of practical training must be completed during a single practical course. The online theory program is to be completed before joining the practical course. We advise practitioners to enrol at least 4-6 weeks before the practical course commencement to allow time for theory completion.

Since 2013, we’ve taught over 4000 Remedial Massage Therapists in 8 capital city locations around Australia. We are now the largest provider of Dry Needling courses in Australia. We present over 66 courses every year, which includes online theory plus the face-to-face practical.

Course Structure

This Dry Needling is an 80 hour Dry Needling course specifically designed for Remedial Massage Therapists, Registered Nurses & Occupational Therapists to meet insurance and association requirements.

What will you learn at our 80-hour Dry Needling course?

The 80-hour Dry Needling course is presented in two parts: the Online Theory program and the Practical Course.

The online theory is completed before joining the practical course.

Online Theory: 60 hours.

Our comprehensive online program guides you through the following areas of study:

  • Clinical anatomy
  • Surface anatomy
  • Common clinical conditions
  • Definitions & glossary
  • Dry needling research

Additional Modules:

  • Module 1: Introduction & Benefits of Dry Needling
  • Module 2: The History & Background of Dry Needling
  • Module 3: The Neurophysiology of Dry Needling
  • Module 4: Myofascial Trigger Points
  • Module 5: Safety & Risk Management
  • Module 6: Needling Techniques

Practical Course:

The 20-hour practical training hours must be completed during a single practical course. We’ll cover the following muscles on Friday & Saturday:

  • Adductor Longus
  • Biceps Brachii
  • Biceps Femoris
  • Brachioradialis
  • Deltoid
  • ECRB
  • ECRL
  • ECU
  • Extensor Digitorum
  • FCR
  • FCU
  • Gastrocnemius
  • Gluteus Max
  • Gluteus Med
  • Gluteus Min
  • Gracilis
  • ITB
  • Multifidi
  • Palmaris Longus
  • Peroneus Brevis
  • Peroneus Longus
  • Rectus Femoris
  • Sartorius
  • Semimembranosus
  • Semitendinosus
  • Soleus
  • Tibialis Anterior
  • Triceps Brachii
  • Upper Trapezius
  • Vastus Lateralis
  • Vastus Medialis

On Sunday we’ll cover these conditions and how to use Dry Needling to treat them:

  • Acute & Chronic LBP
  • Neck & shoulder tension
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Medial & Lateral Epicondylagia
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ankle Inversion Sprains
  • Achilles Tendinopathy
  • Knee pain
  • Infra & Supra Patellar Tendinopathy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • TMJ pain
  • Dental Pain

The Extras  - Once you successfully complete the Dry Needling Introductory Course you’ll receive:

  • A Certificate of Completion
  • A Free Dry Needling Starter Pack so you can get going straight away
  • An Acuneeds Australia Discount Voucher for your first purchase of needles

Web Link:

Locations and dates:

Cost: $1,394 for 80-hrs training

CPE Points: 80

For more information: please contact Louise (0404 646 806) email:


renew 09/01/2027

Endeavour College of Natural Health

Campuses in Brisbane, Gold Coast, Melbourne, Sydney, Adelaide and Perth

phone:  1300 462 887

Expand your skill set and follow your curiosity …

Aromatherapy; Couples Massage; DIY Skincare; First Aid; Lymphatic Drainage; Rayid Iridology; Reflexology; Sports Nutrition; Super Nutrition; Tui Na Massage; Yoga

Certificate IV Aromatherapy; Certificate IV Holistic Counselling and Mind Body Medicine Diploma Reflexology; Diploma Remedial Massage; Diploma Holistic Counselling and Mind Body Medicine; Advanced Diploma Holistic Counselling and Mind Body Medicine;
Advanced Diploma Homeopathy

Acupuncture; Homeopathy; Musculoskeletal Therapy; Naturopathy; Nutritional Medicine
Western Herbal Medicine

Australian Institute of Lymphoedema.

CANpractice gives you a qualification as a respected lymphoedema practitioner in the Casley-Smith Method of Treating Lymphoedema.

Becoming a qualified lymphoedema practitioner means that you will have the skills and knowledge in order to deliver specialised lymphatic services to your patients which include manual lymphatic drainage, decongestive exercises, bandaging, garment prescription and other therapies such as pneumatic compression and kinesiology taping.

This course is 135 hours via online learning and one week face to face. This course is the only Australian approved Casley-Smith course and is recognised by the Australasian Lymphology Association.  

To learn more visit:

Get in touch with the Australian Institute of Lymphoedema via the contact details below.


Facebook: @InstituteofLymphoedema

Instagram: @instituteoflymph

LinkedIn: @instituteoflymphoedema

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