NCBTMB Approved 
Craniosacral Certification for Massage Therapist 
Instructor: Margie Schaeffer, M.Ed, LMT 
Certified Upledger Craniosacral Therapist 
 
Hourly fee for class instruction at Synergy  $15   
Maximum number of students per class is 14. 
Hourly fee for classes instructed off-site are determined by the sponsoring organization.

This class is designed for massage therapists to be able to give basic CST sessions and integrate CST skills fluidly into massage sessions. The program is open to bodywork practitioners and the public as well.


Once certified, advanced CST classes will be offered for continued skill development and maintenance of certification.

Dates of Classes listed on Continuing Ed. page

Class 1.    CST Muscle Massage        
Class 2.    Stillpoint Induction, Fascia Balancing, Cranial 
                Fluid Monitoring
Class 3.    Dura Tube, Cranial Base, Nerve Connective 
                Tissue Balancing
Class 4.    Vertical Cranial Meninges Balancing
Class 5.    Horizontal Cranial Meninges Balancing
Class 6.    TMJ External & Internal Mouth Balancing
Class 7.    Integration of Craniosacral & Massage 
Class 8.    3-Dimensional Craniosacral Techniques

Take-Home Exam Objective & Subjective Questions Fee $50

4 Hours Final Practicum for 2 massage therapist to do together on site at Synergy. Fee $100 per individual 
 
Total 68 hours 
Total instructional Fees $1010

Required Supplies:
CST Air Mat TBA available on line
Textbook:  An introduction to Craniosacral Therapy by Don Cohen, D.C.

Dynamic Craniosacral
Used or new at Amazon or elsewhere for $12.99 new and $4.05 - $9.71 used
CSMT Laminated Sequence Guide $5.00 each
Sheets, 2 pillow cases, lubricant and all hand-outs are to be brought to every class.
Massage tables supplied at Synergy.  (Classes offered elsewhere may require you to bring a massage table.) This craniosacral certification program is not in associated with the Upledger craniosacral programs.  It is independently designed for massage therapist, bodyworkers & the public created by Margie Schaeffer and approved by the NCBTMB provider #450466-08 status.  If a massage therapist has studied cranioscral with Margie or with Upledger Institute it is possible to test out of some portions of the certification.
 


Lymph Massage Certification


MCBTMB Approved Provider #450644

Instructor: Margie Schaeffer, M. Ed, LMT
The lymph certification program is designed to be studied in 1 day classes every couple of months to be affordable time-wise and monetarily.  Margie received her basic instruction through the Chikly method and has developed a massage specific lymphatic curriculum from private practice application, where she works both with orthopedic and palliative care cases such as oncology, diabetes, fibromyalgia, and parkinson's to name a few.  Core to this certification is instruction of the lymph pulse, lymph watersheds, re-routing of lymph vessels from trauma and incremental depth application of the lymph techniques to various soft tissue layers.  This lymphatic certification program will instruct one in traditional lymphatic massage as well as usage within regular clinical or relaxation massage sessions.  Bandaging is not included in this lymph certification, however, kinesio-taping will be instructed as an advanced offering once certification is completed.

Hourly fee for class instruction at Synergy $15 
($120 per 8 hour class)

Certification program begins when 8 students have registered.
Hourly fee for classes instructed off-site are determined by the sponsoring organization.
Dates are either Saturday or Sunday 9am - 6pm 8 NCB Hrs

Class 1   Traditional Lymphatic Massage Techniques Day 1
Class 2    Lymph Muscle Massage 8 hours Day 2    
Class 3    Lymph Muscle Massage & Lymph Cupping 
Class 4    Lymph Palliative Care Techniques 
Class 5     Lymph Wrinkle Massage          
Class 6     Lymph Breast Massage & Rerouting, Scar Work 
Class 7     Lymph Incremental Layers
Class 8     Visceral Lymphatic Drainage

Class 9     Integration of Lymph with Massage
Practicums (Full Body Traditional and Massage Integration) 4 hours   $100 Self Scheduled
Written Exam   $50 on-line
Total 76 Hours  $1230

Required Textbooks:  (may be purchased used)
Silent Waves Theory and Practice of Lymph Drainage Therapy by Bruno Chikly, M.D.D.O.
Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank Netter, M.D.

NCBTMB Approved Continuing Education Courses Instructed at Synergy

​The use of ceragem bed, hot tub, swimming pool with lap lane, meditation labyrinth and gardens are included with any class at Synergy.  All classes are open to licensed massage therapist, and many to bodyworkers & the public for self-care, family & friends. Please inquire.

The Keith Schaeffer Memorial Palliative Care Scholarship $500-$1000 Awards

All Classes are AMTA, ABMP AND NCBTMB APPROVED

Click here for NCBTMB Code of Ethics

Remember your license renewal dates....

Pregnancy Certification

​​​​​​​​​​​​​   Synergy Massage &  

 Wellness Center

Massage

Bodywork

​Craniosacral Certification

Instructor Margie Schaeffer, M.Ed, LMT


Female Pelvis Massage Techniques 8 NCB Hours                             $120

Pregnancy Massage Techniques 16 NCB Hours                                $240

Perinatal Massage Techniques 8 NCB Hours                                     $120

Written Exam 1 NCB Hour                                                                  $50

Prenatal/Pospartum Clinical Lab 8 NCB Hours                                  $80

                
Total Certification:  40 NCB Hours                                                     $610

A NCBTMB Certificate of Achievement in Pregnancy Certification will be issued to each successful participant once completing all coursework with an 85% passing grade.  The above 3 courses will be offered separately and may be completed in any order.  The written exam and pregnancy skills practicum are to be scheduled individually with the instructor once all 3 classes are completed.