Save Your Hands!® offers a variety of convenient, affordable ways for manual therapists to learn to protect and prolong their career while earning continuing education credits. Using Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition as a textbook, you can choose the training method that works best for you:
• Online Home Study Courses
• Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) Program
• In-Person Hands-On Save Your Hands!® Workshops
We currently offer a 10 CE Course on Injury Prevention and Ergonomics for Massage Therapists and Ethics & Mental Health (see Online Home Study Courses, below). Other courses are coming soon. Please fill out the form (right) to receive notification about our continuing education courses.
Save Your Hands!® courses are approved by NCBTMB (Provider #1286), the Florida Board of Massage Therapy (Provider #50-11457), Texas Dept. of State Health Services (License #CE1463), and the College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (Canada), and accepted by AMTA, ABMP and other state and national boards.
Online Home Study Courses - Shop Here
These convenient, affordable CEU courses will help you protect your career longevity by learning effective injury prevention, self-care, ergonomics and body mechanics techniques, while fulfilling your continuing education requirements. You can also fulfill your Ethics requirements with the excellent online course Ethics & Mental Health. Our easy-to-use, interactive online course system allows you to learn at your own pace and download your Certificate of Achievement immediately after you pass the course!
Courses now available:
Injury Prevention & Ergonomics for Massage Therapists (10 CEs):Take this short, introductory home study CE course completely online, at your own pace and convenience. Discover the principles and methods you need to know to protect and prolong your career as a massage therapist or bodyworker. You’ll also understand the risk factors your clients face in their work that create their symptoms, so you can treat clients more effectively and enhance your practice. Purchase your course today, and enjoy 50% off the Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition book with your purchase.
“Completing this course made me analyze my work environment, ergonomics and my level of self-care. It enabled me to make changes that I know will help prolong my career significantly. Every therapist, experienced or new, will benefit from the vital information in this course.” -- Rosemary Chunco, LMT, MTI, MSc., Plano, TX
"Easy to use, easy to understand, very helpful in the work environment! Excellent +!" -- Tammy Lippa, RMT, Oakville, Ontario, Canada
Ethics & Mental Health (6 CEUs): this excellent course introduces you to the field of mental health by describing the scope of practice of six types of mental health providers. It gives you a detailed look at how Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Counselors, Social Workers, School Counselors and School Psychologists approach the diagnosis and treatment of psychological and emotional problems. It provides you with a clear map of whom to refer, should the need arise, and gives you a sense of how mental health professionals work. Purchase your course today in a discounted 16 CE package with the Injury Prevention & Ergonomics for MTs course!
Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) Program
Qualified manual therapists can train to become Certified Injury Prevention Instructors (CIPI) and teach the Save Your Hands!® Workshop curriculum to massage therapy and bodywork professionals and students. With the best known name in injury prevention for manual therapists behind you, you'll be able to help massage therapy students and practitioners protect themselves from injury while obtaining a valuable credential and creating a new source of income for yourself. Watch Lauriann Greene talk about the CIPI program here.
As a CIPI, you can teach self-care, body mechanics, injury prevention and ergonomics as part of a school curriculum or school continuing education program, at conferences, at local spas, clinics or hospitals, or by setting up independent workshops in your region. Once you’re a CIPI, we’ll give you all the marketing support and resources you need for maximum success.
The 52 CE CIPI program is taken mostly online, with our innovative E-Learning courses. In a fun, interactive environment combining video, activities and reading assignements, you'll gain in-depth knowledge of ergonomics concepts to get the background you need to effectively teach this important subject to your fellow therapists. Interact with other students via social media.. hold discussions and support each other as you learn. Rick Goggins, Master Instructor of the C.I.P.I Program and co-author of Save Your Hands, 2nd. Ed., as well as other Program Instructors, are available throughout the course for further insight and clarification. The last step in the training program consists of a a three day Live Workshop, led by one of our team of Certified Program Instructors, including Rick Goggins and others. Go to the CIPI page for full information
Save Your Hands!® Workshops
Earn 3, 6, or 8 CEs as you learn hands-on, practical techniques and tips to reduce fatigue and discomfort, prevent musculoskeletal injury, and extend your career. Attendees learn to reduce the physical demands of their work on their own bodies while still providing a thorough hands-on treatment to their clients. These innovative workshops are available for professionals and students.
Combining lecture and discussion with fun, innovative activities and plenty of hands-on practice, the workshops are taught in an informal style that encourages active participation. Attendees come away from the workshop with an excellent overview of ergonomics and injury prevention principles, and a self-care action plan including changes they will make to their practice based on what they have learned.
Save Your Hands!® Workshops are taught by our highly-trained Certified Injury Prevention Instructors (CIPIs) throughout the U.S. (and soon also in Canada and Europe). You can find a CIPI in your area to teach a workshop at your clinic, spa, association, etc., or check our Event Calendar for a workshop near you. If you'd like to earn additional income by teaching Save Your Hands!® Workshops as a CIPI, learn more here.
The co-authors of Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition and their expert associates also provide training sessions for schools, spas, practices, association chapters or healthcare facilities, for in-service trainings, continuing education programs, annual meetings/conferences, and more. Each training session is customized for the type of manual therapist, the nature of the facility and any specific circumstances you would like us to address. For more information, see our Consulting & Training page.
"I have been a continuing education provider for 12 years and, you might want to know, after taking a class from Lauriann Greene I changed some of the techniques I was teaching routinely. Even though my program is Beyond Trigger Points Seminars: Putting Your Hands to Better Use, your book and workshop reshaped some of my protocal. We think we have to work so hard at the table-but it can be so much easier when we work smarter! Thanks for your great work for the massage community." -- Cathy Cohen, LMT"