Kay Warren, LMBT #6258
Medical & Orthopedic Massage


I am an NCBTMB Approved Provider of Continuing Education. (#411)

Professional Level Classes in North Carolina, California and Elsewhere

In general, my minimum class is 6, with a maximum of 16. It's rare for a spring class fail to meet minumum, but I have had them sell out more than a month in advance. Please get your registration in early. Classes are 50% or more hands on. In the fall, some class dates are really close to the renewal deadline, so for any class after Sept 1, I will not cancel for anything less than a hurricane, or my own hospitalization. For all classes, please trim and file your nails SHORT and smooth 1-2 days before class!! More detailed descriptions of each class are underneath the schedule.

You must be a licensed (or certified if that is your state's designation) therapist to attend. If you have just graduated and in the process of getting your license, fine.

Summer & Fall 2017

Friday & Saturday June 23 & 24, 2017 at Monroe Aquatic Center

Effective Strategies for the Neck & Shoulder - 16 CE $300

Sunday June 25, at Monroe Aquatic Center

Effective strategies for Low Back Pain - 8CE $150


Friday and Saturday August 25 & 26, 2017 at Monroe Aquatic Center, outside Charlotte

Effective Strategies for the Neck & Shoulder - 16 CE $300

Sunday August 27, 2017 at Monroe Aquatic Center, outside Charlotte

Healing Plantar Fasciitis - 8 CE $150

Friday Sept 15, 2017 at Hands On Health in Cary

Effective Strategies for Low Back Pain - 8 CE $150

Saturday Sept 16, 2017 at Hands On Health in Cary

Healing Plantar Fasciitis - 8 CE $150

More details on each class:

Healing Plantar Fasciitis - 8 CE

This class is a revolutionary new approach to understanding and treating Plantar Fasciitis, utilizing 3 decades of clinical experience. Clients with Plantar Fasciitis who seek traditional treatments can spend between $200 - $3000 dollars in doctor's visits, orthotics, physical therapy, and medications in the first year alone. How would you like to help them be pain free in 4-8 weeks? At a cost of $400 or less? This great class is almost 50% detailed hands-on treatment time. It's a simple, extremely effective protocol you can use right away to help your clients get their lives back, and increase your bottom line, with minimal effort! This knowledge should be in everyone's toolbox!

Effective Strategies for Low Back Pain - 8 CE

Basic Orthopedic Muscle Testing - 8 CE

This class is more about assessment than treatment. It has a laser focus on using Orthopedic Muscle testing to improve your assessment skills, and ferret out the hidden accomplices to pain and dysfunction. This lets you design better, more effective treatment plans that allow you work smarter, hot harder. We are doing very little in the way of treatment in class, this is all about improving assessment skills, getting comfortable with the various tests, understanding when to use them, and what they mean, and how this information changes what you do. If you're taking this class, I assume you already have some background in trigger point work, and neuro-muscular re-education.



Kay's Recommended Book List:

Here's part of what's in my Professional Library.This is just my opinion, and I cannot possibly read every book that comes out. For example, I don't list Aromatherapy texts because I don't practice it, and I'm not qualified to make a recommendation. Just because I haven't read it doesn't mean it's not any good.

If you can't find it in your local bookstore or massage school, or if it's out of print, check Abe Books http://www.abebooks.com/. They are a clearinghouse for literally thousands of independent booksellers across the country, and on older books, the prices can be very low. They are my first resource when I need to buy an older book. Newer books I often wind up buying from the organziation that hosts the class, or IAHE http://www.iahe.com/controller/ProductIndex.

Basic text: Should be in everyone's library.

Intermediate text: Should own and be familiar with if you're interested in deep tissue or therapeutic work.

Advanced text: Should own and understand for Orthopedic or Medical Massage.


Advanced Texts in my library include:

Whitney Lowe - Functional Assesment in Massage Therapy

Janet Travell & David Simons - The Trigger Point Mnaual, Upper and Lower Extremities.

Art Riggs - Deep Tissue Techniques

Rattray & Ludwig - Clinical Massage Therapy

David Sergel - Macrobiotic Way of Zen Shiatsu (currently out of print, if you find a copy, hold onto it for dear life. Even though I don't practice Shiatsu, this is the best analyzation and discussion of meridians I've ever seen. They go through each meridian and its properties from three views, those of Shisuto Masunaga, Traditional Chinese Medicine, and Western Medicine.)

Malalignment Syndrome - Wolf Schaumberger. Excellent work on sacro-iliac malalignment and it's effects on the body.

Intermediate Texts in my library include:

Andrew Biel - Trail Guide To The Body, 3rd Ed. (best palpation based anatomy book EVER!) If you're into sports, massage, or just an anatomy geek, buy it!

Laura Norman - Feet First (best reflexology book I've seen)

John Upledger - Your Inner Physician and You

Devin Starlanyl & Mary Ellen Copeland - Fibromyalgia and Chronic Myofascial Pain - A Survivor's Manual (Best thing in print, every research item is listed at the end of each chapter!)

Basic Texts include:

Kapit & Elson - The anatomy Coloring Book (get it and USE IT!)

Business Mastery - Cherie Sohnen-Moe



Legal Disclaimer

I am a Massage Therapist of more than 30 years experience. I did my EFT training in 2004, and finished my Hypnosis Certification in 2005. I received my certification as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education in 2014. I am not a Medical Doctor, or a Psychologist of any sort. Massage Therapy, Hypnosis, and EFT are considered "Complementary Care" and are not designed to replace competent medical or mental health care. You are encouraged to speak to your preferred medical or mental health professional regarding the use of Massage Therapy, Hypnosis, or EFT. Under no circumstances (other than significant allergic reactions) should you change medications or alter dosages without consulting the professional who prescribed them.