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Advanced training for healthcare professionals


Trust our Board-licensed and Certified instructorswith decades of clinical and teaching experience, a passion for education! Our nationally recognized classes offer researched and time-tested learning techniques, fine-tuned to meet the evolving needs of the profession. NCBTMB Approved. Florida Board Approved. Automatic reporting to CE Broker.


Our classes are kept small on purpose: we believe in the benefit of learning in comfortable and intimate classes with no more than 18 students, where our instructors can be readily available to all participants, answer questions comfortably, establish a personal rapport, and ensure all participants receive 1-2-1 coaching.


Our classes are taught in English and/or Spanish by native speakers, depending on location and schedule. Advanced hands-on bodywork education received in the therapist’s native native language enhances the safety, skill and quality of our profession, making the therapeutic benefits of our work available to many more.

Nurturing the Mother® Prenatal

The premier nationally recognized certification, taught since 1988, in pregnancy massage, labor massage and support, postpartum massage and newborn/infant massage with a live, hands-on clinic.

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Designed by prenatal pioneer, ClaireMarie Miller, this 24-CE hour certification is an in-depth course on the techniques, indications, contraindications, marketing and couple services you can offer to clients who are expecting. The class includes a beautiful and touching live clinic with pregnant volunteers on the second day of the course to enhance your learning and ensure you can put to practice your new skills with a real model.  At the end of this course you will feel confident, prepared and skilled. You will complete a certification examination at the end of class. Upon passing the examination you will receive a Nurturing the Mother® Massage Therapist Certification and be on your way to start your practice.



This interactive class focuses on how to tame the golgi-tendon organ effectively and how to get proficient at using PNF’s with stretches to improve your client’s range of motion. Master over 20 stretches in the prone, supine and side-lying positions, get specific 1-2-1 coaching, enjoy ample time to practice, learn effective and safe body mechanics, and enhance your practice in this 2-day class.


Thai Massage Certification

(64 CE) Master traditional Thai massage on the Mat- Northern Style. Emerge proficient and skilled in supine, prone, side-lying, sitting and therapeutic techniques, body mechanics and live hands-on practice with the live clinic included in this in-depth certification. Gain expertise in sen-line energy work, acu-pressure, stretching and guided breathing for physical, emotional and spiritual wellbeing.


Hot & Cold Stone Therapy

(18 CE) Learn the ritual of chakra energy balancing through the use hot and cold stones and the anointment of therapeutic essential oils.  Influenced by the Hawaiian/Polynesian style of geo-thermal massage, the course lays out a foundation for a ritualistic and deeply therapeutic and nurturing healing journey.


Daybreak Geriatric Massage Certification

(18 or 32 CE) This is the #1 recommended and nationally recognized training program in geriatric massage with a curriculum, taught since 1982 and recognized by NCBTMB and AFMTE.

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The Certification is made up of two 18 CE levels focused on seniors encountering normal health decline due to aging, including Diabetes, Hypertension, Parkinsons, Multiple Sclerosis, Cancer, Alzheimer’s and more.

Level 1 (18 CE) Focuses on practice and mastery of this meaningful work with the robust senior on a massage table in the prone, supine and side-lying position. This level includes a live, hands-on clinic with seniors at a residential retirement home.

Level 2 (18 CE) Further develops skill with wheelchair and physically disabled seniors, as well as those facing cognitive decline and in memory care. This level includes 2 days of on-site, live hands-on work in a nursing facility with a memory care unit.

The therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining.

Top 10 Deep Tissue & Myofascial Techniques in Side-Lying Position

(18 CE) Master deep tissue and myofascial techniques in the side-lying position. The course focuses on safe and effective side-lying draping and bolstering, body mechanics, and 3-dimensional bodywork to release myo-fascial adhesions.


Foot Reflexology with Essential Oils & Tool

(18 CE) Combines the therapeutic effects of foot reflexology with essential oils, and master the use and application of the thumb-saving wooden tool to prevent joint deterioration in the therapist’s hand while achieving optimal reflexology results. Price includes wooden tools.


Swedish Meets Thai on the Table

This 18 CE course seamlessly blends the benefits of Thai Massage stretches and acupressure integrating them into a traditional Swedish oil massage protocol. Focus on safe and effective draping and bolstering, body mechanics and Table-Thai adaptations during an oil massage will be explored at length.


Herbal Ball with Aromatherapy Massage

(12 CE) Create, safely apply and use steamed herbal poultices a.k.a. “herbal balls” as part of a unique and relaxing massage ritual to release tense muscles. The course also teaches you how to create your own herbal poultices. Price includes 2 herbal balls and DIY kit.


Facial Massage & Rejuvenation

(12 CE ) Develop skill and proficiency in therapeutic and deeply relaxing techniques for  face, neck, and head. Learn effective acu-pressure, myofascial, facial cupping and gua sha scrapping techniques to help with TMJ, migraines, eye strain, and the appearance of wrinkles.


Ethics, Law & Medical Errors

(6 CE ) This is a live, in-person review of the mandatory subjects of Ethics (2CE), Florida Law (2 CE) and Prevention of Medical Errors (2 CE) specifically designed for Licensed Massage Therapists.  Live with Q&A session led by former Educating Hands Director, Iris Burman.



(12 CE) JUL 18-19 • Miami • $245 ($195 early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313


JUL 25-26: Reflexology

Foot Reflexology with Essential Oils & Tool (18 CE) JUL 25-26 • Miami • $325 ($295 early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313



Cupping & Gua Sha (12 CE) AUG 14-15 • MIAMI • $225 ($195 Early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313



Side Lying Deep Tissue & Myofascial Release (12 CE) AUG 15-16 • Miami • $225 ($195 early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313



Nurturing the Mother® Certification

(24 CE) AUG 19-21 • Miami • $495 ($450 early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313



(12 CE) AUG 22-23 • Miami • $225 ($195 early bird) • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313


AUG 20: Ethics, Law, Prevention of Errors

(6 CE) AUG 20 • Miami • $85 • Praxis Institute: 786-230-6313


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Our Instructors

Teba Orueta, B.A., LMT, YA-200

Teba Orueta, B.A., LMT, is a Board-Licensed Massage Therapist, Certified Yoga Instructor (YA-200), Professional Educator and Wellness Consultant. She teaches on behalf of The Daybreak Geriatric Massage Institute and Claire Marie Miller Seminars, in Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean. Teba also teaches advanced technical training in skilled hands-on bodywork to healthcare professionals and SPAs, including The Westin Cayman Islands and The Ritz-Carlton Abama Golf & Spa Resort. Florida, Georgia and the Caribbean. Teba also teaches advanced technical training in skilled hands-on bodywork to healthcare professionals and SPAs, including The Westin Cayman Islands and The Ritz-Carlton Abama Golf & Spa Resort.

Dr. Marisol McManus, A.P. DOM

Dr. Marisol McManus, A.P. is a Board Certified Acupuncture Physician and Doctor of Oriental Medicine, Herbalist, Injection Therapist and Medical Qi-Gong Instructor. She teaches Cupping, Gua Sha and Facial Rejuvenation courses to licensed therapists and acupuncture physicians who wish to expand their knowledge and understanding of traditional chinese medical practices and the theory of 5-elements.

Iris Burman, LMT

Iris is the co-founder and director of Educating Hands School of Massage for its first 37 years, teaching and providing holistic bodywork for over 40 years. She is the coauthor of “TouchAbilities”, a pre-eminent method of teaching and learning massage. Iris has developed and taught every subject in the school curriculum, supporting thousands of therapists in developing a holistic approach to bodywork while establishing good body mechanics to extend the length and quality of their careers.


Michelle R.

``Recomiendo mucho este curso, y la manera como lo ha impartido Teba, respondiendo a todas nuestras dudas y además la experiencia de la clínica con mujeres embarazadas fue muy gratificante.`` - MIchelle NTM Prenatal 2019

Isabel A.

``Me encantó que fue en español, Descubres técnicas súper increíbles que hacen el trabajo pre y posparto mucho más llevadero y psicológicamente presta gran ayuda a la Madre.`` - Isabel A. NTM 2019


``The Instructor, Setup, Manuals and Material covered was excellent. I thoroughly enjoyed the teaching style and the mix of hands-on and teaching. I will highly recommend.`` Attendee, Herbal Ball AUG 2017


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