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Most all of our classes @ TSOM have been developed with both the lay-person and LMT in mind.  To that end, these courses qualify as Continuing Educational courses in the state of Tennessee as part of core curriculum @TSOM.  They also are put together in such a way that individuals, serious in the study of these subjects, will have no problem understanding the material and will have just as much fun as we do! 


Ambient Sound/Sound Therapy (Gongs & Singing Bowls)

"We are vibrational beings. We inhabit a vibrational universe. We have the appearance of solidity, but we aren't really solid. This is a scientific fact." - Panache Desai

Our entire world is made up of energy; Energy that is original vibration. Our bodies are all made of that same energy/vibration. Illness and dysfunction are often related to disharmonies in these frequencies. Ambient sound therapies aim to realign these frequencies and restore positive energy flow, returning your body to a state of natural health using gongs, bells, singing bowls and other indigenous sound instruments.

In this course, you will learn both the theory behind ambient sound therapies as well as several methods for incorporating ambient sound therapy utilizing gongs and singing bowls into your lifestyle, meditation or massage practice. Sound Therapy has been practiced for thousands of years. Today, enthusiasts believe that gong baths can help reduce stress and liberate emotional blockages. Evidence suggests that certain forms of sound therapy prompt damaged human DNA strands to repair themselves. Some tones are thought to promote vitality and healing, and also to enhance happiness. Many alternative healthcare facilities such as Living Health Day Spa offer sound therapies including gong meditation to help manage various ailments. “Sound therapy is great for depression, anxiety, sleep disorders, PTSD and for healing the body, “says David Pryor with Living Health. “I do a lot of individual sessions and the results are fantastic.” This course focuses on vibration healing through the use of gongs, bells and singing bowls.

(Community and/or CE)




  The Aromatherapy system of treatment in this course combines Cissie Pryor’s unique methods of blending with the natural power of aromatic essential oils to beneficially affect the body, mind and spirit.   As more people discover alternative health treatments and age-old remedies for feeling better, the use of essential oils and aromatherapy techniques is rising dramatically. Students learn about the history of aromatherapy, proper distillation, the multitude of benefits of working with aromatic essential oils and a class favorite, blending. Lots of time learning the art of properly blending essential oils. 

  • Introduction, history, distillation, profile and working with aromatic essential oils.
  • “Blending” – Physiology of smell and absorption, limbic, lymphatic, immune, integumentary systems and interaction of essential oils on physical and emotional levels.  Creating personal blends, body lab and application of aromatherapy treatment.
  • Where applicable, “Integration With Bodywork – Aromatic Application & Technique” – Enhancing massage therapy with aromatherapy using specific massage techniques and specific aroma essences to achieve a profound sense of peace.  Potential aromatic applications for a variety of ailments, Addressing common complaints that affect the seven systems of the body & knowing when and how to utilize essential oils in the phases of healing. 

Classes range from 8 Hrs to 24 Hrs and can be taken in 3 whole days or broken down in an 8 week series. 

(Community and/or CE)




 A wonderful addition to any massage practice, cupping is an ancient form of Chinese healing dating back thousands of years. In this class you will learn the history, theory, and techniques you’ll need to add a some wonderful cupping techniques to your practice. Combined with massage therapy, cupping can:

  • Decrease or relieve pain and inflammation from injury or chronic conditions.
  • Relieve deep muscular issues and reduces muscle spasms.
  • Release and soften scar tissue and loosen post-surgery adhesions.
  • Lift and stretch soft tissue to separate fascia and restrictions.
  • Increase range of movement and flexibility in joints.
  • Promote healthy circulation and open the energy flow of the body.
  • Move stagnation and enable normal lymphatic flow.
  • Enhance any athletic training program to improve performance.

(Community and/or CE)



Therapeutic Touch/Energy Medicine 

  Therapeutic touch is based on the theory that the body, mind, and emotions form a complex energy field, the “Bio-field” that envelops the body. According to energy therapies such as Reiki, Polarity and Therapeutic Touch, good health is an indication of a well-balanced energy field, while illness represents imbalance. Studies suggest that Therapeutic Touch may help heal wounds, reduce pain, and lessen anxiety. This method uses touch and non-touch techniques to help patients relax while relieving pain.

(Community and/or CE)



Reflexology/Zone Therapy

  This course provides an overview of the different forms of acupressure and reflexology or zone therapy. The course includes demonstrations, instruction, and the practice of shiatsu, Jin Shin Acupressure, Do-In, traditional breathing exercises, and Chinese self-acupressure methods. Introduction to, history of and human anatomy involved in reflexology of hands and feet. The hands-on portion of the class focuses on producing effective results by working the ten zones of the feet using basic techniques, as well as “Leverage”, “Bumblebee Action”, “Pivot Point” and Relaxing Techniques. Discussion and Special emphasis is given to using energy work in your reflexology treatment.

(Community and/or CE)


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