Easy Deep Tissue: More Pressure, Less Effort w/Melissa Cope

12 CE Hours

9:00-4:00/ each day

12 CE hours – $260
Early registration special is $260

After April 24th – Registration is $270

Instructor:  Melissa Cope, LMBT 4552

Do your hands or wrists hurt after a deep tissue massage? Do you find yourself exhausted at the end of a long day of massage? Do you love being a massage therapist but worry you will have to quit soon because your body just can’t handle it any more? If you answered “YES!” to one or more of these questions then this class is for you.

When we have finished you will have a solid understanding of how to safely and productively use your body as a tool to deliver deep tissue massage; you will have practiced palpation skills with your fists, forearms and elbows and have more confidence in using these tools regularly in your work setting; and you will be able to deliver more pressure with less effort.

Therapists who have taken this course say they no longer hurt and they feel like they could practice forever.


Melissa graduated in 1999 from the Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy, a COMTA accredited institution. Her training includes over 620 hours of coursework in Swedish Massage, Acupressure, Jin Shin Do, Sports Massage, Anatomy, Kinesiology and Neurology. Upon graduation she passed both the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork and the New York State Licensing Exam.

Over the last decade, Melissa has enhanced her credentials by completing over 6500 hours of bodywork as a Massage Therapist at the Grove Park Inn Resort and Spa, and through 400+ hours of continuing education courses including Professional Ethics, Reflexology, Reiki, Deep Tissue, CranioSacral Therapy, Aromatherapy Massage, Lymph Drainage, TMJ Massage, Stress-Related Disorders and Spa Body Wraps.

Melissa is also approved by the NCBTMB as a continuing education Approved Provider and teaches CE courses including Massage for TMJ Dysfunction; Easy Deep Tissue; and Ethics. NCBTMB Provider #451901-12.

“I used more pressure in the 2 days with Melissa in her Easy Deep Tissue class than I have in the past 2 years. The best part is that I didn’t feel any pain anywhere in my body afterwards. I feel so empowered after taking Melissa’s class!”

– Kelly S., LMBT

“I took Melissa’s easy deep tissue class a few weeks back. I was already a strong deep tissue therapist, but I always like learning new ways to use my body more efficiently. I learned several new techniques that felt great to my body as a therapist. I asked a few of my regulars what their thoughts were and they loved the new techniques! The neck work was, “the best you’ve done on me!” said one client. I will definitely use these new tools I’ve learned in my continued practice.”

– Josh R., LMBT

We are a fully furnished massage school facility and provide Oakworks massage tables, class tables and computer/projector for overhead presentations.

WHAT TO BRING : Set of sheets, face cradle cover and blanket if you get cold. Oil or lotion

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #451901-12


NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


“When I stepped away from school I realized how prepared I was and how ready I was to go somewhere with what I learned.”

– Kaitlyn Boullosa

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