Massage Therapy Professional Development Courses

African American woman receiving a massage with her temples being rubbed. Interested in Massage Therapy Professional Development Courses in Pittsburgh? Contact CTA today!
As a CTA student, you’ll get the necessary techniques to provide safe, effective massage services, as well as the practical business knowledge and ongoing support to build your new career

Take Your Massage Career to the Next Level

Licensed massage therapists can enroll in Professional Development courses offered by Lotus Inspired, LLC in partnership with Career Training Academy.

All classes meet the requirements for NCBTMB recertification as well as licensure for the state of Pennsylvania. The PA state licensure requires 24 hours of CEs (Continued Education) every two years. The upcoming deadline for the state requirement is January 31st 2019.

*Professional Development courses offered in partnership are intended for professionals that brings participants up to date in knowledge and skills in their profession.  Continuing Education courses are not awarded academic credit and do not lead to initial employment.

Our course offerings provide an affordable and credible source to obtain a comprehensive variety of techniques and practices that include theory, benefits, indications, contraindications and application in the field of Bodywork and Massage.

All Continuing Educations Courses are offered at:
Career Training Academy, Pittsburgh
1014 West View Park Drive
West View, PA 15229

Registration and Information  
Please review the current schedule and course descriptions below. Please follow the online registration. For questions or further information, please contact Joanna McElwain, Massage Therapy Coordinator at 412-367-4000 or via email at:

Payment Policy
Payment is required upon registration. Certificates will not be issued without receipt of payment. Certificates are based on completion.

Continuing Education 2017 – 2019 Schedule


 Sep 24 (Sun)  9am-6pm Introduction to Pregnancy Massage (8 CEs)   $110
Nov 5 (Sun) 10am-5pm Aromatherapy : Healing Blends  (6 CEs) $105


Feb 18 (Sun) 9am-6pm Thermotherapy: Hot Stone (16 CEs) $195
Feb 25 (Sun) 9am-6pm (Day 2)
Apr 6 (Fri) 4pm-8pm Lomi Lomi Temple Bodywork Intro & Theory (4 CEs)  $75
Apr 8 (Sun) 10am-5pm Lomi Lomi Part I: Back of Body (6 CEs) $95
Apr 15 (Sun) 10am-5pm Lomi Lomi Part II: Front of Body (6 CEs) $95
Fall Classes TBA

2019 – Additional Classes TBA

Jan 20 (Sun) 9am-1pm Ethics  (4 CEs) $65

Cancellation Policy

Should the need to cancel your reservation arise, please do so by contacting Career Training Academy at via email or phone at 724-337-1000 up to 48 hours prior to class start time. A $25 non-refundable cancellation fee applies. Cancellation fees will not be refunded but can be applied to a future class.
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Lotus Inspired is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a professional development Approved Provider. It is their goal to make education affordable and convenient for massage therapists while upholding the integrity of the profession, promoting health and wellness and improving the massage experience for the client, therapist and business. They are a forward thinking company and strive to stay informed on the latest research and updates in the health and wellness industry. They value education; their own as well as others.