A BETTER YOU CEU CLASSES
Welcome to our first ever continuing education workshop. Receive all 24 CEU hours in just 3 days by two experienced instructors. Enjoy well structured classes, hotels and restaurants within walking distance all located inside of the beautiful 107 Venue & A Better You Day Spa.
Accommodations within walking distance: www.the107venue.com/accommodations
Sunday October 20th - Tuesday October 22nd
For a limited time the 24 hour workshop cost only $399 (until July 31st.) After the deadline the price will be $499.
Meet Your Instructors
Tracy Hilliard LMT, R.N.
Is a resident of Tennessee, Licensed Massage Therapist and R.N. and received her 1000 hour certificate of Honors from the Boulder College of Massage Therapy in 2000. She began her career in bodywork at an outpatient PT sports medicine clinic in Colorado and began pursuing courses in orthopedic and neuromuscular massage. As Tracy began to cultivate her own private practice, she was called to study with Rosita Arvigo which led her to Belize in 2004 where she began her training in the Arvigo Techniques of Maya Abdominal Therapy® (ATMAT). After many years in Colorado, Tracy relocated back to her roots in Tennessee and continuted to study with Rosita to become a certified practitionar of the ATMAT. She instructed massage therapy at Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC)for several years while building her private practice in Chattanooga.
In 2014 she became a Self-Care teacher of the Maya Abdominal Therapy® and offered continuing education classes for community and for massage therapists until the pandemic of 2020. Tracy has been a guest speaker at several birth related conferences and events throughout Tennessee over the past 15 years and has published several articles in local health magazines about prenatal, postpartum, and abdominal massage. Tracy is currently the owner of Belly Body Wholeness in Chattanooga, TN.
In addition, Tracy is a registered nurse, holds a BA in Psychology and has further trainings including Nurturing the Mother® Pregnancy and Postpartum Massage, and is a certified iBme Mindfulness Teacher.
Michael Matthews, LMT, CNMT
My professional career began as a Professional Environmental Engineer and
Professional Geologist. I left the engineering profession in 1998 after 25 years.
At the age of 48 I attended and graduated from the Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts in 1999. Initially I was certified in Neuromuscular Therapy and later in Integrative Reflexology. My process to become a Reiki Master began in 2007.
Ultimately I became a Reiki Master (Level 4- Teacher) in 2011. Over the last
twenty years medical based therapy has been the basis of my work but now I have added fascial and energetic modalities.
Over the years my private practice usually was associated with the institutions that I taught at, however, I did also practice at the Chattanoogan Spa, Premier Spa and Focus for Massage. Over the years I became an instructor for the Tennessee Institute of Healing Arts, Miller-Motte Technical College (MMTC) and the Tennessee College of Applied Technology (TCAT is a Division of Chattanooga
State Community College). I became the Program Director for massage therapy at both MMTC and TCAT. About fifteen years ago I began teaching continuing
education. Over the years I have taught over 24 continuing education courses as
an approved CE provider for State of Tennessee and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
Over the last two decades I have written articles about massage therapy for the
Chattanooga Times Free Press and the publication “Natural Awakenings”. I have
been on three different Chattanooga radio shows promoting massage therapy.
While at TCAT I was an advocate and mentor for massage students serving as an
advisor for SkillsUSA. Students of mine won four Tennessee SkillsUSA gold
medals and three National medals in the Job Skill Demonstration Category (2008 - Silver; 2009 - Gold; 2011 - Gold). In 2008 I co-founded the Chattanooga Chapter of National Technical Honor Society at TCAT.
In 2005 I was awarded Teacher of the Year at Miller-Motte Technical College. In
2012 I was awarded the NISOD Teaching Excellence Award representing TCAT in Austin, Texas. In 2020 with the advent of COVID I stopped performing professional bodywork. However, I still teach workshops in continuing education for professional massage therapists.