Body Wellness Massage Academy

One of Arkansas's oldest massage academy and proudly serve Central Arkansas by offering top-notch massage education in an open and welcoming environment.

Body Wellness Massage Academy has been in operation since 1992 and offers several avenues to success as a massage therapist. We offer both a 500-hour Basic Certification Program and a 650-hour Advanced Certification. Our instructors are well-educated and experienced massage professionals who can provide insight into what it takes to be successful while helping others. Our facilities are built with inclusivity and learning in mind. The Body Wellness Academy is focused on teaching techniques and principles that encourage individual wholeness of mind, wellness of body, and completeness of spirit.

Body Wellness Massage Academy offers a wide range of massage therapy education, advanced massage therapy training, certifications, and continuing education. Based in the Little Rock area for over 25 years, we are focused on graduating the best massage therapists in the region. Contact us today for more information!

Mission: Our mission is to provide excellent massage therapy educational services to Central Arkansas in an open and welcoming environment while providing affordable massage services to the community.

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First draft of the updated website. We are now accepting enrollment for summer classes beginning July 2019!

bodywellnessar.com Body Wellness Offers a Massage Therapy School in Arkansas, which has the best academy for education in AR for 25 Years!

Do you have an interest in wellness? Maybe massage therapy is for you! Massage continues to grow in the mind of the consumer and more talented therapist are needed. Call 501-328-5557 to learn how you can become a therapist in 7 months.

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I am so excited to make this announcement today. It a pleasure working with Donna McGriff. We look forward to continuing the rich tradition of student massage education in central Arkansas and teaming together to bring Conway a venue for continuing education classes as well.

[03/01/19]   I am excited to announce that Body Wellness Massage Academy is moving to Conway. Michelle Christen and I have joined forces in this move to Conway. We will be able to offer an enhanced program with the expertise of additional instructors. Classes in Conway will be available starting July of 2019. You can contact Michelle for additional information at 501-328-5557.

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$270.00 OFF Tuition. January 2, 2019 will start our 27th Year in Business. As we Celebrate we want to offer our prospective students a discount. This discount will end June 30, 2019. For additional information go to www.bodywellnessar.com

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[12/05/18]   Only 2 Weeks left before Christmas Break for Student Massage.
Wednesdays from 8:30 - 1:30
60 Minute $40.00
30 Minute $25.00
Call For Appointment
501-315-4325

[10/30/18]   Don't forget Student Massage Appointments available on Wednesdays. Call Today

[10/30/18]   November CE Class Schedule
For Description of Class check out www.bodywellness.com

Introduction to Reflexology, Monday Nov 5, 2018
6 CE - $130.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

​Raindrop Therapy, Sunday Nov 11, 2018
6 CE - $145.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Body Balancing, Monday Nov 12, 2018
6 CE - $130.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

The Body Polish Process, Monday Nov 19, 2018
6 CE - $135.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Aromatic Archaeology - Working with Ancient Oils Sunday Nov 25, 2018
6 CE - $140.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Stress Relieving Scalp Treatment Monday Nov 26, 2018
6 CE - $130.00, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

[10/22/18]   Student Massage Now available
Wednesdays from 8:30 - 1:30
60 Minute $40.00
30 Minute $25.00
Call For Appointment
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[10/01/18]   Only a few days to register for this class.
Acupressure Techniques for Cupping Massage Sunday Oct 7, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Learn to incorporate cupping massage. This is a safe and effective style of Oriental Medicine which uses cups to stimulate circulation, reduce adhesion, stimulate the flow of chi, reduce cellulite appearance, increase lymphatic drainage, and loosen muscles and fascia. Try this new course for something different for yourself and your clients. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillowcase, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*
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[06/07/18]   Massage Therapy position available.

Ava Bella Day Spa is looking for two Licensed Massage Therapists to fill one part-time position working Mondays and Saturdays, and one full-time position working Mondays and Tuesdays 9-6, off on Wednesday and Thursday, Friday 11-8 and Saturday 9-5.

The therapist(s) must have a positive outlook, ability to multi task, work in a fast-paced environment and be personable with clients.
Must be licensed in the state of AR.
Must be able to perform deep tissue and Swedish massage.
Must be friendly with a GREAT personality
Must be an energetic and self-motivated individual.
We supply sheets, towels, cream/oil, blankets, tables and a professional, clean and safe environment to work in.
Ava Bella Day Spa is located at 301 N. Shackleford in the Westchase Plaza in west Little Rock.
Ava Bella has been in operation 14 years and was recently awarded “Best Place to Receive a Massage” by AY Magazine.
Therapists will start at a competitive commission rate commensurate with experience in addition to any tips received.

Applicants should send their resume to Holly Hall at [email protected] “Ava Bella LMT” as the subject.

[05/24/18]   Here is an updated CE In-Class Schedule for the Summer

Introduction to Fibromyalgia Massage Sunday June 10, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Soft Tissue Release - Neck and Shoulders Monday June 18, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Body Mobilization & Stretching
Sunday & Monday June 24 & 25, 2018
12 CE - $250.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Acupressure Techniques for Cupping Massage Sunday July 15, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Balancing 5 Elements w/Essential Oils Monday July 16, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Introduction to Reflexology Sunday July 29, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Acupressure Protocols for the Chest & Shoulder Monday July 30, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Introduction to Myofascial Release Sunday August 12, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Introduction to Polarity Therapy Monday August 13, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Stress Relieving Scalp Treatment Sunday August 26, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Spa Services III - Essential Back Treatment Monday August 27, 2018
6 CE - $130.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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[04/10/18]   The Wellness Center in Horseshoe Bend, AR named Healthy Habits Haven and Spa, (870) 670-5051 is in need of 2 Massage therapists. As a resort we can provide temporary housing for those interested. Contact Jim Frey

[04/06/18]   CE Schedule for Spring
Skeletal Bone Markings & Joints Monday - April 9, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
An in depth looks the muscles, origin, insertion, action and nerve supply. We will also apply hands on techniques with each group of muscles. These are great courses to expand your techniques for specific problem areas. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*

Raindrop Therapy Sunday - April 15, 2018
6 CE - $140.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Dr. D. Gary Young, N.D, developed this application technique. This technique involves dropping oils along the spine from about six inches above the body. It can assist the body by bringing it into balance and the energy centers can be cleared and re-aligned. This treatment can also help reduce spinal inflammations and kill viruses that hibernate along the spinal column, as well as help to straighten any spinal curvatures. Each participant will give and receive Raindrop Therapy. Oils are provided. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or cradle cover, hand towel, small bath towel, pen, & pad for notes.*

Back to Basics – A Swedish Review Monday - April 16, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In this class we will review body mechanics and Swedish massage techniques. Emphasis will be placed on all the Swedish techniques and developing a fluid flowing massage. Often we get away from the relaxing massage techniques that many of our clients desire. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or cradle cover, hand towel, small bath towel, pen, & pad for notes.*

Introduction to Acupressure
Monday & Tuesday April 23 & 24, 2018
12 CE - $250.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Learn one of the oldest forms of bodywork. Acupressure comes from the Chinese tradition of finger pressure. Learn the meridians in the body, and a full body acupressure and routine. *You will need to dress in soft, stretchable clothing and bring a bottom sheet, pillowcase, pen & pad for notes*

Stress Relieving Scalp Treatment Monday - April 30, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Students will learn about treatments for the Scalp. Anatomy of the cranial structure will be taught from a skeletal, muscular and functional position. Communication skills with the client, basic scalp massage and product option will be discussed. Each student will give and receive a treatment. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or face cradle cover, pen & pad for notes*

​Spa Services III - Essential Back Treatment
Sunday - May 6, 2018
6 CE - $135.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Today, Spa services are one of the fastest growing areas for Massage Therapists. Students will learn how to incorporate an Essential Back Treatment (Back Facial) into their practice. This is a great seller for both men and women. This course is taught for a dry treatment area. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case/face cradle cover, 1 medium bath towel, 4 large hand towels, (or you can be provided towels for a fee) and a pen & pad for notes.*

​Body Balancing Monday - May 7, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
In this class, particular focus will be placed on the chakra system and different methods of balancing these areas.We will discuss Polarity, Reiki, Aromatherapy, Vibrational Therapy with tuning forks as well as Breath and Focus. Students will get to experience different techniques to facilitate a deep relaxed balanced effect. *You will need to bring a set of sheets, pillow case/face cradle cover, and pen & pad for notes.*

Structural Kinesiology- Muscles of the Spine
Monday - May 14, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This class is an intricate look at the muscles that help connect every vertebrae together and provide support to keep the body upright. The muscles of the spine, as well as their origin, insertion, action, and nerve supply will be addressed. Students will be shown techniques that will allow you to work the deep spine muscles that are not as accessible. I will teach the technique of movement (client movement) to facilitate working on the spine muscles.*You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*

Acupressure for Back Sunday - May 20, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
This will address acupressure techniques for working on issues such as osteoarthritis of the lumbar vertebrae, herniated disk in lumbar vertebrae (slipped disk), and other issues specific to low back pain. Learn these useful techniques from someone who deals with these problems on a daily basis. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or face cradle cover, pen & pad for notes. Please wear soft and loose clothes for palpating muscles as well as movement.*

Working w/Low Back Pain Monday - May 21, 2018
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Low back pain is a common problem for many of the clients you will work with as a Massage Therapist. This course is designed to teach techniques to release the muscles necessary to relieve low back pain. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or face cradle cover, pen & pad for notes*

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[08/16/17]   August and September update on CE Classes.

Blending Essential Oils for Sunday-August 27, 2017​
Psychological Balance Module II
6 CE - $ 140.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Enhance your practice by utilizing essential oils. In this class you will learn how to customize and blend Essential Oils in accordance with your clients' needs. Oils that are beneficial for specific psychological conditions will be addressed with Pressure Points. These conditions addressed will be: Anxiety and Apprehension, Nervous Tension and Agitation, Dis-empowerment and Indecision, Overthinking and Worry. *You will need to bring a set of sheets, pillow case/face cradle cover, and pen & pad for notes.*

Auricular Therapy Monday-August 28, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
This class explains the concepts of acupressure points along the ear that affect different areas of the body, mind, and spirit. Some might call this "ear reflexology," however, auricular therapy is the original technique. *You will need to bring a bottom sheet, pillow case, pen & pad for notes.*

Soft Tissue Release - Neck and Shoulders
Sunday-September 10, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Enhance your massage techniques for some of the most common problems for massage clients and the general public. Everyone tends to carry tension in his or her neck and shoulders. Try a look at different soft tissue techniques that are very beneficial for releasing tension and stress in these areas. Side Lying positions and techniques will be emphasized.*You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*

A & P - Skeletal System Tuesday-September 12, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
An indepth study of the Skeletal System structure and function. We will also introduce you to Range of Motion of Joints, Muscles creating these movements, evaluation and treatment techniques that can be incorporated into your daily massage. *You will need to bring:pen & pad for notes*

Working w/Low Back Pain Sunday-September 17, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:00 pm
Low back pain is a common problem for many of the clients you will work with as a Massage Therapist. This course is designed to teach techniques to release the muscles necessary to relieve low back pain. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case or face cradle cover, pen & pad for notes*

Skeletal Bone Markings & Joints Monday-September 18, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
An in depth looks the muscles, origin, insertion, action and nerve supply. We will also apply hands on techniques with each group of muscles. These are great courses to expand your techniques for specific problem areas. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*

A & P - Muscular System Tuesday-September 19, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
An in-depth study of the Muscular System structure and function. We will also introduce you to proprocepters and how they can be used to release muscle restrictions, movements of joints, muscles creating these movements, evaluation and treatment techniques that can be incorporated into your daily massage. *You will need to bring: set of sheets, pillow case, oil or lotion, pen & pad for notes*

Introduction to Acupressure
Saturday & Sunday-September 23-24, 2017
12 CE - $250.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
Learn one of the oldest forms of bodywork. Acupressure comes from the Chinese tradition of finger pressure. Learn the meridians in the body, and a full body acupressure and routine. *You will need to dress in soft, stretchable clothing and bring a bottom sheet, pillowcase, pen & pad for notes*

Client Documentation & SOAP Charting
Monday-September 25, 2017
6 CE - $125.00 9:00 am to 3:30 pm
SOAP Charting is a standard system of gathering and processing information relating to the clients' health. Subjective Assessment, Objective Assessment, Application and Plan/Progress are the cornerstones to the system. This system is essential for health care professionals and insurance reimbursement. This is an excellent class for the massage therapists working in a variety of health care settings. *You will need to bring a pen & pad for notes.*

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