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Program trains therapists to save their hands

Oct.18, Coconut Creek, FL – Save your Hands, a program that trains massage therapists how to teach injury prevention to other manual therapists, announces certification courses in fall 2010 and winter 2011.

October 18, 2010  By Massage Therapy Canada

Save Your Hands!® announces the affordable Certified Injury Prevention Instructor(CIPI) program, designed to provide CIPI instructors the skills, curriculum, and marketing savvy to perform successful independent Save Your Hands!® workshops or to be hired as a trainer by spas, clinics, and schools.

The CIPI certification includes three online courses, including one by renowned massage marketing/business expert Cherie Sohnen-Moe, on how instructors can market themselves as a CIPI. The certification process concludes with a live, hands-on weekend workshop. The first live workshops will be held in Corona, California (at Glen Ivy Hot Springs Spa) on November 13-14, 2010 and in Fort Lauderdale, Florida on February 12-13, 2011.

The entire certification provides 50 CEUs.

Accordingto Lauriann Greene, CIPI Program Director and one of the foremost experts on injury prevention for manual therapists, “Seventy seven percent of manual therapists and bodyworkers report symptoms or injury as a result of their work. But these injuries can be prevented. There’s a great need for more capable instructors to teach effective, proven methods and tips to prevent injury. By becoming certified, qualified massage therapists and other manual therapists can help other therapists to protect and prolong their careers while creating an additional income stream and saving their own hands.”


CIPI graduates get ongoing support with tools from the web site, including an online directory that potential employers use to locate CIPIs, a forum to communicate with other CIPI’s, and access to Save YourHands!® co-authors and expert instructors Lauriann Greene and Rick Goggins for questions and advice.

Schools and spas also benefit from training a CIPI

For schools, the program provides a way to train an instructor to incorporate effective injury prevention information into the school’s core curriculum andcontinuing education program.

For spas and clinics, the CIPI program can provide an in-house injury prevention trainer to help reduce workers’ comp claims, turnover and absenteeism among treatment staff.

Spas wanting to reduce their costs, schools interested in enhancing their curriculum and CE program, and manual therapists who value helping others and are excited about a new way to make money can find more information by contacting Save YourHands!® at 877-424-0994 (toll-free) or,or by visiting

The Save Your Hands!® Workshop is based on The Save Your Hands!® 2nd Edition textbook, co-authored by Lauriann Greene, CEAS and Richard W. Goggins, CPE, LMP, a certified professional ergonomist and massage therapist with over 17 years experience in occupational health and safety. Complimentary copies of Save Your Hands!® are available for book review by editors/writers.

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