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Cerebral Vortex Education is Center 4 Self-Care's sister company

and the brain child of owner Adrienne F. Asta, LMT.

CVE delivers practical continuing education training for licensed massage therapists and massage educators. We support steady and joyful integration of pertinent information into our work as it evolves, encouraging a habit of learning for a highly informed and robust massage practice.

Upcoming CE Classes

What a Pain in the... Hip (and low back!)

Sunday, July 23rd
11:00 am - 3:00 pm

4 CE Provided

What a Pain in the Hip! examines the musculature and other soft tissues that may be contributing to client complaints of hip and low back pain. This course will also explore techniques to address reduction in these pain areas which will employ a variety of positioning variations for optimal client comfort during treatment. Finally, hone your communication skills while practicing how to efficiently discuss self-care strategies with clients for an effective long-term pain reduction strategy.

Supplies needed: linens, lotion, bolster, note-taking supplies

Pregnancy is not Pathology

Wednesday, July 26th
4:00 pm - 8:00 pm

4 CE Provided

The purpose and intent of this course is to review the physiological changes during pregnancy, dispel myths associated with working with a pregnant client, and practice confident draping and technique in the side-lying and semi-reclined positions.

Supplies needed: linens, lotion, bolster, note-taking supplies


Adrienne Asta is the owner and founder of Cerebral Vortex Education and has been practicing massage since 2001. Having worked in a wide breadth of educational and clinical environments, she has a keen sense of the challenges that are common across the industry from education to practice. Once deeply involved in the education arm of the massage industry, Adrienne held various positions in a spectrum of school environments since 2002. She has developed ancillary materials for textbooks widely used in massage therapy programs and has trained all levels of practicing massage therapists and educators.

Adrienne has a full-time practice in Tucson, AZ and holds advanced certifications in neuromuscular therapy and prenatal massage. Her clients seek her for a gentle and informed approach to pain management. She is privileged to serve as President for the Massage Therapy Foundation. 

Adrienne joyfully donates a portion of her proceeds to The Massage Therapy Foundation and to Healwell – two very distinguished non-profit organizations that elevate the massage profession.

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