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WNC School of Massage:  Now Enrolling for June 10th 2024 Program

The Mind-Body Connection is in Partnership with the Western North Carolina School of Massage.  

The Western North Carolina School of Massage offers a 625-hour Massage Therapy Diploma Program, provides Continuing Education workshops for Licensed Massage Therapists, and some courses are open to the public.

Upcoming CE Workshops & Classes


Aromatherapy for Pain Relief - 12 CE -$250

Aromatherapy for Mental Emotional Support - 12CE - $250


Aromatherapy for Lymphatic Drainage - 12 CE- $250


Aromatherapy for Skin Care - 12CE - $250

Ethics; Mindfulness & Loving Kindness; Bringing a greater Awareness to the Client-Therapist Relationship - 6 CE - $99

Stretching on the Table - 12 CE - $225

Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage - Upper Extremity - 12 CE - $225


Introduction to Lymphatic Drainage - Lower Extremity -12 CE - $225

Yoga Bor Bodyworkers - A Self Care Course  (Kundalini Edition) 12 CE - $225

Yoga Bor Bodyworkers - A Self Care Course (Beginner's Hatha Edition)12 CE - $225


Follow the link below for More information

Online Classes


The Mind Body Connection is currently offering several online courses for your learning convenience. With home study courses, the convenience and ability to review the material can actually increase your overall level of learning. When all of this information comes at you during a short time, as in a live class, studies indicate that the retention rate is as low as 50%. With home study, you can review over and over again, which, with enough repetition, can increase your retention rate as high as 100%. That would more than compensate for any real or perceived disadvantage of not having the instructor stand over you as you practice.



Ask us about Neuromuscular Therapy and structural bodywork. A full NMT Certification is available through the WNC School of Massage.  Watch this short video an instructor treating the posterior leg.. 

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Neuromuscular Therapy for calf cramps and plantar fasciitis. 

Lead Educator and Massage & Bodywork Therapist

Hope DeVall is a licensed massage and bodywork therapists #NC10846.  She is a nationally recognized educator and lead instructor for the Western North Carolina School of Massage as well as the owner of the Mind Body Connection, an NCBTMB Approved Provider of Continuing Education. She's been teaching licensed massage therapists how to improve their techniques, build, and market their practice since 2011. She is approved to teach more than twenty specialized therapeutic massage workshops including Neuromuscular Therapy, Clinical Aromatherapy, Manual Lymphatic Drainage, Therapeutic Stretching, and more. Hope's passion for the massage profession is apparent; from the courses she writes and teaches to the non-profit organizations she's involved with.  Her compassionate nature coupled with her dedication, knowledge, and experience makes her a powerful resource for both licensed and aspiring massage therapists.

Hope Morgan - LMBT
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A Clinical Aproach to Massage Therapy

We offer the following clinical approaches to Massage Therapy for Pain Relief:  

Ask us about:


- Neuomuscular Therapy


-Trigger Point Therapy


- Postural Assessment


- Myofascial Release

- Lymphatic Drainage

Approvals & Affiliations

The Mind Body Connection is an NCBTMB Approved Provider of Continuing Education for Massage therapists ( Provider ID - 451758-11) Professional and school member of the American Massage Therapy Association and National Association of Holistic Aromatherapy.  

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