Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI)

Teach Self-Care     Earn New Income     Give Your Hands a Break    Help Other Therapists

Qualified massage therapists and other manual therapists can train to become a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) and teach the Save Your Hands!® Workshop curriculum to massage therapy and bodywork professionals and students. With the best-known name in injury prevention for manual therapists behind you, you will be able to help others in your profession protect themselves from injury while obtaining a valuable credential and creating a great new source of income.

Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI) Workshop schedule:

Ebensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - LHTA Wellness Center - June 15th, 16th and 17th, 2020

Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - The M Resort and Spa - August 17th, 18th and 19th, 2020 

Providenciales, Turks and Caicos Islands, BOT - TBD - September 21st, 22nd and 23rd, 2020 


Seating is limited, please be sure to register for your preferred city as soon as possible.
Due to space limitations we cannot save seats without your application and acceptance into the program.
As always feel free to contact us at 877-424-0994 or email: info@saveyourhands.com

Therapists: Enhance Your Career, Earn New Income, Help Others

The CIPI program is an affordable way to add an exciting and rewarding new paid activity to your massage career. As a CIPI, you will acquire the necessary knowledge and skills to teach the Save Your Hands!® Workshop with its comprehensive injury prevention, self-care, body mechanics and ergonomics information at spas, clinics, hospitals and massage associations in your area, or by setting up independent workshops in your region.  CIPIs can provide CE credit for their Save Your Hands!® Workshops, using our NCBTMB Approved Provider status and our other state/provincial accreditations.

Spas and clinics are looking for lead therapists with this qualification who can train and coach their staff on injury prevention and body mechanics. You can also teach these workshops as part of a school curriculum or school continuing education program. For massage school instructors, this well-respected credential enhances your resume and makes you more competitive by giving you expertise in a subject that all schools need to include in their curriculum.

T. Daniel, Oakland, CA
"When I saw the CIPI program being offered, I got excited. To receive specific training on methods of injury prevention and self-care that I can use for myself and share with other MTs and students is terrific. So many therapists I know have ceased work because of injury."

As a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor, you will:

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of self-care, injury prevention and ergonomics
  • Teach Save Your Hands!® Workshops at local spas, clinics, schools, CE programs, conferences and more (and offer CE credit to participants)
  • Create additional income while giving your own hands and body a break
  • Receive full support and great resources from Save Your Hands!
  • Learn to market your CIPI services for maximum success
  • Obtain an impressive new credential to put after your name (e.g., Jane Smith, LMT, CIPI)

Schools: Get CIPI Training for an Instructor
Today's students expect their massage or bodywork program to provide the reliable, comprehensive information on preventing the injuries that are so common among practitioners (77% of whom report symptoms or injury as a result of their work). They need the instructor providing the information and hands-on coaching to be knowledgeable and skilled in this important subject. The CIPI program is a cost-effective way to train one or more of your instructors to teach proven self-care, injury prevention, body mechanics and ergonomics methods in a way that is skilled, effective and engaging.

Martin Ashley, LMT, Author, Massage:A Career at Your Fingertips
"Save your back, your wrists, your psyche, your career. The authors have provided all bodyworkers with important information on biomechanics, ergonomics, self-care, injury assessment, and remedies."

Spas & Clinics:  Get CIPI Training for a Lead Therapist
Massage therapists, estheticians and other treatment workers need a thorough understanding of injury prevention principles and good work practices to be at their best on the job. Your spa or clinic needs to avoid costly workers' compensation claims, absenteeism and turnover due to treatment staff symptoms and injury. The CIPI program gives one or more of your lead therapists the knowledge and skills to provide on-going training and hands-on coaching on using proven effective injury-prevention methods.

Requirements for Completing the CIPI Certification
The affordable CIPI certification program consists of three online e-learning courses you can take at your own pace and hands-on training for a total of 57 CEs.  The online courses and in-person workshop are CE-approved by NCBTMB and FL Board of Massage, TX DSHS and accepted by many other state and national massage boards.

Certified Injury Prevention Program Overview:

Tuition: $1,875USD

After the initial application process, attaining certification as a CIPI is a simple process, comprising three online e-learning courses and an in-person workshop, for a total of 57 CEs:

  1. Read Save Your Hands! 2nd Edition and take the online course: Injury Prevention & Ergonomics for Massage Therapists (10 CEs), to learn a holistic, effective approach to injury prevention for massage therapists, and pass the online exam.

  2. Take the Advanced Concepts in Ergonomics for Manual Therapists online course (15 CEs) for in-depth knowledge of ergonomics principles, and pass the online exam.

  3. Take the CIPI Success online course (14 CEs) to learn how to set up your CIPI practice and market your services for maximum success, and pass the exam.

  4. Attend an 18 CE hands-on Live Workshop and pass the practical exam at the end. You'll learn how to teach the Save Your Hands!® workshop for massage therapists, how to coach hands-on massage work, and how to set up your workshops and market them to ensure your success.

  5. Take and pass the Student Practicum: student must teach the Save Your Hands!® Workshop or curriculum once to a group of at least 6 participants. The student must then complete a self-observational report of their experience teaching the material, including aspects that went well and those that need improvement. The student submits this report plus participant evaluations to the Save Your Hands! office within 2 weeks of completing the practicum.

Your Commitment:

The Certified Injury Prevention Program is serious training for serious professionals.  Please note, we do not offer refunds, once you have submitted your application - and paid the tuition - we presume your commitment and hold a place for you.  Please be confident you want to embark upon this program before purchasing.  This certification program is for therapists who want to ensure the longevity of their own careers and also have the opportunity to earn income while teaching other professionals in the field.  

Key Qualities for Success For the CIPI Applicant

We want all of our CIPIs to be successful and we provide many resources to support you along your journey.  Your success as a CIPI will depend on your energy, talent and the effort you bring to the program.  There are a number of key qualities that an applicant should have in order to have the best chance of success in the CIPI program.

The following are some of the key qualities a CIPI should possess or be willing to develop:

  • I enjoy teaching/training others
  • I am flexible in my approach to teaching and training
  • I am comfortable speaking to a group
  • I act respectfully with my colleagues, clients and students at all times
  • I can be engaging and authentic when training a group
  • I have good listening and observational skills
  • I am organized in my approach to marketing and providing my services
  • I possess and demonstrate a good sense of professionalism and ethics
  • I am responsible and honor my work commitments

Full Support After Certification for Maximum Success
Once you’re a Certified Injury Prevention Instructor (CIPI), we’ll give you all the support you need to be successful. We'll provide a proprietary workshop curriculum and other materials for you to use when teaching, and lots of great marketing materials. You'll continue to receive support, including a listing of your contact information on the dedicated CIPI web site so potential employers can find you and great resources to support your work as a CIPI. We'll be working continuously to make the CIPI designation one of the most prestigious and best-known credentials in the massage profession.

Biannual Recertification Requirements
To maintain CIPI status and active membership in the CIPI program, every two years the CIPI must meet recertification requirements by attending our 12 hour Recertification Program. The cost of Recertification is $295. Dates and locations will be announced on the website and on Social Media.

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