Craig Knowles, BCMT, LMT, CNMT, has been a massage therapist since 1996, and was Nationally Certified in 2000. In addition to having an active massage practice since 1996, Knowles has been teaching massage therapy students since 2000. In 2014, he met the qualifications and attained his Board Certification from NCBTMB. NCBTMB approved Craig Knowles as an Approved Provider of Continuing Education in 2009. In 2009, he founded Knowles Rehabilitation in order to provide quality massage training. Craig teaches Kinetic Musculorehab Therapy, working with TMJ, and Lymphatic Drainage classes, among others. As a commitment to his profession, Knowles has given of his time and energy to many volunteer positions. He is presently the Chairman of the Georgia Board of Massage Therapy, which he has served as a Board member since 2013, and is also presently on the Board of Directors of the FSMTB. He has served on many committees for AMTA and the NCBTMB since 2007.

Craig has a lot of online classes available and has also resumed teaching live classes for 2021.

Class Descriptions

Lymphatic Massage - Techniques

Lymphatic Massage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Lymphatic Massage is a very gentle manual treatment that is proven to reduce swelling by dramatically enhancing the function of the lymphatic system. Lymphatic Massage is also known to improve the quality of sleep, decrease pain, calm the nervous system, and benefit the immune system. This technique will greatly benefit your clients who have:

  • soft-tissue injuries;
  • rheumatoid arthritis;
  • high stress levels/anxiety disorders;
  • fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue;
  • surgical trauma/edema;
  • migraine headaches;
  • cancer/oncology diagnosis;
  • sinus congestion or allergies;
  • mild, medically-uncomplicated lymphedema;
  • clients in hospice or palliative care;

This Lymphatic Massage course is 12 hands-on hours and will:

  • Describe basic anatomy, physiology of the lymph system and main body fluids.
  • Explain the scientific principles behind Lymph Drainage Therapy, and why the lymphatic system plays a crucial role in recovering from disease and enhancing health.
  • Explain the importance of the lymphatic system and how it relates to blood and other body fluids.
  • Describe main indications and contraindications.
  • Perform techniques that help you move lymph and interstitial fluid through the body to cleanse it of toxins.
  • Describe the main specific locations of lymph nodes and lymph vessels.
  • Put treatments and self-help techniques right away into practice.
Lymphatic Massage Part 2 - Routines

Lymphatic Massage is a type of gentle massage which is intended to encourage the natural drainage of the lymph, which carries waste products away from the tissues back toward the heart. The lymph system depends on intrinsic contractions of the smooth muscle cells in the walls of lymph vessels and the movement of skeletal muscles to propel lymph through the vessels to lymph nodes and then beyond the lymph nodes to the lymph ducts which return lymph to the cardiovascular system. Lymphatic Massage is a very gentle manual treatment that is proven to reduce swelling by dramatically enhancing the function of the lymphatic system. Lymphatic Massage is also known to improve the quality of sleep, decrease pain, calm the nervous system, and benefit the immune system. This technique will greatly benefit your clients who have:

  • soft-tissue injuries;
  • rheumatoid arthritis;
  • high stress levels/anxiety disorders;
  • fibromyalgia or chronic fatigue;
  • surgical trauma/edema;
  • migraine headaches;
  • cancer/oncology diagnosis;
  • sinus congestion or allergies;
  • mild, medically-uncomplicated lymphedema;
  • clients in hospice or palliative care;

This Lymphatic Massage course is 12 hands-on hours and will:

  • Review the basic anatomy, physiology of the lymph system and main body fluids.
  • Review the scientific principles behind Lymph Drainage Therapy, and why the lymphatic system plays a crucial role in recovering from disease and enhancing health.
  • Review the importance of the lymphatic system and how it relates to blood and other body fluids.
  • Describe main indications and contraindications.
  • Perform techniques that help you move lymph and interstitial fluid through the body to cleanse it of toxins.
  • Describe the main specific locations of lymph nodes and lymph vessels.
  • Demonstrate specific lymph-drainage sequences for the face and neck, upper and lower extremities, and abdomen.
  • Put treatments and self-help techniques right away into practice.

KM Technique Cervical and Torso

Kinetic Musculorehab technique is a blend of sports massage and medical massage that uses range of motion to treat common everyday dysfunctions. The basis of KM Technique is to learn to treat muscles in their plane of action. This course teaches how to merge passive range of motion with other massage techniques to increase their function and to relieve pain. KM Technique is also used to increase range of motion, break up adhesion and scar tissue that limit flexibility. In this course we will be discussing the treatment protocols for common muscular conditions such as Whiplash, Forward Head Posture, Military Neck, Tech Neck, Anterior Pelvic Tilt, Muscular Dysfuction from Chronic Respiratory Issues, among others.

Because this course is 12 hours hands on, please bring sheets and lotion to class.NCBTMB Approved Provider # 451292-10