September 2023 Buccal Massage Course

The Buccal Massage course will be held, Tuesday, September 26th thru Wednesday, September 27th, 2023 inside the Tierra Santa Healing House at the Faena Resort. Hours of learning will be from 10 A.M.- 6 P.M. both days.

Learn the Buccal Massage Technique.


Q1: Who can take the course?

A. Any student of aesthetics, massage therapy or physical therapy. Any licensed Aesthetician, Massage Therapist, Physical Therapist.

Q2: Will CEU’s be provided:

A. Yes, 12 NCBTMB CEU’s.

Q3: Are the 12 CEU’s accepted by the state of Florida?

A. Yes, this Buccal Massage course is approved by the Florida Board of Massage Therapy.

Q4: When will the 12 CEU’s be recorded to the CE Broker?

A. As soon as the course is completed and you receive your certificate, your name will be entered within 24 hours after completion of the course. It may take up to three business days for the Florida State Board to show record of your CEU’s.

Q5: Why should I take this Buccal Course?

A. This Buccal Course incorporates in an-depth knowledge of the techniques used to treat TMJ and its surrounding muscles, as well as the sculptural techniques used for lifting the facial muscles. It also is an interactive, hands-on course, allowing you to walk away from the course feeling confident to apply it in your practice.

Q6: Is there anything I need to bring to the course?

A. Everything that you need will be provided.

Q8: What is the address of the training location?

A. 3201 Collins Ave., Miami Beach, FL 33140

Q7: Is there parking available?

A. You may valet park at the Faena for an additional $55 per day. There are two different public parking lots on the north side of the Faena which you may pay by a park mobile app.

Q8: How do I contact you for additional information?

A. You may contact me by text/call (305) 798-9910, or by email:

Q9: What is your Instagram?

A. My Instagram handle: @amraleartrainer

Q10: How do I book for the course?

A. Visit or click on link Services (

Scroll down until you see Buccal Massage Course Sept 26-27. Click on the 26th date and select anytime to book. A $350 deposit will be required. Remaining payment will be collected the day of training.


Essential Oil Spinal Therapy Course – 8 CEU Live course that teaches the benefits of essential oils along the spine connecting body, mind and spirit. This course is for both the licensed and non-licensed.

Course Date and Time:

Thursday, July 20th, 2023

10 A.M.- 7 P.M.


Faena Resort. 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140

Inside the Yoga Studio at Tierra Santa Healing House Spa.


$245 (Full refund if cancelled 7 days prior to the course training date.)

Click on link below to get your ticket for the course.


Learn the Buccal Massage Technique.

Buccal Massage Course – 12 CEU Live course known as the “inside-out” treatment that works muscles, ligaments and lymph from the inside of the mouth.

Course Date and Time:

Tuesday, July 18th-Wednesday, July 19th, 2023

10 A.M.-5 P.M.


Faena Resort. 3201 Collins Ave, Miami Beach, 33140

Inside the Yoga Studio at Tierra Santa Healing House Spa.


$1500 (Full Refund if canceled 7 days before the first day of the course event.)

Click on link below to get your ticket for the course.

Get Massages While Pregnant

9 months pregnant with DeAndre, one week out from having him in June of 1996.

9 months pregnant with DeAndre, one week out from having him in June of 1996.

Being pregnant was one of the greatest experiences I have ever been able to have in my life.  Of course, at times, it was tiresome and a little overwhelming but all in all, I loved it.  The fact that I was co-creating another life within the walls of my abdomen was such an honor and a joy.  I always wanted to be a mother and for me, being a mother started as soon as I knew I was pregnant.  I did not put anything into my body that would harm my child.  Those nine months of pregnancy were a controlled and sheltered environment for my baby, protecting the health of my child was without a doubt, my number one concern and my number one goal.  Exercising was important, as well as good, nutrient-rich foods and plenty of sleep because in my family, we tend to carry really big so I was making sure that I would have a fast post-pregnancy recovery.

The morning of the day I had Maximus in May of 2002.  My dad is in the background cooking me my favorite breakfast.

The morning of the day I had Maximus in May of 2002. My dad is in the background cooking me my favorite breakfast.

While I was pregnant with Maximus, my second child, I would receive prenatal massages.  Unfortunately, I was too young and uninformed when I was pregnant with DeAndre’ so I did not partake in the wonderful benefits of prenatal massage, my body would’ve really appreciated it.  There a came a point to where I got too big and was no longer comfortable of receiving prenatal massages, that was at month 7 for me.  The weight of my sweet, little Maximus was too much on my lungs, so my breathing became shortened and the combination of the massage increasing the circulation and the laying positions on the table took a toll on me and I had to transition from prenatal massage to at home heated pad treatments.  Don’t be alarmed, I have massaged many women who have been able to receive prenatal massages all the way up to their delivery date.

DeAndre on the left, Maximus on the right.  Full of personality and love.

DeAndre’ on the left, Maximus on the right. Full of personality and love.

While I was pregnant with DeAndre’ and Maximus I would massage them myself.  Babies love massages! They absolutely love them!  DeAndre’ would move around so much, he wanted me to get every part of his tiny body that I could.  Maximus was more on the shy side and would move for me to get certain areas of his body.  It’s interesting because how they wanted to be massaged as a fetus inside my belly, is how they like to be massaged today.  It is extremely healthy for the baby to receive a massage, it increases the blood flow and gives a sense of security and nurturing to the unborn child.  As a person who gives prenatal massages and as a mother, it is fun for me to massage a pregnant woman’s abdomen because I can get a sense of the personality of the child and the mother enjoys feeling the movement of her baby responding.

I wrote an article for Dermascope Magazine that discusses treatments a woman can receive while being pregnant.  10 Things About…Prenatal Care Treatments talks about facials, body treatments and massage style that can be performed while pregnant.  Just because a woman is pregnant does not mean she has to stop taking care of her body and face while pregnant, it just means that treatments have to be a little altered.  Take some time out for yourself and for your baby and receive a massage, your body is undergoing so many  changes, it is the greatest thing you can do to help you during your pregnancy.


Arnica Oil to Treat Bruises and Muscle Soreness

The Arnica Montana plant.

The Arnica Montana plant.

I was first introduced to the “wonder muscle” treatment, Arnica Montana Oil, when I worked at Canyon Ranch SpaClub at the Venetian as a Massage Therapist.  We used it for our sports massage because it helped with swelling, muscle soreness and bruising.  I also fell in love with the oil because of its name, Arnica MONTANA, being born and raised in Montana how could I not love this oil.

I saw the benefits the Arnica Oil had as I would massage it into the athletic bodies that were used to micro-tearing their muscle fibers on a daily basis.  It was easier for me to work deeper into the muscle, stripping the tightened muscles away from the attachments that usually were the culprits of causing pain in the muscles.

sports massage 1Arnica Oil is not the best smelling oil, in fact, it’s one of the most potent, most recognizable smells I have worked with.  Some days it was hard for me to do a lot of sports massage, not because of the deeper pressure and harder work it is for me physically but because the smell would become overbearing at times.  Arnica Montana oil truly does have a medicinal scent.

ArnicarcreamGrown in more mountainous regions, Arnica Montana oil is from the daisy perennial flower.  Growing anywhere from one two feet high, the yellow petals with the orange center flowers blossom only one to three blossoms per plant.  The roots and the flowers are what is used from the Arnica plant.

benefits arnica oilArnica Montana oil is anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial.  It can be taken orally, purchased at a health market or online, or applied topically as an oil or cream.  This is great to use before and after any injectables, such as botox and fillers, which can cause a little swelling and bruising at the injection site, before and after any sporting event when muscles are being exerted to their maximum potential, and after an injury on bruises, muscle spasms and sprains.  Arnica Montana oil has also been shown to help treat insect bites, rashes, chest pain and bowel movements as well.

arnicamedicineArnica cream is best for use on the face when receiving injectables and the Arnica oil is better for rubbing into the body for sore muscles.  Either the cream or the oil would be good for spot treating bruises on the body.  This is one herbal remedy that would be a great addition to your medicine cabinet.