Our History-Award Winning Hall of Famer

Linda Hoppe and Bob Cross founded Seminars for Health in 2011. SFH is a successful Canadian Online and In-class training company and has grown into becoming Canada’s leader in Advanced Education for Massage Therapists. SFH faculty of 10 instructors provide over 60 quality course offerings per year to support and enhance the massage therapy industry. Seminars for Health is the original creator of the SFH Dynamic Cupping course and technique, developed seven accredited Certification Programs recognized in both Canada and the USA.   Their classes are uniquely and carefully designed, created from knowledge, experience, and science research to enhance your skills and strengthen the Health industry. We offer exclusive courses that cannot be found anywhere else. Together we will raise the standard of excellence!

We are currently offering live webinars and self-paced e-learning courses globally. We instruct our in-class courses in Calgary and Edmonton.

Become a Volunteer

At Seminars for Health, we are always looking for qualified therapists to work as Teaching Assistants with our SFH facilitators. This volunteer position is a great way to get your foot in the door to assist with the over 100 courses we teach per year. This is also a great opportunity to learn the courses in-depth for the second time.

If this interests you, please send an email to info@seminarsforhealth.ca and include why you would be a good volunteer and attach your resume.

** To volunteer, you need to have already taken the class you wish to volunteer for as a student.**

We look forward to hearing from you!

Seminars for Health Mission Statement

Seminars for Health is dedicated to providing superior in-person and online training to Massage Therapists so they can provide the best possible care for their clients.

Massage Therapy Associations


CRMTA widely recognizes all Seminars for Health courses for CEC credits. All Active and Associate CRMTA members must complete 30 Continuing Education credits (CEC) every three years to maintain their CRMTA membership. A maximum of 10 of the 30 credits can be secondary credits. Your CRMTA membership start date determines your 3-year cycle.

Primary credits are allocated to in-class, hands-on continuing education courses that directly relate to massage therapy. One credit is awarded per hour, to a maximum of 20 credits per course/workshop.

Secondary credits are allocated to courses on modalities that enhance a massage or on one’s professional development in the field of massage. Courses may include topics such as ethics, communication, additional modalities, etc. Participation in some CRMTA events also counts towards secondary credits.

For online classes, CRMTA will allocate one secondary credit per hour class.

MTAA CEC:  MTAA has made a unilateral decision to no longer recognize SFH courses.  MTAA members are absolutely welcome to take SFH courses but unfortunately will not receive continuing education credits.

The majority of Seminars for Health courses are approved for credit; remaining courses will be submitted for approval consideration. All practicing members must obtain a minimum of 40 competency credits over three years. The current continuing education cycle runs from October 31, 2018 – November 1, 2021.

NCBTMB accreditation requirement is a minimum of 24 CEs—including 3 CEs in Ethics—every 2 years and passing a criminal background check to maintain your credential.

ONLINE Courses:

Holistic Nutrition for Digestion 2.5 credits

Effective Tissue Manipulation 2.5 credits

SFH Dynamic Cupping 14 credits

USA Cupping Fundamentals and Safety 2.5 credits

USA Dynamic Cupping Practical 11.5 credits

SFH Assisted Stretching Therapy 9 credits

USA Assisted Stretching Theory 2 credits

USA Assisted Stretching Practical 7 credits



Effective Tissue Manipulation: 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Chest and Anterior Shoulder: 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Rotator Cuff: 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Anterior Neck: 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Posterior Neck: 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Lumbar and SI Joint 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Hip and Thigh 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Leg and Foot 4 credits

Orthopedic Massage: Forearm, Wrist, and Hand: 4 credits

Kinetic Massage of the Neck: 7 credits

Dynamic Cupping: 14 credits

Dynamic Muscle Base: 1 credit

All Seminars for Health courses are approved for NHPC credits. Practitioners require 20 credits per two-year cycle. A minimum of 10 credits must be related to the practitioner’s domain (i.e., Massage Therapy).

The practitioner’s two-year cycle is based on their membership renewal period. Credits cannot be carried over to the next cycle period. You are not required to submit your credit hours; however, you are required to keep proof of certification in the event you are selected for NHPC’s Random Audit Process. Credits are typically allocated depending on the number of days the course runs.
1 day or less = 5 credits
2 days = 10 credits
3 days = 15 credits

Certification = 15 credits

Distance/Online Learning = 5 credits

Please refer to your Continued Competency Program guide for full requirement details.

All listed courses are approved with CMMOTA, except for newly developed courses. Courses are submitted for pre-approval. Seminars for Health direct submit CMMOTA member’s course completion certificates or proof of attendance for credit allocation.

All CMMTO members follow a 3 year period; the current period is from January 1, 2022, to December 31, 2024. Therapists are required to obtain 25 Continuing Education Credits per 3-year cycle.

Primary Continuing Education Credits: an approved course in any hands-on recognized massage modality. This training must be taken in person.

One credit per hour for the first day to a maximum of 8 CEC. 1 credit per hour to a max of 4 CEC for each following day to a maximum of 24 CEC per course.

Secondary Continuing Education Credit Guidelines: an approved course in a recognized massage modality related to self-care, client-care, and professional development that does not have a hands-on client approach. This training must be taken in person.
One credit per 2 hours to a maximum of 6 credits per course.

For online classes, CMMOTA will allocate 1 credit for every 2 hours of training to a maximum of 6 credits per course.

The modality will be granted if you have had previous training.

I think Seminars for Health is a game changer for all of us. Linda is very passionate about our industry and I thank her tremendously for filling this much needed void. I look forward to many more courses with this fabulous team.

I have been practicing for over 20 years and by far the Dynamic Cupping and Massage course is the best course that I have taken. Looking forward to Part 2!

The depth and quality of Pregnancy and Postnatal Massage is phenomenal. Janine Gotzke is not only passionate and knowledgable, but also a great instructor.

I have finished the first few courses of Advanced OM Certification and my clients can all feel the difference. Seminars for Health...where were you all these years?

I learned TMJ massage at school but not at this level of depth. My fingers feel comfortable navigating and my clients are at ease receiving this precise and often vulnerable work. Mara is a gifted instructor and is an expert with this material.

I took Advanced OM Certification as a massage student with Linda and my hands changed for the better. My student clinic clients would ask me why my techniques and touch were so much different than the others. One client who had daily headaches for 20+ years is mostly headache free now and followed me into my own practice since graduating.

Fascial Decompression with Denny is AMAZING. I so wish that I took this course earlier in my career. I cannot believe the difference it has made with clients who live with persistent pain.

Linda, I'd just like to tell you that it was a great weekend. It's been a while since I've taken a course and I feel more motivated and excited to work than I have been for quite a while. Already, these new techniques, along with my existing approach, are yielding effective results.

Knowledge Network

We support clinics and their therapists who actively pursue greatness through quality continuing education. If you work for a clinic that belongs to the Seminars for Health Knowledge Network, you are eligible to receive a special discount on our courses. Contact your clinic management team for more information.
If you work for a clinic of 6 or more therapists and would like your clinic to join, please have them contact us at info@seminarsforhealth.ca
We would be happy to have you part of this Knowledge Network. Together we will raise the standard of excellence!
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