Jen Chan, Licensed Massage Therapist, BCTMB

Where massage therapy is a necessity, not a luxury...

CE's: Continuing Education (& other teaching opportunities)



CHABA & CANNABIS IN WA (3 hrs) *medical consultants in 502*

Cannabis? Wait, is that legal for massage? What happens if a client asks me to use a crème they have that has cannabis in it during their massage? Will I get in trouble and will it affect me if I use it? What the heck is CHABA? Why am I suddenly seeing discussions about this on social media and how do I navigate all of this and not get myself in hot water?

If you haven’t noticed, we’re currently in what some refer to as a “green rush” here in Washington State. The cannabis movement is happening and happening fast and we need to keep up and be informed. The conversation is changing from the old school of thought to a more open view of cannabis and these products are nudging their way into our treatment rooms, but is that okay? And, more importantly, what are our risks?

CHABA stands for Cannabis Health and Beauty Aid and CHABA topicals are legal for us to use and can be beneficial, but do I want to use them and where do you get them? Want to open a cannabis spa and be on top of this green movement? Sorry, but that’s a big no, no in Washington.
This class is designed to provide licensed massage therapists in Washington State with the tools and knowledge they need to stay out of trouble, and understand what can be used legally, as well as the benefits of these products. This fun and informative course will help you:

• Understand the history of cannabis law in Washington State
• Understand the current rules and regulations around the use of these products
• Maintain safe roles and boundaries with clients
• Understand the basics of CHABA/cannabis and its benefits
• Identify legal CHABA products available in Washington State
• Help you speak confidently about the topic to your clients/patients

Your instructor, Jennifer Chan, has been a massage therapist for almost 10 years and has been researching this topic since 2011. Jennifer is the first CHABA massage therapist out of the green closet here in Washington State and helped bring to create the current CHABA law here. As a member of N.O.R.M.L. Women of WA, an organization that concentrates on normalization, education and outreach regarding cannabis, Jennifer has been involved in a variety of educational efforts around cannabis and CHABA products here in WA state. This class was designed to educate her fellow LMT and covers WA state ETHICS CE requirements.  This ALSO meets CE requirements for WA medical consultants in the 502 system.

Instructor: Jennifer Chan, LMT, BCTMB

2017 Classes:

5/26/2017 Tumwater (Best Western) 10am-2pm --> for class description and sign up

6/25/2017 Arlington (Denton Massage School) 11am-3pm --> for class description and sign up

7/16/2017 Tumwater (Best Western) 10am-2pm --> for class description and sign up

9/17/2017 Tumwater (Best Western) 10am-2pm --> for class description and sign up

10/8/2017 Arlington (Denton Massage School -thanks!) 11am-3pm --> link for class description and sign up

10/15/2017  Seattle - Ballard Area with Brian Utting, LMT   11am-3pm --> for class description and 

11/5/2017 Tumwater (Best Western) 10am-2pm --> for class description and sign up 

11/18/2017  Seattle - Ballard Area with Brian Utting, LMT  1pm-5pm --> for class description and link to sign up

12/10/2017  Arlington - Denton Massage School 11am-3pm --> for sign up

2018 Classes:

1/8/2018  Everett - 2 hour presentation at the Snohomish County Massage Therapists Network monthly meeting 615-915pm.

                               at the EVERETT PUD BUILDING, 2320  California St, Everett, WA 98201-3750

1/14/2018  Vancouver -  Vancouver Body Mechanics (7723 NE Fourth Plain Blvd, Vancouver.) 11am-3pm --> for sign up in 2017 AND for sign up in 2018

1/21/2017 Arlington (Denton Massage School -thanks!) 11am-3pm --> link for class description and sign up

1/28/2018    Olympia/Tumwater - Olympia Body Mechanics School 11am-3pm --> for sign up in 2017 AND for sign up in 2018

4/8/2018      Olympia - Susan Rosen and Associates 

9/8/2018      Richland - Touch Education Therapy 1pm-5pm  --> for details and sign up.

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Making History!  First continuing education class on the subject of CHABA/Cannabis and massage in WA for LMT's. Meets WA requirements for ETHICS hours.  Big THANK YOU to Lavon Watson (Watson Consulting Services) for helping me get this class out to the public.  Another BIG THANK YOU to the co-authors of the CHABA law, CHABA producers and the Cannabis Community for all of their support and expertise.  I appreciate you all.  THANK YOU!


Do you have a group of people you would like me to teach my CHABA & Cannabis 101 class?  I'm open to any opportunities if we can coordinate it.  I've been approached by fellow LMTs, massage schools, massage networks, and people in the 502 industry (producer, processors, and retail stores).  Please contact me and I can customize my class to fit your needs.  Get the CORRECT information from the source!