Massage, Bodywork, Complementary Healthcare & Spa Industry News and Information

Register to do Business with the U.S. Government

Register to do Business with the U.S. Government

by Selena Belisle, CE Institute LLC

Business preparedness helps prevents the loss of business and financial opportunities.  Click HERE for a link to SAM (System for Award Management).

The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use this site for FREE to:

  • Register to do business with the U.S. government
  • Update or renew your entity registration
  • Check status of an entity registration
  • Search for entity registration and exclusion records

In order to register yourself in SAM, you'll need to create an account.  Click HERE for instructions on how to create an account with  And click HERE to enter your email address and start the creation of your business account at  Once you enter/submit your email address, you will need to open your email and confirm your email address with a further verification and setup process.

Registering yourself or your business entity within SAM does not guarantee any opportunity; however, in today's time and pace, it might be a valuable asset to be already registered should such opportunity arise for the massage therapy or any other profession :)  Most government contracts and opportunities required bids and other procedural paperwork, and ALL must be registered with SAM to submit a bid or interest.  

Please click HERE for further help with the SAM registration process and all other matters related to available government work and contracts. 




Selena Belisle, Owner/Founder CE Institute LLC - Author of HOW TO SANITIZE MASSAGE STONES: 7 STEPS TO REDUCE YOUR RISK RELATED TO COVID-19 at Massage Magazine


It's Official - FL Live Hands-on CE Requirements can be Provided via Distance Learning for 2021

Here is an email that Florida CE Providers just received from the State of Florida.  The email is to notify CE Providers that distance learning (online) CE classes can be provided in lieu of hands-on classes to satisfy the Florida Massage Therapist Re-Licensing Requirement for the 2021 cycle. 

In order to support the massage industry, we/CE Institute LLC is working on putting together $99 packages which will provide the full 24 CE Hours Florida Massage Therapists require to renew their license for the August 31, 2021 renewal date.  Our goal is to start offering these packages in January 2021.  Stay tuned for more info and offerings!

Here is a copy of the email sent to CE providers notifying us of the new Florida State rule/amendment which we received this evening:



Esthetics Social Distancing During COVID-19 Published by Esthetician Edit

Social distancing and self-isolation are the best methods known today to avoid COVID-19 infection.  Unfortunately, some estheticians, spa workers and massage therapists will find themselves back to work before this coronavirus pandemic ends.  So, if you find yourself at work, it would be good to also find a way to social distance while working.  Here is an article by Selena Belisle, CE Institute LLC published by Esthetician Edit that tells how you can social distance in your esthetics, spa or massage therapy work setting:


The Why & How of Senior Massage

Geriatric Massage requires specific training and knowledge.  In this article from East West College of the HEALING ARTS, you will find some of Selena Belisle's education from CE Institute LLC about Geriatric Bodywork:



CE Institute LLC Founder's: Women in Wellness Award 2018 Nomination

CE Institute LLC Founder Selena Belisle is Nominated for the Women in Wellness Award with American Spa Magazine in 2018



American Spa Magazine has Published CE Institute's Spa Sanitation Article

American Spa Magazine has published a portion of Selena Belisle & CE Institute's article:  How Sanitation Can Protect Spa Clients And Employees During COVID-19.  Please click HERE to review the article in full:



American Spa Magazine Publishes CE Institute's: How to Improve your Spa Room Air Quality Article

American Spa Magazine has published a portion of Selena Belisle & CE Institute's article:  Tips on Improving Air Quality in Your Spa.  Please click HERE to review the article in full:



The Art & Technique of Lomi Lomi Massage - as seen in Massage Magazine

As seen in Massage Magazine, here is an article about Lomi Lomi Massage by CE Institute LLC Founder & Instructor: Selena Belislie:



Hand Washing 101s from the CDC or Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

Hand Washing 101s from the CDC or Centers for Disease Control & Prevention

By: Selena Belisle, Owner/Instructor CE Institute LLC, Miami FL

We have a video about how to "properly" wash your hands from the CDC or Centers from Disease Control & Prevention.  The CDC answers many questions of all the know hows and know to's, including:

  • Why use soap to wash hands?  Using soap with water is more effective at eliminating germs than just water alone.
  • Should I use hot or cold water to wash hands? Either is fine.
  • Should I use bar or liquid soap to wash hands? Either is fine.
  • Should I use antibacterial soap to wash hands? Antibacterial soap is not necessary.
  • How long should I wash hands? At least 20 seconds.
  • Do I have to wash under fingernails? Yes.  Please click HERE for our blog about fingernail hygiene.
  • Should I towel or air dry after washing hands?  Either is fine as long as it is clean and the hands are dried.
  • Should I use a paper towel to turn off the faucet or open a door after washing hands?  There is not much scientific evidence to support this, but common sense says yes.
  • Can I use a 60% alcohol-based hand sanitizer if I do not have access to soap and water to wash hands?  Yes, however, washing hands is preferred to kill or prevent the largest number of germs on your hands.  Your hands should remain wet or damp with sanitizer for at least 20 seconds with plentiful sanitizer for efficacy.

You can view the video by clicking the picture or by clicking HERE.


This spa, salon and massage therapy sanitation information is gathered for you from the CDC with commentary by Selena Belisle, the Founder of CE Institute LLC in Miami FL. She is a retired professional athlete and has been practicing massage therapy for over 30 years. Selena is an approved CE Provider with NCBTMB & the Florida Board of Massage. She now teaches full time for the Complementary and Alternative Health Care Industries. You can learn more about Selena’s training and CE classes at

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