Class Description

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This 6 CE Credit Class for massage therapists provides techniques and modalities to treat clients with chronic pain or illness, such as:

CE Broker #20-581606

Class Objectives

  • Gain a better understanding of common chronic illnesses and pains many Americans face.
  • Understand the emotional impact that these illnesses and pains cause.
  • Learn how specific massage modalities can help treat people with these conditions.
  • Learn cautions and contraindications for performing massage on clients with chronic conditions.

This online class has been developed to educate Licensed Massage Therapists to provide safe and effective massage treatments to their clients who are coping with chronic illnesses that affect millions of Americans, such as Cancer, Diabetes, Heart Disease, Fibromyalgia, Arthritis, Anxiety and Depression. A better understanding of these illnesses and how specific massage modalities can help people with various conditions can greatly
enhance your massage practice, while improving the quality of life of the individuals you massage.

Class Outline

  • Introduction and Objectives – Helping clients with serious ailments to improve their quality of life
  • Cancer
  • Diabetes
  • Heart Disease
  • Chronic Pain, Fibromyalgia & Osteoarthritis
  • Anxiety and Depression
  • Putting it into practice
  • Open-book exam

Sample Course Text

If you are asked by one of your clients to provide massage therapies during a flare-up, it is important to understand the associated symptoms so you can modify your technique appropriately. For some clients, deep tissue massage, vigorous strokes or neuromuscular techniques can cause rebound tenderness or even trigger further flare ups.

During a flare up, symptoms of pain intensify and additional symptoms can also develop. Depression, poor sleep and an inability to
concentrate are among the most common complaints. These symptoms indicate insufficient oxygen levels in the brain and muscle systems. By treating your client with FMS using suitable techniques, you will improve their body’s tissue oxygenation, which is critical during a flare up episode. During the early onset of a flare up, or even during the acute phase, experts in FMS recommend using a combination of myofascial release and CranioSacral therapy to help the client restore their musculoskeletal balance.

Sample Assessment Question

In a person with diabetes, the areas most susceptible to damage at the cellular level are:

  • A. Sinuses, digestive system, joints, muscles
  • B. Lungs, brain, lymphatic system
  • C. Liver
  • D. Nervous system, eyes, kidneys, heart

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Massage for Chronic Pain & Illness

6 CE Credits for $39.00

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Melissa Wood, ND