Class Description

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Learn how to combat the damaging effects of stress in this in-depth, 6 CE Credit online class.

CE Broker #20-581612

Class Objectives

  • Learn how auto-immune disorders affect the body
  • Understanding stress and its effects on the body
  • Adjusting diet and lifestyle to reduce stress levels

This online class has been developed to educate Licensed Massage Therapists on Chronic Stress and how it impacts our lives and our health – and various ways to alleviate it. This will benefit you in your own life, as well as giving you tools to better help your clients and advise them on managing their stress levels.

Class Outline

  • Introduction and Objectives
  • A Glimpse Inside the Immune System
  • Auto-Immune Disorders
  • Stress – The Immune System’s Silent Enemy
  • Understanding Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Diet & Lifestyle – Making the Best Choices
  • References and Additional Material
  • Open-book exam

Sample Course Text

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome suppresses the functions of the B cells and T cells as well as the complement system, causing flu-like symptoms that are designed to help fight off infection, such as fever, weight loss, muscle and joint pain, headache and severe fatigue.

Rheumatoid arthritis attacks joints, causes tumor-like growths and eventually can lead to fused joints, severely restricted movement, excruciating pain and a deformed appearance.

Massage treatment has the potential to relieve chronic pain, stiffness and loss of mobility without the host of risky side effects from pharmaceutical drugs.

Sample Assessment Question

Michael, a sufferer of PTSD, suddenly screams and cowers in fear when his massage therapist lightly touches him. What is the most probable cause of this, based on the brief given here?

  • A. Touch can trigger a flashback of the trauma that Michael has experienced.
  • B. His massage therapist applied too much force on Michael.
  • C. Michael is homophobic.
  • D. Michael is probably too stressed.

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Stress & the Immune System

6 CE Credits for $39.00

Special Offer: Buy one class for $39, add a second class for only $10!

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Melissa Wood, ND