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The 5 CE hour Soft Tissue Release home study course will introduce you to soft tissue release (STR) and how it can be used on the body. It will guide you in understanding and applying the three types of STR: active, passive, and active-assisted. It will outline STR applications, indications, contraindications, as well as setting up a treatment program. The course includes a textbook and an online video bank of technique demonstrations. This course will give you the basic tools to incorporate STR into your every day massage routine!
This course will:
Define STR and the three types of STR used on the body
List indications and contraindications to STR
Outline basic STR techniques and how to incorporate them into your massage routine
Explain how to set up a program of care individualized for each client
Provide you with 2 1/2 hours of online technique demonstrations
You Will Receive: Soft Tissue Release textbook, by Jane Johnson, approximately 2 1/2 hours of online technique demonstrations, guide with instructions, exam of 40 questions, course evaluation, certificate of achievement upon completion, and unlimited phone support for any of your questions.
The Center for Massage Therapy Continuing Education, LLC is an Approved Provider through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB); Approved Provider number 409296-00.
Our continuing education courses are also accepted by the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and most state boards.
For more information on individual state requirements and approvals, please visit our Approvals page and click on your state.
I liked the visual descriptions of the different types of STR. - S. Burkhardt
Loved the online video bank! - Christopher D., LMT
This course explained soft tissue release in a very easy to understand way. I really learned a lot. - Jessica R., LMT
Great illustrations and videos for visual learners! - Heath C., LMT
What is soft tissue release (STR)?
A. An advanced massage technique widely used in assessing and stretching soft tissues
B. An advanced massage technique widely used in diagnosing and treating soft tissues
C. An advanced massage technique widely used in lymphatic drainage massage to clear the tissues of edema
D. An advanced massage technique widely used in assessing and stretching osseous tissues
When applying STR, always work:
A. Proximally to distally
B. Distally to Proximally
C. Externally to internally
D. Internally to externally
All of the following are safety guidlines for the use of active STR EXCEPT:
A. Avoid active STR if you have had a recent injury or if you bruise easily
B. Be careful not to overwork any one area
C. Use active deep STR before a sporting event
D. Be careful when using your thumbs to lock into tissues