Therapists Guide to Proper Body Mechanics - 42 CE Hours
Ordering Options: 1. Course materials mailed to you. Exam is completed online. 2. Course materials mailed to you. Exam is completed on paper.
$350.00 Cost includes all materials needed. If applicable, shipping is one flat rate of $10.00 (no matter how many courses you order). Materials are shipped via USPS Priority Mail.
The 42 CE hour Massage Therapists Guide to Proper Body Mechanics home study course will introduce you to everything you need to know about using proper body mechanics while performing massage therapy. This course takes techniques you already know, such as effleurage, petrissage, and friction, and explains how to perform them using your body properly. This course will provide information on aspects of massage they may cause injuries and how to change the way you currently perform techniques to prolong your career as a massage therapist. It is a great course for any massage therapist, from beginner to experienced!
This Course Will Present Information on:
How to use your body safely and effectively during massage sessions
Proper body mechanics for the entire body, not just the hands and arms
Common injuries and problems suffered by massage therapists
How to use your body to properly support your arms and hands
Self-maintenance to prolong your career as a massage therapist
You Will Receive: Dynamic Bodyuse for Effective Strain-free Massage text by Darien Pritchard, guide with instructions, exam of 224 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 decided to switch from the paper test to the online test. I was happy about how helpful the customer service person was when I called. Thanks. - M. Green, LMT
Excellent information and instructions. - Lindy Wood, LMT
Includes posture adjustments I can make immediately to work with better body mechanics. - Theresa Manley, LMT
I loved how in depth this course is with body mechanics. After reading the material, my body mechanics have improved dramatically. - S. Johnson, LMT
It made me aware of my body mechanics. - Brody Watkins, LMT
Which of the following types of massage techniques are most likely to cause problems?
A. Large broad strokes that involve the entire hand and arm
B. Deeper massage techniques that use the forearms or elbows
C. Techniques that involve extensive use of the fingers and thumbs
D. Techniques that use light flowing movements, such as energy strokes
All of the following are general principles of good body use EXCEPT:
A. Use your whole body to deliver techniques
B. Keep your waist, arms and wrists bent and stiff
C. Use proper working stances such as a lunge stance or a horse stance
D. Aligning your body behind your working tools
How can standing too close to the table lead to tensing your shoulders?
A. It allows you to use your body to transmit the power necessary to deliver massage strokes
B. It leaves you cramped (not enough room to work) and not able to lean your bodyweight into your strokes and save your shoulders
C. Standing too close to the table will not lead to tensing the shoulders
D. It forces you to sway your body with massage strokes so you have to use your shoulders to generate strength instead of transmitting it