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The 4 CE hour Massage and Pharmacology home study course will explain classifications of medications and their effects on the body as well as effects of massage strokes on the body. Basic massage strokes may have different effects on clients who are taking medications, both over the counter and by prescription. This course will explain the varied effects massage techniques can have, and how to better treat your clients receiving drug therapy. It will also explain how massage techniques can be modified for clients on a drug therapy regimen. This course will also present a sample medication assessment intake form for your clients.
This Course Will Present:
How different medications affect each body system
The different effects basic massage strokes have on the body
How clients on drug therapy can be affected by certain massage strokes
When to refer your clients to another healthcare professional
You Will Receive: Massage and Pharmacology text, by Cindy Hummel, LMT, LPN and Corrine Mollet Rubida, BS, LMT, guide with instructions, exam of 32 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 am working on all kinds of people taking all kinds of meds. It is crucial to understand the effects of these meds. - Kathleen, Schaedler, LMT
I like the simple easy content. - Miyuki Dunn, LMT
I loved the information on how different medications affect teh body systems. I also liked reading about how medication can affect the results of massage strokes. - James Mercer, LMT
A side effect of iron therapy medication may be constipation, and massage therapists should:
A. Encourage fluids and perform abdominal work to encourage movement of stool
B. Massage only the injection site
C. Encourage patient to increase sodium intake
D. Don’t worry because there are no side effects of iron therapy
Medications that protect the body from invading substances are called:
A. Respiratory and endocrine drugs
B. Gastrointestinal drugs
C. Cardiovascular drugs
D. Anti-inflammatory, anti-allergy drugs, and immuno-suppressants
To meet a goal of relaxation for a client on respiratory medication, what kind of massage strokes should be used?
A. Fast rhythmic stokes
B. Slow, rhythmic effleurage and rocking