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All materials are available for this course online! Learn the art of pediatric massage in this 10 CE hour course! The Pediatric Massage home study course will introduce you to the principles and practice of performing massage therapy on children from the ages of 2-18. This course will discuss the stages of childhood, from infancy to teenager, and will outline benefits, indications, and contraindications of pediatric massage. It will also outline basic massage techniques for performing a general pediatric massage as well as pediatric massage for children with disabilities and common discomforts. This course is a great addition to any massage therapist's list of services!
This Course Will Present:
Stages of childhood, from infancy to teenager
Benefits and contraindications to pediatric massage
Treating children with disabilities and common discomforts, such as autism and growing pains
Massage techniques useful for treating children, such as Swedish massage
Hydrotherapy techniques that can be used in conjunction with pediatric massage
When to refer or work with a child’s physician before performing pediatric massage
You Will Receive:Pediatric Massage Therapy textbook by Marybetts Sinclair, guide with instructions, exam of 80 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 everything... - S. Twyman, LMT
Love the use of hydrotherapy. It is a modality often over looked in therapeutic trainings. - Heather Seals, LMT
Valuable information that I can incorporate into my practice right away. - Steph Kollars, LMT
When working on preschool age children, all of the following are nonverbal cues of resistance or pain EXCEPT:
B. Holding of breath
D. Tensing parts of the body
All of the following are contraindications to pediatric massage EXCEPT:
A. Open cuts, burns, boils or rashes
B. Endangerment sites such as the inner elbow
C. Hyperactivity in children
D. Acute illness or fever
All of the following types of therapy can delay the onset of contracture in children with muscular dystrophy EXCEPT:
A. Swedish massage techniques
B. Debridement therapy
C. Strengthening exercises
D. Passive stretching