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Have you ever worked with elderly, frail, or chronically ill clients and wondered if the treatment was appropriate for them? The 9 CE hour Massage for the Elderly and Ill home study course will outline and explain appropriate treatment strategies for working with clients who are elderly, frail, chronically ill, or injured. This course enables you to bring the benefits of massage to elderly and chronically ill clients. It discusses the benefits, contraindications, the aging process, appropriate techniques, and positioning of clients. It also outlines proper documentation and marketing of massage for the elderly and ill as well as providing online access to video clips and resources. This course is a great resource for all massage therapists.
This Course Will Present:
Comfort Touch, a massage modality used to treat the elderly and chronically ill
Benefits and contraindications of working with elderly, frail, and/or ill clients
Appropriate positioning for performing massage and the elderly and/or ill
The aging process and how the body changes
Communication, documentation, and marketing massage for the elderly and/or ill
Online access to additional resources such as technique demonstrations
You Will Receive:Comfort Touch: Massage for the Elderly and the Ill textbook, by Mary Kathleen Rose, online access to technique demonstrations, guide with instructions, exam of 60 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 really liked the way it described the aging process. It is not a comfortable topic for me and I enjoyed the insight. - Angela Defee
The course was challenging but the format was easy to follow. - Lisa White, LMT
Very informative. The book described the material in multiple ways to help the reader more fully understand. Well written book. - Melissa Green, LMT
I loved the online technique demonstrations. - Sara Smith, LMT
Good pictures and detailed descriptions of actions. - Christina Warder
All of the following are precautions to the use of touch in the elderly and ill EXCEPT:
A. The site of tumors and lumps
B. Deep vein thrombosis
C. Closed and/or healed sores and injuries
D. Areas of infection or inflammation
Which of the following is a contraindication to working on clients with osteoarthritis and/or rheumatoid arthritis?
A. Encompassing on areas surrounding pain
B. Direct contact on areas of pain and inflammation
C. Gentle motion and/or movement
D. Working in the client in a seated position
Which of the following techniques are performed on the occipital ridge?
A. Encompassing and contact pressure
B. Specific contact pressure and specific contact circling
C. Broad contact pressure and broad contact circling
D. Specific contact circling and broad contact circling