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Specialized Therapeutic Bodywork for Special Populations Training: Mondays, April 30 – August 13 • 6 – 10 pm Register by April 13

11 Apr 2012

What do pregnant women, athletes, geriatric clients; people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and survivors of trauma and abuse have in common? All of these special populations have been found to find the benefit of well being from massage therapy.

Cancer survivors and patients, HIV patients, athletes, survivors of trauma and abuse are all similar when they say that massage therapy has and does play a very important place in their lives. At whatever point they each may be in their individual journeys one thing comes out in study after study. Well-trained therapeutic bodywork professional can make a real difference in the quality of their lives. Another report from studies is that to treat these populations massage therapists should be uniquely trained to work with them.

Students in this class will gain that knowledge and explore both from the Eastern and Western perspective the different special populations of clients who benefit from therapeutic bodywork that addresses their specific and individual needs. Those groups include pregnant women, athletes, geriatric clients, people with HIV/AIDS, cancer, and survivors of trauma and abuse. A review of the pathology, etiology, indications, contraindications, and emotional/psychological considerations from both the Western and Eastern body of knowledge will be part of each student’s work.

An emphasis will be placed on the need to understand the special needs and considerations to create effective sessions. Each student will be guided so at the end of the training they will be able to perform assessments and create treatment plans integrating the Shiatsu and massage skills and knowledge. By the end of the course all students will have the competency of designing and performing beneficial treatment sessions based on assessment through application, from an integrated approach.

Prepare yourself with specialized training so your clients in your practice receive the help they need. Call 952-562-5200 to enroll and gain NCBTMB: 60 CE hours.




NCBTMB: 60 CE hours 

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