The benefits of regular geriatric massage for geriatric clients are impressive. Massage therapy helps improve the general quality of their lives. It can help to relieve stress and depression. It also helps with loneliness as they have someone else who is interested in the quality of their overall heath. Plus it helps with a major problem many geriatric clients have which is the quality and length of their sleep times.
The “baby boomer” generation knows the benefits of bodywork and massage. In the U.S. they are the largest demographic group that regularly seeks massage therapy. This means a lot of massage therapy opportunities for bodywork professionals and a good reason to seek specific training.
Shiatsu and massage blended together is an excellent way to address common muscle and joint discomforts of the older client. It also through the use of acupoints nourishes the Qi and blood. Knowing how to take a careful history and knowing the appropriate techniques for each geriatric client is very important. Since many clients have multiple medical problems that need to be considered individually and together.
Learn the techniques of how to work with clients that may need to be treated in wheelchairs or in bed. A massage therapist today may work with the family members or as part of a medical or health team that is caring for their client. The basis of the training will be based on work from both the Western and Eastern styles and perspectives in viewing this population. A prerequisite to this workshop is the completion of training in Therapeutic Massage, Shiatsu Therapy, or equivalent.
Please bring 2 sheets, one pillowcase, massage cream or lotion (no oil), and wear loose comfortable clothing.
Key factors to successful aging and your role as a massage therapist for an aging or geriatric client is the emotional, psychological, and social implications of aging. Join us for this workshop and learn how best to be a positive effect on your aging client’s well-being.
Call us at MN CenterPoint Massage at 952-542-5200 today to enroll. NCBTMB: 8 CE hours
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