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Today's active seniors can expect to live longer, healthier lives thanks to advances in medical science, nutrition and the desire to remain fit. This group ranges from those who want to become more active, to those who want to remain high performers. Massage therapy can play a key and satisfying role in helping these clients achieve their health and fitness goals.
While objective, scientifically based research on how massage therapy plays into the senior fitness mix remains hard to find. This course looks at what therapists can do now, evaluating where the client is in his or her program and health issues the client may have.
Related: Meeting the Needs of Elder Clients | 3.5 Credit Hours
Learn massage methods that will help ensure that older clients remain in good shape for years to come. Address concerns and needs of seniors with health issues, inactive seniors, active seniors and competitive seniors or seniors who are professional athletes. When you have completed this course you will be able to:
- Relate the benefits of regular massage therapy to the four types of seniors described in this course.
- Identify when athletes improve and adapt their fitness and physical abilities.
- Explain how regular massage therapy addresses the effects of routine movements and scar tissue buildup on biomechanics, muscle range and flexibility.
- List six benefits and four goals of regular massage therapy.
- Describe the benefits or requirements of the massage therapy techniques (and one method—Myoflexxion) for active seniors as described in this course.
This course contains information that is proprietary. None of the material contained within this course may be used without the express written permission of AMTA unless otherwise indicated in the course. As a reminder, before practicing any new modalities or techniques, check with your state’s massage therapy regulatory authority to ensure they are within the state’s defined scope of practice for massage therapy.
About the author(s)
Paula S. Stone, MA, NCTMB, MT, CR, is the owner and director of Soft Touch Massage and Reflexology. Stone is a nationally licensed massage therapist and certified reflexologist at the International Institute of Reflexology. She practices therapeutic massage and reflexology, teaches and writes from the St. Louis area. She can be contacted at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Course approval codes
MSP #64; LCEU0001650
Please note that you must complete each AMTA online learning course and pass the exam one year from the date of purchase. If you do not complete the course and pass the exam within one year, you will be required to re-purchase the course.
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