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An Evidence Based Guide to Treatment of Fibromyalgia for Massage Therapists
$30 members /
2.0 credit hours
A diagnosis of Fibromyalgia Syndrome (FMS) is an elusive one because the symptoms are so varied; other conditions can exhibit similar symptoms, and…
Cancer and Massage Therapy: Essential Contraindications Part I
$37 members /
2.5 credit hours
For people with cancer and cancer histories, massage therapy can be a powerful healing intervention. Skilled, structured touch has the potential to…
Cancer and Massage Therapy: Treatments Part II
$45 members /
3.0 credit hours
The effects of cancer treatment are often more powerfully felt than the effects of cancer itself, but massage can be a powerful healing intervention…
Cardiovascular Health and Massage Therapy
Learn how massage therapists can provide the most beneficial massage therapy for clients with cardiovascular disease. Delve into risk factors,…
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Proactive, Non-Surgical Approach
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (CTS) is a common dysfunction massage therapists might see in their practice. It’s also one that affects therapists…
Helping Clients Manage Migraines
Learn how massage therapy can help clients who suffer from migraines and the special considerations to keep in mind. Find ways to market the benefits…
Integrating Assessments into Intake
Improve your use of assessments in your intake interviews. Discover how assessments can help to improve your business as well as the general health…
Introduction to Pediatric Oncology Massage
Receive an introduction into the considerations that will help you succeed when providing massage therapy to children with cancer and their families.…
Joint Replacements: The Patient’s Surgical Journey
Explore the causes, problems, treatments, surgical approaches (and their benefits and problems) and components for joint replacement, as well as…
Lower Back Pain and the Role of Massage Therapy
Learn about the populations impacted by this very common pain, as well as specific types, causes and structures involved in lower back pain—and…
Massage and Medications—When is Therapy Dangerous?
$52 members /
3.5 credit hours
Effects from many medications result from physiologic changes that require alteration of the massage session to prevent harm to clients. Learn…
Massage and Skin Conditions
Massage therapists encounter a variety of common skin diseases. Explore the anatomy and physiology of skin and the pathological features producing…
Massage for Active Seniors
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…
Massage Ramifications of the Anatomy and Physiology of the Spinal Cord
$60 members /
4.0 credit hours
Explore aspects of the nervous system, particularly the spine, as they relate to muscles and the practice of massage therapy, and review basic…
Massage Therapy for Depressed Clients
People are often surprised when a health professional suggests that their constellation of strange and seemingly unrelated symptoms might be…
Massage Therapy for Osteoarthritis
Assist clients dealing with the most common form of arthritis by learning the symptoms, those most at risk and how massage therapy can help. Get…
Massage Therapy for Post-operative Pain
Get an explanation of post-operative pain, traditional protocols for helping relieve post-operative pain, as well as how massage therapy can be used…
Meeting the Needs of Elder Clients
As the population ages, massage therapists must learn to address the new guidelines for, ailments of and changeability of this growing population.…
MS: Fighting Back with Massage
Review the history of Multiple Sclerosis (MS) while defining its types and symptoms. Cover treatments, including side effects of those treatments.…
Receptor Techniques for Painful Necks
Researchers have determined that structures, such as ligaments, fasciae, joint capsules and intervertebral discs, are innervated and can participate…
Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress
See how massage therapy can help clients by understanding the signs and symptoms, and understand the underlying causes of stress and the way it…
Sciatica is a condition common among massage therapy clients. While massage therapy provides relief for clients with sciatica, the relief does not…
Sports Massage Therapy: An Insider’s View
Explore massage therapy in a sports setting, how sports medicine differs from other specializations and the skills needed both to work with athletes…
Traditional Kinesiology: the Dynamics of Human Movement
The athlete, moving against gravity, propels the body using powerful muscles, while the surgeon must remain calm and only use the delicate hand and…
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