Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage

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Massage Professionals Update

Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.

Learn how massage therapy can positively impact clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and treatment plan.
  • How the therapeutic relationship can help clients with PTSD.
  • The healing energy of essential oils and blends for PTSD.
  • Helping clients trust your touch.

In the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The number of military troops with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increased steadily in recent years. The earlier it's treated, the better the chances are for recovery. Learn how various massage therapy techniques can play an important part in the healing process of PTSD.
  • The Therapeutic Relationship in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a real and devastating cycle that is being fielded by an increasing number of healthcare professionals. Bodyworkers are often sought by people caught in this cycle. Massage therapists can provide the technique, care and support needed for PTSD healing to occur.
  • Aromatherapy Complements Massage for Trauma - Essential oils have proven medicinal properties and can amplify the effectiveness of massage therapy. Few medicines have the capability of positively affecting the body, mind and spirit as powerfully as essential oils. This capability makes aromatherapy a logical choice when treating the effects of trauma.
  • Helping Clients Trust Your Touch - Although massage therapists are accustomed to their touch inducing relaxation, this is not an automatic response for many people. The trust issues prohibiting some from enjoying bodywork can be relieved by a therapist’s commitment to helping clients feel safe.

You can either read the articles by clicking on any of the titles above or upon enrollment you'll be able to access these articles and your online test through your online course account.

Student Reviews

I thoroughly enjoyed the content and course matter. I am looking forward to putting my new knowledge to use.

- A. Spencer, LMT, ABMP

Really enjoyed the insights in how to work with clients who may suffer from PTSD without causing further trauma inadvertently.

- C. Benjamin, ABMP

This will be very helpful with troops returning home, and needing help with PTSD.

- Y. Thomas, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP

Great, I learned a lot of new things useable in my practice.

- S. McLean, LMT, ABMP

Information was insightful and easy to understand.

- D. Ungaro, NCTMB

Very concise and informative content.

- J. Means, LMT

Great course that helped me understand in more depth when dealing with clients suffering from PTSD.

- A. Martinez-Lenero, LMT


Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 Original Articles - 16 pages
  • Online multiple choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

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The Institute is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. Approved Provider 049478-00.

Credits also accepted by the AMTA, ABMP and NAHA.

For information regarding your specific state massage license requirements and approvals, visit our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Requirements page by clicking here.

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