17 CE Hours - E430
This course covers anatomy and physiology beyond what you learned in school including the following systems: the integumentary, skeletal and joints, muscular, nervous, endocrine, reproductive, cardiovascular, lymphatic, respiratory, digestive, and urinary.
The textbook used in this course was written to better meet the specific educational needs of massage therapy students and professionals by focusing on anatomy and physiology subject matter deemed most relevant to the profession.
Each chapter discusses one body system and contains information boxes with highlighted facts, precautions, and guidelines pertinent to bodyworkers. The addition of full color illustrations throughout the text brings content to life, illustrates the most important information and makes complex details easy to understand. Pathology boxes are included highlighting pathology information pertinent to the body system being discussed in the chapter.
This is the second time I have used Integrative Health Care for my CE requirements. The course material is very thorough and well written. The Advanced Anatomy and Physiology, The Massage Connection book has some of the best anatomical illustrations I've seen. And the sections in each chapter that show a direct relationship between the information and how it relates to massage, were interesting, informative and relevant. It would be great if you could offer a course for massage therapists on specific therapeutic stretches and exercises that can be used during massage or taught to clients to assist in their healing process.
- Leisha Campbell, LMT
I learned quite a bit, more than I expected to. I found the terminology difficult since I hadn't had anatomy or physiology in over 20 years. I think it'll be useful in my work. The level of detail in the pictures, charts, and diagrams was most useful since I am a visual learner.
- Sharon Witte, CMT
I really appreciated the textbook used for this course. The structure of the text is similar to college level textbooks full of tables and facts for easy reference. This book was less dull than my previous anatomy physiology book I used in school. I really liked the, "table talk, what ails you, and the massage connection tables." They are full of valid and relevant information for those involved in massage and bodywork. I will keep this with my collection of books and it will serve as a good reference book when needed. Great course. Thanks
- Anwar Ibrahim
This was the absolute best Anatomy & Physiology course for massage I have seen or studied. It is presented in such a way - it keeps your interests and challenges - without exhausting you with details.
- A. L. Wetter, LMT, ABMP
This course was far more advanced and detailed than the anatomy class I took in college. I learned much more detailed information about the human body.
- P. Wingfield, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
The text book was excellent. I will enjoy it for years to come.
- Tonya Ben Mansour, LMT
I really appreciated the sections of how the anatomy text fit directly into massage! Great text book!
- Kimberly Rowland, RMT
It is hard to say how many hours it took to study the material and complete the exam. I read the chapters in the book that I was least familiar with, and researched the questions that I did not know or was unsure of. At first I thought that having the test in front of me and answering the questions prior to the test was not going to be enough of a challenge, and I did not think that I would learn as much as I did. However, as I took the exam, I answered the questions without the help of my printed version of the test, and ended up receiving a 99% on the exam! Much to my surprise I did retain what I had researched and studied, and in the end I learned quite a bit and refreshed my memory on other topics I had forgotten. Thank you! This was an excellent class, and I would highly recommend it!! Jodi
- Jodi Mathews, LMT, NCTMB
Really enjoyed this course. I must admit that I thought it would really be boring and needed this course for a refresher/references resource, yet found it refreshingly fun.
- Rachel A. Flick
This is my second time getting my CEU's through integrative health and I am very pleased with the materials and all that I have (re)learned in hands on tapes and in study guides. I have recommended your site to many.
- Tulsi Anne Rose, LMT
Very nicely put together. No tricks, just making sure you knew the important information. I thoroughly enjoyed this course.
- Jennifer Watson, RMT
This course was very interesting and is very detailed! If you want to know more about the human body I would recommend this course!
- Jodi Beiriger, LMT
Great course. Love the textbook. I can use this both in my massage practice and also in my classroom. I would take another online course from you again.
- John Koran, LMT
Great course as both a review of A&P and also to learn more/go in depth in certain areas. Definitely recommend it!
- Melanie Ashmore, LMT
Loved the course. This it what I covered in massage school so it made a great revisory course if you've been out of school for a while!!!
- Keiley Shimada, LMT
This course went well beyond my expectations. It was a great learning tool for me. Thanks.
- Sarah Nelson, LMT
The material can be reviewed many times again. The information about the massage as it is effective for each of the body systems was awesome. Even in my original class studies we did not have that advantage.
- L. Back, LMT, NCTMB, ABMP
I loved it, the materials are EXCELLENT, and something I can use over and over again. I am SO PLEASED with this program. Thank you!
- C. Dorris, LMT
Excellent book and course. Renewed my love for learning and found MANY helpful areas for expanding in my massage practice.
- C. Franco, LMT, NCTMB
The course was great! This was my first time taking a home study course and it was very beneficial. Thanks for making this course available to take at home.
- E. Balli, LMT
I would highly recommend this course to other practitioners. Very well done; easily understood. Great use of my time. I love the whole packet. Thank you!
- J. Hamilton, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
Display Certificates suitable for framing are available for $10 in addition to the certificate included with your tuition. Click here to order a Display Certificate.
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.
Original founder of the Institute for Integrative Healthcare Studies, Ralph graduated from The Swedish Institute, New York in 1981. A New York State Licensed Massage Therapist, Ralph was also the associate producer and host of the Holistic Health and Wellness and Natural Wellness programs in White Plains, NY, the creator of the Loving Pregnancy Massage video and author of the Healing Energy & Touch course manual.
Ralph has also authored and co-authored additional courses with the Institute including Developing a Wellness Center, Prenatal Massage Fundamentals, Infectious Disease: HIV/AIDS, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Medical Errors, Ethics: Therapeutic Relationships, Advanced Anatomy & Physiology, Deep Vein Thrombosis and Ethics: Practice Management.
Lydia Riedell, LMT is a licensed massage therapy professional trained at the Core Institute in Tallahassee and licensed in Florida since 1992. In concert with her practice of massage therapy, Lydia became a Reiki practitioner in the Usui System of Natural Healing and applied this energy based healing art as a volunteer with Big Bend Hospice and as a first responder with the Lake Lamonia Volunteer Fire Department. After becoming a Reiki Master in the Usui System, Lydia opened a massage establishment where she specialized in massage therapy for patients with TMJ, fibromyalgia, and sports injuries. Lydia practices Acutonics Sound Healing with turning forks and crystals and teaches Qigong fundamentals and Light Balancing techniques for health and vitality.
Ms. Riedell is the instructor on many Instutute massage CE courses, including The Impact of Fibromyalgia, Infectious Disease: Hepatitis, Massage for Headaches & Neck Pain, Massage for Lower Back & Pelvic Pain, and many more.
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