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Anxiety & Massage

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1 CE Hour - E305W
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Anxiety & Massage
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 13 page downloadable text which is also provided in an mp3 audio format
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Massage Professionals Update

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

Learn why reducing anxiety through massage can have extensive health benefits. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Research demonstrating the need for massage therapists to work side-by-side with cardiologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to reduce anxiety and physical illness.
  • How massage therapy can unlock and free clients of tissues memories caused by the unexpressed trauma of past experiences.
  • Alleviating panic attacks by reducing client stress and tension.
  • Massage and music therapies lessening anxiety and reduce the need for pain medication post-surgery.

In the Anxiety & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Why Massage's Reduction of Anxiety Is So Important - Based on the premise that massage reduces anxiety, a collection of emerging research suggests that massage therapists are needed to work side-by-side with cardiologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists.
  • Learn How to Unlock Tissue Memory - The unexpressed trauma of past experiences stored in the musculature and connective tissue of our bodies creates tension, blocks circulation and can ultimately lead to pain and disease. Learn what you can do as a massage therapist to unlock and free clients of these tissue memories.
  • Bodywork Can Help Panic Disorder - Massage therapy can be a valuable method for easing panic disorders, a serious condition that can occur repeatedly and without warning. Find out how bodywork therapy helps alleviate the severity of panic attacks by reducing a client's stress and tension level.
  • Medicine for the Heart: Massage and Music - After finding out one has to have surgery, anxiety about postoperative pain ranks high among the stressors. Indeed, the anxiety itself is believed to increase pain levels and may be a contributor to postoperative distress. Heart surgery ranks high in patient apprehension, but massage and music therapies have been shown to lessen anxiety and reduce the need for pain medication.

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.

An audio version of the course text is available with this program.

Course Objectives

  • Recognize the most important tasks of aging.
  • Identify how to reduce relationship risks.
  • List the steps required to build a “Climate of Acceptance”.
  • List the key methods to strengthen intergenerational communications.
  • Recognize the key challenges of illness and loss.
  • Identify how to “age well” by being proactive.
  • Recognize the essential, compassionate responses to illness and disability.

Course Reviews

Robin Gallagher, LMT, NCTMB

With so many of my clients being stressed on a regular basis, this course has allowed me to be a better therapist in helping them relieve their anxiety and understand just what is the cause and how the human body reacts.

K. Siebold, LMT

I recently had a client who was suffering from a panic attack. Although I was able to help through gently massage and craniosacral therapy, I really did not understand what my client was experiencing at the time. This course gave me the insight and specifics that I was looking for so that I can better relate to the needs of my clients. Thanks!

Misty Newhouse, LMT

I find a lot of my clients suffer from PTSD and panic disorder. Having specific treatment to help them and suggestions they can do to help themselves is really wonderful. This course also encouraged me to learn more about pharmaceutical part and how I can support treatment and symptoms of medications my clients take.

Carolyn Stubbs, LMT

This course was absolutely amazing. It was so informative. I really really enjoyed the studies done and the out come. I loved it. Maybe various health care institutions and facilities will began to implement massage therapy as part of the treatment for the overall wellbeing of the patient/client. And maybe medical insurance carriers will start paying for massage therapy, allowing the insured to pay us copays and we get reimbursed like the doctors.

Kelly Conner, LMT

This had some fantastic information about anxiety, clients dealing with emotional trauma and how you can benefit them. I already have clients in mind that I want to help with the information I've just learned.

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs attended both the Swedish Institute of Massage Therapy and Hudson Valley School of Massage Therapy in New York – a state with some of the most rigorous licensing requirements in the U.S. – and also served as an instructor at the Hudson Valley School of Massage.

She is a professional member of the AMTA and the New York State Society of Medical Massage Therapists. Linda has actively practiced massage therapy in the Mid-Hudson Valley since 2002 with a focus on medical massage and massage for those with special needs, such as developmental and physical disabilities.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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