1 CE Hour - E305W
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:
In the Anxiety & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:
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.
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.
- Robin Gallagher, LMT, NCTMB
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.
- Misty Newhouse, 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.
- Kelly Conner, 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.
- Carolyn Stubbs, LMT
This course was a great refresh on background information on the important topic of stress and anxiety. This information is relevant to someone extending vocabulary and interest in integrative outlets for common disorders in todays society.
- Nikki Floeh, LMT, NCTMB
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!
- K. Siebold, LMT
I loved this information. I plan on looking for more courses related to this material in your studies! Thank you!!
- Christina Wille, LMT
Great course and I enjoyed the contents. They were very informative and will be useful in my practice. Another success . Thanks a million!
- Sabirah N. Muhammad
It is great to have these courses with the references to where the research came from and go back and look up the references.
- Judy Anderson, LMT, BCTMB
This course provided interesting and helpful information relevant to my therapy studies and practice. Most of the information was presented clearly, enabling for a better navigation through the test questions. Thank you for offering courses relating to anxiety, PTSD and therapy.
- Kristen Perron, LMT
The course was clear and easy to follow. A short but interesting class.
- Emma Funk, LMT
Even though this was a single credit course, I found it interesting and will now seek out more training on anxiety and massage.
- Deborah R. Clarken, CMT
I will be taking more classes through this school. There is a wide variety of classes and the information is knowledgeable. I really enjoyed it.
- Tanya Haffner, LMT
Once again, I enjoyed your course--interesting, easily understandable, research-based. Thank you.
- Jeanne Wagner, LMT
This was a really good summary and update on anxiety. Helps keep the information to the forefront when working with others.
- Kay Evans,LMT, BCTMB
Very simple course, but great reminders of the effect of Bodywork and alternative therapies for stress and anxiety. It reminded me of fact based evidence to relate to people that think of Massage as a luxury. The course also provides a good vocabulary for explaining how any kind of traumatic experience whether overtraining in sports, surgery or car accidents effect the muscle and fascia.
- Shannon McGinnis, CMT
This content was interesting and valuable. I enjoyed taking this course and recommend it for those interested in helping clients who suffer from anxiety, and traumas such as PTSD.
- Edie Allen, LMBT
Loved the information in this course. Very, very interesting and inspiring. Has me thinking about helping veterans now!
- Maria Lipop, LMT
While I have personal experience in coping with anxiety and quite a bit of knowledge about it, the materials in this course held my attention and introduced me to information, as well as medical studies on anxiety, PTSD, and panic disorder that I was previously unaware of. Overall I enjoyed the course and will be using this information to inform my personal practice.
- Jami Craver-Jenkins, LMBT
- Tracy Jordan, LMT
- Brynn Hoover, LMT
As a Massage Therapist for over 20 years, you think you don't need to know any more about anxiety and how massage therapy helps to relieve it. Taking this course showed me that there is new and current research that addresses this topic in a different way with studies that support massage therapy.
- Shirley Williams, LMT, BCTMB
I found the information in this course highly relevant and I plan to use it in my behavioral health work in addition to my therapeutic massage work as well.
- Cheryl Matteo-Kerney, CMT, BCTMB
The course was interesting. Jessica helped me navigate the site so that I could complete the material efficiently.
- Ruth Meyers, LMT
This helped me to deal /understand a co-worker who exhibits PTSD, you have to walk around him softly , so yes, I enjoyed this article. I will put this into my practice and daily life. Thanks
- Renee Wiggins, LMT
Good material to stay abreast of new research and testing your knowledge regardless if you need the hours.
- Judy Lacy, LMT
The information was clear and on topic. I can easily use this knowledge in my practice.
- Danielle Hammond, LMT
Great content! As a person who has anxiety and panic attacks, this was information I didn't know how to describe when it came to how I feel in certain situations. I have a much better grasp of anxiety and how it affects others.
- Heather Dillon, LMT
Good review and contains some interesting facts which can be used for marketing.
- Stephen Philbrick, LMT, NCTMB
Great course. Great review.
- Elba Figueras, CMT, NCTMB
Excellent course! I did not know how much massage can really help with anxiety!
- Glendolin Grant
This was a wonderful course and I am happy to have a better understanding of what my clients are dealing with and how I can help.
- Katie Grafing, LMT
My main reason for taking this course was to understand more of how massage therapy and PTSD were relatable. My questions were answered and I feel I can be more of assistance to my clients.
- Heidi Covington, LMT
Anxiety and Massage course information is an area in anyone's life that could be used in this day and time in order to develop better coping skills in the fast paced world we live in. I will be using the information for life in general.
- Diane Whiteman, LMT, NCTMB
This is the first on-line course I have taken and loved it. As an RN and LMT, courses such as this remind me that the emotionally and touch aspects of patient care as just as important as the medical care.
- Claudia Griffin, LMT
I found this course helpful for my practice as well as personally helpful. I learned new information about how anxiety affects a person.
- Donna Costa, LMT, NCTMB
This was a great course! Very informative and interesting!
- Lisa Buck, LMT, NCTMB
I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed the course and it had relevant information for some clients that I am treating. I intend to take more coursed in the future. Based on what I read I will do a few things differently, finishing at the feet for example.
- Eileen Hinkley, LMP
Great, informational course. I thought I had known everything on the subject and I was wrong. I will use my new information to help clients in need.
- Valerie Dickeson, LMT, NCTMB
I found the course helpful.
- Grace Geiser, LMT, NCTMB
I enjoyed reading the articles so much that I couldn't wait to take the test! I loved that this course presented published research articles.
- Leara Graves, LMT
I thought this course was very informative. As a person who had suffered in the past with a panic disorder, I wish I knew about this.
- Janet Struble, LMT
This course was helpful to me because I suffer from anxiety. My mother has told me for years anxiety makes medical problems worse and I was always like whatever mom. Well, the course told me she was right.
- Shari Clark, LMT
Course was very clear and easy to understand. Would highly recommend your courses to other therapists.
- Heather Crews, LMT
As someone who suffers from panic attacks, the information in this course was not only relevant to my clients, but to myself. I found the information extremely valuable.
- Sara Baack, LMT
I loved this course. It was educational and very helpful. I will use this in my practice.
- Lorraine Cannatta, LMT, NCTMB
Loved this one!
- Diana Johnson, LMT
Love the way the info. was presented. Very informative and useful both personally/professionally. Thank You for your wonderful online courses. I will definitely recommend to others.
- Theresa Mylius, LMP
Another great short course. Easy and very informative.
- Harald Selchau-Mark, LMT, NCTMB
Excellent course. Very helpful.
- Darren Carpenter, LMBT
This was a great course, I am very interested in helping this segment of the population.
- Brent Taylor, LMT
Thank you. Excellent, as usual.
- Wendy Child, LMT
Course was very well laid out and organized. Easy to understand.
- Lauren Dielman, LMT, NCTMB
This course is of a great help for my practice and for helping clients they come to me suffering from depression and anxiety.
- Abel Martinez-Lenero
Loved this very clear, precise, concise course and would love more in depth information on anxiety and ways to deal with it to help clients
- Laurian Lucretia, LMT, NCTMB
I really enjoyed this class. I can SO relate. Thank you.
- Ellen Whitman, LMT
I learned several new things, enhancing what I already knew.
- Jeanette Houghtaling, LMT
Very helpful in these times of high stress in our society.
- Denise Buckner, LMBT
very informative easy reading very appreciative for the opportunity to accrue ceu online
- Andrea Gordon, LMT
EXCELLENT MATERIAL, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION AND A INDEPTH LIST OF REFERENCES.
- Kay Lilljedahl, LMT
I look forward to using this in my practice and some of this information in my marketing brochure, using anxiety as a specialty in my practice. I personally had agoraphobia and an anxiety disorder for thirty years. It will be wonderful to help others heal from this. thank you
- Toni Wright, LMT
It was great... very informative.
- Janet Gray, LMT
I really enjoyed this course & found a lot of information that I was unaware of. Thank you.
- Katherine Enz, LMT, NCTMB
- Edith Castillo, LMT
It was fast and saved valuable time.
- Valeria Reynolds, LMT
Study informed my daily experience in clinic with straightforeward descriptive and very instructive info and suggestions .appreciate the utility of exploring intellectually what ive been doing for 20 years. The menu promises other unexplored terrains. 1 credit online adds up to educating myself about what interests me now and then some.
- Matthew Nachtwey
Very, very interesting!
- Carmen Mabry, LMT
I did not realize anxiety did so much damage to the body and how many people deal with it everyday.
- Melissa Sewell, LMT
Very useful information!
- Colette Bomback, LMT
I used Ms Fields research for a graduate counseling course as well and it was invaluable, professionally presented and impressed my research professor. I was glad to see her work associated with this training.
- Raymond Ruocco
I really enjoyed this course and I believe it has helped me gain a greater understanding on the effects of anxiety on the body and the benefits massage can have! Thank you!
- Tiffany Simmons, LMT, NCTMB
I learned a lot that I didn't already know! thanks!
- Marla McDermott
Very informative gave me a better understanding about Anxiety.
- Edwind Holsey, LMT
I am glad to learn that studies are confirming the benefits of massage therapy for anxiety.
- Elizabeth Jones, LMT
Very interesting course and easy to follow
- Amanda Downour, LMT
The course was very interesting and easy to access.
- Tyler Davis, LMT
Good & interesting material. Enjoyable read
- Margaret Hernandez, LMT
Very Informative and Interesting! And just what I needed to help my family members!
- Ryanne Outland, LMT
Excellent info. Thank You again!
- Shanley Anderson, LMT
I enjoyed this course. Being an LMP and a person with anxiety I can better help myself and my clients with the knowledge I've received from this course.
- K. Nixon, LMP
I think this course is pertinent to every active massage therapist!
- R. Mitchell, LMT, NCTMB
This course gave me valuable insight related to anxiety.
- G. Isabel, RMT
I really enjoyed the information about studies done on massage therapy in relation to anxiety. It will be very helpful to have examples to talk to my clients and friends about. Thank you!
- C. Cox, LMT
I enoyed the material and was able to share what I learned with fellow workmates already.
- J. Sola, LMT
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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 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.