1 CE Hour - E304W
Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.
Learn the role that massage can play in easing arthritic pain. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:
In the Arthritic Conditions & 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.
The pictures added visual knowledge about arthritis, making the topic easy to understand. I will use this knowledge in my massage therapy practice.
- Janet Ruckrigl, LMT, NCTMB
I was pleased to see psoriatic arthritis included in this course. I suffer from it, and my traditional physicians have never seemed to understand it. I also have a client with a severe case. Of course, I have many who suffer from other, various forms of arthritis as well, so this was a course I needed to take!
- Sara Baack, LMT
I enjoyed the course. It helped me understand how massage helps arthritis and understand how to explain that to my clients. I would like more information on rheumatoid arthritis, it was only touched on briefly.
- Alexis Lester, LMT, NCTMB
The reading material was great. I had already know about paraffin treatment. I knew a little about Balneotherapy. I thought it was a good idea that one still had to read the informationto find "the answers".
- Kathleen Warm, LMT
The material was extremely well organized, interesting, and clearly written. I learned some important new facts about my clients, and will be able to look out for some types of joint issues with new clients in the future.
- Cathy Reed, LMT
Thank you for this fun and informative course. I look forward to using my knowledge with my clients :) I feel a huge boost of confidence now when dealing with those who suffer from arthritis and similar conditions discussed in this course.
- Rebecca Crouse, NCTMB
This course was very helpful as a number of my clients have different forms of arthritis. It was a great refresher course on how best to help them cope with their condition. Thank you.
- Susan Bienieck, LMT
Excellent review and quick reference for indications, treatment and contraindications! This review is quick and straight to the point so you if you need a reference, you can take out your paper to review if needed. Great information and I learned a few things as well after 13 years of being a therapist!
- Kristen Crotzer, LMT, NCTMB
This course helped clarify questions I had concerning patients who have been diagnosed with arthritis. I was not so familiar with psoriatic arthritis until I met a patient where I worked. Review of the material presented here is most valuable. Thanks.
- Joani Glasser, LMP
This course is magnificent. So many people that I know have some form of arthritis; including myself from a car accident. I have been using some of these techniques on myself and have been reaping the benefits. Now I will be able to help my clients more efficiently. Thank you.
- Carolyn Stubbs, LMT
Very clear & concise - I enjoyed the presentation of the material, and the website; the test questions were well written and relevant. I'm looking forward to receiving the Massage Professionals Update newsletter for more information.
- Natalie Beversluis, NCTMB
I really liked this course. While I am a healthcare provider in addition to being a Massage Therapist, I still learned several new things. Thank you!
- Karyn MacKenzie Fajardo, LMP
It is nice to have up to date material and references for arthritic conditions and how massage can be an important part in helping people with these issues.
- Judy Anderson, LMT, BCTMB
Great refresher on joint conditions for those that already learned about them in a general Pathology course. If you haven't, you'll quickly gain a good amount of detailed information about these ailments.
- Jennifer Blair, LMT
I really enjoyed the info on arthritis. I have been out of nursing for many years, but found information in this program that I had never learned in nursing and helpful suggestions in working with my massage clients.
- Jeanne Knauer, LMBT
Excellent content, as always. Thank you!
- Richard Seguin III, LMBT
Great new studies and info! More info on psoriatic arthritis than most anything else in continuing education that I've read.
- Matthew Rogers, LMT
A good primer on arthritic conditions and massage.
- Kirsten Watts, LNT
Good material on situations we see or are asked about on a daily basis especially if you work with the elderly. It helps to reread & test yourself periodically or just having the reminders available.
- Judy Lacy, LMT
The audio was super helpful!
- Kenneth Peddle, RMT
Course is very organized and clear which make it easy and pleasant to read ;)
- Piotr Natkowski
I like being able to print out the info for future reference. Also, the audio on my computer is nice for added input for me. Thank you
- Vincent Petralis, LMT
I enjoyed the course greatly and plan on taking more classes!!
- Serjio Gutierrez, LMT
By taking this course it gave more a basic understanding about Arthritis and how to treat it.
- Tina LaCross, LMT, NCTMB
Great and informative class.
- Kaye Wolverton, LMT
This course was enlightening to me as a massage therapist with arthritis.
- Stella Riccardi, LMT
Excellent course. Good information about arthritic conditions.
- Shirley Stalgis, LMT
Liked the article on psoriatic arthritis. Very helpful as I knew very little about it as a massage therapist.
- Jackie Allen, LMT
I enjoy these courses very much. In a small amount of time, much is gained. Thank you.
- Linda A. Paris, LMT
Very interesting, informative and well presented as have been the previous 3 courses I completed. Some of the information will be very helpful with my work. Thanks so much!
- Lana Lytle, LMT
Very interesting material. I am also a licensed manicurist and have used this information for clients with arthritis. Gave me another edge in my services with paraffin treatments.
- Diane Whiteman, LMT, NCTMB
I felt that the course did provide information that I did not know and it will be helpful in my practice. I like learning new information regarding massage and am pleased with the information provided. Very Helpful.
- Virginia Simonin, LMT
I enjoyed the reading on Psoriatic Arthritis and the Paraffin wax.
- Carolyn F. Battle, LMT
This is a great course to take as we live in an aging population and there is an increase in Arthritis. As a Massage Therapist it is very helpful to be able to identify the different types of Arthritis and how to treat them. HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS COURSE!
- Vickie Sweeney, LMT
Well organized & concise review of subject relative to the practice of massage.
- Georgina Martinez, LMT
it was interesting as many of my clients are over 50 with arthritic conditions
- Lisa Okochi, LMT
Great Continuing Ed & learned more things I didn't know.
- Nancy Hudspeth, LMT, NCTMB
Rheumatoid Arthritis runs in my family on both sides, so I wanted to take this class to learn more about each kind of arthritis and possible massage treatments I can use. It was an informative class.
- Shari Clark, LMT
Very informative. I will use the text for future reference.
- Dana Goynes, LMT
I got so much out of this course that I can help and relate to with my senior massage practice. Thank you
- Donna Lozon, LMT
This course was very informative being I mainly work with the elderly. It will help inform and understand my client individuals needs better. :)
- Jessica Gerard, LMT
I have osteoarthritis and practice body touch with a small client (receiver) base, this course was very important to me. I am also looking to provide some good relief from psoriatic arthritis for my Dad (who is 95) and the information presented will be very helpful as I suggest some light touch he can provide for himself while seated. Thanks.
- Jake Strauss-Williams
I really can use this information in working with my clients
- Barbara Erickson, LMT, NCTMB
It was very interesting and I learned several new things.
- Jeanette Houghtaling, LMT
I had a few ah- ha moments!
- Stephen Smith, LMBT, NCTMB
Simple, clear, and easy to understand.
- Star Johnsen-Moser, LMT
Great course. Much was a review but I still learned some new things.
- Katherine Enz, LMT, NCTMB
I loved this course - it was very informative and educational!
- Hailey Canerday, LMT
Informative course applicable to massage therapy. Great course.
- Linda Devine, LMT
I was very inpressed with this course and learned some interesting things. Thank you for keeping it interesting
- Patricia Schuster, LMT
I thought this course was very interesting. It was clear and concise.
- Rita Caracciolo, LMT
Great course on a subject I can relate to. New and wonderful information that I've learned and certainly can use to aid my clients in their wellness journey.
- Heather Dillon, LMT
Learned a lot about Psoriatic Arthritis. Thank you!
- Susan Morgan, LMT, NCTMB
It was informative and not overly wordy, I liked that.
- Bernard Ventura
Thank you for the course! It was user friendly and packed with great information. Thank you!
- Lori Lewis, LMT
I love that I can print out all the information and read and re-read it before taking the test. I learned a lot!
- Colleen Quinn, LMT, NCTMB
You learn something new everyday and I absolutely learned a lot about Arthritic Conditions & Massage. This will be very helpful in my practice. Thank You very much for being able to take CE Classes simple and comprehensive. I will absolutely recommend anyone to try this out.
- Rachel Smith, LMT
Informative and interesting course. Thank you
- Martha Taylor, LMT
This was my first on-line CEU and it was a great introduction to this type of study. The content was clear, concise and very easy reading/interpretation. Thank you.
- Cathy Berk, LMT
Useful, focused course.
- Patricia Wald-Hopkins, LMT
Another great course and frequently encountered condition!
- Laura Kaprelian, LMT, NCTMB
Your courses are well-presented and easy to understand. Tests are fair in that they are well-connected to the course text, and are not designed to be "tricky".
- Nancy Silverforb, NCTMB
Like that you can take online...and don't need to waste paper by printing material. Also Can go online and have all classes you have taken there for you to print up when needed.
- Shelly Schulz-Borris, NCTMB
Thank you for clear and concise information and testing.
- Cathy Nail, LMT
Easily read and understood, with interesting information.
- Caroline Norbury, LMT, NCTMB
This course was very helpful and informative.
- Catherine Monahan, LMT
I liked the way that I could download the test to read, answer the questions, and then go online to take my test. The test was short enough to get done in a timely manner and held my interest throughout.
- Mary Lou Mason, LMT, NCTMB
Thanks for the information on psoriatic arthritis. This was new to me. The rest of the course was and excellent review!
- Vciki Willcox, RMT
The courses are so well written and a joy to learn from. The staff is always so helpful and polite.
- Lou Dwyer, CMT, NCTMB
This was my first experience and it was a good one. I plan to take more classes from you in the future. Thank you for providing this service.
- Karen Buber, LMT
Great first experience! I will definitely be taking more classes. Thank you!
- Melissa Rich, LMT
Great info and straight to the point.
- Michele Peterson
I enjoyed this course & look forward to learning from future courses through the Institute.
- Carlene Pfeister, LMT
I have taken many online courses, and I found this one to contain well written and interesting information. It is something that I can take use in my practice.
- Kelleigh Jones-Coles, LMT
To the point questions and answers. Very helpful
- Karen Baker, LMT
This course was very informative and simple to take. Thank you for providing this information.
- Sandra Teague, LMT
This online courses (Institute for Integrative Studies) is very helpful and informative. I gained more knowledge how to handle the pain and stress of the clients. I will get more courses here. Thank you.
- Rosalina Houser, LMT
Thought this program was awesome.
- Wendy Merriman, LMT
VERY helpful. I see a lot of baby boomer clients with arthritis!
- Sharon Smith, LMT
I appreciate the knowledge this course offered. I feel like I can better assist my clients now.
- Amanda Kelley, LMT
The information in the course material was clear and concise : D
- Adzowa Gedjeah, LMBT
Good course easy to understand! Need to do more online courses in the future! Thank You
- Michelle Walters, LMT
i like that you didnt over complicate the course. It was clear and easy to follow.
- Tanya Denchfield, LMBT
Very affordable, well laid out material and easy to understand.
- Bruna Mead, LMT, NCTMB
This course was great to know for myself and my clients will also benefit from my knowledge that I had gained.
- Charley Madden, LMT, NCTMB
This was my first course and thoroughly enjoyed the materials.
- Nikki Samuels
This is a easy way of gaining additional knowledge. I work in a Chiropractic office with my husband and see patients with arthritis every day.
- Kimberly Richards, LMT
I found the information interesting and very simple. I would gladly recommend this course.
- Liz Velez, LMT
Awesome, I am from Australia and these resources are wonderful. Thanks
- Kathryn Underwood
This course was fantastic.Very informative, interesting and easy to understand.It provided me with valuable information that will be extremely helpful in treating clients.
- Patricia Lumpp, LMT
Was interesting and I learned some things I wasn't aware of!
- Donna Costa, LMT, NCTMB
This is my first CE online course and I really enjoyed it!
- Michele Gorman, LMT
Great Course! Very helpful!
- Nancy Hudspeth, LMT, NCTMB
It was very helpful and I was able to comprehend it; as i have a comprehension problem.
- Jessica Britton, LMT
Thanks for the opportunity, I will definitely be taking more courses in the future!
- Jennifer Greenwood
This course was easy to comprehend.
- Drucilla Brown, LMT
I really enjoyed taking the course and it fits my schedule perfectly.
- Farrah Farrior, LMBT
Thank you, this was great.
- Christina Zantman, CMT
I appreciate the test questions being straight forward and to the point. Not like many online courses that change just one word and make the entire question ridiculous. Thank you for offering this course~
- Rayshell Berry, LMT, NCTMB
I will definitely be inquiring about other courses through the institute. The material was very easy to follow and the test question were easy to follow as well. It is very hard for the to find hands on massage therapy continuing education in my area; also with my full time job it is difficult for me to receive out of town courses on the weekends, so your online institution will be my go to for courses. I will also be recommending these courses to others in the area. Thank you so very much for your help.
- Mary Lacy Williamson, LMBT
Very interesting! I was pleased to see the section on Psoriatic Arthritis, I find it particularly interesting.
- Heidi Mayo, LMT
I sent for another course when I signed up for this one, and I am very pleased that I did. I look forward to the material's arrival so that I may delve into the course immediately! Thank you so much for the opportunity to take this class.
- Leslie Carter
Learned some new material I had not previously known (or had forgotten). Easy to read, especially since I don't have long stretches of time between clients to read uninterrupted.
- Maryann Overstreet, LMT, NCTMB
I liked the audio portion of the course the most.
- Ying Gao, LMT
thank you for making this available its a great way to study for busy moms like me :)
- Claudia Goicoechea, LMT
The course was surprisingly easy and very informative. I really enjoyed it and know I will be able to use it in my line of work every day.
- Frank Sarantopoulos, LMT, NCTMB
Good, clear, concise information presented in an organized way. It was both verbally and visually interesting.
- Michele Cacano, LMP
Thought this material was interesting and informative.
- Celeste Berger, LMT, NCTMB
Thanks for gathering and presenting this information. I found it very interesting and am excited to share my new-found knowledge.
- Kristine Maravelas, NCTMB
This course was very valuable to me because i work with Arthritic releases and teach some very useful techniques for Arthritis
- Patricia Leedom, LMT
This course was very informative and met my personal expectations. I gained new knowledge on areas of interest that I am eager to incorporate in daily client intakes/sessions.
- Vivian Bethea, CMT
Easy and Fun...thank you
- Billie Fioretto, LMT, NCTMB
I really liked this course and I am going to look into doing more of the article classes!
- Colleen Lang, LMT, NCTMB
Very easy course to follow. Looking forward to taking more!
- Alexandra Franks, LMT
Professionally worded material and content focused exam. Well done!
- Catriona St. George, CMT, NCTMB
The topic was interesting and the information was well-covered and easy to comprehend.
- Jeanette Polizzi, LMT
This was a very helpful course, as I deal with people that have little to lots of arthritis, and I really learned something from this course. Thank you for providing such alternatives.
- Maria R. Vaca, LMT
Overall, I thought the information was interesting and personally helpful.
- Sonya Hallman, LMT
Thank you for this course. Iit was easy to do, it didn't take much time, and it was helpful.
- Lorraine Henny, LMT
Thank you! Very thorough.
- Sonja Hargrove, LMT
What a great thing to know that paraffin wax will help with arthritis!!
- Pam Carson, LMT
I enjoyed this course very much. I found it useful and will use it in my everyday life as well as my massage practice.
- Kay A. Bene, LMT, NCTMB
Good information to know. Thanks again!
- David Dilling, LMT
Great succinct information. Thank you.
- Julie A. Stark, LMT
The material was easy to understand and there was a continuum of information. To the point and not wandering to other unrelated territory. Much appreciated!
- Jacqueline Bontzolakes, LMT, NCTMB
- Sandra Worthington, CMT
Easy to follow and many ways to acsess information on website
- Maria Cortese, LMT
- Stacy Schrier-Bausch, LMT
I would recommend this course to anyone. I have taken several courses from the Institute for Integrative Healthcare.
- Jacqueline Coleman, LMT, NCTMB
I appreciate the ease of understanding in this informative and valuable course. Will definitely recommend it to my colleagues.
- Margaret Leighton, LMT, NCTMB
Easy to follow and to understand.
- Robin Hughes, LMT
Thank you! Well presented & very informative.
- Tanya Dixon
I loved the pictures and diagrams. The pictures stay in my mind longer. Very helpful!
- Lynetta Bogrand, LMT
Very nice, almost fun. Great info for my clients.
- Cy Jenkins, LMT
Very useful! Thank you!
- Alicia Chance, NCTMB
I was looking for on-line CEU courses and stumbled upon your organization. I found this CEU and decided to take it just to get a feel for what to expect from other courses. I enjoyed it. It was all explained well and well put together. I will definitely pass your information on to others. Thanks!
- J. Knight, LMT
I thought I'd try the [Arthritic Conditions & Massage] class to check out the ease of this web site. The course content was well laid out and easy to understand. I learned a few things I will use in my practice .
- G. Harmer, LMT
Great first experience! I will definitely be taking more classes. Thank you!
- K. Bane, LMT
I appreciate your courses. They are very convenient and informative. I will continue to use this site and strongly recommend it to colleagues! Thank you.
- V. Kickeson, LMT, NCTMB, AMTA
Well organized & concise review of subject relative to the practice of massage.
- G. Martinez, LMT
Very informative. I will use the content for future reference.
- D. Goynes, LMT, ABMP
I got so much out of this course that I can help and relate to with my senior massage practice. Thank you.
- D. Lozon, LMT, AMTA
Excellent, great information.
- D. Carpenter, LMT, AMTA
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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.