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Chronic Pain & Massage

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Chronic Pain & Massage
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 11 pages
  • 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.

In a recent survey, more than half of American's that had a massage said that they did so to relieve pain. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • The categories of chronic pain and how lifestyle impacts its development.
  • The definition of complex regional pain syndrome and how massage therapy may reduce symptoms.
  • Two natural topical pain relievers and the protocol for use in massage therapy.
  • How a massage practitioner can influence a client's perception of pain.

In the Chronic Pain & Massage - What You Should Know program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • What Massage Therapists Should Know About Chronic Pain - Unhealthy lifestyle habits are known to contribute to the development of cancer or cardiovascular disease, but few people know that they can also foster chronic pain.
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome and Massage Therapy - Chronic pain is a complaint massage therapists hear from many clients. The causes vary from pain as a result of injury or accident to post-surgery pain. There may be times that the actual cause is unknown or elusive. Learn more about complex regional pain syndrome, a chronic and often debilitating form of pain that may be helped by the use of massage therapy.
  • 2 Natural Topical Pain Relievers - Chronic muscular pain is the number one complaint encountered by bodyworkers. Learn what two natural substances are considered to be superior pain-relievers by both the Western and complementary medical communities.
  • A Practitioner's Influence on Client's Pain - With so many consumers living with chronic pain, massage therapists astutely study and practice techniques aimed toward pain relief. However, the most potent tool for helping a client overcome their pain resides in the therapist's head - not in their hands.

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the categories of chronic pain describe the role of lifestyle choices in its development.
  • Define complex regional pain syndrome and explain how massage therapy may reduce symptoms.
  • Identify two natural topical pain relievers and explain the protocol for use in massage therapy.
  • Explain how a massage practitioner can influence a client’s perception of pain.

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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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