The Value of Touch

(304)

7 CE Hours


Course Options:

  • Materials and Test Shipped to You
  • Text Materials Shipped and Test Online

Description

The first sensory input in life comes from the sense of touch while a baby is still in the womb and touch continues to be the primary means of learning about the world throughout infancy, well into childhood. Touch is critical for children's growth, development, and health, as well as for adult's physical and mental well-being.

Examine the value of touch from sociological, anthropological and physiological perspectives. Review significant research results on a variety of touch therapies, such as massage therapy, demonstrating its importance for various conditions such as asthma, cancer, autism and eating disorders.

In this course, you will investigate:

  • why touch and touch therapies are so important for people of all ages
  • why touch is essential for normal development and how it can be given to improve development during pregnancy, labor, delivery, infancy, childhood, adolescence and adulthood
  • the most important functions of the integumentary system and how touch is useful for pain relief
  • the way touch therapies work to benefit people
  • specific benefits for a variety of infants, including those with special needs
  • specific benefits of touch for children, adolescents and adults, including those with special needs

Materials

  • Text - 224 pages
  • Multiple-choice test - if you prefer to test online please select the "test online" option
  • Certificate upon completion - if you prefer to print your certificate at home instantly, please select the online option

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.

Approvals

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.

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