The Value of Touch

(14)

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

Course Reviews

Carol Stewart-High, LMT, NCTMB

Excellently written text with recent research in the area of touch. In addition to stimulating interest in the topic, reading the book prompted self-reflection and realization personally. As a massage therapist I value even more profoundly the gifts I give my clients with every massage.

Cheryl D. Slojkowski

I am very happy to have the opportunity to take this course for my license renewal. I have been aware of Tiffany Field's studies of massage therapy for many, many years, but never seemed to have the time to research her findings. The book is well written and organized and is easily read. Her research has proven that every one benefits from massage, sometimes even the person performing the massage - whether a new mom or a senior citizen!

Heidi Mayo, LMT

Loved the course on Touch Therapy, I particularly loved learning about the benefits of persons with ADD/ADHD and ASD since I have children with ADHD and ASD who could benefit from Touch Therapy.

J. Willow Muhr, LMT, NCTMB

I was surprised by the depth that this course went into as to the value of touch. It was presented in a way that kept my attention and that I can easy present to my clients. The questions were worded in a way that required that the text be read and the answers were not readily available. I appreciated that in that many courses are simply to easy.

Sue Lorincz NCMT Woodstock, GA

I was very happy with the ease of this CEU.

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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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