Earn credits through articles you've already read in our Massage Professionals Update e-newsletter.
Headaches are extremely common and nearly everyone has had this type of pain on occasion. In some cases the pain is more frequent and debilitating. Discover ways to assist your clients with recurring headaches. In this brief course you will:
In the course Headaches, Facial Pain & Massage we've combined articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These 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.
Lisa Bogart, LMT
Great course! Will be very useful in evaluating the clients issues and helping them get to the cause of their problems. Headaches are so very common, so this information is priceless!
Beckie Taylor, BCTMB
I learned some new information about headaches. I especially liked the info about acupressure since I don't know a lot about this. Thanks!
Ruth M. Donnellan, LMT, BCTMB
I go to a neurologist for migraine headaches. I found this to be well presented and thorough especially in distinguishing different types of headaches and different approaches to massage therapy for each.
Patricia Engelhard, LMT
It was good to review the types of headaches and realize how massage can help, but may not cure a headache. But, relaxation/massage for tension is definitely good medicine!
Kerry Jochim, LMT
Great information that will be very useful to me personally and for my practice in the future, thank you!
Leslie L. DeMatteo, LMT, MS, has been an active massage therapist since 1998, after graduating from the Sarasota School of Massage Therapy in Sarasota, FL. There she completed the massage therapy program along with a certificate program in Nuad-Bo-Rarn: Traditional Massage of Thailand.
Since then, she has completed continuing education in cranial-sacral fundamentals, cancer and mastectomy massage, reflexology, trigger point therapy and prenatal massage. She is also certified by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) and is a Professional Level member of Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP).
Her work in massage therapy continuing education and teaching in a massage school ignited a passion for adult training and education, which led her to pursue her Bachelor's Degree in Adult Learning: Vocational Instruction, followed by her a Master's Degree in Adult Learning.
Ms. DeMatteo is the instructor for many of the Institute's courses including such courses as Advanced Prenatal Massage, Ethics of Diversity. Cupping Therapy: A Step-by-Step Approach, Diversity: Cultural Competence, Mastering Pregnancy Massage, and many more.
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.