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Introduction to Infant Massage

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3 CE Hours - E1037
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Introduction to Infant Massage

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Materials

  • Text - 125 pages
  • Multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion

Description

Studies have shown that the immediate benefits of infant massage include not only the promotion of sounder, longer sleeping patterns, but also a baby with a more comforted and soothed disposition. This continuing education course presents the research-backed benefits of massage for newborns, a description of more than 50 common infant health disorders, an aromatherapy guide for infants and toddlers, internet links for further study and support, and a bonus section with step-by-step illustrations of how to conduct an infant massage routine.

In this program, you will discover:

  • the benefits of infant massage as it applies to overall homeostasis and to each body system
  • potential hospital cost savings for providing massage to premature babies
  • prevalent newborn health conditions, diseases and disorders and how they affect each body system
  • the most current research, categorized by body system as it relates to massage for well, premature and special needs babies
  • how to introduce a baby to touch
  • infant massage routines for the hands and arms, chest and abdomen, face and back

Bonus: with each ailment an internet link is provided, giving you an opportunity for further research as well as support.

Course Objectives

  1. Describe the benefits of infant massage as it applies to overall homeostasis and to each body system.
  2. List specific potential hospital cost savings for providing massage to premature babies.
  3. List the most prevalent newborn health conditions, diseases and disorders and how they affect each body system.
  4. List the most current research, categorized by body system as it relates to massage for well, premature and special needs babies.

Course Reviews

Kayelee Rose, LMT

2/23/2022

Once inside the course, it wasn't very clear about the materials for the course being a book. If someone didn't remember that from when they bought the course, they would have a hard time figuring out what to study. Including the name of the book in the materials section would be helpful.

Abbigail Barnett, LMT

2/20/2022

Hilary Weiss, LMT

2/16/2022

Megan Russell, LMT

2/14/2022

Lindsey McGraw, LMT

10/19/2021

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Instructors

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch, MSN, RN, NCTMB

Sharon Burch holds a Masters Degree in Nursing and has been practicing as a nurse since 1974. She is currently a Registered Nurse in the state of Arkansas. Additionally, Ms. Burch studied under many of today's leaders in massage therapy and bodywork during the 1980s, became Nationally Certified through the NCBTMB in 1993 and holds a professional membership with the AMTA.

As founder of Health Positive!, Ms. Burch has created over 60 home study nursing and massage continuing education programs, performed over 65 public, live educational presentations, has written two published books, served as a member on the NCBTMB Continuing Education committee and was a founding member of the National Association of Nurse Massage Therapists.

Sharon is an instructor on many of the Institute's programs and has authored and co-authored various ethics courses and additional titles such as Touch for the Seriously Ill, Stress Reduction Through Bodywork, Staying Well – Naturally, Cardiopulmonary Health and Illness, Chronic Pain Management, Marketing Massage in Four Easy Steps, Preventing Medical Errors, HIV Update for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers, Understanding HIV, Massage for Edema and more.

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