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Massage in Healthcare Package

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25 CE Hours - ES1005
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Massage in Healthcare Package

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  • 4 Manuals - 174 total pages
  • Multiple-choice tests
  • Certificate upon completion of each course


This package contains 4 courses:

Touch for the Seriously Ill

Written by experts in the field, this course provides a depth of experience and sensitivity for working with seriously ill clients.

In this course, you will learn about:

  • common stressful issues of illness care
  • support systems and mentors - their importance and benefits
  • responding appropriately when you feel overwhelmed
  • the philosophical and practical aspects of working with the seriously ill
  • skilled touch for seriously ill people
  • full body massage for bedridden clients
  • working in illness-care environments - hospitals, nursing homes, hospice and home care
  • creating a healing environment that meets the needs of your clients and yourself
  • considerations when working with people that are HIV positive
  • sexuality issues that might arise when working with seriously ill clients
  • comforting people who are dying
  • contraindications when working with seriously ill clients
  • ethical dilemmas that occur when working with clients in illness care settings
  • saying goodbye and coping with the death of a client

This course includes 3 hours of communicable disease and meets the requirement of Maryland and most states.

CE Hours: 14

Massage for Edema

Learn the concepts underlying massage and bodywork for clients who have edema, including an overview of lymph drainage and important steps to preventing lymphedema.

In this course, you will learn:

  • the major anatomical components of healthy immune and lymphatic systems
  • to distinguish between the body's normal inflammation process and abnormal edema
  • indications and contraindications for working with clients who have edema
  • how to provide clients with information on prevention and management of lymphedema

CE Hours: 3

Chronic Pain Management

To study pain and its alleviation is to journey into the relationships between the body, mind and spirit. Get a quick review of the most essential points all massage therapists need to know to be more grounded, compassionate and effective in their work with people in chronic pain.

In this course, you will learn:

  • how a client's mind, body and spirit can affect their relationship with chronic pain
  • the key neurological elements involved in chronic pain
  • the "relaxation response" and why it's useful in chronic pain management
  • pain regulation therapies and their possible benefits for clients in chronic pain
  • the primary relationship between nutrition and chronic pain

CE Hours: 5

Ethics: Therapeutic Environment

Expand your understanding of ethics. Learn how to build a safer therapeutic environment for yourself and your client.

This course reviews:

  • essential roles, rights and responsibilities that are accepted in order to be recognized as a professional
  • concepts transference and countertransference and apply them to your practice
  • the terms ethics, ethical dilemma, ethical dissonance, confidentiality and boundaries and their application in important practice considerations

CE Hours: 3

Course Reviews

Jennifer Chapman, LMT, NCTMB


This is the best ethics course I have seen yet. The content was very clear, to the point and very professional. I learned a lot compared to any class I've attended on Ethics.. I also liked being able to print off the material so that I can refer to it in the future. Thanks!

Adria Valent, LMP, NCTMB


Wow I thought I understood lymph but this just explained so much more - and kept the information at a level for therapist to explain the process of the lymph system to clients - and make it understandable

Kristin Gaulin, LMT, NCTMB


I deal with many patients on a daily basis struggling with chronic pain.This course presented information that will be very useful in viewing these cases in a different, more understanding light. I have used the Institute before and have always been extremely pleased. Would definitely use again and recommend to others. Thank you!!

Carole Forman, CMT


I work in a hospice setting. The information presented was invaluable to me. Both Sharon's and Irene's open sharing was inspiring and made me proud to be in this profession, doing this work. The factual info was clear and concise and is a wonderful adjunct and resource for me. And reminds me how important it is to refresh what we know and hear it again and again. They are both wonderful role models...they make me strive to be the best I can. Well-informed, well-said information presented with care and compassion.

KeriJo Hunt


This course helped re-establish my values and intentions as a massage therapist. Thank you for providing such clear and concise information. I enjoyed the pictures as they served to enforce my learning experience.

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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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