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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage

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Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage
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Massage Professionals Update
  • 4 MPU Original Articles - 16 pages
  • Online multiple-choice test
  • Certificate upon completion


Learn how massage therapy can positively impact clients suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • The symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and treatment plan.
  • How the therapeutic relationship can help clients with PTSD.
  • The healing energy of essential oils and blends for PTSD.
  • Helping clients trust your touch.

In the Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Symptoms of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - The number of military troops with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) has increased steadily in recent years. The earlier it's treated, the better the chances are for recovery. Learn how various massage therapy techniques can play an important part in the healing process of PTSD.
  • The Therapeutic Relationship in Post Traumatic Stress Disorder - Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, or PTSD, is a real and devastating cycle that is being fielded by an increasing number of healthcare professionals. Bodyworkers are often sought by people caught in this cycle. Massage therapists can provide the technique, care and support needed for PTSD healing to occur.
  • Aromatherapy Complements Massage for Trauma - Essential oils have proven medicinal properties and can amplify the effectiveness of massage therapy. Few medicines have the capability of positively affecting the body, mind and spirit as powerfully as essential oils. This capability makes aromatherapy a logical choice when treating the effects of trauma.
  • Helping Clients Trust Your Touch - Although massage therapists are accustomed to their touch inducing relaxation, this is not an automatic response for many people. The trust issues prohibiting some from enjoying bodywork can be relieved by a therapist’s commitment to helping clients feel safe.

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.

Course Objectives

  • Identify the pathology of post traumatic stress disorder as well as several massage techniques that can help the client regain trust.
  • Assess the therapeutic relationship between healthcare professional and clients suffering from post traumatic stress disorder as well as symptoms and how massage therapy can help to ease them.
  • Explain the efficacy of aromatherapy when used with victims of post traumatic stress.
  • Describe how massage therapists and other bodyworkers can help ease the fear of touch as well as encourage healthy touch in trauma victims.

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As always you deliver on being an excellent source of continuing Ed content that , I can count on & benefits my practice. Massage therapy & wound care

Janet Sullivan, LMT


Enjoyed this online class and learned valuable tools to enhance my massage practice. Thank you!

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Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler, L.Ac., MTCM

Nicole Cutler is a long time advocate of integrating perspectives on health. With a Bachelor of Science degree in Neuroscience from the University of Rochester and a Masters Degree in Traditional Chinese Medicine from Five Branches Institute, Nicole has been a licensed acupuncturist since 2000. She has earned acupuncture licenses in the states of California and New York, is a certified specialist with the National Acupuncture Detoxification Association, has earned diplomat status with the National Commission of Chinese and Oriental Medicine in Acupuncture and Chinese Herbology and is a member of the Society for Integrative Oncology. In addition to her acupuncture practice that focuses on stress and pain relief, digestion, immunity and oncology, Nicole contributes to the integration of healthcare by writing articles and courses such as Infectious Disease: Hepatitis for health care providers.

Linda Fehrs, LMT

Linda Fehrs, LMT

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.

Ms. Fehrs has authored such courses as Build Your Massage Practice, Cancer & Massage, Women & Massage as well as Marketing Massage and the Economy.

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