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:
Geri L. Cowell, LMT, BCTMB
Emma Clites, LMT
Robyn Anderson, LMT
Kimberly Kreider, LMT, BCTMB
Richard C. Catlett
Great course!! I gained valuable insight. I learned some new and interesting things about touch!! The book titled "Touch" is a great reference guide filled with lots of information!! I highly recommend this course!!
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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