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Anxiety & Massage

1 Hour CE Course

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  1. The presentation of the subject was clear and to the point.
  2. Content was interesting to me.
  3. I gained new knowledge.
  4. The materials held my attention.
  5. I can use this information in my practice.
  6. This program met my personal expectations.
  7. Overall quality of course content and materials were excellent.
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Enrollment Options

Fully Online Materials and Test
Audio Version of Text Included

Contents: 4 original online articles; plus online multiple-choice test

$17

Description

Learn why reducing anxiety through massage can have extensive health benefits. Combining four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update E-newsletter, this brief program will provide insights into:

  • Research demonstrating the need for massage therapists to work side-by-side with cardiologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists to reduce anxiety and physical illness.
  • How massage therapy can unlock and free clients of tissues memories caused by the unexpressed trauma of past experiences.
  • Alleviating panic attacks by reducing client stress and tension.
  • Massage and music therapies lessening anxiety and reduce the need for pain medication post-surgery.

In the Anxiety & Massage program we've combined four articles written especially for the Institute's Massage Professionals Update. These four articles include:

  • Why Massage's Reduction of Anxiety Is So Important - Based on the premise that massage reduces anxiety, a collection of emerging research suggests that massage therapists are needed to work side-by-side with cardiologists, pulmonologists and gastroenterologists.
  • Learn How to Unlock Tissue Memory - The unexpressed trauma of past experiences stored in the musculature and connective tissue of our bodies creates tension, blocks circulation and can ultimately lead to pain and disease. Learn what you can do as a massage therapist to unlock and free clients of these tissue memories.
  • Bodywork Can Help Panic Disorder - Massage therapy can be a valuable method for easing panic disorders, a serious condition that can occur repeatedly and without warning. Find out how bodywork therapy helps alleviate the severity of panic attacks by reducing a client's stress and tension level.
  • Medicine for the Heart: Massage and Music - After finding out one has to have surgery, anxiety about postoperative pain ranks high among the stressors. Indeed, the anxiety itself is believed to increase pain levels and may be a contributor to postoperative distress. Heart surgery ranks high in patient apprehension, but massage and music therapies have been shown to lessen anxiety and reduce the need for pain medication.

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.

An audio version of the course text is available with this program.

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Testimonials

I enjoyed this course. Being an LMP and a person with anxiety I can better help myself and my clients with the knowledge I've received from this course.

K. Nixon, LMP

I think this course is pertinent to every active massage therapist!

R. Mitchell, LMT, NCTMB

This course gave me valuable insight related to anxiety.

G. Isabel, RMT

I recently had a client who was suffering from a panic attack. Although I was able to help through gently massage and craniosacral therapy, I really did not understand what my client was experiencing at the time. This course gave me the insight and specifics that I was looking for so that I can better relate to the needs of my clients. Thanks!

K. Siebold, LMT

I really enjoyed the information about studies done on massage therapy in relation to anxiety. It will be very helpful to have examples to talk to my clients and friends about. Thank you!

C. Cox, LMT

I enoyed the material and was able to share what I learned with fellow workmates already.

J. Sola, LMT

This was a great course! Very informative and interesting!

Lisa Buck, LMT, NCTMB

I wasn't sure what to expect, but I enjoyed the course and it had relevant information for some clients that I am treating. I intend to take more coursed in the future. Based on what I read I will do a few things differently, finishing at the feet for example.

Eileen Hinkley, LMP

Great, informational course. I thought I had known everything on the subject and I was wrong. I will use my new information to help clients in need.

Valerie Dickeson, LMT, NCTMB

I found the course helpful.

Grace Geiser, LMT, NCTMB

I enjoyed reading the articles so much that I couldn't wait to take the test! I loved that this course presented published research articles.

Leara Graves, LMT

I thought this course was very informative. As a person who had suffered in the past with a panic disorder, I wish I knew about this.

Janet Struble, LMT

This course was helpful to me because I suffer from anxiety. My mother has told me for years anxiety makes medical problems worse and I was always like whatever mom. Well, the course told me she was right.

Shari Clark, LMT

Course was very clear and easy to understand. Would highly recommend your courses to other therapists.

Heather Crews, LMT

As someone who suffers from panic attacks, the information in this course was not only relevant to my clients, but to myself. I found the information extremely valuable.

Sara Baack, LMT

I loved this course. It was educational and very helpful. I will use this in my practice.

Lorraine Cannatta, LMT, NCTMB

Loved this one!

Diana Johnson, LMT

Love the way the info. was presented. Very informative and useful both personally/professionally. Thank You for your wonderful online courses. I will definitely recommend to others.

Theresa Mylius, LMP

Another great short course. Easy and very informative.

Harald Selchau-Mark, LMT, NCTMB

Excellent course. Very helpful.

Darren Carpenter, LMBT

This was a great course, I am very interested in helping this segment of the population.

Brent Taylor, LMT

Thank you. Excellent, as usual.

Wendy Child, LMT

Course was very well laid out and organized. Easy to understand.

Lauren Dielman, LMT, NCTMB

This course is of a great help for my practice and for helping clients they come to me suffering from depression and anxiety.

Abel Martinez-Lenero

Loved this very clear, precise, concise course and would love more in depth information on anxiety and ways to deal with it to help clients

Laurian Lucretia, LMT, NCTMB

I really enjoyed this class. I can SO relate. Thank you.

Ellen Whitman, LMT

I learned several new things, enhancing what I already knew.

Jeanette Houghtaling, LMT

Very helpful in these times of high stress in our society.

Denise Buckner, LMBT

very informative easy reading very appreciative for the opportunity to accrue ceu online

Andrea Gordon, LMT

EXCELLENT MATERIAL, EXCELLENT PRESENTATION AND A INDEPTH LIST OF REFERENCES.

Kay Lilljedahl, LMT

I look forward to using this in my practice and some of this information in my marketing brochure, using anxiety as a specialty in my practice. I personally had agoraphobia and an anxiety disorder for thirty years. It will be wonderful to help others heal from this. thank you

Toni Wright, LMT

It was great... very informative.

Janet Gray, LMT

I really enjoyed this course & found a lot of information that I was unaware of. Thank you.

Katherine Enz, LMT, NCTMB

Great information!

Edith Castillo, LMT

It was fast and saved valuable time.

Valeria Reynolds, LMT

Study informed my daily experience in clinic with straightforeward descriptive and very instructive info and suggestions .appreciate the utility of exploring intellectually what ive been doing for 20 years. The menu promises other unexplored terrains. 1 credit online adds up to educating myself about what interests me now and then some.

Matthew Nachtwey

Very, very interesting!

Carmen Mabry, LMT

I did not realize anxiety did so much damage to the body and how many people deal with it everyday.

Melissa Sewell, LMT

Very useful information!

Colette Bomback, LMT

I used Ms Fields research for a graduate counseling course as well and it was invaluable, professionally presented and impressed my research professor. I was glad to see her work associated with this training.

Raymond Ruocco

I really enjoyed this course and I believe it has helped me gain a greater understanding on the effects of anxiety on the body and the benefits massage can have! Thank you!

Tiffany Simmons, LMT, NCTMB

This course was a great refresh on background information on the important topic of stress and anxiety. This information is relevant to someone extending vocabulary and interest in integrative outlets for common disorders in todays society.

Nikki Floeh, LMT, NCTMB

I learned a lot that I didn't already know! thanks!

Marla McDermott

Very informative gave me a better understanding about Anxiety.

Edwind Holsey, LMT

I am glad to learn that studies are confirming the benefits of massage therapy for anxiety.

Elizabeth Jones, LMT

Very interesting course and easy to follow

Amanda Downour, LMT

The course was very interesting and easy to access.

Tyler Davis, LMT

Good & interesting material. Enjoyable read

Margaret Hernandez, LMT

Very Informative and Interesting! And just what I needed to help my family members!

Ryanne Outland, LMT

Excellent info. Thank You again!

Shanley Anderson, LMT

This course was absolutely amazing. It was so informative. I really really enjoyed the studies done and the out come. I loved it. Maybe various health care institutions and facilities will began to implement massage therapy as part of the treatment for the overall wellbeing of the patient/client. And maybe medical insurance carriers will start paying for massage therapy, allowing the insured to pay us copays and we get reimbursed like the doctors.

Carolyn Stubbs, LMT

This had some fantastic information about anxiety, clients dealing with emotional trauma and how you can benefit them. I already have clients in mind that I want to help with the information I've just learned.

Kelly Conner, LMT

I found this course helpful for my practice as well as personally helpful. I learned new information about how anxiety affects a person.

Donna Costa, LMT, NCTMB

This is the first on-line course I have taken and loved it. As an RN and LMT, courses such as this remind me that the emotionally and touch aspects of patient care as just as important as the medical care.

Claudia Griffin, LMT

Anxiety and Massage course information is an area in anyone's life that could be used in this day and time in order to develop better coping skills in the fast paced world we live in. I will be using the information for life in general.

Diane Whiteman, LMT, NCTMB

I find a lot of my clients suffer from PTSD and panic disorder. Having specific treatment to help them and suggestions they can do to help themselves is really wonderful. This course also encouraged me to learn more about pharmaceutical part and how I can support treatment and symptoms of medications my clients take.

Misty Newhouse, LMT

My main reason for taking this course was to understand more of how massage therapy and PTSD were relatable. My questions were answered and I feel I can be more of assistance to my clients.

Heidi Covington, LMT

With so many of my clients being stressed on a regular basis, this course has allowed me to be a better therapist in helping them relieve their anxiety and understand just what is the cause and how the human body reacts.

Robin Gallagher, LMT, NCTMB

This was a wonderful course and I am happy to have a better understanding of what my clients are dealing with and how I can help.

Katie Grafing, LMT

Excellent course! I did not know how much massage can really help with anxiety!

Glendolin Grant

Great course. Great review.

Elba Figueras, CMT, NCTMB

Good review and contains some interesting facts which can be used for marketing.

Stephen Philbrick, LMT, NCTMB

Great content! As a person who has anxiety and panic attacks, this was information I didn't know how to describe when it came to how I feel in certain situations. I have a much better grasp of anxiety and how it affects others.

Heather Dillon, LMT

The information was clear and on topic. I can easily use this knowledge in my practice.

Danielle Hammond, LMT

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Learning Objectives

  • Recognize the most important tasks of aging.
  • Identify how to reduce relationship risks.
  • List the steps required to build a “Climate of Acceptance”.
  • List the key methods to strengthen intergenerational communications.
  • Recognize the key challenges of illness and loss.
  • Identify how to “age well” by being proactive.
  • Recognize the essential, compassionate responses to illness and disability.
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