11 Hour CE Course
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This package contains 2 courses. Take each course when it fits your needs.You may take 1 test now and save the other test for your next renewal period if you wish. You'll receive 1 certificate for each test.
Description: Based on a textbook by Ralph R. Stephens, this course includes 2 parts. Part 1 teaches key concepts of seated massage and provides encouragement to seek additional hands-on training. The text, photos, case studies and sample forms will benefit both new and experienced seated massage practitioners. Discover this expert’s recommendations for equipment, communication, documentation and body mechanics. The ethics part presents key ethics concepts related to seated massage including safety considerations; recommended products for sanitation; contraindications, setting your fees; establishing contracts; identifying target markets and choosing effective promotional strategies. As a FREE bonus, the textbook also provides detailed instructions and photos for numerous seated massage routines.
|Definition, History and Benefits of Seated Massage||1 hour|
|Equipment Considerations||1 hour|
|Communication, Assessment, Documentation and Treatment Planning:
|Body Mechanics for Performing Seated Massage||1 hour|
|Recommended Approaches to Injury Prevention||1 hour|
|Sanitation, Personal Hygiene and Safety in Chair Massage (Ethics: Standard I)||1 hour
|Contraindications to Seated Massage (Ethics: Standard 1)||1 hour
|The Business of Chair Massage (Ethics: Standard IV) as follows:
|Open-book Test and Course Evaluation||1 hour|
You have made it very easy and efficient to complete CEUs and I will definitely come back.
Ally Palmer, LMT
The book "Therapeutic Chair Massage" by R. Stephens is one of the best massage books out there. I learned things that are important for table massage as well chair massage.
Julie Heinzman, LMT
Thank you so much. It was an amazing exam which helped refresh my memory.
Manal Shinouda, LMT
An informative course.
Linda Parks-Gobets, CMT
I enjoyed this course. It was really very helpful since I do seated massage as often as possible. Thank you!
Debbie Lucero, LMT
The combination of having a book sent and allowing an online test and online certificate works very well. I will try your courses again next year.
Jeff Brooks, LMT
Good refresher for seated massage. Very helpful. Met my requirements with new material. Thank you for being there.
Karen Baker, LMT
The questions were only for the first 6 chapters of the book. There are 13 chapters. So that was strange. The book is very interesting and easy to read. It is educational even for an experienced LMT, with great tips for protecting my hands during chair massage! Thank you!
Sarah McDermott, LMT
Took the two classes together (ethics related to chair massage and intro to chair massage)Would recommend this course with that wonderful and through text book to all massage therapists!
Marie Leal, LMT
"Massage and stretch the short, contracted muscles 2 to 4 times as much as the long ones. The long muscles need to be massaged and lightly stretched because they are ischemic and, due to the constant overload, often harbor trigger points. They are usually the muscles the client feels their pain in. Massage and stretch them to restore circulation and eliminate any trigger points. This brings the client relief and they have the sense you are attending to their complaint. However, in doing this, you are just addressing the symptoms, not the cause of their problem. To address the cause and bring them longer lasting relief, you should address the short, contracted muscles on the other side of the joint and work to relax and lengthen them. If you treat both sides of the joint equally, you will not change the relative position of the joint or the tone of the muscles. You will just relax both sides. Once the client stands up, they will be in their same posture as before you started and possibly, by relaxing the already long muscles, you will allow the short, tightened muscles to pull them farther into distortion. This is why it is recommended to treat the shortened muscles 2 to 4 times as much as the long muscles, significantly relaxing and lengthening the short muscles, allowing the client to stand up into a more correct posture." from Therapeutic Chair Massage (2006), by Ralph R. Stephens, p. 54