7 Hour CE Course
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Based on a textbook by Ralph Stephens, this course provides key conceptual preparation and encouragement to seek additional hands-on training in seated massage, and reviews core elements that will benefit experienced seated massage practitioners. Through text, photos, case studies and sample forms, explore an expert’s recommendations for equipment, communication, documentation and body mechanics. As a FREE bonus, the textbook also provides detailed instructions and photos for numerous seated massage routines, however this course does not teach any hands-on skills. Please seek additional experience, with a mentor, to add hands-on skills.
|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|
|Open-book Test and Course Evaluation||0.7 hours|
You have made it very easy and efficient to complete CEUs and I will definitely come back.
Ally Palmer, LMT
Thank you so much, it was an amazing exam which helped refresh my memory.
M. Shinouda, LMT
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!
S. McDermott, 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
This course gave me a good refreshers from what I learned from my initial schooling. It will greatly help me in giving a better massage to my clients.
Ruth Douglas, LMT
This course exceded my expectations. This class was more through then the other chair massage classes I have taken. The text book was phenomenal.
Marie Leal, LMT
This course was very easy to read and understand. The references and pictures provided valuable details to fully understand the content. I can use all the knowledge presented in this course in my massage practice.
Felicia Wilkes, LMT
Very easy to study. Gained knowledge reading the material provided.
Jessica Featherston, LMT
Although I no longer do chair massage, there was so much very informative, technical, and valuable information for anyone interested in doing chair massage. It has proven a valuable modality for marketing, promotion, benefit massage, specific special situations, quick fixes, and “thank you” massage. I recommend this for a complete massage package!
Kathryn Nuzum, BCTMB
The information presented in this course was very informative. I came away with a greater knowledge of chair massage and how to better serve my clients while minimizing the possibility of injury to myself.
Rhonda Heyns, LMT
Such a great course for those looking for information about starting a chair massage business. Definitely got me thinking about incorporating chair massage into my massage business.
Katrina Gorsuch, LMT, BCTMB
I have been wanting to learn Chair massage. In school I learned some basics and wanted to know more. The book is very informative and shows many photo illustrations to aid in proper body mechanics. The only thing I would say is missing is an actual DVD to match the course material. Good info and this is something I will be incorporating into my practice.
The chair massage course had an excellent book. I will definitely use this in my practice.
Alexandra Eaks, LMT
It was very important to hear "take care of yourself so you can take care of others" It's easier said than done. I was also grateful for the information on personal wellness program and all the information on self care.
Brenda Rozar, LMBT
"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
If your client has postural distortion, the general rule is to work the muscles on both sides of the involved joints, massaging 2 to 4 times longer on the
a. referred pain
b. trigger points
c. shortened side
d. lengthened side
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