NCBTMB Approved 4 continuing education hours. PLEASE NOTE: This course is available for online credit only.
This course introduces the massage therapists to geriatric massage techniques designed to address the specific needs of the elderly population. We included information on the frailty scale, benefits, contraindications, client intake and a streaming video treatment protocol that includes gentle stretching, range of motion and geriatric massage techniques. You will learn how and why geriatric massage can be especially helpful for maintaining and improving overall health as we age. We included research showing geriatric massage relieves anxiety and provides comfort. The marketing tips will assist you in creating a geriatric massage clientele.