South Carolina Massage Therapy 12-Hour Package
Courses included in this package. Click on a course to learn more.
- Massage Therapy and the Stress Epidemic 1About the Course:
The purpose of this course is to discuss the positive role professional massage therapy can play in the stress epidemic in our modern culture. We will examine the negative physiological and biochemical processes that occur in the body under stress and counterpoint them with the beneficial processes that occur in the body during massage. We will also look at the cultural symptoms that contribute to our collective stress and discuss the statistics that qualify stress as a national epidemic.
- Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries 4About the Course
This course is designed to familiarize massage therapists with the techniques most commonly used to treat sports injuries, the general terminology associated with sports injuries, the most common sports injuries, the anatomy and physiology involved, and the sports each injury is usually associated with. The course also reviews several tips for helping athletes avoid specific injuries. In several instances, learners will discover that massage therapy is contraindicated given the specifics of an athlete's condition.
- Medications & Massage Therapy: Common Gastrointestinal & Pain Medications 4About the Course
Following completion of this course, you will be able to name common medications for pain and inflammation that may require adjusted manual techniques, name common gastrointestinal conditions in which massage may be contraindicated, and list symptoms associated with drug toxicity.
- Pathology of Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists 2About the Course
Massage is used to help reduce pain and in some reduce chronic symptoms of cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, so to help people get better therapists must understand the illness.
- Saving Your Body, Saving Your Career: 5 Keys to Self-Care for Massage Therapists 1About the Course:
This course outlines basic self-care practices for massage therapists with the goal of creating a sustainable career in a profession with a high rate of practitioner burnout. It is designed for both new practitioners who are just beginning their massage therapy careers and seasoned professionals who would benefit from a refresher course on these practices.