Massage: 2022 Louisiana Massage Therapy CE Updated
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Chapter 1: Cultural Competency for Massage TherapistsThe need for cultural competency training as an ethical precept has been articulated at many levels: through federal and state legislatures, public health administrations, the medical profession, and other professional health education organizations. This chapter will discuss how race and culture impact health, identify patterns of disparities, and emphasize the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters.

Chapter 2: Massage Therapy and the Stress EpidemicThe purpose of this chapter 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.

Chapter 3: Conducting a Professional Client Interview and Massage Therapy SessionWhen conducting a session, it is important to establish a rapport with your client, explain how to receive a massage, and what they may expect to feel after the massage. This chapter will describe the rationale and method for establishing client rapport, describe how to discuss past massage experience with clients and determine the type of session the client is seeking and appropriate questions to ask. The learner will also be able to explain what to consider in a treatment plan and session protocol and explain body positioning, draping and how to create a setting conductive to client relaxation and comfort.

Chapter 4: Marketing Research for the Massage TherapistStress relief, relaxation, maintaining wellness, and injury rehabilitation are among the many reasons clients seek massage therapy. Although it is widely assumed that massage therapy provides relief from stress and helps maintain the body’s wellness, it is not widely known – not even by many massage therapists – how massage provides these benefits. It can be difficult to explain to a client how the pain relief of a rotator cuff injury and increased range of motion have been achieved through massage. Moreover, if it is hard to explain to a client how massage has helped them, how can a massage therapist be certain they are using the most effective techniques? Is it ethical to ask for payment if it is difficult to explain why a particular course of treatment is chosen over another? Should a therapist be expected to be taken seriously as a professional health and wellness provider by medical institutions or insurance companies without any verification that massage therapy actually provides benefits? Questions such as these can be answered by becoming familiar with scientific research. While the word research may appear intimidating without a background in science or mathematics, the basic premises of scientific research are simple to understand. The word research means little more than a means by which questions can be asked and answered accurately. The goal of this chapter is to help the learner understand how scientific research is conducted to provide accurate answers. In addition, methods are discussed to decode a research article and study it for flaws or biases that may affect the conclusions. Finally, the learner will discover what some studies have scientifically verified about massage therapy. Armed with this knowledge, the therapist can provide truthful answers to clients when asked how massage works.

Chapter 5: Working with Clients with Health ProblemsIndividuals with chronic illnesses often seek massage therapy for the benefits it can offer in relaxation, stress reduction, and relief of muscular aches and tension. This chapter provides basic information about four chronic conditions t
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2022 Louisiana Massage Therapy CE Updated

75.00
Chapter 1: Cultural Competency for Massage TherapistsThe need for cultural competency training as an ethical precept has been articulated at many levels: through federal and state legislatures, public health administrations, the medical profession, and other professional health education organizations. This chapter will discuss how race and culture impact health, identify patterns of disparities, and emphasize the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters.

Chapter 2: Massage Therapy and the Stress EpidemicThe purpose of this chapter 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.

Chapter 3: Conducting a Professional Client Interview and Massage Therapy SessionWhen conducting a session, it is important to establish a rapport with your client, explain how to receive a massage, and what they may expect to feel after the massage. This chapter will describe the rationale and method for establishing client rapport, describe how to discuss past massage experience with clients and determine the type of session the client is seeking and appropriate questions to ask. The learner will also be able to explain what to consider in a treatment plan and session protocol and explain body positioning, draping and how to create a setting conductive to client relaxation and comfort.

Chapter 4: Marketing Research for the Massage TherapistStress relief, relaxation, maintaining wellness, and injury rehabilitation are among the many reasons clients seek massage therapy. Although it is widely assumed that massage therapy provides relief from stress and helps maintain the body’s wellness, it is not widely known – not even by many massage therapists – how massage provides these benefits. It can be difficult to explain to a client how the pain relief of a rotator cuff injury and increased range of motion have been achieved through massage. Moreover, if it is hard to explain to a client how massage has helped them, how can a massage therapist be certain they are using the most effective techniques? Is it ethical to ask for payment if it is difficult to explain why a particular course of treatment is chosen over another? Should a therapist be expected to be taken seriously as a professional health and wellness provider by medical institutions or insurance companies without any verification that massage therapy actually provides benefits? Questions such as these can be answered by becoming familiar with scientific research. While the word research may appear intimidating without a background in science or mathematics, the basic premises of scientific research are simple to understand. The word research means little more than a means by which questions can be asked and answered accurately. The goal of this chapter is to help the learner understand how scientific research is conducted to provide accurate answers. In addition, methods are discussed to decode a research article and study it for flaws or biases that may affect the conclusions. Finally, the learner will discover what some studies have scientifically verified about massage therapy. Armed with this knowledge, the therapist can provide truthful answers to clients when asked how massage works.

Chapter 5: Working with Clients with Health ProblemsIndividuals with chronic illnesses often seek massage therapy for the benefits it can offer in relaxation, stress reduction, and relief of muscular aches and tension. This chapter provides basic information about four chronic conditions t