Massage therapy continues to be more recognized and valued as a medical treatment –and many physicians recommend the services of a skilled massage therapist in expediting patient recovery following surgery.
From minor surgical procedures to major surgery such as joint replacement, your post -surgical massage skills will support patient/client recovery– and make you a valued partner surgeons can confidently send their patients to.
This class consists of approximately 1 hour lecture and discussion and 7 hours demonstration and practice of techniques. Please bring sheets, face cradle cover, and lubricant of choice.
Topics covered include:
Techniques to reduce edema (lymph drainage)
Phases of wound healing and wound management
Scar physiology, formation and treatment (including Cupping Therapy and Kinesiology Taping)
Tissue reorganization and restoration
Marketing your skills to surgeons