Approved by LABMT for a maximum of 12 CE hours. All other states (including WA) a maximum of 6 CE hours; FL BOM and NCBTMB included. Not approved for NY.
This Massage Therapy for Scars and Burns home study prepares massage therapists for working with people who suffer from these conditions. It also includes a section on scars unrelated to burns. Both include sample massage work, photos, and explanations. Click the title for more details.
The course begins with a thorough preliminary study, followed by sections on burn rehabilitation, post-burn rehab (including massage integration), pediatric scar management, related psychological effects and how massage plays a role, nutrition for scar healing, research studies that include massage therapy, and finally, chapter reviews.
Massage Therapy for Scars and Burns is considered a medical massage course at the intermediate-to-advanced level of study. It is a “specialized” study meaning one would need this information to work professionally and safely with people having scars and burns. Specialization does not imply harder work, but usually the opposite. It suggests that such distinctive courses add to one’s higher knowledge of a particular subject with reduced, yet precise physical application to achieve long-lasting therapeutic results.