Approved by NCBTMB, FL BOM, and LABMT for a maximum of 12 CE hours. Not approved for NY massage therapists.
Examine the causes and effects related to these disorders. Learn the history of treatments and the great potential for recovery.
This course consists of two related topics: 6 hours Post Traumatic Stress and Anxiety Disorders and 6 hours Phantom Limb Pain
1 in 5 people take drugs for anxiety and/or depression, most have suicidal side-effects. Massage makes a difference for soldiers and civilians. Read studies done by the VA confirming benefits to war vets with these disorders and learn how to work with amputees having PTSD and phantom limb pain. You will be busy every day when choosing this area to specialize in. Compare the numbers! Specific anxiety disorders covered are: PTSD, OCD, phobias, panic and general anxiety. Also, virtual massage for phantom limb pain - the mirror box therapy and the doctor responsible for it. We cover design and protocol for massage sessions based on information shared by amputees, including candid sharing of their feelings. Knowing about prosthetics is important when working with amputees so a section is included on that. And, as with all our medical-type massage courses, we have included the background science that gives you the leading edge needed to stay at the top of your field.