Postural patterns, repetitive strain, scar tissue, chronic injury, and pain can all lead to dysfunctional patterns in the myofascia. Once the tissue has been damaged or hardened, stress transmission is poor, which can increase pain and tension. This course provides practitioners with the tools needed to engage in self-myofascial release for the whole body using therapy balls and foam rollers. Practitioners will also complete the course with the ability to teach this skill set to their patients. This will increase patient function, satisfaction, and retention.
As the population continues to age, massage therapists well-versed in elder care will have many opportunities open to them. This course provides a thorough exploration of conditions in palliative care, how massage can benefit the patient, and massage therapy techniques applicable to symptoms associated with this population.