Most Popular Continuing Education Courses for Massage Therapists

May 19, 2017 by

As a massage therapist, continuing education is simply a way of life. It’s something that you must do in order to maintain your professional relevance and your professional licensure. If you are due to take some continuing education credits, deciding which courses to take is sometimes challenging. A good rule of thumb is to focus on those courses that will fill in areas of weakness in your profession, give you new treatment modalities to offer and provide a new aspect of care for your clients. Here are some popular continuing education options to consider.

Pregnancy Massage Courses

Pregnancy massage courses teach therapists how to nurture an expectant mother and care for her during this vulnerable time of life. This course will focus on the anatomy and physiology of pregnancy and birth, how massage can help a pregnant mother feel more comfortable, how massage can be used during labor, and how to assist high-risk pregnancies with massage. It will also cover the guidelines for massage during each trimester of pregnancy.

Traditional Thai Foot Massage

Thai foot massage is a hot treatment option that clients want. This is a fairly simple modality that can be learned in just a one-day course, and provides a number of benefits to the patient. It focuses on stimulating reflex points in the foot that correlate to other organs in the body, and typically is a hands-on training opportunity.

Lymphatic Massage

Lymphatic massage stimulates the lymphatic system and helps boost immunity by encouraging the drainage of lymph from the lymph nodes. This is an excellent practice to add to your business, but it requires careful training. Taking a course in lymphatic massage will allow you to deliver this type of massage to your clients with confidence and a full understanding of what it really does.

Chair Massage

Being able to go into an office and provide chair massages for workers is a valuable add-on service that can grow your business. A chair massage training course will teach you how to do this effectively and safely. This is “massage for the masses” and is an excellent addition to your service offerings.

As you can see, the number of offerings for your continuing education is quite diverse. Find one that fits a need for your business, and get started gaining the credits you need for success.

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