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3 Reasons Geriatric Massage Should Be Your Next Continuing Education Workshop

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Bring more clients, gentler work, and deeper meaning to your practice.  Here are three reasons why your next Continuing Education Units should include the Senior Massage Modality as taught by the Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute.

 

  • 10,000 New Seniors Daily: Statistics show that 10,000 people turn 65 every day and that this statistic will hold true through at least the year 2030.  This means the Baby Boomers can potentially be filling the dance card of massage therapists everywhere with available bodies … IF we know how the senior body needs to be therapeutically treated.
  • Massage Therapist Self-Care: For massage therapists, it is completely natural that our bodies eventually begin to “age out” of the profession, increasingly experiencing chronic injury or ongoing fatigue.  Administering the technique of geriatric massage is far less strenuous on the therapist’s body and can lengthen your rewarding career by focusing on this growing sector of our population.
  • Improving Quality of Life: Massage for the elderly population uses different techniques to not only avoid harming the more fragile client, but also to help improve the quality of their life … both physically and emotionally.

 

As we age, our bodies change.  Muscles, skin, bones, and circulation lose vitality and function.  As a Massage Therapist, understanding the complexities of these physiological changes requires academic knowledge and technical skills that go beyond what is usually taught in massage schools.

 

The Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute (established in 1982) is dedicated to enhancing quality of life for the elderly by teaching health care professionals the use of skillful hands-on work and current trends in aging.  Our Level 1 Geriatric Massage Workshop is the basis of our training program in Geriatric Massage.  It offers 2 ½ days (18 CE hours) for massage therapist requirements, qualifies students for the Level 1 Certificate in Geriatric Massage, and is the NCBTMB’s #1 recommended educational provider for Geriatric Massage.

 

Ready to take the next step?  Check out our workshop calendar for a schedule of ongoing locations throughout the country: DayBreak-Massage.com/education/calendar

 

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