Education


Are you offering ways for your Grads to create a Senior-Centric Massage Practice?

 

Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute is a continuing education provider dedicated to enhancing the quality of life for the senior population. Teaching over 40 workshops internationally since the 1980’s, Day-Break is the leader in Geriatric Massage education. Through the year 2030, approximately 10,000 people will turn 65 every day, which will result in a record 20% of our national population seated in the 65-and-older age category.

 

Couple that with a rapidly growing number of Massage Therapists who are seeking out Continuing Education classes to adapt their skills for a senior-centric massage practice, and you have the makings for a great opportunity for you! There are many issues related to aging which require a massage therapist to approach their bodies with far more than a simple attitude of “less pressure” or a “lighter touch.”  Medications, thinning skin, brittle bones, and degenerative health conditions are just a few attributes of the aging body which truly require a far different approach to massage. Without this unique approach, massage therapists can–and often do–cause more harm than healing to take place in the senior body.

As a result, it is highly recommended that massage therapists enroll in geriatric massage continuing education classes that discuss techniques and contraindications in depth. Day-Break is the leader in offering the precise education needed for massage therapists to thrive in this sector, and for seniors to thrive in their day-to-day lives.

 

As practitioners we need to be prepared to see a range of geriatric clients over the next 20 years. These new seniors are letting us re-examine how we approach geriatric clients, from the fit to the frail.

 

It is important to have a basic understanding of the techniques and pathologies unique to working with these clients so that their healing and your students massage practices can be as successful as possible.

 

Below is a “sneak peak” of Dr. Sharon Puszko teaching the Level 1 Geriatric Massage class:

 

 

Call today for more information: (317) 722-9896

We will be happy to hear from you!

 

 

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