Fundamentals of Aromatherapy Massage
This online massage therapy continuing education course is designed to offer detailed information about aromatherapy massage applications, safety guidelines, blending tips, and essential oil descriptions. This course will enable you to safely incorporate aromatherapy into your existing massage practice.

Educational Objectives
List all relevant methods of essential oil extraction.
Describe the correct methods of application and use of essential oils.
List the means by which essential oil constituents are absorbed into the body during an aromatherapy massage.
Demonstrate knowledge of basic aromatherapy safety.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Fundamentals of Prenatal Massage
This course covers the fundamental basics of prenatal massage. It covers the physiological changes of pregnancy, prenatal massage contraindications and comfort and support measures that can be employed during massage to relieve the discomfort of pregnancy.

Educational Objectives
Describe what comfort measures can be taken to make massage more beneficial for pregnant women.
List the physiological changes during pregnancy.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Fundamentals of Prenatal Massage
The course shows the student how hot stone techniques can be incorporated into holistic therapeutic practice, which will be of great value to practitioners of body working therapies. Safety measures, contraindications and proper care and cleaning of the stones is also covered.

Educational Objectives
Describe the physiological benefits of hot stone therapy (thermotherapy)
List the appropriate range of temperature for safe use of stones.
Describe the motions used when incorporating hot stones in a massage.
Identify the contraindications for hot stone therapy.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage for the Laboring Woman
This course covers the fundamental basics of prenatal massage. It also covers the physiological changes of pregnancy, prenatal massage contraindications and comfort and support measures that can be employed during massage to relieve the discomfort of pregnancy.

Educational Objectives
Describe what comfort measures can be taken to make massage more beneficial for pregnant women.
List the physiological changes during pregnancy.
Describe the physiology of labor, including the muscles used and the origin of the pain involved.
Identity the Swedish massage techniques useful for treating laboring women.
List safe positions for the laboring woman to receive massage.
Identify the different stages of labor and which massage techniques are appropriate for each one.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
6 CE hours for $50

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Research Literacy for Massage Therapists
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to the world of academic and scientific research for the massage therapist. The purpose of this course is to help the reader build skills in finding, reading, evaluating and applying research to their massage practice.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

Define the research terms included in the vocabulary (glossary) section of this course.
Describe the difference between a blind and double blind study.
List the different types of research designs.
List the steps of the scientific method.
Describe the peer review process of scientific literature.
Define the term “Impact factor” as it applies to scientific journals.
Describe the concept of “generalizability” and how it relates to sample size in medical research.
List three signs of “bad” research as detailed in this course.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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