Massage Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse
This course is designed to offer detailed treatment strategies for working with victims of sexual abuse in a massage practice. The course includes the specific trust issues facing the practitioner and the necessary communication measures that can be used to establish workable boundaries and a healthy therapeutic relationship.

Educational Objectives
Describe the various boundary issues a massage practitioner might expect when dealing with a victim of sexual abuse.
List methods of trust-building you can employ when dealing with victims of sexual abuse.
Detail a strategy for dealing with the flashbacks, memories and emotions that might be experienced by a client who is a victim of sexual abuse.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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Massage Therapy and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to the condition known as Post traumatic stress disorder (or PTSD) and to demonstrate the potential benefits of massage therapy for individuals suffering from it.

Educational Objectives
Define the term posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
List the three symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder.
List five physiological effects of PTSD that can be treated with massage therapy.
Describe the potential benefits of massage therapy in people that suffer from posttraumatic stress disorder.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25
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Massage Therapy for Substance Addiction
This course is designed to offer a detailed introduction to the use of massage therapy as a complimentary treatment for individuals that are currently in treatment for alcohol/drug addiction.

In this course we examine the physiological and psychological effects of recovery from chemical addiction and the specific application of massage therapy for these conditions.

Educational Objectives
Identify the physiological effects of delirium tremens (also called DTs) and other withdrawal conditions.
Describe how massage therapy can be used as a safe and healthy psychological coping mechanism for individuals in addiction recovery.
Describe how the effects of massage on the levels of dopamine and serotonin production is beneficial to people in addiction recovery.

Degree of Difficulty
Beginner/Entry Level

Length and Price
3 CE hours for $25

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