Friday & Saturday
October 2 & 3, 2015
9:00-5:00 Friday and 9:00-5:00 Saturday
Registration is $300
Instructor: Sheila Alexander, LMBT 3536
This class is for professional therapists or well skilled beginners.
This class will give therapists confidence in massaging seniors in all stages of health. You will learn how to identify their Ayurvedic ‘dosha’ (body type), identify the 3 classes of geriatric clients and proper body mechanics for massage techniques to work with seniors on a massage table, hospital bed, arm chair or wheelchair. This class also includes appropriate moist heat & aromatherapy applications to open the minds and senses of this special population.
Also included are the 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease, special considerations for skin & body health and pathology for indications & contraindications for geriatric massage.
Completion of Part 1 is required for this class. Special positioning techniques taught will reduce fatigue in the geriatric client and the therapist. You will learn routines to massage seniors on a massage chair, hospital bed & geri-chair. Back exfoliations will be demonstrated & practiced. Included are marketing concepts and instruction for proper completion of forms such as intake, SOAP notes, charting & abbreviations within the healthcare setting.
Supplies: Please bring – Set of sheets, 2 pillows, extra pillowcase, hand towel, bath towel, 2 washcloths, massage cream
Wear loose, comfortable clothing.
NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #450558-07
“Sheila knows what she is talking about and was able to show me how to use less pressure.” N. Robertson
“Great personal examples! Great techniques shown!” J. Spurr
“Sheila is down to earth and very personable.” E. Fonvielle
“Sheila gave me a good understanding of the amount of compassion you must have. Sheila was awesome!” A. Widmer
“Sheila is an excellent teacher!” A. Mitchell