SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2 w/Sheila Alexander

Saturday & Sunday

April 16 & 17, 2016

9:00-5:00 Saturday and 9:00-5:00 Sunday

14 CEs

Registration is $300

Instructor:  Sheila Alexander, LMBT 3536

This class will also be offered September 24-25, 2016

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.

Part 2

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.

Sheila Alexander is a 1993 graduate of SunCoast School of Natural Health in Tampa, FL. She is licensed by the state of NC, #3536, a member of the AMTA and is an approved provider by the NCBTMB (#200) for continuing education. Because of her expertise in chair massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV. In 2002 Ms. Alexander relocated to her native NC to home care her father with Alzheimer’s until his passing, then provided care for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004, she developed a massage practice in a continuing care retirement community in Davidson, NC, and continues to expand spa therapies for their residents and staff. In 2012 she became an approved provider for continuing education to teach this profound work to the massage community

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #200


“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

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NC Massage School offers individualized training in the art and science of therapeutic massage for an advanced-level professional career, continuing education and personal growth. We believe in a holistic approach that encourages students to explore personal development of mind, body and spirit in a small, supportive environment.


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