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NC Massage School

SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2

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Friday & Saturday

April 18 & 19, 2014

9:00-6:00 Friday and 2:00-9:00 Saturday

14 CEs

Early registration special is $275

After April 11th – Registration is $300

Instructor:  Sheila Alexander, LMBT 3536

This class can be taken Friday only for 7 CE’s or both days for 14 CE’s.  The Friday only option is $150.

This class is for professional therapists or well skilled beginners.

This one day introductory 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 medical glossary for indications & contraindications for geriatric massage.

Part 2
$150.00 ($135.00 early registration price up to 1 week prior to class)
7 CE hours
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 table, 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, 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 (NC #3536) and a member of the AMTA. Because of her expertise in chair massage she has been featured in The Charlotte Observer and on NBC-TV. In 2002 she returned to her native North Carolina to home care her father with Alzheimer’s, then providing for her mother’s terminal cancer. In 2004 she developed a massage program for The Pines at Davidson, a retirement community, and continues to expand spa therapies for the residents and staff.

NCBTMB Continuing Education Approved Provider #450558-07

Testimonials:

“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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