SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2 w/Sheila Alexander

SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2 w/Sheila Alexander

August 6-7, 2022

Saturday and Sunday – 9:00-6:00 each day

16 CEs

Early Registration rate is $320
After July 30th – Registration is $335

Instructor:  Sheila Alexander, LMBT 3536

Are you ready for the ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Baby Boomers? Learn to massage seniors in all stages of health, apply Ayurvedic principles and incorporate spa services for this special population.

Learn to massage seniors in all stages of health, apply Ayurvedic principles and incorporate spa services for this special population.

Senior Spa 1
This is a 2 day class and is for experienced therapists or beginners. Most therapists already have seniors in their families and as clients. Working with seniors requires specialized techniques and communication skills.

Topics include:
• DHHS Nursing Home Residents Rights
• The 3 classes of geriatric clients
• Basic principles of Ayurveda
• Demonstration of proper body mechanics , routines and massage techniques for the geriatric client prone on a massage table with skin services

• Demonstration of proper body mechanics, routines and massage techniques to work with the geriatric client in an armchair or wheelchair

• Appropriate moist heat and aromatherapy applications to open the minds and senses of this special population

• The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease

• Special considerations for skin and joints

• Pathology for indications/contraindications for geriatric massage

Senior Spa 2
Completion of Part 1 is required for this class.
Many seniors can’t get on a massage table and those that do struggle to turn over. Special positioning techniques are taught that reduce fatigue in the geriatric client as well as in the therapist.

Topics include:
• Massage routines, moist heat applications, skin care services and aromatherapy for the geriatric client in side-lying and supine positions on a massage table or hospital bed either bare skinned or clothed

• Instruction for proper completion of forms such as intake, SOAP notes, charting and standard medical abbreviations used within the healthcare setting

• Examples of how to set protocol and determine correct modality

• Marketing concepts and materials for networking with senior communities, assisted living/ memory care centers and active adult communities

Supplies: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring:

• set of sheets
• massage table
• 2 pillows
• 2 extra pillowcases
• bath towel
• 2 hand towels
• 3 washcloths
• massage cream/lotion

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. Sheila is also a contributor to Massage Magazine. In 2004, she developed a massage practice in a continuing care retirement community, in Davidson, NC for their residents in all levels of care and continues to expand spa therapies.

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

“Excellent reinforcement of body mechanics. Thank you!”
“Thank you Sheila for a great class!”
“Sheila is excellent @ working one on one to correct body mechanics & techniques.”
“Lots of hands on, verbal cues and individual attention”
“Sheila has a great sense of humor:she sang us songs to help remember your body mechanics!”


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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