SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2 w/Sheila Alexander – CLASS CANCELLED

SeniorSpa Part 1 & 2

August 18-19, 2018

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

14 CEs

Registration is $300

Instructor:  Sheila Alexander, LMBT 3536

This class is for professional therapists or well skilled beginners.

Part 1

This class is for professional therapists or well skilled beginners giving therapists confidence in massaging seniors in all stages of health.

Topics include:

• Their Ayurvedic ‘dosha’ (body type)

• The 3 classes of geriatric clients

• Demonstration of body mechanics , routines and massage techniques to work with seniors on a massage table, arm chair 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

Part 2

Completion of Part 1 is required for this class.

Topics include:

* Special positioning techniques that reduce fatigue in the geriatric client as well as the therapist

* massage routines for the client in a side-lying position on a massage table or hospital bed

* Back exfoliations for the geriatric client in prone and sidelying positions on a massage table or hospital bed

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

* Examples of how to set protocol and determine correct modality

* Marketing concepts that work


* set of sheets

* massage tables are provided by NC Massage School

* 2 pillows

* 2 extra pillowcases

* bath towel

* hand towel

* 2 washcloths

* Massage cream/lotion

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


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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