September 9-10
9am – 6pm both days
Early registration $320
After Sept 2  $350

——— 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, LMBT NC#3536

NCBTMB approved provider #200

Cell/Text: 704-453-1207


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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