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Massage for the Elderly
Have you ever worked with elderly, frail, or chronically ill clients and wondered if the treatment was appropriate for them? This 14 CPD course, home study Massage for the Elderly course will outline and explain appropriate treatment strategies for working with clients who are elderly, frail, chronically ill, or injured.
With the advancement in science and medicine, we have a growing elderly population and we need to look for effective methods of care to complement the healthcare that traditional medicine can offer.
As a society, our spending on healthcare for the elderly requires a huge budget, so anything that can help reduce the negative effects on our ageing health, is a great benefit to society. Not only is this just in a financial sense, but also we all gain and benefit from having a happier and healthier older generation. Staying mobile is an important part of keeping well and helps prevent both physical and mental well-being.
This course enables you to bring the benefits of massage to elderly and is suitable for massage therapists and those working in the care industry. It discusses the benefits, contraindications, the ageing process, appropriate techniques, and positioning of clients This Course Will Present:
Health & Safety
Anatomy & Physiology
Why we age
The ageing process and how the body changes
Benefits, Contraindications and Considerations for Massage
Routine and how to perform the massage (including modifications of standard massage techniques)
After each module, there will be a questionnaire to ensure that you have a clear understanding of the subject, and these must be completed in your own words. You may return them for marking after each module, or as a whole after completion. To gain certification, you must complete 6 case studies stating the effects of treatment on your client and reflective practice.
Accredited with The IICT and awarding 14 CPD Points.
Course duration - Can be started and completed at your own pace. The course should take you approximately 10 hours in total to complete.
This course is suitable for beginners, carers or those who may have an elderly relative.
Home Study/Online Course