Senior Spa 1 & 2 – Geriatric Massage & Spa Therapies (16 CE Hours)

September 22, 2022 @ 9:00 am – September 23, 2022 @ 6:00 pm
Brookstown Wellness
936 Burke Street
Suite 4; Winston-Salem
NC 27101
Tag Woods

Senior Spa 1 & 2 – Geriatric Massage & Spa Therapies (16 CE Hours)

Presenter:  Sheila Alexander

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

This is a 2-day class and is for experienced therapists or beginners.

Day 1 – Senior Spa 1

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

Day 2 – Senior Spa 2

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

Each participant should wear loose, comfortable clothing (possibly layers)

Participants need to bring:

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

This class is approved by the NCBTMB for 16 CE hours for NC LMBTs.

Registration:  $175 AMTA Member  |   $250 Non-Member

September 22-23, 2022
Registration: 8:30 am
Class:  9:00 am – 6:00 pm (1 hour Break)

Location:  Brookstown Wellness; 936 Burke Street, Suite 4; Winston-Salem, NC  27101


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