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Continuing Education

Lymph Drainage

COURSE DESCRIPTION: The goal of lymphatic massage therapy is to get bodily fluids flowing. Lymphatic therapy attempts to eliminate waste products from connective tissue and to improve the metabolic situation. Lymph Drainage Therapy (LDT) is a gentle, light-touch, noninvasive technique. This therapy also can provide relief from chronic inflammation and pre- and post-surgical applications

MATERIALS NEEDED: Linens, Lubricant and Note taking materials.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn what a lymphatic water shed is.
2. Learn what is a practioner anchor/focal.
3. Learn what lymphatic system is responsible for.

TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 8

ATTENDANCE:Must be present for entire elective. Arrival 30 minutes late and/or departure 30 minutes prior to dismissal does not count towards elective hour credit. See student handbook for further details.

Geriatric

COURSE DESCRIPTION: This course is designed to show students how to utilize massage for the elderly with modified strokes and techniques.

COURSE OBJECTIVES:

1. Students will learn modified strokes and techniques to be used on elderly.

2. To give students all the knowledge needed to work in a hospice or nursing home.

3. Explain how massage is beneficial for geriatric clients.

MATERIALS NEEDED: linens, lubricant, note taking material

INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 4

ATTENDANCE: Must be present for entire elective. Arrival 30 minutes late and/or departure 30 minutes prior to dismissal does not count towards elective hour credit. See student handbook for further details.

Pin and Stretch

PREREQUSITE: Completion of Swedish

COURSE DESCRIPTION: A hands-on workshop that teaches how to incorporate active and passive release work into a muscle. Pin and Stretch is a highly effective muscle energy technique that can be done with client clothed, prone, supine or side lying. A variety of basic evaluations are used to assess various problem areas. Positive and negative test results are also discussed along with appropriate muscle techniques that could be applied.

MATERIALS NEEDED: Linens, lubricant and note taking material

COURSE OBJECTIVES:
1. Learn positive and negative test results

TOTAL INSTRUCTIONAL HOURS: 4

ATTENDANCE: Must be present for entire elective. Arrival 30 minutes late and/or departure 30 minutes prior to dismissal does not count towards elective requirements. See student handbook for further details.