The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy
Massage therapy and pain science share more common roots than are often discussed. Both deal intimately with the human nervous system. Both showcase the effectiveness of mindful presence and connection. And both can support the rapidly-growing field of Palliative Care.
The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy provides a foundation for understanding pain science and the functions of palliative care. This course prepares massage therapists to offer services to individuals with acute or persistent pain, as well as to work within a palliative care team.
Upon completion of this training program you will receive a certificate of completion from The Heart Touch Project. The Heart Touch Project is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider (450864-08), by the California Board of Registered Nursing as a Continuing Education Provider CEP 13426, and by the Board of Vocational Nursing and Psychiatric Technicians (V10953). This program may be used for continuing education credits for members of the Association of Professional Chaplains.
Training Course Content
Mechanisms of pain
The understanding of pain and pain assessment
The role of massage in pain and palliative care
Understanding the difference between hospice and palliative care
Defining the diseases in pain and palliative care
Medications used in pain and palliative care
Effects on medications on massage therapy
Working on an integrative pain and palliative team in a hospital and hospice setting
Hands on demonstrations
Participants must have completed some training in massage therapy to enroll in this class. Previous attendance in The Heart Touch Method is recommended.
The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy training programs are held at The Heart Touch Project Training Room.
May 20-21, 2020
September 26-27, 2020
Day 1: 8:30am - 6:00pm
Day 2: 9:00am - 6:00pm
The Heart Touch Project Training Room
3400 Airport Avenue, Suite 42
Santa Monica, CA 90405
The Essentials of Pain & Palliative Care Massage Therapy training program cost $320.
Early Bird registration is $240, must register before March 24, 2020.
* Scientific Research Source - http://www6.miami.edu/touch-research/Research.html