Geriatric Massage Fundamentals
What you'll learn
- Picture yourself going through a whole day of work, generously giving, and walking away still feeling energized. Imagine your hands feeling relaxed and your heart feeling full from all the interaction with your clients! It IS possible through Geriatric Massage!!!
- You must be a trained and licensed massage therapist that is educated in all the basic fundamentals required to practice massage therapy.
As Baby Boomers age, they are changing the way we look at retirement and growing older. When you become trained in Geriatric Massage, you will learn the importance of this very large population and how they are impacting the massage therapy field. You will also gain understanding about the physical and mental changes that occur with aging, then learn how to properly adjust your techniques for frail and robust seniors.
The online course, Geriatric Massage Fundamentals will help you better understand the elderly population and some of the emotional impacts life brings their way. Through informative videos of seated and table massage, you learn how to adjust your technique and gain confidence to start working worth this underserved demographic.
So many of our elders are left alone and many feel very isolated. Geriatric Massage helps senior citizens connect with other people by fighting feelings of isolation, restlessness, and uselessness that many elderly suffer from. Part of being a good massage therapist includes developing a strong emotional and physical connection that clients respond to. Learn how you can help, connect and impact this "untouched" population.
Who this course is for:
- This course is for you if... you are ready to work with an underserved population and your career needs a shift in a heart centered direction.
- This course is NOT for you if... you are not willing to invest and welcome support and you are afraid of facing end of life experiences.
Hello! My name is Irene Meiller. I help Massage Therapists shift the way they are working, so they can reduce stress and still do the work they love.
Are you tired? Do your hands hurt? Are you feeling overworked and under appreciated?
Life as a Massage Therapist hasn't always been easy. Actually, most of my early career left me feeling tired, under appreciated and overworked. My body ached and I questioned how long I would last in this field. Once I made a change in the way I was working is when my career shifted directions. I went from being an unhappy employee & independent contractor, to building my own thriving practice in less than a year.
And Then I Found Geriatric Massage!
When I first became interested in this field I found it hard to get the education I desired. I wanted to learn everything possible about Geriatric Massage and spent months and months doing research. I took several online classes as to help further my knowledge in Geriatric Massage. These online classes were taught through The Ariana Institute and AMTA's Meeting The Needs Of Elder Clients by Julie Goodwin. I then found myself wanting to dive even deeper into the practice and signed up to take a Hands On class through the Day-Break Massage Institute. After years of continuing education and working in the field, I decided it was time to create my own course and certification. I have developed some fantastic approaches to helping our Elderly population and I can not wait to share these tools and techniques with you. Geriatric Massage has completely change my career and I know it will change yours too!
Now I am here to shorten the learning curve for Massage Therapists who are ready to make that shift and step into their own power!!