Laser & Massage
Massage and laser therapy - one of the most common and effective non-drug methods of prevention and treatment of various human diseases and injuries. In recent years, interest in these two areas of physiotherapy both in our country and abroad has increased significantly. The use of massage helps to normalize sleep, reduce (eliminate) the pain, edema, resorption of adhesions, joint function, speed recovery of injured tissues and others. Laser therapy accelerates the regeneration of tissues, increases microcirculation, has anti-inflammatory and immunostimulatory effects.
The use of this type of combined exposure to physical therapy as laser-vacuum massage, significantly reduces the percentage of repeat injuries in athletes has substantially more prolonged action. The clinic use of massage in various diseases, especially in the postoperative period, contributes to the elimination of a number of pathological changes in tissues and organs: Can not eliminate postoperative complications, accelerate tissue regeneration, eliminate congestion in the lungs and other organs and tissues; prevent the occurrence of contractures, muscle atrophy, normalize the emotional state of patients with neuroses, normalize blood circulation and lymph flow in vascular disease and so on. Modern laser therapeutic apparatus "Matrix" and apparatus for vacuum massage "Matrix-VM" combines work and allow us not dwell only on the proposed regimens.
Laser and Massage Continuing Education Course Objectives.
The selective core training received at Tyan Anmo School 24CEUs will prepare Massage Therapists to be an effective and knowledgeable, competent in the fundamentals of body structure, function of the various body systems relating to Massage Therapy.
1. To develop a program teaching basic Laser and Massage benefits.
2. To understand that the Laser therapy works optimally when in a relaxed and balanced state, and the benefits of relaxation.
3. To learn massage technique with Laser therapy that can be performed on massage table.
4. To learn how to give a massage with proper draping of the participant on a massage table
5. To learn how to give a massage in 30 minutes and 60 minutes
6.Professionalism and ethics.
1. To understand the scope of practice for Laser and massage.
2. Have the skills to give a quality massage using Laser tools.
3. To learn record keeping and confidentiality protocols.
4. To understand contraindications and precautions before performing Laser and massage.
Credit Hours - 24 hours of credit.
In person course details:
Title: Laser and Massage Continuing Education Course Objectives..
Subject: Massage Bodywork.
Location: 333 W Dundee rd, Buffalo Grove, IL 60089.
Instructors: Doctor Victoria Plebanovich. PhD
Aybek Izzatov, MT.
Evaluations: A. Quiz at end of each class.
B. One Final Evaluation.
Structure of Program:
• Registration, orientation, overview of course requirements.
• Theory of relaxation response and benefits of relaxation.
• Defining Laser Therapy.
• Defining scope of practice for massage
• Defining and demonstrating the kinds of strokes used in massage.
• Basic Anatomy and Physiology – naming landmarks and muscles targeted for relaxation massage for the head, neck, face , shoulders, back, torso and legs.
• Demo for head, neck, shoulders, torso, legsmassage.
• Students in-class clinical practice head, neck, face, shoulders and Trapezium, torso, legsmassage.
• Review: anatomy and physiology for the day; questions& answers, quiz and homework assignments.
• Self-care exercise exercises for practitioner well being:
1. stretching the hand and fingers
2. wrist circles
3. wrist stretch with fingers up
4. table stretch
5. hand exercise ball
• Turning the participant from prone to supine – precautions.
• Class discussion – Q & A – Review.
• Homework assignment – Register as Masseuse.
• Collect homework: A & P and practice sessions.
• Collect registration paperwork for Certificate.
• Practice – roll play: the client interview and intake forms.
• Scope of practice : confidentiality, record keeping, business practices and paperwork.
• Defining professionalism and ethics.
• Self- Care exercises for hands, wrists, fingers neck, and shoulders.
• Stretches and breath work - students practice setting fulcrums.
• When and how to use lotions, oils and creams.
• Demonstration of draping a partially clothed client.
• Students practice draping techniques.
• Question and answers – Review Ethics Scope of Practice.
• Review Homework Assignments – Practice sessions – Completion review & Quiz.
• Self care massage techniques to promote practitioner well being.
• Stretches to promote strong healthy back, neck, knees.
• Final Evaluation.
• Student in-class Final Clinical hours.
1. Biofeedback tools and set up.
2. 30 minute table massage.
3. 60 minute table massage.
4. draping protocol.
5. turning participant from supine to prone.
6. turning participant from prone to supine.
7. assisting client on and off the table.
8. assessment and client information form.
• Student class evaluation forms.
• Certificates given out – Graduation.