Join me for my upcoming program at Kripalu!

September 19–22, 2010 Sunday–Wednesday 3 nights

Continuing Education Credits

Dynamic Healing: Massaging Clients Through Severe Illness: Advanced Training for Massage Therapists

Synthia Andrews and Linda Jackson

Synthia Andrews

Synthia Andrews, ND, MsT, is a naturopathic doctor specializing in the underlying emotional and spiritual contributions to health and healing. Her 30 year background as a massage and bodywork practitioner brings advanced training, clinical experience,…
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Linda Jackson

Linda Jackson, LicAc, MAcOM, is a licensed acupuncturist and a long-time massage therapist who works extensively with severe illness in her clinic, home-care settings, and in rehab centers. Her job necessitates working closely with doctors,…
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Program Details

For licensed massage and bodywork practitioners.

Are you prepared for the day a long-time client tells you they’ve been diagnosed with cancer? How will you respond when a new client arrives with late-stage multiple sclerosis? People with severe illness are increasingly seeking massage as its health benefits become more widely known. This wonderful opportunity for therapists to provide assistance to those in need brings new challenges as well.

This workshop will enable you to

  • Work in a hospital, hospice, rehab, or home-care setting
  • Interface with doctors and a medical team and keep medical notes and records
  • Understand the interface of massage and medications
  • Develop your professional demeanor and bedside manner
  • Provide compassionate and non-invasive touch for the elderly and those dealing with disease, debilitating pain, or healing from surgery
  • Maintain healthy boundaries and face your own fears and concerns
  • Offer comfort through the dying process.

The program will include visual aids, lecture, discussion, demonstration, role play, student exchange, and hands-on massage practice. You will leave with increased confidence and enhanced skills.

Note Practitioners are expected to have passed basic massage pathology.

CE Credits
This program is eligible for :
  • 17 credits for physical therapists (PT), $20 additional charge
  • 17 credits for massage and body workers (NCBTMB), $20 additional charge
  • 17 credits for athletic trainers (BOC), $20 additional charge