Hospice Massage Therapy is a very specialized type of touch. This 3 day training is designed to prepare massage therapists to work with patients on hospice care. You will be provided with all of the tools and approaches necessary to safely, compassionately and effectively work with patients and their familes, caregivers and medical teams as these clients approach end of life. This is a 3 day workshop and offers 21 ceu's for licensed massage therapists. It is approved by the NCBTMB.
In this class, which will be a combination of lecture, discussions, case-studies and hands-on practice, you will learn:
The hospice philosophy and its history
Indications and contraindications for the most common pathologies in hospice, including, but not limited to, Congestive Heart Failure, COPD, Alzheimer's and Dementia, ALS and Cancer. There will be an additional focus on symptom relief and management.
How to most effectively work with medical teams and patients in home, hospital and assisted living facilities.
How to adjust body mechanics to work with patients in wheechairs, hospital beds, etc.
Safety concerns with patients with limited mobility.
How to adjust your healers mindset when working with end stage patients.
Self-care techniques necessary to avoid emotional burn-out.
Documentation, creating treatment plans and privacy laws when working as part of a medical team.
How to effectively work with family, patients and caregivers who are in the midst of emotional trauma.
During the hands-on components of the class, we will be woking with mock patients with detailed medical histories. As teams, and with the guidance of your teacher, we will come up with detailed treatment plans and massage approaches.
Upon completion of this class, you should be well prepared to comfortably and effectively work as part of a hospice team or on your own to privately work with hospice patients. My goal is to make all of the therapists taking this class feel safe, comfortable and void of anxiety and fear when working woth this very specialized population.
March 26, 27 and 28 2021
Location: Lypossage esthetiques International 955 South Main Street Lower Level, Building B Middletown, CT 06457
350.00 if paid by early registration date of 11/1/2020. 395.00 any date after