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Prolonging Your Career: Body Mechanics for Massage Therapists

April 7 @9:00 am -4:00 pm

$165

6 CEUs

With Brian Kavanaugh 


Course Description:

This class will teach massage therapists the importance of proper body mechanics to prevent repetitive use injuries. Therapists will learn how to recognize the signs of body fatigue and how it relates to repetitive use injuries. They will learn how table height, breathing, speed of movement and position at the table can decrease chances of massage related injury. Therapists will also learn alternative tools to the hands, how to create counter pressure, uphill force and to increase pressure without increasing effort. At the course conclusion students will have the skills to be able to prolong their careers through proper body mechanics. Students should wear comfortable clothing and bring any tools they use now in their practice.

 

Learning Outcomes & Objectives:

  1.  Students will be able to recognizing fatigue and be able to identify early signs of body fatigue and repetitive use injuries
  2.  Students will be able to properly set table height for different client body types be able to use alternative tools to hands
  3. Students will be able to properly position themselves to prevent injury, use bolsters to create uphill force, create counter pressure and increase pressure without increasing effort.
  4. Students will  be able to put to practical use the techniques learned from lecture and demo and how to identify weaknesses in their body mechanics by observing themselves on camera.
  5. Students will be able to explain the importance of proper body mechanics, the use of alternative tools and practically demonstrate proper body mechanics.

About the Instructor:

Brian Kavanaugh, LMT graduated from CNW in 2005 and since has been practicing Integrative Therapeutic Massage at The Bodyworks Wellness Center. Brian worked at CNW from 2006 to December of 2017 and has instructed in a variety of classes including Foundations of Massage, A&P, Myology, Applied Techniques, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, NMT and Assessment Skills in addition to working his last 3 years as the Director of Career Development and Alumni Services. Brian hopes his students find massage as life transforming as he has.


Online registration is available by clicking the website link below. To register by phone, call the school directly. Please contact Rachel Savageau at rsavageau@cnwsmt.com with any questions.

Details

Date:
April 7
Time:
9:00 am -4:00 pm
Early Bird Rate:
$165
Event Category:
Website:
https://www.schedulicity.com/scheduling/CFNWED

Venue

Center For Natural Wellness School Of Massage Therapy
3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205 United States
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Phone:
(518) 489-4026

Other

CE Hours
6
Instructors
Brian Kavanaugh

Our Programs

Our NYS recognized Massage Therapy Training program is offered in 3 formats:
  • Full-Time Day
  • Part-Time Morning
  • Part-Time Evening

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Contact

Center For Natural Wellness
School Of Massage Therapy
3 Cerone Commercial Drive
Albany, NY 12205
Administrative Office: (518) 489-4026
Student Massage Clinic: (518) 489-4068
Fax: (518) 489-0522

Location

Administrative Office: (518) 489-4026 | Student Massage Clinic: (518) 489-4068 | Fax: (518) 489-0522