3 hrs Massage Therapy Research

Massage Therapy Research

3 hours

This course approaches massage therapy research from a different perspective. Instead of demonstrating how to do research, we discuss the actual research that has been done in the field of massage therapy.

There are many case studies, complete with how the participants were chosen, the procedures performed, the data analysis and the results. The studies include a wide range of issues that massage was found to be effective for, from depression during pregnancy, developmental issues and behavioral concerns to improving pain and boosting the immune system.

There are several strategies and examples of massage techniques that were used in these studies, all illustrated for visual enhancement. Many of these strategies may be used on your current clients, or you may want to branch out and become a specialist in pre-mature babies or pain relief.

Therapists all know that massage is beneficial far beyond the obvious. It is nice to see the facts of research to support that knowledge!

Goal:

Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to itemize the policies and procedures of doing valid research, and explain how case study research shows that massage therapy is beneficial to many different issues

Objectives:

Students will be able to master the following objectives with a minimum of 70% accuracy:

  • Characterize the selection of participants in a research study
  • Discuss the importance of establishing treatment and research procedures prior to beginning a study
  • Elaborate on the method used to conclude that massage therapy may serve as an effective intervention for pre-natally depressed women
  • Explain the procedure used in Study 1, “Stable Pre-term Infants Gain More Weight and Sleep Less After 5 days of massage therapy
  • Define the acronym “ADHD”; Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.
  • Clarify how EEG symmetry is associated with negative affect
  • Discuss the results of Study 1, “Massage Therapy and Relaxation Effects on University Dance Students”
  • Compare and Contrast the Assessments used in Study 4, “Senior Citizens Benefit from Movement Therapy”
  • Characterize the 4 studies about pain reduction by massage therapy

Learning Outcomes:

The learning outcomes for this course will be measured by the mastery of the objectives set forth in the Learning Objectives section. Students must master the objectives, which are measured by the written assessment. Students must achieve a test score of 70% or higher to achieve mastery of these objectives.

Course Outline:

This course follows the book as it is written. The written assessment also goes in the same order as the book. Nothing in the assessment is based on any supplemental websites or books. Students will spend approximately 20 minutes per objective, since there are 9 objectives for this 3 hour course.

Exam Format – Online, Multiple Choice

Exam Questions – Total of 15 (Fifteen) questions

States / Organizations that should accept this course – NCBTMB, Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Georgia, Hawaii, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, NCBTMB, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, Virginia, Washington, Washington DC, West Virginia, Wisconsin, Wyoming

Certificate – Available Immediately upon passing with a 70%

Expiration – As long as you have an active membership that includes access to this course

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows:

NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.

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If you are able to see this page, then yes, this course is a part of your membership. If you are able to access this page, as well as the exam then you do have access.

Are there any extra fees or optional services from Massage CE Unlimited?

Extra Fees (these are completely optional) – We have several options for our customers listed below in the case you wanted to use them. The online exam and online certificate upon passing is included in your tuition (you will need to purchase the required study material elsewhere). We have no hidden fees or surcharges, and the fees below only apply to extra options provided by the Company. The extra fees are as follows: 
NOTE: All fees must be paid in advance of any extra Services rendered.

  • Need your certificate mailed? We will mail you a tri-folded color certificate after passing – $10 per certificate, per mailing.
  • Want us to manually submit your answers? You can mail or email us your answers on the provided printable exam for us to manually grade and submit on your behalf. Also included, is if you pass with at least a 70% we will mail you a tri-folded color certificate – $25 per course and attempt. The certificate is only mailed if you received a 70% or greater. (This is paid by you when you fill out the required form completely that is located on the bottom of each printable exam. If you fail the exam, you will either have to repeat this process and pay the fee, or you can complete your exam online yourself free)
  • Want us to mail you the printable version of the exam questions? (Note: You can print this yourself within your account at no additional charge) We will mail you the exam questions – $10 per course, per mailing.
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