Mental Health and Massage (Tempe, Arizona)

Tempe, AZ

September 23, 2022 from 9:00 – 5:00

Advanced Massage Arts and Education 8058 South Priest Dr, #101 Tempe, Arizona 85284

During this hands-on class participants will gain an understanding of terms and classification used in the field of mental health. They will learn about the many benefits of massage for those living with a mental health concern or diagnosis. Participants will gain an understanding in the basic concepts on how to approach and safely adapt massage when working within many aspects and diagnosis with this special population. Participants will learn how massage can benefit & support the families or caregivers of those living with a diagnosis. We will discuss things like anxiety, depression, PTSD, sleep disorders, perinatal mood disorders, and addictive behaviors and more. We will explore the research on mental health and massage and how to use it to talk to other care providers to get referrals. We will also discuss scope of practice and boundaries, and when to refer out, when working with this population.

Class Fee: $99.00

Class is limited to 16. You will earn 8 CEU’s for attending the class.

Arrive by 8:45 and be ready for class to start right at 9:00am 

What to Bring: massage table, sheets, lubricant, pen, water bottle, and a willingness to look at and do massage in totally different ways than you have done before!

Kim is both a New York State and NCBTMB approved provider. She has worked with massage & mental health concerns or diagnosis within several populations. She has had the honor to work with patients at Crouse hospital, veterans, pediatrics, domestic violence survivors, substance abuse/addiction, adolescents, perinatal mood disorder patients, and more in her role as an LMT. She has taught mental health and massage in many places, like Elements Massage Inc. nationwide, at the AMTA Georgia state convention and for AMTA NY. She has consulted with several massage schools throughout the country to include this topic in their curriculum to prepare massage therapists for the millions of people living with a mental health concern or diagnosis!