Mental Health & Massage (Rochester, NY)

Rochester New York

October 23, 2022 from 8:30 – 5:30

Pace Family Chiropractic 150 Linden Oaks Suite A, Rochester, NY 14625

During this hands-on class participants will gain an understanding of terms and classification used in the field of mental health. You will learn about the many benefits of massage for those living with a mental health concern or diagnosis. Also, gaining 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:  $179.00

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

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!

I am a New York And NCBTMB approved provider. I have worked with mental health concerns or diagnosis with several populations. I have 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 my role as an LMT. I have taught mental health and massage in many places, like Elements Massage Inc. nationwide and at the AMTA Georgia state convention. I have 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 concern or diagnosis!