Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting

Clinical Massage in the Healthcare Setting

By Sandy Fritz, MS, NCTMB, Owner, Director and Head Instructor, Health Enrichment Center, School of Therapeutic Massage, The Centre, Lapeer, MI; Leon Chaitow, ND, DO, Registered Osteopath and Naturopath, Honorary Fellow, School of Integrated Health, University of Westminster, London, UK; and Glenn Hymel, EdD, LMT


Unit 1: The World of Healthcare

1. Massage and Healthcare: A Professional Perspective

2. Research Essentials for Massage in the Health Care Setting

3. The World of Healthcare

4. Preventive Medicine, Wellness, and Lifestyle

Unit 2: Therapeutic Massage Essentials

5. Indications and Contraindications

6. Pertinent Anatomy and Physiology Review

7. Sanitation

8. Review and Application of Massage

9. Assessment for Massage and Physical Healing and Rehabilitation Application

10. Focused Massage Application

11. General and Palliative Protocols

12. Unique Circumstances and Adjunct Therapies

Unit 3: Clinical Applications of Massage

13. Illness and Injury in General

14. General Massage Treatment for Predisposing and Perpetuating Factors and Symptom Management

15. Medical Treatment for Illness and Injury

16. Population Similarities in Healthcare

17. Common Categories of Illness, Injury, and Clinical Reasoning

Unit 4: Integration

18. Case Studies

Appendix: Protocols for Massage Therapy