Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress
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Relief Within Reach: Massage & Stress

Author(s): Helen Tosch

2.5CE credits 12 Lessons Text

Learn how massage therapy can help relieve stress by understanding the signs and symptoms, the underlying causes, and the way it affects the body. Get tips on marketing the benefits of massage to clients struggling with stress.

Better understand stress, its effects, symptoms and usual populations. Learn about the role massage therapy can play in a stress management plan, including recent research on the benefits of massage that will aid you in marketing to a stress-plagued clientele. When you finish this course you will be able to:

  • Explain how research can help you expand your practice to stressed clients.
  • Describe stress, stressors and ways to manage stress.
  • Define the physiological and behavioral effects of stress.
  • Describe who suffers from stress and how to market and manage massage therapy treatment for them.

  1. Stress and Massage Therapy
  2. Stress and Stressors
  3. Physiological Reactions to Stress
  4. Causes and Symptoms of Stress
  5. Systemic Responses to Stress
  6. Candidates for Stress
  7. Stress Management and Massage Therapy
  8. Benefits of Massage Therapy for Stress Management
  9. Role of the Massage Therapist
  10. Marketing Massage for Stress Relief
  11. Proven Health Benefits
  12. References

Helen Tosch is an award-winning writer and editor with more than 14 years of experience editing and writing for a variety of audiences and professions. She’s written for a variety of online and print publications and has an extensive background in writing for varying health care organizations, including Northwestern Memorial Hospital and Assurant Health.