MASSAGE FOR MENTAL HEALTH CPD COURSE
DURATION: 1 day (7.5 hours)
PREREQUISITES: Body Massage Diploma
This course is intended for anyone who has already undertaken a basic body massage course training and would like to further their understanding of clients suffering from stress and mental health issues.
CPD POINTS: 10
• To develop your understanding of the role, skills and qualities of a successful massage therapist in relation to the client who has mental health issues.
• To understand the precautions you should take as a therapist when treating a client who is suffering with their mental health
• To extend your knowledge of the physiological aspects of mental health and be able to recognise both physical and psychological symptoms
• To recognise where certain emotions will manifest as physical symptoms in the body
• To better understand the mental health benefits of massage therapy for the client
• To understand how to treat a client going through the grieving process
• To increase your understanding of depression
• To learn about the physiology behind addictive behavioural patterns in those with ADHD and how massage can help
• To improve your understanding of eating disorders and how to use massage as a way of improving body image
• To increase your knowledge of psychosomatic illness so that you may be able to identify when a client’s physical issue may be due to unmanaged stress levels
• To inform yourself of some self help measures to suggest to your client to deal with stress
Theory assessment only – The overall pass mark must exceed 70%. If the mark is lower, a retake is available free of charge.
QUALIFICATION: Massage for Mental Health approved by the IGCT will act as an addition to your CPD.
Professional Code of Conduct
The Psychological and Emotional Benefits of Massage
The Effect of Repressed Emotions on the Body
Massage for Depression
Massage for Grief
Massage for Body Image
Massage for Eating Disorders
Massage for ADHD & Addictive Behaviours
Stress: Self help measures
Massage for Domestic Abuse and PTSD