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Senior Spa – Part 1& 2

 Are you ready for the ‘Silver Tsunami’ of Baby Boomers?


Earn 16 CE hours


Registration $320

This is a 2 day class

Part 1

8 CE’s

This class is for professional therapists or well skilled beginners giving therapists confidence in massaging seniors in all stages of health.

Topics include:

  • The 3 classes of geriatric clients
  • Their Ayurvedic dosha (body type)


  • Demonstration of proper body mechanics, routines and massage techniques to work with the geriatric client prone on a massage table with a back exfoliation
  • Demonstration of proper body mechanics, routines and massage techniques to work with the geriatric client in an armchair and wheelchair
  • Appropriate moist heat and aromatherapyapplications to open the minds and senses of this special population
  • The 7 stages of Alzheimer’s disease
  • Special considerations for skin and joints
  • Pathology for indications/contraindications for geriatric massage

Part 2
8 CE’s

Completion of Part 1 is required for this class.

Topics include:

  • Special positioning techniques that reduce fatigue in the geriatric client as well as the therapist
  • Massage routines for the geriatric client in supine and side-lying positions on a massage table or hospital bed
  • Skin care services for the geriatric client in supine and side-lying position on a massage table or hospital bed
  • Instruction for proper completion of forms such as intake, SOAP notes, charting and and standard medical abbreviations used within the healthcare setting
  • Examples of how to set protocol and determine correct modality
  • Assembling  a marketing package to present to a skilled nursing center, assisted living/ memory care center or a continuing care retirement community (CCRC)

Supplies: Wear loose, comfortable clothing and bring:

  • a set of sheets
  • massage table
  • 2 pillows with cases
  • 2 extra pillowcases
  • bath towel
  • 2 hand towels
  • 3 washcloths
  • massage cream/lotion
  • face cradle cover
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