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Arm & Hand Massage for Carers

Chrysalis Therapy Training

Course Description

Touch is a basic human need. There is an emotional need in all human beings which responds affirmatively to human touch. The benefits of the simple pleasure derived from human touch and company for just a brief period of time is priceless for many lonely and depressed elderly. Careful, safe massage can help provide symptomatic relief and help to extend the vitality in their lives. The benefits of massage to the elderly or disabled are numerous. In addition to encouraging circulation, decreasing muscular stiffness, and helping to decrease inflammation that may rest in the joints. It also treats so many of the typical conditions that arise with age - such as muscular stiffness, arthritis, skin discolouration, muscle and bone deterioration, tendonitis, bursitis, and respiratory problems such as asthma and emphysema. This workshop is specifically designed to teach carers the theoretical and practical skills necessary to safely perform hand and arm massage to their elderly or disabled patients. This workshop will cover the following: Special considerations and precautions of massage Benefits of hand and arm massage Contra-actions of massage Possible reactions to massage The different types of Massage mediums Practical massage techniques for the hand and arm CPPD = 2 points 2:00pm ? 5:30pm (including refreshment break) Places are limited to a maximum of 4 so early booking is advisable.

Touch is a basic human need. There is an emotional need in all human beings which responds affirmatively to human touch. The benefits of the simple pleasure derived from human touch and company for just a brief period of time is priceless for many lonely and depressed elderly. Careful, safe massage can help provide symptomatic relief and help to extend the vitality in their lives. The benefits of...

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