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West Virginia Massage Continuing Education packages

3 Mandatory Hours
21 Elective Hours
24 Total Hours

Individual West Virginia Massage Continuing Education courses

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Ethics for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
3 Hrs
This course emphasizes the principles and standards of ethical practice for massage therapy and bodywork, and ethical issues that impact the professional in daily practice. The course includes steps to identify potential ethical conflicts, and strategies for ethical decision-making to avoid and resolve ethical issues before they become problematic. The components of informed consent, documentation and records maintenance, establishing boundaries, and collaboration with supervisors and colleagues for integrated healthcare, are detailed based on ethical standards of best practice.
3 Hrs
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Treatment Planning for Clinical Massage
1 Hrs
To begin massage treatment planning gather the client information including any medications that could affect the treatment plan, and understand that it is important to document all the information.
1 Hrs
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Living with HIV/AIDS
3 Hrs
This course will define HIV and AIDS, their relationship and the differences between the diseases. The course will examine how HIV is transmitted, the associated risk factors, and ways to avoid transmission.
3 Hrs
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Treating Plantar Fasciitis with Massage Therapy
1 Hrs
The purpose of this course is to identify what plantar fasciitis is and what methods we, as massage therapists, can use to treat it in our clients. We will examine the anatomy of the plantar fascia, its role in the movement of the foot and ankle, and what happens when it becomes inflamed. We will also examine massage therapy techniques that can be used to treat it when our clients present with either an acute or chronic plantar fasciitis, as well as some self-care tools they can use at home. 
1 Hrs
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Massage Therapy for Sports Injuries
4 Hrs
This course is designed to familiarize massage therapists with the techniques most commonly used to treat sports injuries, the general terminology associated with sports injuries, the most common sports injuries, the anatomy and physiology involved, and the sports each injury is usually associated with. The course also reviews several tips for helping athletes avoid specific injuries. In several instances, learners will discover that massage therapy is contraindicated given the specifics of an athlete's condition.
4 Hrs
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Medications & Massage Therapy Part II: Common Gastrointestinal & Pain Medications
4 Hrs
Following completion of this couse, you will be able to name common medications for pain and inflammation that may require adjusted manual techniques, name common gastrointestinal conditions in which massage may be contraindicated, and list symptoms associated with drug toxicity.
4 Hrs
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Modern Marketing for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs

This course provides guidance to massage therapy business owners and solo practitioners on developing an effective marketing strategy. The modern marketing tools outlined here are intended to be a starting point for defining a target market, or a “niche,” and navigating the modern tools available, such as referrals, social media and Internet marketing, to reach that market. 

1 Hrs
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Human Trafficking in the United States: Foreign and Domestic Victims
4 Hrs
Human trafficking is one of the fastest growing criminal industries, so what steps can be taken if trafficking is suspected, what are the signs to look for, and what types of intervention are used to address it.
4 Hrs
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Communicable Disease HIV/AIDS
2 Hrs
This course will define HIV infection and AIDS and list ways to prevent the spread of the communicable diseases. This course will also explain proper sanitation techniques and identify the main points of OSHA's Blood-borne Pathogen Standard and its applications in massage therapy.
2 Hrs
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Massage Therapy and the Stress Epidemic
1 Hrs

The purpose of this course is to discuss the positive role professional massage therapy can play in the stress epidemic in our modern culture. We will examine the negative physiological and biochemical processes that occur in the body under stress and counterpoint them with the beneficial processes that occur in the body during massage. We will also look at the cultural symptoms that contribute to our collective stress and discuss the statistics that qualify stress as a national epidemic.

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Medications & Massage Therapy Part I: Introduction to Pharmacology
4 Hrs
Massage can be a highly effective treatment for many conditions however you can do harm if done incorrectly, also be aware of any medications including non-prescription and herbal supplements, as these can influence or be influenced by the massage.
4 Hrs
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Introduction to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
1 Hrs
This course will discuss Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and is designed to increase your awareness about this condition. Since touch can reactivate trauma, you should be aware that the condition exists and there are particular methods of massage therapy that address the special circumstances of individuals with PTSD. The course will provide information about how to identify PTSD and list several modalities that combine bodywork and psychotherapy.
1 Hrs
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Care for Special Populations
2 Hrs
Massage has some benefits for people with chronic and terminal illness, what are the differences between acute and chronic illness, and what are some special considerations for elderly clients.
2 Hrs
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Preventing Medical Errors
2 Hrs
There are responsibilities in regard to laws for reporting medical error, but what are the most common sources of medical error, the behaviors and situations that can make errors high risk and what steps can be taken to prevent errors from happening.
2 Hrs
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Employment Law for the Massage Therapist
4 Hrs
As a massage therapist, you may be in the position to hire new employees for your organization. Even the smallest of businesses are required to follow legal codes regarding staffing, and there are a substantial number of do's and don'ts inherent in human resource policies and the hiring process. This course will guide you through the legal rights and obligations of employers, reviewing common human resource practices and the legal guidelines of hiring and firing, with strategies for selecting good candidates who will be good employees.
4 Hrs
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Understanding the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)
2 Hrs
This course will discuss the major points of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) and the health information protected by this act. Additionally, the course will identify the requirements for privacy practices notices, the HIPAA provisions for minors and personal representatives, and the penalties for non-compliance.
2 Hrs
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Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff, Sacroiliac and Hip Pain (Part 2)
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background basis of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, where the common locations are, the difference between active and latent trigger points and also be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect the rotator cuff and cause hip pain. 
2 Hrs
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When Employers are Corrupt
4 Hrs
Massage employers have been known to engage in several unethical or illegal activities, what steps to take to report illegal activity and what agency do you report it to.
4 Hrs
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Working with Clients with Health Problems
2 Hrs
Massage in chronic illness can offer relaxation, stress reductions and some relief of muscle ache and tension, learn the basic information about these chronic conditions that may be present in clients, what causes the condition, the symptoms and treatments.
2 Hrs
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Client Communication for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
This course focuses on the most important elements of the communication that takes place between massage therapists and massage clients. Through proper, professional communication, a massage therapist will be able to attract and maintain a clientele. 
1 Hrs
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Saving Your Body, Saving Your Career: 5 Keys to Self-Care for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
This course outlines basic self-care practices for massage therapists with the goal of creating a sustainable career in a profession with a high rate of practitioner burnout. It is designed for both new practitioners who are just beginning their massage therapy careers and seasoned professionals who would benefit from a refresher course on these practices.
1 Hrs
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Pathology of Chronic Conditions for Massage Therapists
2 Hrs
Massage is used to help reduce pain and in some reduce chronic symptoms of cerebral palsy, fibromyalgia, myofascial pain syndrome and chronic fatigue syndrome, so to help people get better therapists must understand the illness.
2 Hrs
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Massage Therapy Issues in Insurance Reimbursement
8 Hrs
This course will distinguish between coverage associated with private health insurance, personal injury insurance, and workers compensation coverage. The course will provide the massage therapist with basic rules of documentation and record keeping as it pertains to insurance.
8 Hrs
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Conducting a Professional Client Interview and Massage Therapy Session
2 Hrs
When conducting a session it is important to establish a rapport with your client, explain how to receive a massage, and what they may expect to feel after the massage.
2 Hrs
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Five Essential Practice-Building Policies
1 Hrs
This course provides guidance on fundamental business policies to those just starting out as small business owners, as well as for those who want to learn to manage their massage therapy practice more effectively and efficiently. The “Five Essential Practice-Building Policies” outlined in this course are intended to be a starting point in business education for massage therapists and are intended to provide the basic tools for the creation of a sustainable business model.
1 Hrs
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Foundations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Part 1)
1.5 Hrs
Understand the history of Manual Lymph Drainage (MLD), discuss the primary reasons for lymphatic edemas, and understand contraindications of MLD.
1.5 Hrs
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Foundations of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (Part 2)
1.5 Hrs
In the second part of this series, you will continue to understand the history of Manual Lymphatic Drainage (MLD), understand superficial lymphatic structures & their functions, be able to demonstrate 3 assessment techniques, and perform 5 basic Lymphosize exercises.
1.5 Hrs
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Introduction to Marketing for the Massage Therapist
4 Hrs
To succeed in business, massage therapists must attract and retain a growing base of satisfied clients. This course will explore the components of marketing, list the benefits of competitor analysis, and discuss promotional strategies designed to help you grow your business.
4 Hrs
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Ethics in Massage Therapy
3 Hrs
Ethical code and professional standards of conduct have important values and concepts in professional massage, also within the boundaries that define therapeutic relationships.
3 Hrs
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The Body in Motion: Muscle Function (Part 2)
3.5 Hrs
In this second part, you will be able to identify muscles of stabilization and fixation in upper and lower extremity movements, identify three planes of movement, and calculate torques in select exercise motions.
3.5 Hrs
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Trigger Point Therapy for Wrist and Hand
2 Hrs
This course will explain how a trigger point forms in a muscle and what events lead to the formation and perpetuation. You will be able to describe to your client the use of trigger point charts and explain the effects of manual therapy on a trigger point.
2 Hrs
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Marketing Research for the Massage Therapist
2 Hrs
To survive in business, a massage therapist must attract and retain a growing base of satisfied clients. This course will provide an overview of marketing research and how to conduct it. It examines how to create surveys, addresses the reliability and validity of surveys, and discusses how to interpret the results.
2 Hrs
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Trigger Point Therapy for Rotator Cuff, Sacroiliac and Hip Pain (Part 1)
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, what common locations are, the difference between active and latent trigger points and also be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect the rotator cuff and cause hip pain.
2 Hrs
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Carpal Tunnel Syndrome: A Comprehensive Guide for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs

This course provides a comprehensive overview of carpal tunnel syndrome for massage therapists. This overview allows the reader to gain greater knowledge of anatomy, perspectives on how carpal tunnel syndrome affects individuals, as well as specific bodywork methods to alleviate classic symptoms of the condition.

1 Hrs
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Trigger Point Therapy for Headaches
2 Hrs
In this course you will learn a comprehensive understanding of the background basics of trigger points.  You will also learn how trigger points develop, where the common locations are for trigger points, the difference between active and latent trigger points and be able to locate and palpate individual muscles or groups of muscles that affect headaches.
2 Hrs
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Research Competency for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
Research competency is an important aspect to massage therapists, some studies have scientifically verified information on massage therapy, and this knowledge helps the therapist provide truthful answers to clients on how massage works.
1 Hrs
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Cultural Competency for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
The need for cultural competency training as an ethical precept has been articulated at many levels: through federal and state legislatures, public health administrations, the medical profession, and other professional health education organizations. This course will discuss how race and culture impact health, identify patterns of disparities, and emphasize the importance of diversity factors that influence effective cross-cultural communication in clinical encounters.
1 Hrs
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Massage for Expecting Mothers (Part 2)
2 Hrs
In this second part, you will understand the common conditions that may require cautions during a massage session, understand the benefits of massage to a pregnant woman, and demonstrate the different massage techiques that are effective for releasing tension in the pregnant body.
2 Hrs
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Orthopedic Tests for Massage Therapists
1 Hrs
For injured clients seeking relief from their pain and movement dysfunctions, a quality massage therapist should seek short- and long-term solutions. This requires knowing what tissues are at fault and how. While this may seem simple and obvious (for example, pain in the neck is due to some neck muscle dysfunction) precisely pinpointing the causes of pain and dysfunction can be more complex. While it may not always be possible to know exactly what tissues are primarily at fault, there are many tests for soft tissue and joint injuries that therapists can conduct prior to (or even during) the massage treatment. Commonly referred to as “orthopedic tests,” these are assessments that test for skeletomuscular injuries and help sort out whether an injury is functional (muscular) or structural (skeletal) in nature.
1 Hrs
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Massage & Sciatica: An In-Depth Study
0.5 Hrs
Sciatica is an umbrella term for several conditions affecting the lower back which affects more that three million people in the United States each year. Educating massage therapist about how to identify the common causes, differences between sciatica, piriformis syndrome and sacroiliac joint dysfunction and develop treatment protocols for sciatica.
0.5 Hrs
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The Body in Motion: Muscle Function (Part 1)
3.5 Hrs
In this first part, you will review major anatomy, identify bones of axial vs. appendicular regions and define muscle attachment sites, as well as define major terms of muscle funtion: agonist, antagonist, stabilizer, and fixators.
3.5 Hrs
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Recognizing Headaches
1 Hrs
Headaches can be warning signs of underlying life-threatening conditions, however most are harmless and respond to basic treatments. Massage therapy has grown in acceptance as a viable treatment option, and more physicians have been suggesting it.
1 Hrs
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Massage for Expecting Mothers (Part 1)
2.5 Hrs
Learn how to best support the pregnant client in all stages of pregnancy and labor, understand and explore the body changes within the three trimesters of pregnancy, and learn of the effects that different hormones have on the body during pregnancy.
2.5 Hrs
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Research: Clear and Simple
3 Hrs
In this course, you will be able to demonstrate professional information literacy, distinguish between qualitative and quantitative research, and list key components of the scientific method.
3 Hrs