Massage & Fungal Skin Infections

PART 2 OF 5: Fungal skin infections are caused by dermatophytes called tinea, which thrive on keratin found in skin. This article features massage modification for fungal skin infections including ringworm, athlete’s foot, nail fungus, and jock itch. Bonus material included is how to disinfect contaminated linens. Advertisements

Massage & Bacterial Skin Infections

PART 1 OF 5: Dermatologic pathologies are featured in a 5-part series grouped by causative factors such as bacteria, fungi, viruses, skin injuries, and inflammation. This article focuses on massage modifications for bacterial skin infections including MRSA, acne, folliculitis, impetigo, boils, and cellulitis. Read on!

Massage & Treatment Planning: PPALM

Treatment planning is the documented process of developing a client’s treatment or course of treatment. The resultant treatment plan consists of strategies the therapist will use to resolve issues and address goals identified by the client. The plan also takes into account the therapist’s training, experience, and scope of practice. A well-designed treatment plan will […]

Geriatric Massage: Research Report

As the number of elderly persons within the general population grows, so does the number of research studies investigating the effects of massage therapy on senior citizens. Aging, the process of growing older, is both universal and unique to each person. The average life expectancy in the United States is currently 78.8 years. Learn about how […]

Geriatric Massage: Frailty & Duty to Protect

PART 3 OF 4: FRAILTY & DUTY TO PROTECT. It is useful to identify your elderly client as robust or frail. This article features one popular assessment method to help massage therapists make this determination, which includes five frailty assessments. The article also includes information about mandates that serve to protect certain populations, including the […]

Geriatric Massage: Positioning & Techniques

PART 2 OF 4: Geriatric massage takes into account physical, psychological, and socioeconomic factors. The elderly population presents us with unique challenges. There is an increased incidence of disease, medication use, impairment, and disability. This blog will help teach you about how to position your geriatric clients and provide maximum comfort during their massage.

Geriatric Massage: Setting & Preparation

PART 1 OF 4: Individuals 65 years and older are the fastest-growing population in the U. S. The size of this population is expected to grow, increasing from 15% to nearly 24% by 2060 (1). This creates a need for knowledge and skills related to geriatric massage. Read on and learn how to make your […]