Massage Techniques for the Aging Population

Massage Techniques for the Aging Population




6 CEUs for Massage Therapists, Physical Therapists, PT Assistants and Chiropractors*

Course Objectives:

Learn massage techniques and modifications for the older patient, as well as special concerns, assessments, cautions, contraindications, age-related health problems and more. Includes hands-on practice work.

Course Outline:

Discuss physiological, psychological and sociological aspects of aging.

Discuss client assessment, cautions and contraindications, psychological aspects of contact with the elderly, attention to detail in the assessment of the older client.

Demonstrate modification standard massage techniques and discuss the development of methods to suit each client’s special needs.

Learn how to deal with specific age related health problems, such as diabetes, artificial joints, osteoporosis, kyphosis, swellings and edema, stroke recovery, peripheral vascular disease, Parkinson’s disease, and Alzheimer’s syndrome.

Practice hands-on work.

Dress comfortably. Please bring a flat sheet. 

Instructor: Dr. Toni Lasala, PhD, Certified Exercise Physiologist, LMT, NSCA-Certified Strength and Conditioning Coach (CSCS)- BA from William Paterson University, Master of Arts, Exercise Physiology from Montclair State University and Doctor of Philosophy at Seton Hall University. Taught Group Exercise for New Vitality and Inspire Programs at Chilton Memorial Hospital, Health Fitness and Wellness Consultant for Hoffmann -La-Roche, Assistant Professor at William Paterson University, Dept. of Kinesiology. Toni has worked in a variety of Fortune 500 companies and has implemented and started fitness and wellness programs. Toni is a published author whose research is on energy metabolism in an anti-gravity environment with those who are obese.

*This course is approved for Massage Therapists through the National Certification Board for Massage Therapy and Bodywork; The Institute for Continuing Education is an Approved Provider with the  NCBTMB.  The course is approved for chiropractors through the NJ Board of Chiropractic Examiners and PACE (for chiropractors in states that recognize PACE). Physical therapists and physical therapy assistants will receive continuing ed credits because the course is approved by the NJ Board of Physical Therapy Examiners, approval code #2109-32, through 1/31/26.



Sunday, October 15, 2023, 9:00am-3:30pm EST, Sunday, December 10, 2023, 9:00am-3:30pm EST