Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy, 2 CE

An NCBTMB approved course

As a massage therapist, you may have clients who experience the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, with or without an ‘official’ diagnosis. Understanding the difference between the two (as well as their similarities) will help you choose optimal techniques that provide relief of symptoms.

This course discusses chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia, and is structured to provide you with the basic information you need in order to:

  • Understand the similarities and differences between chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia
  • Define potential causes of each
  • Identify how fibromyalgia and chronic fatigue syndrome affect the body
  • Differentiate between a tender point and a trigger point
  • Determine which techniques may best suit your clients depending on scenario
  • Explain to your clients the benefits of massage for chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia

As a massage therapist, your clients rely on you to provide them with information regarding benefits of specific techniques in treating the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia. Your knowledge of the physiological and psychological effects of these conditions and the benefits of massage in relieving symptoms will enhance massage sessions. Your knowledge and understanding also promotes your ability to provide not only relief of symptoms, but improve quality of life in two often misunderstood conditions experienced by nearly 10 million Americans today.

Course Information

  • You will be allowed to take the test 5 times. After 5 attempts, the exam will lock and you will not be able to take the exam again. The final exam questions are available to see before you start the course and all exam answers are in BOLD throughout the course.

  • If there are Green Checks Marks by the course material or the exams, the chapter or course has already been taken. If you have not completed these chapters or the exam with this new purchase, please STOP and contact me by using the CONTACT US link on the top bar of the website

  • If this course is part of a bundle that you’ve purchased, you are limited to completing only 12 CE’S in the bundle in one calendar day. This is an individual state law and NCBTMB requirement. Each course has the number of CE’S next to the course title. You are required to follow the state laws when completing online/distance courses!

  • The final exam questions are available for your review prior to the test. You may screenshot/take a photo of the questions so you have them available as you review the course. Write down your answers as you read through the course and then transfer them to the final exam.

  • Important exam answer information is in BOLD throughout the course. 

  • Exam answers are multiple choice

  • Certificate is emailed to you when you pass the exam with 70%

  • Click on the first course title to begin

  • Mark Complete to move to the next section of the course

  • Courses are pass/fail. There are no grades on your certification and no “points” are listed on your account.

  • Courses are available immediately

  • All courses and certificates are available in your account for one year. Make sure to save your certifications. After 1 year, your account information closes and is no longer available.

  • If you feel you cannot locate your most recently completed chapter after leaving and re-enter the course, come back to this page and section, scroll down to the course content and click on the first lesson without a green check mark.

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