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.
All courses are fully online with immediate grading and instant, printable certification.
Prior to reviewing the course materials, we suggest printing or reading through the “exam review practice questions” which are found at the beginning of course.
While reading through the curriculum, you will find the “key points” of the exam highlighted throughout each lesson.
Record the answers on the “exam review practice question” sheet prior to taking the actual exam which is found at the end of the course.