Immune System and Massage Therapy, 2 CE

NCBTMB Approved Massage Continuing Education

As a massage therapist, it’s important to know and understand the basics of the anatomy and physiology of the immune system. You may be asked to provide massage for clients diagnosed with autoimmune conditions that may affect your treatment or therapy approaches.

This course is designed to provide you with the information you need in order to:

  • Learn how the immune system and its components function
  • Understand the benefits of massage therapy for autoimmune disorders
  • Identify common signs and symptoms of immune system dysfunction
  • Differentiate between indications and contraindications of massage for specific conditions
  • Identify the most common autoimmune system disorders
  • Refresh your ability to define which technique is most beneficial for your client based on condition or need
  • Understand the pros and cons to steam therapies and wraps for a client dealing with an immune system disorder

In your massage practice, you’ll often be relied on to make informed decisions regarding the safety and benefits of specific massage techniques for your clients that enhance immune system function, relieve pain, and provide physiological as well as psychological benefits. Your knowledge and understanding of massage techniques can enhance the quality of life for clients diagnosed with psoriasis, lupus, lymphedema, diabetes,  irritable bowel syndrome, and other autoimmune disorders or conditions.

Course Information

  • You will be allowed to take the test three (5) times. After 5 attempts, the exam will lock and you will not be able to take the exam again. 

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  • 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%

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Practice Exam Questions

  • These two tissues are responsible for homeostasis in the body:
    a. fat and enzymes
    b. blood and lymph
    c. antibodies and lymph nodes
    d. dermis and epidermis

  • What is not a component of blood:
    a. thrombocytes
    b. ambiocytes
    c. leukocytes
    d. erythrocytes

  • White blood cells are found in abundance in  ____________ fluid:
    a. Synovial
    b. Gastric
    c. Lymph
    d. Nasal

  • The two main lymph ducts found in the body are:
    a. cervical and left lymphatic
    b. thoracic and right lymphatic
    c. right and left lymphatic
    d. right and left subclavian veins

  • Identify the organ that does not belong to the lymphatic system:
    a. stomach
    b. Peyer’s patches
    c. appendix
    d. spleen

  • The immune system:
    a. acts as an oxygen transport within cellular environments
    b. provides protection to the body against illness and disease through the immune response
    c. is responsible for the production of cellular synthesis
    d. functions only with the cardiovascular system

  • Lymphedema is caused by:
    a. accumulation of blood in an extremity
    b. venous insufficiency
    c. build-up of interstitial fluids in soft tissues
    d. manual lymph drainage massage technique

  • Lupus generally involves:
    a. muscular tissues
    b. the inner lining of the bowel
    c. connective tissues
    d. adipose tissue

Lupus erythematosus is also defined as:

  • a. systemic
  • b. discoid
  • c. bronchogenic
  • d. spontaneous

Common signs or complaints of phlebitis include:

  • a. reddened and often warm skin around or along a superficial vein
  • b. throbbing or burning sensation
  • c. tender skin over or around the area
  • d. All the answers are true

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