Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy, 2 CE


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Course Description

An NCBTMB Approved Massage Continuing Education Course

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Massage Therapy

Understanding a variety of medical conditions that you may encounter as a massage therapist is important and that is why science is such an necessary aspect of massage continuing education courses. In most cases, illnesses and disease processes are well-defined, have a specific cause and treatment approach. However, some diseases may present with an unknown cause, leading to a nonspecific diagnosis. Two of those conditions include chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia.

As a massage therapist, you may have a client who is experiencing the symptoms of chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia, with or without an ‘official’ diagnosis.

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

Chronic Fatigue, Fibromyalgia and Massage Exam Question

You can download and print a copy of the Chronic Fatigue Exam HERE

*Chronic fatigue syndrome and fibromyalgia are often diagnosed as:

*In most cases, an immunologist or a ______ may research chronic fatigue syndrome.

*A client with chronic fatigue syndrome or fibromyalgia may exhibit signs of wariness in regard to public perception due to:

*Women between the ages of ______ are most often diagnosed with chronic fatigue syndrome.

*Chronic fatigue syndrome may be just as debilitating as:

*Fibromyalgia affects mainly the:

*Neurotransmitters are responsible for:

*Emotional stress caused by chronic fatigue syndrome:

*Fibromyalgia eventually causes:

*This hormone is known as the ‘happy hormone’:

*Fibromyalgia is most often diagnosed in women between the ages of:

*According to the National Fibromyalgia and Chronic Pain Association, fibromyalgia affects approximately __________ people in the U.S. to date:

*The term ‘myofascia’ refers to:

*Tender points associated with fibromyalgia are defined as:

*When taking care of a client with fibromyalgia it is recommended that you have them:

IMPORTANT DISCLAIMER: None of the health topics presented here are intended to  replace personal judgment nor medical treatment when indicated, nor are they intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Always talk to your naturopathic physician about the use of these or any other adjunct modalities. This information is for educational purposes only.

Course Information

  • Students will have 3 opportunities to take the test and achieve a 70% passing grade.
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  • 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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  • All courses are NCBTMB Approved (#450015-06)
  • Massage CE Learning Tree has been a trusted massage continuing education provider for state and NCBTMB courses since 2015
  • Courses are accepted by AMTA, ABMP and other national associations for massage license renewal
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All courses are completely online. Each course exam is graded instantly and, once you pass the multiple choice exam with 70%, your "Certificate of Completion" is immediately available for printing. All course information is available for one year from the date of purchase. The student has an unlimited number of opportunities to pass the exam.

Exams consist of either 5, 10 or 15 multiple choice questions. The exam may be downloaded and printed in advance for easier studying.


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