Immune System and Massage Therapy, 2 CE


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Course Description

Immune System and Massage Therapy, 2 CE

NCBTMB Approved Massage Continuing Education

As a massage therapist, it’s important to 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 of 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 very well enhance the quality of life for your clients diagnosed with psoriasis, lupus, lymphedema, diabetes, or irritable bowel syndrome, and other autoimmune disorders or conditions. 

Immune System and Massage, Exam Questions

You can print and download the exam HERE
  1. What is not a component of blood:
  2. White blood cells are found in ___________ fluid:
  3. The two main lymph ducts found in the body are:
  4. Identify the organ that does not belong to the lymphatic system:
  5. The immune system:
  6. Lymphedema is caused by:
  7. Lupus generally involves:
  8. Lupus erythematosus is also defined as:
  9. Common signs or complaints of phlebitis include:

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

You have 3 opportunities to take the test in order to meet the 70% passing grade

The final exam questions are available for your review prior to taking the course. You may Print, Screenshot or Take a Photo of the exam questions prior to reading the course. Answer the questions as you read through the course and use the answers to complete the final exam.  

Important exam question information is in BOLD throughout course 

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