Depressive disorders are very common, so it is highly likely that, as a massage therapist, you will encounter a depressed patient at some point in your practice. There is promising evidence to support that massage therapy can benefit people who are experiencing depression. The purpose of this course is to give you a deeper understanding of what a depressed person experiences and a stronger understanding of the pathology, to help you provide informed care to your patients. This a no-pressure, self-paced, online course that offers a comprehensive review of pathophysiological and clinical aspects of depressive disorders, along with a discussion of evidence-supported benefits and limitations of massage therapy. You will work your way through a series of lessons and short quizzes at your own pace and on your own schedule.
RMT Continuing Education Online
Understanding Depressive Disorders: A Review of Clinical Knowledge for Massage Therapists
3631 W. 31st Ave., Vancouver
1 (604) 838-4221
- Approved by:
- British Columbia CMTBC-approved MTANS
- A diploma in massage therapy (or enrolled in massage therapy school)
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