Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Your success in massage therapy depends on your palpation skills. Now, you can expand those skills and increase effectiveness with just two days of training. This class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice to develop and refine your sense of touch. On the first day, working with inanimate objects and living tissues, we borrow strategies from world-renowned educators to increase sensitivity and awareness. Then, we will use our newly enhanced abilities to evaluate the cardiac pulse and respiratory movements for signs of dysfunction or pathology. On the second day, our examination of skin, fascia and muscles will flow seamlessly into treatment with results that will boost your confidence as a therapist. We will be exploring touch as a way to evaluate the autonomic nervous system and its level of activation. If you expect palpation to be boring, I think you will be surprised.

The study guide includes activities we do in class as well as excellent references so you can continue to evolve your skills after you leave. Our goal is not to add to your knowledge but rather to transform your practice. Whether you are a student, an experienced therapist or a massage instructor, you will find growth, insight and inspiration in this weekend adventure.

Core benefits

Develop and Refine Palpation and Manual Assessment Skills

Why take this one-day class?

After participating in this class, you will be able to:

  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of touch
  • Discuss the importance of verbal description in palpation
  • Describe techniques to develop and enhance palpatory skills
  • Evaluate the level of nervous system activation through touch
  • Demonstrate specific techniques for assessing and treating fascia
  • Palpate and evaluate the cardiac pulse
  • Palpate and evaluate respiratory movements
  • Discuss skin temperature and its role in assessment
  • Demonstrate specific techniques for assessing and treating skin
  • Evaluate muscle tone and muscle function
  • Discuss the importance of “end-feel”
  • Evaluate joint health and range of motion

What participants have to say!

Fee

$275 to $325 Early Registration Price (including study guide) – Price varies with location

Continuing Education: 16 Contact Hours

“Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment” is approved for the following:

  • Approved by NCBTMB (and for LMT’s in all states that accept NCBTMB approval)
  • Florida and Georgia Massage Therapists (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-610842)

Currently Scheduled Classes

Available Classes (Click or call 330.701.8780 for more information)

Sat 04

Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Skills…Not Just Tools

Start:
May 4, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End:
May 5, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
$295
Event Category:
Event Tags:
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Website:
https://www.educatinghands.com/continuing-education/class-schedule/
CE hours:
16
Prerequisites:
None
Presenter:
Randall Gibson, M.Ed., LMT
Early / discounted registration until:
May 5

Venue

Educating Hands School of Massage
260 NE 17th Terrace. Suite 206
Miami, FL 33132 United States
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Phone:
305-285-6991
Website:
www.educatinghands.com
Description:

Your success in massage therapy depends on your palpation skills. Now, you can expand those skills and increase effectiveness with just two days of training. This class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice to develop and refine your sense of touch. On the first day, working with inanimate objects and living tissues, we borrow strategies from world-renowned educators to increase sensitivity and awareness. Then, we will use our newly enhanced abilities to evaluate the cardiac pulse and respiratory movements for signs of dysfunction or pathology. On the second day, our examination of skin, fascia and muscles will flow seamlessly into treatment with results that will boost your confidence as a therapist. We will also be exploring touch as a way to evaluate the autonomic nervous system and its level of activation. If you expect palpation to be boring, I think you will be surprised.

Highlights:
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of touch
  • Practice differentiating various textures and tissues through touch
  • Learn specific skills for assessing skin
  • Learn specific skills for assessing muscles
  • Practice evaluating the cardiac pulse
  • Practice evaluating respiratory movements
  • Learn to evaluate the nervous system through touch
  • Learn about the importance of verbal description in palpation

What participants have to say!

Bring:

A massage table if you have one. Something to write with. Massage clothes so that you can expose arms, legs and back. Dress in layers (as always) since temperature may be difficult to control.

Continuing Education: 16 CE hours
  • Nationally Certified Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) and LMT’s in all the states that accept NCBTMB approval
  • Florida and Georgia Massage Therapists (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-610842)

Registration:

Early registration & discounted fee available until April 6!

Please  Register through  Educating Hands School of Massage Therapy  305-285-6991

Sat 01

Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Skills…Not Just Tools

Start:
June 1, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End:
June 2, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
$275
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
www.polarityhealthcare.com
CE hours:
16
Prerequisites:
None
Presenter:
Randall Gibson, M.Ed., LMT
Early / discounted registration until:
May 18

Venue

Central Florida School of Massage Therapy
450 N Lakemont Avenue, Suite A
Winter Park , FL 32792 United States
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Phone:
(407) 673-6776
Website:
www.massagetherapy.cc
Description:

Your success in massage therapy depends on your palpation skills. Now, you can expand those skills and increase effectiveness with just two days of training. This class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice to develop and refine your sense of touch. On the first day, working with inanimate objects and living tissues, we borrow strategies from world-renowned educators to increase sensitivity and awareness. Then, we will use our newly enhanced abilities to evaluate the cardiac pulse and respiratory movements for signs of dysfunction or pathology. On the second day, our examination of skin, fascia and muscles will flow seamlessly into treatment with results that will boost your confidence as a therapist. We will also be exploring touch as a way to evaluate the autonomic nervous system and its level of activation. If you expect palpation to be boring, I think you will be surprised.

Highlights:
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of touch
  • Practice differentiating various textures and tissues through touch
  • Learn specific skills for assessing skin
  • Learn specific skills for assessing muscles
  • Practice evaluating the cardiac pulse
  • Practice evaluating respiratory movements
  • Learn to evaluate the nervous system through touch
  • Learn about the importance of verbal description in palpation

What participants have to say!

Bring:

A massage table if you have one. Something to write with. Massage clothes so that you can expose arms, legs and back. Dress in layers (as always) since temperature may be difficult to control.

Continuing Education: 16 CE hours
  • Nationally Certified Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) and LMT’s in all the states that accept NCBTMB approval
  • Florida and Georgia Massage Therapists (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-610842)

Registration:

Early registration & discounted fee available until August 18!

  • Secure Online Registration with PayPal
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Sat 17

Training Your Touch: Palpation and Manual Assessment

Add Skills…Not Just Tools

Start:
August 17, 2019 @ 8:30 am
End:
August 18, 2019 @ 5:30 pm
Cost:
$275
Event Category:
Event Tags:
,
Website:
www.polarityhealthcare.com
CE hours:
16
Prerequisites:
None
Presenter:
Randall Gibson, M.Ed., LMT
Early / discounted registration until:
August 3, 2019
Description:

Your success in massage therapy depends on your palpation skills. Now, you can expand those skills and increase effectiveness with just two days of training. This class blends lecture, discussion and guided exercises with plenty of hands-on practice to develop and refine your sense of touch. On the first day, working with inanimate objects and living tissues, we borrow strategies from world-renowned educators to increase sensitivity and awareness. Then, we will use our newly enhanced abilities to evaluate the cardiac pulse and respiratory movements for signs of dysfunction or pathology. On the second day, our examination of skin, fascia and muscles will flow seamlessly into treatment with results that will boost your confidence as a therapist. We will also be exploring touch as a way to evaluate the autonomic nervous system and its level of activation. If you expect palpation to be boring, I think you will be surprised.

Highlights:
  • Discuss the anatomy and physiology of touch
  • Practice differentiating various textures and tissues through touch
  • Learn specific skills for assessing skin
  • Learn specific skills for assessing muscles
  • Practice evaluating the cardiac pulse
  • Practice evaluating respiratory movements
  • Learn to evaluate the nervous system through touch
  • Learn about the importance of verbal description in palpation

What participants have to say!

Bring:

A massage table if you have one. Something to write with. Massage clothes so that you can expose arms, legs and back. Dress in layers (as always) since temperature may be difficult to control.

Continuing Education: 16 CE hours
  • Nationally Certified Bodyworkers (NCBTMB) and LMT’s in all the states that accept NCBTMB approval
  • Florida and Georgia Massage Therapists (CE Broker Tracking #: 20-610842)

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REGISTRATION

Early registration & discounted fee available until August 3!

  • Secure Online Registration with PayPal
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Randall W. Gibson is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider. (Provider #325713-00)