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Foundations of Pain Science for the Massage Therapist

Massage therapist teaching massage

Pain relief is the top reason people are seeking out massage these days. It is essential to have a foundational understanding of physiology of pain, common mechanisms of pain, and strategies for achieving the best outcomes. This class is primarily lecture and discussion based.

At the end of this class students will be able to:

  • Define and explain pain to their clients
  • Be familiar with the BPS model/framework
  • Differentiate between nociception and pain
  • Identify three most common pain presentations
  • Apply appropriate intervention for different presentations
  • Identify non-physical variables that may be pain contributors
  • Develop strategies for improving therapeutic alliance and addressing contextual factors

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