Massage for LGBTQIA+ Clients CEU Course – Outline and Learning Outcomes
The objective of this course is to gain an understanding of how to provide affirming massage therapy for LGBTQIA+ clients. The goal of this course is to increase the confidence of the therapist in the treatment room with clients who represent the LGBTQIA+ community.
- Explore the concept of affirming massage therapy for LGBTQIA+ clients
- Define and describe the inclusive language and terminology
- Identify the contraindications related to various surgeries
- Gain awareness of unique concerns clients might have about bodywork and strategies to help them feel safe during treatment sessions
- Review common health concerns the LGBTQIA+ clients face
- Describe safe massage techniques
And with our Massage for massage therapy for LGBTQIA+ clients clients Massage CEU course, it’s readily available to practitioners like you. If you’ve been in search of LGBTQIA+ training, look no further than this comprehensive online course from Panda Massage CEU™.
Learning Objectives for Massage for LGBTQIA+ Clients CEU Course
First, by examining a list of this class’s learning objectives, you’ll understand what you can expect to gain from participating in this course. And, secondly–and perhaps even more importantly–you stand to gain as an adult learner. When taking on new information as an adult, there are both disadvantages to be overcome (maybe it’s been awhile since you’ve been in school) as well as advantages to be harnessed (you’re motivated, focused, and probably more interested in the content than the average college student). As a result of preparing you for what the course will cover, reading through the learning objectives will help to increase your level of retention throughout the course and aid in making your learning more effective and efficient.
In layman’s terms, our continuing education course will cover the history of the technique, its benefits, various contraindications, and an effective sequence of techniques for you to use in your massage practice.
That said, let’s go into more detail. After completing this course, you’ll have a better understanding of the following:
Review Common Health Concerns the LGBTQIA+ Clients Face
Every client’s body is unique. LGBTQIA+ clients may come to you for reasons that have nothing to do with their gender or sexuality. You might have a gay client with trigger points in his trapezius, or a non-binary client with a soccer injury. But some of these clients may have health concerns that relate to their gender or sexuality. We’ll talk about a few common issues that many LGBTQIA+ people face, and how massage can help.
Some trans and gender non-conforming people flatten their chests by binding. This practice compresses fat and muscle tissue to achieve a visual effect. Some people bind without discomfort. For other people it can be painful and—if it’s done incorrectly—even dangerous. This is a common concern among trans masculine and non-binary people who seek out massage.
Hormone replacement therapy, HRT, is a common gender-affirming treatment. Clients on HRT take medications that affect their levels of the sex hormones, estrogen and testosterone.
When a person first starts HRT, they may experience the symptoms of puberty. This isn’t true for everyone—it depends on their personal health history and their exact dosage. But if a client mentions they recently started HRT, understand that they may be going through some major changes. These changes can be physical, emotional, and even social. Be patient and communicative, and try to be as accommodating as you can.
What are CEUs, and Why are They Important?
Your continuing education as a massage professional involves two important components. On the one hand, your daily experience in the clinic provides you with a practical education that’s an absolute necessity to your professional growth. At the same time, however, it’s equally essential to continue your education in a more traditional way. If you’re wondering how you can do that, we’re here to help. Massage CEUs, or Continuing Education Units (GUIDE TO LMT CONTINUING EDUCATION), are an excellent way to keep learning long after you’ve graduated from a massage program.
And while massage CEUs are a huge part of professional development, they’re also often a legal requirement. In most states, all licensed practitioners are required to take a certain number of CEU hours (NCBTMB GUIDE) each year (or sometimes every two to three years) in order to keep their license current.
As an NCBTMB Approved Provider of CEUs, Panda Massage CEU can provide you with quality education that fulfills state and national requirements.
Why Choose Panda Massage CEU?
There may be other online providers of massage CEU courses, but we’re confident that Panda Massage CEU is the best choice for your continuing education needs:
Other courses are of questionable quality. Meanwhile, we’re proud to offer some of the best massage CEU courses in the country, and stand by our quality 100%.
We offer required courses like medical errors, which many states mandate that you take. But we also have exciting courses with unique topics such as deep tissue, hydrotherapy, and more.
Some online courses are poorly made, with low quality audio. Our courses are professionally narrated, and of the highest caliber.
Sometimes, your busy schedule can interfere with your ability to obtain CEUs. We understand this, and that’s why all of our courses are self-paced. No matter how hectic your schedule gets, you’ll be able to keep up with the material.
Our courses aren’t just high quality: they’re also an amazing value. Our affordable prices mean that our CEU courses work with any budget. And remember: online courses can save you thousands of dollars that you’d spend on travel while attending an in-person course.