The Science of Touch:
The Scientific Research & Cultivating an Evidence-informed Practice
- A growing body of scientific research is emerging to support compassionate touch and massage for improved health conditions and quality of life. Want to learn about the most cutting-edge research in the field?
- Scientific research makes it possible for you to bring massage, body work, and compassionate touch into: hospitals, physical therapy & chiropractic facilities, military settings, schools, offices, and more.
- Knowing the research and how to make accurate claims about health benefits will set you apart. Also, you can apply what the researchers do in your own practice to improve your effectiveness.
10 CEU for Massage Therapists & Body Workers
Want to know how massage really works? How about DEBUNKING the common massage science myths out there? Interested in working in medical, clinical, and military settings? Develop an evidence-informed perspective in this course.
This will be a 10 CEU course through the national boards (NCBTMB)
3 or 10 CEU for Yoga Teachers
As a 3 hour workshop, you can receive 3 Yoga Alliance CEU. Learn to use touch safely and effectively in yoga assists.
Bonus! If you are both a yoga teacher and massage therapist, you can earn CEU for both modalities simultaneously if you join the 10 CEU course.
You will learn:
The basics of scientific research, including fun terms like: RCT, peer-reviewed, and meta-analysis!
How to use touch safely and effectively with clinical populations
The biological mechanisms that fuel the power of touch
How to look up valid and reliable scientific research
How to cultivate an evidence-informed practice
A succinct summary of the touch research
How to talk to healthcare professionals
This is me after the all day "The Science of Touch" course I took today ;) No, I'm kidding! I feel so good after starting my day with a yoga class and learning HEAPS of information on the scientific method, research, massage therapy and yoga benefits. (I even got a little intro into Qi Gong, which is amazing!) I am so inspired by my lovely teacher Ann Swanson. Her career and credentials are everything and I am so glad I did not miss out on this. I could go on and on about how much I learned from this class! I just really want to share my joy and rekindled fire for the health and wellness industry. I have been feeling discouraged the past few weeks so I am so grateful for Ann and this course. I can't wait to put all this knowledge to use in my own practice!
-Bri Hightower, massage therapy training
Ann really took a lot of time to set up and prepare for this class. I can honestly say this was one of my favorite classes so far in massage therapy. She does a great job of keeping everyone's interests and the dialog flowing with great questions that really make you think. She inspired in me a deeper love of research and science. Ann is truly a blessing to those she touches, physically as well as mentally. Thank you again.