Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training

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Course Number/Program Code: CE 0065/CECPMT132
Course Name: Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Training
Contact Hours: 16.0
Days to Complete: 2.0 Days
CEUs: 1.6 CEUs
Location: Herzing University Brookfield, 555 S. Executive Drive, Brookfield
Prerequisite(s): None
Who Should Attend: Massage therapists
Course Type: Lecture and Hands-On

Course Description:

This comprehensive pediatric massage training for massage therapists and healthcare professionals certification course provides educational and professional training to those who wish to enhance their skills. Through this training, participants learn to provide massage therapy for children with special healthcare needs (children who are hospitalized or have been diagnosed with a terminal illness and are in hospice care).

Massage techniques for working with children with varied physical, developmental, and mental challenges will be demonstrated and practiced during hands-on in-class sessions. The benefits and importance of individualized adaptations, including cultural considerations, for using massage therapy will be explained.

At the completion of this training, participants may be asked to provide pediatric massage therapy within a medical institution or other healthcare setting. In these situations, especially due to the vulnerability of children, we review the great importance of professional boundaries, safety guidelines, and considerations for working in medical settings including infection control and patient privacy.

This course includes the Certified Pediatric Massage Therapist Guide, comprehensive up-to-date course materials, CPMT™ Certificate (after attending the full 2-day course, verified in class practicum hours, and an in-class exam), and after-course mentoring from our Master Teacher.

Course Content Overview:

  • Pediatric massage techniques and methodology
  • Massage Stroke Adaptations for children with special healthcare needs
  • Age-appropriate approach and communication
  • Overview of growth and development
  • Current relevant massage research and how best to stay in touch with current research developments
  • Benefits of pediatric massage
  • Considerations for providing massage therapy for children of all backgrounds, including cultural considerations
  • Medical, healthcare, and parental consent considerations
  • CPMT™ Guide (provided in class)
  • Supervised practical experience: in-class hands-on practice.
  • Exam—the exam is administered and graded in class to ensure full understanding of the material presented and to give participants any additional guidance prior to completing the CPMT™ course

Learning Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Describe pediatric massage and nurturing touch techniques.
  2. Describe the benefits of pediatric massage for children affected by various healthcare conditions and relevant research facts.
  3. Describe applications for, and where to use, pediatric massage.
  4. Demonstrate routines and adaptations for the use of pediatric massage therapy.
  5. Perform appropriate hand washing and understanding of infection control in relation to the application of pediatric massage therapy.

Required Texts or other supplemental materials:

Will be provided by the presenter

Please bring massage linens for hands-on practice in class



TOPICAL Outline:

Topic Time Spent on Topic
Day 1 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Introductions 15 minutes
Overview of Course 15 minutes
Define Touch 15 minutes
Types of touch 30 minutes
Pediatric Touch Research 30 minutes
Pediatric Massage Benefits 30 minutes
Pediatric Client/Skin 30 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Growth/Development 60 minutes
Lunch 60 minutes
Hospitalized Child 45 minutes
Age-Appropriate Language/Approach for Children 30 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Professional Boundaries 30 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Child Massage/Touch Alternatives 30 minutes
Question and Answer Session 20 minutes
Course Summation 10 minutes
Day 2 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Review of Material Covered 15 minutes
Overview of Course 10 minutes
Tactile Stimulation 30 minutes
Sensory Deprivation 30 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Pediatric Massage Guidelines 30 minutes
Contraindications for Pediatric Massage 30 minutes
Lunch 60 minutes
Psychosocial Considerations 30 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Demonstration of Pediatric Massage Strokes 50 minutes
Massage Group 1 60 minutes
Massage Group 2 60 minutes
Break 10 minutes
Question and Answer Session 20 minutes
Course Evaluation 15 minutes
Course Summation 10 minutes