Jumozy is offering a new online continuing education course for massage therapists and bodyworkers. In the company’s new myofascial release continuing education course, John Hoffmann, a certified massage therapist, demonstrates the strokes and a complete routine for providing myofascial release on the body from head to feet, posterior and anterior. Massage therapists and bodyworkers can earn four continuing education hours from completing the course.
Myofascial release is a type of bodywork that employs a steady, constant physical pressure, working through restricted areas in the soft tissues of the body. Known for its effectiveness in alleviating pain and in creating healthy changes in the muscular and connective tissues of the body, this therapy has become the foundation for many therapists’ work.
Fascia refers to a type of connective tissue that encompasses the entire body, while encasing each individual structure in the body. So every bone, every muscle, every organ, every vein, every artery has a layer of fascia that runs around it. By its very nature, fascia provides a key supportive structure for all the body’s systems.
Through its continual and multidirectional network of fibers, the fascia maintains the structural integrity through motion. Through the development of disease or injury, the fascia can become restrictive and a source of tension, exerting pressure, causing pain and limiting mobility. Myofascial release can help smooth out the fiber, allowing the body to move and function properly. This deep-tissue massage, while promoting relaxation, creates change in the physical structure of the muscle and fascia.
“When a client asks for deep-tissue work or talks about chronic tension and pain, myofascial release can benefit them,” says Hoffmann.
The online course incorporates video footage of step-by-step demonstrations with close-ups, so students can easily see the techniques used. Hoffmann also discusses benefits and contraindications, history, types of myofascial release, tools, draping and how to address specific complaints.
The course is broken down into small, manageable units, with quizzes to test and reinforce knowledge. Video footage breaks up text with discussions and demonstrations of the procedure. At the end of the course, upon satisfactory assessment scores, students can immediately print out a certificate of achievement. Resources are included for licensing and further information.
Massage therapists who need continuing education credits can discover e-learning at Jumozy and get their massage CEUs with this online class.
You can access all course material, including video clips and assessments online. After completing the course with a 75-percent or better grade, you will be able to download your certificate of achievement immediately and attach it to your resume.
Follow these three easy steps to take the course.
- Step 1: Go to http://www.jumozy.com/register and register.
- Step 2: Add the course to your shopping cart.
- Step 3: Take the course.
This myofascial release continuing education course is approved for 4 CEUs by New York, New Jersey, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, Washington, D.C., Texas, Maryland, National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), College of Massage Therapists of Ontario (CMTO) and Massage Therapist Association of Saskatchewan. Work at your own pace and have fun learning something new.
Hoffmann is a massage therapy Instructor and certified massage therapist, practicing in the Los Angeles, California, area for more than 15 years. He completed his massage therapy studies at the Institute of Psycho-Structural Balancing in California. He is also the featured expert in the Myofascial Release Techniques and award-winning Craniosacral Therapy Techniques instructional videos produced by Aesthetic VideoSource.
The Myofascial Release course can be accessed online here. A helpful customer service representative is available at (801) 280-9084 if you have any questions or need assistance.
For a full list of offerings, visit www.jumozy.com.