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Vancouver – Pathology with Ruth Werner

October 15 @ 5:00 pm - October 16 @ 6:00 pm

$225

We have put together something very special with Ruth Werner and we are excited to share this with the massage community.  Please note: there are 3 options below, you can attend 1, 2 or 3.  Read the descriptions carefully to attend those sessions that most interest you.

 

BodyTalk – a keynote lecture with Ruth Werner
“What Just Happened? What Comes Next? Massage Therapy on the Threshold
Date: Friday, October 15, 2021
Time: 5 pm – 7 pm
Cost: $50

BodyTalk is a Bodymechanics School series of lectures set up in a TedTalk fashion.
In this intimate setting, the audience will hear Ruth give her fantastic keynote speech: “What Just Happened? What Comes Next? Massage Therapy on the Threshold

Ruth invites us to evolve with our eyes open – diversity and equity; skills; practical standards; quality and highly educated educators and practitioners.
 
Included: wine and hors’ devours, meet Ruth and be social.

 
 

Touching the Mind: Mental and Mood Disorders for Massage Therapists
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 9 am – 1 pm
Cost: $100

This class addresses some of the most common mental health and mood disorders seen in our culture today.

In addition to reviewing some of the pathophysiology and contributing factors to mental health and mood-related conditions, we will discuss common conventional treatment options and what we know about how massage therapy can have the most positive impact for clients who live with these challenges.

In alignment with the 5th edition of Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-V), this class will examine various types of depression, bipolar disease, anxiety disorders, PTSD, obsessive-compulsive disorder, addiction, and others as time allows.

The research about the positive effects of massage for mood disorders is strong and consistent, and it is our responsibility to deliver the safest, and most compassionate, and most effective massage therapy our clients can ask for.

Don’t miss this chance to learn more about the conditions that affect your clients’ lives: you’ll be a better therapist for it!

Participants will be able to…

  • Identify and describe the definition, demographics, pathophysiology, signs and symptoms, and common treatment options for each of the conditions under discussion
  • Discern the variables that inform clinical decision-making for massage therapy for each of the conditions under discussion
  • Describe special communication skills that are especially important for clients who live with mental and mood disorders
  • Describe risks and benefits of massage therapy for each of the conditions under discussion

Pain Science, the Opioid Crisis, and Opportunities for Massage Therapists
Date: Saturday, October 16, 2021
Time: 2 pm – 6 pm
Cost: $100

Do you have clients who live with chronic pain?  If so, this class is for you. Recent findings about the value of manual therapies in pain management, alongside new interest in non-pharmacologic approaches for people who live in chronic pain, have created some unprecedented opportunities for massage therapy. This class will look at current pain science, along with data on the opioid crisis and policies designed to help patients find new ways to manage pain, including massage therapy.

Participants will be able to…

  • Discuss the International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP) definition of pain
  • Compare pain to nociception
  • Describe the biopsychosocial model of pain management
  • Discuss research about massage therapy in the context of chronic pain
  • Describe the impact of opioid use in health care
  • Reflect on opportunities for massage therapy in this context

To Register:

You can select each class individually and pay separately – or purchase the bundle of all 3 for a savings.

BodyTalk - a keynote lecture with Ruth Werner

BodyTalk – a keynote lecture with Ruth Werner

$50.00

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Touching the Mind: Mental and Mood Disorders for Massage Therapists

Touching the Mind: Mental and Mood Disorders for Massage Therapists

$100.00

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Pain Science, the Opioid Crisis, and Opportunities for Massage Therapists

Pain Science, the Opioid Crisis, and Opportunities for Massage Therapists

$100.00

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Pathology + Keynote Bundle

Pathology + Keynote Bundle

$225.00

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* COVID safety protocols in place: face masks required, health check upon entry, seating in socially distanced chairs.

About Ruth Werner:

Greetings! My name is Ruth Werner. I am a writer, educator, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in research and the role of massage therapy for people who are looking for ways to help manage their health. I entered the massage therapy field in 1984. Since then, I have taught anatomy, physiology, and pathology in schools all over the United States, and I continue to provide continuing education classes at local, national, and international meetings. I am Board Certified, and an NCBTMB-approved provider of continuing education. In 2005 I was honored with the American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award, and the Massage Therapy Foundation recognized me with their Distinguished Service Award in 2018. Ruth WernerMy book, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology, is now in use in massage schools all over the world. The seventh edition was released in 2019 through Books of Discovery. In addition to keeping my textbook current and providing live and online continuing education, I have written for every massage therapy trade journal in the United States, and I am a regular columnist for magazine and for Massage and Bodywork and for Massage New Zealand. Here is what some participants have had to say about these workshops: “I never looked at my watch. Please bring Ruth back!” –anonymous participant, Washington State AMTA convention Seattle, WA “Wealth of knowledge, presented in a new way—fabulous!” —anonymous participant, National Holistic Institute, Baltimore, MD “You make what could be a very dry subject exciting and fun.” —anonymous participant, WIN Therapies, Los Angeles, CA

Organizer

Shari Aldrich
Email:
aldrich.shari@gmail.com

Venue

Bodymechanics School, Vancouver, WA
7723 NE Fourth Plain Blvd
Vancouver, WA 98662 United States
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Phone:
(360) 260-7280
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