As a massage therapist, it is inevitable that you will encounter clients with health concerns. You may even choose to specialize in working with clients with certain conditions and build your reputation on your knowledge. Pursuing continuing education in health care massage techniques will help you give every client the most comprehensive and comfortable massage you can offer.
Most continuing education courses on health care massage are built around particular health concerns, though some discuss technical topics like HIPAA compliance and internships. You can explore broad categories like oncology massage and managing chronic pain or focus on topics like autoimmune conditions, diabetes and anxiety. You can also learn to improve your overall health care massage skills by learning seated and side-lying massage techniques.