Basic Techniques for Geriatric Massage- Level One

March 30, 2019

March 31, 2019

9:00 am To 6:00 am

1421 Clarkview Road, Baltimore, MD, USA




Event Description



16 CE Credits | $34

March 30th & March 31st 2019


**Includes Online Learning Library**

In this 2 day workshop students will learn the basic techniques for completing a Geriatric Massage.

Geriatric massage therapy for the active senior, the frail and the ill takes on a whole new perspective. It is the use of skilled touch for specific conditions with the intention to improve the quality of life or to aid in a more peaceful transition.

At AMB Mobile Massage we work with all age groups. However, our specialty work is heavily devoted to the senior population. Geriatric massage has been proven to be very effective for patients suffering from Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s, diabetes, arthritis sufferers, cancer survivors, bed and wheelchair bound seniors and those suffering from a host of other conditions.

I received my advanced certification from Day-Break Geriatric Institute in Sedona Arizona, specializing in Alzheimer’s and Dementia patients. My goal is to develop and teach workshops/CEU courses aimed towards the geriatric population and their caregivers.

Course overview:
• What is Geriatric massage?

• How does it differ from other modalities?

• Theories of aging and age-related changes.

• Effects and benefits for the elderly and frail populations.

• Identifying the difference between age groups.

• Cautions and Contraindications for the elderly.

• Discuss the most common age-related health conditions.

• Practical hands on work.

• Wheelchair/Geri-chair sequence and supine/side-lying protocols will be demonstrated

Promoting yourself as a geriatric therapist:

• Senior centers, patient support groups, nursing homes, assisted living facilities, hospice and in-home care. The possibilities are endless.

• Learn how to create a presentation binder, build relationships with activity directors and present your business to facilities to offer geriatric therapy.


Andretta Jones

1421 Clarkview Road, Suite 206


About the Instructor

Andretta is a State of Maryland Licensed Massage Therapist and proud graduate of Baltimore School of Massage (Cortiva). She is board certified through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) and a member of Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP). Before entering the exciting and rewarding world of Massage Therapy and Bodywork, she received her Bachelor of Business Administrative Degree from Strayer University. She also worked in the Residential Property Management field for over 12 years.

AMB Mobile Massage was founded in February 2009. Andretta works with all age groups at Tranquili-Chi Center. Currently, the focus for the mobile practice is Geriatric facility care and Corporate Wellness. On occasion, Andretta will participate in vendor events and massage parties when requested.

Andretta received an advanced certification in Geriatric Massage Therapy from The Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute. She specializes in age-related health conditions that effect the senior population. Alzheimer’s, Dementia, Ehler’s Danlos Syndrome, Parkinson’s, adult onset Muscular Dystrophy, Oncology and Stroke recovery are just to name a few. Andretta has worked with patients at Keswick Multi-Care Center and Levindale in Baltimore MD. Springhouse in Pikesville MD, Genesis in Randallstown and the Crofton MD location. In addition to many other assisted living facilities and nursing homes.

Andretta became a Continuing Education Instructor in 2012.  Her classes are focused on improving the quality of life for the elderly and frail population. She offers NCBTMB approved courses for Massage Therapists seeking continuing education requirements. Andretta offers community classes for caregivers who are seeking guidance when caring for the elderly, the ill and the dying. Andretta was also a part time massage therapy, bodywork and anatomy instructor at The Baltimore School of Massage in Linthicum MD for five years.

In 2017 she became the proud founder of the MT-CEU Learning Library. The Learning Library is an online continuing education platform in which her students from previous classes can review classroom content to refresh their skills. It will also serve as a communication tool to connect new and existing MT’s to a variety of CEU classes offered at the wellness center in Baltimore Maryland.

Registration Details

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Related Classes

Geriatric Massage

Massage for the elderly demands great care and understanding. By learning to use a light touch, proper stretching and safe techniques, you can help improve your elderly clients’ physical and emotional health. Continuing education for geriatric massage can teach you what you need to know for both massage and other spa therapies.

Geriatric massage CE classes are unique in that they focus on building postural stability, improving balance and enhancing your client’s quality of life. Home study courses are commonly available as is training in well-known approaches like Compassionate Touch®. You can also find courses that discuss how to succeed performing massages at senior living facilities or how to address conditions like osteoarthritis. Some geriatric massage CE classes may even include hospice massage training.