Working with Trauma & PTSD: A Massage Perspective

September 29, 2019

September 29, 2019

9:00 am To 3:30 pm

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Kerrville, 1940 Sidney Baker St, Kerrville, TX 78028, USA




Event Description

PTSD is the abbreviation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event. About 10 percent of women and 5 percent of men will experience PTSD in their lifetime with about 1 in 30 adults in the United States suffering from the disorder at any given time and about 8 percent of American will be diagnosed in their lifetime.

This one day class provides a basic understanding of PTSD, trauma and its effects.

While exploring signs and symptoms or PTSD and trauma, the characteristics of the 3 classes of PTSD, and the different ways PTSD and trauma can manifest during a session, we will learn how massage therapy can positively impact clients suffering from these conditions.

What you will learn:

  • The definition of PTSD and acute trauma
  • The 3 classes of PTSD and the symptoms
  • What are the common traditional treatments for PTSD
  • What are common alternative treatments for PTSD
  • review of research evidence for massage for those with PTSD
  • What to do if your client has a crisis
  • The three stages of a massage treatment plan
  • Hands-on practice of light touch techniques


Michelle Burns

16 Shady Bluff Court Wimberley, TX 78676


About the Instructor

Michelle is a State of Texas approved CE provider and is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a continuing education Approved Provider with over 20 years of experience as a massage therapist and massage therapy instructor for a wide variety of subjects. She has also taught classes for the public at several resort spas and continuing education classes in touch and aromatherapy for nurses. Her experience includes supervising massage therapy instructors and teaching them the skills they need for the classroom. Her practice is focused on injury and illness rehab and recovery and she also teaches a variety of advanced technique classes.

Registration Details

Early Registration: $129.00, until 9/15/19
Regular Registration: $159.00 thereafter


To register:  go to Holistic healing arts dot net and click on the live class/products drop down link under service. CLick on the class to go to the cart

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