Burn Scar Massage Therapy
This class offers the following learning criteria: Learn to identify varying degrees of burns and the body systems they affect. Learn various psychological and emotional issues faced by burn survivors that can potentially lead to an “emotional release” during massage. Learn the positive indications as well as the negative contraindications posed by massaging burn survivors. Learn the proper burn scar massage protocol to treat the various degrees of burns in the different stages of recovery.
The class is a 12 CE course. The first half of class is information pertaining to the varying degrees of burns, types of scar tissue, the physical as well as emotional issues faced by burn survivors. It is presented with vivid power point photos of burn survivors and their scars. There is also a section which includes a powerful video description of burn injuries and recoveries.
Taught by Jen Hartley, a Nationally Certified Massage Therapist and a burn survivor herself. Jen has been a burn survivor for over 43 years and is one of only two instructors in the country that teach this modality. Jen was scalded by hot water at 15 months old and has third degree burns over the lower 56% of her body.
Burn Scar Massage Therapy Executive Director is Chris Hallwas who is also a survivor of minor burns and knows the effects that they have not only on the body but also on the spirit of a burn survivor.
Burn Scar Survivor volunteers will be present for practicing newly learned skills. If you know a burn scar survivor and would like to invite them to be a volunteer, please let us know prior to your attendance in class.
Saturday, March 30, 2019
Times: 8:30 AM – 5:30 PM
8 CEU’s/ $210.00
Instructor: Jen Hartley
*No Early Registration available for this class*