Video Course: Massage and Pathology: Chronic Inflammation

Ruth Werner

With massage therapy going mainstream around the world more clients are seeking out massage for treatment of complicated health concerns. In this course, Werner will discuss massage and pathology in the context of working with clients who are not perfectly healthy, whose bodies may not have the capacity to keep up with the kinds of changes some types of bodywork bring about, where we can run the risk of doing more harm than good. The presentation includes a discussion of some of the most important pathologies you need to know about for the safety of you and your clients.

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Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who struggle with health. She wrote the groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology. Werner is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Visit her website at, or join her on Facebook,, for more information.

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