Video Course: Touching the Mind: Mental and Mood Disorders for Massage Therapists

Ruth Werner

Anxiety and depression are at record high levels. Fortunately, the positive effects of massage on these mood disorders is well documented and consistently supported by research. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the various types of depression and anxiety disorders. In addition to reviewing some of the pathophysiology and contributing factors to mental health and mood-related conditions, you’ll find out about conventional treatment options and how massage therapy can have the most positive impact for clients who live with these challenges.

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Ruth Werner

Ruth Werner is an award-winning 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. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist's Guide to Pathology is now in its 7th edition and is published by Books of Discovery. Werner is a columnist for Massage & Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand.  She teaches continuing education workshops all over the world and hosts the “I Have a Client Who …” podcast on the ABMP Podcast Network. Reach her at www.ruthwerner.comLearn more from Ruth Werner through ABMP's Pocket Pathology quick-reference app with key information on nearly 200 common pathologies!

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