Course DescriptionThis course is a foundational training course in giving special consideration for massage to the elderly, frail, or terminally ill. Other aspects covered are learning about the physical and emotional needs of this population group. Ample hands-on practice along with group discussion, guest speakers, and a visitation to a nursing home to provide massage will be incorporated.
- Identify the special needs of the elderly and/or ill individual.
- Understand common contraindications and pathologies as they relate to the elder, frail, or terminally ill.
- Analyze and demonstrate modification of massage technique(s), pressure, site, position and length of session necessary for the elder, frail, or terminally ill.
- Demonstrate gathering of a client's health history for an individual as it relates to massage therapy practice with this population group.
- Plan self-care techniques for maintaining an emotional state of well-being.
- Provide a relaxation massage appropriate for this population group.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.