Time & Location
About The Event
This is a two fold event. Participants must complete the AMTA National Online Course (free to members and nonmembers) prior to the M^3 discussion on January 17.
- AMTA Course is found here https://my.amtamassage.org/courses/detail/127/imtrc-anxiety-disorders-and-massage-therapy
- Once you email proof of completion to email@example.com a Zoom link for the M^3 meeting will be sent to you
Along with covering the course objectives, Brad will lead the discussion with a glimpse into the critical benefit of well-designed experimental massage research. Massage approach and frequency has measurable results on specific hormones which alter mood and stress response. Join the discussion on how LMTs can benefit clients in their management of common mental health conditions.
- Discuss some of the common symptoms of anxiety
- Explain the most common options that people with anxiety have in terms of finding relief
- Describe specific benefits that massage therapy can offer people who have anxiety
About the course author:
Mark Hyman Rapaport, MD is the Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine. He serves as the Co-Editor and Chief of FOCUS: The Journal of Lifelong Learning in Psychiatry. His research interests are focused on psychopharmacology, and he investigated the biologic genesis of anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, and depression.
About the moderator:
Brad Decker, BS, LMT, PLADC, has been a Licensed Massage Therapist in Lincoln, Nebraska since 1995, focusing a lot of his work on sports and medically related muscle injury recovery. His continued professional pursuits added a license in Alcohol and Drug Counseling in 2017, where many of the addiction clients he encounters, have co-existing disorders of anxiety and depression. Brad has developed ongoing interest in the viable effects massage therapy treatments can provide for people struggling with common mental health disorders, including addiction, anxiety, depression, and trauma.