Fibromyalgia – a research mind-body protocol
Karen Mooney, PhD, LMT, CMMP
Fibromyalgia has been notoriously unresponsive to allopathic medical treatments. Traditionally FM treatment addresses only one aspect of the condition. Dr. Karen Mooney, recently relocated to FL, is offering a unique CEU program to the massage therapist interested in the medical focus of massage. The Fibromyalgia protocol is a mind-body approach based on Dr. Mooney’s 20 years research and clinical practice with patients with chronic pain and Fibromyalgia. The CE courses give the therapist tools for and the choice of specializing in treating FM and chronic pain or integrating all or parts of the program into an existing practice.
In the first of two 12 hour courses the therapist will learn the theory and research from which the protocol emerged, how to assess the pathology and the impact of stress and trauma in the progression of disease, and the hands on component with techniques of the Medical Massage modality used in the clinics and hospitals in Western Europe
In the second course the therapist will learn through experiential participation how to help a client/patient:
· be aware of and release restrictive pattern
· release pain patterns,
· reorganize cortical maps
· be aware of somatic responses to stress
· restore sense of well being
A unique CEU program for the massage therapist interested in the medical focus of massage. A two part program to offer a mind-body approach for therapists to specialize in the treatment of FM and chronic pain or to integrate all or parts of the program into an existing practice. This program is presently only being offered in the state of Florida.
A set of massage table linens with face cradle cover, your favorite lotion or oil and hand sanitizer. You are welcome to bring your computer, iPad or cell phone. Notes and recording are encouraged for personal use if it helps you review the information. You might bring a jacket or blanket in case the room is on the cool side for you. Dress comfortably in clothing that allows you to practice massage treatments without restraint or exposure.