Conditions of the Cardiovascular System for Massage Therapists


Course Description
This course is a review of the diseases of the heart, blood, and blood vessels. It also includes a review of the function of pulmonary circulation, including the oxygenation of blood. Given the significant impact of massage therapy on the circulatory processes of the body this course is a useful source of information for the massage therapist.

Educational Objectives
Upon completion of this home study continuing education course, the massage practitioner should be able to:

  • Define hemophilia.
  • Identify the difference between a heart attack and heart failure.
  • List six different conditions of the cardiovascular system.
  • Identify two conditions of the cardiovascular system that are absolute contraindications for massage.

This course is presented for educational purposes only. It was developed and marketed specifically for massage therapists that are required to obtain continuing education hours for licensing purposes. The author is not giving medical, legal or other professional advice.

This course is classified as “Cognitive” learning, meaning that there is no hands-on portion.