Massage Therapy for Victims of Sexual Abuse (3 CE hours)


Course Description
This course is designed to offer detailed treatment strategies for working with victims of sexual abuse in a massage practice. The course includes the specific trust issues facing the practitioner and the necessary communication measures that can be used to establish workable boundaries and a healthy therapeutic relationship.

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

  • Describe the various boundary issues a massage practitioner might expect when dealing with a victim of sexual abuse.
  • List methods of trust-building you can employ when dealing with victims of sexual abuse.
  • Detail a strategy for dealing with the flashbacks, memories, and emotions that might be experienced by a client who is a victim of sexual abuse.

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.