PTSD is the abbreviation for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. It is a psychiatric disorder that can occur following the experience or witnessing of a life-threatening event. About 10 percent of women and 5 percent of men will experience PTSD in their lifetime with about 1 in 30 adults in the United States suffering from the disorder at any given time and about 8 percent of Americans will be diagnosed in their lifetime.
This class/book provides a basic understanding of PTSD, trauma, and its effects.
While exploring signs and symptoms of PTSD and trauma, the characteristics of the 3 classes of PTSD, and the different ways PTSD and trauma can manifest during a session, we will learn how massage therapy can positively impact clients suffering from these conditions.
What you will learn:
The definition of PTSD and acute trauma
The 3 classes of PTSD and the symptoms
Causes and predispositions to development of PTSD
Introduction to Polyvagal Theory
What are common traditional treatments for PTSD
What are common alternative treatments for PTSD
What to do if your client has a crisis
The three stages of a massage treatment plan
Some helpful bodywork techniques to incorporate