A Universal Approach to Effective Pain Management – Using a Pain Scale in Massage Therapy!
And do you know what? We don’t have to be the same. However, we do need to be equally effective. Effectiveness in our industry could actually be considered a problem. There needs to be some sort of common ground in what we do, not only for our business to succeed, but so that the consumer can know what to expect.
How can therapists be equally effective even with different massage techniques, styles, and applications not to mention beliefs and education?
The solution is to have a common feedback system that is universal.
Most successful therapists have learned over time to pull what they think they will need out of their “toolbox of techniques” and adjust or adapt what they have to the needs of the client.
I have a teaching tool that not only helps you select the skills to use and when to most effectively use them – but also shows you the why and how you adapt to change what you already do to fit your client. That teaching tool is learning how
Join us for our FREE Webinar Monday, July 31st, 2017 at 12:00 MST for our “Lunch and Learn” series where I show you how to easily incorporate the pain scale into your massage treatments to achieve more success with your chronic pain clients.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/522ab82dcd23d53dd746f627e8486654
What you will learn is that there is an interpretation process that occurs when you use the pain scale that takes just a little bit of training to be able to more effectively use it with massage therapy.
Pain scales are widely used and accepted in the medical field as a way to subjectively “diagnose” pain people are experiencing from moment to moment or day to day. This information helps doctors and nurses to have a better approach to treatment needs for the patient.
What you are trying to figure out is with the pain scale is:
• What works best for different pain areas for this client? • Did the massage work you selected to use work for this client and change their body in a positive way? (If not, it can teach you what to do!) • Did you correct and then undo what you corrected all in the same session? (Therapists actually do this all the time and don’t realize it) • And more…
Learn the simple and effective way to test the results of your massage applications and work to see if what you did in that hour really started your client on the path to healing.
Have a great day and get a massage!