World Massage Festival &
Massage Therapy Hall of Fame

August 6-9, 2018
Rio All-Suite Las Vegas Hotel & Casino
Las Vegas,, Nevada

Our Mission Statement: To honor those who built the bridges for our profession,
to educate the general public about massage, to educate therapists
about different types of massage and to have fun.

Sharon Puszko
2012 Massage Therapy Hall of Fame Member

Sharon is a graduate of the University of California with a major in education. After teaching Biology and English internationally, in Europe, Asia, Central America and the Eastern United States, Sharon made a career change into the wellness field in 1986. She attended massage school in Northern California and then graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and Healthbuilders School of Massage Therapy in St. Augustine, FL. Along with overseeing the function of DAYBREAK Geriatric Massage Institute, she has a private practice and does volunteer hospice work. She travels extensively throughout the US and internationally teaching the DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Level 1 and Level 2 workshops in massage schools and community colleges. Member ABMP (Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals). Volunteer in St. Vincent's (Indianapolis) Hospice Care Program.

Website: Day-Break Geriatric Massage Institute

Level I Geriatric Massage Techniques
8 CE Contact Hours

By helping participants to gain insight into meaningful work with the elderly, the therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining.

The Workshop features these topics:

1. Physiological, psychological & sociological aspects of aging.

2. Client assessment, cautions & contraindications. Psychological aspects of contact with the elderly, attention to detail in the assessment of the older client.

3. Modification of standard massage techniques and the development of methods to suit each client's special needs. Participants are encouraged to develop clinical reasoning in their first hands-on phase of the presentation.

4. Practical hands-on work with older people.

5. How to establish a Geriatric Massage practice. Topics include: marketing to senior facilities, referral sources, and active seniors in the community at large.

Supplies needed for class: massage table and linens


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