Approximately 50 million Americans have some form of autoimmune disorder.The National Institutes of Health estimates over 23 million Americans suffer from autoimmune disease, and that number is increasing every year. Autoimmune disorders are among the chief chronic diseases that bring patients to wellness providers.

Whether you already have massage clients suffering from autoimmune diseases, or you want to expand your massage service offerings, Barefoot Bodyworks new course series is here to help you understand pathophysiology.

Knowledge is power. The first step to helping your massage clients, is understanding how they’re suffering, and how to help alleviate their pain. Due to the suppression of the immune system while at the same time retaining its ability to protect the body, there is no cure for most autoimmune disorders. Therefore, treatment comes mostly in the form of symptom management. After incorporating massage as part of their treatment , clients with autoimmune diseases are often shocked at how much better they feel, even though they still have the autoimmune condition, like celiac, or rheumatoid arthritis, or lupus active in their body.

Massage therapists can play an integral role in the autoimmune client’s wellness team.

Understanding Autoimmunity For Massage Therapists

This online course offers the massage therapist a closer look into the most prevalent autoimmune diseases and the underlying immune system errors that cause them.

Inflammation, Immunity, and the Gut Microbiome

This course offers the massage therapist an in-depth look into what causes chronic inflammation, how our body’s immune system functions (and malfunctions), and the link to both pathways in our gut microbiome

Both courses are NCBTMB Approved!

The courses were all designed with the massage therapist in mind. With easy to understand terms, short chapters, and videos to compliment each section, you’ll have a better understanding of pathophysiology. You’ll also and gain a better understanding of how your client’s health and lifestyle outside of your bodywork sessions impacts their overall well being.

These courses were written by a licensed massage therapist and registered nurse to educate massage therapists on how to manage clients with autoimmune diseases.

  • What can people who have been diagnosed with autoimmune disorders, such as lupus and multiple sclerosis, do to help maintain a healthy and functioning lymphatic system?
  • How can massage support and alleviate symptoms of a leaky gut?
  • How can a routine massage provide an effective long-term pain management strategy?

With autoimmune disorders on the rise, sufferers are looking for alternative methods to alleviate their ailments and they are looking for massage therapists who have experience with autoimmune patients.  These courses will give you the knowledge you need to expand your massage practice offerings. We encourage you to join our private facebook group and see how other massage therapists are using these course to grow their practice.