Ignite Your Students’ Passion for Palpation
Palpation is a fundamental skill for a massage therapist. When this vital skill is mastered it allows students to learn their modality skills with confidence and ease and makes the instructor’s job easier. In this presentation educators will learn the importance of palpation in the classroom and beyond, how to present unique ideas for teaching palpatory anatomy to students using different learning styles, Trail Guide to the Body tools and technology and how to use this presentation as a platform for participants to share the exercises or resources that have been successful for them in palpation education.
Melissa is a full time classroom teacher, teaching coordinator at the National Holistic Institute since 1991. Her area of special has been the sciences and her primary focus is helping teachers translate knowledge into practical applications for the massage therapy students. Complimenting her activities in the adult education setting, Melissa has a private massage therapy practice that specializes in curriculum development, facilitating communication seminars, along with TV and video training presentations.