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  Geriatric Massage

The DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Project was founded by Dietrich Miesler in 1982. Now known as the DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Institute, the organization currently has six accredited instructors who teach weekend workshops in Geriatric Massage. DAY-BREAK is approved as a continuing education by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), by the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA), and also by the College of Massage Therapists of British Columbia (CMTBC).
The word “geriatric” refers to health impairments that are associated with the later years of life, usually age 65 and older. Hence, this type of massage takes age-related health conditions into account. To do this successfully requires theoretical knowledge and technical skills that go beyond what is usually taught in massage schools as it is not needed in a practice directed at younger clients. Because this information is not readily available, DAY-BREAK was founded to cull pertinent facts from the fields of medicine, psychology, sociology, gerontology and of course the various bodywork disciplines, to develop Geriatric Massage as a specialty.
Because of this, there is a match between potential clients and massage therapists trained in geriatric massage. The DAY-BREAK training will allow you to continue with your clients from their robust Senior Olympic phase to age appropriate and into frail and hospice states.


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757 -718 - 4246

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Virginia Beach Location

4658 D Haygood Road
Virginia Beach, VA 23455