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CH. 6

Posted by eriddle on August 19, 2019 at 2:50 PM Comments comments (0)

According to NCCIH (formerly NCCAM), energy healing therapy is defined as "A technique that involves channeling healing energy through the hands of a practitioner into the client’s body to restore a normal energy balance and, therefore, health. Energy healing therapy has been used to treat a wide variety of ailments and health problems, and it is often used with other alternative and conventional medical treatments". Most energy therapies are based on the concept that a life-force energy is throughout all living things. Some examples of energy healing therapy are Reiki and Pranic which are most popular, polarity therapy, Qigong, and crystal healing. 

CH. 6

Posted by eriddle on August 19, 2019 at 2:40 PM Comments comments (0)

The Tuskeegee syphillis study was horrendous and extremely unethical. The study did not have the consent of the subjects and also the way the subjects were chosen was unethical. The worst was that the subjects were not offered penicillin and were left untreated so scientists could study the disease. By the end of the study 40 years later 74 of those men were still alive, 28 died of syphillis, 100 died from complications, 40 of the men had wives that contracted the disease and 19 of the children born had congenital syphillis. 

CH. 6

Posted by eriddle on August 19, 2019 at 2:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The techniques for Adrienne at this point would be a focus on her neck, shoulders, and lower back so she can have some relief from stress, pain, and be relaxed. Some things to be cautious about would be her stomach issues. Ask her when she last ate and keep her comfortable during the massage and inform the Jeremy if she is feeling nauseated. It may be best to keep her cooler if she prefers so she doesn't get too warm during the massage which may help her to not be nauseated if she had just eaten. Jeremy could tell her to wait for the test results however a relaxation massage may make her feel better and she didn't mention any signs of injury that would be an issue. Jeremy should just take the massage slow and check in with her on how she is feeling throughout. 

Chapter 6, Webquest, Tuskegee study

Posted by Lydia Brown on August 15, 2019 at 4:35 PM Comments comments (0)

Study participants must be protected. In the "Tuskeggee study of Untreated Syphilis in the Negro Male" the study was conducted without informed consent of the participants. It took place in Macon County, Alabama, and researchers told the participants they were to be treated for "bad blood." At the time the study was started there was no cure for syphilis. But in the 1940s when penicillin became the recommended drug for treatment of syphilis, researchers did not offer it to the participants. This study was unethical and led to laws instutited to help protect human research participants.


Posted by Jazz on August 13, 2019 at 9:30 PM Comments comments (0)

The three I compared was

1.) Massage Warehouse NRG Grasshopper/ Portable 

  • offers a light ,strong and easy set-up soultion
  • adjustable seat, chest, head, and arm supports
  • easy to clean vinyl 
  • accomadates clients 6'1''
weight is 18 lbs, foam 2 1/2 thick ,and working weight was 300 lbs

2.) Massage Tables now     Stronglite Ergo Pro ll
  • 600 working weight 
  • seats clients 4'6 to 6'6''
  • adjustable to reverse client for leg, foot, or anterior torso work
weight is 24 pounds, only massage chair on the market co -designed by David Palmer ( Father of Contemporary Chair Massage)

3.) BuyMassageTables    Oakworks Portal Light 
  • easy set-up
  • strength
  • quick lock face rest
weight is 15 lbs, working weight is 300 lbs
- For myself I feel it is important to have a chair that is sturdy but lightweight to be able to move chair around when needed. Also I think its very handy for the chair to have adjustments to help cater to clients.

Chapter 15, Webquest, Massage Chairs

Posted by Lydia Brown on August 13, 2019 at 7:40 PM Comments comments (0)

I compared and contrasted the StrongLite Ergo Pro II, Master Massage Equipment The Husky Apollo XXL, and the NRG Grasshopper portable massage chairs. All three chairs were fairly lightweight with the Ergo Pro II weighing 19 pounds, the Husky Apollo XXL weighing 18 pounds, and the NRG Grasshopper also weighing 18 pounds. Another consideration was how much client weight they will support. The Ergo Pro II stated it had a working weight of 600 pounds and a static weight of 1200 pounds; the Husky Apollo XXL had a support weight of 1,200 pounds, and the NRG Grasshopper had a working weight of 300 pounds. All three chairs had carrying cases, but the Husky Apollo XXL had a carrying case with wheels which may be an important difference. Each of the chairs claimed to be comfortable and strong. I feel the carrying weight, the client weight the chair supports, comfort, sturdiness, and safety would all be important features in portable massage chairs. Adjustable and removeable and replaceable cushions would also be important. Each description focused on different aspects of their specific chair so it was difficult to compare them in some features. I think I would want to look at them personally and talk to the manufacturers' representatives and get recommendations from therapists who had used the chairs. I think if products are available at the national conference, that would be a good time to compare and contrast and maybe buy a chair or table.


Posted by Paige Issert on August 13, 2019 at 7:05 PM Comments comments (0)
***1. Harmony DX manufacture- In comparison to the other two chairs, this brand of chairs seem like the most basic brand you can get. I feel it has just the basics of what I would be looking for. It's nice how easily the chair pops up and back into the travel bag, but I would want for options for specialized or disabled clients. ***2. Earthlite manufacture- In comparison to the other two chair, this brand of chairs seems to be a close runner up to the Oakworks. The chair cushion looks very comfortable and thick, able to adjust the arms and head rest more than the Harmony DX. Some have the options of a suitcase but the bag is as well. ***3. Oakworks manufacture -In comparison to the other two chairs, this brand of chairs seem to best the best of your buck. Arms, head rest, and chest adjust. Comfy and think cushions on this one. You are able to get a suitcase with more of their brands and extra storage pockets on the box or bag of your choice. Easy to set right up and take apart and back into suitcase. Overall this chair would be my personal pick due to the fact it seems like the most considerate and compromising deal. You can adjust the chair in more ways than most designs to help aid to client comfort and the cushions are thick. Easy on me and my body with the chair being able to set up and back down. The suitcase also aids in transportation since the suitcase has a set of wheels. Overall taking the stress and adjusting to many clients and the therapist lifestyle.


Posted by Paige Issert on August 13, 2019 at 7:00 PM Comments comments (0)
Chair massage is beneficial for working purposes. It is a vigorous massage mean't to help relax the muscles but not put client into complete relaxation or sleep mode. Chair massage is helped for a pumped up talk for your muscles during the work day essentially. Not too tired but relaxed enough to make it through the nest few hours and it is also much for affordable and less time consuming as a table massage. A chair massage relatively last at 10-15 minutes maximum.


Posted by Paige Issert on August 13, 2019 at 6:55 PM Comments comments (0)
Cyndi is a high risk pregnancy so for the therapist to continue on with the session, Cyndi would need a doctors note. Massage would help Cyndi with her pregnancy stages. As for Cyndi being able to get a chair massage at work, I am unsure if, wither being in her 3rd trimester, If she could be able to get a chair massage. Her belly may get in the way. She was benefit from regular massages at work but I am unsure how to fit that belly on the massage chair itself also Clara is not certified in prenatal massage to that is also an issue. Clara needs to be licensed to perform the tasks asked of her. If Clara is not well educated and experienced then she could make a harmful yet unintentional mistake.


Posted by Paige Issert on August 13, 2019 at 6:45 PM Comments comments (0)
***1. Members of the hospice: Doctors, nurses, home health aid, social workers, chaplains, councilors, and trained volunteers. ***2. The portion of deaths served by the hospice averages at about 48.6% ***3. Typically at the 6 month of living mark but it is until this client passes that they are comforted and taken care of. ***4. Most client's receive hospice care in their own household. ***5. Lunch Cancer and Alztimers are the most common diagnosis's of persons admitted into hospice care.