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Relaxation Techniques for Pain Reduction

Board Approved – Live 7 CEUs

Integrating progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery, visualization, and breathing techniques into your existing plan of care will help your patients reduce anxiety, anticipatory pain, fears associated with pain medical interventions, muscle guarding and compensatory strategies by allowing your patient to reach a state of relaxation for both the mind and the body. As therapists, we promote healing. Increase your effectiveness with these simple techniques to reduce pain, establish a solid patient connection that keeps your patients coming back to you. Time spent with the patient remains the same, but your verbal guidance in the session will leave the patient feeling more connected and refreshed. Adding this component into your sessions will set you apart from other therapists and your patients will sing you praises with this multi approach to pain reduction.

  1. Participant will be able to identify the benefits of relaxation techniques
  2. Participant will understand and utilize relaxation techniques effectively within your scope of practice
  3. Participant will be able to perform specific manual strategies to help induce a relaxed state while performing progressive muscle relaxation and visualization techniques.
  4. Participant will become familiar with key words and phrases to attain and maintain relaxed state
  5. Participant will gain a better awareness of grounding and centering yourself so that you are fully present for your patient without exhausting your own energy

What motivates many patients to show up for therapy? While our smiling faces and great personalities can contribute to a good therapy experience, patients are often motivated to attend therapy because they have pain and they believe the physical or occupational therapist can help alleviate their pain and improve their function. Patient’s often rate their therapy success level on their pain levels. We know pain is often anticipated pre and post-surgery, during cancer treatment, and with chronic pain conditions, but now we can greatly help our patients by incorporating relaxation techniques into our existing treatments and reducing pain in our patients for a more effective treatment intervention.

Physical and occupations therapists, physical therapy assistants, occupational therapy assistants, registered nurses, massage therapists and other medical professionals interested in learning guided imagery and relaxation techniques. Estheticians in medical settings can also incorporate these advanced techniques to enhance their treatments.

This will benefit medical professionals and the patients

Michelle Rice, founder of “Preserva Institute”, is a physical therapist with over twenty years of experience and specializes in breast cancer rehabilitation.

She graduated from Vanderbilt University with a Bachelor Degree in Human and Organizational Development and received her Master of Science degree in Physical Therapy from the University of Miami School of Medicine. She has extensive knowledge in manual therapies and incorporates craniosacral therapy, myofascial release, trigger point release, soft tissue mobilization, scar release, manual lymph drainage, yoga, breath control and relaxation techniques into her treatments.

She is a certified lymphedema therapist and yoga instructor. She owns Preserva Therapy MED SPA where she also provides personalized outpatient therapy treatment to women and men on their path to recovery after cancer.

Michelle Rice MSPT, CLT, RYT


8:30 Registration

9am: Relaxation Techniques defined; Benefits outlined; Research review of methods discussed;

10:30am: break

10:45am: Relaxation steps outlined

11am: Centering for the therapist discussed and taught

11:15am: Lab guided session practicing breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, and guided imagery techniques

11:30am: Lab practicing centering, breathing, progressive muscle relaxation, guided imagery

12:30 Lunch

1:30: Review and Lab; review of basic cranial structures as well as suboccipital, frontal, and temporal musculature; demonstration of sub occipital, frontal and temporal release demonstrated and followed by hands on lab practice

3pm: Break

3:15: 3:30 Combining manual techniques with relaxation techniques demonstration

3:30-4:45pm: Lab: practice manual techniques of neck and face while guiding patient with breathing cues, progressive muscle relaxation and guided imagery.

4:45pm: Survey, Post-test, Questions, Certificates

5pm: end

  • At the end of your training, you will receive a current dated and signed certificate which should be displayed prominently in your office.
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  • Our Courses are CEBroker listed. CEUs will be automatically credited to your account within 15days after the course completion.
  • Preserva Institute expects that you will adhere to the highest ethical standards of conduct and reserves the right to withdraw permission to display and market our certification if you misrepresent, its philosophy or its values.

Direction and accommodations will be provided with your confirmation letter. You can also contact our office at 863.658.4360 or send us an email.

Group Discount: (contact us prior booking)
10% discount off each enrollment fee for groups of 5 or more
20% discount off each enrollment fee for groups of 10 or more

Student Discount (contact us prior booking)

A 10% discount is available to current students who have yet to earn a license to practice at the time of course registration. This discount is not available to those therapists who have previously held a license, and are currently enrolled in a doctoral, or other post-graduate, program. This discount cannot be used in combination with any other discounts. To get this discount when checking out online, use the code student99. (Note, this code is only valid for non-licensed students. Our team will verify that registrants signed up with this code are, indeed, current students prior to their attendance of the course).

Referral Credit/Discount
Any therapist who has already taken a Preserva Institute course will earn a $50.00 “referral credit” if:
1. A therapist who has never taken a Preserva Institute course successfully registers for his or her first course(s); AND
2. In the registration process, the first-time registrant gives the name and clinic/hospital of the therapist who referred them to Preserva Institute.
A therapist who has earned a $50.00 “referral credit” may use this credit toward any course that is eligible for a “referral discount”.

Guest Blogger Credit/Discount (contact us prior booking)
Any therapist who completes a qualifying guest blog post on the Preserva Institute blog will earn a $50.00 “guest blogger credit”. This credit may be applied toward any course eligible for a “guest blogger discount”.