Asthma and Massage: How to Promote Better Breathing

Date: May 5, 2016
Time: 10:00 am - 6:00 pm

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Anthony Guglielmo, LMT

Early Bird Price: $250 (Register by April 5th)
Regular Price: $280
7 CE hour NCBTMB / NYS-certified

Nearly 25 million Americans suffer from asthma (over 8% of adults, over 9% children), and 60% of asthma cases are “allergic asthma.” The prevalence of asthma has been increasing since the early 1980s across all ages, sex and racial groups.

Asthma is characterized by inflammation of the air passages resulting in the temporary narrowing of the airways that transport air from the nose/throat to the lungs. Asthma symptoms can be caused by allergens or irritants that are inhaled into the lungs, resulting in inflamed, clogged and constricted airways. Symptoms include difficulty breathing, wheezing, coughing and tightness in the chest. In severe cases, asthma can be deadly.

Although there is no cure for asthma, it can be managed with proper prevention and treatment. Massage therapy can be an effective aid in the care of asthma and other breathing conditions. As the muscles of respiration become fatigued and locked up from constant coughing, wheezing and straining to increase intake volume, in many cases the very same muscles become frozen and restricted, even at times forming adhesions that can limit the natural movement necessary for normal inhalation and exhalation. When this occurs, the ability to breathe is reduced, adding to and increasing the problems that asthma inflicts upon its sufferers.

With the help of massage techniques, releasing the fatigued muscles, reducing the adhesions and allowing the muscles of respiration to function at their fullest capacity, our clients can breathe with less stress, allowing their bodies to deal with the condition better.

anthonygAnthony Guglielmo, LMT is a graduate of the Swedish Institute. He has been a Nationally Certified Therapist since 1995 and a NYS Licensed Massage Therapist since 1996. His practice includes working with several MDs and physicians handling a variety of medical conditions. He has been a guest lecturer to medical students and professors at Cornell University and Tufts University discussing the benefits of massage therapy. Anthony is also the author of medical papers and the internationally selling book The Walrus on My Table, discussing his experiences of the effects of massage therapy on animals. In addition to his private practice he is a partner with Cancer Treatment Centers of America working with those dealing with and surviving cancer. Anthony has been providing continuing education classes on a variety of topics for the past 8 years to help pass on the knowledge he has gained over the past 20+ years and nearly 39,000 treatments.

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