Geriatric Massage Certification:
Level 1: Foundation

Massage can play a powerful role in the improvement and maintenance of the physical and emotional well-being of seniors. Older people vary greatly from each other even though they may be of the same age. Geriatric Massage level 1 will enable you with the fundamental knowledge to confidently and successfully work with people in their 60’s, 70’s and beyond. You will learn to assess the general condition of each individual client, modify your standard massage techniques and develop special methods to suit special needs. Live clinic is included in the course.

This course will cover:

  • Physiological, psychological, and sociological aspects of aging
  • Client assessment, cautions, and contraindications
  • Modification of standard massage techniques and development of special methods to suit each client’s special needs
  • Practical hands-on work with older people
  • How to establish a geriatric massage practice
  • Marketing techniques for LMTs

NOTE: THERE WILL BE A FREE CLINIC FOR SENIORS AGED 70+ HELD ON SUNDAY MARCH 11th at 1:30PM & 2:15PM.  Students need 2 sets of sheets, instructor will provide  the lotion. If you can, please bring an elderly volunteer aged 70+ for the Sunday Clinic portion of this seminar. You will have the opportunity to put your learning to practice in a safe and supervised clinic. Please have your volunteer call us on 305-285-6991 ext. 104 to get further information and to confirm their attendance.

MARCH 9 – 11, 2018 (Fri-Sun)
18 CEs

Instructor: Sharon Puszko, LMT
Hours: Fri: 6:30-9:30PM; Sat: 9AM – 5PM; Sun: 9AM – 4PM
Discounted Price: $395 (within 4 weeks of class start)
Regular Price: $445
Student Reviewer Price:
Bundle Certification price L1 – 2: $750
Deposit: $100 minimum non-refundable deposit


About Sharon Puszko, LMT

Sharon is a graduate of the University of California with a major in education. After teaching Biology and English internationally, in Europe, Asia, Central America and the Eastern United States, Sharon made a career change into the wellness field in 1986. She attended massage school in northern California and then graduated from the Pittsburgh School of Massage Therapy and Healthbuilders School of Massage Therapy in St. Augustine, FL. Along with overseeing the function of DAYBREAK Geriatric Massage Institute; she has a private practice and does volunteer hospice work. Day-Break was founded in 1982 by Dietrich Miesler of Germany. Sharon worked and studied with Dietrich for a number of years after she graduated from massage school. Dietrich passed the Institute to Sharon in 2001 upon his retirement.She travels extensively throughout the US and internationally-from Nova Scotia to Singapore- teaching the DAY-BREAK Geriatric Massage Level 1-Beginning and Level 2-Advanced workshops in massage schools and community colleges. The classes are approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB) for continuing education for massage therapists, nurses and other health providers. Day-Break conducts over 40 workshops per year.

For more information visit DayBreak Geriatric Massage Institute