Massage Students Reach Out To Summit Place Residents

Posted by on September 26, 2012

Pregnancy/Special Populations students take a break from massage work to pose for a picture. (Kneeling) David Steffl, Rebecca Hadlock; (Standing) Jason Heil, Ana Anderson, Susan Worden, Marc Sinko, Taylor Olsen, Brittany Howe.

Minnesota School of Business-Plymouth massage students gave the gift of massage at Summit Place Senior Campus recently. Eight students from Regina Hughes’ Pregnancy/Special Populations class gave their morning to not only the residents, but also to honing their craft.

“Applied learning opportunities are a vital part of our students’ growth and future success,” Communications and Community Relations Specialist Matt Marek said. “It’s a win-win experience for the community and our students.”

Students offered several different massages, including chair and table options. The experience allowed students to practice geriatric-specific techniques and work on patient-client communication.

“[Geriatric massage] is a growing part of the field and it’s important for students to get as much experience as they can,” Hughes said. “Many of the clients expressed how massage helped with different ailments, and the students enjoyed providing massage therapy for a population that doesn’t receive it often.”

Summit Place is a rental community for seniors age 62 and over, located in Eden Prairie, Minn.

For more information on massage therapy, named one of the best jobs in healthcare by U.S. News and World Report, at the Minnesota School of Business, please follow this link.

For more photos from the day, please visit the Plymouth campus Facebook page here.

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