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 1980’s 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 become frozen and restricted, even at times forming adhesions which can limit the natural movement necessary for normal inhalation and exhalation.
When this occurs, the ability to breath is reduced adding to and increasing the problems that asthma inflicts upon its sufferers.
By realizing the fatigued muscles, releasing the adhesions and allowing the muscles of respiration to function at their fullest capacity, a person can breath with less stress allowing the body to deal with the condition better.
Date: Saturday, August 19th, 2023
Time: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm
Cortiva Institute – Pompano Beach campus
2001 West Sample Road, Suite 100
Pompano Beach, FL 33064
CE Credits: 8
Instructor: Anthony Guglielmo
About the Instructor:
As a graduate of the Swedish Institute Anthony became a Nationally certified therapist in 1995 and a NYS licensed massage therapist in 1996.
His practice includes working with many MD’s and Physicians handling a variety of medical conditions that Massage Therapy can be of great assistance.
Anthony has been a guest lecturer to medical students and Professors at Cornell University and Tufts University discussing the benefits of Massage Therapy and is also an author of medical papers and the internationally selling book “The Walrus on My Table” discussing his experiences 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 treatments.
Anthony also provides continuing education classes on a variety of topics to help pass on the knowledge gained over the past 17 years and nearly 33,000 treatments..