Massage for Rehabilitation

Saturday March 2, 2024 (8:00 am- 5:00 pm) and
Sunday March 3, 2024 (8:00 am – 12:00 pm)

Course Description

The course will cover massage techniques that can be used to treat musculoskeletal, post-surgical and chronic conditions related to neck, low back, hips, shoulders, and knees. ROM, stretching, and over the clothes and skin on skin techniques will be demonstrated. Lymphatic drainage techniques will also be demonstrated. I will demonstrate how and when to include upping and scrapping techniques (these techniques can only be utilized by those clinicians that took a course on those modalities). This is a hands-on course so please be prepared to do the work, as well as receive work. There will be many situations where you will need to undress so the techniques can be performed effectively. Proper draping techniques will be utilized and taught.

Level of Course: 

Course Objectives:

Upon completion of this course, participants should be able to:

  • Identify body restrictions through simple assessment
  • Perform general/specific techniques effective in releasing joint/muscular pain and tightness
  • Perform general lymphatic drainage on an extremity
  • Know when and how to incorporate cupping/scrapping techniques (only if qualified to use)


Janet Szwabowski, LMT, OTA, CLT
graduated in 2001 from Irene’s Myomassology Institute in Southfield MI. Continued on at Irene’s as an Instructor. Taught the “Hand On” portion of the core curriculum for 8 years, as well as many massage related seminars open to the general public. In 2009, graduated from Henry Ford Community College with a PTA associates degree. Started in May of 2009 at RIM Northwest. In May of 2011 became the massage therapist for the Detroit Tigers (I just finished my 13th season with the team). In 2017, I received my certification as a Lymphedema Therapist. I have taken courses in cupping, and IASTM use those techniques often when treating.

Course Location

RIM Auditorium (Basement) 261 Mack, Detroit MI 48201


Intended Audience



Comfortable clothing. Please bring a large bath towel, shorts, tank top/cami, (preferable no cross-backed sports bra as the high straps make it challenging to work the neck and shoulders).

Course Hours

Saturday March 2, 2024, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (Registration will begin at 7:30 am)
Sunday March 3, 2024, 8:00 am – 12:00 pm (Registration will begin at 7:45 am)
Snacks provided.
Lunch on your own Saturday.

Contact Hours: 

12 hours


Registration Fees: 

Tenet/DMC/RIM employees $125
Non Tenet/DMC/RIM employees $300


Class limit: 

36 registrants


Online Registration      


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2024 Continuing Education Courses