Health Options Institute

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Lower Body Injury Treatments

(16 Hours)

Prerequisite: Basic training in massage and anatomy


This class will explore massage treatments for common injuries of the lower body (low back, hips, and lower extremities) using an approach integrating a variety of techniques including lymphatic drainage, neuromuscular therapy, deep tissue, and myo-fascial release. We will discuss the idea of pain as a symptom of the injury rather than working under the assumption that it is always the injury itself. After discussing all possible avenues of symptomatic presentation including pain, posture, gait, mental state, emotional state, and any memory of the injuring accident, we will follow the related patterns in the soft tissue to release blockages and provide relief. Lastly, we will discuss what stretches or routines might be relevant to send home with clients after treatment. A certificate of completion is received which can be used toward PA or NJ massage license renewal.

About the Instructor 

Veda King Blanchard, LMT, NCBTMB,

has been practicing therapeutic massage and bodywork for thirteen years. Veda’s focus is on using her trained hands to assist people, through massage, bodywork, and intuitive coaching in furthering their emotional, physical, and spiritual levels of relaxation and balance. Veda’s original training was at the Essex Group Institute for Massage and Bodywork in New Jersey. After graduation, she spent one and a half years working in the Athletic Training Room at Warren Wilson College where she gained additional experience, assessment, and treatment skills supporting athletes in maintaining balanced health and recovering from injury. Her background includes kinesiology coupled with tapping, trigger point therapy, cupping, lymphatic drainage, Master/Teacher level Reiki, zero balancing, deep tissue therapy, cranial sacral therapy, reflexology, cryotherapy and hydrotherapy, athletic taping and kinesio-taping, neuromuscular therapy, Trager, and pre/post-natal and delivery massage. She currently teaches massage classes at Warren County College in New Jersey and Health Options Institute in Pennsylvania. Veda leads periodic visioning and meditation groups, metaphysical workshops twice a month at two Centers for Spiritual Living in New Jersey, and wellness workshops to balance mind/body/spirit. If you wish to learn more about Veda, go to her website at



Call 610-419-3535 or​ Contact Us. Register with at least a $40 deposit more than 3 weeks in advance for the lowest price and to save your spot.

Click here for a Lower Body Injury Treatments flyer.

If we have more than one scheduled class date, only the flyer for the first upcoming class is available online. To see other class dates click here for the Continuing Education Course Calendar.

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Praise for Veda

"I really enjoyed the class. It opened up my mind to new ideas for working on clients." -December 2016  Student