Anxiety, Breath, and COVID ~ ABCs of Massage Therapy for COVID-19 Survivors 

Saturday, April 24th, 2021
5:00 p.m. – 6:30 p.m.

Approved for 1.5 Core Competency credits

Course will be held live online with an on-demand option after the event.

One awesome price for the entire conference!

MTAM Members:
$129 + GST

$199 + GST


Anxiety causes shortness of breath. People recovering from COVID-19 also have shortness of breath.  Shortness of breath causes anxiety—which can exacerbate shortness of breath. Into this maelstrom of fear, anxiety, and problems with breathing, touch may have a profoundly positive impact.  

Join Ruth Werner for an exploration of what the research says about anxiety, breathing, and touch—and how we may be able to apply those concepts to bring our best to clients who are recovering from COVID-19, as well as those whose anxiety causes them to worry about breathing.  


Ruth Werner, BCTMB

Ms. Werner is an educator, writer, and retired massage therapist with a passionate interest in massage therapy research and the role of bodywork for people who live with health challenges. Her groundbreaking textbook, A Massage Therapist’s Guide to Pathology was first published in 1998, and is now in its 7th edition, published by Books of Discovery.

Ruth is a columnist for Massage and Bodywork magazine and Massage New Zealand. She serves on several national and international volunteer committees, and teaches continuing education workshops in research and pathology all over the world. Ruth was honored with the AMTA Council of Schools Teacher of the Year Award for 2005. She was proud to serve the Massage Therapy Foundation as a Trustee from 2007 to 2017, and as President of the Foundation from 2010-2014.

Registration opens February 11th, 2021! Please visit the MTAM Coming Events page to Register.

Cancellations made by March 25, 2021 receive a full refund. Cancellations made from March 26 – April 9, 2021 receive a 50% refund on the full cost of the course. No refunds will be given on cancellations made after April 10, 2021 at 4:30 pm.