Learning The 'M' Technique®

Learning The 'M' Technique

Learning The 'M' Technique

The 'M' Technique

The following instructors teach the 'M' Technique® Practitioner Program and the 'M' Technique® Hand and Foot course and have declared no conflict of interest relative to the content of this educational activity.

Mary Jo Brock, Kathy Duffy, Janet Hamill, Susan Raskin, Carol Scheidel, Linda Weihbrecht, Karen Wexell, and Toyoko Yusui

Anyone can learn the ‘M’ Technique® – it is suitable for caregivers, family members, volunteers, patient ambassadors and friends as well as nurses, massage therapists and other health professionals.

The ‘M’ Technique® is different from massage – it is more like a choreographed dance. Each simple sequence is done a set number of times at a set pressure. The full body ‘M’ Technique® (practitioner course) can be learned in 2 days – usually over a weekend. The  ‘M’ Technique® for Hospital course takes just 4 hours. Each course is taught by a certified RJ Buckle instructor.

For a list of classes, please click here

For a list of instructors, please click here
For details on the DVDs, please click here

'M' Technique® Approval and Continuing Educational Credit: USA

Nurses:  The 'M' Technique® Practitioner Course:

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.


Nurses:  The 'M' Technique® Hand and Foot

This activity has been submitted to the American Holistic Nurses Association for approval to award contact hours. The American Holistic Nurses Association is accredited as an approver of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.



Approval for contact hours through the AHNA is based on an assessment of the educational merit of this program and does not constitute endorsement of the use of any specific modality in the care of clients.

Contact hours from The 'M' Technique® may be applied toward the continuing education requirements for the Holistic Nursing Certification examination and re-certification process. www.ahncc.org  

Massage Therapists:

RJ Buckle Associates LLC is approved by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) as a Continuing Education Approved Provider. Provider Number 839132, thru 8/30/2019.

'M' Technique® Practitioner Course (Full Body)

The two-day course covers the full body ‘M’ Technique®. This course is suitable for health professionals (or a layperson caring for a loved one with a chronic illness).

This is a practical class working mainly in pairs. Parts of the body included are: head, face, hands, feet, legs, backs of legs, arms, stomach, back shoulders and neck. The ‘M’® can be given over thin clothing if you have cultural requirements that prevent you from disrobing. Students are required to bring two large towels with then to the course and to dress appropriately.

Practitioner status is only available to licensed health professionals, although every one completing the 2-day course will be given a certificate of attendance.  

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Learner Outcome of 'M' Technique® Practitioner Course®

The learner outcome of the 'M' Technique® practitioner course is to enable nurses and other health providers to use touch for comfort and care, and to promote healing in any setting utilizing a touch technique that is suitable for frail and critically ill patients, as well as for healthy individuals of all ages.

This touch technique is used with all types of health conditions: e.g stress management, pain control and anxiety.

The course is also open to non-health professionals such as hospice volunteers, patient advocates or patient ambassadors and to relatives and friends of patients who may be critically ill or very fragile.

'M' Technique® Practitioner Course Objectives

Objectives:  At the end of this course students will be able to:
  • Discuss the difference between various touch modalities used in healthcare settings.
  • Demonstrate hand and foot 'M' Technique®
  • Demonstrate ‘M’ Technique® on face and head
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on arm and leg
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on back
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on stomach
  • Demonstrate ‘M’ Technique® on back of legs
  • Demonstrate full body 'M' Technique® in proper sequence
  • Review 'M' Technique®
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® practical
  • Document the use of the 'M' Technique®

 

To earn continuing education credit (nursing and massage therapy) students must:
  • Attend the entire course
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® practical
  • Complete multiple-choice test with 70% or better
  • Complete a course evaluation

 

A Certificate of Attendance is given to everyone.

To earn 'M' Technique Practitioner Certification:

Only health professionals such as nurses and doctors (or others that have a license to touch in their State/Country such as massage therapists) can become ‘M’ Technique® Practitioners. 

  • Attend the entire course
  • Demonstrate 'M' Technique® practical
  • Complete multiple-choice test with 70% or better
  • Complete a course evaluation
  • Complete and submit 2 case-studies in a set format within 6 months to their instructor

 

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'M' Technique® Course
Hand & Foot Course

This 4 hour course covers the hand and foot ‘M’ Technique® only and has been created due to popular demand. This course will show you how to relax someone in about 5 minutes – whether he or she is fragile, critically ill or just stressed out. The course is suitable for nurses and health professionals or volunteers and relatives wanting to de-stress a loved one.

This is a practical class working mainly in pairs. The theory and background of the ‘M’ Technique® is given, plus a discussion of research and case studies. However, the majority of the course is experiential. Students will be expected to be competent in both the hand and the foot 'M' Technique® by the end of the 4 hours and to correctly complete a short multiple-choice test. This course is available to healthcare facilities. Please contact info@rjbuckle.com to learn how to bring this course to your facility.  

Continuing Education Credit is available for nurses and massage therapists following this course, for details click here.

Please feel free to use the hand and foot 'M' Technique® whenever you feel appropriate. However, only RJBA Instructors may teach the 'M' Technique® Programs. Please click here to view a list of qualified Instructors.

Everyone has 5 minutes. Make them ‘M’® Minutes!

'M' Technique® Course
 Hand and Foot Details

Learner Outcome:
The learner outcome is to enable nurses and other health providers to use touch on the hands and feet for comfort and care, and to promote healing in any setting utilizing a touch technique that is suitable for frail and critically ill patient, as well as for healthy individuals of all ages.

Objectives:
At the end of this course students will be able to:

•  Successfully complete a multiple-choice test
•  Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on foot
•  Demonstrate proficiency in core touch at a pressure of three
•  Discuss the difference between various touch modalities used in
     healthcare settings.
•  Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on hand
•  Demonstrate 'M' Technique® on the hand and foot practical
•  Complete a course evaluation

The course is open to nurses, other health providers as well as non-health professionals such as hospice volunteers, patient advocates or patient ambassadors. It is also open to relatives and friends of patients who may be critically ill or very fragile.

 ‘M’ Technique empowers nurses

 

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