Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge necessary to perform full-body Swedish massage and basic chair massage routines. Topics include the history of massage, legal considerations, equipment, safety practices, basic musculoskeletal identification, benefits and contraindications of massage, technique application, client consultation, assessment and basic documentation.
Pathology for Massage Therapists
This course introduces postural analysis and disease conditions for eleven body systems, providing students with related skills needed by massage therapists.
Pregnancy/Special Populations Massage
Students learn the skills and knowledge necessary to perform pregnancy massage. They are also introduced to massage techniques commonly performed in geriatric and hospice settings. Each student performs hands-on applications of pregnancy and special population’s techniques in lab.
Students learn how to manipulate connective tissue in a full-body myofascial release routine. Each student performs myofascial techniques in lab. Students receive eight hours of CPR and first aid training as part of this course.