History of Massage Therapy
Provide an overall understanding and orientation to massage therapy and the historical development of massage and its relationship to today’s healthcare. Requirements to practice massage therapy in the state and safety practices.
Anatomy and Physiology for the Massage Therapist
Provide an overall understanding of anatomy and physiology as it pertains to massage therapy. Subjects include the organization of the body, cells, tissues, glands, membranes and an overview of individual body systems with an emphasis on the relationship to the muscular systems.
Fundamentals of Massage Therapy
This course is to provide the student with the fundamentals of massage therapy. Understanding theory and applying hands on the major massage strokes and explore contemporary therapeutic massages.
Massage Business Administration & Ethics
This course covers a broad spectrum of business policies and procedures vital to establishing and maintaining a successful massage practice. Discussion of marketing, finances, business plan and forms designed to prepare the students to manage a career in massage therapy. This module provides an understanding of the job opportunities available in the massage field. Also practice ethics, professionalism and local state laws.
Spa Services & Wellness
This course is designed to provide the student with the skills involved with working in spa services and specific strategies to enhance good health and wellness. This module also presents information about HIV and AIDS. In accordance to the guidelines prepared by the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Other common blood pathogens and communicable diseases are studied with emphasis on transmission and prevention.
Clinical Massage Therapy and Neuromuscular Techniques
This course is designed to provide the student with an understanding of the theory and hands on skills in the application of clinical massage therapy. These techniques will be incorporated into Swedish massage to better address individual client’s needs. Students will use assessment skills to identify muscular holding patterns and develop treatment plans. Instruction is extended into the therapeutic area with trigger points and corresponding pain zones.
Swedish, Deep Tissue
This course is designed to introduce the student to the theory and hands on skills involved in Swedish massage. The student will analyze how the body creates movement including joint mobilization and range of motion assessment. The principles and techniques of deep tissue massage and neuromuscular therapy are studied and used to treat myofascial pain.
This course is designed to provide the student with the theory and hands on skills in adapting basic massage techniques for sports massage applications.
Reflexology and Non Traditional Massage
This course is explores specialized therapies in massage and body work, with attention given to the concept of energy. The student will be introduced to other non-traditional forms of body work.