2013 - 2014 Student Catalog 
    Nov 29, 2022  
2013 - 2014 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAS 101 - Western Massage Therapy: Theory & Practice

6 Cr.

This lecture and laboratory course provides the student with fundamental knowledge in the principles and practice of Swedish Massage. Through lecture/demonstration and student exchange, the history, theory and techniques of Swedish Massage will be integrated into a unique hands-on learning experience. Students will explore the background, development and modern application of touch therapy, its physiological benefits, indications and contraindications for massage, classifications and application of basic massage movements, preparation and procedure for complete body massage, body mechanics and self-care for the practitioner, as well as self-help programs for the client in postural concerns, relaxation techniques and muscular dexterity. Scope of practice, licensure laws, professional ethics, client referrals, and health and safety standards will be discussed. Students will be required to obtain certification in CPR for the Professional Rescuer. Usually offered Fall semester.
Pre-Requisites: that may be met concurrently: MAS 102 and BIO 213.

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