2014-2015 Student Catalog 
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2014-2015 Student Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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MAS 101 - Western Massage Therapy I

3 Cr.
Contact Hours Per Week: 2 Lec.

This course will focus on developing a firm foundation in the practice of contemporary Western massage. Students will learn essential techniques to perform a full-body wellness massage with a holistic perspective. Research-informed benefits and cautions of massage therapy will be discussed along with endangerment sites, proper hygiene and self-care for the student therapist. Proper use of oils, massage tables, draping and bolstering methods will be introduced. Emphasis will be placed on the development of appropriate body mechanics and the cultivation of palpation and communication skills.  
Usually offered Fall semester
Concurrent Requirement: Pre-requisite that may be met concurrently: MAS 100
Co-Requisites: BIO 213, BIO 213L, MAS 101L, MAS 102, MAS 102L

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