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MT-100

Swedish Massage & Therapeutic Comm. & Documentation

This module provides an overview of the history, development, and general concepts of massage therapy.  The course examines various theories and clinical studies related to the application of massage therapy, exploring the physiological and therapeutic effects of massage on the systems and organs of the human body.  This module introduces students to medical terminology and covers the levels of organization in the body, cells, and tissues; and the anatomy and physiology of the muscular system.  Other topics covered in this module include hygiene, sanitation, and safety; massage equipment  and safety; appropriate client positioning, bolstering and draping; basic Swedish massage techniques; and career preparation and professional development related to the field of massage therapy.

Credits:
6.0

Outside Clock Hours:
56.25

In Class Clock Hours:
80.00

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