MASS110 - Foundational Massage Techniques

Credits: 5

The lecture portion of this course is designed to provide the student with entry level information about the history and theory of massage therapy. Material covered includes professional ethics, scope of practice, therapy room set up, sanitation, professionalism, proper record keeping including SOAP charting and devising a treatment plan, physiological effects of massage therapy on the body’s systems and contraindications. The lab component will teach the basics of providing a full body Swedish massage and a seated massage with instruction on massage strokes, appropriate practitioner body mechanics, application of oils, creams, lotions and gels, and draping techniques, as well as physical assessment. Prior to registration, students must possess and maintain professional liability insurance from the college.

Prerequisites

Placement at College Level Reading and Admission to the Massage Therapy program; or Permission of the Program Coordinator.

Required course for