Therapeutic Massage 1, Intro to
Introduces the history and theory of massage therapy. Massage equipment, safety and sanitation are covered to educate the student on how to properly set up a massage space. Major topics include draping techniques, massage therapy applications, and the physiological effects. In addition, the endangerment sites and proper communication skills to work with clients will be taught. Documentation covered includes health history forms and SOAP charts. Course contains lecture material, interactive massage trades, hands-on learning and self-care techniques to keep the student healthy as a massage therapist.
Corequisites: Admitted into Therapeutic Massage Certificate; Therapeutic Massage Anatomy and Physiology (31-537-300), Musculoskeletal Anatomy (31-537-301), Intro to Therapeutic Massage 1 (31-537-302), and Intro to Therapeutic Massage 2 (31-537-303)