Massage & Technique Courses

Massage Therapy i- Basic swedish massage

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 Students will learn basic Swedish massage strokes including effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration, and tapotment.  Includes theory, history, benefits and contraindications of massage.  Through in-class demonstration and supervised practice, students will learn proper draping, use of oils and working with their own breath and body movements.  Also includes learning to teach the client proper breathing with their treatment and T.M.J jaw work.  In-class and out-of-class practice is required. 

Massage Therapy ii-Acupressure Techniques

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 Acupressure is the use of finger pressure on acupuncture points.  this technique is based on the energy meridian theory of Chinese Medicine that is over 3,000 years old.  the student will learn vital areas of pressure points, theory, history, benefits and contraindications.  In-class and out-of-class practice is required. 

Massage Therapy iii- Combined therapies

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 The student will learn to combine several types of therapies to create a customized treatment for each client.  Includes use of Swedish massage, acupressure, foot reflexology, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy, breathing techniques, heated stone therapy, music, and specific physical problem areas. In-class and out-of-class practice is required. 


Course Offerings

Foot Reflexology

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 The feet contain a map of the body.  There are numerous reflexes found in the feet, each relating to a specific organ or part of the body.  History and Theory will be taught and the student will learn to give a complete foot reflexology treatment.  Proper techniques for applying appropriate pressure to specific reflex points will be taught. 

Hydrotherapy & Aromatherapy

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 Hydrotherapy is the therapeutic use of water.  The student will learn History and Theory and a variety of treatments including use of hot and cold packs, clay, compresses, and poultices.  Use of paraffin wax for hands and feet is included.  Aromatherapy: Using essential oils, students will learn to make and create their own products for use with clients, includes masks and footicials. 

First aid & CPR

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 The student will learn the techniques of First Aid as well as life-saving up-to-date CPR techniques. 

Course Offerings

HEated stone therapy

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 Heated stone therapy involves the use of smooth lava rocks heated to a therapeutic temperature in water.  The student will learn to use heated and cold stones with a full body massage.  The use of heated stones, along with the massage, adds greater benefits for healing and relaxation.  

Anatomy

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 Anatomy is the study of the structure of the human body and the relation of its parts to each other.  The student will learn basic anatomy.  Skeletons and mannequins are utilized for the instruction.  Anatomy is taught concurrently with Physiology. 

Physiology

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 Physiology is the science of the functioning of the body.  Students will learn the basic physiological functions of the body at the cellular, tissue, organ and system levels.  Physiology is taught concurrently with Anatomy. 

Course Offerings

Zoologik Anatomy Lab

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 To gain a hands-on understanding of the human musculoskeletal anatomy, the student will participate in a lab by forming anatomy in clay and attaching it to uniquely designed skeletal models.  The Zoologik Anatomy Lab is taught concurrently with Anatomy and Physiology  

kinesiology

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 In this course the student will learn about the mechanics of movement.  It expands upon the basic anatomy and physiology knowledge as related to activity and freedom or restriction of movement.  Kinesiology is taught as part of Anatomy and Physiology. 

pathology

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 Pathology is the study of abnormal conditions in the body.  Students will be introduced to common disease processes as they relate to massage therapy.  Pathology is taught as part of Anatomy and Physiology. 


Course Offerings

Introduction to sports massage

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 The student will receive a brief introduction to sports massage techniques that are designed to enhance performance, prevent injury, and assist in recovery.  The course includes stretches and joint mobilization techniques that can be used in correlation with massage therapy. 

on-site chair massage

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The student will learn how to use a portable massage chair to apply massage techniques for a brief and modified massage most often used in the workplace.  We will go on-site to establishments to practice these techniques.

Professional business & ethics

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 The student will learn the basics of business including creating a business plan, setting up a practice, bookkeeping, record keeping, clinical charting, health assessment and history, goal setting, and marketing.  the course includes 6 hours of ethics. Our guest CPA and Business Banker speakers will touch on topics in their field along with legalities and integrity.