The Science and Art of massage is the foundation of all massage courses in this program. It is offered in two parts. Part I introduces students to the history, theory, and practice of massage therapy with an emphasis on professionalism, massage technique classifications, and ethics of touch. Students will learn how to apply all of the basic Swedish massage techniques to the body utilizing massage chairs and tables. The instructor will provide guidance and feedback based upon technique application and proper body mechanics. Draping skills, client positioning, indications and contraindications, and medical terminology are also examined in this course. By the end of this course, students will: - Define therapeutic touch. - Learn how massage impacts the body. - Learn the history of massage therapy and current trends. - Learn basic medical terminology to determine the regions of the body. - Develop proper body mechanics for giving chair massage and full body massage on a table. - Learn chair massage. - Learn basic massage strokes.
No class on Thursday November 27, 2014, Thursday, December 25, 2014, and Thursday, January 1, 2015.
Science & Art of Massage Part I #CMT215.06
Standard charge: $789.00
From March 11, 2015 to June 3, 2015
Each Wednesday from 6pm to 9:30pm
6pm to 9:30pm
Health Services and Medical Technology
Massage Therapy - Certification
7 openings remaining
18 and up
University of Richmond - School of Professional and Continuing Studies