Massage Therapy (LMT)

LMT 101 Intro Massage Therapy Career (1 Credit)

Explore the education and academic requirements of the LMT program and the requirements for massage therapy licensure in Oregon.

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LMT 113 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy I (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121; MTH 010 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 020.

Corequisites: LMT 130, LMT 155, LMT 170.

Recommended preparation: BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231.

Provides an introduction and overview of the basic principles of kinesiology. Emphasizes anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy and function, the study of joints and their functions, and palpation skills. This is the first in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapists.

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LMT 118 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy II (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 113.

Continues study of the muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, joints and the boney landmarks. Second course in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapist.

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LMT 124 Kinesiology for Massage Therapy III (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 118.

Continues a study of muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, joints, and the boney landmarks; emphasizes palpation skills. Third course in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapists.

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LMT 130 Massage Fundamentals (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121; MTH 010 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 020.

Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 155, LMT 170.

Recommended preparation: BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231.

Introduction to the history of massage, self-care, proper body mechanics, basic medical terminology, universal sanitation precautions, draping, communication, and the effects of Swedish massage strokes.

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LMT 135 Managing a Massage Practice (3 Credits)

Managing a Massage Practice will explore business structures, legal, and tax documentation requirements for a massage therapy practice. Students will formulate a marketing plan including advertising, market analysis, and professional goals.

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LMT 140 Pathology for Massage Therapy (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: BI 121 or BI 231.

The effects of massage therapy on the body systems will be discussed including the indications and contraindications to massage. The basic mechanisms of the disease process and medical terminology will be reviewed.

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LMT 145 Massage I (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 130 and LMT 170.

The theory of Swedish massage, physiological effects, and the practical application will be incorporated into the development of a massage therapy routine. Basic Subjective Objective Action Plan (SOAP) charting skills and prenatal massage techniques are introduced.

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LMT 150 Massage II (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 118 and LMT 145.

The theory and practice of various modalities including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, and stretching are introduced. Incorporates client assessment and treatment planning for a massage session.

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LMT 155 Eastern Theory & Practice (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121; MTH 010 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 020.

Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 130, LMT 170.

Recommended preparation: BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231.

This course is philosophically neutral and will focus on Chinese Medicine as the primary model which includes an introduction to eastern philosophy and its complimentary healing techniques.

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LMT 160 Hydrotherapy (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: LMT 145.

The principles and techniques of water as it relates to a massage therapy session in its three forms; solid, liquid and vapor.

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LMT 170 Professional Ethics and Rules (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: WR 065 or higher or minimum placement into WR 121; MTH 010 or higher or minimum placement into MTH 020.

Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 130, LMT 155.

Recommended preparation: BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231.

The professional and ethical boundaries that govern the practice of massage therapy will be explored. The Oregon Administrative Rules and Statutes that apply to licensed massage therapists will be examined and discussed.

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LMT 175 Swedish Relaxation Clinic (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 145.

Swedish Relaxation Clinic will perform basic Swedish relaxation massage therapy techniques on the general public while demonstrating professionalism, client communication, and client consent during supervised public clinics.

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LMT 180 Therapeutic Clinic (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 150.

Therapeutic Clinic offers relaxation and treatment massage therapy techniques to the general public. Subjective Objective Action Plan (SOAP) charting, professionalism, client communication, and client consent will be performed during supervised public clinics. P/NP grading.

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LMT 188 Special Studies: LMT (1-4 Credits)

Specific modules that relate to first year courses.

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LMT 199 Selected Topics: Licensed Massage Therapy (1-4 Credits)

Selected Topics related to Massage Therapy.

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LMT 205 Movement for Massage (1 Credit)

The student will explore their body mechanics and body awareness through the practice of Qigong to meet the physical demands of a massage therapy career.

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LMT 206 The Spirit of Massage (1 Credit)

The Spirit of Massage will explore a holistic view of massage and facilitate a self-awareness of one’s personal connection to the massage therapy session and client goals. P/NP grading.

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LMT 210 Community Outreach (2 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Massage therapy research and case studies topics will be explored using methods of assessment of the benefits of massage. Internships and externships may be included.

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LMT 216 Aromatherapy I (2 Credits)

An introduction to the properties and benefits of essential oils and their effects on the body when used in clinical and holistic settings.

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LMT 217 Aromatherapy II (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 216.

Advanced exploration of the essential oils examined in Aromatherapy I and utilization in a massage therapy session.

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LMT 226 Thai Massage I (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 130 and LMT 155.

Traditional fundamentals of Thai bodywork techniques will be explored. A basic Thai floor massage routine will be practiced using traditional Thai equipment. Students should have the ability to kneel and move around on their feet and knees. P/NP grading.

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LMT 227 Thai Massage II (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 226.

Students will explore the deeper roots of Thai bodywork and the "Sen". Advanced techniques and stretches will be practiced in a Thai bodywork routine using traditional Thai equipment. Students should have the ability to kneel and move around on their feet and knees. P/NP grading.

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LMT 228 Foot Reflexology (1 Credit)

Students will practice reflexology routines, pressure points, and techniques that combine to make a unique foot massage similar to those enjoyed throughout the world. P/NP grading.

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LMT 229 Japanese Facial Massage (1 Credit)

Japanese Facial Massage combines massage and acupressure to reduce muscular tensions, increase blood and energy flow, while restoring elasticity to the skin. P/NP grading.

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LMT 240 Neuromuscular Treatments I (5 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 145, LMT 150, LMT 175.

This is advanced myofascial coursework that focuses on the treatment of specific conditions and injuries using neuromuscular massage therapy treatment protocols.

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LMT 245 Effective Office Decisions (2 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

This course will explore insurance billing, retail selling, target marketing, bookkeeping, credentialing and other issues a massage practice may encounter.

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LMT 250 Cranial Sacral Level I (5 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

This course will offer a cranio sacral approach to massage therapy with an emphasis on relevant anatomy.

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LMT 255 Zen Shiatsu (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: LMT 155 and LMT 130.

Zen Shiatsu history, basic theory and techniques used in this massage modality will be introduced. This class will offer hands-on experience while working with a clothed client in the style of Shizuto Masunaga.

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LMT 257 Chinese Medicine Theory (3 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 155.

Chinese Medicine Theory will provide a deeper understanding of Eastern/Asian foundational elements and the application of the elements as it relates to therapeutic massage therapy and bodywork.

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LMT 258 Eastern Clinic (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 255 or LMT 226.

Students will practice Shiatsu and/or Thai bodywork techniques on the general public during the supervised clinic. P/NP grading.

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LMT 259 Introductory Spa Treatments (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: LMT 145 and LMT 150 or department approval based on proof of massage therapist license.

Spa treatment commonly used in spa facilities will be explored. A variety of spa treatments will be practiced in class. Contraindications, hygiene, sanitation, and spa etiquette will be examined.

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LMT 265 Sports Massage (4 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 150.

The principles of deep tissue massage, neuromuscular therapies, and muscle energy techniques will be applied to target athletic performance and recovery, as well integrating techniques to aide in rehabilitation of athletic related injuries.

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LMT 266 Sports Massage Clinic (2 Credits)

Prerequisites: LMT 265.

Students will practice sports massage techniques targeting athletic performance, exercise recovery, and soft tissue rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. P/NP grading.

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LMT 270 Clinical Assessments (4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

This is a nontreatment course that will evaluate and assess ROM, posture, gait and soft tissue injury when determining massage therapy treatment options. Students taking Advanced Treatment courses are advised to enroll.

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LMT 271 Pregnancy Massage (1 Credit)

Prerequisites: LMT 145.

Advanced massage training when working with pregnant clients that will include precautions, draping, positioning and how massage can support women in labor.

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LMT 288 Special Studies: LMT (1-4 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Specific coursework related to massage therapy.

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LMT 298 Independent Study: Massage Therapy (1-4 Credits)

Prerequisites: Instructor approval.

Recommended preparation: prior coursework in the discipline.

Individualized, advanced study to focus on outcomes not addressed in existing courses or of special interest to a student. P/NP grading.

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LMT 299 Selected Topics: LMT (1-7 Credits)

Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Selected topics related to massage therapy.

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