LMT 130 : Massage Fundamentals
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Contact hours total
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.
1. Explain the 7 basic Swedish massage strokes and their effects on the body.
2. Utilize basic medical terminology.
3. Explain universal sanitation precautions.
4. Communicate effectively within a professional setting.
5. Identify Swedish massage strokes and use of positive body mechanics.
6. Evaluate the differences in massage therapy equipment and accessories.
7. Define and identify a wellness model and self-care practices.
8. Identify the scope of practice of massage and bodywork in relation to a wellness model.
9. Perform assessment and data collection including an observation and health history.
• Class overview
• History of Massage/Massage as a profession/Modalities
• Wellness model
• Group activities – What it takes to be a professional, continuing education training opportunities
• Communication skills, Body language, self-care
• Medical Terminology and its use in massage therapy.
• Contraindications and Cautions: Endangerment sites
• Health Intake, Client consent, and SOAP charting introduction.
• Equipment, Hygiene and sanitation precautions
• Introduction to body mechanics
• Table set-up, client positioning, and draping.
• Body Mechanics
• Draping and client positioning
• Swedish Massage Strokes Introduction
• Effects of: Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Tapotement, Vibration, Shaking, Jostling
• Hands-on Swedish Massage
• Written Final exam
Massage Therapy Program Certificate and Degree require courses to be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher.