LMT 145 : Massage I

Transcript title

Massage I

Credits

5

Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total

70

Lecture hours

40

Lab hours

30

Prerequisites

LMT 130 and LMT 170.

Description

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.

Learning outcomes

1. Explain the physiological effects and benefits of the 7 basic Swedish massage strokes.
2. Recognize endangerment sites and basic contraindications/indications for a massage therapy session
3. Demonstrate appropriate body mechanics and communication skills during a massage therapy session.
4. Describe appropriate methods for prenatal massage.
5. Demonstrate draping skills that maintain client safety.
6. Apply basic SOAP charting skills.

Content outline

• Wellness model, body mechanics, and the seven basic Swedish strokes. Demonstrate and reciprocate massage.
• Pathology and massage lecture, demonstrate and reciprocate massage.
• Exchange full body massage.
• Pathology and massage lecture, demonstrate and reciprocate massage.
• Pathology and massage lecture, chair massage lecture, demonstration and exchange.
• Lecture: Prenatal massage benefits contraindications, Pregnancy side-lying draping and massage practice.
• Face, abdomen and glute lecture and massage demonstration, exchange.
• Lecture: Advanced strokes and their application, demonstrate and exchange.
• Lecture: client intake process
• Lecture: Prenatal cushion and side lying massage with practice time.
• Lecture: Working with special populations
• Lecture and discuss student experiences with massage in classroom, program and career field.

Required materials

The REQUIRED Textbook(s).

Grading methods

Grades will be determined by class participation, homework, midterm exam, a practical final, and a written final exam.

Outside of
expected

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