LMT 155 : Eastern Theory & Practice

Transcript title

Eastern Theory Practice



Grade mode

Standard letter grades

Contact hours total


Other hours



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


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.

Learning outcomes

1. Discuss basic Chinese Medicine Ayurvedic philosophy.
2. Discuss the history of Eastern Theory.
3. Explain Yin Yang Theory.
4. Locate 3 acupressure points, and 1 meridian on the human body.
5. Apply a basic technique of Jin Shin bodywork.
6. Demonstrate 10 basic Thai and 10 basic shiatsu massage techniques.

Content outline

• Discuss syllabus
• History of Eastern Theory
• Discuss yin/yang, points and meridians
• Perform Shiatsu
• An introduction to basic Ayurvedic principles.
• Jin Shin
• Thai Massage
• Written final

Required materials

Textbook required.

Grading methods

Massage Therapy Program Certificate and Degree require courses to be completed with a grade of "C" (75%) or higher.

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