Therapeutic Massage

Total classroom hours: 161

Description: The massage portion of our program includes techniques in Swedish Massage and Myofacial Therapy, Sports & Chair Massage, Pregnancy and Infant Massage. Gliding, kneading, friction, percussion, vibration, and Myofascial Techniques are employed to relax and/or tonify the musculature and to increase the blood and lymphatic flow throughout the body. This increased flow helps bring nutrition to the cells, while removing waste and toxins which have accumulated in the stressed or injured parts, prompting deep relaxation on the physical, mental, and emotional levels. Non-Specific Stretching Techniques, the movement of a client’s limbs and spine, are taught to facilitate relaxation, flexibility, proper muscle tone, and spinal alignment. In addition to hands-on techniques, professional conduct and draping is practiced. We also teach Tai Chi as a means of developing correct table-side posture and movement.

Listen: Don Cornwell discusses “teaching touch” and “palpation”—

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Listen: Robert Stevens explains therapeutic massage—

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