This course incorporates an exciting new focus on evidence informed practice to enhance the reader’s scholarly literacy, while maintaining the text’s characteristic accessibility for massage students. Packed with vibrant images, detailed illustrations, and a commonsense approach, the text breaks down difficult concepts into palatable lessons that simplify learning. The goal is to focus on key concepts required for massage licensure forming the foundation of massage practice in both health care and wellness or spa settings. With the widening range of massage practices across the United States and Canada, massage practitioners are in high demand, particularly those cross-trained to work in a variety of settings, including spas, health clubs, hospitals, oncology wards, physical therapy, and chiropractic clinics.
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- Chapter 7- Body Mechanics, Client Positioning, and Draping
- Chapter 8- Massage Techniques, Mobilizations, and Stretches
- Chapter 9- Standard Precautions, Contradictions, and Emergency Preparedness
- Chapter 11- Special Populations: Massage for Pregnant Women, Infants, Children, Adolescents, Tactical Athletes and the Military, Elderly, and People With Impairments
- Chapter 12- Hydrotherapy: Clinical and Spa Applications
- Chapter 13- Foot Reﬂexology: Principles and Practice
- Chapter 14- Clinical Massage: Pain, Trigger Points, Fascia, Orthopedic Assessments, and Application Methods
- Chapter 15- Seated Massage: Principles and Practice
- Chapter 16- Asian Bodywork Therapy: Shiatsu, Thai Massage, Ayurvedic Principles, and Chakras
Course Goals & Objectives:
This course is intended to instruct the professional on key concepts required for massage licensure forming the foundation of massage practice in both health care and wellness or spa settings.
At the end of this course the professional will be able to:
- Define archer stance.
- List 4 purposes of draping.
- Recognize types of massage techniques and their variations.
- Identify factors that may inhibit client relaxation.
- Define PROM.
- Identify causes of disease.
- Identify pathogens capable of causing infectious diseases.
- Define PPE.
- Recognize absolute and local contraindications for massage.
- Identify signs and symptoms of DVT.
- Define preeclampsia.
- Recognize common causes of mobility impairment.
- Recognize physical properties of water.
- Identify contraindications for cryotherapy.
- Define landmarks.
- Recognize contraindications for foot reflexology.
- Define prescription.
- Identify the Thompson test.
- Recognize stages of grief.
- Recognize factors to be utilized when selecting a massage chair.
- Identify the main aspects of yin and yang.
- Recognize the five phases or elements.
- Identify chakras.
Contact Hours: 10 contact hours in length (check your state’s approval status in the state specific course catalog for your profession).
Target Audience: Licensed Massage Therapist
Instructional Level: Intermediate
Criteria for Completion: Criteria for Completion: A score of 70% or more is considered passing. Scores of less than 70% indicate a failure to understand the material and the test will need to be taken again until a passing score has been achieved
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Content Disclosure: This course does not focus solely on any specific product or service
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