Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


MAS-201 - Massage Therapy Principles/Procedures 3 (5 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: BIO162 and MAS102
This course provides the student with the theory and practical application of the modality known as Swedish, full body or table massage. Students will become familiar with endangerment sites, contraindications and precautions for massage. A thorough review of skin and musculoskeletal pathologies is included as part of the assessment procedure for Swedish massage. Students will also review palpation of bony landmarks and muscle anatomy in preparation for certification examinations. Laboratory sessions are devoted to the business and practical application of such spa-related services as aromatherapy, hydrotherapy and hot stone massage. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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