Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description

MAS-205 - Int Massage,Thrpy,Theory,Tch/Pract (5 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: BIO110 or BIO161 and BIO162 BIO160 or BIO171 or BIO175 or BIO241, MAT100 or higher, PSY101, MAS 101, SPH101 or ENG101
This second of three sequential courses addresses an overview of anatomy, palpation, and kinesio- logy. Discussions continue covering the five basic massage strokes and the demonstration of their application to the entire body. This course will provide the student with an introduction of massage techniques for table and chair massages. Topics include: screening, and interviewing clients, observation and consultation techniques. Students will be responsible for the set up, positioning and draping. body mechanics, proper clean-up, sanitation, safety, and universal precautions. An introductory discussion of the various massage associations will be covered. The course objectives are enhanced through varied learning experiences including lecture, laboratory, multimedia, readings, professional portfolio and community practice. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.

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