Apr 22, 2019
HLTK 1750 - Massage Therapy Techniques II
This course, the second of a two-semester hands-on technique series, offers comprehensive coverage of Neuromuscular Massage Therapy. In addition to systematic assessments, protocols and sequencing for all parts of the body, the course will cover breathing dynamics, detailed postural assessment, introductory kinesiology, sports massage techniques, lymphatic drainage methods, and integration of different modalities in client-centered Massage Therapy setting.
Instructional Method Lecture/Lab
HLTK 1720 Massage Therapy I and HLTK 1730 Communication, Ethics and Business Application
Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of HLTK 1750 Massage Therapy Techniques II, the student will:
- Perform appropriate, systematic, complete, effective and safe Neuromuscular Massage sequencing, protocols (approach, speed, flow and lubrication) and techniques for the head, anterior posterior neck, anterior and posterior extremities; anterior torso, and posterior torso.
- Explain and use all Neuromuscular Massage terminology and principles.
- Perform complete postural/distortion assessments demonstrating detailed knowledge of anatomy/anatomical planes.
- Demonstrate appropriate sports massage techniques, including pre- and post-event modalities.
- Describe and utilize elementary kinesiology principles, explaining how the body moves in space and the manner in which these principles relate to the practice of MT.
- Integrate Swedish and neuromuscular Massage techniques along with other modalities into a flowing effective therapy session for each individual client’s needs.
PO#2 Integrate protocols of a given modality as needed during treatment
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