NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog 
    Jun 13, 2024  
NWCCD 2018-19 Catalog [This is an Archived Catalog.]

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HLTK 1760 - Relaxation Techniques

This course covers three types of relaxation methods (breathing, visualization and movement) and how they can be integrated. It includes practicing these stress-management techniques as well as learning to instruct others in them.

Credits: 2

Instructional Method Lecture/Lab

Minimum Student Competencies
Upon completion of (HLTK 1760 Relaxation Techniques) , the student will:

  1. Describe, practice and teach the relaxation response.
  2. Relax clients during MT.
  3. Explain the anatomy and mechanics of breath.
  4. Describe, practice and teach three breathing techniques for relaxation.
  5. Describe, practice and guide others through scripted relaxing visualizations and through methods of creating individualized visualizations.
  6. Guide MT clients through the use of visualization techniques to describe body symptoms, therapy modalities and effects.
  7. Describe, practice and teach movement as a relaxation method, including range of motion exercises for injuries, several styles of stretching (Tai Chi and yoga) as well as traditional exercise programs.
  8. Identify the indications and contraindications for different breathing, visualization and movement relaxation.
  9. Present clients with an integrated approach to stress-management.

Program Outcomes
Massage Therapy

PO# 1 Identify contradictions

PO# 2 Integrate protocols of a given modality as needed during treatment

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