MAT 111 Therapeutic Massage I

The course includes the indications, contraindications, and physiological effects of therapeutic massage. Students develop competency in the performance of basic Swedish Massage techniques including effleurage, pétrissage, friction, tapotement and vibration for full body and chair massages. Emphasis is placed on the safe application of these techniques including hygiene procedures and requirements, draping, client assessment, palpation, positioning, and good body mechanics. An in-depth study of the musculoskeletal and neuromuscular systems, fascia layers, and sensory receptors is included. Pre or co-requisite: MAT 112.  Two class hours and six lab hours a week. Instructional Support Fee applies. 5 credits. Fall, Spring, Summer.

5 credits
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