To enable students to understand the history of massage and the basic tools of a massage therapist: the ability to prepare a massage environment, assessment, conducting a massage session, review and recording findings.
The learning outcomes for this course are:
Explain the historical development of massage.
Apply principles of hygiene and safety while performing massage on clients.
Communicate with clients to establish massage treatment plans.
Apply massage techniques to meet client requirements/needs.
Discuss the physiological and psychological effects of massage on the human body.