Theory of Therapeutic Massage
This Course is a core requirement for the Certificate in Massage & Related Health Therapies, the Diploma in Therapeutic Treatment Massage, Diploma in Advanced Treatment Massage & Related Body Therapies, and the first 4 sessions are required for the Diploma in Kinesiology. The Course is designed to be taken concurrently with the Practise of Treatment Massage Course.
Topics include theoretical aspects of the following:
- Principles & Protocols
- Theory of Applied Movements
- Stress & Therapeutic Massage
- Massage for Special Needs (Elderly, Pregnancy & Infants, Others with Special Needs)
- Physiological Effects
- Soft Tissue Healing
- Treatment Planning
- Sports Massage
Students are expected to do a minimum of 2 to 3 hours preparatory reading/homework for each class session.
Required Text: Mosbys Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage, 4th Ed. Sandy Fritz (included in Course fee)
Next scheduled as an online course. Further details to follow.
In-class Hours: 28
Out of Class Hours: 56