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BC3 Academic Catalog: 2015-2016 
BC3 Academic Catalog: 2015-2016 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

MTPY 101 - Introduction to Massage Therapy, Theory, Techniques and Practice

4 credits (2 lecture, 4 lab)
An overview of the field of massage therapy including a history of Swedish massage from ancient to modern times. It includes an introduction to the different types of massage strokes such as superficial stroking, deep touch and kneading. Discussions will also include the indications (benefits), contraindications, and precautions of massage. The course will cover the role of disease in massage therapy. The study of body mechanics, positioning, draping, proper sanitation, hygiene, and safety will be covered. The course objectives are enhanced through varied learning experiences including lecture, laboratory, and readings.
Corerequisite(s): BIOL 131.
Prerequisite(s): High School Biology or BIOL 115 or BIOL 101 or BIOL 131.
BIOL 131