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LMT 180 Therapeutic Massage I
Credit Hours:  3
Effective Term: Fall 2016
SUN#: None
AGEC: None  
Credit Breakdown: 3 Lectures
Times for Credit: 1
Grading Option: A, B, C, D, F

Description: Introduction to massage history, benefits and contraindications, draping, hygiene and safety, relaxation (Swedish) massage techniques and benefits, and business and ethics.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Evaluation Level) Explain the history, ethics, boundaries, contraindications and benefits of massage therapy and compare and contrast its role in medicine today with historical applications.
2. (Application Level) Explain the anatomy and medical terminology associated with the body systems studied and describe how they relate to massage.
3. (Analysis Level) Describe and contrast the meaning and function of each of the strokes used with relaxation (Swedish) massage.
4. (Application Level) Demonstrate fundamentals of body mechanics while giving a massage.
5. (Application Level) Demonstrate a relaxation (Swedish) massage.
6. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate appropriate draping, hygiene, sanitation and safety for the patient during a massage and distinguish the theories behind each technique.

Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy.

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