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LMT 281 Therapeutic Massage IV
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
Cross-Listed: No

Description: Special populations massage includes pregnancy, geriatric and lymphatic massages and foot reflexology. Also covered is the use of proper body mechanics, hygiene, safety, and draping and professional decorum.

Prerequisites: None

Corequisites: None

Recommendations: None

Measurable Student Learning Outcomes
1. (Synthesis Level) Perform massages for special populations including geriatric, pregnancy and lymphatic massage and differentiate when each massage is appropriate to apply.
2. (Application Level) Demonstrate proper body mechanics while administering a massage.
3. (Synthesis Level) Incorporate appropriate draping, hygiene, sanitation and safety precautions during massages and distinguish the theories behind each technique.
4. (Analysis Level) Examine and explain the terminology and anatomy involved with each special population massage and how it is affected by massage.
5. (Analysis Level) Differentiate and describe the theory, benefits and precautions involved with each of the special population massages and determine when they are applicable.
6. (Evaluation Level) Describe the theory of reflexology and evaluate when it is appropriate to use.
Internal/External Standards Accreditation
This course has been designed to meet the requirements of the Arizona Board of Massage Therapy.

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