Course DescriptionThis course includes learning basic medical terminology, positioning and draping of client, proper posture and body mechanics, basic Swedish massage strokes, sanitation and hygiene practices and contraindications to massage practice.
- List and discuss major indications, contraindications and cautions for Swedish massage.
- Describe the effects and benefits of strokes and techniques used in Swedish massage.
- Demonstrate appropriate application of Swedish massage strokes and techniques, including draping and positioning.
- Practice good body mechanics that reduce risk of injury to both the practitioner and client.
If you are a student with a documented disability and have not voluntarily disclosed the nature of your disability so that we may coordinate the accommodations you need, you are invited to contact the Disability Support Services Office (DSSO) in `Ilima 107, ph.734-9552 , or email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. For students whose primary disability is Deaf or hard of hearing, contact the KCC Deaf Center in Manono 111C, ph. 734-9210 (V) or 447-1379 (videophone).
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