This course provides students with hands-on practice under the supervision of a licensed massage therapist. Students engage in the practice of various modalities learned in the Certificate of Competence in Specialty Massage Therapy.
- Competency 1: Demonstrate and apply basic principles of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and medical terminology in a clinical setting for massage therapy.
- Competency 2: Demonstrate correct positioning and draping of clients for application of general and specialty massage techniques.
- Competency 3: Apply principles of good posture and body mechanics to reduce the risk of injury to practitioner and client.
- Competency 4: Demonstrate ability to perform massage to the satisfaction of the client.
- Competency 5: Demonstrate good hygiene, sanitation practices and infection control as requirements for massage therapy and as outlined by the State of Hawaii, Board of Massage Therapy and Department of Health.
- Competency 6: Recognize indications and contraindications for various situations and among different clientele for massage therapy.
- Competency 7: Demonstrate understanding of the scope of practice as a massage therapist.
- Competency 8: Demonstrate understanding of effective communication skills and socio-cultural differences and values in massage therapy practice.
- Competency 9: Practice ethical behavior in massage therapy practice.
- Competency 10: Demonstrate effective marketing, recruitment, and administrative skills in maintaining a steady client base.
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 email@example.com 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).
Please note: you will need to contact Kapi‘olani CC's DSSO or Deaf Center to request accommodations in a Kapi‘olani CC course even if you've already registered or receiving services at another UH campuses disability support program.
Successful completion of Massage Clinical Internship 1; or program director's approval.