This course is designed to enhance students’ knowledge, skills and ability related to entry level massage therapy practice and further their knowledge in specific massage techniques for certain populations. Topics that will be presented include: Pregnancy Massage, CranioSacral Therapy, Chakra Therapy, Aromatherapy, Sound Therapy and Energetic and Integrative Techniques, Asian studies of Shiatsu, Meridians, Acupressure, Lomi Lomi, Tuina, and Thai Massage. The students will prepare for professionalism, strategies to establish appropriate clientele relationship and business practices; knowledge of License Regulations, Illinois Rules and Regulation. Students will also review for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) and/or The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exam (NCBTMB). Writing assignments, as appropriate to the discipline, are part of the course.
Prerequisites:Grade of C or better in MAS 110, MAS 111, MAS 120, MAS 121, MAS 210 and MAS 211.