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HLT - Health

HLT 281

THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE III

(3.00 CR.)

Prerequisites are HLT 280 and PTH 151. Introduces the concept of consultation, client management, session design, and integration of specific therapeutic approaches into a full-body session. Students learn to give specific therapeutic attention to the regions of the back, neck, and torso. Using knowledge of muscle anatomy, students perform more advanced massage techniques to address hypertonicity, chronic ischemia, trigger points, fibrotic tissue, adhesions and scar tissue. Includes common clinical applications in the body regions covered and the integration of specific techniques into a full body session. Lecture 1 hour. Laboratory 6 hours. Total 7 hours per week.

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