(120 clock hours)
This course primarily consists of learning a Swedish massage full-body routine. Additional components include the history of massage; indications and contraindications of massage; the use of oil and creams; client draping; grounding and centering; and proper body mechanic techniques and self-care for the massage therapist. Massage terms, directional terms, and medical terminology will also be covered to facilitate professional communication. The course introduces students to safety and sanitation procedures required for client interactions.