Massage Therapy Courses

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The Massage Therapy Program at Harris School

The Massage Therapy curriculum at Harris School gives students the foundation needed to excel in their careers and prepares them for state and national certifications. Sample courses include:

  • Course Title
    What this Course Is About
  • Massage Therapy – The Science of Touch
    An introduction to the study of therapeutic massage, exploring professional touch as a therapeutic tool, the history of massage, and review of scientific research into the effects of massage therapy.
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  • Anatomy & Physiology Fundamentals
    Provides an understanding of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Students review structural units, chemistry of living things, cells, tissues and membranes, organ systems, and special senses.
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  • The Art of Massage Therapy
    Focuses on appropriate body mechanics for the massage therapist to prevent self-injury, preparation for massage, equipment, supplies, professional environment, positioning, and draping.
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  • The Business of Massage Therapy
    Provides specific information for those wishing to develop a massage business and strategies for successful career planning and development.

The curriculum teaches both classical techniques and advanced therapeutic procedures to give students a strong foundation and understanding of the range of possibilities. Communications and business skills are also important, especially for those seeking to begin their own business. The coursework, combined with a real-world externship experience, help to prepare students for a successful career in this emerging health care field.

 

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