Asian Bodywork Therapy
Asian Bodywork Therapy encompasses all modalities that have their basis in Chinese medicine, including shiatsu.
In this course, you'll discover the extremely effective massage techniques for treating musculoskeletal and systemic conditions while becoming familiar with the energy meridians that govern the body.
Craniosacral therapy is a gentle technique that uses light pressure to improve the flow of cerebrospinal fluid throughout the craniosacral system.
In this course, you'll learn the basic ten-step protocol of a craniosacral session and to understand the science behind it.
Deep tissue massage is designed to get into the connective tissue of the body rather than just the surface muscles.
You'll gain a working knowledge of the underlying physiology and effects of the various deep tissue techniques and their appropriate use, including contraindications and endangerments.
Hydrotherapy is the use of water as a treatment, either internally or externally.
In this course, you'll learn about the variety of uses of water in its three forms and how those forms can be used for health and healing purposes related to injury recovery and massage therapy.
Manual Lymphatic Drainage
Manual lymphatic drainage positively affects the lymphatic system by stimulating and contracting the flow of lymph through massage.
During this course, you'll build on your anatomy and physiology training to better understand the lymphatic system.
Myofascial release is used to manipulate the fascia that runs throughout the musculature.
You'll learn how to release adhesions to the fascia, including comprehensive opposing stretch, linear slide, pin and slide, skin rolling, raking, wringing, bone unwinding, and unpatterned joint mobilization.
Pregnancy massage helps with fatigue, back ache, abdominal spasms, sore feet, and more during all three trimesters of a pregnancy.
You'll also learn how to perform a complete assessment of a pregnant client pertaining to case history, observation, and palpation, as well as musculoskeletal and postural changes and pulmonary and cardiovascular system concerns.
Reflexology stimulates defined points on the feet, hands, or ears to result in specific reflexive activity of the nervous system.
You'll discover how these points on the feet, hands, and ears affect the tissues, organs, and systems of the body.
Seated massage is given to a fully clothed client seated in a specially designed chair.
You will learn how to combine multiple modalities into a routine that can be used mainly on-site at sporting events, for promotional opportunities, and in other on-site situations.
Swedish massage is the most common type of modality. It includes soft, long, kneading strokes and light, rhythmic, tapping strokes to accomplish a relaxing massage.
You'll learn the five basic Swedish strokes, along with body mechanics, hand care, proper draping, and more.