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Courses: Department of Asian Bodywork Therapy Massage

Meridian Theory for Massage Therapists
Department: Asian Bodywork Therapy
Course Number: 101

Students are presented with the theory and application of the energetic meridian systems.  Coursework will cover the theory of meridians or channels.  According to this theory the body is networked by a system of pathways which function to transport qi and blood, to regulate yin and yang, to protect against external pathogens and to link the internal organs with the exterior.  Blockage of the meridians causes pain and is intimately connected with all health problems.  The twelve primary Qi channels along with the eight extraordinary meridians will be introduced.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Theory of Massage Therapy

Corequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Swedish Massage Techniques

 

Acupoints for Massage Therapists I
Department: Asian Bodywork Therapy
Course Number: 105

This course is an introduction of the acupuncture points and locations commonly used during massage therapy application.  Students are introduced to the location and function of both meridians and points as they are commonly used in bodywork, as well as point location.  They are presented with the theory and application of the energetic meridian and acupuncture point systems.  Coursework will cover the location and functional purpose of acupoints on the human body, with special attention to acupounts on the 12 bilateral channels and the eight “Strange Flows” including the Conception and Governing Vessels, and Ah-Shi-Points.  The Five Elements Processes will also be studied.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology II, Theory of Massage Therapy, Meridian Theory for Massage Therapists

 

Acupoints for Massage Therapists II
Department: Asian Bodywork Therapy
Course Number: 106

This course is a continuation of Acupoints for Massage Therapists I.  Students will learn the proper techniques to locate specific points and apply therapeutic pressure and point stimulation to treat common ailments.  Students will also learn how to combine points to help release tense areas and rekindle the flow of qi.  This course offers a review of Acupoints I, case studies of uses in massage sessions, and an in class hands-on practicum to practice finding point pulse, release, and balance on the self and with partners.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Acupoints for Massage Therapists I, Swedish Massage Techniques

 

Introduction to Reiki
Department: Asian Bodywork Therapy
Course Number: 110

Reiki is a complementary health practice and a system of natural healing in which practitioners place their hands lightly on or just above the person, with the goal of facilitating the person’s own healing response.  This course will provide an overview of the different levels of Reiki healing powers and training.  The course will begin with an introduction of the practice of Reiki, and study of reiki concepts to more meaningful instruction such as Qi energy and how Reiki is used for mental, emotional and physical diseases as well as spiritual healing.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 1
Hours: 15

 

Asian Bodywork Therapy and Technique
Department: Asian Bodywork Therapy
Course Number: 200

This course introduces the basic techniques of Asian bodywork therapy.  Asian Bodywork Therapy and Technique introduces the principles and techniques used to balance the musculoskeletal system and promote the proper circulation of the Qi, Blood, and Fluids, which regulate all the physiological systems of the body.  Students will gain a generalized knowledge of the body’s energetic system, as well as the basic technical skills necessary to complete basic Asian bodywork techniques including, but not limited to, Tui Na, Shiatsu, acupressure, and Jin Shin Do.

Certificate: Asian Bodywork Therapeutic Massage
Credits: 3
Hours: 45
Prerequisite: Theory of Massage Therapy, Meridian Theory for Massage Therapists, Anatomy and Physiology II