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Massage Therapy

  • Search for MT100MT100 2 credits

    Massage I Basic Swedish

    Introduces students to the history, techniques, and procedures involved in giving a professional Swedish massage.
    Prerequisites: RD30 and WR30 or designated placement test scores.
    Corequisites: BI121 or BI231.

  • Search for MT101MT101 2 credits

    Asian Bodywork I

    Introduces fundamental methods and the philosophical background of traditional Chinese medicines, Acupressure and Shiatsu.

  • Search for MT102MT102 2 credits

    Massage II Swedish Esalen

    Emphasizes assessment, the philosophical and psychological aspects of massage and working with special populations.
    Prerequisites: MT100 and BI121 or BI231.

  • Search for MT103MT103 2 credits

    Massage III Swedish

    Prepares students for both the written and practicum examinations for state board licensure. Covers trigger point, deep tissue, reflexology, and side-lying massage techniques.
    Prerequisite: BI121 or BI231 and MT102.

  • Search for MT105MT105 3 credits

    Massage Therapeutics: Hydrotherapy and Massage for Cancer Patients

    Covers hydrotherapy modalities and education for massaging the elderly and cancer patients.
    Prerequisite: MT100.

  • Search for MT106MT106 2 credits

    Integrated Studies in Massage I Upper Body

    Provides an in-depth study of applications of massage on specific muscle groups, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, acupressure, and basic Swedish massage techniques.
    Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231 and MT100 and MT108.

  • Search for MT107MT107 2 credits

    Integrated Studies in Massage II Lower Body

    Continues the study of applications of massage on specific muscle groups, integrating musculoskeletal anatomy, pathology, accupressure, and basic Swedish massage techniques.
    Prerequisite: MT106.

  • Search for MT108MT108 4 credits

    Kinesiology for Massage Therapists

    Provides a thorough working knowledge of skeletal muscles, their relationship to the body, and their actions, functions, and precise locations.
    Prerequisite: RD30 or designated placement test score.
    Corequisite: BI121 or BI231.

  • Search for MT109MT109 4 credits

    Pathology for Massage Therapists

    Provides students knowledge in the definitions of syndromes, symptoms, prognostics, treatment concepts, and contraindications for massage therapists.
    Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231; RD30 and WR30.
    Corequisite: BI122 or BI232.

  • Search for MT110MT110 2 credits

    Polarity Therapy

    Covers the theory of energy flows in the human body and techniques for balancing energy.

  • Search for MT111MT111 2 credits

    Sport Massage

    Provides understanding of sports-related injuries and ailments. Hands-on application of sports massage techniques will be required.
    Prerequisites: MT100 and MT108; BI121 or BI231.

  • Search for MT112MT112 2 credits

    Massage for Pregnancy and the Infant/Child

    Provides instruction in full-body massage that can be done in the side-lying position for pregnant women. This technique is also ideal for people with neck and back problems. Massage techniques for infants and children will also be covered as well as the importance of touch for children with special needs.

  • Search for MT113MT113 2 credits

    Myofascial Release

    Teaches gentle and non-invasive techniques. Therapeutically works with restrictions in the fascia resulting in the reduction of pain and increased range of motion. Hands-on application is required.

  • Search for MT115MT115 2 credits

    Trigger Point Therapy

    Provides instruction in the understanding of trigger points, the anatomical locations of the muscles that have trigger points and techniques to treat them. Hands-on application is required.

  • Search for MT116MT116 2 credits

    Massage Exam Review

    Prepares students for the Oregon State Board of Massage exams required for licensing by reviewing entire year’s worth of study.

  • Search for MT117MT117 1 credit

    Body Maintenance for Massage Therapists

    Provides knowledge and hands-on techniques to show how to recognize, prevent, and treat injuries for bodywork professionals. Students will learn how and why injuries happen and receive information that will help protect their own health and better understand their clients’ complaints.

  • Search for MT118MT118 2 credits

    Deep Tissue Massage

    Provides knowledge and hands-on instruction in the theory of deep-tissue massage, anatomy of muscles and relevant structures, and treatment for pain symptoms throughout the body. Shows how deep tissue massage can provide instant results for patients suffering with pain due to musculoskeletal dysfunctions.
    Prerequisites: BI121 or BI231, MT108.

  • Search for MT120AMT120A Search for MT120BMT120B 3 credits

    Business for Massage Therapists

    Focuses on the concept of professionalism, ethics, boundaries, and the legal issues associated with massage/bodywork therapy. Also covers business practices, marketing, insurance, and record keeping for massage therapists.

  • Search for MT121MT121 2 credits

    Asian Bodywork II

    Students will learn the fundamental methods and philosophical background of Jin Shin Jitsu, Ayurveda, and Touch 4 Health. Introduces different styles and techniques of acupressure and Ayurveda.
    Prerequisite: MT101.

  • Search for MT130MT130 2 credits

    Polarity Therapy II

    Designed to help polarity students become more effective and confident in assessing energy imbalances and applying the theory and polarity techniques to re-establish healthful energy flows throughout the body. A more in-depth study of the five elements, the Ayurvedic pulses, the chakras and the three gunas will be covered, how to assess them in an individual using both intuitive and rational faculties, and how to develop an appropriate treatment plan.
    Prerequisite: MT110.

  • Search for MT180MT180 Variable credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Massage Therapy

    Cooperative Work Experience is an educational program that enables students to receive academic credit for on-the-job, experiential learning based on skills acquired in their programs. Together, the instructor, employer, and student establish learning objectives that specify the significant and appropriate learning which is expected to result from the work experience. This course offers a career-related experience for students working for an approved employer. As a capstone course, it should be completed within the last two terms of a certificate or degree program.

  • Search for MT180SMT180S 1 credit

    Cooperative Work Experience/Massage Seminar

    Presents an overview of the necessary employment documents to be competitive in the job market. Students will write a basic resume and cover letter, complete an employment application, participate in a mock interview, and develop an understanding of the importance of a professional image and work ethic. Students are expected to have completed most of their coursework toward a certificate or degree program and will be enrolled in CWE concurrently or in the following term.
    Corequisite: Concurrent enrollment in MT180.

  • Search for MT199MT199 Variable credit

    Selected Topics in Massage

    Provides knowledge and hands-on instruction in the theory and techniques of new massage topics that have evolved.