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JSG School of Massage Therapy Course Description

 

History of Massage Therapy Anatomy and Physiology: Part I Anatomy and Physiology: Part II Pathology and Medical Massage

History of Massage Therapy

Anatomy and Physiology
Part I

Anatomy and Physiology
Part II

Pathology and Medical Massage
Massage Theory and Practice Oriental Massage On-Site Chair Massage Reflexology
Massage Theory and Practice Oriental Massage On-Site Chair Massage Reflexology
Prenatal and Infant Massages Stone Therapy Sports Massage Geriatric and Terminally Ill Massage
Prenatal and Infant Massages Stone Therapy Sports Massage Geriatric and Terminally III Massage
Hydrotherapy Lymph Drain Aromatherapy Business Practice and Ethics
Hydrotherapy Lymph Drain Aromatherapy Business Practice and Ethics
NCTMB Review

Practicum of Massage

CPR Red Cross

Practicum of Massage
CPR Red Cross

History of Massage Therapy:
A study of the Ancient, Middle Ages, Contemporary forms of massage in comparison to Eastern and Western techniques, including the development of various modalities: Swedish, Acupressure, Reflexology, Craniosacral and Trager.

 

Anatomy and Physiology
Part 1: 65 Hours
Student is presented a survey and review of basic cell structure, terminology and all systems of the body:  Integument, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, respiratory, endocrine, nervous and reproductive.  These systems are all discussed relative to their significance to massage therapy and correlation to individual health professionals.

 

Anatomy and Physiology:

Part II: 60 Hours

Myology and applied kinesiology – an in-depth study of the skeletal-muscular systems including kinesiology of all body parts illustrating the normal muscle movements providing an awareness and understanding of the kinesthetic motions.  As each area of the body is studied, the cardiovascular, lymphatic and nervous systems are incorporated into the overall function of the muscle movement and what massage techniques are beneficial for relaxation of ailments of the client.

 

Pathology and Medical Massage: 

50 Hours

Ailments, disorders and diseases of each system will be discussed as they relate to the benefits of therapeutic massage.  The medical, sports, surgical, rehabilitative, geriatric and stress related areas of massage will be emphasized as they relate to the health professional. Specific attention will be given to medical conditions of the skin, bones and muscles.

 

Massage Theory and Practice
285 Hours

This course provides the theory of massage therapy which includes the benefits, types of massage techniques, hygiene, contraindications, draping, and types of Swedish strokes including effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration and compression. Students are taught a 55 minute routine, provided on a JSG DVD and are closely supervised and evaluated.  The hands-on component is two evenings; theory is two evenings, as well as clinics and off-site affiliations.  The focus of the massage course is designed for the health professional or massage practitioner who seeks training related to their health care practice or career. A medical emphasis will be supported throughout the major part of the program.  All areas of concern will be addressed by examination of the muscles (mycology), soft tissue, and postural considerations.

 

Eastern Massage -  Shiatsu and Acupressure: 
20 Hours

In this Japanese form of acupressure, students learn the five-element theory, and meridians with indications and contraindications for Shiatsu.  Students will also learn Jin Shin Do theory, neck release & incorporate it into a full body massage.

 

 

On-Site Chair Massage:
5 Hours

A study of the benefits, practice and uses of the corporate chair in the workplace, office and hospitals emphasizing how a therapeutic massage can be done on client/patient while fully clothed and seated.  A combination of Swedish and Oriental techniques are applied to the head, neck, back and arms within an effective fifteen minutes

 

Reflexology:
5 Hours

A history of reflexology, its uses and benefits of treatment of the feet and hands identify the mapping of the body organs, senses, spinal areas and glands.  Reflexology has been shown to relate therapeutically to each of the ten body zones by application of thumb pressure to identified areas for relief of various ailments. Full treatment will be studied

 

Prenatal and Infant Massages:
5 Hours

A study of the specific techniques for each trimester and contraindications during pregnancy will be covered. Infant massage techniques and benefits will be discussed. 

 

Stone Therapy:
5 Hours

The use of heated sea stones as thermal agents, stone placement and movement, identification of stone endangerment sites. The use of stones as a massage on the body zones: back, feet, hands, face, legs, an abdomen.

 

 

Sports Massage and Deep Tissue:
5 Hours

Techniques in pre-and post-event care, evaluation of athletic injuries, conditioning, post-event recovery massage emphasizing range of motion, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy will be covered.

 

Geriatric and Terminally Ill Massage:
5 Hours

Massage to the elderly, frail, or terminally ill emphasizing contraindications will be outlined and demonstrated.  Care must be taken with this population.

 

Hydrotherapy:
5 Hours

The use of water and various temperatures for therapy and rehabilitation is important for health care professionals.  Ice is an important component of RICE for injury and repair.

 

 

Lymph Drain:

5 Hours

The Vodder technique of draining the body of excess fluid, toxins and wastes as well as stimulating the lymphatic system is an important technique for health care professionals to use alone after surgery, during terminal illness such as cancer or AIDS, or to incorporate in a therapeutic full body massage.

 

Aromatherapy:

5 Hours

The study of the essentials oils of flowers, bark, roots, leaves and fruits that are used to stimulate, relax or balance the body during a massage.  Many oils are used for specific disease or ailment treatment.

 

 

Business Practice

10 Hours

Massage laws, insurance, advertising and professional organizations will be outlined.

Ethics
11 hours
This class is designed teach the code of professional ethics as a massage therapist.

 

NCTMB Review: 
5 Hours

This class is designed to prepare the student for the national board to qualify as a New Jersey massage therapist. An in-depth review will be given using the NCTMB review book by Dr. J. Garofano.

 

Practicum of Massage:
40-50 hours

The practicum encourages the graduate to continue to improve the massage techniques offsite incorporating learning theories which is an optional part of the program. Student insurance is recommended. All massage types are included: Swedish, Reflexology, Chair, Prenatal, Lymph and Sports.  50 off-site massages are encouraged by student.

 

CPR is required for graduation

Register at the Red Cross or American Heart Association.

 
 
 

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