2.3 CEUs :: 23 Contact Hours :: Self-Paced :: Instructor Support :: 6 Month Subscription
This course will teach you about Massage and Reflexology therapy and how to perform these techniques. In sections focused on developing Massage techniques, students will learn the history of massage therapy, methods and types of massages, practice-oriented massage techniques, ethics of massage therapy, how to set up a massage business, massage marketing tips, and much more. In sections focused on developing Reflexology techniques, students will learn how it differs and compliments the practice of Massage Therapy, and to use several methods and techniques that will allow you to put reflexology to work improving your overall health and well being, or practice.
Course topics include:
- History of Massage Therapy
- Basics of Human Anatomy and Physiology
- Types of Massage
- Methods of Massage I, II, III, and IV
- Massage as Alternative Treatment I and II
- Massage Therapy for Women
- Massage for Babies
- Eco-Friendly Massage Practices
- Ethics and Good Practices in Massage
- Setting up of Massage Therapy Business
- What is Reflexology?
- Anatomy Involved in Reflexology
- Understanding Reflexology Charts
- Zones and Techniques
- Reflexology and Common Ailments
- Full Hand Reflexology
- Full Foot Reflexology
- Practicing Reflexology
This course offers a learning platform for Massage and Reflexology therapy students and practitioners to develop and enhance skills in applying techniques, such as Hot Stone Massage, Foot Massage, Back Massage, Relaxing Hands and Arms Massage, Fur Massage, the ten different treatment patterns that are performed for full foot reflexology, 8 relaxation techniques used before each session, basics of full hand reflexology, as well as a deeper insight into the workings of the specific body systems and some of their common disorders, and more. If you are interested in upgrading your massage skills, or thinking about pursuing a career in reflexology, this course may be just what you need to get started!
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Lesson 1: History of Massage Therapy--An IntroductionThis lesson discusses massage therapy from tradition Eastern massage to modern Western massage.
Lesson 2: Basics of Human Anatomy and PhysiologyIn this lesson, we will learn the basics of human anatomy and physiology as it applies to massage therapy.
Lesson 3: Types of MassageThough massage in general aims for the overall well being of the mind and body, massage therapy can be used to achieve specific purposes. This lesson discusses the types of massages that can be used for complete relaxation, to cure illness, and to heal.
Lesson 4: Methods of Massage--IThis lesson provides an overview of various methods of massages. In this lesson, you will learn about traditional Indian, Japanese, Chinese, Persian, Hawaiian, Thai, and Roman massage methods.
Lesson 5: Methods of Massage--IIIn this lesson, we will unravel various types of massages, such as Barefoot Deep Tissue Massage, Deep Muscle Massage, Deep Tissue Massage, Foot or Sole Massage,Soft Tissue Massage, and Scalp Massage.
Lesson 6: Methods of Massage--IIIIn this lesson, we will learn about a few methods of massage therapy.
Lesson 7: Methods of Massage--IVIn this lesson, we will learn about a few more methods of massage therapy, such as trigger massage, chair massage, fur massage, etc.
Lesson 8: Massage as Alternative Treatment--IIn this lesson, you will learn massage techniques that can be used as alternative treatments for arthritis and sleep disorders.
Lesson 9: Massage as Alternative Treatment--IIIn this lesson, you will learn the massage techniques involved in reducing back pain and headache.
Lesson 10: Massage Therapy for WomenMassage therapy can work as an alternative medication for many of the physical conditions women face. In this lesson, we will discuss the specific massage techniques that will help reduce menstrual pain and will keep the expectant mother healthy during pr
Lesson 11: Massage for BabiesMassage therapy can work well for babies to strengthen their immune system and make them healthy. In this lesson, we will learn about baby massages.
Lesson 12: Eco-Friendly Massage PracticesThis lesson discusses eco-friendly massage practices.
Lesson 13: Ethics and Good Practices in MassageIt is very important for every massage therapist to understand and know the ethics of massage therapy. Applying these ethics in the massage therapy business will enhance your image and profession. In this lesson, we will learn the ethics and good practice
Lesson 14: Setting up of Massage Therapy BusinessIn this lesson, you will learn how to set up a successful massage therapy business.
Lesson 15: Frequently Asked Questions , Resources, and Review of Glossary Terms Used in MassageIn this lesson, we address frequently asked questions such as how to find a good massage therapist.
Lesson 16: What is Reflexology?Reflexology is the technique of manipulating reflex points that correspond to specific organs and body parts found within the feet and hands.
Lesson 17: Anatomy Involved in ReflexologyKnowing how and why the body functions and how to encourage circulation and healing is a major goal of reflexology.
Lesson 18: Understanding Reflexology ChartsUnderstanding the precise locations of key reflex areas or points to work on is essential to effective treatments. Several charts that display aspects of both hand and foot zones and reflex areas are offered in this lesson.
Lesson 19: Zones and TechniquesThe study of reflexology divides the body into energy zones, five of each located on each side of the body.
Lesson 20: Reflexology and Common AilmentsThere's a difference between a massage that one enjoys in a spa for relief from muscle strain caused by stress, overwork or hard play and the manipulation on energy zones, nerve and lymph pathways accessed during a reflexology treatment
Lesson 21: Full Hand ReflexologyWe will now discuss and practice basics of full hand reflexology, as well as a deeper insight into the workings of the specific body systems and some of their common disorders.
Lesson 22: Full Foot ReflexologyWe will now discuss and practice the ten different treatment patterns you'll need to perform full foot reflexology.
Lesson 23: Various Approaches to ReflexologyFor those who have gained experience in the various pressure points and massage techniques explored in earlier lessons, taking reflexology a bit further is often a great way not only to expand your own knowledge base, but also to offer clients different a
Lesson 24: Setting Up a Reflexology SessionWhen it comes to developing your own reflexology business, there are many things to remember that go way beyond the pressure point or massage techniques that you utilize.
Lesson 25: Practicing ReflexologyWe will finish up this course with information that will help provide you with answers to legal requirements and the basics of setting up your own reflexology business.
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