Massage Therapy Classes

Below is a listing of LMT Classes and descriptions.Subject to change.

CATALOG Descriptions for 2013-14

Intro to a Massage Career

LMT 101

An introductory course will allow a student to explore the education and academic requirements of the LMT program and the requirements for massage therapy licensure in Oregon.

 

Kinesiology I 

LMT 113

An introduction and overview of the basic principles of kinesiology. Emphasis is place on anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy and function, and the study of the joints and their functions. Palpation skills will be emphasized. This is the first part of a four part series of Kinesiology for massage therapists. PREREQUISITE: Completion of One of the following: BI 121 OR 122 OR 231 Co-requisite LMT 130, 155, 170

 

Kinesiology II

LMT 118

The study of the muscles of the that will include attachments, actions, nerves, JOINTS and the boney landmarks. Palpation skills will be emphasized. This is the second of a four part series of Kinesiology for massage therapists. PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF LMT 113

 

Kinesiology III

LMT 124                  

The study of the muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, JOINTS and the boney landmarks. Palpation skills will be emphasized. This is the third of a four part series of Kinesiology for massage therapists. PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF LMT 118

 

 

Kinesiology IV

 LMT 128

The study of the muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, and the boney landmarks. Palpation skills will be emphasized. This is the last of a four part series of Kinesiology for massage therapists. PREREQUISITE: COMPLETION OF LMT 124

 

Massage Fundamentals

LMT 130

Will introduce the student to the fundamental skills needed to lay the foundation of an entry level massage therapist.  These skills will include: the history of massage, positive body mechanics, basic medical terminology, universal sanitation precautions, draping, communication, and the effects Swedish massage strokes. PREREQUISITE: Completion of One of the following: BI 12 OR, 122 OR 231 OR 232 OR 233 Co-requisite LMT 113, 155, 170

 

Pathology

LMT 140

The study of basic Indications and the effects of massage therapy on the body systems. Contraindications to massage therapy will be discussed. The basic mechanisms of the disease process and medical terminology will be reviewed.

PREREQUISITE: Completion of One of the following: BI 121 OR 122 OR 231 OR 232 OR 233

 

Massage I

LMT 145

This course will build the fundamental Swedish massage techniques and SOAP charting skills as required for an entry-level massage therapist. The theory of massage, physiological effects, and the practical application will be incorporated into the development of a massage therapy routine. PREREQUISITE: LMT 130, LMT 170

 

Massage II

LMT 150

Students progress to level II by learning how to do basic assessment of a client and how to design a treatment plan. Students learn the theory and practice of various modalities; sports, deep tissue, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique, and PNF stretching. PREREQUISITE: LMT 145, LMT 118

 

Eastern Theory and Practice

LMT 155

This course has been designed to provide massage students a fundamental introduction to eastern philosophy, complimentary healing techniques, and acupressure points. This course will focus primarily on traditional Chinese Medicine as the model is the most comprehensive and philosophically neutral. Co-requistes: LMT 113, 130, 170

 

Hydrotherapy

LMT 160

Introduces the principles and techniques of water in its three forms: solid, liquid and vapor while working within the massage therapy profession. Prerequisite LMT 145 

 

Professional Ethics and Rules

LMT 170

Introduces and examines the professional boundaries, ethics, rules, and laws that govern the practice of massage therapy. Oregon Administrative Rules and Statures that apply to licensed massage therapists will be discussed. Co-requisite: LMT 113, 130, 155

 

Clinic Relaxation Clinic

LMT 175

Students will practice basic relaxation massage on the general public while demonstrating professionalism, client communication, client contact, and client safety during this supervised clinic. PREREQUISITE: LMT 145

 

Clinic Theraputic Clinic*

LMT 180

Students will practice treatment and relaxation massage on the general public. SOAP charting, treatment plans, and assessments will be practiced. Students will demonstrate professionalism, client communication, client constant, and client safety during this supervised clinic. PREREQUISITE: LMT 150

 

Special Studies

LMT 188

Specific modules that relate to first year courses.

 

NEW LMT 199 Movement for Massage

LMT 199 Other Selected Topics related to Massage Therapy

 

Advanced Clinic

LMT 210

A case study and discussion class for advanced treatments students. Internships and/or a public clinic may be available for the students to practice their treatment skills. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

LMT 216 Aromatherapy I

LMT 217 Aromratherapy II

LMT 226 Thai Massage I

LMT 227 Thai Massage II

LMT 228 Thai Foot Reflexology

 LMT 240 Neuromuscular Treatments Trunk

Advanced myofasical coursework that focuses on the treatment of specific injuries and conditions that fall within the scope of practice of a massage therapist. Treatment protocols will be practiced. This class will be offered in two sections, TRUNK and EXTREMITIES. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

LMT 241 Neuromuscular Treatments Extremities

 

LMT 245  Effective Office Decisions 

This course will explore insurance billing, retail selling, target marketing, bookkeeping, credentialing, and other issues a massage practice may encounter. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 Cranio Sacral

 LMT 250

This class will offer a Craniosacral approach to massage therapy and with an emphasis on relevant anatomy. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 

 LMT 255 Shiatsu

Zen Shiatsu history, basic theory, and techniques used in this massage modality will be introduced. This class will offer hands-on experience while working with a clothed client in the style of Shizuto Masunaga. Recommend prerequisite LMT 155, LMT 130

 

Spa Treatments

LMT 260

This course will focus on  treatments commonly used in spa facilities. A variety of spa treatments will be practiced in class. Spa visits may be incorporated into this course. Contraindications, hygiene, sanitation, and spa etiquette will be included. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

LMT 261 Ancient Hawaiian Massage

  Sports Massage

LMT 265

Introduces the principles and techniques of massage as it relates  to sports and exercise. Deep Tissue and Muscle Energy Techniques specific to athletes are explored. Relevant anatomy, physiology, assessmant are included that may assist in the rehabiltation of sports injuries. PREREQUISITE: LMT 150

 

Clinical Assessments

LMT 270

This is a non-treatment course that will evaluate and assess ROM, posture, gait and soft tissue injury when determining massage therapy treatment options. 

Students taking advance treatment courses are advised to enroll. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 

 

  LMT 271 Pregnancy Massage

 

 

 

Integrated Therapies

LMT 295

This course will enhance an student's skills and techniques when utilizing appropriate modalities best suited for a holistic massage session. The history, cultural aspects, and benefits these modalities will be examined. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 

Special Studies

LMT 288

Specific course work related to massage therapy. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 

 

LMT 299

Selected Topics related to massage therapy. Recommended prerequisite: one year certificate, LMT, or other related health professional.

 

 

*LMT 180 Clinic II will be schedule as an all day class with a lunch break between the 2nd and 3rd massage session. This will mirror a typical work day for a LMT

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