Massage Therapy Classes

All 200 level LMT Electives can be Co-Enrolled through the Community Learning Department.

ContinuingEd Massage Therapy Courses

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

Catalog Descriptions for 2018-19

LMT 101

INTRO MASSAGE THERAPY CAREER

Explore the education and academic requirements of the LMT program and the requirements for massage therapy licensure in Oregon.

Credits: 1   Lab: 2

LMT 113

KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPY I

Provides an introduction and overview of the basic principles of kinesiology. Emphasizes anatomical terminology, skeletal anatomy and function, the student of joints and their functions, and palpation skills. This is the first in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapists. Prerequisites: Minimum placement scores resulting in WR 121 placement or completion of WR 065 or higher; placement into MTH 020 or completion of MTH 010 or higher; and completion of one of BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231. Corequisites: LMT 130, LMT 155, LMT 170.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 3    Lab: 3

LMT 118

KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPY II

Continues study of the muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, joints and the boney landmarks. This is the second in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapist. Prerequisite: LMT 113.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 3   Lab: 3

LMT 124

KINESIOLOGY FOR MASSAGE THERAPY III

Continues a study of muscles that will include attachments, actions, nerves, joints, and the boney landmarks; emphasizes palpation skills. This is the third in a three-part series of kinesiology for massage therapists. Prerequisite: LMT 118.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 3 Lab: 3

 

LMT 130

MASSAGE FUNDAMENTALS

Introduction to the history of massage, self-care, proper body mechanics, basic medical terminology, universal sanitation precautions, draping, communication and the effects of Swedish massage strokes. Prerequisites: minimum placement scores resulting in WR 121 placement or completion of WR 065 or higher; placement into MTH 020 or completion of MTH 010 or higher and completion of one of BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231. Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 155, LMT 170.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 2

LMT 135

MANAGING A MASSAGE PRACTICE

Managing a massage practice will explore business structures, legal and tax documentation requirements for a massage therapy practice. Students will formulate a marketing plan including advertising, market analysis and professional goals.

Credits: 3   Lecture: 3

LMT 140

PATHOLOGY

The effects of massage therapy on the body systems will be discussed including the indications and contraindications to massage. The basic mechanisms of the disease process and medical terminology will be reviewed. Prerequisites: BI 121 and 122 or BI 231 and 232.

Credits: 4    Lecture: 4

LMT 145

MASSAGE I

The theory of Swedish massage, physiological effects, and the practical application will be incorporated into the development of a massage therapy routine. Basic Subjective Objective Action Plan (SOAP) charting skills are introduced. Prerequisites: LMT 130, LMT 170.

Credits: 4    Lecture:  2.5   Lab: 4.5

LMT 150

MASSAGE II

The theory and practice of various modalities including deep tissue, trigger point therapy, muscle energy technique and stretching are introduced. Client assessment and treatment planning for a massage session is incorporated. Prerequisites: LMT 118, LMT 145.

Credits: 4   Lecture: 2.5   Lab: 4.5

LMT 155

EASTERN THEORY & PRACTICE

This course is philosophically neutral and will focus on Chinese Medicine as the primary model which includes an introduction to eastern philosophy and its complementary healing techniques. Prerequisites: minimum placement scores resulting in WR 121 placement or completion of WR 065 or higher; placement into MTH 020 or completion of MTH 010 or higher and completion of one of BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231. Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 130, LMT 170.

Credits: 2 Other: 4

LMT 160

HYDROTHERAPY

The principles and techniques of water as it relates to a massage therapy session in its three forms: solid, liquid and vapor. Prerequisites: LMT 145.

Credits: 1 Other: 2

LMT 170

PROFESSIONAL ETHICS AND RULES

The professional and ethical boundaries that govern the practice of massage therapy will be explored. The Oregon Administrative Rules and Statutes that apply to licensed massage therapists will be examined and discussed. Prerequisites: minimum placement scores resulting in WR 121 placement or completion of WR 065 or higher; placement into MTH 020 or completion of MTH 010 or higher; and completion of one of BI 121 or BI 122 or BI 231. Corequisites: LMT 113, LMT 130, LMT 155.

Credits: 2    Lecture: 2

LMT 175

SWEDISH RELAXATION CLINIC

Swedish Relaxation Clinic will perform basic Swedish relaxation massage therapy techniques on the general public while demonstrating professionalism, client communication and client consent during supervised public clinics. Prerequisites: LMT 145.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Lab: 3

LMT 180

THERAPEUTIC CLINIC

Therapeutic Clinic offers relaxation and treatment massage therapy techniques to the general public. Subjective Objective Action Plan(SOAP) charting, professionalism, client communication and client consent will be performed during supervised public clinics. Prerequisite: LMT 150.

Credits: 3 Lecture: 1 Lab: 6

LMT 188

SPECIAL STUDIES: LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPY

Specific modules that relate to first year courses.

Credits: 1 to 4

LMT 199

SELECTED TOPICS: LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPY

Selected topics related to massage therapy.

Credits: 4

LMT 205

MOVEMENT FOR MASSAGE

The student will explore their body mechanics and body awareness through the practice of Qigong to meet the physical demands of a massage therapy career.

Credits: 1   Other: 2

LMT 206

SPIRIT OF MASSAGE

The Spirit of Massage will explore the holistic view of massage and facilitate a self-awareness of one's personal connection to the massage therapy session and client goals.

Credits: 1   Lecture: 1

LMT 210

COMMUNITY OUTREACH

Massage therapy research and case studies topics will be explored using methods of assessment of the benefits of massage. Internships and externships may be included.  Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 2    Lecture: 1   Other: 3

LMT 216

AROMATHERAPY I

An introduction to the properties and benefits of essential oils and their effects on the body when used in clinical and holistic settings.

Credits: 1 Other: 2

LMT 217

AROMATHERAPY II

Advanced exploration of the essential oils examined in Aromatherapy I and how to utilize them in a massage therapy session. Prerequisite: LMT 216.

Credits: 1 Other: 2

LMT 226

THAI MASSAGE I

Traditional fundamentals of Thai bodywork techniques will be explored. A basic Thai floor massage routine will be practiced using traditional Thai equipment. Students should have the ability to kneel and move around on their hands and knees. Prerequisite: LMT 130, LMT 155.

Credits: 2 Lecture: 1 Other: 2

LMT 227

THAI MASSAGE II

Students will explore the deeper roots of Thai bodywork and the "Sen" Advanced techniques and stretches will be practiced in a Thai bodywork routine using traditional Thai equipment. Students should have the ability to kneel and move around on their hands and knees. Prerequisites: LMT 226.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Other: 2

LMT 228

THAI FOOT REFLEXOLOGY

Students will practice Thai reflexology routines, pressure points and techniques that combine to make a unique foot massage like those enjoyed throughout Thailand.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Other: 2

LMT 229

JAPANESE FACIAL MASSAGE

Japanese Facial Massage combines massage and acupressure to reduce muscular tensions, increase blood and energy flow, while restoring elasticity to the skin.

 Credit: 1   Other: 2

LMT 231

THAI MASSAGE CLINIC

Students will practice traditional Thai bodywork techniques and sequences on the general public during the supervised clinic.  Prerequisite: LMT 226

Credit: 2   Lecture: 1   Lab: 3

LMT 240

NEUROMUSCULAR TREATMENTS-TRUNK

This is advanced myofascial coursework that focuses on the treatment of specific injuries and conditions using massage therapy neuromuscular treatment protocols.

Credits: 5   Lecture: 4   Lab: 3

LMT 241

NEUROMUSCULAR TREATMENT-EXTREMETIES

This is advanced myofascial coursework that focuses on the treatment of specific injuries and conditions using massage therapy neuromuscular treatment protocols. Prerequisite:  LMT 150.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Other: 2

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 preparation: Massage Therapy certificate,LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 2

LMT 250

CRANIAL SACRAL LEVEL I

This course will offer a cranio sacral approach to massage therapy with an emphasis on relevant anatomy. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 5   Lecture: 4   Lab: 3

LMT 255

ZEN 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. Recommended preparation: LMT 155, LMT 130.

Credits: 3   Lab: 6

LMT 256

ADVANCED ZEN SHIATSU

The incorporation of advanced Shiatsu theory, assessment strategies and techniques using meridian theory and psubo manipulation. Hands-on experience in the style of Shizuto Masunaga will be included.  Prerequisite: LMT 255

Credit: 3    Other: 6

LMT 257

CHINESE MEDICINE THEORY

Chinese Medicine Theory will provide a deeper understanding of Eastern/Asian foundational elements and the application of the elements as it relates to therapeutic massage therapy and bodywork. Prerequisite: LMT 155.

Credits: 3   Lecture: 2   Other: 2

LMT 258

SHIATSU CLINIC

Students will practice Shiatsu bodywork techniques on the general public during the supervised clinic. Prerequisite: LMT 255

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Lab: 3

LMT 260

SPA TREATMENTS

Spa treatments commonly used in spa facilities will be explored. A variety of spa treatments will be practiced in class. Contraindications, hygiene, sanitation and spa etiquette will be examined. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 5   Lecture: 4   Lab: 3

LMT 261

ANCIENT HAWAIIAN MASSAGE

Introduction to the history and the traditions of ancient Hawaiian concepts of bodywork and healing.

Credits: 1 Other: 2

LMT 265

SPORTS MASSAGE

The principles of Deep Tissue, Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Techniques will be applied to target sports performance and exercise recovery and will be integrated in the rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. Prerequisite: LMT 150.

Credits: 3   Lab: 6

LMT 266

SPORTS MASSAGE CLINIC

Students will practice sports massage techniques targeting athletic performance, exercise recovery, and soft tissue rehabilitation of athletic related injuries. Prerequisite: LMT 265.

Credits: 2   Lecture: 1   Lab: 3

LMT 270

CLINICAL ASSESSMENTS

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 Advanced Treatment courses are advised to enroll. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT,or other related health care professional.

Credits: 4   Lecture: 3   Lab: 3

LMT 271

PREGNANCY MASSAGE

Advanced massage training when working with pregnant clients that will include precautions, draping, positioning and how massage can support women in labor. Prerequisite: LMT 145.

Credits: 1 Other: 2

LMT 288

SPECIAL STUDIES: LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPY

Specific coursework related to massage therapy. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 4

LMT 295

INTEGRATED THERAPIES

This course will explore the history and cultural aspects of Ayurveda principles and bodywork and how it may be integrated into a traditional massage therapy setting. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 3   Lecture: 2   Lab: 3

LMT 299

SELECTED TOPICS: LMT

Selected topics related to massage therapy. Recommended preparation: Massage Therapy certificate, LMT, or other related health care professional.

Credits: 7