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National College Credit Recommendation Service

Board of Regents  |  University of the State of New York

New York Institute of Massage, Inc. | Evaluated Learning Experience

Introduction to Massage

108 hours (12 weeks).
New York Institute of Massage, 4701 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.

August 1999 - June 2016.

Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to discuss the history, theory, and practice of massage therapy, including indications, benefits, and extreme cautions; and perform a basic evaluative massage routine.


Major topics include: universal precautions; history of massage therapy; professional standards and pre-therapy communication; tools of the trade; body mechanics and draping; massage indications and extreme cautions; effleurage; petrissage and endangerment sites; friction; tapotement, vibration, and ancillary moves; abdominal massage; opening and closing variations; full body massage; full body evaluation and professional communication; seated massage; range of motion; posture assessment; blindfold massage; practical techniques; using computers to document therapies and schedule client appointments; marketing for clinic and community service; and ethics.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 4 semester hours (2 lecture, 2 laboratory) in Massage Therapy (6/99) (5/01) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation).