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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

Medical 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: integrate basic massage skills to effectively treat a variety of medical conditions; modify techniques to fit the needs of clients; and discuss how various techniques are therapeutically suited to addressing specific medical and/or chiropractic diagnoses.


Major topics include: massage routines for individuals with a referral for a specific medical and/or chiropractic diagnosis, health conditions that limit mobility and sensation, how the body is affected by certain conditions, how massage therapy can benefit persons with specific disorders, massage techniques, treatment plans, fibrosis of repair, bursitis, tendonitis, sprains and strains, axial skeleton conditions, shoulder injuries and treatments, elbow and forearm injuries and treatments, carpal tunnel and related symptoms, leg and hip injuries and treatments, knee and ankle injuries and treatments, cervical diagnoses, chiropractic diagnoses, headaches, sinus issues, whiplash, temporomandibular joint, thoracic injuries and conditions, lumbar spine injuries, lumboro-ambulatory issues, sacral injuries and conditions, foot disorders, multiple sclerosis, polio, cerebral palsy, Parkinson's disease, arthritis, varicose veins, geriatric massage, and fibromyalgia/chronic fatigue.

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).