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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

Oriental Massage

108 hours (10 weeks).
New York Institute of Massage, 4701 Transit Road, Williamsville, New York.
November 1996 - November 1999.*
Instructional delivery format: 
Traditional classroom model
Learner Outcomes: 

Upon successful completion of the course, students will be able to: explain yin/yang theory, five phase theory, meridian pathways, qi concepts, hara evaluation, kyo/jitsu theory, and the four stages of evaluation for whole body treatments, indications, and contraindications; discuss the appropriate applications of Oriental Massage modalities, including Chinese and Japanese healing arts; perform basic full-body Shiatsu treatment.


Major topics include: traditional medical model of Western treatment compared to the Eastern holistic model; locations of the meridian pathways; functions of the points; hara evaluation; kyo/jitsu theory; four stages of evaluation; qi concepts; yin/yang; five phases; specific treatment for the entire body.

Credit recommendation: 
In the lower division baccalaureate/ associate degree category, 4 semester hours (3 lecture, 1 laboratory) in Massage Therapy (12/98). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course continues in the preceding section.