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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 (Shiatsu or Eastern 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: 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; and 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, and 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) (5/01) (6/06 revalidation) (6/11 revalidation). *NOTE: The credit recommendation for this course dates back to an earlier curriculum. Please refer to other sections for further information.