Massage therapists use many different approaches to produce physical, mental and emotional benefits through the manipulation of the body's soft tissue. Therapeutic techniques utilized include Swedish massage, joint movements, hydrotherapy, sports massage, stretching, muscle energy, myofascial techniques, trigger point therapy, foot reflexology, acupressure, Shiatsu, Jin Shin Do, Cranio-sacral therapy and others. Massage therapists need more than technical skills. To effectively use massage techniques, the therapist must be trained in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology. A sensitivity toward the needs of the client is essential.
Certificates of Achievement:
Professional Certification Opportunities:
- Graduates take the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, MBLEx examination, which is paid for by Waubonsee Community College.