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12th August 2014, 09:17 AM
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Re: The Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga

The Curriculum of Massage Therapy course offered by The Blue Ridge School of Massage and Yoga is as follows:

Term 1 – Foundations, Swedish & Physiology (122 credits)
Anatomy , Basic muscle and skeletal -- 24 credits
Swedish massage: theory & bodywork practice, chair massage -- 46 credits
Physiology – Part 1 -- 24 credits
Ethics, professional practice , communication & hygiene - part 1 -- 12 credits
Body mechanics, health & wellness: body, mind, spirit, yoga & t'ai chi -- 16 credits

Term 2 – Clinical Modality: Deep Swedish & Physiology (102 credits)
Anatomy , Intermediate - attachments -- 16 credits
Physiology Part II -- 26 credits
Deep Tissue/Neuromuscular – gen. theory , assessment & bodywork practice -- 40 credits
Body mechanics, repetitive strain prevention, health & wellness, yoga -- 12 credits
Supervised clinical practice (5- clinic sessions + clinic orientation) -- 8 credits

Term 3 – Clinical Applications: Myofascial Release, Physiology & Business (100 credits)
Anatomy, Advanced - musculoskeletal and myofascia -- 12 credits
Physiology Part III -- 20 credits
Myofascial release: connective tissue theory , assessment & bodywork practice -- 34 credits
Professional practice, business, communication, ethics - part 1 -- 12 credits
Body mechanics, repetitive strain prevention, health & wellness, yoga , chi kung -- 13 credits
Supervised clinical practice (6 clinic sessions) -- 9 credits

Term 4 – Positional Release (Combined Deep Therapies) Clinical Modalities (80 credits)
Anatomy , Advanced – musculoskeletal and kinesiology -- 14 credits
Positional Release modalities: Travell Trigger Point therapy, Counterstrain:
Reciprocal Inhibition - theory , assessment, and bodywork practice -- 38 credits
Professional practice, business , communication, ethics - business plan -- 8 credits
Body mechanics, health & wellness: body, mind, spirit, yoga, chi kung -- 12 credits
Supervised clinical practice (5 clinic sessions) -- 8
Term 5 A – Oriental Term (140 credits)
Oriental systems – theory, and practice, energy and meridian anatomy, ethics -- 14 credits
Oriental pressure point technique theory and practice : Shiatsu -- 30 credits
Shiatsu practical exam -- 2 credits
Oriental pressure point technique : Thai -- 30 credits
Thai practical exam -- 2 credits
Reflexology theory and bodywork practice -- 10 credits
Reiki theory and energetic practice -- 8 credits
Body mechanics, health & wellness – body, mind, spirit, t’ai chi, chi kung, yoga -- 10 credits
Clinical Practice (5 clinic sessions) -- 8 credits

Term 5 B – Medical Massage/Pathology Unit (92 credits)
Pathological conditions, cautions, contraindications, medical massage application -- 44 credits
Working with special populations:
Pregnancy and infant massage -- 4 credits
Hospitalized, medically frail, and elderly -- 4 credits
Athletes /sports massage -- 2 credits
Work place massage -- 2 credits
Ethics, professional practice -- 4 credits
Hydrotherapy, heat & cold applications – theory & practice -- 4 credits
Health and wellness; body, mind, spirit; yoga, t'ai chi, chi kung -- 12 credits
Final practical exam: integrated modalities -- 2 credits
Clinical Practice (5 clinic sessions + 4 community outreaches) -- 14 credits

Contact Detail:
Blue Ridge School of Massage & Yoga
2001 S. Main St.
Suite 106
Blacksburg, VA 24060
US

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