Orientation & History of Massage Therapy

img_historybottomA study of the Ancient, Middle Ages, Contemporary forms of massage in comparison to Eastern and Western techniques, including the development of various modalities: Swedish, Acupressure, Reflexology, Craniosacral and Trager.

Anatomy and Physiology

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Study of basic cell structure, terminology and all systems of the body: Integument, skeletal, muscular, cardiovascular, lymphatic, digestive, urinary, respiratory, endocrine, nervous and reproductive. These systems are all discussed relative to their significance to massage therapy and correlation to individual health professionals.

Myology and applied kinesiology are an in-depth study of the skeletal-muscular systems including kinesiology of all muscle movements. As each area of the body is studied, the cardiovascular, lymphatic and nervous systems are incorporated into the overall function of the muscle movement and what massage techniques are beneficial for relaxation of ailments of the client.

Pathology and Medical Massage

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Ailments, disorders and diseases of each system will be discussed as they relate to the benefits of therapeutic massage. Rehabilitative, geriatric and stress related areas of massage will be emphasized as they relate to the health professional. Specific attention will be given to medical conditions of the skin, bones and muscles.

Massage Theory and Practice

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This course provides the theory of massage therapy which includes the benefits, types of massage techniques, hygiene, contraindications, draping, and types of Swedish strokes including effleurage, petrissage, friction, vibration and compression. Students are taught a 55 minute routine, provided on a JSG DVD and are closely supervised and evaluated. The massage course is designed for practitioners who seeks training related to their health care practice or career. A medical emphasis will be supported throughout the program with all areas of concern addressed by examination of the muscles and other soft tissue.


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In this Japanese form of acupressure, students learn the five-element theory, and meridians with indications and contraindications for Shiatsu. Students will also learn Jin Shin Do theory, neck release & incorporate it into a full body massage.

On-Site Chair Massage

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A study of the benefits, practice and uses of the corporate chair in the workplace, office and hospitals emphasizing how a therapeutic massage can be done on client/patient while fully clothed and seated. A combination of Swedish and Oriental techniques are applied to the head, neck, back and arms within an effective fifteen minutes


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A history of reflexology, its uses and benefits of treatment of the feet and hands identify the mapping of the body organs, senses, spinal areas and glands. Reflexology has been shown to relate therapeutically to each of the ten body zones.

Prenatal and Infant Massages

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A study of the specific techniques for each trimester and contraindications during pregnancy will be covered. Infant massage techniques and benefits will be discussed.

Stone Massage Therapy

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The use of heated sea stones as thermal agents, stone placement and movement, identification of stone endangerment sites. The use of stones as a massage on the body zones: back, feet, hands, face, legs, an abdomen.

Sports Massage

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Techniques in pre-and post-event care, evaluation of athletic injuries, conditioning, post-event recovery massage emphasizing range of motion, deep tissue massage and trigger point therapy.

Geriatric and Terminally Ill Massage

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Massage to the elderly, frail, or terminally ill emphasizing contraindications will be outlined and demonstrated.


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The use of water and various temperatures for therapy and rehabilitation is important for health care professionals. Ice is an important component of RICE for injury and repair.

Lymph Drain

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Stimulating the lymphatic system is an important technique for health care professionals to use alone after surgery, during terminal illness such as cancer or AIDS, or to incorporate in a therapeutic full body massage.


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The study of the essentials oils of flowers, bark, roots, leaves and fruits that are used to stimulate, relax or balance the body during a massage. Many oils are used for specific disease or ailment treatment.

Business Practice

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Business set-up, insurance, advertising and professional organizations will be outlined.

Ethics & Law

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This class is designed teach the code of professional ethics as a massage therapist and NJ massage law.