Tompkins Cortland Community College

HLTH135 - Therapeutic Touch: Massage Techniques


Cross-listed as NURS 135. This course covers massage techniques to address common and specific health concerns such as pain/stress management, fluid retention, skin integrity, self-esteem, depression, and anxiety. Students should be familiar with the concept of homeostasis as it pertains to health care issues. Students must have good listening skills and general knowledge of anatomy and physiology and basic psychology to be successful in this course. Prerequisites: Prior completion of, or concurrent enrollment in, ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement. 2 Cr. (1.5 Lec., .5 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.