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 management, fluid retention, skin integrity, self esteem, depression, and anxiety. Student should be familiar with the concept of homeostasis as it pertains to health care issues. The class is open to health care professionals and students in the allied health care field. A general knowledge of anatomy and physiology, basic psychology and listening skills is required. Class hours are divided; on campus, online discussion, and clinical hours both on campus and at health care sites where students use massage techniques on clients. Prerequisites: Prior completion or concurrent enrollment in ENGL 100 and RDNG 116 if required by placement testing. 2 Cr. (1.5 Lec., 0.5 Lab.) Fall and spring semesters.