What Are Some Basic Massage Therapy Classes?


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Basic massage therapy classes can specialize in sports, clinical and Swedish massage techniques. Students also learn anatomical terms and locations for a better understanding of how to manipulate the human body and of energy techniques that help their future clients better face stress and fatigue.

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As students gain proficiency at basic techniques, more advanced classes may include hot stone massage, hydrotherapy and acupressure. Those focusing on traditional Chinese medicine often take classes on reiki and reflexology along with the history of such techniques.

In addition to massage techniques, other classes required for certification and licensing focus on ethics and communication with clients. Many massage therapy also take basic business courses to help them learn to better manage their clientele and business finances.

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