Level 1 (200 hrs)
LMT Level 1 introduces you to the foundations upon which all bodywork is built: honesty, awareness and compassion. Students are educated in massage history, massage theory, general benefits of massage, hygiene / sanitation, universal precautions, standards of practice, ethics, body mechanics, draping and positioning, specific massage strokes, assessment of clients’ condition, contraindications to massage, and recordkeeping. This course prepares students to perform a one-hour therapeutic massage for the clinical practicum. In addition to techniques in Swedish massage and acupressure, Level 1 includes seated massage, and introductions to advanced techniques, such as Acupressure, Reflexology, Aromatherapy, Chakra Balancing, Energy Healing principles, Hydrotherapy, TCM, special populations, energy-based techniques, benefits, indications and contraindications of massage for specific clients’ condition, with problem solving and a treatment plan.
SCHEDULE: 3 days/wk (Sun, Tue, Thu) • 5:30pm – 9:30pm
DURATION: 4 months