Course curriculum

  • 1

    Introduction - Chapter 1

    • Welcome!

  • 2

    History - Chapter 2

    • Learning Outcomes - History

    • Origins of Massage

    • Eastern Traditions

    • Eastern Traditions Quiz

    • Western European

    • Western Traditions Quiz

    • European Renaissance

    • European History Quiz

    • U.K. History

    • New Zealand History

    • NZ History Quiz

    • NZ Massage Professional Bodies

    • Eastern vs Western

    • Eastern vs Western Quiz

    • Health and Disability Consumer's Rights

    • Health and Disability Commissioner Act 1994

    • Health & Disability Consumer Rights Quiz

  • 3

    Ethics - Chapter 3

    • Learning Outcomes - Ethics

    • Scope of Practise - Regulation vs Non Regulation

    • Scope of Practise - WSMT Certificate Level

    • Scope of Practise - WSMT Diploma Level

    • Informed Consent

    • Referrals

    • Ethics Quiz

  • 4

    The Therapeutic Relationship - Chapter 4

    • Learning Outcomes - The Therapeutic Relationship

    • General Considerations

    • Safety Considerations

    • Client Needs

    • Practitioner Needs

    • Boundaries

    • Client Needs Quiz

    • Practitioner Needs Quiz

  • 5

    Principles & Protocols - Chapter 5

    • Learning Outcomes - Principles & Protocols

    • Pre-Session Preparation & Principles - Environmental

    • Practitioner Preparation

    • Stretching Routine

    • Pre-Session Preparation Quiz

    • Client Consultation/Intake Principles

    • Draping/Positioning/Bolstering

    • Draping/Positioning/Bolstering Quiz

    • Lubricants

    • Principles of Physical Contact

    • Massage Technique/Stroke Selection

    • Massage Technique/Stroke Selection quiz

    • Guidelines For Applying Massage to Dysfunctional Tissue

    • Post Massage Treatment Advice

    • Considerations for After The Session

    • Client Record Keeping Principles

    • Principlies & Protocols Quiz

    • Post Massage Quiz

  • 6

    Physiological Effects of Specific Massage Strokes - Chapter 6

    • Learning Outcomes - Applied Movements

    • Massage Strokes

    • Physiological Effects of Effleurage

    • Physiological Effects of Petrissage

    • Physiological Effects of Superficial Longitudinal Gliding

    • Physiological Effects of Deep Longitudinal Strokes

    • Physiological Effects of Ischaemic Compressions

    • Physiological Effects of Tapotement

    • Physiological Effects of Jostling/Shaking

    • Physiological Effects of Frictions

    • Physiological Effects of Active Tissue Release (Fascial Stripping)

    • Physiological Effects of Broad Cross Fibre

    • Physiological Effects of Muscle/Tendon Rolling (Bowen Type Moves)

    • Physiological Effects of Massage Strokes Quiz

    • How to Get a Change in Response with Massage Strokes

  • 7

    Phases of Soft Tissue Healing + Massage - Chapter 7

    • Learning Outcome - Phases of Soft Tissue Healing + Massage

    • Phases of Soft Tissue Healing + Appropriate Therapeutic Massage

    • Phases of Soft Tissue Healing Quiz

  • 8

    Physiological Effects of Therapeutic Massage on Body Systems - Chapter 8

    • Learning Outcomes for the Effects of Massage on Body Systems

    • How Massage May Work On Different Body Organ Systems

    • Effects of Massage on Body Systems Quiz

  • 9

    Indications and Contraindications (and Cautions) - Chapter 9

    • Learning Outcome for Indications and Contraindications

    • Indications

    • Contraindications

    • Endangerment Sites for Massage

    • Cautions

    • Contraindications + Cautions Quiz

  • 10

    Stress - Chapter 10

    • Learning Outcomes - Stress

    • Definition of Stress

    • Stage 1 of The Stress Response - The Alarm Reaction Stage

    • Stage 2 of the Stress Response - The Resistance Stage

    • Stage 3 of the Stress Response - The Exhaustion Stage

    • Therapeutic Massage and Stress

    • Nutritional Suggestions for Recovering from Prolonged and/or Severe Stress

    • Stress Quiz

  • 11

    Self Care - Chapter 11

    • Learning Outcomes - Self Care

    • Self Care - Outside the Massage Session

    • Self Care Strategies Within the Massage Session

    • Self Care Quiz

  • 12

    Use of Tools in Therapeutic Massage - Chapter 12

    • Learning Outcomes - Use of Therapeutic Aids in Massage

    • Ice + Cold

    • Heat

    • Manual Tools + Electro-Mechanical Devices

    • Use of Therapeutic Aids in Massage Quiz

  • 13

    Massage + Athletes - Chapter 13

    • Learning Outcomes - Massage + Athletes

    • Definition of Sports Massage

    • Benefits of Sports Massage

    • A Generalised Athletes Training Cycle

    • Appropriate Massage for Each Phase

    • Common Sports Injuries

    • Athlete/Practitioner Relationship

    • Self Care for Athletes

    • Massage + Athletes Quiz

  • 14

    Massage for Special Needs - Chapter 14

    • Learning Outcomes - Special Needs

    • Pregnancy Massage

    • Pregnancy Massage Quiz

    • Massaging Elderly Clients

    • Massaging Elderly Clients Quiz

    • Massaging Physically Disabled

    • Massaging Physically Disabled Quiz

    • Terminally Ill

    • Infant Massage