MASS501 – Relaxation and Wellness Massage

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Module code
MASS501
Module title
Relaxation and Wellness Massage
Prescription
Aim: The aim of this module is to provide students with a strong theoretical and practical basis in relaxation and wellness massage therapy practice.
Programmes
  • SC9501
  • SH1803
NZQA Level
Level 5
NZQA Credits
15
Delivery method
  • Web-Supported
Learning hours
Directed hours
40
Self directed hours
110
Total learning hours
150
Resources required
Learning Outcomes
Demonstrate knowledge of the theory of massage
Identify selected muscles of the human body for massage practice
Relate the effects of massage on anatomy and physiology
Prepare for massage practice
Select and apply massage techniques in a massage practice setting
Teaching and Learning Strategy
Lectures will be used to introduce key themes and main topics to the students. Tutorials will develop concepts further through kinaesthetic or visual tasks. The assignments will encourage reflection on important concepts taught throughout the course.
Assessment Criteria
To pass this module the student must complete all assignments and accumulate an overall module mark of no less than 50%
Content
- Introduction to massage
- Historical development of massage
- Scope of massage practice within New Zealand
- Principles of massage
- Indications and contraindications for massage
- Endangerment sites
- Potential benefits obtained from massage
- Client history taking and informed consent
- Basic relaxation and wellness massage techniques.