Topics include the study and understanding of:
*Muscles: The names and types of muscles, the anatomy and function of muscles, how muscle contraction works and disorders of muscle function.
*Connective Tissue: The types of connective tissue in the body and the characteristics of connective tissue and fascia, tendons and ligaments; what they are made of, how they work and where they are in the body and how to work with them.
*Joints: The different kinds of joints in the body and how they function. Movements of Joints in the body and Postural Assessment of the body and it’s parts.
*Self care: Body mechanics and understanding your posture and position while giving a massage.
*Biomechanics and motion and learning how to use your body, limbs and joints to prevent injuries.
*Inflammation and the stages of Inflammation. Understanding and working with the various stages of inflammation during a massage.