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lecturer of 2019/2020  Autumn semester
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lecturer of 2019/2020  Spring semester
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Course aims
To impart basic knowledge of massage influence, indications and contraindications. To explane and practise the difference massage stokes and technics. And to learn to use them according to the aim of massage.
Brief description of the course
The main topics and problems: the concept of massage, type of massages, history and areas of use. Physiological influences of massage. Characteristics and problems of sceletal-musclesystem. Requirements to masseur and ergonomics of the occupation. Available strokes and technics in massage. Practical work to train stokes and technics of massage on the different body parts.
Independent work
Work with literature and to practice the learned strokes of massage.
Learning outcomes in the course
The student completing the course is competent to demonstrate the following knowledges and skills:
Know indications and contraindications of classical massage;
Can to explane physiological influence of massage;
Can to select the right strokes and technics of massage according to client’s problem; Know the characteristics and differences of massage strokes;
Can to relieve the typical discomforts of locomotor system with massage.
Assessment methods
Prelim. Final test and the practical massage-work
Saima Kuu
Prerequisite course 1
Study literature
Ilves, M. et al (2006, 2008). Klassikalise massaaži õpik.
Replacement literature
Kavanagh, W. (2010). Complete Massage Tutor; Benjamin, P. J. & Lamp, S. P. (1996, 2005, 2014) Understanding Sports Massage.