The sciences explore the intricate workings of the structure and function of the human body and how it performs life processes in health and disease. These subjects are approached with curiosity and in the spirit of learning a new language.

Human Anatomy, Kinesiology, Physiology, and Pathology

The emphasis in Anatomy and Kinesiology is on the musculoskeletal, neuromuscular, and connective tissue systems and their movement patterns. Patho-physiology covers the healthy systems of the body and their normal functions, and explains indications and con- traindications of different pathologies that may be encountered in a massage practice, including cancer and lymphedema risk. Presentation of the material is by lecture, demonstration, discussions, audio-visual aids and hands-on practice. A solid foundation in these subjects enables a massage therapist to make appropri- ate decisions regarding a client’s treatment needs.