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WELL 713 Asian Bodywork Traditions Theory and Practice

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Exploration of the foundations of classical Shiatsu theory, emerging styles of contemporary Shiatsu modalities, Chinese acupressure, and integrated techniques. History of Japanese medicine and traditional Chinese medical concepts as they relate to Shiatsu and acupressure. Focus on Shiatsu and acupressure theory, Eastern perspectives of anatomy and physiology, the concept of energy and its dynamic relationship with health, prevention and disease. Various bodywork assessments, techniques and treatment strategies associated with both ancient energy-based traditions will be covered.

Units: 3
Degree Credit
Grade Option (Letter Grade or Pass/No Pass)
  • Lecture hours/semester: 40-45
  • Lab hours/semester: 24-27
  • Homework hours/semester: 80-90
Prerequisites: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program or existing CAMTC massage therapy certification or previous massage background.
Corequisites: None
Transfer Credit: CSU