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This subject provides students with the foundational skills and knowledge required to effectively perform a range or relaxation massages while adhering to industry standards and guidelines. Students will learn about the history and philosophy of massage and how to apply appropriate techniques to administer a massage treatment. Students will also learn the skills and knowledge required to assess and evaluate client’s needs, and negotiate a treatment plan with them. Students will also learn additional techniques for seated massage and side-lying pregnancy techniques. To compound students learning of musculoskeletal anatomy, this will also be reviewed as the student learns techniques specific to each of the body regions.