Community College of Allegheny County (CCAC)

Community College of Allegheny County

Course Description


MAS-102 - Massage Therapy Principles/Procedures 2 (4 credits)
Prerequisite(s): PREREQUISITES: BIO161 and MAS101 COREQUISITES: BIO162
This course provides students with the unique approach to massage known as seated or chair massage. Students continue to build upon previous skills in assessment and charting by documenting with therapeutic outcomes. Benefits and precautions for chair massage will be discussed. In the laboratory portion of the class, students will be introduced to the compression and acupressure strokes common in sports massage and Asian modalities. Introductory palpation exercises will familiarize students with muscle origins, insertions and actions. To prepare students for possible medical emergencies, this course also provides training and certification in First Aid, Adult and Child CPR. This course requires a per credit health career fee; check the tuition and fee schedule for the current rate.


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