Musculoskeletal Anatomy


This course is the heart of the program. Utilizing the critically acclaimed textbook/workbook, Trailguide to the Body, students palpate all the major muscles of the body as well as their bony attachments. In class we will learn muscles actions and attachments through the workbook exercises, cadaver videos, palpation direction videos, creation of muscles in clay and drawing the muscles on classmates. Palpating the muscles on all their classmates of varying body-types increases proficiency in the skill most sought after  in any massage therapist. Communication skills are also developed to ensure the depth of touch is of a therapeutic nature.