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Swedish Relaxation Massage Program
About Swedish Relaxation Massage

"One of the greatest contributions of the Swedes and Norwegians this side of their beautiful fjords is body massage, a delightful luxury everyone should enjoy. For utter release from worry and tension, for that easy moving muscle and for the refreshed, relaxed feeling that can add joy to living, I heartily recommend a body massage now and then by a trained masseur or masseuse." J. Dewitt Fox, M.D., F.A.C.

Swedish Relaxation Massage:
  • is the safest massage technique,
  • was developed by Dr. Ling of Sweden
  • is about  scientific and systematic manipulation of the soft tissues of the body.
The Value of Swedish Massage

  • Its great for relaxation and body well being.
  • It can improve your circulation and take a load off your heart.
  • It reduces body fluid collecting in the legs and dependant portions of the body – especially good for the heart patient and the person standing for prolonged periods.
  • Arthritis patients benefit from the renewed circulation that massage can bring to painful and creaking, aging or diseased joints. Full range of motion is also valuable to keep them moving smoothly.
  • Athletes benefit by having waste products rubbed away from vigorously exercised muscles, preventing much of the after aching and soreness.

            J. Dewitt Fox, M.D., F.A.C.

  • Course Content

  • Human Anatomy
  • Human Physiology
  • Human Pathology
  • Human Disorders
  • Indications of Massage
  • Theory of Massage
  • Health Values of Massage
  • Self Care
  • Ethics and Professionalism
  • Hygiene
  • Contraindications and Limitations of Massage for Specific Conditions
  • Practical Skills of Massage (supervised)
  • Business & License Procedure, Association Membership, Benefits, Privileges
  • Introduction to Essential of Advanced Massage Techniques. [ MORE ]

    Important Information
    Future Dates to be Announced

    Course Status:

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    Access to Medical Library & Bacs Medical Centre

    This privilege and opportunity to our students is a learning experience of a lifetime! We greatly appreciate the generosity and kindness of the BACS MEDICAL CENTRE and Medical Library staff to make this possible.

    “Since the massage therapist is becoming a more significant part of Western health care system, she/he must be able to communicate with other health care professionals intelligently and accurately about disease and their response to massage therapy."

    "Massage therapists must be able to recognize the major characteristics of disease from which their clients may suffer so as to be able to avoid appropriate massage strokes, give accurate information to these clients, and refer them to appropriate physicians when it is indicated.”
    Dr. Don Newton, MA. DC.


    "The judicious use of massage is, for both physical and psychological reasons, helpful and efficacious."  
    American Handbook of Psychiatry

    "Massage and manipulation of the muscles in the face, head, neck and shoulders as practiced by masseurs can ease or even eliminate headaches and produce a psychologically calming effect."
    Joseph Tollison, MD, Headache Program

    "I recommend massage to athletes of any level of ability… it not only improves your performance, it will speed your recovery time and cut down on the number of injuries."
    Mary Decker, Athletic Massage
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