Teaching period

1st semester

 

Learning outcomes

By the end of the teaching sessions, the students should:

  • Understand the principal massage techniques,
  • Understand the ground assessment and decision making of the proper kinesiotherapeutic approach.

 

Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations,
  • Project presentations by students,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with subject briefings.

 

Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Massaging Techniques is summarised in 30 teaching hours during the semester, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.

 

Week Unit

1

Massage Preparation

2

General - Local Massage

3

Classic Massage I

4

Classic Massage II

5

Classic Massage III

6

Lymphatic System Massage

7

Massage on Trigger Points of Pain

8

Connective Tissue Massage

9

Special Cases Massage I

10

Special Cases Massage II

11

Shiatsu

12

Sports Massage

13

Decision Making in Massage Technique

14

Massage after surgery

15

Repetition

 

Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Lucinda Lidell (2001). The Book Of Massage: The Complete Step by step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique, Fireside
  2. Susan Mumford (2007). The New Complete Guide to Massage, Penguin Books
  3. HoleyE, CookE (1997). Evidence based therapeutic massage, Elsevier.
  4. Art Riggs (2002).  Deep Tissue Massage, Νοrth Atlantic Books

 

In Greek

  1. Σακελλάρη Β- Γώγου Β (2004). Τεχνικές θεραπευτικές μάλαξης, Εκδ. Παρισιάνου (Therapeutic Massage Techniques)
  2. Χριστάρα – Παπαδοπούλου Α (2004). Τεχνικές θεραπευτικές μάλαξης, Εκδ. ΤΕΙ Θεσ/κης (Therapeutic Massage Techniques)
  3. Σφετσιώρη Δ.Κ (2003). Θεραπευτικήμάλαξη, DKS (Therapeutic Massage)
  4. Καραμανής Δημήτρης (2007). Το ελληνικό αθλητικό μασάζ, Εκδόσεις  Ισόρροπον (GreekSportsMassage)

 

Assessment

Assessment of the theoretical part of Massaging Techniques takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 5 ECTS credits.



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