Courses Offered

WELL 665 SELECTED TOPICS IN WELLNESS (.5 or 1 or 1.5 or 2)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 8, 16, 24 or 32 lecture hours/semeseter.
Short courses designed to increase or develop new skills and knowledge realted to self enhancement; information for students interested in exploring career opportunities in the Massage/Spa/Wellness fields. Some classes may go beyond the introductory level to assist students and working professionals in expanding current knowledge and skills.

WELL 665SA - INTRODUCTION TO HERBAL MEDICINE (0.5) This short course will explore herbal medicine and ways to use it for health and well-being. Historical background of herbal medicine will be provided, along with information for several herbs that can be incorporated into daily life in the form of massage oils, tinctures, poultices, teas, etc. Students will take home massage oils infursed with herbs for their own use. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SB - SELF-HELP STRESS REDUCTION TECHNIQUES (0.5) Students will explore self-help healing tools that will support the practitioner when working with clients. These tools are beneficial for anyone working with the public, particularly work that requires sensitive awareness and communication. Students will learn simple practices that help to center and ground ourselves as we open our hearts compassionately. Each participant will leave the class knowing straightforward processes they can follow to achieve balance and clarity as they work with people who are in need of thoughtful attention. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring a yoga mat or large towel to class.
WELL 665SC - INTRO TO FACE & DÉCOLLETÉ MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to massage movements used specifically for the face and décolleté. The course will examine the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, the anatomy of the chest, upper arms and face, and proper hygiene and sanitation for the safety of the therapist and recipient. Students will learn various techniques to enhance their esthetics massage or spa technician skills and explore proper posture and body mechanics. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SD - INTRODUCTION TO HAND MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to beginning massage movements used specifically for the hands. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, anatomy of the hands, proper hygiene and sanitation, reflex points that can be stimulated to maintain physical well being, proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products, and contraindications. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SE - INTRODUCTION TO FOOT MASSAGE (0.5) Introduction to beginning massage movements used specifically for the feet. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, anatomy of the fee, proper hygiene and sanitation, reflex points that can be stimulated to maintain physical well being, proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products, and contraindications. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SF INTRODUCTION TO NECK AND SHOULDER MASSAGE Introduction to beginning massage movements used to release stress and tension from the neck and shoulder area. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, neck and shoulder anatomy, proper hygiene and sanitation, exploration of proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products and contraindications. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.
WELL 665SG INTRODUCTION TO BACK MASSAGE Introduction to beginning massage movements used to release stress and tension from the neck and back area. Emphasis on the therapeutic value of non-threatening touch, the neck and back anatomy, proper hygiene and sanitation, exploration of proper body mechanics, exposure to massage products and contraindications. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets and a pillowcase to class.
WELL 665SH INTRODUCTION TO FLOWER ESSENCES This course will explore the world of flower essences as a viable healing modality used to address emotional issues and body-mind health. Emphasis on the history of flower essences, methods of preparation, conditions and methods for selecting a particular essence, and flower essence usage. Students will prepare a personalized emergency formula. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SI INTRODUCTION TO AROMATHERAPY This course will explore aromatherapy’s healing gifts and the variety of application uses. Topics include the history of aromatherapy, preparation methods, and the conditions and methods for selecting a particular essential oil. Students will prepare an essential oil combination in a lotion carrier. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SJ INTRODUCTION TO GEM ELIXIRS This course will explore the world of gem elixirs and how to use them as a viable healing modality to address emotional issues and body-mind health. Students will learn which gem elixirs are needed for certain conditions and how to choose them appropriately. There will be discussion about the variety of uses available for gem elixirs (oral preparations, environmental sprays, bath stones, or adding to lotions, creams or carrier oils). Students will prepare a gem and elixir formula for themselves that specifically addresses how they respond to stresses and life challenges. May be repeated twice for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 665SM INTRODUCTION TO DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE I (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or equivalent. Passing performance in a basic massage therapy education program or at least a year of experience as a working massage therapist.

Introduction to deep tissue massage for the upper body. Theory, basic technique, and body mechanics applicable to deep tissue massage will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced as applied to the upper body. NOTE: Students are advised to review the anatomy of the upper body prior to the first day of class. Students must bring 2 flat or 1 fitted and 1 flat sheet; 1 large towel; 1 small towel; 2 pillowcases; and lubricant of choice to class.

WELL 665SN INTRODUCTION TO DEEP TISSUE MASSAGE II (1)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 836 and READ 836, or ENGL 846, or ESOL 400, or equivalent. Passing performance in a basic massage therapy education program or at least a year of experience as a working massage therapist.

Introduction to deep tissue massage for the lower body. Theory, basic technique, and body mechanics applicable to deep tissue massage will be presented, demonstrated, and practiced as applied to the lower body. NOTE: Students are advised to review the anatomy of the lower body prior to the first day of class. Students must bring 2 flat or 1 fitted and 1 flat sheet; 1 large towel; 1 small towel; 2 pillowcases; and lubricant of choice to class.

WELL 680SA EVERYDAY USES OF HERBS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade)

This course will explore the use of herbs to assist with health and well-being. Topics include the history, preparation methods, and everyday use of herbs. Students will become knowledgeable about contraindications, how to make herbal products and create an herbal first aid kit, along with learning methods to use in selecting herbs for everyday use. Transfer: CSU.


WELL 701 MASSAGE THERAPY I (12)
Minimum of 152 lecture hours and 120 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: Admission to the Massage Therapy Program. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Development of skills and knowledge in massage therapy techniques. Topics include massage theory, practical experience, anatomy and physiology. Upon completion of WELL 701 and WELL 702, students will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will also be eligible for a 500-hour certification in the state of California as a Massage Therapist.


WELL 702 MASSAGE THERAPY II (12)
Minimum of 152 lecture hours and 120 lab hours/semester. Prerequisite: WELL 701 or equivalent.
Develop additional skills and knowledge in massage therapy techniques and various wellness modalities. Topics include massage theory, practical experience, anatomy, physiology, with emphasis upon business practices, and ethics. Students will work in the massage clinic to gain mastery of the skills learned in the classroom. Upon completion of WELL 701 and WELL 702, students will be eligible for a Certificate of Achievement from Skyline College and will also be eligible to apply for a 500-hour certification in the state of California as a Massage Therapist.

WELL 760 INTRODUCTION TO “WHOLISTIC” HEALTH (3)
(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)
Minimum of 48 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Eligibility for ENGL 846 or ESOL 400, or equivalent.
Introduction to a variety of “wholistic” health modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, breath work, herbology, aromatherapy, flower essences, gem elixirs, Ayurvedic and Chinese health care systems. Structured to benefit students who wish to take the course for personal or professional purposes. Students will learn to evaluate personal lifestyle habits and be introduced to various natural healing modalities they can incorporate into their daily lives. Transfer credit: CSU.
WELL 785 - SPA TECHNICIAN TRAINING (8.0) Thorough study of wellness services available in day and destination spa businesses. Focus is on health, fitness, and stress management. Students will develop skills in spa treatments, product knowledge, customer relations, business operations, and the job search. May be repeated once for credit. NOTE: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15.
WELL 880SA - INTRODUCTION TO "WHOLISTIC" HEALTH (3.0) Introduction to a variety of wholistic health modalities, including massage therapy, yoga, breath work, herbology, aromatherapy, flower essences, gem elixirs, and Ayurveda and Chinese medicine. May be repeated once for credit.
WELL 880SB - INTRODUCTION TO MASSAGE THERAPY (3.0) Introduction to massage therapy focusing on non-threatening touch, anatomy, massage techniques, exploration of body mechanics, safety and sanitation protocol, exposure to massage products and contraindications. Students are required to give and receive bodywork. May be repeated once for credit. Note: This course has a non-refundable materials charge of $15. Students are required to bring 2 clean sheets to class.</>
WELL 880SC AROMATHERAPY FOR WELLNESS (3)

(Pass/No Pass or letter grade.)

This course will explore the use of essential oils to assist with stress reduction and well-being. Topics include the history, extraction methods, and everyday use of essential oils. Students will become knowledgeable about contraindications, how to dilute essential oils in carrier mediums and create an essential oil first aid kit, along with learning methods to use in selecting and blending appropriate essential oils for everyday use.

WELL 880SF THEORY AND PRACTICE OF FACILITIATED STRETCHING (1.5)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 24 lecture hours and 8 lab hours/semester.</>

The use of facilitated stretching for lengthening muscle tissue and fascia will be presented in theory and practive. Applicable anatomy and physiology will be presented, although the primary focus of the course will be practical application of technique. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SG WORKING WITH TRIGGER POINTS (2)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 32 lecture hours/semester.Recommended: Graduation from a professional massage therapy training program or experience working as a professional massage therapist.

Etiology, physiology and characteristics of trigger points will be presented. Effective techniques to identify and deactivate trigger points will be demonstrated and practiced in this hands-on course.(Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

WELL 880SH DEEP TISSUE TECHNIQUES: SEATED POSITION (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester.

Use of the seated position for the application of deep tissue technique is presented. Advantages of this position are discussed and hands-on application is demonstrated and practiced. Use of deep tissue technique during chair massage sessions will be described as well.

WELL 880SK ADVANCED RELAXING MASSAGE: NECK/SHOULDER GIRDLE INTENSIVE (1)

(Pass/No Pass.)

Minimum of 16 lecture hours/semester. Recommended: Graduation from a professional massage therapy training program or experience working as a professional massage therapist.

Designed for the practicing professional, this 16-hour continuing education course centers on treatment of the important neck/shoulder area in relaxation massage. Review of relevant anatomy, demonstration of technique, discussion of challenges and options, and plenty of time for hands-on exploration and practice are included. (Units do not count toward the Associate Degree.)

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