Photos - Medical Assisting Skills

Mrs. Smith's AM and PM blocks are studying the muscular system and today they learned about massage therapy.  Massage therapy is used not only to ease tired muscles but can help with muscle strain, general body pain and the pain associated with fybromyalgia and other musculoskeletal disorders.

Massage therapy is provided by massage therapists, physical therapists, sports trainers and nurses.  It has been known to provide relief to people in hospice, patients with anxiety and depression and those dealing with chemotherapy.

The students learned hand, wrist, arm, neck, shoulder and upper back techniques. After practicing on one another, they went throughout the career center providing massages to staff and students.