Anatomy refers to the structure of the body, especially bones and muscles (see Kinesiology).
Physiology refers to the workings of the body’s systems – such as the Digestive System, the Immune System, etc.
Massage therapists use their in-depth knowledge of the body’s anatomy and physiology to develop session strategies for their clients that are both safe and effective.
Instructors at National Holistic Institute use a wide variety of methods to make the study of anatomy and physiology accessible and relevant to the practice of massage therapy, some of which include:
- 3 dimensional models of the body
- Group exercises, such as drawing muscles on each other
- Colorful videos
- The most recent editions of industry-standard textbooks