Anatomy Bones & Muscles

Class details

  • Class Hours: 50
  • Instructor: Ed Lark
  • Prerequisites: None
  •  Class Materials: “Trail Guide to the Body”, by Andrew Beil (3rd or 4th Edition) 2 sets of twin sheets
  • Checkin at Harbin front gate as early as 12pm Sunday.
    You may enter the classroom building at 6pm to bring in your bedding and food if you'd like. Class orientation begins promptly at 6:30pm for a 7pm class start time.

Anatomy Bones and Muscles is an introductory course in anatomy, providing the essentials of musculoskeletal anatomy, as well as the fundamentals of human kinesiology. Designed by a bodyworker for bodyworkers, this course focuses on information essential for massage therapists. Students begin by exploring different learning styles and effective study skills.

Students will use a “hands on” approach to learning that includes palpating bones and bony landmarks, stretching muscles, and locating and/or drawing them on each other. Students will also learn to understand some of the common conditions that bodyworkers meet in their practices, such as carpal tunnel syndrome, herniated discs, sciatica, and thoracic outlet syndrome. Special attention is paid to endangerment sites and other precautions. Students will receive an easy-to-follow Anatomy Study Guide annotated with page references to the required texts. Lectures will be enhanced with palpation videos, skeletons, charts, and selected coloring assignments.

Together with Anatomy Body Systems, this class is for bodyworkers completing Training Programs at the School, for California State certification and for NCBTMB certification. Any serious bodyworker will find it to be an essential part in her or his learning.