MSB-BC Massage Therapy News

Posted by on August 2, 2012

Stephanie Petersen - Massage Therapy Program Chair

The massage program at Brooklyn Center is having a lot of fun with service-learning projects. The students have been embracing new ideas to boldly take on big projects that no one has done before.

Last quarter, the Business and Ethics of Massage class put on a wellness fair. They advertised,
coordinated, and set up a fun event that everyone on campus enjoyed. It included chair massages, foot treatments, Tai Chi, paraffin wax hand treatments, and a nutritionist. Students took turns working each station. Everyone really enjoyed being pampered and learning about some alternative forms of wellness!

The Pregnancy and Special Populations class is creating their project now. They have chosen to focus on pregnant teens. Their plan includes holding a donation drive at the school to collect diapers and items that new moms need. They plan to take the items and create gift bags to give to the soon-to-be mothers at a community baby shower they throw on campus. In addition to the gift bags, the teens will receive massage, instruction on how to reduce calf cramps, and tips on alternative ways to find relief (like the acupressure point to reduce morning sickness). BC has never worked with this
population before, so we are all very excited to see how this project takes shape! Look for flyers later this quarter for information on how you can donate and be a part of this awesome project!

For more information on the Massage Therapy Program at Brooklyn Center, please contact Stephanie Petersen at 763-566-7777.

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