DEPARTMENT OF MASSAGE AND REFLEXOLOGY
Massage involves acting on and manipulating the body with pressure and the target tissues may include muscles, tendons, ligaments, skin, joints, or other connective tissue, as well as lymphatic vessels, or organs of the gastrointestinal system. There are over eighty different recognized massage modalities.
The BNYS curriculum teaches the Swedish massage "classic massage" which uses five styles of basic strokes like effleurage (sliding or gliding), petrissage (kneading), tapotement (rhythmic tapping), friction (cross fiber) and vibration/shaking. Reflexology (zone therapy) is natural healing art based on the principle that there are reflexes in the feet, hands and ears and their referral areas within zone related areas, which correspond to every part, gland and organ of the body.