Teaching period

1st semester


Learning outcomes

By the end of the teaching sessions, the students should:

  • Understand the principal massage techniques,
  • Understand the ground assessment and decision making of the proper kinesiotherapeutic approach.


Teaching method

  • Classic theoretical presentations,
  • Project presentations by students,
  • Discussions with student groups assigned with subject briefings.


Week by week schedule

The theoretical part of Massaging Techniques is summarised in 30 teaching hours during the semester, organised in 15 2-hour sessions, in which student attendance is essential.


Week Unit


Massage Preparation


General - Local Massage


Classic Massage I


Classic Massage II


Classic Massage III


Lymphatic System Massage


Massage on Trigger Points of Pain


Connective Tissue Massage


Special Cases Massage I


Special Cases Massage II




Sports Massage


Decision Making in Massage Technique


Massage after surgery




Textbooks/reference material

In English

  1. Lucinda Lidell (2001). The Book Of Massage: The Complete Step by step Guide to Eastern and Western Technique, Fireside
  2. Susan Mumford (2007). The New Complete Guide to Massage, Penguin Books
  3. HoleyE, CookE (1997). Evidence based therapeutic massage, Elsevier.
  4. Art Riggs (2002).  Deep Tissue Massage, Νοrth Atlantic Books


In Greek

  1. Σακελλάρη Β- Γώγου Β (2004). Τεχνικές θεραπευτικές μάλαξης, Εκδ. Παρισιάνου (Therapeutic Massage Techniques)
  2. Χριστάρα – Παπαδοπούλου Α (2004). Τεχνικές θεραπευτικές μάλαξης, Εκδ. ΤΕΙ Θεσ/κης (Therapeutic Massage Techniques)
  3. Σφετσιώρη Δ.Κ (2003). Θεραπευτικήμάλαξη, DKS (Therapeutic Massage)
  4. Καραμανής Δημήτρης (2007). Το ελληνικό αθλητικό μασάζ, Εκδόσεις  Ισόρροπον (GreekSportsMassage)



Assessment of the theoretical part of Massaging Techniques takes place in the end of the semester and has 2 examination periods. In case somebody fails in the 1st exam, they may take the 2nd. If they fail twice, they have to attend the module/subject again. The examination students take is consisted of open and closed type questions. The final grade of the subject derives from the average of the theoretical and laboratory part and has to be 5 out of 10 or higher. Nevertheless, the students need to achieve 5 out of 10 for each of the parts to consider the subject passed. The examination’s duration is 2 hours. After passing the theoretical and laboratory part, the students are awarded with 5 ECTS credits.

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