Massage Therapy

665 Clock Hours a€“ 4 months

Our educational staff is the key to our success and the future success of our students. Although our campus system provides our educators with some of the best equipment on the market, it is their dedication and passion for teaching that gives our students the edge they need in the massage therapy industry.


Each student accepted to the college receives instruction in technical massage skills including: Swedish, Deep Tissue, Heated Stone, Pre-Natal, Infant and Sports Massage, Reflexology and Aromatherapy. Students also receive in-depth training in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, self-care and wellness and business and ethics. Each student gains additional hands-on experience while apprenticing in our supervised, state-ofthe- art student massage clinic

Professional career training.

Todaya€?s client deserves and requires professional treatments at all levels of their service. From scheduling their appointment to the massage service itself and post-massage evaluation, professional communication is critical to a massage therapista€?s success!

The massage industry is a great career choice with so many options from which to choose. Ita€?s one of the few careers where you can be your own boss, provide satisfying services and enjoy what you are doing by helping people heal or just making people feel good.

Massage Therapy curriculum

The following units of study are established in our aesthetics program. Listed below are the topics and the subjectsa€? descriptions that incorporate all areas required by the National Board for Technical Education for licensure.

Topics/subjects Hours
Business and ethics
a. Professional ethics for massage practitioners
b. Requirements for the practice of massage
c. The consultation
d. Equipment and products
e. Effects and benefits of massage
f. Contraindication for massage
g. Endangerment sites
Sanitary and safety practices
a. Safety precautions for therapist and client
b. Maintaining sanitary conditions in the massage area and linens
Practice and techniques
a. Basic massage movements
b. Procedures for complete body , face and scalp massage
c. Hydrotherapy
d. Massage for nursing, healthcare and specialised massage
e. Athletic and sports massage, therapeutic exercise
f. Reflexology
g. Seated massage (chair massage)
h. Pre-natal and infant massage
i. Nutrition and aromatherapy
Anatomy, physiology and kinesiology for massage
a. Anatomy and physiology objectives a€“ anatomical positions
b. Medical and anatomical terminology, regions of the human body
c. The integumentary system (skin)
d. Skeletal system
e. The muscular system, circulatory system, lymph-vascular system
f. The nervous and endocrine system
g. The respiratory, digestive, and excretory system
h. The human reproductive system
i. Kinesiology a€“ study of movement and body mechanics
a. Effects of disease on the structure and function of the body
Athletic and therapeutic massage
a. Neuromuscular techniques, including PNF and MET
b. Kinesiology
c. Muscle testing, muscle resistance testing, ROM, joint manipulation
manipulation and functional assessments
d. SOAP charting and in-depth record keeping
e. Sports/athletic massage for pre & post event, rehabilitation,
restoration and injury prevention
f. Active, passive and resistive therapeutic stretches
Business practices
a. Management practices
b. Salon development
c. Insurance
d. Client records
e. Salesmanship
General courses
a. Mathematics
b. Communication in English
Total Hours 665

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