HELP OTHERS THROUGH MASSAGE THERAPY
In our Massage Therapy Program, students gain a fundamental understanding of Anatomy / Physiology and Pathology which is critical in determining when massage is appropriate for a client.
Students are nurtured as they develop a solid foundation in a variety of massage styles and techniques including Swedish, Sports, Therapeutic and Shiatsu, as well as administrative aspects of working a variety of environments and working independently. This program provides the students with the knowledge and skills necessary to be prepared for entry-level employment opportunities, both administrative and clinical, in Massage Therapy and related fields. Along with additional requirements, this level of education enables graduates to apply for a state license.
WHAT YOU'LL LEARN
Students who successfully complete the program will have an understanding of the standards and ethics of the profession. They will also posses knowledge of several massage modalities, including: Swedish, Therapeutic, Deep Tissue, Acupressure, Sports, as well as basic Reflexology, Trigger Point Therapy, Pregnancy Massage, Hydrotherapy and Energy Bodywork. They will be able to communicate in a professional manner with other health practitioners and interview clients to determine which techniques will be beneficial.
Massage therapy is the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. It is performed for a variety of reasons, including treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients often seek massage for its medical benefit and for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatments available.
Massage therapists can specialize in more than 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy. Most massage therapists specialize in several modalities, which require different techniques.
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public: private offices, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls, for example. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to provide a massage. It is common for full-time massage therapists to divide their time among several different settings, depending on the clients and locations scheduled.