Program CoursesOur massage school will get you ready for the career of Massage Therapy. When you finish with our program you will be qualified to take the National Certification Exam (NCE) provided by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB) or the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX). The total number of hours required for completion is 850 hours. That includes classroom learning hours, classroom massage practice hours and clinic massage hours. We include job placement assistance where we will help you find a local job though our connections in the community with doctors and local spas. There is no guarantee of placement. Included in the program are the following classes:
ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY/KINESIOLOGY:This is equal to a college level course on how the body is put together, how it works, why it works and how its movement is affected
This class is 125 hours and will be split in 92 hours of in class work, split into 31 classes.
BUSINESS SKILLS:This course teaches students the business skills necessary to own their own business or be an asset to different places of employment within the industry.
This class is held to 20 hours of in class work, split into 5 classes.
CPR / UNIVERSAL PRECAUTIONS / 1ST AID:Protecting the client & the professionals is paramount. A knowledge of basic lifesaving skills & the ability to quickly recognize & respond to emergencies are important for everyone, especially body workers. Successfully completing this class will give the student a renewable certification verifying the skills learned.
This class is held to 8 hours of in class work, split into 2 full days.
CRANIAL SACRAL THERAPIES:Cranial Sacral work is based on a thorough knowledge of cranial sacral anatomy and requires a sensitivity of touch to enable the practitioner to discern, and then to utilize the cranial wave formation.
This class is held to 20 hours of in class work, split into 5 classes.
ENERGY ESSENTIALS:Everything is energy & energy frequencies, these studies will help the body worker to increase their intuition through techniques practiced by many cultures throughout the world. Aromatherapy, the use of Crystals, Chakra Balancing, and Chinese Elements are just a few of the theories that will be explored.
This class is held to 24 hours of in class work & 4 hours of homework split into 6 days.
ETHICS FOR PROFESSIONALS:Understanding the difference between Ethical Behavior & Personal Morals is paramount to blending a successful career & satisfying personal relationships. This class will help provide an understanding of boundaries, communications & attitudes.
This class is held to 8 hours of in class work & 20 hours of individual workbook study. (total 28 hrs.)
HYDROTHERAPY:As a future LMT the more diverse modalities you are acquainted with, the more diverse your clientele can become, however hydro therapy is more than just a diverse modality it is a health essential. This class will teach the student how to use water as a healing agent as well as the direct effects of heat and cold with the contraindications for their uses. Safety and procedural guidelines will be emphasized throughout this course.
This class is 28 hours and will be split up into 7 classes.
LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE MASSAGE:The lymphatic system plays an important role in maintaining immunity and circulating hormones. It is an extremely gentle and relaxing massage that is a very different experience to normal therapeutic or deeper tissue massage.
This class is 20 hours and will be split up into 5 classes.
MASSAGE 1 SWEDISH:In this course the student will learn the history, theory and techniques of Swedish massage. The five strokes of the Swedish system and the application of these strokes in full body massage will be taught. Other topics will include techniques for draping and body positioning of clients. An overview of the indications and contraindications for Swedish massage, basic hygiene, equipment, lubricants and supplies will be presented. Instructions in body mechanics and self-care techniques will be covered.
This class is 52 hours and will be 13 classes.
MASSAGE 2 FLOW/LOMI:Continuation of Swedish massage at a deeper level. In this class students will learn to flow from one technique to the next. Giving a 30 and 90 minute protocol in addition to the previously learned 60 minute.
This class is 52 hours and will be split up into 13 classes.
MASSAGE 3 SPORTS & SEATED:The first portion of Sports Massage is designed to introduce students to basic sports massage techniques including: compression, tapotement, and vibration. Students will use these skills to perform pre and post-event massage on athletes or clients. Students also learn to recognize, help prevent, and assist thermal injuries, strains, sprains, and cramps. The second portion of Sports Massage is a course designed to prepare students to treat injuries and areas of chronic overuse resulting in pain and discomfort. The body is divided up into sections such as head and neck, shoulders, low back and sciatic pain. Each area will have an anatomy review and demonstration focusing on the muscles that are most often the cause of pain. Students are then encouraged to use their own knowledge and creativity along with the demonstration to design their own techniques.
This class is 32 hours and will be split into 8 classes.
MASSAGE 4 ADVANCED TECHNIQUES & ASSESSMENTS:This is a lecture, demonstration, and hands on course on medically oriented techniques. These techniques will include origin & insertion techniques, trigger point therapy, myofascial technique, movement therapy, and assessment of clients using medical massage therapies. This course is mostly medically oriented but also looks at the body as a whole by combining an understanding of energetic technique to fully assess the client.
This class is 76 hours and will be split up into 19 classes.
PATHOLOGY & MEDICAL TERMINOLOGY:This course is designed to give the student an understanding of applied terms used in the medical field. The ability to use suffixes, prefixes and roots will allow the student to feel competent in communicating with other medical professionals & create well written SOAP notes. Proper Medical terminology gives the student the ability to understand basic pathology, or the understanding of how different diseases affect the body. This understanding can help with early intervention & treatment. Body workers who are trained in these studies can be a client’s first line of defense.
This class is held to 8 hours of in class work & 40 hours of individual workbook study. (total 48 hrs.)
PERINATAL MASSAGE:A working knowledge of the needs associated with pregnancy, delivery & postpartum care is vital to all body workers, especially the massage therapist. Students will gain a working understanding of the movement, compensations and changes in the woman’s body, as well as the anatomy & physiology.
This class is held to 28 hours of in class work split into 7 days.
REFLEXOLOGY:Many different areas of the body can reflect the overall health & workings of the body & students will learn a focused pressure techniques that focus on the feet, hands and ears, based on the premise that there are zones and reflexes on different parts of the body which correspond to and are relative to all parts, glands and organs.
This class is held to 28 hours of in class work split into 7 days
STUDENT CLINIC HOURS:This is 150 hours of supervised working with the public. The student will be practicing the massage techniques that they have learned in the other classes.
TCM FOUNDATIONS:Students will learn the basic foundations of Traditional Chinese Theory and anatomy and how it can be practically applied by practitioners of massage therapeutics. A basic introduction to Eastern massage techniques and self-care techniques will prepare the student for further study into specific Eastern massage practices.
This class is 36 hours and will be split into 9 classes.
TEST PREPARATIONS:Every class & every teacher is going to help the student be prepared for the eventual testing period required to obtain a license for body work. A good knowledge base of the types of questions & environment that well be encountered at a testing center will help the student feel more at ease with the testing experience. This class will prepare you for the Mblex test.
This class is held to 8 hours of in class work, split into 2 days & 8 hours of homework practice.
THAI YOGA MASSAGE:An ancient healing system combining acupressure, Indian Ayurvedic principles, and assisted yoga postures. This class will help the student be able to increases flexibility, blood flow, and overall wellness for the client.
This class is 28 hours and will be split into 7 classes.