Massage Therapy program
Program Length in Hours 500 Clock Hours
This program is designed to provide students with complete and comprehensive training in all areas of massage. Specific emphasis is placed on preparing students with knowledge to open their own massage clinic or to become employed in the massage field working in a doctor’s office, a chiropractor’s office, an acupuncturist’s office or a health center.
Equipment Used by Instructors and Students
Anatomy charts, Essential oils, Massage chairs; Massage stools; Portable massage tables; Treatment tables, Massage stone sets, pillows, bolsters and lotion.
List the skills or competencies to be acquired by the student.
. Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.
. Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.
. Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.
. Maintain treatment records.
. Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.
. Assess clients’ soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.
. Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.
. Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary.
. Use complementary aids, such as infrared lamps, wet compresses, ice, and whirlpool baths to promote clients’ recovery, relaxation, and well-being.
. Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients’ offices and homes
Does Training Lead to Licensing or Certification
Certification is granted to those individuals who successfully complete at 500 hours of instruction, pass a background check and meet the other requirements of CAMTC. California Massage Therapy Council (state), We do not provide licensure/certification for NCBTMB, FSMTB (MBLEx)..
Which Agency certifies orLicenses graduates?
City/County requirements to be a massage therapist depend on the city/county the students are obtaining employment. In Los Angeles is the Los Angeles Police Department (LAPD) or CAMTC
Is an Externship or Internship Required? No
Core Hours and Modalities
Core Hours Included (Anatomy/Physiology/Pathology/Ethics/Business/HIV/Hygiene) 240 Hours
|MT100||Introduction to Massage Therapy||40|
|MT200||Nervous System & Clinical Massage Applications||40|
|MT300||Endocrine System & Joint Movement Therapy||40|
|MT400||Circulatory System and Full Body Western Massage||40|
|MT500||Integumentary and Immune Systems & Temperature Therapy||40|
|MT600||Skeletal System and Joints & Myofascial Massage||40|
|MT700||Muscular System & Deep Tissue/Trigger Point Therapy||40|
|MT800||Digestive, Reproductive and Urinary Systems & Lymphatic Massage||40|
|MT900||Respiratory System & Polarity Therapy and Reflexology||40|
|MT1000||Human Pathology for the Massage Therapist||40|
|MT1100||Asian Bodywork Therapy||40|
|MT1200||Career Preparation, Ethical Practices & Special Populations||40|