Massage Therapy 500

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More and more people are realizing the therapeutic and rejuvenating qualities of massage.  That means great job prospects for you as a well trained massage therapist.  At Trinh College, with our unique curriculum including the best of Eastern, Western and Ancient practices as well as the latest techniques.  Trinh College Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment as a Massage Therapist.  Upon completion of our Massage Therapy program, you will gain in–depth educational skills that increase your knowledge and develop specialized techniques of massage; you will have all the tools you need to succeed as a certified Massage Therapist.  The course is designed to prepare students to take on a rewarding career as a highly competitive professional in the massage industry. 


After graduation, you will be facing a diversity of job possibilities including entry-level employment as a message therapist and or to enter private practice. You may choose to work in Massage clinics, Spas, Hospitals, Doctors’ offices or Sporting events and more!


40 hours/week: 13 Weeks

20 hours/week: 15 Weeks

Units: 50 / Clock Hours: 500

Prerequisite: none

Learning Objectives:

  • Demonstrate both therapeutic and relaxation modalities of massage therapy in order to provide appropriate client care.
  • Identify the relationship between the structure (particularly the musculoskeletal system) and function of the human body.
  • Demonstrate proper professional and personal ethical guidelines that govern business/clinical practice for massage therapy
  • Develop business goals and objectives that prepare students for career in the massage therapy industry upon graduation
  • Demonstrate the ability to incorporate basic massage technique knowledge with clinical application to provide high-quality, evidence-based care.
  • Articulate an understanding that the body heals itself and that the massage therapist assists in removing musculoskeletal imbalance by various massage procedures

These concepts will be covered:

Subject Covers Hours
MAS1 – The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage 10
COS6 – Anatomy and Physiology 50
MAS 3 – Health and Hygiene 20
MAS4 – Massage Practice 100
MAS5 – Massage Techniques 300
MAS6 – Business Practices 20

Subject Definition:

MAS1 – The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage

This topic will introduce the history overview of massage, the requirements for the practice of therapeutic massage and professional ethics for massage practitioners.

COS6 – Anatomy and Physiology

This topic will cover learning objectives, human anatomy and physiology and special senses.

MAS3 – Health and Hygiene

This topic will teach stress management, human relationships, universal precautions, sanitary conditions, personal hygiene, therapeutic exercise, first aid and CPR,.

MAS4 – Massage Practice

This topic will cover:

·         Learning objectives

·         Effects, benefits, indications and contraindications of massage

·         Equipment and products

·         Sanitary and safety practices

·         Consultation and documentation

·         Classical massage movements

·         Application of massage technique

·         Procedures for complete body massages

·         Hydrotherapy

·         Massage in the spa setting

·         Clinical massage techniques

·         Lymph massage

·         Therapeutic procedure

·         Athletic/sports massage

·         Massage for special populations

·         Massage in medicine

·         Other somatic therapies

MAS5 – Massage Techniques

This topic will cover Swedish massage, deep tissue, reflexology, chair massage, sport massage, Shiatsu, and acupressure techniques.

MAS6 – Business Practices

We place a strong emphasis on the learning of business and professional skills. Want to know how to become a massage therapist in California? Out-of-state? We will teach you how.