Massage Therapy 900

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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.  Graduates of the 900 hour Massage Therapy Training program are proficient in various massage modalities such as Swedish, Shiatsu, Deep Tissue, and Myofascial Therapy. The additional business classes, science classes and clinical experience equip graduates with the skills they need to work in the rapidly-growing industry of massage therapy.


Upon graduations, students will seek employment as professional massage therapists working in spas, clinics, chiropractic offices, massage clinics, hospitals, doctors’ offices or sporting clubs.



40 hours/week: 23 Weeks

20 hours/week: 45 Weeks

Units: 90 / Clock Hours: 900

Learning Objectives:

Learning objectives present a progressive, efficient set of theories and hands-on skills that teach each student the maximum degree of technical massage therapy. Massage therapy classes are designed for motivated individuals who seek a meaningful, comprehensive education in the art and science of therapeutic massage. Excellence in massage therapy training leads to success in professional practice.

These subject matters will be covered:

Subject Cover Minimum Hours of Instruction
COS6 – Anatomy and Physiology 60
MAS12 – Aromatherapy 40
MAS12 – Aromatherapy 40
MAS14 – Deep Tissue 60
MAS15 – Energy Massage 40
MAS16 – Foot Reflexology 40
MAS17 – Hands-On Experience 120
MAS18 – Health and Hygiene 30
MAS19 – Hot Stone Massage 30
MAS20 – Kinesiology 40
MAS21 – Lymphatic Massage 20
MAS22 – Pathology 20
MAS23 – Massage Theory and Practice 80
MAS24 – Myofascial Therapies 40
MAS25 – Pregnancy Massage 20
MAS26 – Rocking and Shaking 20
MAS27 – Shiatsu 40
MAS28 – Sports Massage 40
MAS29 – Swedish 40
MAS30 – Thai Massage 40
MAS31 – Traditional Chinese Medicine 40

Subject Definition:

COS6 – Anatomy and Physiology

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

MAS12 – Aromatherapy

The use of pure essential oils (from various plants) in a massage to enhance relaxation or attain other benefits such as skin quality improvement.

MAS13 – Acupressure

The application of light pressure with fingers on special points on the body to enhance health or lesson problem-these are the same pints as used in acupuncture

MAS14 – Deep Tissue

Work that focuses on the various deep layers of body tissue, often applied to long-term problem areas

MAS15 – Energy Massage

Techniques to balance the body’s energy, founded on scientific information about the body as an electro-magnetic field

MAS16 – Foot Reflexology

A relaxing foot massage that is said to address the whole body since areas of the foot “reflect” conditions/areas of the entire body

MAS17 – Hands-On Experience

Hands-on practice with nominal paid clients at Trinh College’s clinic

MAS18 – Health and Hygiene

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

MAS19 – Hot Stone Massage

The application of warm stones to the body, either in a stationary position, or used as “gliding tools” along with oil

MAS20 – Kinesiology

Another name for anatomy, this is the study of the body’s movement and of specific muscles in detail

MAS21 – Lymphatic Massage

Deep massage work that flushes toxins out of the body

MAS22 – Pathology

The study of illnesses or abnormal bodily conditions

MAS23 – Massage Theory and Practice

We teach you a wide range of massage techniques. We also teach you how to assess a client’s individual needs and how to develop a customized massage program to meet those needs.

MAS24 – Myofascial Therapies

Myo-fascial Therapies includes advanced techniques designed for solving problems in each major area of the body: neck, shoulders, back, etc

MAS25 – Pregnancy Massage

Massage that takes into account the special needs, such as body positioning and cautions, of a pregnant woman

MAS26 – Rocking and Shaking

Keep the body in a continuous rocking motion to release tight muscles and loosen joints

MAS27 – Shiatsu

A style of work originating in Japan that uses finger pressure and stretches for body relaxation; done on a floor mat without the use of oil

MAS28 – Sports Massage

Techniques particular to athletes and highly active people, used to assist them in enhanced performance and quicker recovery from injury

MAS29 – Swedish

A popular style of oil massage that uses moves, such as long gliding strokes, that are aimed at relaxation and increased physical well-being

MAS30 – Thai Massage

The traditional massage of Thailand that focuses on yogic-type stretches

MAS31 – Traditional Chinese Medicine

The ancient system that sees the body from an “energy” point of view and forms the basis for acupuncture.