Massage Therapy – 500 hours

Become a highly trained and qualified massage therapist at Cosmotek College.  Affordable tuition, financial aid, and flexible schedule

"Become a highly trained and qualified massage therapist at Cosmotek College.  Affordable tuition, financial aid, and flexible schedule"

 
OBJECTIVE:
 
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 CosmotekCollege, with our unique curriculum including the best of Eastern, Western and Ancient practices as well as the latest techniques.  CosmotekCollege 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. 
 
CAREERS:
 
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!
 
COURSE CONTENT

 

COURSE CONTENT

 

Prerequisite:

none

40 hours/week:

13 Weeks

20 hours/week:

15 Weeks

Units: 50 / Clock Hours:

500

Enrollment Schedule:

every week

 

Subject

Minimum Hours of Technical Instruction

Minimum Practical Operations

The History and Advancement of Therapeutic Massage            

10

 

Anatomy and Physiology           

50

 

Health and Hygiene               

20

 

Massage Practice               

100

 

Massage Techniques                       

 

300   

Business Practices               

20

 

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.
 
Anatomy and Physiology


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


Health and Hygiene


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


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

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