MASSAGE THERAPY 500

Program Description:

The massage therapy 500 course of study consists of 500 clocked hours prepare you to take the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification. 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 Cosmotek College, with our unique curriculum including the best of Eastern, Western and Ancient practices as well as the latest techniques.

 
 
Couple getting relaxing massage from professional massage therapist

Cosmotek 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.

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Educational Goals:

Upon completion of this program, students should be able to:

  • Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results
  • Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  • Manipulate muscles or other soft tissues of the body
  • Provide clients with guidance on stretching, strengthening, overall relaxation, and how to improve their posture
  • Document client’s condition and progress
Diagram of back pain and massage therapy solution

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!

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

Instructional Resources:

Text Books, Notebook, Pens and pencils. PC, Notebook, Pens and pencils, internet access, massage table, massage chair, massage oils Text Book: Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage, latest edition Publisher: Milady Authors: Makr F. Beck

Course Content: 500 clock hours

Prerequisite: None

 
 
Massage Therapy 500 - Topics and Required Clock Hours
Subjects Hours
Health and Hygiene
Explain the need of laws that enforce the strict practice of sanitation. Explain the importance of cleanliness of person and of surroundings as protection against the spread of disease. Explain the role of safety in the massage therapy business.
20
Anatomy and Physiology
Understanding infection control, bacteriology, and how the human body functions as an integrated whole.
30
Massage Practice, Contraindications 20
Business Practices and Ethics
Covers: difference between being employed and selfemployed, starting a massage business, permits and licenses required to operate, insurance and liability, record keeping, marketing to business success.
30
Massage Practice and Techniques
Covers: effects, benefits, indications, contraindications of massage, equipment and products, sanitary and safety practices, consultation, massage movements, procedures for complete body massages, hydrotherapy, clinical massage techniques, lymph massage, therapeutic procedure, massage in medicine and other somatic therapies.
400