Massage Therapy – 900 hours

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MASSAGE THERAPY 900

 

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 TrinhCollege, 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 skilss they need to work in the rapidly-growing industry of massage therapy.

 

CAREERS:

 

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

 

COURSE CONTENT

Prerequisite:

none

40 hours/week:

19 Weeks

20 hours/week:

38 Weeks

Units: 75 / Clock Hours:

750

Enrollment Schedule:

every week

 

Subject        

Minimum Hours of Instruction                

Anatomy and Physiology                

60

Aromatherapy                                

40

Acupressure                                

40                

Deep Tissue                                

60                

Energy Massage        

40

Foot Reflexology        

40

Hands-On Experience        

120        

Health and Hygiene        

30

Hot Stone Massage        

30        

Kinesiology        

40

Lymphatic Massage        

20

Pathology        

20

Massage Theory and Practice        

80

Myofascial Therapies        

40

Pregnancy Massage        

20

Rocking and Shaking        

20

Shiatsu        

40

Sports Massage        

40

Swedish        

40

Thai Massage        

40

Traditional Chinese Medicine        

40        

 

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.

 

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.

 

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

 

Deep Tissue

 

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

 

Energy Massage

 

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

 

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

 

Hands-On Experience

 

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

 

 

Health and Hygiene

 

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

 

Hot Stone Massage

 

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

 

Kinesiology

 

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

 

Lymphatic Massage

 

Deep massage work that flushes toxins out of the body

 

Pathology

 

The study of illnesses or abnormal bodily conditions

 

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.

 

Myofascial Therapies

 

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

 

Pregnancy Massage

 

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

 

Rocking and Shaking

 

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

 

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

 

Sports Massage

 

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

 

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

 

Thai Massage

 

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

 

Traditional Chinese Medicine

 

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