Massage Therapy 900

 

PROGRAM DESCRIPTION:

The massage therapy 900 course of study consists of 900 clocked hours prepare you to take the California Massage Therapy Council (CAMTC) Certification.

Massage therapists use touch to treat clients’ injuries and to promote general wellness. They use their hands, fingers, forearms, elbows, and sometimes feet to knead muscles and soft tissues of the body.

Massage therapists may use lotions and oils and massage tables or chairs, when treating a client. A massage can be as short as 5–10 minutes or could last more than an hour.

Therapists talk with clients about what they hope to achieve through massage. Some massage therapists suggest personalized treatment plans for their clients. They also may offer clients information about additional relaxation techniques to practice between sessions. 

Massage therapists can specialize in many different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, and sports massage are just a few of the many modalities of massage therapy. Most massage therapists specialize in several modalities, which require different 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.

 

 

EDUCATIONAL GOALS:

 

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

  •      Evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body
  •      Talk with clients about symptoms, medical history, and desired results
  •      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
  •      Gain skills in Western massage modalities as well as Eastern modalities

 

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.

Prerequisite: None

40 hours/week: 23 Weeks (approximate  6 months)        

20 hours/week: 45 Weeks (approximate  11 months) 

 

Course Code

Subject

Minimum Hours

COS6

Anatomy and Physiology

70

MAS3

Health and Hygiene

20

MAS4

Massage Practice & Contraindications

100

MAS6

Business Practice & Ethics

20

MAS12

Aromatherapy

40

MAS13

Acupressure

40

MAS14

Deep Tissue

60

MAS15

Energy Massage

40

MAS16

Foot Reflexology

40

MAS17

Hands-On Experience

100

MAS18

Hot Stone Massage

30

MAS19

Kinesiology

40

MAS20

Lymphatic Massage

20

MAS21

Pathology

20

MAS22

Myofascial Therapies

40

MAS23

Pregnancy Massage

20

MAS24

Rocking and Shaking

20

MAS25

Shiatsu

30

MAS26

Sports Massage

30

MAS27

Swedish

40

MAS28

Thai Massage

40

MAS29

Traditional Chinese Medicine

40