500 Hours Massage Therapy Theory, Technique, and Practice
32 hours per week (Weekdays, 9am – 5pm)
Key components include but are not limited:
- Swedish massage
- Self care – body mechanics
- Positioning clients for comfort Students will be guided in the importance of human touch and the healing process based upon the body’s response to the application of touch. Swedish massage is taught as the basic strategy in providing clients with relaxation and stress reduction. Students learn Swedish massage through classroom demonstration and practice of techniques.
- Qi Gong
- Ethics and Business Management
This program provides an introduction to indications and contraindications for massage therapy and facilitates the development and improvement of palpation skills so essential to the massage therapist. Classroom practice includes giving and receiving massage with fellow students under direct faculty supervision. Students learn modalities and how to augment massage strategies that address client concerns. The students receive demonstration and opportunities to practice the massage strategies and receive feedback on their body mechanics to achieve the optimal application of massage therapy strokes and strategies.