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Massage Therapy Program

Massage Technician - 1000 Clock Hours

This program will train students to become advanced massage therapists. The program will provide in-depth training in the human body system, physiology, pathology as well as various advance massage therapy techniques in both western and non-western massage therapy applications. Students will be exposed to extensive clinical studies of individual cases and to be able to explain the theories of massage therapy and develop therapy plans tailoring to individual client's needs upon professional assessment of the clients.
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Program Objectives
At the completion of the program, the student should be able to demonstrate the followings skills and/or knowledge objectives:
  1. Know Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology and Advanced Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology.
  2. Know benefits of massage, and general massage indications and contraindications.
  3. Know body awareness and demonstrate advance skills in a massage practicum.
  4. Explain and use skills in basic Swedish massage, deep tissue massage and a full 120-minute body massage  and advanced Swedish massage.
  5. Demonstrate application of aromatherapy.
  6. Demonstrate skills of chair massage.
  7. Know myofascial trigger points.
  8. Know palpation series.
  9. Knowledgeable in body assessment.
  10. Know rotator cuff solutions.
  11. Demonstrate therapeutic stretching skills.
  12. Be able to perform self care exercises for promoting healthy and prolong professional career.
  13. Know basic business management and professional ethics and standards.
  14. Use verbal and non-verbal communication skills.
  15. Know basic hygiene and nutrition.
  16. Demonstrate CPR and First-Aid Training.
  17. Demonstrate skills in performing Oriental massage techniques such as Thai massage, Tuina, Shiatsu, and the seven major chakras. 
  18. Competent in explaining theories of massage therapies and develop therapy plans for clients tailoring to the needs of individual clients.
Curriculum
The study scheme of the 1000-hour training program is outlined below:
  Course No. Course Title Contact Clock Hours
  MT1030 Basic Hygiene and Nutrition
8
  MT1040 CPR and First Aid Training*
8
  MT2000 Human Body System, Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology
140
  MT2010 Pathology
50
  MT2020 Assessment for Bodywork
20
  MT2100 Massage Practicum
60
  MT2110 Swedish Massage and Lymph Drainage
80
  MT2120 Chair Massage
20
  MT2130 Sports Massage and Therapeutic Stretching
70
  MT2140 Reflexology
20
  MT2150 Deep Tissue Massage and Applications
70
  MT2180 Aromatherapy
10
  MT2190 Hydrotherapy and Heat/Cold Therapy
4
  MT2200 Acupuncture Meridian Theories and Points
20
  MT1300 Basic Business Management and Ethics
20
  MT3110 Facial Massage
40
  MT3120 Herbology and Essential Oils
10
  MT3130 Massage for Sports Injury
40
  MT3150 Massage for Pregnancy and Baby
30
  MT3170 Lomi Lomi Massage
20
  MT3210 Acupressure and Tuina
40
  MT3220 Energy Work for Massage Therapist
30
  MT3230 Thai Massage
40
  MT3250 Chakra and Hot Stone Massage
20
  MT3300 Massage and Spa Industry
20
  MT3140 Massage for Palliative Care
30
  MT3100 Advance Massage Practicum
80
  ¬† TOTAL
1,000
 
*to be taken at Red Cross or an institution approved by Kingston University
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