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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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