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Massage Therapy Program

Massage Technician - 600 Clock Hours

The program provides students with extensive training in a broad spectrum of massage skills and advance knowledge needed to practice massage in most jurisdictions, such as the state of California, that require a minimum of 500 hours of training for licensure as a massage therapist. Upon completion of the program, students will also meet the requirements for taking the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
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Program Objectives
In this program, In this program, the student will build professional skills in Swedish Massage, Body Awareness, Sports Massage, Therapeutic Stretching skills, Deep Tissue Massage, Myofascial Trigger Points massage, Rotator Cuff solutions, Chair Massage, Reflexology, Lymph Drainage therapy and Oriental massage techniques.  At the completion of the courses, the student should be able to:
  1. Know Anatomy, Physiology and Kinesiology.
  2. Know benefits of massage, and general massage indications and contraindications.
  3. Know body awareness and demonstrate basic skills in a massage practicum.
  4. Explain and use skills in basic Swedish massage, deep tissue massage, lymph drainage therapy and a full 60-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 palpitation series
  9. Know rotator cuff solutions
  10. Demonstrate therapeutic stretching skills
  11. Know basic business skills and management and professional ethics and standards.
  12. Use verbal and non-verbal communication skills
  13. Know basic hygiene and nutrition
  14. Demonstrate CPR and First Aid skill
Curriculum
The study scheme of the 600-hour training program is outlined below:
 

Course Number

Course Title

Contact Clock Hour

 

MT1030

Basic Hygiene and Nutrition

8

 

MT1040

CPR and First Aid Training *

8

 

MT1300

Business Management and Ethics

20

 

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

 

 

TOTAL

600

 

*to be taken at Red Cross or an institution approved by Kingston University

 
Course Description

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