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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.

 

 

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
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