Massage is an ancient healing art that has been practiced in many societies and cultures for over a thousand years by the Greek doctor and father of modern medicine, Hippocrates. According to studies published in JAMA in April 2001, it was found that therapeutic massage might be an effective alternative to conventional medical care for persistent health problems.
Associations such as the American Association of Massage Therapy (AMTA) among others, provide leadership, protect the rights of practitioners, promote ethical practices and educate the general public on this subject. Students are encouraged to learn more about the different professional associations.
This program is designed to provide the student with the necessary tools to successfully enter the massage industry, its techniques, the science of water treatment, whether it is a spa, a doctor's office, a health club or resort, graduates will have acquired all the tools needed to thrive in this exciting new career which is growing in response to an increasing demand and as result of research for meaningful work. It specifically addresses indications, contraindications, areas of endangerment and general principles for performing massages.
This program will also combine training in therapeutic massage with knowledge of the structure and function of the human body, including hydrotherapy.
Human Body & Physiology
Massage Theory & Clinical Practicum
Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy
Florida Statutes & Rules
Prevention of Medical Errors
Supervised Clinical Experience
Massage services are Face and neck, Hands and arms, Feet and legs, Back and Full body.
The Therapeutic Massage program may be completed in approximately 5-6 months for full-time students attending 30-32 hours per week and 10 months for part-time students attending a minimum of 16 hours per week. Completion time will depend on students' actual attendance. Classes start every week.
Monday thru Thursday from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. / 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.
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Students must be at least 18 years of age, be interviewed by school official, show proof of a 12th Grade Diploma, identification, complete and sign the School Student Enrollment Agreement.
TO REGISTER YOU MUST BRING THE FOLLOWING
1) Social Security
2) Identification with photo
3) 12th Grade Diploma or equivalent
4) $500 (include registration, books and one uniform)