Therapeutic Massage Certificate Program

MyCAA Course Information

Course Code: AU - TM
Program Duration: 9 Months
Course Level: Advanced
Mentor Supported: Yes

Course Overview

Therapeutic Massage is a vital course for the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist. It includes the basics of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are covered. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. This course includes information on massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final section covers business practices for finding employment or for successful self-employment.

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Program Objectives

After completing this course, you should be able to:

Comprehend the history and guidelines for therapeutic massage

Identify and understand the function of the systems of the body

Identify equipment, material, and preparation needs for therapeutic massage

Identify classical therapeutic massage movements and techniques

Identify techniques and procedures for addressing various parts of the body

DISCLAIMER: Every state has different requirements for Massage Therapist licensure. This course doesn't give you any hands on experience. Please check with your state to find out the requirements for becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.

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Therapeutic Massage is a vital course for the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist. It includes the basics of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are covered. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. This course includes information on massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final section covers business practices for finding employment or for successful self-employment.

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