Massage Therapy Fundamentals Class - 96 Hrs
This is our core class. It is offered on weekends and as a day class. In this class, you will learn the basic foundation work as needed for professional massage work. You will learn to give a flowing, thorough, and effective Swedish-style relaxation massage.
You will develop technical expertise, correct posture and body mechanics, sensitivity to the exact pressure required, and the ability to be totally present as you work. An introduction to musculoskeletal anatomy and physiology will be taught. Emphasis is placed on developing confidence, presence, and the quality of touch needed for effective work.
Ethics, side-lying massage, health and hygiene, benefits, contraindications, establishing a massage practice, and proper draping technique will be taught. You will receive individual coaching in correct and efficient body mechanics from the beginning of the class, so that you will develop good postural habits immediately, enabling you to have a long, injury free career, where your work can be effortless, relaxed and energizing for you.
You will give and receive massage to fellow students. Hydrotherapy applications and other specialty work may also be taught. You will be exceptionally well prepared to begin working as a Massage Therapist. Completion time, 2 weeks to 6 months.
Upcoming Massage Therapy Fundamentals Classes (96 Hours)
August 2016 Weekend Class
Sats and Suns (9 am - 6 pm), Aug 20, 21, 27 & 28, Sept 3,4,10,11,17,18,24 & 25.
October-November 2016 Day Class
Tues, Wed, Thurs & Fri, October 25,26,27 & 28, November 1,2,3,4,9,10,11 plus Monday, October 31
February-March 2017 Weekend Class
Sat & Sun (9 am - 6 pm), Feb 11,12,18,19,25,26 March 4,5,11,12,18 & 19
April-May 2017 Weekday Class
Tues, Wed & Thurs (9 am - 6 pm) April 25 through May 16. Plus class on Friday, May 12 and Monday, May 15
July-August 2017 Weekend Class
Sat & Sun (9 am - 6 pm) July 22,23,29,30 & Aug 5,6,12,13,19,20,26 & 27
October-November 2017 Weekday Class
Mon through Fri (9 am - 6 pm), October 30 through November 14
Training from an approved school is the requirement in California to become a Massage Therapist. However, some cities or counties may require a specific number of hours of training to issue you with a business license. If this is the case you can take the hours to be in compliance with any city ordinance.
To work as a Massage Therapist in California
You must complete your training at an approved school and also obtain a business license for the city or county you will be working in.
To obtain a business license you must
1. Be in compliance with any city or county ordinance applying to Massage Therapy;
2. Apply for certification through the California Massage Therapy Council (camtc.org, 500 hrs is required) and then take CAMTC paperwork to your city or county to apply for a business license without needing to comply with city or county massage ordinances.
Payment plans are available by arrangement with the director.