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Massage Therapist

Therapeutic Massage has become an effective tool in a broad array of uses, including physical therapy, senior care, sports massage, and more.

United Therapeutic Massage students study an intensive curriculum that includes Swedish Massage, Sports Massage and more. Whatever your career goal is, Massage Therapy can offer a broad array of career choices.

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Massage therapy is a fast growing field and one that is currently undergoing a lot of changes as we rediscover the long forgotten benefits of touch. Massage therapy as a career offers: Flexible hours, calm work environments and a job that is focused entirely on relaxation and health.  Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate muscles and other soft-tissues of the body. With trained touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, reduce stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellbeing of clients. Massage therapists use different techniques to benefit the physical, emotional and mental health of clients of all ages, but the alleviating of physical and mental stress remains one of the most common reasons for requesting a massage.

 

According to the Colorado State Barber and Cosmetology Act: “Massage Therapy” is one of the oldest healing arts: Chinese records dating back 3,000 years document its use; the ancient Hindus, Persians and Egyptians applied forms of massage for many ailments; and Hippocrates wrote papers recommending the use of rubbing and friction for joint and circulatory problems. Today, the benefits of massage are varied and far-reaching. As an accepted part of many physical rehabilitation programs, massage therapy has also proven beneficial for many chronic conditions, including low back pain, arthritis, bursitis, fatigue, high blood pressure, diabetes, immunity suppression, infertility, smoking cessation, depression, and more. And, as many millions will attest, massage also helps relieve the stress and tension of everyday living that can lead to disease and illness.

 

The Curriculum of the Massage Program includes seven hundred and twenty five (725) Contact Hours or 24 Credits of technical instruction and practical operations covering all aspects of massage therapy.  Technical instruction means instruction by demonstration, lecture, classroom participation, or examination. Practical operation means the actual performance by the student of a complete service on another person.

 

MASSAGE THERAPIST COURSE OBJECTIVES

 

To successfully acquire the knowledge of the Laws and Rules regulating Colorado Cosmetology Establishment practice;

To successfully acquire knowledge of the general theory relative to massage, including Anatomy, physiology, chemistry, and theory relative to practical procedures performed;

To successfully acquire business management techniques which are common to the massage therapy field.

 

MASSAGE THERAPY TUITION AND FEES

 

Tuition                                         = $ 5,600.00

Text Books / Equipment Kit   = $ 500.00

 

Courses Description

Theory Hrs

Lab Hrs

Total Hrs

     1. Professional   Image 6 24 30
     2. Anatomy and   Physiology 15 60 75
     3. Swedish   Massage 16 64 80
     4. Deep Tissue   Massage 24 96 120
     5. Neuromuscular   Theory 8 32 40
     6. Sports Massage 12 48 60
     7. Integrative   Massage 12 48 60
     8. Palpation 24 96 120
     9. Aroma Therapy 12 48 60
     10. Management,   Ethics, Interpersonal Skills & Sales Course 8 32 40
     11. Externship   40 40
TOTAL 137 588 725


Graduates from United massage therapy schools learn a wide variety of alternative massage therapy techniques and modalities.

The massage therapy training our graduates receive includes training in the following areas: alternative massage therapy, body work, reflexology, sports massage, etc.

Massage therapists at United will learn to launch, manage, and grow a successful massage career.

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This comprehensive massage therapy school curriculum will focus your studies on the information you need to know to succeed in your career.

 

Your dedicated massage therapy instructors will make certain that you truly understand the materials so you can pursue your career with confidence in your skills.

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