Massage Therapy & Holistic Healing Professional

Price: $3,999.00

The Massage Therapy & Holistic Healing Professional
In today’s industry of massage therapy, it is more important than ever to have knowledge and skills necessary for a successful career. There are a wide range of opportunities available for massage therapists and there are many different potential business relationships that will be encountered throughout a typical career. Learning more about the business will serve to equip the massage therapist with information and tools that will be required as you begin your career.   

The Massage Therapy & Holistic Healing Professional Program
This program provides an overview of the theoretical principles for common massage therapy systems and manual techniques. The course discusses the historical influences from a variety of cultures in order to best understand the massage therapy industry and profession today. The program also serves to introduce both the theoretical basis as well as the demonstration of fundamental manual techniques in the traditional discipline of Western Massage, Myofascial Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, and Reflexology. This program further overviews anatomy and physiology, and pathology in order to understand all the inner working of the human body, how you think about the human body as a health care professional, how they communicate to colleagues and clients respectively about their bodies. In addition, this program discusses each body system, structure and function relative to homeostasis. Finally, the program discusses major pathologies, including disease definitions and causes, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments and changes in the body throughout the human lifespan.  

 

Program Objectives
At the conclusion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Comprehend foundational knowledge for understanding and applying massage therapy.
  • Gain insight into the philosophical and historical background of massage therapy.
  • Explain the effects and benefits as well as clinical applications of massage.
  • Understand the principles, and explain the techniques used in Western Massage
  • Understand the principles of joint range of motion and Myofascial Massage
  • Understand the basic physiology of trigger points, and explain the manual techniques used to treat trigger points
  • Understand the principles of Reflexology and explain the basic techniques used to treat the various systems of the body with the application of manual reflexology methods.  
  • Define and differentiate Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology.
  • Understand the basic knowledge of the major body systems and homeostasis
  • Describe selected human diseases in terms of definition, cause, signs and symptoms, diagnostic procedures, and possible treatments for each of the body systems
  • Describe common issues or changes for each body system throughout the lifespan
  • Massage Therapy career and professional development
  • Use Microsoft Office
Note:  In order to qualify for an externship, students must successfully complete the program, including all quizzes and final exams, and be available for a background check and/or a potential drug screen.  This program can be completed in 6 months.  However, students will have online access to this program for a 12-month period.  


Education and Certifications

  • Students should have or be pursuing a high school diploma or GED.
  • There are no state approval and/or state requirements associated with this program. 
  • National Certification Available:
    • Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) Certification Exam

Optional Volunteer Externship Opportunity

Students who complete this program are eligible to participate in an optional volunteer externship opportunity with a local company/agency/organization whose work aligns with this area of study in order to gain valuable hands-on experience.  As students progress through their eLearning program, an Externship Coordinator will reach out to coordinate placement.

Note:
Additional documentation including health records, immunizations, drug-screening, criminal background checks, etc. may be required by the externship facility.

 

Training Plan