Massage Training Courses and Workshops

Schools providing training courses, certificates, diplomas or degree programs of Massage




Total 800 training courses and degree programs available around the world.

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Massage Therapy (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: East Valley Institute of Technology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Mesa, United States
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One-year Program (Seniors only)

Study Eastern and Western massage modalities including Swedish, Sports, Chair, Shiatsu, amongst others. Coursework includes mycology, pathology, hygiene, professional development and ethics.

Prepare for working in the public clinic through hands-on training.

Complete 700 hours of training for licensure from the National Certification Examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Students must be 18 years of age before applying for state licensure and may need to provide own transportation.

Two-year Program (Juniors)

Study Eastern and Western massage modalities including Swedish, Sports, Chair, Shiatsu, amongst others. Coursework includes mycology, pathology, hygiene, professional development and ethics.

Prepare for working in the public clinic through hands-on training.

Complete 700 hours of training for licensure from the National Certification Examination for therapeutic massage and bodywork.

Students must be 18 years of age before applying for state licensure.

Esthetics (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Carsten Institute of Cosmetology
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): New York City, Tempe, United States
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The Carsten Institute of Cosmetology programs provide world-class training. Your Esthetics license will put you on the path to becoming a Spa Director, Wellness Consultant, Waxing Specialist or Educator.

Classes

Anatomy and Physiology, Electricity, Chemistry, Personal/Career Development, Clinic Practice, Skin

Care History, Facial Massage, Hair Removal Techniques, Makeup Color Theory Color and Application.

Programs

Day/Night and Part-Time classes are available. Contact an Admissions Advisor for more information to explore your education options.

Spa Treatments (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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SWIHA’s comprehensive 200-hour Spa Treatments program covers the most popular treatments including Swedish Sedona Massage, LaStone Therapy, and Lymphatic Massage, giving our graduates a leading edge when entering the job market.

Students can take this program to fulfill part the primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance professional skills, or to further their personal growth and development. Graduates of this program earn a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 200 hours of specialization in the field of Spa Treatments.

“Spa Treatments?are therapies generally provided in luxurious, wellness settings that promote relaxation, comfort, wellness and detoxification. Examples include:
•Aromatherapy
•Ayurvedic Therapies
•East Indian Head and Hand Massage
•LaStone Therapy
•Lymphatic Massage
•Salt Glow Massage
•Swedish Sedona

With the skills you learn in our Spa Treatments program, the possibilities are endless for creating the job of your dreams. Students in the Spa Treatments Certificate of Excellence program study these techniques and more. For a compl... [Read More]

Mother Touch (Advanced)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Learn to meet more of the pregnant client’s expanding needs. The curriculum includes aromatherapy safe for pregnancy, guided imagery and visualization for optimum maternal and fetal well-being, pre-birth parenting and fetal awareness, charting, labor massage techniques, and postpartum renewal. Invite a pregnant friend to join you for the last 2 hours of class.

Pregnancy Massage

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Students learn to give pregnant clients a safe, gentle, highly effective Therapeutic Massage. Study how pregnancy changes the body, when Pregnancy Massage is appropriate or contraindicated. Includes techniques for producing muscle relaxation while gently stimulating blood circulation, lymphatic drainage and endocrine system balance.

Lymphatic Massage

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States

Lymphatic drainage massage promotes balance of the body’s internal chemistry, purifies and regenerates tissues, helps normalize organ function and improves the immune system. Bring two sheets and one pillowcase.

Elder Touch

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States

Learn how to work responsibly with elderly clients and patients. Explore specific massage contraindications in depth. Students study safe and effective protocols to work with the elderly, those with chronic illness or in frail condition.

Breast Health

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Learn therapeutic techniques for enhancing women’s breast health, including release of pectoral muscles, working with breast implants, mastectomy rehab, scar tissue softening, breast flushing and effective self-breast exam. Study the latest information about what enhances or diminishes breast health ?environmentally, physically, emotionally, and spiritually. Bring two sheets, lotion, bolster, two small towels.

Baby Touch

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Massage Therapists and Doulas learn how to teach caregivers to massage their own babies. Study infant protocol, including age appropriate variations and teaching others, role-playing, and actual hands-on experience with mothers and infants. Bring a life-sized baby doll to learn and practice with. Parents with infants are invited to classes Saturday and Sunday afternoons.

Special Touch (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Deepen your gift of healing as you learn to specialize in the techniques of massage with a ‘special touch?that serve populations of massage clients requiring a light pressure massage. Emphasis is placed on the therapeutic and relaxation values as well as the necessary specialization of the medical needs of these clients.

Special Touch can be taken as part of the massage therapy diploma programs or as a part of the Associates of Occupational Studies in Holistic Healthcare. Students who complete this program receive a Certificate of Excellence in Special Touch.

Myofascial Massage (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Stress, overuse, trauma and other complications can make your muscles tight and painful. Fascia is part of the connective tissue in your body that can become restricted and sore. The specialized technique of myofascial release addresses these trigger points with a therapeutic, relaxing effect.

Southwest Institute of Healing Arts?comprehensive 100-hour Myofascial program may be taken to fulfill part of the primary specialty requirements within some of our degree or diploma programs, to enhance your professional status, or to further your own personal growth and development and skillset.

As you become skilled in connective tissue evaluation and release you will be able to assist people who suffer from patterns of chronic muscular restriction, pain and dysfunction. Working with the matrix of the myofascia, you will develop a sought after therapeutic touch. Graduates of this program earn a Certificate of Excellence showing completion of 100 hours of specialization in the field of Energetic Myofascial Massage.

Myofascial Energetic Massage There are different layers of the body including subcutaneous tissue, fascia, myofascia, tendons, joints ... [Read More]

Medical Massage (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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Massage therapists can specialize in more than 80 different types of massage. According to the Medical Massage Practitioners of America (MMPA), Medical Massage is “result-oriented, and the treatment is specifically directed to resolve conditions that have been diagnosed and prescribed by a physician. The therapist may use a variety of modalities or procedures during the treatment, but will focus that treatment only on the areas of the body related to the diagnosis and prescription.?Medical massage is not limited to any particular specific technique.

The medical benefits of “friction?were first recognized by the Greek physician Hippocrates around 400 B.C. Today, massage therapy is used as a means of treating pain, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries and promoting general health. By manipulating the soft tissue of the body including fascia and skin, muscles, and lymphatic system circulation is improved and waste products are removed from the muscles and their supporting systems.

Massage therapy may help cancer and other patients dealing with severe illness to cope with the stress, anxiety, fatig... [Read More]

Professional Massage Practitioner

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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SWIHA’s AOS Degree with a concentration in Professional Massage exceeds the 700-hour requirement for massage therapy training in Arizona. Upon completion, students may begin their own rewarding private practice or seek a professional employment position at spas, wellness centers and numerous health care related facilities.

You will gain a rock solid foundation with general education classes, core courses, professional massage training, specialty and electives and valuable hands-on experience.

Master Massage Practitioner (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Southwest Institute of Healing Arts
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Tempe, United States
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SWIHA’s Master Massage Practitioner diploma program exceeds the requirements for massage therapy training in nearly all states in the country. Graduates of this program are prepared with many holistic health tools to enter a mid-level professional position or begin their own practice. With all that you learn in the Master Massage Practitioner diploma program, you can take your gifts out into the world in a loving and profitable way.

Completed in as little as 14 months full time or 29 months part time, this 1000-hour program contains all of the core competencies required of a classically trained massage therapist. In addition, you choose added hours of training in two or more exciting primary specialty areas which resonate with you and your goals.

Earning certification in specialties, you gain an edge over other licensed massage therapists when applying for employment or starting a private practice. Choose from Aromatherapy, Holistic Nutrition, Polarity, Spiritual Studies, Reflexology, Yoga Teacher Training, Reiki, Cranial Unwinding, Spa Management, and more!

With a full 300 hours of training over the state minimum requirement, it is clear ... [Read More]

Massage Therapy (Diploma)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arizona College
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Glendale, Mesa, United States
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Arizona College provides a background in anatomy and physiology to benefit your understanding of movement, postural alignment, and structural dysfunction. Our Massage Therapy program incorporates training on equipment such as massage tables, massage chairs, anatomy charts, human skeletons, hot stones, and anatomical DVDs. Arizona College also offers classes in Business and Marketing to provide the knowledge for students to market and promote their services as an employee or entrepreneur.

To help you make your dream a reality, we offer accelerated morning and evening classes. We invite you to visit our campus to learn more about our school and our Massage Therapy program. Contact us today to start on the path to fulfilling your dream of working as a Massage Therapist. Change Lives, Choose Arizona College!

As a Massage Therapist, you may work in exciting environments such as:

?Spas
?Hospitals
?Clinics
?Health Clubs

The Massage Therapy diploma program requires approximately 35 weeks.

Master Bodyworker (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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The Master Bodyworker Program is an advanced multidisciplinary approach to bodywork that prepares students to holistically practice massage therapy in a variety of therapeutic environments within the industry.

Modality-specific assessments enhance students&,#146, effectiveness with clinical analysis, intuition, and application of advanced techniques in the following: myokinetic techniques, hydrotherapy spa treatments, sports injury management, and rehabilitative protocols.

Students must first successfully complete the Professional Massage Therapy Program (815.5 hours). The advanced courses of the Master Bodyworker Program can then be completed in one quarter.

Program Objectives:
To increase students&,#146, skills to facilitate health and wellness of clients. To provide advanced knowledge of treatment protocols for specific somatic disease and dysfunction. To give students knowledge of and experience with advanced techniques highly sought after by many employers in the massage and spa industries. To provide more than 1,000 total training hours, making students more marketable to potential employers and eligible for licensure in ... [Read More]

Professional Massage Therapy (Certificate)

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Arizona School of Massage Therapy
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Phoenix, United States
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This comprehensive 815.5-hour program prepares students to become successful practicing bodyworkers by giving them a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing.

Students learn basic massage theory and technique. They are also taught an Eastern paradigm of bodywork therapy that includes shiatsu and acupressure, along with contemporary Western modalities such as structural bodywork, trigger point therapy &, rehabilitation massage, sports massage, and cranial sacral therapy.

The program includes courses in anatomy and physiology, giving students a solid understanding of the body and enabling them to effectively communicate with other health care professionals and create comprehensive treatment programs for their clients. Business and career development classes, along with training in laws and regulations, are also offered.

Polarity Therapy

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Ke Kino Massage Academy
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Plano, United States
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Polarity Therapy is a 5 point holistic system that dissolves blocked energy and activates the innate wellness and intelligence of your body and mind. Polarity was developed by Dr. Randolf Stone. DC. DO, ND (1890-1981) who synthesized the wisdom of the East with the research of the West. The techniques range from chakra balancing to cleansing diets to principles found in Quantum Physics. this class will include a look at the principles that govern the movement of energy, Polarity Bodywork, Polarity Yoga &, Nutrition, and a brief overview of the APP certification program.

Senior Massage

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Ke Kino Massage Academy
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Plano, United States
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Today 1 in 8 Americans are over 65 with the 76 million Baby Boomers about to join the ranks. Senior massage as an industry is in its infancy. Learn about the physiology and the anatomy of the aging client. Students will practice working with positioning and specific massage techniques designed to comfort the elderly and relieve muscle tension. Discuss the emotional and social changes of the elderly as well as how to address the aging client in the many living environments we find them. Dress in comfortable clothing and bring sheets.

Infant Massage

Course Format: Classroom
School/Trainer: Ke Kino Massage Academy
Training Center(s)/Venue(s): Plano, United States
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Learn the value of tender, nurturing touch techniques to massage medically stable newborns and infants. This introductory class will show you how to introduce massage and empower parents, family, and caregivers of the infant. Research has shown they can actively take part in the physical and emotional development of their child thorough nurturing massage. Students will practice specific stokes and sequence on a doll. Dress in comfortable clothing. Bring toddler size doll or your infant for the last 2 hours.

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