Our Massage Therapist training program provides fully accredited certificates of completion that can be used for careers as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT), Licensed Massage Practitioner, Registered Massage Therapist, Bodywork Therapist, Integrated Deep Tissue Massage Therapist, and Therapeutic Massage Technician.
Some of the frequently sought after forms of massage therapy include:
Swedish Massage is a traditional pressure massage on deep muscles and bones. It increases lymphatic circulation, relieves muscle tension while relaxing nerves, and stretches ligaments and tendons. Although relaxing, it stimulates the skin, circulatory and nervous systems.
Deep Tissue Massage releases chronic muscle tension by applying direct friction across muscles and probing deeper muscle layers. Breath and movement are included to alleviate muscle congestion.
Thai Massage is relaxing but also energizing. The therapist uses knees, feet and legs as well as hands to improve range of motion. Acupressure and joint compression are used to increase flexibility and energy, while also reducing stress.
Sports Massage is for athletes in training and focuses on muscles used for a particular sport. Used to improve athletic performance, this massage can reduce injuries and recovery time.
Shiatsu is a Japanese form of bodywork that means finger pressure. It uses the body’s energy meridians, stretching and pressing them to improve qi (pronounced “chee”). This massage is normally done fully clothed.
Reflexology uses the idea that hands and feet have reflex zones that correspond to areas of the body, such as organs. It relieves digestive, sleep and even pain or hormonal disorders, as well as stress. While relaxing sore feet, it also improves circulation and supports full body healing.