Massage Therapy Aide Course


Program Description

Massage Therapy Aide

Students will learn in–depth the practical applications of massage and bodywork. This course includes Externship.

Employment Outlook: Massage Therapist, Chiropractor Assistant, Recreational Therapist, Acupuncture Assistant, & Health/ Fitness Assistant, and more.


  • Monday – Friday (Except Holidays)
  • 2pm-6pm
  • 10-month program
  • Certification Course

Module I: Massage History, Theory, and Business, Aromatherapy

After completing this module the student will be able to explain the rich heritage and history of therapeutic massage and the influence of historical event on the current development of it. The student will also review professional ethics, laws, and regulations governing the practice of massage. Students will learn the practice of aromatherapy.

Module II: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 1

The focus of this module is to give each student a strong foundation of anatomy and physiology. Working on a model of a human skeleton each student will learn the bones and the bone markings, exploring the shapes and relationships of the bones to each other. Students will also learn kinesiology which is muscles and musculoskeletal movement through lecture, discussion, and practical application. Included in this module are the pathologies of the musculoskeletal system to enable the student to understand the indications and contraindications of massage.

Module III: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 2

This course continues the study of other systems of the body with a particular emphasis on the nervous, cardiovascular, lymphatic and respiratory systems. Through lecture, discussion, videocassettes system and practical application, students will learn how to apply this knowledge to their hands-on work.

Module IV: Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology 3

At the end of this module, the student will be able to understand the anatomy of the excretory systems and reproductive systems of the body with particular emphasis on the female reproductive system. Students will review the different diseases and disorders with special attention in indications and contraindications of massage.

Module V: Massage Techniques

In a format that combines lecture, demonstration, practical application and discussion, this module allows the student to use massage techniques to support a person’s health and well-being. By reviewing diseases and disorders of the different systems the student will be able to understand the indications and contraindications massage as well as its effects and benefits.

Module VI: Massage Forms 1

This module will enable the student to understand the physiological mechanism of complementary bodywork systems, identify overlap in the technical skills among the various systems and integrate concepts of the style into the therapeutic massage. During the supervised practical section, the student will both give and receive massages, in order the master the techniques taught.

Module VII: Massage Forms 2

At the end of this module, the student will be proficient on the different massage forms emphasizing on deep tissue, reflexology, and energetic manipulation. Due to the fact that we are training health-care practitioners, students will also have a week of First Aid & CPR/AED.

Module X: Externship

The externship program has been designed to provide the student with supervised practical work experience. The externship is for students who have completed classroom training. Externship hours are scheduled for 90 hours.

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