Massage Therapy Program

Classes start as soon as February 8, 2016

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There are people who are good at caring for others and who find satisfaction in helping to heal. They have a natural ability to make others feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. If you have these types of character traits and want to help improve peoples’ quality of life, the Massage Therapy training program at Carrington College® could be exactly what you need to start a fulfilling career.

Being a massage therapist1 requires empathy, good communication skills and a devotion to understanding your patients’ needs on an individual basis. Our program is built with an objective to give you the information and experience necessary for you to successfully:

  • Confer with clients about problems with stress, pain and their medical history
  • Develop and propose client treatment plans
  • Massage the muscles and soft tissues to treat medical conditions, injuries or to maintain overall wellness
  • Maintain records of prognosis, treatment, response and progress
  • Instruct clients about techniques for postural improvement, stretching, relaxation and rehabilitative exercise

Improve the quality of your life and touch the lives of others

You should know the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast the employment prospects for massage therapists1 will grow over the next several years as more people learn how massage therapy can positively impact their health. It is expected that employment of massage therapists will increase by 23% from 2012 to 2022.2

A Massage Therapy program with hands-on training

When working toward your Certificate of Achievement in Massage Therapy at Carrington College, you’ll participate in a combination of classroom, laboratory and externship experience. Areas of study include anatomy, physiology, professionalism, massage modalities and techniques, and body mechanics.

During labs, you can expect to observe demonstrations of massage techniques by the instructor and then get the chance to practice those techniques with your classmates. A major focus will be dedicated to massage therapy techniques such as:

  • Neuromuscular and trigger point therapy
  • Lymphatic facilitation massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Swedish and sports massage
  • Pre-natal massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Spa methods and practices
  • Chair massage
  • Reflexology

Getting hands-on experience with techniques like these is what prepares you for an entry-level massage therapy career. Employment opportunities include working in a chiropractic office, a day spa, a medical massage therapy clinic, a sports facility, a health club, self-employment or for a corporate chair massage provider.

To learn more about educational and career opportunities as a Massage Therapist, contact one of our Enrollment Services Representatives.