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What is Massage Therapy Certification Training?

massagebooksMost folks aren’t aware of exactly what an education in massage therapy entails. The Massage Therapy Certification Program at Cohutta Healing Arts Institute (CHAI) includes: Introduction to Massage Therapy; Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology; Massage Theory and Application; Advanced Techniques; Clinical Internship; Business and Marketing.

We have fine-tuned a comprehensive curriculum designed to prepare students for a rewarding and successful career in massage. CHAI School of Massage graduates are equipped with a variety of massage therapy techniques that go well beyond a basic Swedish Massage and prepare them for the required licensing exam.

If you’re serious about training for a career you’ll love, here’s what you’ll learn at Cohutta Healing Arts School of Massage:Introduction to Massage Therapy  presents the art and science of massage therapy, from historical information to present day innovations. Massage Ethics, the elements of massage therapy as well as an introduction to their application is covered in this course. Topics include hygiene, sanitation, safety, body mechanics, and indications/contraindications for massage therapy.

Massage Theory and Application  provides an overview of massage theory including benefits, assessment, and plan of care. Upon completion of this course, the student will be able to perform basic Swedish Massage, Postural Muscle Assessment, Muscle Energy Techniques, and complete client gait assessments.

massageanatomyAnatomy and Physiology I  provides an overview of the anatomy and physiology of the human body. Topics include human cell structure, tissue organization, health and the mechanisms of disease. An in-depth look at the skeletal system and pathology, and an introduction to the muscular system are included in this course.
Anatomy and Physiology II  focuses on the muscular system, emphasizing the location and functions of the muscles of the human body.
Anatomy and Physiology III  offers insights into the human nervous system. Both the Central Nervous System and Peripheral Nervous systems, including all subdivisions and pathologies are taught in this course.
Anatomy and Physiology IV completes the human body systems with the Endocrine, Integumentary, Respiratory, Cardiovascular, Lymphatic, Reproductive, Digestive and Urinary systems and the pathologies of each system.

massagetableAdvanced Techniques  provides insight for the development of skill levels required to be a competent massage therapist. This course includes Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release, Postural Muscle Assessments, Muscle Energy Techniques, Acupressure, and Decongestive Techniques that will be needed for specific client populations.

Ethics of Touch explores professional boundaries, dual-relationships, transference, countertransference, sexual misconduct, conflict resolution, and ethical communication.

Clinical Internship  includes Clinical Application which offers supervised opportunities to practice massage therapy techniques on actual clients in a clinical setting. Clients will be able to provide valuable feedback to their student therapist.

Clinical Operation offers instruction in client communication, treatment planning, charting, and the management of a massage therapy clinic.

Career Planning  prepares you for a successful career as a Licensed Massage Therapist by giving you the tools you need to own and operate your own business. Topics include business ethics, planning, marketing strategies, taxes, laws, business management and research literacy.

Apply now for Day Classes at CHAI School of Massage.  Class Registration closes mid September. Fall Day class begins at the end of September and meets 10am-3pm Monday, Tuesday and Thursday and one Saturday per month 11am-4pm.

Don’t delay, get your application in early! Click here for admission details.