$6,000 scholarships awarded to all students enrolled in the next program at the St. Paul branch of The Massage School!

  • $3,800 tuition (after the scholarship).

  • About 10 months to complete the program.

  • Nights and weekends.

We have opened a new branch of The Massage School in St. Paul Minnesota!

Our building is located at 801 Front Ave., in the Como Lake neighborhood, and we have renovated the interior to serve the needs of a modern school of Massage Therapy. The next program in St. Paul will begin on Tuesday, February 6th, 2018, at 6:30pm.

We are awarding $6000 scholarships to all students admitted to the next program at our St. Paul location. This means the total tuition paid for the entire program will be $3,800. We collect the tuition in 10 monthly installments of $380 each.

The class times at the St. Paul location are Tuesdays and Thursdays 6:30pm to 10:30pm, and Saturdays, 10am to 6pm. There are also clinical hours available on Wednesdays, Fridays, and/or Sundays.

Our online application is quick and easy, and there is no application fee. You can also call Alexei Levine at (651) 280-7474 if you have any questions. Once we receive your application, you will be invited to an enrollment meeting at the school, where you will be able to enroll. Class size is limited, apply today for the best chance of getting a spot in our next program!!

Curriculum

600 Hour Program

Anatomy and Physiology
100 hours

  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Blood Lymphatic and Immune systems
  • Nervous system
  • Endocrine system
  • Respiratory system
  • Digestive system
  • Urinary system
  • Reproductive system
  • The study of common pathologies encountered in the practice of massage and how they impact the application of massage, specific indications, contraindications and precautions to the application of massage in the presence of these pathologies.

  • Location, identification and palpation of the bellies and attachments of the major muscles of external movement of the body.

Massage Therapy Theory + Technique
268 hours

  • Western Massage Therapy (Swedish, trigger point, deep pressure, deep tissue, etc.)
  • Non-Western Massage Therapy (Shiatsu, Acupressure, etc.)
  • Identify and describe the physiological effects of touch and specific massage.
  • Identify and describe potential emotional effects of touch and specific massage techniques.
  • Define and describe the interpersonal and physical components of a therapeutic environment
  • Develop competency in musculoskeletal palpation and pain assessment skills relating to the appropriate application of massage techniques.
  • Develop a safe and effective treatment plan, based on client goals, assessment findings, and understanding of effects of massage.
  • Write clear, concise and accurate notes of client treatment sessions.
  • Demonstrate commonly recognized techniques that are within the scope of practice and training for massage therapy disciplines. Demonstrate techniques that are appropriate for each body area, including endangerment sites.
  • Demonstrate the use of draping during treatment as a professional boundary.
  • Identify and practice appropriate methods of sanitation and personal hygiene in the performance of massage sessions.
  • Identify and describe the effect of physical fitness and life style habits on the performance of massage techniques.Identify and demonstrate biomechanical skills necessary for the safe and effective performance of massage techniques.

Ethics + Professionalism
32 hours

  • Define and demonstrate active listening, rapport, empathy and feedback.
  • Identify strategies to effectively deal with emotional and behavioral client responses to massage therapy treatment.
  • Describe the principles of conflict resolution and apply conflict resolution skills effectively in the client-therapist relationship.
  • Define and discuss the differences between a personal and a professional relationship.
  • Discuss the importance of professional boundaries. Describe techniques for establishing and maintaining safe and respectful boundaries with clients.
  • Identify and describe the purpose of a code of ethics. Identify and describe the purpose of Standards of Practice specific to massage therapy.
  • Identify confidentiality principles related to massage therapy
  • Identify common ethical situations in massage therapy and strategies to effectively resolve ethical issues.
  • Identify and design effective methods for time management, client scheduling, and maintenance of the work environment.
  • Outline an employment strategy, including short and long-term professional goals.
  • Create, maintain and identify legal requirements for retaining client, financial and tax records.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as they pertain to massage therapy practice.
  • Identify the elements of effective job search and marketing materials such as resumes, brochures, and business cards.
  • Identify and discuss common methods of marketing for massage therapy.
  • Identify strategies to develop and maintain a client base.
  • Discuss the value of ongoing education and skill development as a professional.
  • Describe methods for identifying advanced training programs to enhance performance, knowledge and skills.
  • Identify the role of professional associations for massage therapists.

Supervised Clinical Experience

200 hours
 

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