This 600-hour massage therapy program is designed to teach students the necessary skills to work and succeed in an ever changing field, with possible career opportunities in chiropractic offices, spas, hospitals, physical/sports therapy offices, health and wellness clinics, cruise ships, and self-employed private practice. Course content will cover various types of massage therapies and techniques as well as acupressure, health and wellness protocols, business skills, and much more. For more information go to http://mtatdas.weebly.com
|413250||25 weeks||M-Th||8:30am – 1:30pm|
|413320||32 Weeks||M-Th||5:00pm – 9:00pm|
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What will I do in this field?
Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in the general wellness of clients.
What prerequisites are required?
Diploma/GED 18 years or older
What skills will student have upon completion of the program?
- Pregnancy Massage
- Infant/Elderly Massage
- Swedish Massage
- Advance Circulatory Massage
- Myofascial Release
- Stretching/ Resisted Stretching (PNF)
- Deep Tissue Massage
- Sports Massage
What are some career opportunities?
- Chiropractic offices
- Physical/ Sports therapy offices
- Health and wellness clinics
- Cruise ships
- Self-employed private practices.
What is the projected growth for this Job? What’s the career outlook?
Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 23 percent from 2012 to 2022, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists. http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm
How do I enroll?
The Main Office of Downey Adult School or room J93. Student may also attend an orientation for the Massage Therapy program in room H60 (orientation dates can be found in the Downey adult school catalog or Downey adult school website.)