Massage Therapy/Therapeutic Massage (Certificate, 2 Yr Associate)


A program that prepares individuals to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. Includes instruction in Western (Swedish) massage, sports massage, myotherapy/trigger point massage, myofascial release, deep tissue massage, cranio-sacral therapy, reflexology, massage safety and emergency management, client counseling, practice management, applicable regulations, and professional standards and ethics.

The required and elective courses you would take for Massage Therapy Therapeutic Massage majors vary considerably among institutions. Courses are listed here that are illustrative of the breadth of topics you are likely to experience were you to major in this field.

  • Body Systems
  • Ethics
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Kinesiology
  • Law
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
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