Associate of Science in Massage Therapy
Massage Therapists are highly sought-after for their skills in rehabilitation, pain relief and relaxation therapy. The Massage Therapy programs can prepare you for a rewarding career as a massage therapist in a spa or clinical setting or in private practice. The program introduces a variety of massage therapy techniques to address specific problem areas and concerns presented by clients. Techniques include Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Shiatsu, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy, and site-specific treatment techniques. The program incorporates integrated training in anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, pathology, interpersonal communication skills, and clinic experience and covers business, marketing, advertising, presentation skills, and professional boundaries and ethics. Employment opportunities include positions in massage offices and private practice, physicians' offices, hospitals and medical centers, chiropractic offices, nursing facilities, outpatient clinics, health clubs and fitness centers, spas and resorts, hotels, cruise ships, beauty and hair salons, pain management centers, and sports team facilities.
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