Massage Therapy Program

massage therapy training

The Massage Therapy program at SOCHi provides career training for a career as a Massage Therapist. Topics covered in the program are medical massage, Russian sports massage, spa treatment modalities, and additional massage therapy modalities including lymph drainage, myofascial release, and trigger point therapy. The program also covers anatomy & physiology, kinesiology, pathology, CPR and First Aid certification, professional ethics, hygiene, and business principles. Graduates of this program have the ability to apply the skills and concepts learned in a spa or clinical setting.

Additional Course Offerings:

Deep Tissue

This course focuses on the development of knowledge and massage techniques to affect deep layers of tissues and specific muscular structures. Topics include the use of pressure and monitoring pain. Physical skills focus on body mechanics, palpation skills, stretching techniques and deep tissue massage techniques.

Eastern Massage

This course introduces the student to forms of energy bodywork including, Shiatsu, Thai massage and reflexology. This course includes theory, basic techniques, routines and integration into massage sessions

Massage Therapy Modalities

In this course the student is introduced to the techniques which comprise cranial sacral spinal therapy, as it exists in the Russian medical massage paradigm. The course focuses on cervical, thoracic, and lumbar paravertebral massage, regional massage for injuries, segmental spinal mobilization, manual spinal discharge and manual traction of the spine.

Specialized Massage Therapy

This course introduces the student to specialized massage modalities such as chair massage, carpal tunnel relief, pregnancy massage, acupressure for tension headaches and massage for the elderly.


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