Course

Massage Therapy

Harmony and Healing: Massage Therapy Program for Licensure and Professional Success

OBJETIVE

Advantage Beauty Institute’s innovative massage helps our students with the theory, practice, and professionalism of the licensed massage therapy industry. Our hand-on program mandates the completion of a thorough and immersive study curriculum, totaling 650 hours. This well-structured program is meticulously designed to offer students not only a rich educational experience but also to fulfill the licensing prerequisites essential for their professional journey.

Throughout the 650 hours of study, students will engage in a diverse range of educational activities, including theoretical coursework, hands-on practical sessions, and real-world applications. Our curriculum is carefully curated to provide a holistic understanding of the subject matter, equipping students with the knowledge and skills necessary to excel in their chosen field.

By completing Massage Therapy program, students not only acquire the educational foundation crucial for their chosen field but also position themselves strategically for the licensing process after obtaining their diploma, thus setting the stage for a successful and rewarding professional career. Join us in this transformative educational experience, where every hour of study contributes to your growth, development, and success in the field.

Program

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Training for Aspiring Massage Therapists

Completion of a 650-hour study program is a prerequisite for students aspiring to become licensed Massage Therapists. This comprehensive program not only fulfills the educational requirements but also instills the skills necessary for students to make meaningful contributions to the health and wellness industry. Graduates are equipped to address the diverse needs of clients seeking pain and stress management in settings such as cruises, salons, medical health facilities, and spas.

In addition to technical courses, students will receive training in essential areas such as communication, ethics, human relations, behavior, infection prevention, first aid, and the business aspects of the Massage Therapy industry. This holistic approach ensures that students not only master the technical aspects of their craft but also develop a well-rounded skill set crucial for success in the field.

It’s worth noting that this program will be delivered entirely in English or Spanish by a Licensed Massage Therapist. During the registration process, students are required to select their preferred language of instruction. Join us in this transformative learning experience, where language choice and expert guidance converge to shape aspiring Massage Therapists into skilled professionals.

Lessons
Hours: 40
General discussion of the mechanics of selected disease processes and effect of massage on those processes. Indications and contraindications for massage like contagious and non-contagious skin disorders, blood, vascular, heart and lymph conditions.
Hours: 3
This course complies with the guidelines set forth by the Florida Department of Health for Massage Therapist. This class covers HIV/AIDS education, the causes, transmission, and prevention. This course includes the current and facts of HIV/AIDS information under Chapter 456 Section 033(1) of the Florida Statutes.
Hours: 10
The students will learn the laws governing the practice of massage. The legal rules and regulations that govern the activities of all massage therapist as set forth by the Florida Department of Health {Chapter 456, F.S. (Medical Practice Act), Chapter 480, F.S. (Massage Practice Act) and Chapter 64B7, F.A.C will be reviewed.
Hours: 200
Anatomy and physiology are a hands-on discovery of the human body and its systems. Only material pertinent to massage therapists is taught. In-depth coverage of the structure and function of the human body. Includes cell structure and function, tissues, body organization, and the integumentary, skeletal, muscular, nervous, and endocrine systems. Apply study of human Kinesiology to better direct treatments to produce the desired benefit effect. Other topics covered include: Organization of the Body Cells and Tissues Skeletal system Intro to the Muscular system Introduction to the Skeletal system Nervous system Circulatory system Endocrine system Reproductive system Digestive system Lymph system Integument system DNA Nutrition
Hours: 20
In this course, the theory and practice of the therapeutic application of heat and cold are discussed. The use of contrast applications and several modes of heat administration and how to integrate it into the massage practice is conferred. Students receive hands-on training in skills and knowledge needed to perform techniques and SPA skills with the use of varying thermal applications. Students are introduced to aromatherapy, paraffin, body wrap treatments and hydro/cryotherapy. Each student performs hands-on applications and selects spa techniques in the lab.
Hours:20
This class will give students an understanding of how to build their practice. The study of physical and financial office practices and marketing. Topics include patient management and successful therapeutic relationships; forming professional alliances; attracting particular markets using sales, marketing, and retention strategies; and how to apply financial, administrative and insurance processes to the massage profession. Students will create high-level business plan outlines for massage practices.
Hours: 10 

In the Professional Ethics (GN01) course, we delve into the core principles and values that define ethical conduct within various professional settings. This comprehensive exploration encompasses the intricate landscape of ethical decision-making, integrity, and responsible behavior. Through real-world scenarios, case studies, and industry-specific considerations, students gain a deep understanding of ethical considerations in their chosen field.

The course emphasizes the importance of upholding ethical standards to foster a professional mindset, critical for success in diverse professional environments. Join us in Professional Ethics (GN01) to cultivate the essential ethical framework that will guide you towards a principled and successful career.

Hours: 02
This course covers prevention of medical errors. Also, includes the study of root-cause analysis, error reduction and prevention, and patient safety under Chapter 456 Section 013(7) of the Florida Statutes.
Hours: 100
This course will teach basic principles and philosophy of Asian and Western modalities such as Shiatsu, Anma, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue Massage, Reflexology and other modalities are explored and demonstrated. Many students can incorporate this knowledge into their practice. Clinical Practicum MT03 course is required to complete first.
Hours: 125 

In the Clinical Practicum (MT02) course, we bridge theory with practice, providing students with invaluable real-world experiences in a clinical setting. This hands-on learning opportunity allows students to apply the knowledge and skills acquired throughout their academic journey.

Under the guidance of seasoned professionals, students gain practical insights into the intricacies of Massage Therapy. From client interactions to treatment planning and execution, the Clinical Practicum offers a dynamic environment for students to refine their techniques and build confidence in their abilities.

This experiential learning opportunity serves as a crucial component in preparing students for the dynamic challenges of the Massage Therapy profession. Join us in Clinical Practicum (MT02) and elevate your Massage Therapy education through immersive, real-world application.

Hours: 120 

Embark on a journey into the heart of Massage Therapy with our Basic Massage Theory & History (MT01) course. Delving into the roots of this ancient healing art, students explore the historical evolution and fundamental theories that underpin modern massage practices.

This foundational course not only traces the historical development of Massage Therapy but also equips students with essential theoretical knowledge. From understanding the anatomical and physiological aspects to grasping diverse massage techniques, MT01 sets the stage for a comprehensive understanding of this holistic healing modality.

Immerse yourself in the rich history and theoretical foundations that form the bedrock of Massage Therapy. Join us in Basic Massage Theory & History (MT01) to embark on a transformative journey, laying the groundwork for a fulfilling and successful career in the field of Massage Therapy.

Program

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ATTENDANCE

A daily attendance log is kept, requiring students to sign in and out both in the morning and afternoon. The school emphasizes consistent attendance for all students.

Please note that students enrolled in the Massage Therapy program are advised not to exceed 6 hours in a single day or 30 hours per week of class attendance.

PROGRAM FORMAT
Every day includes a theory class, practical demonstration, and hands-on exercises led by students under the close supervision of instructors, aligning with the program curriculums. It is a requirement for students to have successfully completed and passed MT01 and MT02 courses before engaging in practical work on clients.
DEFINITION OF CLOCK HOURS
A “Clock Hour” is designated as a minimum of 50 minutes within a single clock hour, during which the student engages in a learning activity at the school, fulfilling coursework requirements in the physical presence of a faculty member.
GRADING PROCEDURES & DIPLOMAS AWARDED
Every practical task is assessed and documented to meet Florida’s minimum task requirements. Attaining a minimum score of 75% or an overall grade of “C” is essential for graduation. Upon satisfying all program requirements, a diploma is awarded to each student who successfully completes the program.

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