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Let us welcome you to the wonderful world of massage therapy. “Massage has become the fastest growing health care field in the country today,” (Natural Health Magazine). There is no other industry you can enter where within a few short months you can be making the kind of money you can as a recognized professional.
Massage therapy is a unique career choice. The range of possible placement offers the individual a great deal of freedom. It is common to see massage therapists working with athletes, in health clubs, spas, salons, working on cruise ships or at resorts, employed with MD’s, chiropractors, or physical therapy clinics. Massage therapists can also be associated with nutritionists, psychotherapists, and personal trainers. New therapists can also enjoy the independence of self-employment.
At Essentials Therapeutic Massage School, we are dedicated to training that maximizes massage therapy’s positive effects as well as promotes continued growth and development of the profession. Our school offers a comprehensive, academically challenging vocational training program. The school strives to provide resources, support services, and activities conducive to a well-rounded educational and vocational environment.
We know you have a choice in training programs. When considering your choices compare:
*EXPERIENCE: Essentials Therapeutic instructors have years of experience in the field
of massage and in teaching massage.
*CREDENTIALS: Essentials Therapeutic Massage School is recognized by the Colorado
State Department of Higher Education Private Occupational School Board.
*TEACHING AIDS: Essentials uses up to date textbooks for massage therapists as well
as videos, Massage tables, massage chairs, and name brand oils and creams.
*COST: Essentials Therapeutic Massage School is comparably priced and offers
alternative payment options.
We have a standing “Open House” policy, so please feel free to call and make an appointment to visit the school and meet our staff. We hope to hear from you soon.
Essentials Therapeutic Massage School gives you the tools to gain an advantage through specialized training. Learn more about your options below, and feel free to reach out with any questions.
MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM 500 HOURS. 6 MONTHS
THIS PROGRAM PROVIDES A WELL ROUNDED EDUCATIONAL EXPERIENCE IN THE ART AND SCIENCE OF MASSAGE THERAPY. CLIENT CENTERED CARE IS AT THE HEART OF THE CURRICULUM, WHICH PROVIDES A FOUNDATION OF BASIC AND ADVANCED APPROACHES, INCLUDING:
A New Career Is at Your Fingertips!
Swedish massage is the most common and best-known type of massage. Swedish massage is based on the Western concepts of anatomy and physiology, as opposed to energy work on "meridians". In Swedish massage, various massage strokes are used to warm up the muscle tissue, releasing tension and gradually breaking up muscle "knots" or adhered tissues, called adhesion. Swedish massage promotes relaxation among other health benefits.
This massage is aimed at the deeper tissue and fascia, also called connective tissue. Deep tissue massage uses many of the same movements and techniques as Swedish massage, but the pressure will be more intense. It is more a more focused massage as the goal is to work to release chronic muscile tension or knots (also known as adhesions).
MEDICAL BILLING FOR MASSAGE THERAPIST
This class will provide you with the knowledge and tools necessary to learn how to prepare insurance billing. You will be provided with the necessary forms and documentation needed to be eligible to bill insurance companies.
Continuing Education / Advanced Classes
PRACTITIONER OF MEDICAL MASSAGE (P.M.M.)™
THIS CLASS IS ONLY OFFERED TO EXISTING LICENSED THERAPISTS.
This class will teach students how to work on the body’s muscular system with Doctor (Dr.) instruction and prescription. Students will learn and understand what the Dr. needs the massage therapist to do without doing harm to the patient. You will learn various techniques that work when done properly. Modalities will be used to show how to work on different muscular injuries, headaches, nerve issues, and other medical conditions. Class hours will be lecture on how to understand Doctor prescriptions and what parts of the body you can work on with that prescription. You will also learn what type of modalities will work for the body part the Dr. is asking you to work on. We will be doing hands on with the upper body and on the lower body.
Medical massage does not refer to any specific technique and may, in fact, utilize various massage modalities. By definition, medical massage is massage therapy prescribed by a physician, performed following the directives of that physician.
If you have questions or need guidance, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.
ABOUT ESSENTIALS THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE SCHOOL
Over the years, our reputation has grown as our graduates go on to become knowledgeable professionals in the field. Through engaging and hands-on educational opportunities, Essentials Therapeutic Massage School continuously cultivates future industry leaders. If this is what you’re looking for, please don’t hesitate to get in touch to learn more and join our growing community.