This nine month diploma program is diverse and offers an array of basic and specialty techniques for the practice of therapeutic massage including professional client draping, massage room setups and product knowledge. The student will also be taught how to conduct proper client consolidation, safety and sanitation methods, and professional ethics. The course will include a business practices segment to help the student with planning a business, including goal setting, knowledge of different types of business operations, start-up costs and procuring necessary permits. Average Massage Therapist Salary - $30,049.*Based on 2003 Salary Survey-Erie Pa.Source-salary.com, Inc. An overview of anatomy and physiology of the human body is presented as a basis for mastering the Massage movements: Swedish massage techniques, basic massage movements, athletic/sports massage, face and scalp massage, procedures for complete body massage, management of stress, tissue repair and inflammation, hydrotherapy, cryotherapy, salt rubs / alcohol rubdowns, trigger point massages, neuromuscular therapy, acupressure, shiatsu and reflexology, cardio-respiratory exercise, aerobic exercise and more!
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