Name of Program

Massage Therapy 600

Program Length in Hours


Description of Program

This program is designed to provide students with complete and comprehensive training in all areas of massage. Specific emphasis is placed on preparing students with knowledge to open their own massage clinic or to become employed in the massage field working in a doctor’s office, a chiropractor’s office, an acupuncturist’s office or a health center.

Equipment Used by Instructors and Students

Anatomical charts, Essential oils, Body wrap materials, Massage chairs; Massage stools; Portable massage tables; Treatment tables, Heat lamps, Cold packs; Hot packs; Massage stone sets

List the skills or competencies to be acquired by the student.

$1§  Confer with clients about their medical histories and problems with stress or pain to determine how massage will be most helpful.

$1§  Apply finger and hand pressure to specific points of the body.

$1§  Massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment for medical conditions, injuries, or wellness maintenance.

$1§  Maintain treatment records.

$1§  Provide clients with guidance and information about techniques for postural improvement and stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative exercises.

$1§  Assess clients' soft tissue condition, joint quality and function, muscle strength, and range of motion.

$1§  Develop and propose client treatment plans that specify which types of massage are to be used.

$1§  Refer clients to other types of therapists when necessary.

$1§  Use complementary aids, such as infrared lamps, wet compresses, ice, and whirlpool baths to promote clients' recovery, relaxation, and well-being.

Treat clients in professional settings or travel to clients' offices and homes

Does Training Lead to Licensing or Certification?

Certification Requirements:

Massage training can lead to certification by CAMTC, the California Massage Therapy Council. However, certification is voluntary. Local laws exist pertaining to work as a massage therapist or other body worker commonly called a masseuse or a massage practitioner. If an individual chooses not to be certified by CAMTC, the individual may opt to register in the community in which one chooses to work by contacting the licensing division or the city managers office for information pertaining to a given city’s jurisdiction.


This institution exercises its autonomy and chooses to offer programs 600 and 1000 hours in length. The school ownership is of the opinion that the development of professional skill requires more that 250 or 500 hours of study.


CAMTC certification is granted to those individuals who successfully complete a 500 hour program of instruction, pass a background check and meet other requirements of CAMTC.

Which Agency certifies or licenses graduates?

Oakland Police Dept or CAMTC

Is an Externship or Internship Required?


Name of Course(s) Within this Program of Study

CAMTC Required




     Heath & Hygiene

     Business & Ethics

Other Modules

·     Professionalism

·     Employment Essentials

·     Nutrition

·     Massage and the Legal Environment

·     Clinical Environment

·     Foundational Clinical Skills

·     Application of Clinical Skills

·     Medical Terminology

·     Rehabilitative Massage

·     Deep Tissue Massage

·     Sports Massage

·     Pregnancy Massage



Requirements for Completion

To complete this program a student must attend a minimum of 85% of the scheduled hours of instruction, achieve an average score of 75% or greater on quizzes and exams, and pass an instructor monitored practical exam demonstrating competence in the application of therapeutic massage techniques.

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