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Massage Schools - More Than Just Your Average Trade School

Massage Therapy
Contrary to common belief, massage schools offer more than just coursework in massage and bodywork; there are a great number of massage schools that provide in-depth curriculums in anatomy and physiology, entailing diverse levels of instruction in cellular, tissue, organ, molecular, musculoskeletal, endocrine, and central nervous systems. Students will gain a general understanding of how the body functions, and how these systems work together in order to maintain balanced homeostasis. Other vital training may involve skills in communication, basic business, and relevant massage practice software instruction.

Aside from pathology and clinical practice, massage schools also provide education and training in body mechanics; more specifically, kinesiology. As a science, kinesiology shows the interrelationship between muscles and human movement. Massage therapy students will learn how this biological function is integral to overall wellbeing, and will use this knowledge to further their massage skills.

Okay, now comes the best part of massage school training: the diverse modalities that are offered. In addition to standard massage therapies such as Swedish massage, sports massage, deep tissue and reflexology, massage programs also afford extensive training in Shiatsu, acupressure, Chinese medical massage, Tuina, Lomi Lomi, neuromuscular therapy, lymphatic drainage, cranial sacral therapy, and over 100 other massage modalities!

Massage schools teach these and other unique massage therapies so students are better able to expand their expertise and practice. Those who successfully finish their massage training may attain a certificate of completion or diploma (depending on the individual school). While each school and state vary in educational requirements, it is wise for prospective students to carefully review curriculums so all necessary requirements can be met to achieve appropriate certification and/or diploma.

If you are thinking about enrolling in a Massage School to attain your education in massage therapy, feel free to visit the Natural Healing Directory at SchoolsGalore.com, where you will find information about Massage Therapy Schools, Natural Healing Schools, and other Natural Health Schools.


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    • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
    • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
    • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
    • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
    • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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    • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
    • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
    • Online Courses
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    • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
    • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
    • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
    • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
    • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
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    Mayfield College , Cathedral City
    • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
    • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
    • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
    • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
    • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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    Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
    • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
    • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
    • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
    • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
    • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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    Platt College , Online (campus option available)
    • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
    • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
    • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
    • 3 campuses in Southern California.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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    • Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States.
    • Ranked #35 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
    • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost.
    • Grants students in its Global Online program the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
    • Has an student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1.
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    Intercoast Colleges , Online (campus option available)

    • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
    • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
    • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.

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