Course Information

547 Hour Massage Therapy Program

Course Description

History and Theory of Massage Therapy

  • Massage is known as one of the earliest remedial practices for the relief of pain.
  • Massage is a natural and instinctive remedy for some illnesses and injuries.
  • The developments in the nineteenth century influenced modern massage therapy.
  • Massage has basic differences in massage systems.
  • Massage Therapist should understand massage history.

Professional Ethics for the Massage Therapist

  • Understand the meaning of professional ethics.
  • Learn how the practice of good ethics helps to build a successful massage practice.
  • Learn how to set personal and professional boundaries.
  • Develop therapeutic and client-centered relationships.
  • Understand the importance of good health habits and professional projection.
  • Understand the importance of human relations and success attitudes.
  • Learn ways to build a sound business reputation.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

  • Learn why a massage therapist should have a good understanding of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.
  • Understand the physiologic and psychological effects of stress and pain and the role of massage therapy in the management of stress and pain.
  • Understand the healing functions of the body in terms of inflammation and tissue repair.
  • Identify the wellness model and how massage can be a part of the model.
  • Understand the meaning of medical terms.
  • Become familiar with all the systems of the human body with an emphasis on the muscular, skeletal, nervous and cardiovascular systems.

Effects, Benefits, Indication, and Contraindications of Massage

  • Understand the physiologic effects and benefits of massage.
  • Learn the psychological effects and benefits of massage.
  • Understand the benefits of massage and how it relates to all the systems of the body.
  • Learn the main contraindications and indications for massage.
  • Learn how to identify all the major endangerment sites on the body.

Equipment and products

  • You will be confident in utilizing all massage therapy equipment and products.

Procedures and Application of Massage Therapy

  • Learn various hand exercises specifically for the benefit of massage practitioners.
  • Learn correct posture and movements.
  • Build coordination, balance, control, and stamina.
  • Learn the best techniques, as well as 30-, 50-, 60-, 80-, and 100-minute massage sequences, which have been tried and true throughout the owners 30+ years of experience. All he has learned is yours at Barberio School.