Massage School Curriculum

In late 2011, I began a 900+ hour massage therapy program at Anthem College in Beaverton, Oregon. In the middle of the program I ended up having ankle reconstruction surgery which meant I was going to finish two months behind those I started with. I didn’t have 2 months off but actually had 50-60 additional hours because I went to the class and couldn’t perform the hands on portion. In a way, it was a good thing for me because I had to participate in an additional lower body trigger point therapy month!

  • The first month was Lymphatic Drainage and Body Systems.
  • Second month covered lower body myofascial release/trigger point therapy
  • Third month was Asian modalities focusing on shiatsu and tuina, reflexology, acupressure, ayurveda head massage, TCM
  • Fourth month hydrotherapy and hot stone, paraffin wax, aromatherapy, craniosacral therapy, TMJ massage
  • Fifth month we took up myofascial release again with trigger point therapy for the upper body
  • Sixth month covered geriatric and pregnancy massage and contraindications and diseases and conditions
  • Seventh month was history of massage, skeletal and muscosekeltal , kinesiology, pathology, swedish massage
  • Eighth was business practices and documentation and reiki
  • Ninth was facial massage, practicing Tai chi, sports massage
  • Tenth month was nutrition and communication and ethics

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