Can someone please explain the different massage programs to me?
I don’t understand the different massage programs at Texas Massage Academy, can you explain them to me? At Texas Massage Academy, we offer 2 different massage programs for you to choose from, we have the Core Program and the Advanced Core Program. Let me break it down for you so that you know what...
So, I’m maybe sorta interested in enrolling….AKA Frequently Asked Questions
So, I’m maybe sorta interested in enrolling at Texas Massage Academy…but I have questions. (AKA – Frequently Asked Questions) So you are interested in possibly becoming a student at Texas Massage Academy, that is great news. You have come to the right spot to get some answer to your questions. First let me give you...
So you are interested in Texas Massage Academy. Check out our virtual tour below. Many of our students enrolled at Texas Massage Academy come from all over the Central Texas Area. We offer weekend classes so that students can easily drive in to town on Saturday and Sunday. We also start our Sunday class...
GREAT! It's not as bad as you think and there is NO catch! You can become a massage therapist in as little at 15 months with minimal weekly investment! Only $29 a week, that about the cost of a meal out!
Tuition & Fees
Core Program** (This program is the least popular!)
Tuition $ 4,864.00 Estimated Additional Costs: (To be purchased by students) $ 844.61
Advanced Core Program* (99% of our students do this one) It's the same program just a longer clinical, AND CHEEPER! Only $29 per week - auto draft easy peasy!
Tuition $ 2,457.00 Estimated Additional Costs: (To be purchased by students) $ 844.61
TOTAL $3,301.61 ~~~Paid out over 15 months~~~~
Texas Licensing Program
This is the education you KNEAD!
The state of Texas requires a minimum 500-hour course of instruction for licensure as a massage therapist including the following subjects: Massage Therapy Technique, Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology, Health & Hygiene, CPR & First Aid, Hydrotherapy, Business Practices, Professional Ethics, Massage Therapy Law and a Clinical Internship.
Texas Massage Academy offers the most innovative, comprehensive massage program available. Our program includes the following core subjects:
Massage Technique – 200 Hours
Massage Technique I – 150 Hours
This subject allows us to teach the basic principles of massage therapy. We begin with basic Swedish (effleurage, petrissage, friction and tapotement) gradually working students into providing a wonderful relaxing massage. Our goal of this subject is to impart the science and art of massage therapy to every student to provide a relaxing massage, taking into account the fact that every client is an individual and has individual needs in their massage. In addition, you will also learn effective spa and clinical massage therapies. At least 125 hours of massage technique instruction will be on Swedish massage.
Massage Technique II – 50 Hours
This subject allows the student to refine their skills in massage after completing their internship experience as well as expand on their knowledge of massage therapy.
Health & Hygiene – 20 Hours
Health & Hygiene I – 12 hours
Students will study to understand indication and contraindications to massage, the effects of stress, the benefits of massage, the importance of proper body mechanics, disease recognition and understanding, the importance of good personal hygiene practices, and universal precautions.
Understanding the structure and function of the human body with an emphasis on the muscular and skeletal systems is of utmost importance to the skilled massage therapist. We utilize animated video, exercise, and class projects to help students better comprehend the structure and function of the human body. Additionally, our textbooks are specifically designed for students of massage therapy and correspond with full-color, animated presentations used in class.
Anatomy & Physiology II – 17 Hours
This class brings an understanding of all the body’s systems to the student and how massage affects those systems
Kinesiology – 50 Hours
Kinesiology is the study of movement. During this course, the students will learn the interaction of the bones, joints and muscles during this class. With this understanding, they will be able to better identify which specific structures are involved in an area of pain when working with clients.
Hydrotherapy – 20 Hours
Students will learn to use hydrotherapy in a safe and effective manner through demonstrations and hands-on practice. Types of hydrotherapy to be discussed include: whirlpool, hot and cold packs, paraffin, steam, body wraps, and body scrubs.
Business Practices & Professional Ethics – 45 Hours
Business Practices & Professional Ethics I – 5 Hours
This introductory class to Business Practices and Professional Ethics will focus on professional ethics and standards within the massage field.
Business Practices & Professional Ethics II – 40 Hours
From advertising practices to maintaining your zeal for massage therapy, this dynamic and insightful course will equip you to build a massage practice you can be proud of, and in which you can enjoy. In addition, we will discuss in detail the scope of practice for massage therapy, laws pertaining to massage therapy and many business practices in general.
Pathology – 40 Hours
Pathology I – 5 Hours
Pathology is the study of human diseases and the effects of the disease. This information is important to the massage therapist because there are conditions where massage would require caution or perhaps not recommended.
Pathology II – 35 Hours
This course has a more in-depth focus on different diseases and their effects as well as how different medications react to massage.
Clinical Internship 50 Hours (Core Program)
This portion of the program allows you to put all the classroom theory into real practice. We believe strongly that the learning is truly in the doing. Your clinical internship will be the most rewarding part of your massage therapy education. Students will be eligible for clinical internship after successfully completing 250 hours of classroom training.
With our State Approved Advanced Clinical Internship, you will be given the opportunity to be able to practice the advanced techniques you learn during your classroom training. As well as having the opportunity to perfect your personal massage therapy techniques and becoming accustomed to real-world massage experiences using advanced modalities. Students will be eligible for clinical internship after successfully completing 250 hours of classroom training.
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