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  » TMT-101   » Introduction to Therapeutic Massage   » 45 clock hours
This course includes the history &basics principles of therapeutic massage, from Hippocrates to introduction of Swedish Massage in the United States in 1850’s,. The program introduces the student to various types of massage and covers the latest techniques, modalities, equipment, body mechanics and competencies needed to achieve the best possible client outcomes.


  » TMT-102   » Soft Tissue Massage   » 45 clock hours
Students will learn the scientific manipulation of the soft tissues of the body to normalize those tissues. The course covers the manual techniques that include applying fixed or moveable pressure, holding, and/or causing movement of or to the body, using primarily the hands but sometime other areas, such as forearms, elbows or feet.


  » TMT-103   » Deep Tissue Massage   » 45 clock hours
These therapies are corrective or therapeutic massages that use greater pressure to reach deeper layers of the muscles, most often as a treatment for muscle spasms, scar tissue, or chronic patterns of muscular tention.


  » TMT-104   » Fundamental Principles of Massage Therapy   » 45 clock hours
This course covers the basic principles of Massage of the Back, Legs, Abdomen, Chest, the Arms, Head and the Shoulders. The student learns the two main approaches, including the ‘energy-based’ and the ‘physiology-based.


  » TMT-105   » Therapeutic Treatment of Head, Body & Foot   » 45 clock hours
The program offers an integrated muscular-based approach to massage, starting with the head, which is effective in dealing with a range of physical & emotional complaints, especially stress-related. The Body massage involves a flowing sequence of soothing & stimulating strokes combined to bring a harmonious state of relaxation and invigoration, followed by a foot massage, which aims to free blockages in vital energy pathways.


  » TMT-106   » Ayurvedic Massage   » 45 clock hours
An ayurvedic massage is one part of the traditional detoxification and rejuvenation program of India called panchakarma, in which the entire body is vigorously massaged with large amounts of warm oil and herbs to remove toxins from the system. With the client’s permission, oil is also poured into the ears, between the eyebrows, and at specific chakras, or energy points, during techniques known respectively as karna purana, shirodhara, and marma chikitsa. These treatments are powerful in their effects on the mind and nervous system—calming, balancing, and bringing both a heightened sense of awareness and deep inner peace


  » TMT-107   » Baby Massage   » 45 clock hours
This course in Massage for the Baby has become very popular in recent years, after the research indicating the great benefits of it, with better physical and mental development of the babies. Students will learn the special knowledge, skills & techniques used for development of a happy, healthy & more alert baby. This massage is of great benefit to babies with low birth weight, drug-addicted babies & babies with neurological or physical problems. Practice of infant massage is also known to improve and create a stronger bond between parent and infant.


  » TMT-108   » Chinese Massage   » 45 clock hours
Tui na is an ancient Chinese system of manual therapeutics with a wide range of techniques and indications. While traditional Chinese medical precepts form its theoretical basis, clinical experience governs its application. Tui na techniques range from those that are light and soothing to those that are strong and invigorating. Refined over the centuries, tui na facilitates healing by regulating the circulation of blood and qi (vital energy), which controls body function and enhances resistance to disease. The term tui na (pronounced t-weigh na) combines the names of two of the hand techniques, tui meaning to push and na meaning to lift and squeeze, which are used to represent the system. Practitioners of tui na claim there are more than 365 hand techniques, although they can be generally placed in the category of pressing, rubbing, waving, shaking, percussion, or manipulating. The term “tui na” first appeared in the Ming Dynasty text Pediatric Tui Na Classic in 1601.


  » TMT-109   » Facelift Massage   » 45 clock hours
A series of massage techniques using acupressure points, lymphatic drainage strokes, and facial massage strokes, the Facelift Massage is designed to firm sagging skin, stimulate blood and oxygen, release toxins, and soften lines. The treatment also consists of cleansing, exfoliating, hot towel wraps, and a honey-lift massage treatment.


  » TMT-110   » Geriatrics Massage   » 45 clock hours
Designed for the elderly, and based on the knowledge of physical, neurological and cognitive deficiencies often experienced by elderly, this programs teaches the skills requiredto increase muscle tone, blood circulation, improve posture, gait and provide better control of their body to elderly or impaired clients.


  » TMT-115   » Hot Stone Massage   » 45 clock hours
Student in this course will learn about the increasing popular techniques of Hot Stone Massage therapy. The special stones or rocks are heated and then placed at specific points on the back, in the palms of the hand or between the toes. The heat warms & relaxes the muscles for more effective deep tissue massage. The hot stones also improve circulation and calm the nervous system.


  » TMT-120   » Jamu Massage   » 45 clock hours
Jamu massage is a Balinese-inspired modality based on Indian, Chinese, and European techniques involving acupressure, rolling motions, long strokes, and percussion-like drumming. Beginning slowly and building to a staccato pace, Jamu massage is designed to energize and increase blood circulation.


  » TMT-123   » Lomi Lomi Hawaiian Massage   » 45 clock hours
Lomi-lomi--Hawaiian for rub rub is a system of massage which utilizes very large, broad movements. Two-handed, forearm, and elbow application of strokes, which cover a broad area, is characteristic of lomi-lomi. Similar to Swedish massage in many aspects, this system uses prayer and the acknowledgment of the existence of a higher power as an integral part of the technique.


  » TMT-125   » Lymphatic Massage   » 45 clock hours
The student will learn to apply the system of light, rhythmic strokes for the manual lymph drainage which could relieve edema, inflammation, and or other conditions related to poor lymph drainage. This massage is also great for chronic infections, excess scar tissue, poor circulation or edema caused by surgery, trauma, chronic pain, or stress.


  » TMT-127   » Maya Abdominal Massage for Women   » 45 clock hours
Maya Abdominal Massage is a noninvasive, external, massage technique. It guides internal abdominal organs into their proper position for optimum health and well-being. Maya massage improves organ function by releasing physical and emotional congestion from the abdomen. The ancient Maya healing techniques address common female complaints such as painful or irregular periods, varicose veins, lower backache, infertility, and more.


  » TMT-128   » Maya Abdominal Massage for Men   » 45 clock hours
Maya Abdominal Massage techniques for men helps male complaints such as prostrate swelling and inflammation, frequent urination, and impotency. The technique works by relieving congestion and blockages to improve the flow of chi and fluids of the circulatory, lymphatic, and nervous systems to prevent the progression of chronic disease.


  » TMT-130   » Medical Massage   » 45 clock hours
Student in this course learn to provide appropriate massage for the medical health condition of the client, including Fibromyalgia, Pre-Menstrual Syndrome (PMS), Menopause. Chronic Headache, etc. With the knowledge about various health conditions and skills, student learn to provide specific treatments appropriate to the disease, pain, and recovery from injury.


  » TMT-132   » Myofascial Massage   » 45 clock hours
This massage technique manipulates the connective tissue and fascia that surround the muscles for pain relief and structural integration of the entire body. Myofascial massage may incorporate light strokes or deep massage, depending upon the muscles involved.


  » TMT-135   » Myotherapy   » 45 clock hours
Similar to neuromuscular therapy (NMT), this program involves stimulation of trigger points. The goal of this therapy is to eliminate pain and re-educate the muscles into healthy, pain-free patterns of movement. Student will learn the use of knuckles, fingers, and elbows to press the trigger points, including stretching & exercises to unlearn painful habit.


  » TMT-138   » Neuromuscular Massage   » 45 clock hours
This comprehensive program of soft-tissue manipulation balances the body’s central nervous system with the musculoskeletal system. Based on neurological laws that explain how the central nervous system initiates and maintains pain, the goal is to help relieve the pain and dysfunction by understanding and alleviating the underlying cause. Neuromuscular therapy can help individuals who experience distortion and biomechanical dysfunction, which is often a symptom of a deeper problem. It is also used to locate and release spasms and hypercontraction in the tissue, eliminate trigger points that cause referred pain, rebuild the strength of injured tissues, assist venous and lymphatic flow, and restore postural alignment, proper biomechanics, and flexibility to the tissues.


  » TMT-140   » On-Site Massage   » 45 clock hours
Student in this course learn to use a specially designed chair to give employees a 15 to 20 minute head, shoulder, and arm massage at the workplace, without disrobing or using oils.


  » TMT-150   » Orthobionomy Massage   » 45 clock hours
This course will teach the student techniques of orthobionomy with its gentle movements and comfortable positions, in harmony with the body’s own preferred posture to relieve muscle tension and discomfort.


  » TMT-160   » Oriental Massage – Amma   » 45 clock hours
Originated in China, Amma is the traditional Japanese massage, focused on energy meridians and points called tsubos. The student will learn the techniques of using thumbs for pressure, kneading, tapping and rubbing.


  » TMT-180   » Pregnancy (Prenatal) Massage   » 45 clock hours
Massage during pregnancy can help relieve fluid retention, improve muscle tone, and relieve the sore back, neck, and muscles that are often part of pregnancy.


  » TMT-185   » Sports Massage   » 45 clock hours
The goal of this program is to teach the student techniques and massages which could relax an athlete before an event and to help speed recovery afterwards. Sports massage focuses on the stresses, injuries, or sore muscles cause by exercise or vigorous athletic performances.


  » TMT-190   » Swedish Massage   » 45 clock hours
Students in this course will learn the five basic techniques for the Swedish massage which are used to promote relaxation, improve circulation, range-of-motion, and relieve muscle tension.


  » TMT-198   » Thai Massage   » 45 clock hours
Also called nuad bo rarn, Thai massage is based on the theory that the body is made up of seventy-two thousand sen, or energy lines, of which ten hold top priority. Thai massage also involves peripheral stimulating, meaning it acts as an external stimulant to produce specific internal effects. This point serves as the main division between Thai and Western massage. Thai massage is practiced on a firm mat on the floor instead of on a table, instrumental in the effective use of the practitioner’s body weight. Except for the feet, the client remains fully clothed, so draping is not necessary.


  » TMT-200   » Oncology Massage   » 45 clock hours
Oncology massage refers to massage tailored to the needs of individuals with cancer. This specialized practice requires therapists to be fully educated in and pay close attention to the physical, emotional, and psychological needs of clients in all stages of cancer: diagnosis, treatment, recovery, survivor, or terminal. Training in oncology massage covers appropriate bodywork modalities for cancer clients, includes precautions for radiation, chemotherapy, and surgery, and covers physiology and pathology.


  » TMT-210   » Orthopedic Massage   » 45 clock hours
Combining some elements of sports and medical massage, orthopedic massage integrates ten modalities to treat soft-tissue pain and injury. Emphasis is placed on understanding both the injury and its rehabilitation criteria. Three basic elements adhered to, despite the technical diversity in treatment, are assessment, matching the treatment to the injury, and adaptability of treatment.


  » TMT-250   » Independent Study inTherapeutic Massage   » 45 clock hours
Students need to suggest a program of their personal interest to conduct an independent study within the field of Massage Therapy, and seek approval and guidance from the school, before embarking on this program.


  » TMT-290   » Research in Massage Therapy   » 45 clock hours
Research is considered to be the professional development journey of Massage Therapy profession. This course begins by building background knowledge of important concepts, theories & principles. The observation, examination & collection of data is then used to develop new theories, activities and/or modalities to help improve health care. The course includes the analytical and critical thinking, scientific methods, ethical concerns and search techniques necessary for the research process.
 
 
 
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