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The Best Massage Therapy Courses!

We offer our comprehensive 800-hour Massage Therapy career program in a wide variety of schedules that are designed to fit your unique requirements. Since our Massage Schools course schedules vary by campus, contact an admissions representative to find the schedule that works best for you.

Specific Massage Techniques

Anatomy: The study of the parts of the body, especially muscles and bones

Aromatherapy: The use of pure essential oils (from various plants) in a massage to enhance relaxation or attain other benefits such as skin quality improvement

Acupressure: The application of light pressure with fingers on special points on the body to enhance health or lessen problem – these are the same points as used in acupuncture

Deep Tissue: Work that focuses on the various deep layers of body tissue, often applied to long-term problem areas

Energy Massage: Techniques to balance the body’s energy, founded on scientific information about the body as an electro-magnetic field

Foot Reflexology: A relaxing foot massage that is said to address the whole body since areas of the foot “reflect” conditions/areas of the entire body

Hot Stone Massage: The application of warm stones to the body, either in a stationary position, or used as “gliding tools” along with oil

Kinesiology: Another name for anatomy, this is the study of the body’s movement and of specific muscles in detail

Lymphatic Massage: Deep massage work that flushes toxins out of the body

Pathology: The study of illnesses or abnormal bodily conditions

Myofascial Therapies: Myo-fascial Therapies (myo means muscle, fascia is a “lining” between skin and muscle, and around muscle bundles) includes advanced techniques designed for solving problems in each major area of the body: neck, shoulders, back, etc

Physiology: The study of the body’s systems, such as the Digestive System, the Immune System, etc

Pregnancy Massage: Massage that takes into account the special needs, such as body positioning and cautions, of a pregnant woman

Rocking & Shaking: Keeping the body in a continuous rocking motion to release tight muscles and loosen joints

Shiatsu: A style of work originating in Japan that uses finger pressure and stretches for body relaxation; done on a floor mat without the use of oil

Sports Massage: Techniques particular to athletes and highly active people, used to assist them in enhanced performance and quicker recovery from injury

Swedish: A popular style of oil massage that uses moves, such as long gliding strokes, that are aimed at relaxation and increased physical well-being

Thai Massage: The traditional massage of Thailand that focuses on yogic-type stretches

Traditional Chinese Medicine: The ancient system that sees the body from an “energy” point of view and forms the basis for acupuncture; at NHI, TCM is the basis for our Shiatsu classes and acupressure classes

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