AMC’s Integrative Massage Therapy Program
Designed to enhance your own personal style of bodywork.
Acupuncture & Massage College’s Massage Therapy program offers a massage training opportunity for individuals interested in exploring more than one form of bodywork therapy. The Massage Therapy program at AMC’s Massage School offers an integrated Shiatsu and Swedish massage training curriculum.
Massage therapy training at AMC integrates Eastern and Western natural therapies, providing students with a more comprehensive massage training than that of massage therapy programs offered at other massage schools. Specific integrative massage classes provide students with the massage training necessary to combine techniques from different massage therapy modalities into their own personal style of bodywork. Swedish massage therapy is taught as a massage modality framework into which other techniques from other modalities, such as Shiatsu, may be combined.
Deep tissue massage techniques are also incorporated into the massage therapy training at AMC’s Massage School, which enhance students’ ability to develop an intuitive sense for detecting painful or stiff areas in the deeper layers of musculature. Massage Therapy program graduates receive massage training that prepares them to enter into an integrative massage therapy health care practice.
Asian Healing Arts at AMC
Massage training at Acupuncture & Massage College’s Massage School features a specialty in Japanese Shiatsu, a form of bodywork based on Asian traditions. Shiatsu massage therapy utilizes a mechanism through which touch applied to the surface of the body reflexes to the internal organs, releasing blockages and improving the body’s own healing power.
Asian massage therapies from China and Japan have a significant impact within current massage training and massage therapy professions. Acupuncture & Massage College’s Massage Therapy program blends Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) theory and assessment with modern Western sciences.
Shiatsu is one of the main modalities within the larger profession of Asian bodywork therapy. It uses kneading, pressing, tapping and stretching techniques to apply pressure to the body in order to balance and harmonize the flow of “Qi,” or vital energy. Balance of energy flow is considered to be essential for health and well-being. Students at AMC’s Massage School receive massage training that includes learning a complete Shiatsu bodywork sequence.
The Massage Therapy program at Acupuncture & Massage College’s Massage School provides graduates with the massage training necessary to become capable of identifying the nature of clients’ health issues using TCM theory and Shiatsu palpation skills while tailoring individual massage sessions to enhance client health care.
Why Choose AMC?
Students choose Acupuncture & Massage College’s Massage Therapy program over massage training at other massage schools because it offers:
- A holistic health massage therapy community of students of all ages and backgrounds
- Massage training suited to the student pursuing massage therapy knowledge in both Shiatsu and Swedish bodywork
- An opportunity to train in AMC’s Massage School Student Clinic that prepares students for success as bodywork therapists through clinic massage training which includes assessment, treatment planning and application, and extensive case study and discussion
- Ability to gain knowledge in both the Eastern and Western perspectives of therapeutic bodywork and massage therapy health care
- Anatomy, physiology, kinesiolgy, and pathology Massage Therapy program classes tailored to bodywork applications
- An integrative, comprehensive Massage Therapy program that exceeds the current standards for massage therapy training for national certification, providing a more extensive massage training foundation than that found in programs at other massage schools
- Massage training in a variety of healing methods preparing students to work in a wide range of professional settings
- Flexible class schedules with day and evening options
A New Career in Therapeutic Bodywork
Acupuncture & Massage College offers massage training that will enhance a present career or lead to a new one. Whether choosing massage therapy as your first career choice or as a transitional shift to a second field of work, AMC’s Massage Therapy program is designed to prepare you for a successful career as a therapeutic bodywork professional.
Careers in the field of massage therapy are increasing as more people discover the value of massage therapy and holistic health care for health improvement and enhancement. AMC’s Massage School provides students with the massage training necessary to establish a massage therapy private practice or to obtain work in the expanding market for massage therapy.
Graduates of the Massage Therapy program work in association with physical therapists, medical doctors and chiropractors. They work in corporate wellness programs, health spas, resort hotels, fitness centers, clinics, and on cruise ships. AMC’s Massage School training prepares students to enter professional massage therapy practice. Students receive massage training to become health care providers of service to their communities.
"Written by Rev. Dr. Richard Browne