In 1987, AMC established a six-month Massage Therapy training program. This course was originally designed for our Acupuncture students. It enabled them, in just a few short months, to earn a living practicing Shiatsu, while completing their Acupuncture studies. In 1988, we expanded our program to a seven month Massage Therapy program, welcoming all qualified students who want to become Massage Therapists. We are specifically designed for those who wish to specialize in Shiatsu. For more details, see the Massage Therapy Program's course descriptions.
In January of 2000 our Massage Therapy Program underwent a major curriculum change. Now we can boast that over 80 percent of our bodywork classes teach a form of Oriental Bodywork. We follow the Shiatsu system of Professor Tomiezo Hoshino. In August of 2007, we lengthened the Massage Therapy program to 720 hours. This enabled us to expand our clinic training and ensure that our graduates receive extensive practical experience.
Shiatsu, which means “finger pressure” in Japanese, is a massage therapy developed by Tamai Tempaku in early 20th century. It is an art form that incorporates anatomy and physiology, physiotherapy and chiropractic methods with the traditional Chinese massage. Shiatsu helps the body to heal and balance itself. AMC is the best among the few schools in the nation that offers a Shiatsu specialization. Graduates of AMC enter the market place with an edge over graduates from other massage schools. A specialization in Shiatsu means that practitioners can offer more to their clients, which translates to more earning opportunities. Studying at AMC is the best decision you can make towards your career as a Massage Therapist.
Swedish Massage Therapy can be considered as the most common service offered by practitioners. Therefore, studying this intricate and exciting art form is integral to becoming a Certified Massage Therapist. The Swedish Massage Therapy course is taught by experts with many years of hands on experience. Students will learn to master the five basic stroke techniques among other advanced techniques that, when practiced, have contributed to the huge success of each graduate of the program. Study Swedish Massage therapy at AMC and have fun with learning Effleurage, Petrissage, Friction, Tapotement and Vibration techniques. Your clients will benefit greatly as you stroke away their symptoms of anxiety, arthritis and even asthma, bringing their bodies to the highest point of relaxation. Swedish Massage classes at AMC opens the door to endless possibilities as an expert in the field. Your clients will be happy you studied at AMC.
The term "medical massage" refers to treating targeted illnesses using a wide range of massage therapies. It involves using massage to treat certain basic ailments such as: chronic pain, headaches, insomnia, sciatica, frozen shoulder. A clinical/medical massage therapist must be highly trained and competent to offer this service. That is why it is imperative that you choose to study at AMC; we offer in-depth training to our students who come eager to learn medical massage. Our graduates are among the best practitioners in the field of medical massage. Our courses are uniquely tailored to provide our graduates with a significant edge.
At AMC, we offer the best theoretical training in the field. We also offer our students practical training that serves to evaluate how well our students have grasped the knowledge imparted to them, and also as preparation for the working world. The Massage Program at AMC culminates with clinical internship where students perform a minimum of 130 treatments in a 164 hour program on real patients. Choose AMC today to ensure you get the training and qualification required to be among the best Massage Therapists in the nation.
Massage Therapy Program Curriculum
|SH2-110||Shiatsu 2 & Qi Kung||90|
|ANP-110||Anatomy & Physiology||90|
|SMM-110||Swedish & Medical Massage||70|
|SH1-110||Shiatsu 1 & Qi Kung||90|
|HIV-110||HIV/ AIDS Education||4.5|
|MCP-110||Massage Clinical Practice||164|
|MCR-110||Massage Comprehensive Review||16|
Massage therapy training requires students to complete a 164-hour rotation at AMC's Community Clinic before receiving their diploma.