The Complete Massage Therapy Career Overview

Massage Therapy is an attractive career option for many people. For starters, massage therapists report having a high level of job satisfaction and low-stress levels. Additionally, the job market is hot for massage therapists right now and massage therapy offers many career perks not found in other jobs, including flexible schedules, and good earning potential. … Read More

What Is the MBLEx Exam? Why Is it Important?

Posted March 25, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under massage school

The MBLEx (also stylized as MBLEX or Mblex) stands for the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination. It is a standardized examination that tests the critical knowledge needed to practice massage therapy. The MBLEx is administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB), which is recognized professional organization in the US that oversees the regulation of massage therapy practice. Since the MBLEx is nationally administrated by the FSMTB, passing the exam it has become a licensing requirement in 49 states, including Florida. … Read More

Massage Therapy Curriculum at Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, FL

Posted January 28, 2019 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under massage school

In a previous article, we discussed the core massage therapy courses required by the State of Florida. In all, the courses numbered 500 hours in total classroom hours. However, since most massage therapy programs have longer curriculum, it is helpful to analyze an actual curriculum as an example. In this article, we will analyze and evaluate the massage therapy school curriculum of Acupuncture and Massage College in Miami, Florida. This way, you can get an accurate idea of what our program courses are like. … Read More

What to Look for in a Massage Therapy School

Posted January 15, 2019 by Joe Calareso, Director of Admissions & filed under massage school

Over the past few weeks, we have discussed what to look for in a massage therapy school in Miami. So far, we've covered the quantitative and qualitative details to look for. In short, this information gives you an idea of the quality of education of the school, your financial responsibilities, and your employment prospects. They are: … Read More

What is the Required Massage Therapy Curriculum in Florida?

In the last article, we discussed how long it takes to graduate from massage therapy school in Florida. We learned that most massage therapy programs are a minimum of 500 hours long. This requirement means that most massage programs are at least 6 months long. Since most massage schools in Miami include additional courses in their curriculums, many programs end up being closer to 750 hours long, so you can expect to be in massage school for approximately 8 to 9 months. However, longer programs often have many advantages over shorter programs. For example, many longer massage therapy programs offer specialization certificates, which demonstrates competency in a specific massage modality, and gives those graduates a professional advantage. In this article, we discuss what the massage therapy curriculum is like. Hopefully, this will give you an idea of what massage classes are like. … Read More

What are the benefits of Acupressure? | Acupuncture and Massage College

What are the benefits of Acupressure? | AMC Massage School Blog | Miami, FL Recently, we discussed the meridian system in Traditional Chinese Medicine and how Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) utilizes these principles for healing. Like acupuncture, acupressure stimulates the flow of qi by applying manual stimulation at the acupoints. However, rather than inserting needles, acupressure uses pressure to massage the acupoints. Because it is non-invasive, acupressure can potentially be used as a low-risk complementary treatment for medical issues where traditional acupuncture has already proven to be effective. … Read More

What is Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT)? | AMC Massage School | Miami

Posted April 13, 2018 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Miami, Florida, massage school

Asian Bodywork Therapy (ABT) is the official term used by the National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) to designate the different touch and manual therapy modalities that incorporate the medical theories and principles of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Currently, there are 17 recognized forms or styles of ABT. Before we go onto discuss these different forms, we need to briefly cover a small matter of technical jargon. … Read More

Are Swedish Massages Good for You? | AMC Massage School | Miami, FL

Massage Therapy is a holistic health practice that involves the manual manipulation of the body’s musculoskeletal tissues. While massage treatments have long been a part of medical history, some of the most popular modalities or styles were not invented until fairly recently. For example, the most popular modality, Swedish Massage, was invented around 1870 by Johann George Mezger, who codified the modality into the five techniques that are still used today. The five techniques of Swedish Massage, are: … Read More

Massage Therapy Employment Facts | AMC Massage School | Miami

Posted March 15, 2018 by Acupuncture & Massage College & filed under Miami, Florida, massage school

Massage Therapy as a Career | AMC-Miami Massage Therapy and Shiatsu School If you’re considering becoming a massage therapist, then you’ve probably also looked into related health and medical occupations.  The US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) lists four related occupations with similar job duty descriptions to massage therapy. They are: … Read More

Treatment of Mood Swings With Acupuncture

Mood swings may have several causes that include chemical and hormonal imbalance, stress, PMS, medication usage, and diet. Various types of physical illness can also cause mood highs and lows. Acupuncture has been shown to stabilize mood by treating hormone imbalance symptoms. … Read More

How Much Does Massage Therapy School Cost? | Miami Massage School Blog

The cost of massage therapy school | AMC Miami Massage School Blog How much does massage therapy school cost? It's a practical question and you need to know the answer before you enter a program. Making an investment in your future is also often a financial investment and knowledge of the nitty gritty details helps prepare you for the realities. If you're seeking a massage therapy certification as your next career move, check out these details. … Read More

The Elements of Shiatsu Training

Shiatsu is a unique method of massage therapy that combines western therapies into ancient Chinese medicine practice. The basis of the technique is using finger pressure — the actual translation of the Japanese word Shiatsu — to manipulate the body and encourage healing. There are many benefits to giving and receiving Shiatsu massage. … Read More

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