Massage Training has never been easier! We endeavor to provide student with individualized instruction and personalized support in Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, Pathology, Therapeutic Massage Theory & Technique, Business & Marketing, Ethics, and Professional Mentoring in Clinical Practice.
Our mission is to support every student in their ability to provide multidimensional sessions using traditional relaxing or deep tissue methods. 

"Teo was my massage professor at MassBay Community College. He is the most engaging and insightful professor of massage!! I learned so much from him (and the program). He is excellent at everything from lectures, to hands-on, and linking up stories so students can process better. I would do more massage classes with Teo anytime!!
(p.s. I work full-time in higher ed, but I have been a part-time massage therapist for six years...and Teo has a lot to do with that!)"

 






Our program is designed to support your success as a massage therapist.

Anatomy & Physiology
The study of form and function. You may be surprised to discover that you already know some of this information. This subject has been broken down into manageable parts. Gross anatomy involves structures that can be seen with the naked eye.  Human physiological processes are the functions of living persons and their parts, and the physical and chemical factors and processes involved. In other words, we will identify each part of the body (form) then explain how it works (function) to maintain health and well being.

Kinesiology 
The study of the bodies muscles, joints, bones and how they interact to cause movement.
The study of human movement. In Massage, kinesiology can be used for evaluation and treatment.
This science is applied within various frameworks such as sports performance, exercise, skill acquisition, aging, and special populations.


Pathology
The scientific study of the nature of disease and its causes, processes, development, and consequences.
The massage therapist can then make appropriate decisions about whether to work and how best to work with clients who have dis-ease.

The anatomic or functional manifestations of a disease: E.g. the pathology of cancer or how does it affect the patient's life. 
This subject is much more simple than it may sound. Pathology is often merely a departure or deviation from a normal condition: E.g. “How does stress affect the body in daily life?
Pathology information is constantly reviewed throughout the program from several perspectives in the critical thinking aspects of most courses including Clinical Practicum.

Therapeutic Massage Theory & Technique
We teach Classic manual techniques, what happens to the body when they are applied, how to apply them and when not to.                               A Step-by-step procedure for a traditional Swedish massage session is the foundation of this series of courses.
Learning good boundaries, appropriate skills to establish a safe, respectful, healing environment is emphasized.

Therapist health, good body mechanics, exercises to gain strength, as well as
Advanced Technique prepares students for Deep Tissue therapies. Clients often want focused work on the back, shoulder or perhaps the feet.  This course teaches you how to create a massage tailored to meet that client's needs. The technique basis for the advanced techniques is Myofascial and Trigger Point blended with Sports Massage.  

Theory & Technique in Clinical Practice   
Scheduled throughout the clinical rotation. Student interns are guided one-on-one in small groups with instructors to strengthen ability in critical thinking. Objective evaluation of charting and chart reading guides treatment planning to accommodate pathologies and side effects. During this time student interns work on instructors for direct, one-on-one feedback regarding quality of touch, fine-tuning for self-evaluation of pressure/contact, and confidence building as each intern develops his/her particular work style and professional personality.

Clinical Practicum 
Once students qualify, they graduate to the student intern level then perform massage in clinic for the public.  Working in a supervised, professional clinic allows each student intern to develop a personal massage style.

Ethics, Professionalism and Ethics in Business & Marketing People are dynamic, interactive beings. Practicing appropriate behavior and response to situations better prepares graduates. Specific business, marketing and ethics classes are integrated throughout the program but focused in these classes with an emphasis on real-life situations. Ethics is a major branch of philosophy, encompassing right conduct and good life. We teach, and then put into practice, sound business strategies to prepare our graduates to be successful throughout clinical practicum. Every student will build aspects of a business plan and marketing materials as well they explore job opportunities in this field.