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Professional Licensed Massage Therapy Program

Professional Licensed Massage Therapy Program

Feb 13, 2017

Zion Massage College Professional Licensed Massage Therapy Program 2017 Start Dates 

Professional Licensed Massage Therapy Program Start Dates

2017 Evening Classes 

900 Hour Program
5pm-9pm Mon-Thurs

Jan 23, 2017

March 20, 2017

May 30, 2017

August 22, 2017

2017 Day Classes

900 Hour Program
9am-1pm Mon-Thurs

Jan 4, 2017

April 18, 2017

June 7, 2017

Sept 5, 2017

Weekend Classes
9am-5pm Fri – Sun
TBA
Hours 900
Length  7- 12 months
Tuition

Facility Fee

Registration Fee

Total Program Cost

$8,900

$   600

$   100

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$9,600


Books, Fees and Supplies
$900 *Estimated
*Students purchase these items separately.
Books, Massage Table, Linens & Massage Lotion.
 

For More Information Call 435-261-4203 or contact rebecca@zionmassagecollege.com

Curriculum Overview

The 900 hour curriculum at ZMC exceeds all Utah State requirements.
Below is a comparison, which shows Utah State curriculum requirements
alongside ZMC’s requirements for graduation.

For more information call 435-261-4203 or send an email to admin@zionmassagecollege.com

Overview Comparison of State Requirements and ZMC Requirements:

Category

State Requirement

ABT/ZMC Requirement

Anatomy & Physiology

125

180

Pathology

 40

 52

Massage Theory

285

416

Business, Ethics and Professional Standards

 35

 56

Universal Precautions, Sanitation/FA/CPR

 15

 16

Student Clinical Internship

100

180

Total

600

900

 

CURRICULUM OVERVIEW

900 Total Clock Hours

Course Descriptions:

Acupressure:

Clock Hours: 52

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & Massage Core II

Description: Massage Therapy is included as one of the 4 branches of Traditional Chinese Medicine. In Chinese Acupressure Massage, meridians, (energy pathways) with specific points are massaged and palpated to promote the client’s health and to facilitate the body’s healing process. In TCM, Acupressure is used for general health as well as a treatment for specific physical, emotional and mental complaints.  Acupressure is based on many of the same theories and techniques used by Acupuncturists. However, instead of using Acupuncture needles, Acupressure utilizes pressure from the fingers or elbows to stimulate specific acupoints. Acupressure serves as the theoretical foundation for the other Asian Bodywork modalities, taught at Zion Massage College. Upon completion of the course, students can expect to have a solid base for understanding the theory of the Traditional Chinese Medical approach and how it compares and contrasts to Western ideas of health and healing.

Anatomy and Physiology Level I:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: The Body Systems Anatomy course provides a general study of the human body’s structure and function. Emphasis is placed on the complex nature of the body, cells, tissues, the integumentary, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal, urinary and reproductive systems of the body, the interrelationship of the organs, and the body’s ability to adapt to the environment.

Anatomy and Physiology Level II:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology Level I

Description: A clear understanding of Musculoskeletal Anatomy provides the foundation for an effective massage therapy session.  In this course students will focus attention specifically on Musculoskeletal Anatomy including the location, origin and insertion, actions, and synergistic movements of the musculature. Students learn to identify and palpate the musculature in order to become familiar with the underlying structures of the human body and to clearly understand and communicate the way in which massage works to assist in the maintenance, healing, and support of these structures.

Anatomy and Physiology Level III:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology Level I & II

Description: Students continue the second half of the Body Systems Anatomy course, which provides a general study of the human body’s structure and function. Emphasis is placed on the complex nature of the body, cells, tissues, the integumentary, circulatory, digestive, endocrine, immune, lymphatic, muscular, nervous, respiratory, skeletal, urinary and reproductive systems of the body, the interrelationship of the organs, and the body’s ability to adapt to the environment.

 

Anatomy and Physiology Level IV:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Anatomy and Physiology Level I – III

Description: A clear understanding of Musculoskeletal Anatomy provides the foundation for an effective massage therapy session.  In this final Musculoskeletal Anatomy course, students continue to focus attention specifically on Musculoskeletal Anatomy including the location, origin and insertion, actions, and synergistic movements of the musculature. Students learn to identify and palpate the musculature in order to become familiar with the underlying structures of the human body and to clearly understand and communicate the way in which massage works to assist in the maintenance, healing, and support of these structures

Ashiatsu and Chivutti Thirumal

Clock Hours: 24

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & II

Description: The name Ashiatsu comes from Japan and was given to this style of massage by massage therapists in the United States of America. Shi means finger and atsu means pressure.  However, the practice of Ashiatsu actually comes from the ancient Ayurvedic tradition of Chivutti Thirumal. In this course students learn to use various supports such as ropes or an overhead bar (for balance) while applying deep restructuring massage techniques with the therapist feet. These specific patterns and strokes balance, relax, and align the client’s body, mind and spirit. In massage therapy the therapist’s hands, fingers, thumbs, elbows, forearms and feet are referred to as “tools,” which are used to balance and align the client’s body. The primary tools used in Ashiatsu and Chivutti Thirumal are the feet.

Deep Tissue Massage:

Clock Hours: 60

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & II

Description: Students learn to manipulate connective tissues of the body to eliminate and reduce pain and to create structural/postural changes in their clients. Students learn how to conduct assessments of client’s postural habits and structural imbalances and how to implement change, through tissue manipulation, stretching and take home exercises for the client. In addition, students learn how to utilize this knowledge to enhance their own lives and to support a long healthy career in the massage therapy and bodywork field.

Gua-Sha Massage:

Clock Hours: 12

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Gua-Sha Massage is a form of traditional Chinese therapy, which utilizes friction. The practice has been passed down from generation to generation for over 3,000 years.  This unique art is well known in China and throughout Asia for general detoxification, increasing the metabolism, relieving muscular tension, restoring proper circulation to the body and for relieving the symptoms of the flu and colds. Gua-Sha is also used to tighten skin, reduce wrinkles and to combat the signs of aging. The practice of Gua-Sha has stood the test of time; according to Chinese history, the practice of Gua-Sha was popularized during the Tang and Ming Dynasties, which date back to 618 AD. Gua-Sha massage involves gently rubbing the skin, using friction, along the Chinese Acupressure Meridians.

Hydrotherapy and Spa Therapy Techniques:

Clock Hours: 16

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Students learn how to enhance a massage practice through the use of Hydrotherapy. Students learn how to apply hydrotherapy and based spa techniques to relax muscles, reduce swelling, speed injury recovery time. In addition, students learn the history of and present day use of common hydrotherapy based spa therapies.

Kinesiology:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & II, Anatomy I

Description: Kinesiology involves the study of biomechanics, anatomy and neuromuscular physiology. In Kinesiology, students learn the mechanics of movement related to living systems, the structure of the human body and how the organs and systems function to support the body. It is imperative that massage therapists have a thorough understanding of these three key components, of Kinesiology, in order to effectively assess and treat client’s soft tissue disorders.

Massage Therapy Core I & II:

Clock Hours: 60

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Students learn basic and advanced techniques needed to give a safe and effective full body Swedish massage. Students learn to perform client assessments and to create custom protocols to meet the specific needs of the client. In addition to massage technique and application, this course provides a strong emphasis on appropriate responses to common pathological disorders. Students continue to develop their sense of touch awareness. Students are prepared to begin giving massage in the student clinic.

 

Thai Massage Levels 1 and 2:

Clock Hours: 84

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: This course establishes the foundation of a professional Thai Massage practice. The course blends Traditional Thai Massage stretches (emphasized by Northern Style Thai Massage), Sen points (emphasized by Southern Style Thai Massage), proper use of body mechanics and body weight with techniques, which utilize the therapist’s feet, knees, elbows, and palms. Students learn how to incorporate gentle rocking and rhythmic movements, which relax the client and promote the meditative, experience of receiving Thai Massage. In addition, students learn how to customize and modify Thai Massage techniques to accommodate client body size, physical limitations and client preference.

Pathology:

Clock Hours: 52

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Students learn the how massage influences the disease and healing process and how massage therapists can provide their clients with maximum benefits while minimizing risks.  Throughout the course, identification and knowledge of indications and contraindications for massage, etiology, signs, symptoms, and standard treatment approaches for common diseases and conditions is emphasized.

Reflexology:

Clock Hours: 20

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: In the study of Reflexology, students learn how the systems, organs and muscles of the body correspond with specific pressure points on the hands and feet. Reflexology teaches that these pressure points stimulate and encourage healing of the body.  Students learn how to massage and apply pressure to these Reflexology points through various soft tissue manipulation techniques. The healing practice of Reflexology dates as far back as ancient Egypt. Many ancient religious and spiritual texts also mention the feet in symbolical and actual references to points throughout the body. 

Sports Massage and PNF Stretching:

Clock Hours: 24

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & II

Description: The Sports and Athletic Massage course teaches students how to work with tissues of the body to eliminate and reduce pain and to create structural/postural changes in their clients. Students learn how to conduct assessments of client’s postural habits and structural imbalances and how to implement change, through tissue manipulation, stretching and take home exercises for the client. In addition, students learn how to utilize this knowledge to enhance their own lives and to support a long healthy career in the massage therapy and bodywork field.

Trigger Point Therapy:

Clock Hours: 24

Prerequisite: Massage Core I & II

Description: Trigger points are firm, palpable spots in the muscle, which send referred pain to other areas of the body. Trigger point therapy has theoretical ties to Chinese Acupressure and the practice of treating one area in order to relieve pain in another area of the client’s body. In Trigger Point Therapy students learn how to identify and effectively treat trigger points using a manual technique which applies a consistent hold and release pattern.

Universal Precautions, CPR and Sanitation:

Clock Hours: 16

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Students learn how to prepare for a variety of emergency situations by making sure that the scene is safe, giving basic care and getting help in a quick and efficient manner. In addition, students are certified by the American Red Cross in CPR and learn basic First Aid Skills.

Professional Ethics and Business Standards:

Clock Hours: 36

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Students learn how to create a solid business plan and resume. Students learn how to specify and target their specific career goals in the field of massage therapy. An emphasis is placed on general business knowledge and practices, career opportunities, ethical and legal issues surrounding a massage therapy career.

Tok-Sen:

Clock Hours: 16

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: Sen Line Tapping, also known as Tok-Sen is an ancient healing practice, which is unique to Northern Thailand. For over 2,500 years, Sen Line Tapping/Tok Sen, which uses a specific form of Tapotement Massage, has been used to improve posture, reduce muscular pain and to balance the chakras and sen (energy) of the body. The gentle tapping, which repeats sets of three distinct, rhythmic taps, creates sound waves and vibrations. These vibrations resonate through the client’s body and are believed to help eliminate stress and clear negativity and energy blockages.

CranioSacral Therapy Massage

Clock Hours: 24

Prerequisite: Acceptance into ZMC’s Professional Massage Therapy Program

Description: CranioSacral Therapy is a gentle form of bodywork, which evaluates and treats the body, mind and spirit. The modality utilizes a whole person approach to balancing these three aspects of the client. CST focuses its attention and treatment on the  bones of the cranium, spine, sacrum, meninges and other supporting tissues. The theory of CST also utilizes the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to regulate the rhythm, flow and direction of this vital substance.

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