Therapeutic Connections School of Massage offers a program titled:
“Professional Massage Practitioner Program”
- The objective of this program is to provide knowledge of the human body, hands on massage skills and in class experience to create a foundation for students to succeed as a professional, ethical and qualified massage practitioner.
- Students will receive a “diploma” and become a “Certified Massage Therapist” at the end of this program.
- After graduation, students will take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) offered through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Then students will apply through the Department of Health to become licensed in the State of Washington.
- After receiving the proper license from the state, the graduate will become a “Licensed Massage Therapist” and be able to use the abbreviation LMT behind their signature. (i.e. Jane Doe, LMT)
The “Professional Massage Practitioner Program” provides training in hands on massage techniques, musculoskeletal applications, structure and functionof the human body, business and pathology. It provides an educational environment designed for different learning styles. Students will experience auditory, visual, kinesthetic (hands-on) and verbal education. This educational environment provides skills that prepare students for a career in the dynamic field of massage and bodywork.
- Practice and Theory:
The purpose of this course is to learn the professional and foundational skills for the direct application of massage therapy, including basic Swedish skills and therapeutic applications with an emphasis on Kinesiology.
- Musculoskeletal and MSK Pathologies:
The purpose of this course is to identify and palpate the muscular, skeletal and joint systems and to learn and evaluate different musculoskeletal pathologies and how they affect massage.
- Structure and Functions of the Human Body and S & F Pathologies:
The purpose of this course is to understand the structures and functions of the human body and how they relate to massage therapy and to learn and evaluate different systemic pathologies and how they affect massage.
The purpose of this course is to learn, identify and apply ethical and professional business strategies.
- Student Clinic:
The purpose of student clinic is for students to provide massage therapy to people of the community in order to gather professional experience.