Massage Therapy Modalities

Your massage training courses are designed to teach you many of the massage modalities. Before you graduate from our massage therapy program, you can have become proficient in the following massage modalities:

Swedish massage
Swedish massage is often the most requested service in spas and clinics.  Swedish massage utilizes long, gliding strokes to relax the entire body.

Reflexology is a hands-on therapy that views hands and feet as channels to stimulate other parts of the body, particularly glands and organs.

Shiatsu is an Eastern culture massage technique that applies finger pressure to the body’s meridians, or energy channels, to address how chi, or energy, flows in the body.

Sports and Active Isolated Stretching
Sports massage focuses on performance and injury recovery and is performed either before or after activity.  Sports massage and active isolated stretching are intended to improve range of motion, relieve chronic pain and rejuvenate tired muscles. 

Chair Massage
Chair massage allows massage therapists to focus on the upper body, including the head, neck, shoulders, back, arms and hands.

Prenatal, Infant and Geriatric Massage
Prenatal, infant and geriatric massage therapies focus on patients in varying life stages, aiming to ease discomfort. 


Want more details? Check out our massage therapy cirriculum, designed to transform you into a well-trained, professional massage therapist.

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