Massage Therapy Course Information
What is expected:
The Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics, Inc. policy on "Student/Client Safety" deems it necessary to prepare our student massage therapists to respond to any medical emergency and advisable for our students to be able to respond appropriately to any possible personal threat to their safety. Our student massage therapists are trained in "Basic Life Support/CPR" and "Basic Self-Defense for Massage Therapists" instructing the student/massage therapist to be prepared to defend themselves, if necessary. Basic Life Support/CPR is mandatory for the student/massage therapist in order to graduate.
The following Massage Therapy Programs are offered:
Professional Swedish Massage Therapy Program
-(Basic Swedish Massage)
Advanced Professional Massage Therapy
-(Basic Swedish Massage and Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy® Level I -PDMT)
Comprehensive Advanced Professional Massage Therapy
-(Basic Swedish Massage, Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Therapy ® Level I and Equine, Canine, Feline PDMT®)
Objectives for our Courses:
- To teach the benefits and contraindications of Massage Therapy.
- To teach the history of Massage Therapy.
- To teach basic Anatomy and Physiology with supplemental lessons in Musculoskeletal Anatomy.
- To teach students the physiological effects of massage.
- To give students information that will allow them to communicate effectively with other health-care professionals.
- To teach students how to give an effective, full-body, Swedish Massage and or Pfrimmer Deep Muscle Massage.
- To give students information on establishing their own businesses.
- To familiarize students with ethical concerns and client-therapist boundaries.
- To teach techniques for assessing clients.
- To teach techniques for properly draping clients to ensure their modesty.
- It is our desire to introduce our students to a wide variety of Modalities.
- To teach therapists to care for themselves through proper body mechanics, appropriate attitude, and balanced nutrition.
- Courses are administered in a lecture setting with an Instructor: student ratio of 1:40, and in a practical work area with an Instructor: student ratio of 1:15.