Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, Kinesiology (AP or APPK) teaches you the structure and function of the human body you’ll need to know as a massage therapist. We pay special attention to muscles, fascia, and the skeleton (MFS) and to conditions (pathologies) that should not be treated with massage. This course includes 104.5 hours of instruction. You’ll reinforce the topics you learn in APPK during all your other courses, which will help you master the material.
Business: Our business course (15 hours) introduces basic strategies, detailed business planning, and ethical areas of concern for massage therapists.
Clinical Integration: As a massage therapist, you are part of your clients’ health care team. This course teaches you how to work with other members of the team. Learn to issue specific treatment sessions based on information provided by health care providers, including general practice doctorss, oncologists, surgeons, physical therapists, and athletic trainers. In each class (24 hours total) we will discuss a case, develop, and implement massage therapy treatment plans.
Clinical Communication: While in Clinical Integration you learn how to act on information from your client’s health care providers, Clinical Communication teaches you how to describe muscle, fascia and skeleton (MFS) injury or pathology and when and how to communicate with other healthcare providers. 22 hours.
Eastern/Energy: Our 25-hour Eastern/Energy overview teaches you why and how to apply Eastern Medicine and acupressure alongside massage therapy. You’ll enjoy Qigong exercises to build your energetic sensitivity and personal health.
Ethics: Impeccable ethics are critical to you as a massage therapist and CMI graduate. Our course in ethics covers the professional code of ethics, scope of practice, conflict resolution, boundaries, legal issues, confidentiality, management of patient health information, and license regulations required at the federal, state, and local levels over 15 hours.
Lymphatic Massage: Learn about the lymphatic system and its relationship to immune functioning in the body and learn sequences for use in traditional massage or alone. This course consists of 14 hours of lecture and 9 hours of hands-on work, totaling 23 hours.