Program Descriptions; Massage Technician, Massage Therapist, Massage Practitioner, Myotherapist; Holistic Health Practitioner; HHP CalCopa Massage School
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MASSAGE TECHNICIAN - 100 Hours

Course Objectives:  To produce a qualified technician who possesses a basic understanding of anatomy and physiology, knows the benefits and contraindications of massage and can give a basic Swedish full body massage.  Part one of Massage Therapist, Massage Practitioner, Myotherapist and Holistic Health Practitioner programs.

 

·         LECTURE AND DEMO – 45 Hours

This class is an introductory course which gives the student a basic understanding of anatomy, physiology, history, theory, as well as the practice and ethics of massage.  Swedish massage is the primary technique presented.

·         LAB – 55 Hours, PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS, (CLASS LAB)

Lab setting will be established per class at the discretion of the administration.

·         CLINIC – OPTIONAL

Includes supervised hands-on practice of Swedish Massage techniques.  (After completing 75% of lab hours, with permission of instructor, students can be scheduled for our student clinic.)

 

REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·         Theory and Practice of Therapeutic Massage 5th Ed. -  by Mark Beck (ISBN:  1435485246)

·         The Ethics Of Touch – by Cherie Sohnen-Moe and Ben E. Benjamin (ISBN: 1882908406)

·         Holster with pump bottle and 8 oz. of Massage Oil

 

Course Completion:  To successful complete the Massage Technician Certification, students must pass 6 quizzes and 4 Tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit the completed homework packet.  The student will also demonstrate the Massage routine within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%.  They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.

 

100 hours Massage Technician Training Program: $1235.00

HOLISTIC HEALTH PRACTITIONER - 1,000 Hours

Course Description: To obtain certification with this package the prospective massage therapist has many options to add up their hours required for certification.  After completing 500 hours of education and deciding what type of environment you would like to focus, you will be able to select a massage table from Earthlite™ (a $650 value).

 

We suggest that you begin with our massage practitioner package covering anatomy, kinesiology, physiology, pathology and a full curriculum of massage protocol including Acupressure and Shiatsu training.  Then, you the student, may decide to continue your training focusing on the areas that best suits your interests; such as a spa environment, clinical, or energetic/ Asian focus.  Or you may decide to be an eclectic therapist.  Just talk with any one of our registrar/counseling staff with any questions you might have regarding any of these programs.

 

 

Courses Required for Graduation from Program:

          Massage Technician                                                  100 hours

           Massage Therapist I                                                 100 hours

           Massage Therapist II                                                100 hours

           Sports and Medical Massage Training                            100 hours

           Acupressure                                                            100 hours

           Shiatsu                                                                   100 hours

           Business Practices Practicum                                       25 hours

           Advanced Therapeutic Techniques                               25 hours

           Self-Care for the Massage Therapist                             50 hours

              Advanced Curriculum (Test Prep)                                25 hours

              Intro to MFR                                                            10 hours

           Reiki I                                                                   15 hours

          

Choice of three from the following:  See Eectives Descriptions.

          Ayurveda                                                               50 hours

           Cranial Sacral Release                                                50 hours

           Deep Tissue                                                            50 hours

           Foundations of Energy                                               50 hours

           Lymphatic Drainage                                                  50 hours

           Massage Teaching Assistant I                                    50 hours

           Massage Teaching Assistant II                                   50 hours

           Thai Floor Massage                                                  50 hours

And a choice of four from the following:  See Eectives Descriptions.

          Barefoot Compression Massage                                  25 hours

           Foot or Hand Reflexology                                           25 hours

           Hot Stone Massage                                                  25 hours

           Pregnancy Massage                                                  25 hours

           Thai Foot Massage                                                   25 hours

           Thai on the Table                                                     25 hours

           Thai Table Massage                                                 25 hours

           Tuina Massage                                                        25 hours

           Total Hours:                                                                        1000 hours

 

Class substitutions may be made only with permission of the Dean of Teachers or the Director.

 

Course Completion: To successful complete the Holistic Health Practitioner Certification; students must pass all quizzes and tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit completed homework packets for each class.  The student will also demonstrate the Massage routines associated with each class within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%.  They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.  Students must also complete a total of 25 hours in the Student Clinic and participate in (1) one community event.  Note:  VA students are exempt for the community event requirement.

 

1000 hours Holistic Health Practitioner Training:                $15,000.00
MASSAGE INSTRUCTOR - 600 Hours

Course description:  This program requires approval from the Dean of Teachers and/or the school Director.   The program is a combination of review of core material for a more detailed understanding of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology and pathology of the body; as well as adult learning principles, lesson plan development and classroom procedures. The student will work directly with the Dean to determine the direction best suited for a career in teaching massage therapy.

 

This is a 6 – 12 month program

 

600 hours Massage Instructor Training:                                                         $8,700.00

MASSAGE THERAPIST - 300 Hours

Course Objectives:  To train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare the therapist for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques.  There is an increased emphasis on pathology, kinesiology, formula massage; deep transverse friction, myofascial release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol, to assist the student with higher level massage courses.

 

        Courses Required for Graduation from Program:

                  Massage Technician                     100hrs

                   Massage Therapist I                     100hrs

                  Massage Therapist II                   100hrs

                            Total Hours:                    300hrs

 

Massage Therapist I – 100 Hours (Part two)

· Pre-requisite – Massage Technician (100 Hours) See description on page 9.

 

Course Objectives: To increase student knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology, and prepare for the first levels of professional massage using varieties of massage techniques.  There is an increased emphasis on physiology and pathology to assist the student with higher level courses.

 

                       ·           Lecture and Demo – 55 Hours

This course includes a broader and more specialized training in anatomy, physiology, massage ethics, nutrition, and trigger point treatments.  More advanced massage techniques will be presented, as well as introductions to other systems of massage and bodywork.

                       ·           Lab - 40 Hours Practical Applications

     Lab includes supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish Massage Techniques (In class and in our on-campus Student Clinic.)

·               Clinic (5 or More Hours)

            The student will be scheduled one-hour shifts.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·          Mosby’s Pathology for Massage Therapists – by Susan G. Salvo (ISBN: 978-0-323-05522-8)

·         Trigger Point Therapy Workbook – by Clair Davies, N.C.B.T.M.B. (ISBN: 1572243759 )

 

Massage Therapist II– 100 HOURS (PART THREE)

· Pre-requisite – Massage Technician & Massage Therapist I Classes (200hrs total)

 

Course Objectives:  To provide advanced knowledge in anatomy, an introduction to kinesiology, and several advanced massage techniques such as “Formula Massage, Deep Transverse Friction, Myofascial Release, Stretching, Client Assessment and Treatment Protocol.

 

                       ·          Lecture and Demo - 55 Hours

Advanced training in anatomy, physiology, theory, professionalism, joint movement and PNF Stretching, Formula Massage, S.O.A.P. Documentation, injury care, an introduction to holistic theory, Résumé Writing and Interviewing Skills.

                       ·           Lab- 40 Hours

Practical applications supervised hands-on practice of advanced Swedish massage techniques (job interviews, in class and in our on-campus student clinic).                                              

 

·                CLINIC (5 HOURS)

           The student will be schedule for two-hour shifts.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·         Basic Clinical Massage Therapy:  Integrating Anatomy and Treatment - by James H. Clay and David M. Pounds

(ISBN: 0683306537)

·      Facilitated Stretching 2nd Edition – by Robert McAtee and Jeff Charland (ISBN: 00736000666)

 

          300 hours Massage Therapist Training Program:        $4,135.00

 

ASIAN SOMATIC

·         PRE-REQUISITE – Massage Practitioner (Totaling 900 Hours)

 

Course Objectives:  to provide the student with a background in Asian studies and philosophy, focusing on the history of Asian Medicines and their incorporation into the massage field.

 

Classes Required For Certification Are: 

                  Shiatsu, or Acupressure                                    100hours

                   Tuina                                                           25 hours

                   Ayurveda I                                                   25hours

                   Thai Massage                                               50hours

                   Thai Table Massage                                       25hours

                   Auriculotherapy- Ear Reflexology                        25hours

                   Foot Reflexology                                             25hours

                   Hand Reflexology                                            25hours

                                     TOTAL HOURS:                               300 hours

 

         300 hours of Asian Modalities Training:                                   $3,775.00

MASSAGE PRACTITIONER - 600 Hours

(Qualifies for CAMTC Massage Therapist Certification)

Course Objectives:  This program is designed to train therapist with a strong knowledge in the areas of anatomy and physiology and prepare the therapist to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam, (MBLEx) for CAMTC licensing requirements.  There is an increased emphasis on; pathology, kinesiology, formula massage, deep transverse friction, Myofascial Release, stretching, client assessment and treatment protocol.  Additional classes include Sports & Medical Massage which provides deeper understanding to body maintenance techniques as well as an introduction to Oncology Massage.  Students are introduced to Asian modalities with either Acupressure or Shiatsu classes.  Since there is no prerequisite for either class, they may be taken at any time during the program.  The last 100 hours prepare students for success in the industry by focusing on test taking skills, business skills and self-care.

 

Courses Required for Graduation from Program:

·         Massage Technician  (See above for Description)

100 Hours

·        Massage Therapist I  (See above for Description)

100 Hours

·         Massage Therapist II  (See above for Description)

100 Hours

·         Sports Massage Training

100 Hours

·        Acupressure

100 Hours

·         Business Practices Practicum     

25 Hours

·         Advanced Curriculum

25 Hours

·        Self-Care for the Massage Therapist

50 Hours

·         Clinics (Progressively longer shifts)

25 Hours

Total Hours:

600 Hours

 

Course Completion:  To successful complete the Massage Practitioner Certification; students must pass all quizzes and tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit completed homework packets for each class.  The student will also demonstrate the Massage routines associated with each class within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%.  They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.  Students must also complete a total of 25 hours in the Student Clinic and participate in (1) one community event.  Note:  VA students are exempt for the community event requirement.

 

Additional Classes include:

 

· Prerequisite – Massage Technician

Course Objectives:  To provide the student with basic training in the area of Sports Massage and provide the students with academic and practical training to enhance his/her work with various health care professionals.

 

·      SPORT LECTURE AND DEMO - 55 HOURS

This course includes the study of Pre and Post-Event Massage, Training Massage, and Injury Care. This course also focuses on the special needs of clients with various pathologies, including cancer. The student will incorporate techniques taught in all the classes the student attended prior to this level. 

·       LAB - 40 HOURS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Instruction is given for Athletic Training Massage, Curative Massage and Medical Massage.  It also includes Pre and Post-Event techniques, anatomy and injury cases.

·          PARTICIPATION IN SCHEDULED SPORTING EVENTS, AS AVAILABLE

            The student must participate in at least one outside, community event.

o    Attendance of an outside documented and supervised community service event is required, as these events are available and as directed by the Administration.  Note:  All training, including community service events, for students receiving veterans’ benefits will be conducted on campus.  Any students on VA Assistance are waived of this requirement

 

Acupressure or Shiatsu 100 HOURS

Course Objectives:  This is an introductory course designed to enable the Massage Therapist to incorporate basic Acupressure techniques during the massage.  This class introduces the student to the 12 Major Meridians and Extraordinary Meridians, The Five Elements and the Yin/Yang theories.  It also includes basic acupressure attunements and how to address specific ailments the Therapist might encounter with their clients.

 

·         ACUPRESSURE LECTURE AND DEMO - 55 HOURS

This course includes the study of the history of Acupressure, the theory of Yin and Yang, the Meridians, the 5 Elements and the Types of Chi.

·          LAB - 40 HOURS PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

Instruction is given in “Opening the Four-Gates,” tonifying and/or sedating chi, Amma Chair treatments, Ear Acupoints, Cupping, Moxibustion and Gua Sha.

 

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·          The Web That Has No Weaver  – by Ted Kaptchuk, OMD (ISBN: 0809228408)

·          The Tao Of Pooh – by Benjamin Hoff (ISBN:  0525244581)

 

Business Practices Practicum 25 Hours

This course helps prepare the student for a successful career as Massage Therapist.  It focuses on techniques used by many successful business people and adapts the techniques to work in the massage environment.

 

·          BUSINESS PRACTICES & MARKETING LECTURE AND DEMO - 20 Hours

This course focuses on skills not only important for a successful business, but also for a successful life.  It includes the techniques used for starting a business, planning techniques, budgeting, understanding of ownership options, and taxes.

·         LAB - 5 Hours PRACTICAL APPLICATIONS

The class will work together to create a business plan, establish a pre-operational time-line and a business budget.  Solo work will include running the CalCopa student clinic for one week.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·         Business Mastery 3rd Edition – by Cherie Sohnen-Moe (ISBN:  0962126543)

 

Advanced Curriculum 25 Hours

This course is designed to refresh and reassure students of their education in human anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, clinical pathology, massage therapy and bodywork theory, assessments and application, as well as professional standards, ethics and business practices to prepare a student to take the MBLEx for licensing purposes.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·          Review for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Exams, by Joseph Ashton and Duke Cassels (ISBN: 978-1605477121)

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Self-Care for the Massage Therapist 50 Hours

This class focuses on the specific needs of Massage Therapists to ensure longevity within the field.  It covers the special dietary needs of busy therapists, proper body mechanics, unusual ethical circumstances, proper customer service practices and exploring each student’s long-term life goals and how to reach them.

ADDITIONAL REQUIRED TEXTBOOKS:

·      None

 

    600 hours Massage Practitioner Training Program:  $8,100.00

 

Sports & Medical Massage Training 100 HOURS

MYOTHERAPIST - 800 HOURS

Course description: The flexibility of these 800 hours of training gives the therapist the ability to explore different modalities associated with their massage training, while still being able to take the National Certification test and any city testing that requires the minimum of 800 hours.  To obtain certification as a Myotherapist, the student needs to have satisfactorily completed the following courses:

 

Courses Required for Graduation from Program:

          Massage Technician                                                  100 hours

           Massage Therapist I                                                 100 hours

           Massage Therapist II                                               100 hours

           Sports and Medical Massage Training                                     100 hours

           Acupressure                                                           100 hours

           Shiatsu                                                                   100 hours

           Business Practices Practicum                                       25 hours

           Advanced Therapeutic Techniques                               25 hours

           Self-Care for the Massage Therapist                             50 hours

             Advanced Curriculum (Test Prep)                                25 hours

             Intro to MFR                                                          10 hours

           Reiki I                                                                   15 hours

 

Choice of one from the following:  See Electives Description

          Deep Tissue                                                            50 hours

           Cranial Sacral Release                                                50 hours

           Lymphatic Drainage                                                  50 hours

 

Or a choice of two from the following:  See Electives Description

          Thai on the Table                                                     25 hours

           Pregnancy Massage                                                  25 hours

           Foot or Hand Reflexology (Thai Foot Massage Qualifies)   25 hours

                                      

                  Total Hours:                                                            800hrs

 

Course Completion:  To successful complete the Myotherapist Certification; students must pass all quizzes and tests with a minimum score of 80% accuracy and submit completed homework packets for each class.  The student will also demonstrate the Massage routines associated with each class within the allotted time frame using the proper draping, body mechanics and hand positions with a minimum score of 90%.  They must have an attendance of 90% of credit hours.  Students must also complete a total of 25 hours in the Student Clinic and participate in (1) one community event.  Note:  VA students are exempt for the community event requirement.

 

         800 hours Myotherapist Training Program:                             $11,200

 

 

 

 

 
SPA SPECIALIST

·         PRE-REQUISITE – Massage Therapist (300 Hours) 

Course Objectives: To provide the student with a skill set useful in a spa environment.  Note:  This curriculum does not fully prepare the student to take the MBLex exam.

 

Classes Required For Certification Are:

                   Aromatherapy I                                               25 hours

                   Foot Reflexology                                             25 hours

                   Deep Tissue                                                    50 hours

                  Hand Reflexology                                             25 hours

                   Pregnancy                                                      25 hours

                   Spa Services I                                                 25 hours

                   Spa Services II                                                25 hours

                   

                                     TOTAL HOURS:                               200 hours

 

         200 hours of Spa Specialist Training:                          $3,000.00 + Supplies Fees