Become a “Master Massage Therapist”
Broaden Your Employment Prospects with the Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) from WellSpring
The massage therapy industry has become incredibly diversified in recent years, as it has moved from the spa, salon and private club realms into hospitals, hospice centers, chiropractic offices, fitness clubs, and sports medicine and rehab centers.
As this has occurred, there has been a growing demand for training in more specialized practice areas. The Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program offers students some of the most comprehensive and advanced training available in the industry today. The payoff… students who take this journey will have their career prospects increased dramatically, including access to employers who are much more selective and demanding, but who also may offer better compensation.
Basic Massage Training
This is where students learn the basics about the practice of massage therapy, including:
- Foundations of Massage Therapy
- Massage Techniques in Practice
- Systemic & Kinetic Anatomy
- Pathology & Advance Massage Techniques
- Neuromuscular Massage & Sports Massage
- Specialty Massage Techniques, like Reflexology and Older Adult
- CPR & Clinical Massage Internship
Beyond the science and technique of massage, you’ll learn about the business aspects of massage therapy, including the laws that govern the business. Each topic will help turn your massage therapy practice into a rewarding career, whether it’s working for yourself or being employed at wide variety of spas/clinics, or some combination of the two.
Advanced Massage Techniques
The advanced training components of our Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) program will delve more deeply into the following advanced areas of study:
- Spa Treatments
- Corrective Exercise Training
- Movement Modalities
- Cranio-Sacral Bodywork
- Energy Balancing
- Corrective Exercise Training
- Massage in a Healthcare Setting
- Oncology Massage
- Medical Externship
After completing the entire program, you’ll be able to perform at the absolute highest skill levels of expertise in the industry and you will be seen as a more preferred candidate for employment, particularly in the healthcare field.
“What I love the most about being a massage therapist, is that nearly every person who comes to see me is there because they genuinely want to be. In my previous career of being a real estate agent, there was so much tension and stress on the job. In massage therapy there is a lack of stress and a peace that overcomes both client and therapist.People tell me that seeing me is the favorite time of their routines. I love being able to have an entire network of people I know and keep up with while “working”. Confucius says, “Find work you love and you will never work a day in your life.”
– Julia K. Thomas, Massage Therapy Graduate and Owner of Imagine Wholeness
Graduates of the Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program earn an Associate of Occupational Science Degree and are qualified to sit for the National Certification Exam and become licensed in most states and municipalities. They would be credentialed as a Master Massage Therapist with advanced training in Medical Massage, Eastern Bodywork techniques, and Spa Treatments. Students would also be eligible to sit for the National Academy of Sports Medicine certification exam, and upon successful passing of the exam would carry the Corrective Exercise Specialist (CES) title as well.
Get Hands-On Training & Real World Experience
Students will also benefit from an externship as part of their training, where you’ll gain practical, real world experience working with clients in a real healthcare environment before you graduate.
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Choose From Convenient Day or Evening Schedules
The Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program offers both daytime and evening class schedules, so you can balance your career training with family, work, and other interests. As with all our programs, our Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program features a low student/instructor ratio to maximize the personal attention, and set you up for success.
Both the daytime and evening programs can be completed in 16 months*
Until further notice, the Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program is currently available only to students attending our Lawrence, Kansas campus.
Get the Skills to Launch a Rewarding Career
Advanced massage training is all about getting ahead of the pack in a rewarding career that you’re passionate about. The dedicated Career Services staff at WellSpring will work with you throughout your training and beyond to help you turn your training into a successful career you love.
Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches.
Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
Is the Integrative Massage Degree (AOS) Program Right for You? Get More Information…
If you’re interested in learning more about advanced careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.
A helpful WellSpring School of Allied Health Representative would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.
For immediate questions, call us at 1-877-660-0607.
* Program length when completed in normal time, about four more months after completing the Massage Certificate Program