What Is Taught at Massage Therapy School?
The massage therapy business has been growing over the last few years, which is good new for anyone interested in entering this field. To get started, the right certification from a massage therapy school will be needed. For those wondering what we teach at these locations, here are just a few of the things that required courses will cover:
Human anatomy: We have listed this first because it is one of the most important things taught through these courses. In order to soothe the body, a therapist must know how to identify the different muscles, nerves, and bones being impacted.
Dermatology: Massage therapy involves a lot of different cosmetic materials that are used on the skin. Because we work so closely with so much of the skin, it is important to know how each product will affect different types of skin.
Pressure points: This is something every massage therapist needs a working knowledge of. These are some of the most important parts of the massage therapy process, and when used well, can change a client’s entire experience.
Pain management: Most people seek out the help of a massage therapist because they are in pain. That is why we focus so much on teaching our students how to analyze this pain so that they can help to reduce and neutralize it through the techniques used.
Massage: This is a given, but it is very important. There is a lot more involved in this art form than simply rubbing. Much of our education process here involves learning different techniques and practicing these techniques on others.
This is just the very tip of the iceberg of what is taught in massage therapy schools, but it can give you a good idea of what prospective students can expect to learn and experience during their education.