Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist

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It’s possible to have a fulfilling career helping others feel better while earning a good income. IntelliTec can get you there in 9 months

9 Month* Hands-On Massage Therapy Program in Colorado

Feel you’ve got a hidden gift for helping others heal, a gift that just needs to be brought to the surface and developed?

Learn hands-on Massage Therapy techniques to increase circulation, relieve tension, reduce  stress, relieve anxiety, improve sleep, and promote relaxation throughout the entire body, as well as many other benefits.

Next Start Date: Jan 13thMassage Therapy Intellitec College - Pueblo Campus 3673 Parker Blvd. Pueblo CO USA 81008

What Does a Massage Therapist Do?

Massage Therapists treat clients through touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. Therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation, and aid in general wellness. In addition, many Massage Therapists talk with clients about medical history and desired results, evaluate clients to locate painful or tense areas of the body and may suggest personal treatment plans for their clients.

Job Opportunities in Massage Therapy

Certified Massage Therapists can find employment in the following settings:

    • Day and Health Spas or Beauty Salons
    • Health Clinics
    • Vacation Resorts, Cruise Ships and Retreat Centers
    • Fitness Centers and Yoga Centers
    • Sports Clinics
    • Hospitals
    • Physical Therapist Offices
    • and more!
IntelliTec assisted me in reaching my career goals by giving me the knowledge and the ability to apply said knowledge to Massage Therapy, and starting my own business.
Laura Jimison, IntelliTec Massage Therapy Program Graduate

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Salary Potential for Massage Therapists

IntelliTec College provides career-training programs for entry-level positions. Salaries vary depending on geographic location, economic conditions, and willingness to relocate. Salaries by occupation and specific location can be found here. National figures for labor market activity, working conditions, and price changes in the economy are available here. You can also visit the campus career services department to learn where IntelliTec College graduates work and the beginning salaries in their respective careers.

How Is the Job Outlook for the Next 10 Years?

According to the US Department of Labor, continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists. As an increasing number of states adopt licensing requirements and standards for therapists, the practice of massage is likely to be respected and accepted by more people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness.

When Do Massage Therapists Usually Work?

Massage therapists work by appointment in most cases and their schedule and the number of hours worked each week vary significantly. In addition, because of the strength and endurance needed to give a massage, many therapists limit their daily massage service hours.

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Massage Therapy Certificate

Graduates will:

  • have developed massage therapy skills through hands on applications in and out of the classroom and lab setting
  • complete the program with the necessary skills to perform Swedish, Therapeutic, and Deep Tissue Massage Therapy, Massage techniques for specific injuries, detailed client assessments, session documentation, and treatment planning
  • gain knowledge about the various work options Massage Therapists have in the Industry including working as an employee or in an Independent practice, and how to market themselves and their practice
  • have knowledge and practice to prepare them to sit for their Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX), which is necessary for obtaining their Massage Therapy license in the State of Colorado. Graduates will also have enough contact hours to register to be Certified with the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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Program length: 9 Months

Our Massage Therapy classes will provide you with these current industry skills and techniques to help you design client therapy plans:

  • Massage for special populations such as sports and prenatal
  • Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy and Spa services
  • Hot & cold stone massage
  • Advanced massage techniques including deep tissue and myofascial release
  • Client assessment, treatment planning, and documentation
  • Building & marketing a massage business
  • Advanced client intake including pathology screening and SOAP charting
  • Knowledge of anatomy and physiology Kinesiology including palpation skills

Massage Therapy Program Gainful Employment Disclosures: Grand Junction | Pueblo

Here’s what you will learn in the Massage Therapy program:

Swedish Massage Techniques & Ethics

MT-105 Swedish Massage Techniques & Ethics

This course will cover the history of massage, fundamental massage techniques including effleurage, petrissage, elongation stokes, draining, cross fiber friction, and seated chair massage. Proper body mechanics and self-care techniques, massage equipment, sanitation, hygiene, and safety will also be covered. Client assessment, treatment planning and documentation is covered along with professional communication and ethics. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Kinesiology

MT-115 Kinesiology

This course will teach students basic kinesiology terminology, an overview of the skeletal system, an overview of how the muscular system works, how to properly palpate, and how to use bony palpation as landmarks for finding muscles. The muscular system will be covered in depth; students will learn the attachments, actions, nerve innervation, and treatment considerations for the skeletal muscles. Students should develop their palpation skills and be able to properly identify bones, bony landmarks, muscles and their origin and insertions. Students will utilize basic elongation strokes to begin in their understanding of how to properly apply massage techniques to the muscles from attachment to attachment. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

Credit Hours: 7.5
Prerequisite(s): None

Anatomy and Physiology

MT-125 Anatomy and Physiology

This course introduces students to the systems of the body including the integumentary system, the endocrine system, the cardiovascular system, the reproductive system, the lymphatic system, the respiratory system, the nervous system, and the digestive system. The skeletal system and their joints, as well as the muscular system and their actions, will be covered as well. Students should develop assessment skills focusing on body posture and gait. Students will begin preparations for the massage licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

Credit Hours: 4.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Pathology and Advanced Treatment Charting

MT-135 Pathology and Advanced Treatment Charting

This course introduces students to various pathologies associated with Massage Therapy. Students should be able to successfully identify various pathologies through observation and intake procedures, as well as determine if the pathology is indicated or contraindicated for massage. Advanced client intake focusing on pathology screening and SOAP charting for insurance claims will also be covered during this course. BLS CPR and Heartsaver First Aid will be offered. Students will begin preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

Credit Hours: 4.0
Prerequisite(s): None

Specialized Massage Therapy

MT-150 Specialized Massage Therapy

This course will cover an introduction to Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Hydrotherapy, and Spa Services which will include salt glow, body polish, mud wrap, seaweed wrap and hot stone massage. Therapeutic services such as intense back treatment and intense scalp treatment, as well as add-on services that include cellulite treatment, cold stone face massage and hot towel treatment will be covered. Massage for special populations will be covered with an introduction to sports massage, prenatal massage, and massage for older adults. Students will also gain knowledge and experience in up-selling and marketing specialty massage services. Students will continue preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135

Therapeutic Deep Tissue Techniques

MT-155 Therapeutic Deep Tissue Techniques

This course will cover advanced massage techniques including assessment, treatment planning, and documentation, myofascial release, connective tissue release, deep tissue massage, proprioception and neuromuscular approaches including trigger point therapy. Musculoskeletal injury and massage and massage for chronic pain conditions will be covered. Students will continue preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice massage in most states.

Credit Hours: 7.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135

Clinical Massage and Marketing

MT-180 Clinical Massage and Marketing

Marketing, advertising, business design, client interactions, promotional development, portfolio design, interview preparation, career planning, and communication will all be covered. Outside clientele will be seen in the clinic and students are responsible for booking appointments, conducting client intake, providing services, record keeping office duties, goal setting and business tasks. Students will finalize preparations for the licensing exam that is required to practice Massage Therapy in most states.

Credit Hours: 8.0
Prerequisite(s): MT-105, MT-115, MT-125, MT-135, MT-150, MT-155

Massage Therapist Board Certifications

IntelliTec College in Grand Junction is an “Assigned School” by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). This allows our Massage Therapy program graduates to sit for the Board Certification Exam.

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Massage Clinic

During the last term, practice what you’ve learned in class on actual clients and refine your skills and knowledge as a Massage Therapist through clinics offered at each campus. You will book appointments, conduct client intakes, provide massage services, maintain records, complete office duties, set goals, and complete additional business tasks. Typical clinic hours are Monday to Friday from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm or 2:00 pm to 7:00 pm, adding an additional 5 hours per week to the class schedule.

Certifications

Students may receive the opportunity to sit for the following certifications:

  • Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards
  • CPR Certification

After Graduation

After successfully completing your training at IntelliTec College, you will be well on your way to being prepared to sit for the Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork Exam administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB).

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