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Our curriculum is grounded in our belief that scientific foundations and inspirational, real-life experiences create passionate massage therapy professionals. As a Santa Cruz massage therapy school student here at a2z Health Massage Therapy School, you'll benefit from a comprehensive combination of hands-on classroom instruction, clinic work and community outreach. After graduation, we'll continue to support our Santa Cruz massage therapy school graduates with ongoing learning opportunities through continuing education, lectures and workshops.
Our Massage Therapy Certificate Program for our Santa Cruz CA students is a holistic and hands-on approach to massage. You'll be challenged and inspired to create your own unique career path, whether that means working in a hospital, clinic, spa, health club or your own private practice. Training covers three main areas of study:
Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology Coursework in Anatomy, Physiology and Pathology provides a solid foundation in understanding the structure, function and health of the human body. You'll learn proper medical terminology that is actively reinforced in classroom experiences.
Massage Therapy and Practice Master fundamental techniques in a classroom setting and practice them in a supervised and supportive environment. We also provide training in body mechanics and self-care so that you can enjoy a long and healthy career. In addition to your Theory and Practice courses, hands-on training in the Student Clinic and in our Community Outreach program will further prepare you to interact with clients.
Professional Development This coursework rounds out your educational experience with the business basics necessary to succeed as a professional. With the help of your Instructors, you'll define your goals and target markets for a successful practice. Of course, it goes beyond just lectures and discussions. With exercises in goal setting, writing a resume, creating a business plan, marketing, advertising, and self-management you'll walk away with the basic tools to establish your own practice or apply for jobs upon graduation.
Santa Cruz Massage Therapy School: Typical Classes
Pregnancy and Infant Massage
Advanced Nutrition For Massage Therapists
A career in massage therapy has so many different opportunities to suit each therapist's interests. Establishing your own business and growing personal clientele is empowering and offers personal fulfillment. If you are looking for opportunities, here are some places that provide excellent career paths for our students:
Chiropractic Offices - Sports Therapy and Recovery Centers
Private Health Clubs and Spas - Hotels and Resorts
Cruise Ships - Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation Centers
Our school is proudly approved by the California Massage Therapy Council and in addition we are members of the Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association, and licensed to operate by the Bureau for Post-Secondary Private Education.
OUR CERTIFIED MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAMS
Depending on their own goals and desires, our students can choose the best program to suit their specific needs:
Certified Massage Therapy - 550 Hour Program
Certified Massage Therapy and Physical Therapy Aid Technician - 650 Hour Program
Holistic Bodywork Practitioner - 1000 Hour Program
Our curriculum stresses the body-mind relationship, and encourages our massage therapy students to explore a wide spectrum of holistic techniques. We offer a balance of Eastern and Western massage techniques combined with a variety of natural therapies to encourage the student's personal and professional growth. Students from Santa Cruz CA will conduct clinical case studies based on the type of work they feel most comfortable with. They will consult with instructors and compile research.
If you are interested in receiving more details about any of our Santa Cruz massage therapy school programs or specific courses, please contact us to request more information. Call us today at 1-888-303-3131.