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Oregon Massage Licensing Update

OSM is proud to announce our new 640-hour pre-licensing program beginning this Fall 2015. The Oregon Legislature recently revised our massage statute, effective January 1, 2016, increasing the required training hours for Oregon LMTs to 625 hours. OSM’s 640-hour program will meet and exceed these requirements. This new program is based on the current 555-hour program and includes additional palpation, bodywork, and business/communication skills. Students will continue to have the option to declare an Eastern or Western focus for their training. The 555-Hour Program will continue to be available for those students who wish to be licensed in states with a 500-hour requirement such as Washington. The tuition for the 640-hour Program will be $11,450, which represents an increase based on additional hours only.

We offer massage and bodywork courses for aspiring massage therapists, licensed professionals and the general public. We believe what a therapist communicates through their touch, combined with knowledge of the body and presence, can make the difference between a basic massage and a truly healing experience. Explore our website to discover how we incorporate this philosophy to train well-rounded massage therapists.

  • "I totally credit my success (at wellness clinic) to your excellent curriculum and knowledgeable instructors." L.M. (2007 Graduate)

  • "Since beginning courses...I have come to appreciate another factor about OSM. It has a special atmosphere of inclusiveness and acceptance." CG (2008 Graduate)

  • "All the instructors and staff are genuinely caring, compassionate and understanding, and all of my classmates are so down to earth and non-judgmental." NG (2010 Graduate)

  • "You guys did a great job preparing me for this career path...Thank you for being so supportive, kind and patient with me...It’s been a long and wonderful road." - EM (2013 OSM Graduate)

Pregnancy Massage Classes

Fundamentals - Dec 4, Fri 9am-6pm, $185, 8CEs
MOTHERTOUCH™ Prenatal Bodywork Certification - Dec 4-7, Fri-Mon 9am-6pm, $695, 32CEs
MOTHERTOUCH™Pregnancy Massage: Adv Tech- Dec 7, Mon 9am-6pm, $185, 8CEs
Bodywork for New Mom - Dec 12, Sat 9am-6pm, $185, 8CEs
Acupressure for Birth - Dec 13, Sun 1-5:30pm, $125, 4.5CEs

Oregon School of Massage is proud to offer extensive training in bodywork and massage for Pregnancy, Birth, and New Mothering. Learn from Leslie Stager RN, LMT, a leading pregnancy massage expert, author of Nurturing Massage for Pregnancy, and producer of MotherTouch DVDs. With her 60-hour MotherTouch Maternity Massage Certification program, you can become a skilled pre and perinatal massage specialist, adding a repertoire of advanced techniques to support your perinatal clientele. Read More >>
To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Working with TMD Patients

  • Dec 5-6
  • 12CEs - $260

With Marian Wolfe Dixon, MA, LMT, CHT

Patients who suffer from TMD (temperomandibular joint disorder) exhibit a host of frustrating symptoms and problems. OSM has synthesized a massage protocol specifically designed to help TMD patients. The TMD protocol is specially designed more >>

Call 503-244-3420 today to register!

Massage Training Previews

Previews help you make a sound decision about choosing a career in massage by outlining the time, finances and energy needed for training. Oregon licensing and career opportunities are discussed. There is no cost to attend.
Next Dates:
Thursday, December 10: 6:30-8:30pm - SALEM
Saturday, December 12: 10am-12pm - PORTLAND
To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Shannon Jackson, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail SALEM - Janet Burkhart, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Positional Release for CCA's

Spine Model
December 6 - SALEM CAMPUS
3CEs - NCBTMB Approved

Oregon Certified Chiropractic Assistants are required to complete 6 hours of continuing education per year. This course helps meet those requirements and counts as continuing education for Licensed Massage Therapists. Students practice techniques for reducing tender points and spasm within muscle tissue and learn how to provide a thorough and effective region or condition-specific soft tissue treatment in 10-15 minutes...more on Positional Release for CCA's. To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.