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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)

Massage Training Previews

Please call to RSVP for an upcoming Preview:
Portland:Aug 12 at 6:30pm

SalemAug 22 at 10am

We have the perfect way to learn more about this rewarding and handmade career. OSM offers a fun, informative 2-hour Preview as an introduction to our unique massage training program. Discover how OSM teaches students to listen to the body with Hands, Heart, and Mind. All attendees will receive a gift certificate to enroll in a free Massage Basics Class.

Therapeutic Stretching - Upper Body

Therapeutic Stretching for the Upper Body OSM - Salem
August 8, Sat 9am-5pm
8CEs-NCBTMB, $165
Instructor: Aleta Goin

Muscle energy techniques (MET) have been called "active muscular relaxation techniques" and give us gentle, yet powerful tools for working with clients with injuries and musculoskeletal dysfunction. Read More >>

To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Manual Resisted Muscle Testing

August 22-23
Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm - $300
OSM - Portland

This class teaches the techniques of manual resisted muscle testing and orthopedic tests in order to guide you to the source of the pain. You will learn consistent and organized ways to screen clients and where to apply your own massage techniques in order to work more efficiently and effectively. (NCBTMB Approved) To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.

Language of Oncology

  • August 10
  • Mon 6:30-9:30pm
  • 3CEs - $65

Are you working with cancer patients? This three-hour class will teach students key terminology related to the anatomy/physiology, pathology and treatment of those who are coping with various forms of cancer. In addition to the medical terms students will be briefed on the structure of the terminology (i.e., word roots, prefixes and suffixes). The class will ... ....more on Language of Oncology
Call 1-800-844-3420 to register.