555-Hour Massage Certificate: Eastern Focus

Eastern Massage is a bodywork style with roots in Asian cultures. Our Eastern track teaches students Shiatsu, a Japanese form of massage based on Classical Chinese Medicine. Shiatsu translates as “finger pressure”, and uses the techniques of compression, rocking, stretching and percussion.

The purpose of Shiatsu is to balance the flow of energy in the body, achieving many of the same benefits as Western-style massage. Clients remain fully clothed and no lubricants are used in a Shiatsu session. In addition to a foundation in Western massage, Eastern track students focus on learning the Shiatsu form and basic principles of Classic Chinese Medicine to apply in daily living.

The program has been approved by the Oregon Board of Massage Therapists and the Washington Department of Health Board of Massage. OSM is approved by the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for training certification and as a continuing education provider.

555-Hour Shared Core Curriculum

Shared Core classes are those that are taken by students pursuing either the Western or Eastern Focus program.

Health SciencesHours
Anatomy & Physiology I30
Anatomy & Physiology II30
Anatomy & Physiology III30
Kinesiology Upper Body30
Kinesiology Lower Body30
Pathology I30
Pathology II30
Massage Fundamentals45
Massage Upper Body30
Massage Lower Body30
Shiatsu I30
Practice Development
Communication and Ethics30
Business of Massage15

Eastern Focus Curriculum

The courses below are unique to the Eastern Focus program.

Shiatsu II30
Shiatsu Short Form Clinic 45
Shiatsu Short Form Tutorial 3
Bodywork Electives60
Total – 555 Hours

Planning Guide-Eastern Focus

For course descriptions of required classes, click here.

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:
Saturday, October 21: 10am-12:30pm - PORTLAND
Saturday, October 28: 10am-12:30pm - SALEM

To reserve a seat, contact:
PORTLAND - Nicole Spears, 800-844-3420 or  E-mail
SALEM - Morgan Neil, 877-588-8912 or  E-mail

Insurance Billing for LMTs

Vision Sep 30
Sat 9:30am-4pm
6CEs, $140

Open your practice to a whole new market by incorporating insurance billing. Contrary to “the word on the street", the process is not as complicated, time consuming, nor as financially compromising as you might think. This class will show you ... more on Insurance Billing for LMTs

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

Shamanism Today

With Frank Coppieters, PhD, LMT #2385

Become a warrior with heart! Explore self-empowerment, the shamanic journey, totem animals, earth and sky energy and ecstatic dance. This class consists of a series of guided exercises to open up and be comfortable with shamanic reality. The focus will be how to apply the gathered energy for healing sessions on one another. You are ....read more.

Location: Portland Campus
October 6-8, $395 18 CE Hours

Call 503-244-3420 today to register!