640-Hour Oregon Massage Certificate Program

Our 640-hour Massage Certificate Program teaches the use of various strokes to manipulate soft tissues, engaging the muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems in order to reduce tissue tightness, enhance circulation, reduce pain and promote general relaxation. Student receive a foundation in Swedish massage and in introduction to Shiatsu techniques. Additionally, students are given 85 elective hours and 34 Advanced Practice Skills elective hours to explore a variety of massage techniques or specialize in a specific area of interest. The tuition for the 640-hour Program is $11,995.

Flexibility

What makes our program unique is that you can fit classes in around your life; work, personal pursuits, children and more. Our program is made up of a variety of individual classes, so the length of time it takes to graduate depends on a variety of factors; scheduling, flexibility, number of courses and so on.

Length

With flexibility in your schedule and a full-time commitment to school, you can complete in as little as 15 months. However, if you have other commitments and would like to take 1 or 2 classes per quarter, it may take you up to 2 years or more to complete the program.

Weekly Schedule

Each quarter is 10 weeks in length; most classes meet once per week for 3 hours per session, with some exceptions. Elective classes are generally scheduled over an entire weekend, a single Saturday or Sunday and occasional weekday classes.

Homework and Practice Massages

You can expect 2 to 3 hours of reading, practice massages, homework and study for every 1 hour you’re in class.

Schedule Examples

Below are some examples of how our students may go through the program – these are only a few of the combinations that are available to students.

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIAnat & Phys IIIPathology IIAdv Prac Skills
Communication/EthicsKinesiology Upper Pathology ISwedish ClinicElectives
Mass. FundamentalsMassage Upper Kinesiology Lower Massage Assess/App
Massage TheoryHydrotherapyMassage Lower Business/Statutes
ElectivesShiatsu IPalpation SkillsElectives

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6
Anat & Phys IAnat & Phys IIPath IPath. IIAP IIIAdv Prac Skills
Comm/EthicsKines. Lower Kines. Upper Shiatsu ISwedish ClinicElectives
Mass. Fund.Massage Lower Massage Upper Massage A/ABusiness/Statutes
Massage TheoryHydrotherapyElectivesElectives
ElectivesPalpation SkillsElectives

Quarter 1Quarter 2Quarter 3Quarter 4Quarter 5Quarter 6Quarter 7
Comm/EthicsAP IHydroPath IAP IIIClinicBusiness
Mass FundShiatsu IMass UpperMass LowPath IIMass A/AAdv Pract Skills
Massage TheoryKines UpperMass LowElectivesElectivesStatutes
ElectivesAP IIPalpation Skills

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:
Monday, December 4: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND
Thursday, December 7: 6:30-8:30pm - SALEM

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

Lymphatic Massage for Upper Body

Lymphatic MassageDecember 1-3, $340
12CEs - PORTLAND

Lymphatic Detox Massage maximizes the therapeutic effects of bodywork and is especially effective for reducing inflammation and swelling, relieving acute and chronic pain, and detoxifying the body. Although extremely gentle and subtle the effects are potent on a physical level. This class focuses on ... more on Lymphatic Massage for Upper Extremities.

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

Myofascial Sculpting©

Reflexology Variations
Dec 9-10, Sat-Sun 9am-5:30pm, 15 CEs - $365
Portland Campus.

This training is an introduction to the theory and practice of Myofascial Sculpting which teaches you how to work with the fascia in the body using tools such as silicone cups to loosen the fascia and sculpt the body. This class includes the history, application, and theory behind this therapeutic approach to enhance the function of all body systems and will...more on Myofascial Sculpting©.
To register, please call 1-800-844-3420.