640-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.

640-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
Bodywork
Massage Fundamentals45
Massage Theory14
Massage Upper Body30
Massage Lower Body30
Palpation Skills15
Shiatsu I30
Hydrotherapy15
Practice Development
Communication and Ethics30
Business of Massage15
Statutes6
Advanced Practice Skills40

640-Hour Eastern Focus Curriculum

The courses below are unique to the Eastern Focus program.

CoursesHours
Shiatsu II30
Shiatsu Short Form Clinic 45
Shiatsu Short Form Tutorial 3
Dao-Yin7
Bodywork/Business Electives75
Total – 640 Hours

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:
Tuesday, May 23: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND
Thursday, June 8: 6:30-8:30pm - SALEM

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

Chiropractic Assistant Training

Spine Model Jun 3-4, 12CEs
Sat-Sun, 9am-4pm - $240
SALEM CAMPUS



Chiropractic Assistant Training prepares students for the CCA certification exam. You must apply for exam within 60 days of training.. more on Chiro Assistant Training.

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

Pregnancy Massage Classes

These classes are part of the PREGNANCY: MotherTouch™ Maternity Massage at Oregon School of Massage. Classes are held at our Portland Campus.

Pregnancy Massage: Fundamentals Jun 2, Fri 9am-6pm - 8 CEs, $185

Pregnancy Massage & Acupressure for Birth Jun 1, Fri 1-5:30pm - 4.5 CEs, $125

Pregnancy Massage: Bodywork for the New Mother Jun 10, Sat 9am-6pm - 8 CEs, $185

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