640-Hour Massage Certificate: Western Focus

Most massage therapy practiced in the United States is based in Swedish or western massage. Practitioners of western massage usually use a lubricant to work directly on the client’s skin, utilizing various strokes to manipulate soft tissues. This treatment engages the muscular, cardiovascular and nervous systems to reduce pain and tissue tightness, enhance circulation and promote general relaxation.

For course descriptions of required classes, click here.

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 Western Focus Curriculum

The courses below are unique to the Western Focus program.

CoursesHours
Massage Assessment & App.30
Swedish Clinic45
Bodywork/Business Electives85
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:
Wednesday, March 8: 6:30-8:30pm - PORTLAND
Saturday, March 11: 10am-12pm - SALEM

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

Polarity Therapy - I

Polarity Therapy
  • Feb 25-26
  • 16CEs - $335
  • PORTLAND CAMPUS


This class introduces concepts of energy medicine through Polarity Therapy. Learn about the chakra system and how it corresponds to our physical, psychological and emotional bodies. Discuss how to explain “energy work” in Western terminology. Learn about ....more on Polarity Therapy I

Call 1-800-844-3420 to register.

Aromatherapy - Part II

March 11, $225
Sat 9am-5:30pm
7.5CEs - NCBTMB
OSM-SALEM


Understand why quality and safety are critical issues for both you and your clients. Increase your repertoire with 5 additional oils. Learn additional treatments that are useful for a massage or healing practice as well as home health care. Shopping 101: learn how to find, evaluate, and purchase essential oils. Experience the magic of creating custom essential oil blends.

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