640-Hour Massage Certificate Program

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 Core Curriculum

Core classes are those required for the 640-Hour Massage Certificate 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
Massage Assessment & App.30
Palpation Skills15
Shiatsu I30
Hydrotherapy15
Swedish Clinic45
Practice Development
Communication and Ethics30
Business of Massage15
Statutes6
Advanced Practice Skills40
Other
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:
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.