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It’s more than learning; it’s a transformative experience—putting you in touch with what’s best in you, and giving you the inspiration and freedom to grow your own way.

Massage Therapy Program – Two-Term Schedule
720 Clock Hours / 38 Quarter Credits

Program Length  
35 weeks / 8 months

Massage Therapy Program – Four-Term Schedule
720 Clock Hours / 38 Quarter Credits

Program Length  
70 weeks / 16 ½ months

Program Description

This program provides a thorough and broad-based education in massage therapy that maximizes personal and professional potential. The four-term schedule takes 70 weeks to complete and requires three 4-hour class sessions per week, plus additional study and practice outside of class. The four-term schedule allows students to complete the program at a pace that can fit with other life responsibilities. The program exceeds the educational requirements for the MBLEx state licensing exam, as well as for licensure in Connecticut, Rhode Island, and many other states.*

Program Objectives

  • Competency in seven bodywork modalities: classic Western massage, cross-tissue massage, trigger-point massage, energy balancing, on-site chair massage, sports and remedial massage, and acupressure.
  • Practical knowledge base in the health sciences: anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.
  • Foundational, holistic body/mind/spirit understanding of wellness with techniques for one’s own and one’s clients’ self-care.
  • Practice of personal development skills such as mindfulness, grounding, centering, stress management, body mechanics, alignment, and conditioning.
  • Development and integration of the skills required in the therapeutic relationship such as empathy, boundary setting, intuitive awareness, effective communication, and healthy, professional ethics.
  • Development of professional confidence and competence through participation in the student clinic.
  • Exploration of personal career goals and development of professional skills to successfully manage either a private practice or employment in a variety of settings.

Gainful Employment Disclosures
35-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]
70-week Professional Massage Therapy Program [View | Print]

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Continuing education, for mind, body and spirit

Your license is just the beginning: the more you continue to learn, the more you’ll thrive.

Our continuing education programs evolve with industry trends to carry you throughout your career—and help you build the skills you’ll need to expand your practice, and grow your business.

Expert faculty focused on you

Our instructors are second to none: top professionals in their field who make your success their top priority.

Kathy Saul, LMT

Kathy Saul, LMT
Instructor

Kathy, whose clients call her “The Muscle Whisperer,” brings her varied interests to the classroom as she imparts life skills in perseverance and fortitude to her students. A roller coaster fan, she sees challenges as worth both the risk and reward in all of life’s pursuits.

  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Private practitioner
  • Former employee acupressure provider, Connecticut Valley Hospital
  • Volunteer, chair massage at wellness
  • Volunteer, post-event massage for cyclists
  • Black belt, Tae Kwon Do
  • Completed conflict resolution

Neal Barry

Neal Barry
Instructor

Neal inspires a high level of professionalism in his students, applying his depth of clinical expertise to his mentoring role.

  • Teaches a wide variety of courses
  • Graduate, Cortiva/Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy
  • Private practitioner
  • Oncology massage therapist, Greenwich Hospital
  • Former member, National Certification Board
  • Licensed in Connecticut and New York

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