THE PHOENIX MASSAGE THERAPY SCHOOL
THE PINES: 6600 HARWIN, HOUSTON, TX 77036
THE WOODS: 2611 FM 1960 WEST, SUITE H-100, HOUSTON, TX 77068
THE COMPLETE PROGRAM
500 hr. Program
PROGRAM OUTLINE OBJECTIVE AND PURPOSES:
TO EDUCATE QUALIFIED STUDENTS TO BECOME HIGHLY SKILLED PROFESSIONALS IN MASSAGE THERAPY.
SPECIAL EMPHASIS IS PLACED ON MASSAGE BODY MECHANICS, HOLISTIC MASSAGE, AND
MODALITIES THAT BENEFIT THE CAREER OPPORTUNITY OF THE THERAPIST.
MODULE I CORE - 255 hours
- Swedish Massage Therapy (MT 1) - 125 hours
- Human Anatomy and Physiology (AP 1) - 75 hours
- Hydrotherapy (HY 1) - 20 hours
- Business Practices & Professional Ethics (BP 1) - 15 hours
- Human Health and Hygiene (HH1) - 20 hours
MODULE II CLINIC (50 hours)
- Clinical Internship (CI 1) - 50 hours
MODULE III EXPANSION (195 hours) - Sunday Day Class
- Massage Therapy Modalities - 75 hours
- Bodywork Methods/Holistic Principles (MT 2) - 8 hours
- Sports Acupressure (MT 3) - 18 hours
- Shiatsu (MT 4) - 12 hours
- Swedish Massage for Pregnancy (MT 5) - 12 hours
- Sports Massage Technique (MT 6) - 19 hours
- Curriculum Integration for Massage Therapy (MT 7) - 6 hours
Coursework in the Core, Module I, will be held at the campus at which the student enrolled. The Clinic, Module II, may be completed at either campus at the student's election. The Expansion, Module III, will be held at the SW campus and when denoted also at the NW campus.
MT2 Bodywork Methods/Holistic Principles (8 hours)
Overview of main bodywork modalities, their history, common origins, methods and suitability for the client. Principles of holistic practices, practitioner kinesthetic awareness, Body Mechanics, stress management, relaxation techniques, impact of nutrition.
MT3 Sports Acupressure (18 hours)
Locate the twelve main meridians and vital source points. Meridian massage, Foundation of Chinese Medicine, The four assessments, Yin/Yang Theory, Sports Acupressure, and Warm-Up/Cool-Down pre-competition formulas.
MT4 Shiatsu (12 hours)
The Japanese art of ?finger pressure? rooted in Traditional Chinese Medicine. This course will introduce the student to the Meridian System of Shiatsu, Eastern Theory of the Five Elements, Yin/Yang Theory, and the directional flow of Ki. The students will also learn a full-body Shiatsu routine for tonifying the Ki and restoring harmony within the energetic systems. The seated Shiatsu Routine is the same as the Chair Massage Routine.
MT5 Swedish Massage for Pregnancy (12 hours)
Catalog of techniques/variations of application. Contraindications. Modifying factors. Physiological effects on body systems. Refinement.
MT6 Sports Massage Technique (19 hours)
Discover the incredible history of Sports Massage and how to empower athletes to their maximum potential. Learn the types of massage for pre-event and post-event conditioning and rehabilitation. Understand the benefits of stretching and discover ways to make your bodywork empower the athlete so that their highest potential can be achieved.
MT7 Curriculum Integration for Massage Therapy (6 hours)
Integrate structure and function with each of the modalities and review concepts behind the major bodywork methods. Develop skills for NCBTMB Certification.
K1 Kinesiology (50 hours)
The in-depth study of skeletal nomenclature, physiology and anatomy. Emphasis on origin/insertion/action of the primary muscle groups. Practical application includes hands-on palpation of all muscle groups, relevant yoga position and weight bearing exercises for each muscle.
BP2 Business Practices & Ethics (30 hours)
The student is taught the basics of organizational structure, motivation, goal setting, success imaging & marketing. Without prior experience in bookkeeping, the student is encouraged to find a competent bookkeeper and CPA from the start. In Ethics, the student is taught the value of honesty and professionalism in his practice, and learns practical means of scrutiny in dealing with clients. He reviews the NCBTMB Code of Ethics and Standards of Practice. NCBTMB Code of Ethics, scope of practice, fundamental business and accounting practices, session, record keeping practices, and effective inter-professional communication.
AP2 Clinical Pathology (40 hours)
This course will explore the application of massage for clients with health concerns. You will study Anatomy and Physiology in a way that is applicable to your practice. You will review each Physiological System with emphasis on common pathologies. You will learn how massage and other modalities affect the human body in stress and in health, plus study indications, contraindications, and when to refer.
CI-1 Clinic Internship (50 hours)
Following an overview of the principles behind running and maintaining a successful clinic, the student undertakes a minimum of 40 hours and a maximum of 50 hours of massage. Massage plus clinic related duties shall total 50 hours. Each client is interviewed prior to the massage, and completes an assessment sheet reviewing the massage. No more than 5 hours of massage may be scheduled on a given day. Of the required 50 hour internship the student may receive from 1 to 10 hours of clinic related duties. The student shall massage clients for the remaining hours of required massage. He will book appointments, interview and massage clients, and collect and review a client evaluation form. He shall also perform other duties related to massage therapy such as room maintenance. Phoenix shall charge each client a specified amount. The student shall book appointments only at the times and dates specified by The Phoenix School and complete the internship in a period of ten weeks maximum unless extended by the administration. Clinic at Phoenix School requires student to sit clinic for a minimum number of hours per week. This allows the Intern to take ?walk-ins? and complete clinic duties when available. Clinic may begin at the completion of a minimum of 250 hours with a minimum 100 hours of massage courses. The start date will be set based upon evaluation by faculty and administration and posted on the Official School Bulletin board.
CI-2 Clinic Internship Expansion for the 570 Hour Program (70 hours)
All clinic procedures apply in the Internship Expansion Program as in the 50 hour Clinic Internship. There is no cash value of the Intern Expansion Program.