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Overview

Remington College’s nine-month diploma program in Massage Therapy at our Honolulu, Hawaii Campus provides training that helps to prepare you for an entry-level position as a massage therapist.(1)

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Our massage therapy school program consists of eight learning units called modules. Once you complete the first six modules, you’ll participate in an internship at the on-campus Massage Therapy Clinic.(2)

Career Stresses? Consider Massage Therapy!

  • Help make a difference in the health and well-being of others
  • Train to apply hands-on therapeutic massage techniques, adjunctive therapies – and CPR
  • Prepare for your exam to become a certified massage therapist.

State licensing is required to gain employment in the state of Hawaii. The licensing exam is a written exam that students must complete. Remington College assist students with the application process and the fee for the first attempt of the exam and licensing fee are included in the cost of tuition.

Students are provided instruction with a focus on Swedish Modality. Deep tissue massage, Reflexology, Sports Massage, acupressure are a few of the approaches to modalities learned in our Massage therapy program.

When you complete the Massage Therapy Program, you’ll be awarded a diploma and should have the basic skills and knowledge needed to begin your career in massage therapy.

(1)Program completion times may vary based on individual results/circumstances.
(2)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for internship.

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Job Expectations

Massage therapy may help treat certain injuries and relieve tension through therapeutic touch. A trained massage therapist relies on knowledge of anatomy and the body’s healing systems to bring relief from muscular pain, injury, or mental stress.

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Massage therapists play an important role in promoting clients’ physical health. As more people recognize the benefits of massage therapy, therapists should discover new career opportunity in this ancient practice.(1)

Types of Massage Therapy

  • Swedish Massage
  • Shiatsu
  • Deep-tissue Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Acupressure
  • Sports massage
  • Neuromuscular massage

A career in massage therapy can be physically demanding, but some massage therapists may work out of their own homes, a clinic, spa, hospital, nursing home, or fitness center.(1)

(1)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for internship.(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/
Massage-therapists.htm and https://www.hiwi.org/gsipub/index.asp?docid=423 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions

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Job Outlook

If helping clients with their health and well-being while possibly setting your own hours interests you, take a closer look at massage therapy training and a massage therapist career.

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What is typically included in Honolulu Massage Therapist career training?

Massage therapy career training instructors demonstrate techniques that include quick strokes, kneading motions, as well as hot stone and other therapies. Many massage therapists advise clients on healthy lifestyle choices and ergonomic strategies for avoiding repetitive stress injuries.

What is the outlook for Massage Therapist careers?

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), each state mandates different requirements for licensure, but graduation from an accredited massage therapy program is usually required in order to practice. Massage therapist training may cover anatomy and physiology, kinesiology, and body mechanics, as well as practical massage techniques and business management.(2)

The BLS also reports that employment of massage therapists is expected to grow much faster than the national average. Between 2014 and 2024, employment of massage therapists should increase 22 percent nationwide, and 15.8 percent in the state of Hawaii between 2012 and 2022.(2)

(1)Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for internship.
(2)http://www.bls.gov/ooh/Healthcare/
Massage-therapists.htm and https://www.hiwi.org/gsipub/index.asp?docid=423 BLS statistics represent national job growth expectations and are not necessarily reflective of local market conditions.

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CAMPUS HOURS

Monday-Thursday 8:30 AM – 7:00 PM | Friday 8:30 AM – 5:00 PM | Saturday Closed

PROGRAM DETAILS

Course List
Course # Course Name Lecture Hrs Lab Hrs Externship Qtr Credit Hrs
MT114
Anatomy and Physiology I
60 0 0 4.00
MT115
Hygiene and Infection Control
10 10 0 1.00
MT125
Massage Technique I
40 40 0 5.00
MT133
Computer Applications
20 20 0 2.50
MT134
Business Practices/Medical Error Prevention
10 10 0 1.00
MT135
Career Development
20 0 0 1.00
MT142
Anatomy and Physiology II
60 0 0 4.00
MT143
State Laws and Professional Ethics
20 0 0 1.00
MT155
Massage Technique II/Musculatory Anatomy and Physiology
40 40 0 5.00
MT165
Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy, Heliotherapy and CPR
40 40 0 5.00
MT175
Massage Technique III
40 40 0 5.00
MT186
Massage Technique III
0 0 160 6.00
Total 360 200 160 40.5
Program Summary

The Massage Therapy Diploma Program provides training in applying manual techniques and adjunctive therapies, with the intention of positively affecting the health and well - being of the client. The objective of this Program is to prepare graduates for entry - level positions as massage therapists. Program completion normally requires nine months for full - time students (assuming the internship is completed at 2 0 hours per week). The Massage Therapy Diploma Program is divided into eight monthly academic periods and one internship period. Students must successfully complete the academic periods with a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 in order to be eligible to participate in the internship period. The state of Hawaii requires massage therapists to pass a state exam and be licensed. Upon successful completion of all areas of this Program, graduates will be awarded a Diploma in Massage Therapy.

Career Possibilities(1)

Massage Therapy Diploma in Honolulu

Clients often seek massage for its medical benefits and for relaxation purposes, and massage therapists can work in an array of settings, both public and private. Imagine working at a healthcare facility, fitness center, sports medicine facility, resort, or spa – or being your own boss!(2)

Employment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, which is much faster than the average for all occupations. The number of opportunities are projected to grow as the population ages and more people discover the benefits of massage therapy.(3)

(1) Employment not guaranteed for students or graduates.

(2) Must meet minimum GPA requirements to qualify for internship program.

(3) Certain restrictions may apply.

ACCREDITED LEARNING INSTITUTION

Remington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education.

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