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TSTC Massage Therapy program

TSTC Massage Therapy program



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  • Massage Therapy
  • As A Profession
    • In 2007 projected to be a $6 to $11 billion a year industry
    • According to U.S. Department of Labor employment for massage therapists expected to increase 20% from 2007 to 2016, faster than average for all occupations
  • Today’s Massage Therapist…
    • Will earn an average wage of $39 an hour for all massage related work
    • Average annual income for massage therapist who provides 15 hours of massage per week is $30,000, compared to $28,170 for full-time healthcare support workers; $27,190 for full-time medical assistants
  • Massage and Healthcare
    • One in five adult Americans have discussed massage therapy with their healthcare providers
    • Of those, more than half said their physician strongly recommended it
    • More than half of massage therapists receive referrals from healthcare professionals
  • Massage Therapists in Hospitals
    • The number of hospitals offering massage therapy has increased by 30% in the past two years
    • Of the hospitals that have massage therapists, 71% indicate they offer massage for patient stress management and comfort while 67% utilize massage for pain management
    • Another 67% offer massage the their staff for stress management
  • Massage Therapy Research
    • Massage Therapy has been shown effective for:
      • Cancer-related fatigue
      • Osteoarthritis
      • Post-operative pain
      • Body’s immune system functioning
      • Reducing anxiety and lowers blood pressure in stroke patients
      • Reduces headache frequency
      • Eases alcohol withdrawal symptoms
      • Sleep deprivation
  • Why Massage?
    • Of the people who had at least one massage in the last five years, 30% did so for health conditions such as pain management, injury rehabilitation, migraine control
    • 87% agree that massage is effective in reducing pain
    • 85% agree that massage is beneficial to health and wellness
  • Massage Therapy…Outside the Box
    • Office in your home
    • Physicians’ offices & clinics
    • Hospitals & Wellness centers
    • Nursing Homes
    • Hospices
    • Chiropractic offices
    • Onsite (Chair massage in offices, airports, public events, etc.)
    • Health clubs & Fitness centers
    • Sports teams & events (amateur & professional)
    • Spas and Resorts
    • Cruise ships
    • Hotels
    • Beauty & Hair salons
    • Zoos
      • Equine
      • Dog shows
  • Education in Massage Therapy
    • Completion of a minimum 500-hour supervised course of instruction in the following massage studies provided by a registered massage therapy instructor, registered massage school, as state approved education facility
  • Required Instructional Courses
    • 208 Massage Therapy Technique
    • 48 Physiology
    • 48 Anatomy
    • 32 hours of Health and Hygiene
    • 48 hours of Hydrotherapy
    • 64 hours of Business Practices and Professional Ethics
    • 64 Kinesiology
    • 48 Pathology
    • 50 Internship
  • Requirements to enroll
    • Must pass Reading and Sentence Skills portion of CPT, THEA, or TASP
    • Must pass background check
    • Tuition of $3700 must be paid prior to start of class
    • Call (325) 734-3684 for additional information