Why Integrative Clinical Massage?
Integrative Clinical Massage is a unified combination of the best evidence-based, medically-focused, manual therapy from both the Eastern and Western massage and bodywork traditions.
At Pacific College of Oriental Medicine, we combine and unite modern, Western clinical massage techniques such as trigger point work & neuromuscular techniques, fascial techniques, and joint mobilizations with thousands-year-old, Eastern medical massage modalities such as clinically-focused shiatsu, Thai bodywork, and tui na (medical massage).
Learn to evaluate, assess and specifically address each client’s unique complaints. Go beyond simple pain relief and musculoskeletal complaints through the integration of our various holistic, Eastern medical modalities. Deepen your clinical practice and effectively balance all the various systems of the clients’ body and chief complaints through our clinical manual therapy programs.
The Associate of Science program gives the student expert training in massage therapy and Asian bodywork such as tui na and Oriental medicine while also providing the general education credits needed to progress to higher programs such as the master’s.
The Associate of Applied Science program covers not only expert massage/bodywork training, but also provides access to an array of electives focusing on more specific fields ranging from pediatrics to sports medicine.
The certificate program is ideal for students looking to prepare quickly for employment in massage therapy, providing the student with the massage therapy and Asian bodywork training required to achieve national and state certification in a little more than half the time of the AS or AAS program.