Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork Certificate
Discover a path to provide pain relief, increase mobility, and share peacefulness and relaxation with patients. With our certificate program, you’ll be able to blend Eastern and Western massage modalities to provide the very best care. Discover your new career with us.
The purpose of the Massage Therapy/Asian Bodywork program is to prepare students for employment in massage therapy either in private practice, or a variety of healthcare or spa settings. Emphasis is placed on Oriental medical theory, Chinese therapeutic massage. The program develops the students’ ability to understand the causes and symptoms of disease, enabling them to customize their massage therapy to the client’s condition. Students in the certificate program receive an introduction to the invaluable theories of Chinese medicine, and practice a variety of Asian bodywork therapies, including tui na, shiatsu, and Thai massage among others.
The Massage Therapist/Asian Bodywork Certificate is a 33.5 unit program with 645 credit hours of theory and clinical practice that meets the requirements for certification by the National Commission for the Certification of Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM) and by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB).
Pacific College of Oriental Medicine's MSTOM programs are accredited by ACAOM. The college and all its programs are approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education. All programs, with the exception of the DAOM, are accredited by ACCSC. For important information on program costs, completion and placement rates, median debt incurred, etc., please click here.
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