Our Structured Curriculum

Monday – (Swedish) This course covers the laws, ethics, draping, body mechanics, principles and theory, indications/contra-indications, pathology, Western and Eastern theories and approaches, Thai yoga bodywork and a lot of supervised hands-on time to practice with fellow students.

Tuesday – (Anatomy & Physiology) This course covers the 10 Physiological organ systems of the body. This course is presented in an informative manner using texts, models and PowerPoint presentations with chapter, mid-term and final challenges (tests) given.

Wednesday – (Kinesiology — Functional Anatomy) This course covers with great detail the entire muscular system and how each muscle can play a roll in pain. We will spend from 2-4 and even to 5-7 weeks in muscle compartment that is covered. You will receive power-point presentation, lecture, demonstrations with body drawing and a lot of supervised hands-on time to practice your palpatory skills during student trades.

Thursday – (Clinical and Structural Bodywork) This course covers the many applications, evaluating methods and clinical treatment strategies when working with postural distortions, impinged nerve, nerve entrapments and nerve compressions, stiff and restricting joint movements, poor posture such as the Downward Collapsed “Stooped” posture and the Upward Elevated “Arched” posture and many of the sports related injuries, such as rotator cuff injuries, tennis elbow, plantar fasciitis and chronic failed back syndromes.

This is a hands-on class with much of the class devoted to practicing. The student trades are 90 minutes long with an instructor present for questions and answer. This class is where you develop your skills.

Our Curriculum is a gradual process starting from basic terminology and bone anatomy that will progress into a deeper level of understanding of the human body and how and what makes it work efficiently.

We understand there is a financial aspect to your decision when choosing a school; but before you invest your time and money make sure you check out the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork and everything it has to offer.

Our professionally published book, Structural Balancing: Clinical Approach,published by McGraw-Hill Publishing, is the primary textbook used for Wednesday and Thursday classes.

 

The Florida SAB Educational Program

There is only one program taught at the Florida School of Advanced Bodywork, Professional Clinical Massage Therapy. This program will prepare the student for a career in massage therapy utilizing pain relieving modalities as well as a career in the spa industry performing full body relaxation massage.

Learning the two primary industries of massage will prepare the student for a broad spectrum of job opportunities under the massage license. Our focus is to produce a balanced therapist. A graduate of Florida School of Advanced Bodywork will possess their own mix of skill, knowledge, intuition and caring.

Books-CurriculumKyle Wright’s newly released book Structural Balancing, A Clinical Approach, published by McGraw-Hill, Inc., is the primary textbook we use for the Kinesiology and Clinical Structural Bodywork curriculum. This clinical textbook was written for massage therapy students as well as physical therapy and chiropractic students.

The Professional Clinical Massage and Bodywork Therapy Program totals 500 clock hours of instruction including 40 hours of practical student clinic experience. One clock hour means  a period of 60 minutes with a minimum of 50 minutes in the presence of an instructor.

Completion and graduation must occur within 750 hours of starting classes (1.5 times the length of our Program).

Part Time Program – 48 weeks (12 Months)
Student attend classes Monday and Tuesday for 6 months and then switch to Wednesday and Thursday for 6 months. After the first 3 months, passing of the Swedish midterm evaluation and meeting all clinic entrance requirements, the student will participate in the clinical practicum.

Full Time Program — 24 Weeks (Six Months)
Students attend classes Monday through Thursday for 24 weeks. In addition, after the first 3 months, the passing of the Swedish midterm evaluation and meeting all clinic entrance requirements, the student will participate in the clinical practicum.

Course Material

BT101 — Basic Theory and History of Massage (100 hrs)
The objective of this subject is to take an in-depth look into the theory and history of massage. At the conclusion of Program the student will be able to:

  • Define the earliest writings in history of massageKyle-Standing-StretchArm-DemoAtTable
  • Identify the developer and the creation of the modern form of Swedish massage techniques
  • Recognize the development of pain management massage strokes and the integration of structural bodywork
  • Identify similar techniques used in all forms of massage and bodywork
  • Understand the theory of Swedish massage and Clinical Structural Bodywork

This material will be taught in the Swedish and the Clinical Structural Bodywork courses. This course will be graded by means of written exams in which a score of 70% must be achieved.

BU102 — Business (15 hrs)
The objective of this course is for the student to examine non-clinical aspects of the massage therapy profession. At the conclusion of the program student will be able to:

  • Identify procedures and licenses needed to start a business
  • Employ actual therapy center procedures
  • Define work attire and professional appearance
  • Display proper professional attitude

The business material will be taught during the Swedish course of the program. Students will be evaluated through a written test and must pass with 70% or greater.

ET201 — Professional Ethics (4 hrs)
The objective of this content is to establish professional and legal standards of conduct expected of a member entering the massage profession. At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Recognize the code of ethics and standards of practice set forth by state and national massage associations
  • Identify therapist/client boundaries
  • Define ethical dilemmas within a massage practice

This material will be covered in the Anatomy & Physiology class. The student will be evaluated by means of a written test and must pass with a 70% or higher.

HY301 — Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy (15 hrs)
The object of this material is to familiarize the student with the principles and practical application of water, in all of its forms, to the body. At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify proper temperatures for the thermal benefits of water
  • Describe the stages of sensation during cooling of the tissue with ice
  • Utilize application techniques to various parts of the body

Theory and Practice of Hydrotherapy will be taught during the Kinesiology portion of the program.  The student will be evaluated by written and practical exams where 70% or higher must be achieved.

FL302 — Florida Laws and Rules (10 hrs)
At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify legal obligations the therapist must perform in order to maintain an active status of the Florida massage license
  • Recognize mandatory regulations for office display of credentials
  • Understand the penalties enforced by the state of Florida Board of Massage

Material covered in this class will be found in Chapter 480 Florida Massage Therapy Practice Act, Florida Administrative Code 64B7, and Chapter 456 Health Professions and Occupations: General Provisions. Florida Laws and Rules will be taught during the Kinesiology course.  Students will be evaluated through written test and must pass with a 70% or greater.

AM103 — Allied Modalities (76hrs)
The objective of this material is to familiarize the student with multiple modalities of massage therapy. At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify meridians and energy fields throughout the body
  • Analyze methods of detecting, manipulating and blocking energy
  • Apply active stretching techniques to muscles throughout the body
  • Identify safe methods of massaging during pregnancy
  • Apply positioning and draping for pregnant clients
  • Recognizing pain patterns from trigger points found throughout the body
  • Utilize proven methods for treatment to trigger points
  • Apply methods of Kinesiotaping to weak or strong muscles or swollen areas of the body
  • Identify locked areas of fascia
  • Utilize methods of releasing tight fascia

Allied modalities material will be taught throughout the Swedish, Anatomy & Physiology, Kinesiology and Clinical Structural Bodywork courses. Students will be evaluated by means of written, verbal and practical test in which 70% or higher must be reached.

AH203 — AIDS/HIV Awareness (3 hrs)
At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify potential risks to a client being treated with HIV/AIDS
  • Apply methods of safely cleaning potentially contaminated equipment
  • Identify potential hazards to the therapist treating a client with contagious communicable disease

This material is taught at the beginning of the program in the Anatomy & Physiology course. Students will be evaluated through written test in which they must score a 70% or higher on the test.

ME204 — Medical Errors Prevention (2hrs)
At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Identify unsafe and potentially dangerous situations for clients in their therapy center
  • Recognize indications and contraindications for massage techniques

Medical errors will be taught in the Anatomy & Physiology course of the program. Students will be evaluated through written test in which 70% or greater must be attained.

CP401 — Clinical Practicum (125 hrs)
The objective of this material is to give each student hands on experience in treatment routines and techniques. At the conclusion of the program the student will be able to:

  • Apply massage techniques and routines to effectively perform a full body Swedish massage
  • Demonstrate the ability to evaluate and treat specific painful disorders of the muscular system
  • Perform effective massage routines on public clients for student clinical massages
  • Apply proper draping techniques
  • Perform proper hand placement and palpatory skills
  • Demonstrate proper body mechanics during massage treatments

Clinical Practicum material will be taught throughout the Swedish, Clinical Structural Bodywork and Student Clinical portion of the program. The Swedish and Clinical Structural Bodywork classes will grade the students through practical evaluations performed by the instructor in which 70% or greater must be achieved.

The Student Clinicals will be graded on participation, client reviews and supervisor evaluation. The student must perform all 20 hours of Student Clinicals and receives a 70% or greater to pass.

Thank you again for your interest in the Professional Massage and Bodywork Training here at The Florida School of Advanced Bodywork.

We look forward to training you.
Sincerely,
Sean Ivan, LMT, Director
 and
Kyle C. Wright, LMBT, NCTMB, Founder
Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapists
Nationally Certified in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork


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