Your Path to Becoming a Highly Educated &
Experienced Expert & Specialist in a Clinical /
Medical Massage Therapy School Curriculum …
The FLSAB 500 HOUR,
Clinical / Medical Massage
Therapy School Curriculum
Our Professional Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy Curriculum follows the teachings of Kyle C. Wright as published in his 380 page textbook Structural Balancing: A Clinical Approach as well as several other well known authors who are elite in their field of expertise. Currently we offer full-time day and evening classes.
Our student profile ranges from currently employed professionals to the recently graduated high school student. We welcome college graduates, retired professionals and stay at home parents needing a change.
Standard Class Structure
Each class will cover the required material for one of the 4 program divisions. The class will be five hours and will consist of several different teaching styles including lecture, demonstration, digital props, creative expression, student/instructor interaction and hands on technique trades between students.
The student clinic is essential in providing on-the-job training. During the second half of the program, confident student therapists will take part in supervised clinic sessions designed to teach invaluable lessons on how to run a business. Open to the public, the clinic will serve as a means to introduce the up and coming therapists and provide real life applications to the techniques learned by the student.
The Student Clinic gives you the “In-the-Trenches” Experience necessary to apply FLSAB’s Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy Curriculum to your future career.
Our Efficiently & Effectively Structured, Professional, Clinical / Medical Massage Therapy School Curriculum
The following information gives a brief description of the curriculum within the Clinical Massage and Advanced Bodywork program. Each day is dedicated to one of the four program divisions and will often address a number of subjects in an effort to satisfy specific state requirements while ensuring that the integrity of the information stays superior.
Anatomy and Physiology
The objective of Anatomy and Physiology is to enable the student to most effectively design massage therapy techniques through an understanding of the human body. This course includes Anatomy and Physiology I and II, presented on separate days.
1. Anatomy and Physiology I
Body Systems and Pathology
Participation in this class will introduce the student to the body’s major systems. A great deal of attention will be placed on the structure (anatomy) and functionality (physiology) of the human body. Attention is also given to common pathology of each system and its impact on appropriate massage protocol, as well as contraindications to massage. Discussions on how each system functions individually, with special emphasis on its relevance to the practice of massage therapy will be integrated into the lecture.
2. Anatomy and Physiology II
The objective of this course is to provide the student with an academic and tactile knowledge of the body planes, bony landmarks, and the muscular and skeletal systems. Through PowerPoint presentation, engaging lectures, supervised palpatory trades and demonstrations, class participants will become enthralled with an extensive study of movement.
3. Swedish Massage and Allied Modalities
The objective of this course is to familiarize the student with the basis from which most forms of massage derive from. The student will learn how massage is important and effective through engaging discussions of the history and theory of massage and by experiencing the beneficial value through hands-on table work. Each student will learn the classical 1 hour massage routine commonly used in spas and resorts and how to effectively employ all of the fundamental strokes. Further instruction will lead the student into a more creative and intuitive massage that represents their individuality. This class will cover Western modalities, introducing students to several massage techniques beyond Swedish massage. Additional topics covered are Hydrotherapy, Special Populations, Ethics, NC State laws and rules and Business Practices of the Professional Massage and Bodywork Therapist.
4. Clinical Massage and Structural Bodywork
The objective of this course is to introduce the clinical aspect of massage therapy and bodywork as it pertains to this program. The subject matter of Clinical Massage and Structural Bodywork focuses on postural imbalances and faulty body mechanics that introduce or perpetuate conditions within the body as well as pain management and reconditioning for sustained injuries. This course will provide each student with the ability to identify and treat postural distortions and muscular imbalances that often result in faulty and restricted movement patterns that can eventually lead to debilitating pain cycles. The eager student will flourish with knowledge gained under the guidance of carefully chosen instructors that were selected for their excellence in presenting the subject matter in a dynamic and informative manner. The skills learned within this class are invaluable as the demand for pain intervention becomes a more prevalent necessity in today’s society.
Daily Class Schedule
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.
Our professionally published book, Structural Balancing: Clinical Approach, published by McGraw-Hill Publishing, is the primary textbook used for Wednesday and Thursday classes.
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.
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.
Kyle 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.
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