900 Hour Advanced Massage Therapy Program
Students who desire a more in-depth clinical approach to massage therapy will choose to take the 900 Hour Advanced Massage Program. Chronic pain, repetitive strain patterns, sports injuries, and various soft tissue conditions will be address. After completing the 740 Hour massage program courses, student move on to complete an additional 160 hours of clinical assessment and treatment procedures. An in-depth review of anatomy and physiology for each section of the body will be taught. Due to the structural/muscular connections of the body, some overlap will occur between courses.
Note: Licensed Massage Therapists who want to take any of the following courses individually may choose to do so for lifetime learning or continuing education credit.
Pelvis and Lower Body – 45 Hours
In depth review of anatomy of the pelvis, sacrum, hip, lumbar spine and lower extremities will be addressed. Treatment protocols will be practiced for pain conditions caused by both soft tissue and skeletal issues such as hip and low back pain, clicking/snapping hip, sciatica, IT band syndrome, knee pain, bursitis, patellofemoral syndrome, chondromalacia, achilles tendonitis, shin splints, anterior compartment syndrome, ankle sprains, morton’s neuroma, hammer toes, claw toes, and bunions. A case study will be required as per the course description below.
Pelvis and Trunk – 45 Hours
In depth review of anatomy of the muscles of the back and trunk. Spinal biomechanics of the ribs will be addressed and treatment protocols will be practiced for pain conditions caused by both soft tissue and skeletal issues such as sacroiliac pain, sciatica, low back, thoracic, and rib pain, scoliosis, kyphosis, breathing dysfunctions, runner’s stitch, hip pointer, abdominal work including psoas, iliacus, obliques, high hip, and thoracic rotations. A case study will be required as per the course description below.
Upper Body & Neck – 45 Hours
In depth review of anatomy of the cervical spine, review of thoracic spine and upper body muscles will be addressed. Treatment protocols will be practiced for whiplash, migraines, TMJ as well as thoracic outlet syndrome, frozen shoulder, sub-acromial bursitis, bicipital tendonitis, tennis elbow, golfer’s elbow, carpal tunnel, thumb pain and miscellaneous hand problems. A case study will be required as per the course description below.
Research/Case Study – 25 Hours
The key to professionalism in any field is to prove the validity of the work. Sage School of Massage & Esthetics supports scientific research, education and community service in furthering the profession of massage therapy. Case studies provide an opportunity for students to develop research, critical thinking, and communication skills and to contribute to future research and clinical practice.