The program offered at AMTB is designed to provide the knowledge and skills to become an NCBTMB licensed massage therapist. AMTB will always strive to provide the student with quality programs, current curriculum and hands on experience furnished by a qualified and dedicated faculty.
The student will be educated in the studies of Anatomy and Physiology, massage theory and history, and hands on practice in Swedish and Therapeutic massage. Additionally, the student will have the opportunity to apply these skills in a clinical setting. Besides Swedish and therapeutic massage, the student will also become familiar with other modalities such as sports massage, reflexology, pregnancy massage and medical massage. The student will also become familiar with business principles and practices, client/practitioner relationships, and medications.
Massage Theory & Practice
This course will cover the basics of massage therapy including history, benefits and effects of massage, indications and contraindications and the requirements for the practice of therapeutic massage. Professionalism, ethics, client intakes, assessment and documentation will also be covered. This class will also educate the student in the practical application of swedish massage, draping and body mechanics. This course is primarily hands on, working on classmates and instructors.
Upon completion of the 600 hour course, graduates will receive a diploma. They will have sufficient knowledge and skills to be able to take the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination to become a Pennsylvania State Licensed Massage Therapist.
Anatomy & Physiology
This course is the study of the anatomical structure and its physiological functioning. It will give the student a basic overview of the structure and function of the body’s systems with particular emphasis on the skeletal, muscular, integumentary, nervous and circulatory systems. This course exceeds the one hundred hour requirement set by the American Massage Therapy Association for Anatomy and Physiology. All students will also become certified in CPR and First Aid.