an Education with a Touch!
During lecture, students are taught all about the body and how it works with visuals and PowerPoint.
Massage therapy is a profession that is being discovered at a rapid pace in today's society by a wide range of fields. Many of the medical, rehabilitation, and fitness professions are discovering the benefits of massage therapy; thus creating opportunities for licensed massage therapists. At River Valley School of Massage, we believe that professionally skilled therapists are the key to providing a stress free, relaxing environment for the world to enjoy.
Calendar of School Closings:
Aromatherapy Spa Facial, Deep Tissue
This section focuses on the collective principles of health preservation and proper practice for infection prevention.
Spring Break - March 19-23, 2018
Memorial Day - May 28, 2018
Independence Day - July 4, 2018
Labor Day - September 3, 2018
Thanksgiving - November 22-23, 2018
Winter Break - TBA
This section breaks down the Arkansas Massage Law for practical understanding and teaches ethical business practices and professional conduct.
Students are taught a Swedish massage technique, which increases circulation and promotes relaxation while reducing stress. They perform hands-on practice on other students as well as clients.
Each student is required to successfully complete 600 hours of massage training and techniques. This includes but is not limited to:
- 225 hours Practical and Technique
- 175 hours Anatomy and Physiology
- 100 hours of Application and extended Anatomy and Physiology
- 25 hours Hydrotherapy, Electrotherapy, and Heliotherapy
- 25 hours Massage Laws and Professional Ethics
- 25 hours related subjects (including, but not limited to…)
- 25 hours Hygiene and Infection Control
What you will study.
CEU classes that are available:
All dates to be announced. Contact the school for more information or like our Facebook page.
Reflexology: Intro to the Hand, Reflexology: Intro to the Feet, Deep Tissue: Low Back and Hips, The Back Facial
Reflexology – a natural healing art by applying pressure to key areas in your hands and feet that stimulate different parts of the body.
Deep Tissue – slow deliberate firm pressure that affects deep muscles for relief of chronic problems.
Infant Massage – a fun, loving, and nurturing touch that assists in a baby’s healthy development.
Aromatherapy – the use of oils and their affects to the body.
This section teaches the therapeutic use of water, light, and small electrical current.
River Valley School of Massage