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Massage Therapy Program
Massage therapists can make people happier with just a touch of a finger. Imagine the results with all 10! Massage therapy is a growing complementary healthcare option people seek for preventative wellness and symptom treatment, not just for relaxation anymore.
- Willmar campus
- Fall start
- Afternoon/evening schedule
Skills you will learn
- Swedish Massage
- Therapeutic Techniques
- Myofascial Release
- Hot Stone Therapy
- Gau Sha
- Ear Candling
- Sports Massage
- Full- and Partial-body Massage and Chair Massage
Need a convenient college schedule, in-demand career, and passionate purpose? Look to Ridgewater’s Massage Therapy program. We’ll help you gain a solid science foundation in anatomy, physiology, and pathology. Then you’ll apply it through industry-popular massage and spa techniques in the Ridgewater Student Massage Center to become the confident professional your clients’ respect and appreciate. Learn from an experienced instructor who is also a doctor of chiropractic to gain a broad perspective helpful to you and your clients. Knowing numerous techniques, Ridgewater graduates are prepared to work in a variety of settings. What’s your dream?
Assigned school through the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB), essential for students who may use their training outside of Minnesota.
Program attributes that help students thrive
- Student-friendly, full-time program schedule: two evenings, some Saturdays for working students
- On-site, hands-on Student Massage Center open to college and community members
- Massage Center client interaction strengthens communication, service and business management skills
- 100% job placement
- Industry-experienced staff current on the latest therapies
- Volunteer hands-on opportunities to support community groups and events
- Small class sizes help build long-lasting friendships and close peer network for the future
Massage therapy is a great career fit for students who are interested in helping people, understanding the human body, and practicing holistic wellness treatments. Good people and communication skills can lead a fulfilling career in this $12 billion-plus service field. Did you know that more than 80% of industry therapists pursued massage as a second career? Perfect!
Salary and Job Outlook Massage Therapy
|Potential Careers for Graduates||Entry Level Annual Wage 2017||Median Annual Wage 2017||Projected Growth Rate 2012-2022||Projected Regional Job Openings 2012-2022|
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