If this Massage School were an acupuncture school, I suspect we would complete about 7 months of their program (in 3 months!). It is amazing what we are learning and covering here. In just 6 weeks, we have learned basic theory around TCM, 5-Element traditional medicine, Chi Kung, Tai Chi, Kundalini Yoga, Acupressure, Shiatsu (floor and table), Chi Kung massage and now we are getting into chair Shiatsu (massage) and passive stretching Shiatsu! Soon we will start learning Swedish massage and then in about 2 weeks we will learn Reflexology. I think that is it for modalities – we will basically be doing integrated massage for the last three weeks of school.
Plus I think we will end up giving over 50 treatments to “clients” throughout our 12 weeks here and not to mention our practicing on each other (fellow students) every day. In other words, we are giving high quality treatments to clients after just 5 weeks of practicing!
Oh and don’t get me started on how much Physiology we are flying through. We cover a major section every 10 days or so – we have gone through basic Biology, many aspects of the Nervous System (CNS, PNS, ANS, etc) and now we are studying the Endocrine system and hormones. I have taken A & P one and two for nursing, plus I took several Bio-Psych (neuroscience) classes at UVa from 2007 – 2009. Even with this background, I have to review extensively for these crazy tests! Whoa!
Anyway, by the time we finish here on April 18th, we will be solid practitioners!
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