The Professional Massage Therapy Program at Tennessee School of Massage (TSOM), located in beautiful Memphis, TN, consists of four eight-week semesters, covering all aspects of the theory and practice of massage therapy, totaling seven hundred hours. Full time students attend classes four days a week. Our program runs over a 9 month period. The curriculum is an integration of courses from three areas including Allied Sciences, Massage Techniques and Personal Growth. Required courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy Techniques, Introduction to Acupressure, Therapeutic Touch, Reflexology, Ambient Sound using gongs and singing bowls, Aromatherapy, Therapeutic Touch, Cupping and more plus an extensive hands-on Clinical Practice.
Tennessee School of Massage has an externship program in partnership with Living Health Day Spa. The externship experience prepares students to go out into the real world, by providing graduates with a behind the scenes look at how a successful massage/spa business works. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a diploma and may apply to the Tennessee Massage Licensing Board for their state license or the respective boards of Arkansas, Mississippi or various other states. Students come to Tennessee School of Massage from every part of the United States to become licensed massage therapists in health spas, chiropractic offices, cruise ships, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, retirement communities, athletic clubs, beauty salons, or their own private practice.
The program at TSOM prepares students for the MBLEx, (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam). The massage program at TSOM also satisfies the Tennessee Massage Licensure Board and enables students to apply for a Massage Therapy License in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
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