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Our Spa Professional Program will examine three different practices in
the spa industry. A spa professional works for the betterment of a
person's health. Most of these treatments are natural and holistic and
have been up-and-coming in their popularity in more recent years.
Length: 510.00 Hours (Online)
*We offer open enrollment in which students can sign up at any time. Students can proceed as fast or slow as they want, but must complete the program in a maximum of 12 months. If you need more time, extensions are available for a small fee. *
This is a three course track:
Working with feet to help the body achieve health and wellness has been practiced around the globe since ancient times. The professional reflexologist applies specific techniques in a particular way to areas (reflexes) on the feet, hands, and ears to produce a specific outcome. Professional reflexology is an accepted therapy throughout the world. Reflexology is a comprehensive discipline of healing. It is a total therapy in that working the reflexes on the feet, ears, or hands affects the whole person - physically, emotionally, mentally, and spiritually.
Hydrotherapy is now used in modern healing spas, medical spas, and wellness centers to help clients improve their daily wellness, fitness and appearance. Hydrotherapy is also used in the prevention of major medical problems plus the healing and rehabilitation of injuries. This course guides the student through the history, scientific foundations, and practical applications of spa bodywork, and includes sections on what you should expect to encounter when working in a spa setting. Hydrotherapy, exfoliations, pelotherapy, and thalassotherapy are each covered. Each hydrotherapy protocol featured includes: Rationale, Indications, Contraindications, Equipment and Supplies, Preparation, Procedure, After the Treatment and Hygiene.
Therapeutic Massage is a vital course for the massage industry including the essential knowledge and skills needed to become a successful, professional massage therapist. It includes the basics of anatomy and physiology. Essential topics to the industry such as ethics, hygiene, communication skills, and body mechanics are covered. Full-color illustrations and photographs clearly illustrate techniques and procedures. Classical massage is expanded with clinical techniques including neuromuscular and myofascial techniques, and lymph massage, combined to better serve the client by following therapeutic procedures. Numerous career tracts are explored including massage in a spa environment and athletic massage. This course includes information on massage for special populations including pre-natal, infant, elder, critically ill, people with cancer, and hospice. The final section covers business practices for finding employment or for successful self-employment.
DISCLAIMER: Every state has different requirements for Massage Therapist licensure. This course doesn’t give you any hands on experience. Please check with your state to find out the requirements for becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.
In partnership with World Education Inc.
Funding for Courses:
Sallie Mae Career Training LoanSM
The Career Training LoanSM has been designed specifically to help you finance your education or training and offers hundreds of dollars in savings over other financing options. It can be used for distance learning or other continuing education programs to cover the total cost of education and related expenses, and loan applications can often be completed within minutes. www.salliemae.com/tamiucontedu
No refunds to Sallie Mae Loans after the start of class.