Plenty of Therapeutic Massage offerings at RCC

ASHEBORO (July 15, 2021)

Interested in a career as a massage therapist? Randolph Community College is offering day classes this fall in its Therapeutic Massage program which prepares students to become licensed massage therapists. The program provides comprehensive hands-on training with a focus on working in a spa or opening a business, and prepares students for taking the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Exam (MBLEx).

It starts Sept. 8 and is from 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The cost is $196.55 plus textbooks, scrubs, and supplies.

Starting next week, the College also has plenty of opportunities for massage therapists to learn new techniques, including using Himalayan salt stone and bamboo. The cost for each of these massage courses is $70.55.

“Himalayan Salt Stone Massage” guides the therapist through the preparation, setup, techniques, and clean-up of Himalayan Salt Stones. Marketing ideas will be presented along with easy add-ons, benefits, and contraindications. The course, which is ideal for someone working in or considering working in a spa setting, focuses on relaxation, but some deep tissue techniques for common conditions also will be shown. The course has been approved by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for eight CEUs (Continuing Education Units) for LMBTs (Licensed Massage & Bodywork Therapists) and is taught by a Board-Approved Continuing Education Provider. Students must have satisfactorily completed an approved Therapeutic Massage program or be an LMBT.

The course (#73144) is from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. on Saturday, July 24, in room 109 of the Continuing Education & Industrial Center (CEIC) on the Asheboro Campus.

“Bamboo Massage for All Reasons” is both a basic and advanced course rolled into one. After learning the basics about bamboo in general, students learn both relaxation and deep tissue techniques. They also learn how to incorporate both techniques to provide focused work for a client with a problem area. The course is about providing a client with the best techniques possible, while taking strain and stress off the therapist’s body. The class has been approved by the National Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork for 12 CEUs for LMBTs and is taught by a Board-Approved Continuing Education Provider. Students must have satisfactorily completed an approved Therapeutic Massage program or be an LMBT.

The course (#73145) is Saturdays, Aug. 21 and 28, from 8 a.m.-2:30 p.m. in room 109 of the CEIC. The class also will be offered in December (#77450) on Saturday, Dec. 18, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 109 of the CEIC.

Headaches are one of the most common conditions a massage therapist sees on a regular basis. “Headaches, Types, & Treatment” addresses the various types of headaches and the tools, techniques, and protocols found to be most successful for the various types. The class also points out when a therapist needs to refer the client out to their medical doctor, and the virous types of treatments that can be offered there. Students will be made aware of research supporting the use of massage therapy for headaches.

The course (#77452) is Saturday, Sept. 18, from 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. in room 109 of the CEIC.

“Radiant Glow Facial Massage” provides the therapist with an extra offering while massaging their clients. It will instruct the student in the use of products, hot towels, and hot/cold stones when doing facial massage on a client. The student also will learn how to enhance this service with the application of hot towels and oils to the feet, and will be given information how best to market these services.

The course (#77453) is Saturday, Nov. 20, from 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in room 109 of the CEIC.

For information or to register for any of these courses, call 336-633-0268.