Spa Therapies Certification and Career Opportunities
The Atlanta School of Massage is an international leader among massage therapy schools. The 750 clock-hour program provides a holistic and integrated approach to massage therapy. Day, evening and part-time certification programs are available.
The Massage Therapy Program
The program consists of 6 courses of study and a clinical internship comprised of four clinic rotations. The exemplary course load consists of 630 clock-hours of classroom instruction that covers a variety of areas such as anatomy and physiology, body mechanics, hands-on training in multiple massage modalities, neuromuscular therapy, reflexology and much more. Our integrated approach at the Atlanta School of Massage is highlighted by the inclusion of a regional course sequence which is divided into three sections: upper extremity, lower extremity and the axial skeleton. These courses provide comprehensive knowledge for application in the ever expanding field of medical massage. In addition, the Atlanta School of Massage’s certification program proudly includes instruction in one of the fastest growing areas of massage, spa therapies. Certification in spa therapies assists the student in learning the most popular spa therapies available in the United States: Exfoliation (body polish/salt glow), Aromatherapy Wraps, and Body Masques. The spa therapies course trains the student in a comprehensive assortment of body treatment protocols while reviewing their therapeutic effectiveness, indications, and contraindications. The clinical internship affords students the opportunity to practice their newly acquired skills in a professional environment while simultaneously enjoying the guidance of experienced faculty members.
After certification at the Atlanta School of Massage, graduates are ready to be a part of a spa of the highest caliber. Being a sole practitioner is possible as well. However, there are several advantages of working in a spa environment. Practicing in a spa environment generally results in increased gratuities and the potential for health benefits. Additionally, a support staff is usually available to help with the day to day tasks such as scheduling clients and completing paperwork. This way, you are able to focus on your client’s needs. Many spas also offer continuing education opportunities so you can continue to add new techniques to your regimen. Whatever your ultimate goal, Atlanta School of Massage is the school to help you achieve it.