For more information contact:
Department Chair: Jeanette McWilliams, BA., RMT.
The Massage Therapy Program is an AMTA School Member and a NCBTMB Approved School.
PCC will be offering massage therapy classes beginning each fall.
The PCC Massage Therapy program provides a thorough education in the proper application of basic massage techniques as well as an introduction to advanced and specialized therapeutic modalities. Students are given the opportunity to hone their skill and progressively develop endurance during in-class massage exchanges and at numerous off-campus massage events as a part of the PCC Massage Therapy Team. Our educational methods are not traditional classroom presentations, rather, we engage students by teaching to all learning styles: visual, kinesthetic, auditory and tactile. Students also receive instruction on how to set up their own business in the community. Aromatherapy, Reflexology and Acupressure are taught by skilled and experienced practitioners so students obtain the foundation needed to skillfully apply these techniques. Through this program the student completes over 800 hours of education in massage and bodywork which is required for registration as a massage therapist in the State of Colorado and to take the National Certification Exam.
Employment growth for massage therapists is expected to be faster than average for all occupations with very good job prospects particularly for individuals seeking part-time work*. According to Occupational Employment Statistics, the median annual wage for massage therapists in May 2007 was $40,330. There is considerable variation in the earnings potential for massage therapists because this occupation includes a large percentage of part-time and self –employed workers. In addition, massage therapists can work in a multitude of settings, for example:
- Private practice, Studios with Alternative Healthcare practitioners
- Hospitals, Nursing Homes, Hospice Care
- Salons, Day Spa, Resort Spa (Cruise ship), Hotels
- Medical Spa, Medical/Chiropractic office/clinic, Physical Therapy facility
- Fitness/Recreational/Sports Center
- Airports, Shopping Malls
- “Out Call “ – providing massage at clients’ office or home.
- On-Site Chair Massage
Massage Therapy Forms & Documents:
* 2008-2009 Occupational Outlook Handbook (2008-09 OOH)