Massage Therapy Training


 
The School of Body Therapies is a
Pennsylvania State Licensed School,
licensed to convey a 600-hour diploma in Therapeutic
Massage and Bodywork. We are proud to offer this diploma
for aproximately $8500 ( based on selected classes) excluding texts.

This is only a partial list of classes. Look to the calendar for monthly listings.
Classes are filled as
registrations are received.

WE RESPECTFULLY REQUEST A $25 NON-REFUNDABLE DEPOSIT TO REGISTER FOR CLASSES.

Deposits can be sent to:  

SBT Administrative Office, 760 Woodbourne Rd., Langhorne, PA 19047

Note:  Text prices may change.


 

Advanced Myofascial Release Hypnotherapy Repetitive Use Injuries
Anatomy & Physiology Review Manual Lymph Drainage Seated Massage
Aromatherapy & Massage Massage for Cancer Patients Shiatsu - Introduction
Bach Flower Essences Massage Therapy - Chiropractic Interface Shiatsu
Carpal Tunnel Maternity Massage Spinal Touch
Chronic Pain Syndrome Nuad Bo-Rarn - Introduction Sports Massage
Compassionate Touch Nuad Bo-Rarn Tax Considerations for the Massage Therapist
CPR & Basic First Aid Palpation and Assessment Tax Strategies for the Massage Therapist
Deep Muscle Therapeutic Massage Pathology Beyond the Basics Techniques for the Totally Tense
Dermatological Cautions Pediatric Massage Therapeutic Properties of Color
Enhancing Education with Massage PNF Stretching Therapeutic Touch
Ethics & The Therapist Practice Management Therapy for the Therapist
Exam Preparation  Raindrop Therapy TMJ Massage
Reflexology Trigger Point Technique
Fortunate Face Reiki - Level I
Healing Acupressure Reiki - Level II Warm River Stone Therapy
HBV, HIV, AIDS Awareness Reiki - Level III Zero Balancing - Part 1 & 2
  
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   Course Detail  

 

ADVANCED MYOFASCIAL RELEASE 

15 Hours

Perform techniques to mobilize the body's connective tissue, relieving pain and increasing muscular function and flexibility by unwinding the fascia that makes up the bands of the Myofascial System.  Learn how fascia forms in the embryo and how it evolves with age to accurately assess a client's needs.

Also counts for Continuing Education

ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY REVIEW 

30 Hours

The structure and function of each system of the body and their interaction with each other.  Emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems.  Excellent preparation for taking exams.

AROMATHERAPY & MASSAGE 

8 Hours

Presents the history of Aromatherapy & modern therapeutic use of frequently used essential oils, their antibacterial & antibiotic properties & how they enter the body.

Also counts for Continuing Education

BACH FLOWER ESSENCES 

12 Hours

Learn to work with the 38 Bach Flower Essences plus Rescue Remedy, the five-flower essence used by millions homeopathically.  Understand the dilutions, reaction times, subtle effects & how to conduct a consultation. You will be able to create an essence you design for yourself & experience the balancing effects.

Also counts for Continuing Education

CARPAL TUNNEL

8 Hours

Learn the anatomy & physiology of this problem & specific techniques to provide relief both pre- & post-surgically.  Presents information on how  to prevent Carpal Tunnel Syndrome altogether & avoid surgery.  Outlines recommendations to do repetitive tasks comfortably & ergonomically correct.

Also counts for Continuing Education

CHRONIC PAIN SYNDROME

15 Hours

Health-diminishing conditions such as Fibromyalgia, Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy and Lupus respond well to therapeutic massage.  Learn the physiology, mental and emotional aspects of chronic pain syndromes and specific techniques to give clients relief.

Also counts for Continuing Education

COMPASSIONATE TOUCH

30 Hours

"Forget unconditional love!  Therapists must work with unconditional respect."  Learn to communicate and work respectfully with the ill, aging, and/or dying clients, emphasizing work on their physical condition regardless of their mental state.  This class includes a residency at a long-term care facility. 

Also counts for Continuing Education

CPR & BASIC FIRST AID

8 Hours

Presented by a Certified American Heart Association instructor.  Presents four modules of scientifically based first aid: 1] General Principles 2] Medical emergencies such as seizures & chest pain 3] Injuries 4] Environmental emergencies such as bites, stings & exposure. The general public is invited.

DEEP MUSCLE THERAPEUTIC MASSAGE

250 Hours

Concentration on massage technique, anatomy & physiology, contraindications, acupressure & reflexology techniques, understanding common injuries & their treatment & client-therapist communications skills.

 DERMATOLOGICAL CAUTIONS FOR THE MASSAGE THERAPIST

8 Hours

Identification & evaluation of common skin conditions & diseases plus superficial indications of internal disease.  What to touch, what to avoid, what you can catch & what you can’t.

Also counts for Continuing Education

ENHANCING EDUCATION WITH MASSAGE  

8 Hours

Learn to effectively work with students to enhance the educational process in public, private, non-traditional or special needs schools, utilizing seated massage.  Benefits to the student and the staff.

Also counts for Continuing Education

ETHICS & THE THERAPIST

6 Hours

Explores the scope of the ethical decision-making process & many basic issues such as cultural diversity, confidentiality & professional boundaries.  Individual cases can be discussed.

Also counts for Continuing Education

EXAM PREPARATION  

40 Hours

Structured practice for taking & passing standardized massage & bodywork exams. Test review includes massage technique, assessment & application, anatomy & physiology, pathology, professional standards, ethics & business practices.

 

EXCELERATED ENERGY TECHNIQUES  

8 Hours

Advanced vibration techniques for the energy practitioner.  Learn techniques to identify and remove energy blockages by identifying the best modality to accomplish this.  An excellent non-invasive technique to enable clients to heal themselves and move forward with their goals.

    

FORTUNATE FACE  

15 Hours

Massage to the head, face, ears, neck and pectoral area, then acupressure points to tighten and firm the facial muscles, warm compresses to hydrate the skin, and treatments of the face & neck to smooth the skin, increase circulation and make any fine lines disappear.  Learn this relaxing, therapeutic, mini face lift that can be used in a spa or wellness setting.

Also counts for Continuing Education

HEALING ACUPRESSURE   

15 Hours

Covers specific acupressure points that treat common physical problems and conditions non-invasively.  This modality is easy to incorporate into your practice or to use on youself.  A brief background of Oriental Medicine and energy meridians is given.

Also counts for Continuing Education

HBV, HIV, AIDS AWARENESS

8 Hours

Educates health care providers about the physiologic indications, referral recommendations, pharmacology and the transmission risks of these diseases. Outlines the pathology of Hepatitis B virus, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome. Supplies practical precautions to protect you from infection and perspectives to eliminate fear and alarm while working wiht those who are infected.

Also counts for Continuing Education

HYPNOTHERAPY

100 Hours

Covers the history of Hypnotherapy & explores in depth how the subconscious mind works. Teaches hypnotherapy & behavior modification techniques to assist clients with phobias, & to work on pain relief, age regression, weight control, stress reduction & goal achievement. Completion provides eligibility for membership with the PA Society of Hypnosis & the Hypnotherapist Union, Local 478.

     

MANUAL LYMPHATIC DRAINAGE

15 Hours

Physiology of the lymphatic & immune systems, treatment of primary & secondary Lymphedema with techniques for reducing the size and/or pressure of a limb. Offers prevention, home-care & self-help information to share with clients.

Also counts for Continuing Education

MASSAGE FOR CANCER PATIENTS

8 Hours

Outlines common types of cancer, their symptoms, etiology, traditional medical treatments plus indications and contraindications of massage.  Gives information on drug therapies, administration sites and the physical effects for most.  Discusses alternative treatments not approved by the AMA and complications they can present.  Excellent information for all.

Also counts for Continuing Education

MASSAGE THERAPY - CHIROPRACTIC INTERFACE

8 Hours

Learn about muscular and skeletal anatomy of the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, the treatment options available by chiropractors and massage therapists and the synergistic effect obtained when several treatment modalities are incorporated in a treatment plan.

Also counts for Continuing Education

MATERNITY MASSAGE 

20 Hours

Learn the physiology of the pregnant body & the birthing process.  Outlines the benefits & contraindications of massage for those expecting.  Offers information on labor preparation, the stages of labor & the physical & emotional changes experienced after delivery.  Presents a variety of modalities proven to relieve common complaints & discomforts experienced during pregnancy & labor. Techniques to speed healing & the restoration of abdominal musculature post-partum.

Also counts for Continuing Education

NUAD BO-RARN - THAI MASSAGE INTRODUCTION 

4 Hours

Experience the Traditional Massage of Thailand that works on the meridians of the body & takes the body into Yoga-like positions that can’t be accomplished without assistance.  This is a complete therapy still practiced by Buddhist monks today.

Also counts for Continuing Education

NUAD BO-RARN- THAI MASSAGE 

100 Hours

Performed on a mat, with the client fully clothed, this ancient technique works on the energy meridians of the body then assists the client into Yoga-like stretches that cannot be accomplished alone.  This art form is relaxing, yet energizing & profoundly increases flexibility & vitality.

PALPATION AND ASSESSMENT

20 Hours

Learn to accurately read the signs & signals of discomfort. Techniques to locate abnormal tissue & its movement patterns. Learn skills to find the source of pain & provide relief. Recognition of the constant switch between assessment, tissue activity & achieving a therapeutic response.

Also counts for Continuing Education

PATHOLOGY BEYOND THE BASICS 

15 Hours

An exploration of human disease processes & conditions, including their signs, symptoms, & etiology.  Review of the indications & contraindications of massage for the most common conditions.  Excellent preparation for taking standardized exams.

Also counts for Continuing Education

PEDIATRIC MASSAGE 

15 Hours

Massage techniques for infants to age 16. Lots of hands-on practice with dolls as well as real kids.  This class presents the various problems in different age groups, what is stressful to them and how to treat these people effectively.  Also outlines massage benefits for special needs children.

Also counts for Continuing Education

PNF STRETCHING

8 Hours

Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitated Stretching, is a non-invasive technique that enables the therapist to increase a client’s muscular mobility, strength & the movement of their connective tissue.

Also counts for Continuing Education

PRACTICE MANAGEMENT

8 Hours

Suggestions for establishing and maintaining a profitable, safe and prosperous massage practice. Tips on every facet of being an employee, self employed, or both at the same time.

Also counts for Continuing Education

RAINDROP THERAPY 

8 Hours

Learn this powerful treatment combining massage & essential oils bringing the entire body into structural & energetic alignment.  Basil, Birch, Thyme, Peppermint & Oregano are some of the essential oils used to invigorate the client & help to ward off bacteria & viruses.

Also counts for Continuing Education

REFLEXOLOGY  

15 Hours

Learn to relax the body while promoting healing with this ancient technique. Treat areas of the body that cannot be worked on directly.

Also counts for Continuing Education

REIKI - LEVEL I  

10 Hours

Presents the Usui system, an ancient art of energy healing. Prepares you to do hands-on work immediately.

Also counts for Continuing Education

REIKI - LEVEL II  

12 Hours

Reviews Reiki I (prerequisite) increases power of hands-on healing & teaches a method of sending energy over distances.

Also counts for Continuing Education

REIKI MASTER - LEVEL III 

20 Hours

Reviews Levels I & II, which are prerequisites, & increases the power of this ancient energy healing art.  Examines methods of analyzing learning styles to prepare you to teach Reiki to individuals & organizations.

Also counts for Continuing Education

REPETITIVE USE INJURIES 

8 Hours

Explores the physiology of these injuries outlining the damage to each soft tissue group.  Discusses common injuries encountered & details modalities available for healing & which produce the best results.

Also counts for Continuing Education

SEATED MASSAGE 

15 Hours

Massage performed with the client fully clothed in a seated position.  A “portable modality” effective in business locations or public environments such as sporting events.

Also counts for Continuing Education

SHIATSU - INTRODUCTION

12 Hours

Bring your curiosity & questions & experience a little of this ancient work that is relaxing, yet therapeutic.

Also counts for Continuing Education

SHIATSU

50 Hours

The physiology, location of & access to the 12 body meridians in this ancient art of thumb pressure.  Also, working on the student’s meridians to allow effective treatment of others.

Prerequisite: Shiatsu - Introduction

Also counts for Continuing Education

SPORTS MASSAGE  

20 Hours

Techniques proven to maximize athletic performance & shorten the recovery time after an event.  The most popular sports are discussed, the most common injuries these events can cause & how to treat them.

Also counts for Continuing Education

TAX CONSIDERATIONS FOR the Massage Therapist

8 Hours

Learn about current changes in tax law that apply to last year's earnings and tax filing.  Teaches you how to do year-end accounting with little or no stress.  You will also receive many helpful tips for filing tax reaturns. Open to the public.
Also count s for continuing education.

TAX STRATEGIES FOR THE MASSAGE PROFESSION  

8 Hours

Learn the tax benefits and risks of a massage practice. Helpful information to assist therapists in making sound financial decisions when starting their career as a massage therapist or in making major changes to an existing practice. Topics will include tax requirements for various ownership and/or employment situations, tracking expenses and depreciation of real estate and equipment to name a few.

TECHNIQUES FOR THE TOTALLY TENSE  

8 Hours

Vocabulary and communication skills, guided imagery & relaxation techniques that therapists, practitioners & health care providers can incorporate into any modality.

Also counts for Continuing Education

THERAPEUTIC TOUCH  

8 Hours

Learn the technique developed by a nurse & used in hospitals & health care facilities worldwide to promote heath, reduce pain & establish balance & harmony in clients & patients.

Also counts for Continuing Education

THERAPY FOR THE THERAPIST  

8 Hours

Practical advice for Massage Therapists to avoid discomfort and prevent injury in this line of work.  Stretching, massage, ergonomics, body mechanics and proper use of equipment are reviewed.  A variety of two to three minute "self-treatment breaks" are practiced that allow therapists to work without stress while improving the quality of their work on the clients.

Also counts for Continuing Education

TMJ MASSAGE 

8 Hours

Learn the anatomy of the temporomandibular joint and the causes of muscular disfunction.  You will practice methods of reducing tension, eliminating trigger points as well as bruxation wiht post isometric techniques and will be given a kit for sterile techniques inside the mouth.

Also counts for Continuing Education

TRIGGER POINT TECHNIQUE 

8 Hours

Learn what Trigger Points are and their neuromuscular origin.  Study the direct and indirect causes of Trigger Points and hw to recognize them in clients.  A basic knowledge of muscular anatomy is needed for accurate evaluation and treatment.

Also counts for Continuing Education

WARM STONE THERAPY

15 Hours

A relaxing, yet therapeutic massage using smooth, heated river stones and high quality massage oil.  The most relaxing and frequently requested therapy available in therapeutic and spa environments.

Also counts for Continuing Education

ZERO BALANCING

25 Hours

Developed by Fritz Smith, MD with the Upledger Institute.  Perform bodywork integrating physical structure with body energy.  Understand energy as a palpable entity at the bone level.  Observe working signs in the client & have the tools & vocabulary to communicate balance, alignment & movement.  Parts 1 & 2 of this training are incorparated in this class.

Also counts for Continuing Education