Majors

Majors

In recognition of the different career goals of students, MI is the first massage college in the Midwest to offer “majors” or programs of specialization in massage therapy.  This allows each student to select areas of study most relevant to their personal interests.  In addition to the 1000 hour core curriculum students also choose one of the four major areas of study in the 12 month Nebraska licensing program.

Chiro-Massage

Chiro-Massage
Chiro-Massage

This program emphasizes Chiropractic treatment philosophy, modality-specific massage instruction and office practices that enhance the students' effectiveness with clinical application of intermediate techniques most effective with chiropractic patients.

Program Objectives

  • To increase students' skills to facilitate health and wellness of patients.
  • To provide an overview of chiropractic philosophy.
  • To provide entry-level knowledge of treatment protocols for specific dysfunction, along with knowledge of experience with intermediate remediation massage techniques highly sought after by many employers in chiropractic health care.
  • To provide an introduction to chiropractic office procedures, managing patient accounts, diagnostic equipment and patient health records.

Long Term Care Massage

Long Term Care Massage
Long Term Care Massage

Students gain insight into meaningful work with the elderly and those needing extended time in medical care. The therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career with gentle techniques that is emotionally satisfying.

Program objectives

  • To understand the physiological, psychological & sociological aspects of aging and long term illness.  
  • To perform client assessment of the elderly with attention to cautions & contraindications.
  • To learn the modification of standard massage techniques and the development of methods to suit each client’s special needs and mobility.
  • To experience practical hands-on work with older people.
  • To explore marketing to senior facilities, referral sources, and active seniors in the community at large.

Animal Massage

Animal Massage
Animal Massage

Animal Massage is not “alternative” therapy, rather it is “complementary,” and integrates readily with all forms of animal healthcare.  This program is for the person completing the NE massage licensing program and includes an additional 150 hours of animal massage instruction. This program provides basic skills of canine relaxation and remedial massage, anatomy and physiology and incorporates aspects of canine psycho-social behavior and dog handling.  Currently, NE massage therapists may not offer animal massage.  However, the MI program objectives are written to include the objectives of currently proposed NE animal massage therapy law.  This program will begin upon approval and adoption of law.

Program objectives

To successfully complete a training program that consists of:

  • At least 100 hours of instruction or course work pertaining to animals in the following areas:
  • anatomy and physiology;  pharmacology;  study of gait and movement;  massage therapy techniques;  handling skills;  restraint; and behavior
  • At least 50 hours of in-class massage therapy clinics supervised as outlined by law.

Facial Massage

Facial Massage
Facial Massage

The Facial Massage Program offers a well-rounded curriculum that blends knowledge of therapeutic massage with the knowledge of the structure and function of the human body as related to the neck, face and scalp. The program focuses on practical experience offered in a fully equipped spa setting and introduces a variety of specialized modalities not limited to soft tissue analysis, cleansing, scientific manipulations, massage products and equipment, and hydrotherapy.

Program Objectives

  • To understand laws and regulations
  • To understand health and safety
  • To understand anatomy, physiology, histology, pathology of facial soft tissue

To demonstrate...

  • Disinfection and sanitation techniques
  • The use of cleansing, lubricating methods and products
  • The use of facial massage equipment
  • Skin analysis for contraindications and referral
  • Facial massage techniques and sequences for women
  • Facial massage considerations for men