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The Professional Massage Therapy Program at Tennessee School of Massage (TSOM), located in beautiful Memphis, TN consists of four eight-week semesters, covering all aspects of the theory and practice of massage therapy, totaling seven hundred hours. Students attend classes four days a week, with additional time scheduled for clinical. Our day program meets Mondays from 11am – 2pm and Tues thru Thursday from 10 am – 3 pm. Evenings are scheduled Monday thru Thursday from 5:30 – 8:30pm and 10am - 4pm on Saturdays. The academic portion runs over a 9 month period. The curriculum is an integration of courses from three main areas including Allied Sciences, Massage Techniques and Personal Growth. Required courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy Techniques, Introduction to Acupressure, Therapeutic Touch, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Ambient Sound, Spa therapies, Stone massage. In addition, 200 hours of Clinical Hands-On Intern massage and bodywork are required. The recommended Intern scheduled is Mon - Thursday 3 - 5pm & Saturdays 10 - 5. In order to graduate in a timely manner the recommended Intern Schedule should be followed as closely as possible.
Tennessee School of Massage has an exclusive Internship Program in partnership with Living Health Day Spa. The internship experience prepares students to go out into the real world by providing graduates with a behind the scenes look at how a real massage business works, as well as helping the student to begin building their own book of business. This process enables the student to hopefully begin their practice immediately upon graduating, passing the MBLEx and receiving their license from the TN Board of Massage. Upon successful completion of the program, graduates receive a diploma and may apply to the Tennessee Massage Licensing Board for their state license or the respective boards of Arkansas, Mississippi or various other states. Students come to Tennessee School of Massage from every part of the United States to become licensed massage therapists in health spas, chiropractic offices, cruise ships, physical therapy clinics, hospitals, retirement communities, athletic clubs, beauty salons, or their own private practice.
The program at TSOM prepares students for the MBLEx, (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam). The massage program at TSOM also satisfies the Tennessee Board of Massage requirements and enables students to apply for a Massage Therapy License in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.
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“Tennessee School of Massage is authorized for operation as a post-secondary educational institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission. In order to view DETAILED JOB PLACEMENT and COMPLETION INFORMATION on the programs offered by Tennessee School of Massage, please visit http://www.tn.gov/thec and scroll down to Tennessee School of Massage”.