A student learning massage therapy techniques at the college of massage therapy in Blackfoot Idaho serving South East Idaho and the communities of Idaho Falls, Blackfoot and Pocatello. College of Massage Therapy contact information below.

The College of Massage Therapy located at Bingham Memorial Hospital

98 Poplar Street
Blackfoot, Idaho 83221

(p) 208-785-3823
(f) 208-782-3725
(e) gking@binghammemorial.org

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From out of town and need student housing? We have partnered with Home and Property Management 208-785-3560 to provide housing during the 10 month program.

Program Overview

Improve the quality of your life and touch the lives of others

There are people who are good at caring for others and who find satisfaction in helping to heal. They have a natural ability to make others feel relaxed, comfortable and welcome. If you have these types of character traits and want to help improve peoples’ quality of life, the Massage Therapy training program at the College of Massage Therapy located in Bingham Memorial Hospital, Blackfoot, Idaho, could be exactly what you need to start a fulfilling career.

Being a massage therapist requires empathy, good communication skills and a devotion to understanding your patients’ needs on an individual basis. Our program is built with an objective to give you the information and experience necessary for you to successfully:

  • Confer with clients about problems with stress, pain and their medical history
  • Develop and propose client treatment plans
  • Massage the muscles and soft tissues to treat pain conditions, injuries or to maintain overall wellness
  • Maintain records of treatment, response and progress
  • Instruct clients about stretching and relaxation techniques for postural improvement
  • Develop a comprehensive business plan

Career Outlook

You should know the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has forecast the employment prospects for massage therapists will grow over the next several years as more people learn how massage therapy can positively impact their health. It is expected that massage therapy jobs will increase by 20% from 2010 to 2020.*

* Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook (2012-2013)

A Massage Therapy program with hands-on training

When working toward your Certificate at the College of Massage Therapy, you’ll participate in a combination of classroom, laboratory and hospital internship experiences. Areas of study include anatomy, physiology, professionalism, massage modalities and techniques, and body mechanics.

During labs, you can expect to observe demonstrations of massage techniques by the instructor and then practice those techniques with your classmates. A major focus will be dedicated to massage therapy techniques such as:

  • Neuromuscular and trigger point therapy
  • Lymphatic facilitation massage
  • Swedish and sports massage
  • Side-lying massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Spa methods and practices
  • Chair massage
  • Reflexology
  • Asian Theory

Getting hands-on experience with techniques like these is what prepares you for an entry-level massage therapy career. Employment opportunities include working in a chiropractic office, a day spa, a medical massage therapy clinic, a sports facility, a health club, self-employment or for a corporate chair massage provider.

Class Information

The course is a 10-month or 12-month program requiring a total of 638 hours of class instruction and clinic/internship practicum.

Fall Classes Fall classes start in August and end in June. Class days for the Fall classes are on: Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8am to 4pm

Spring Classes Spring classes start in February and end in December. Class days for the Spring classes are on: Mondays and Wednesdays from 8am to 4pm

Evening Classes Evening Classes start in September and end the following October. Class days for the evening classes are on: Monday, Wednesday and Thursdays from 6pm to 9:30pm

Tuition includes all instruction, books, manuals, set of sheets, lotion, gel, student liability insurance, and 3 school shirts.

Courses of Instruction

  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Pathology
  • Swedish Massage
  • Clinical Assessment
  • Spa Modalities
  • Sports Massage & Hydrotherapy
  • Asian Theory
  • Reflexology/Energy
  • Palliative Care Massage
  • Chair Massage
  • Business/Ethics
  • Clinical Practicum
  • Hospital Internship
  • Advanced Pain Management
  • Manual Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Release

Our Admissions personnel are ready to help you learn more about educational and career opportunities as a Massage Therapist, Contact us today! (208) 785-3823

 

A proud affiliate of Bingham Memorial Hospital in Blackfoot Idaho serving Southeast Idaho and the communities of Idaho Falls, Pocatello and Blackfoot.