Become a Massage Therapist

Omaha Blue Waves offers the best massage education in as little as 9 months. The course offers a great foundation to begin your career in either a medically based or spa based massage therapy field. Our program offers the participant to choose the direction of their career.

This course will consist of Study and Training in Massage Therapy with not less 1,000 hours distributed over a term of not less than 9 months. Successful completion of the course allows students to set for the MBLEx.

Course Description
(1000 hours)

Anatomy and Physiology

  • Anatomy (125 hours)
    (1)  Anatomy: May include, but is not limited to, structure of the human body, study of cells, tissues, bones, muscles, organ systems, histology, embryology, kinesiology, biomechanics, etc.;
  • Physiology (125 hours)
    (2) Physiology: May include, but is not limited to, endocrinology, biochemistry, interaction of hormones to the body’s balance and metabolism, function of human body, and organ systems, kinesiology, biomechanics, etc.

Health Service Management (100 hours)
(3)  Health Service Management: May include, but is not limited to, professional ethics, legalities of massage, business practices, promotion, employment opportunities, oral presentations, telephone techniques, marketing plan, sales techniques, resumes, bookkeeping, financial management, insurance coverage, networking, interview techniques, etc.

Hydrotherapy (100 hours)
(4)  Hydrotherapy: May include, but is not limited to, history, benefits of water treatment, cryotherapy, body wraps/masks, salt glows, body scrubs, body shampoos, moisturizers, hot packs, steam cabinets, dry brushing, therapeutic water modalities, methods of cold application, heat therapy, contrast baths, skin contra-irritants, spas, etc.

Hygiene and Practical Demonstration (100 hours)
(5)  Hygiene and Practical Demonstration:
(a)  Hygiene may include, but is not limited to, physiology of digestion, weight control, herbal therapy, nutrition, food combining, supplementation, wellness, hygiene principles and practices, CPR, first aid, equipment and sanitation, infectious and contagious disease control, etc.; and
(b)  Practical Demonstration may include, but is not limited to, various massage therapy techniques and demonstration, hands-on training, student clinic hours, etc.

Massage Therapy History, Theory, Technique (100 hours)
(6) Massage: May include, but is not limited to, history of massage, benefits of massage, physiology of massage, equipment and procedures, psychology of massage, interpersonal client contact, relaxation and visualization, proper draping techniques, general guidelines for massage, principles of body massage, etc.;

Pathology (100 hours)
(7)  Pathology: May include, but is not limited to, definition of pathology and disease, pharmacology, pathology of body systems, disease entities including cause and effect, blood pressure, pulse monitoring, injury and soft tissue disfunction, etc. ;

Massage Therapy Clinical Rotation (200 hours)
(8) Clinical Rotation: May include, but is not limited to the practice of massage therapy including: reflexology, deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, sports massage, pregnancy and infant massage, physiology and psychology of exercise, acupressure therapy, therapy and protocol, stress and practices, hands-on-training;

Examination Preparation (50 hours)
(9) Examination Preparation: May include; but not limited to a review of information necessary for the successful completion of a State recognized board examination.