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Our Massage School: Teaching More Than Just The Basics

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Renaissance College: Our massage school teaches more than just the basics

Renaissance College – Our Massage School teaches more than just the basics. We offers a 900 hour, accredited through ABHES, program that provides you with the foundation to create a successful and rewarding career as a massage therapist.

Five Quarter Enrollment Dates enable you to have the flexibility to start the program at frequent intervals and you can attend full time or part-time.…

Getting Started

The Basics of Getting Started As a Massage Therapist

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Want to become a massage therapist but don’t know where to start? Let’s go over the basics of getting started.

Getting started: You will need to spend at an average, an entire year at a massage school before becoming a massage therapist. In addition to the learning theory, you will also have to complete a practical hands-on internship for a set number of hours.

However, once you are done with massage school, it will be time to step into the industry.


To Give, or Not To Give

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As the holidays approach, questions about what to give or receiving gifts from clients are more likely to come up. Two recent letters stimulated some points to ponder.

One of my long-term clients often gives me gifts. Usually, they’re inexpensive–flowers from her yard, a book she thinks I’d like. However, recently she gave me costly tickets to a concert she knew I was interested in.

I felt uneasy about accepting them, but I didn’t want to hurt her feelings.

Massage Therapy Visit

What Can I Expect in a First Massage Therapy Visit?

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What you should know before your first massage therapy visit

Most people receive massages in a place that is designated for massage. The environments vary, but the most common is a commercial setting, such as a spa, wellness center, or massage clinic. However, massage is becoming increasing common in other settings such as hospitals and rehabilitation clinics. On site chair massage is also offered in environments such as malls or airports, sporting events, or private parties.

The Benefits of a Massage

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Why should you invest your time in a massage? Not only are massages good for your muscles, but it also helps the rest of your body and your mind. Getting a massage relieves tensions, helps you relax, and helps boost your immune system by increasing white blood cell counts. A massage relaxes a person by raising the level of serotonin, which relieves anxiety and stress and also increases the level of endorphins.…

Important Article for Students and Graduates

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Dear Students and Graduates
This article was so good we wanted to make sure you had an opportunity to read about what is happening and the bright future of your career.  Please enjoy!

The Future Massage Therapist

by Jennifer Whalen

Massage therapy students and new practitioners are entering a new industry landscape. Nowadays, the public is more informed about the benefits of massage and massage therapists are expected to stay up to date with the latest news and research within the field.

Chair Massages

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Have you ever sat in your chair at work and wished there was someone there to just give you a massage…well stop wishing, Renaissance College Massage Program can do that! Chair massages are a great idea for bachelorette parties, pampering parties, teacher appreciation parties, a treat to employees, or other events you would like to include a massage at. Contact us today to schedule a chair massage event! cranial head shot

September Blogs to feature articles about children

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Blog Post 9/1/2013   With School back in session after this weekend, we will be focusing our blogs on Children.  This article comes straight from ABMP and is used with permission.  Please enjoy!

 the ClassroomSmiling boy lying on the massage table
Bullying, aggression diminish with student-to-student interaction
By Rebecca Jones
Originally published in Body Sense magazine, Autumn 2011. Copyright 2011. Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals. All rights reserved.

In the quiet of a school-day afternoon, Johnny gives his classmate a “bear walk,” with a “cat grip” thrown in for good measure.


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cranial head shotTHE DANCE OF MASSAGE blog post June 7, 2013   Adapted from article “Routines Done Right” (written by Ann Williams) in ABMP Magazine Massage & Bodywork

“Great massage routines are like a beautiful dance.  The famous ballet choreographer George Balanchine often choreographed dance sequences in groups of three.  He felt that the first time an anudience saw a dance sequence, it captured their attention but they did not have time to really see the movement. …