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Massage Therapy

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage Therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissues of the human body by a person who is licensed for compensation. A hands on training, students learn the holistic approach of therapeutic massage and bodywork. Through this program, students are transformed personally and professionally in their body, mind and spirit.

This certificate approved program prepares the student for licensing and employment as a massage therapist. With a high state board examination pass rate, students acquire gainful employment in a variety of settings.

Are you thinking about a career in the health field that is holistic and one of the Complimentary Alternative Modalities? Join us in a brief session to learn about this exciting career. Take a tour of our state of the art facility and meet the instructors.

Select a time and come to the Boca Raton campus, in the northwest corner of the Boca Tech building, room BT135, Massage Reception.

Appointment confirmation contact: 561-862-4722  |   PBSC Boca Raton Map

November 6, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Monday Boca Tech/BT 135
November 14, 2017 5:30 - 7:00pm Tuesday Boca Tech/BT 135
December 4, 2017 12:00 - 1:30pm Monday Boca Tech/BT 135
January 9, 2018 5:30 - 7:00pm Tuesday Boca Tech/BT 135
January 26, 2018 12:00 - 1:30pm Friday Boca Tech/BT 135
February 5, 2018 12:00 - 1:30pm Monday Boca Tech/BT 135
February 19, 2018 5:30 - 7:00pm Monday Boca Tech/BT 135
March 1, 2018 12:00 - 1:30pm Thursday Boca Tech/BT 135
 March 19, 2018 12:00 - 1:30pm Monday  Boca Tech/BT 135

Every year the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards informs the massage therapy schools of how well our students perform on the examination. As reported by the FSMTB, Palm Beach State College Massage Therapy graduates continues to hold a high pass rate between  86%-100% as compared to the average Florida state massage school pass rate of 63% and the national average massage school pass rate of 70%.

These statistics are due to the design of our curriculum, our excellent qualified instructors and our high academic standards.

Upon completion of all the Massage Therapy Program requirements, students are guided in the completion of the applications for the state examination and licensing forms.

Completing students are then invited to wear caps and gowns and partake in the Palm Beach State College graduation commencement ceremonies in the month of December. Families and guests are welcome to attend.

Employers are pleased with our 'state of the art ' facility and thorough training program. We receive calls year round inquiring to hire our licensed graduates. Licensed graduates are working in Massage establishments, day spas, large resort spas, chiropractic offices, hospitals, cruise ships, their own out call businesses and their own wellness centers. You may contact the Palm Beach State Career Center at www.palmbeachstate.edu/Career to post or gain employment. Or you may contact Sheryl (Shayna) Platt, Massage Therapy Program Director via email: platts@palmbeachstate.edu or call 561-862-4720.

Palm Beach State College has its own Small Business Development Center whereby certified business analysts are available to offer education, support and encouragement to students who choose to create their own business.   Email Vin Nolan at: nolanv@palmbeachstate.edu

Open to the Public

Clients are asked to pay minimum fees which contributes to student education.
For Clinic hours and to schedule an appointment, call 561-862-4722

Menu of services:

Swedish Massage  $18
A 50-minute, full body relaxation massage. Student therapists will incorporate varied basic Swedish massage techniques in a rhythmical sequence that will cover all major muscle groups of the body, providing a fully relaxing session.

Stone Massage  $27
A 50-minute, full body deep relaxation massage with smooth hot river rocks. The combination of Swedish massage techniques and hot river rocks allows for deeper tissue penetration and deeper relaxation.

Vichy Exfoliation  $25
Aromatherapy sea salt applied to the skin in a vigorous fashion to encourage increased blood flow and skin exfoliation, followed by a warm rain shower rinse and a soothing application of moisturizing skin lotion. Aroma oil added to the salt rub is optional.

Chair Massage  $13
A 30-minute clothed massage performed in a specially designed massage chair with specific attention paid to muscles of the head, neck, and shoulders, upper and lower back, arms, hands and wrists.

Reflexology (feet &/or hands)   $18
Reflexology is organized around a system of points on the feet and hands that are thought to correspond to the major joints, organs and systems of the body. This 50 minute treatment of the hands and feet can reduce stress, improve overall circulation and boost energy. Mini hot river stones may be added for a deeper state of relaxation.

Combination Reflexology - Add on Paraffin or Foot Bath   $5
Feel the added relaxing effects of a warm paraffin bath (a mixture of wax and essential oil) dip to the hands and feet. Your skin will feel smooth, soft and supple. Or soak your feet in a warm, soothing foot bath with essential oil added.

Bathing suits are required for Swedish, Stone, Vichy treatments. Shoes must be worn from locker rooms to treatment room.

Business Partnership Council

This council is designed to support program development keeping consistent and current with the needs of our industry in the southeast Florida community. Council members are employers, doctors, licensed massage therapists and establishment owners who know the needs of the massage and bodywork industry. For information on becoming a member of our Massage Therapy Business Partnership Council, call program director Sheryl (Shayna) Platt 561-862-4720 or email: platts@palmbeachstate.edu

 

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