What is Clinical Massage Therapy?
An Opportunity to Reverse Excess Tensile Stress on the Human Body
Clinical massage therapy is a type of manual therapy that focuses on functional versus clinical outcomes. Through detailed evaluation and assessment, we can identify client functional deficiencies and restriction. This assessment information allows practitioners to work with their clinical massage therapy clients to create a series of complex treatment goals and therapy plans to assist clients in achieving an increased quality of life or overall recovery.
Why Attend Seattle Clinical Massage School?
Immerse Yourself in a Diverse Clinical Educational Experience
Quality Massage Therapy Training
Our clinical massage program trains students in a dynamic approach to clinical assessment, orthopedic treatments, and client education. We teach to the most current research available for orthopedic protocols and clinical manual therapy techniques.
We pride ourselves on having some of the most educated and experienced massage school faculty on the West Coast. Our faculty is comprised of a variety of healthcare practitioners such as, Chiropractors, Physical Therapists, Clinical Massage Therapists, and Acupuncturists, each offering our students different perspectives and treatment protocols during their clinical massage training.
Comprehensive & Modern Curriculum
Our curriculum is 100% science-based and up-to-date with modern clinical massage therapy methods and protocols, terminology, and client safety standards. We are continually assessing our curriculum and teaching methods to ensure that we are offering our students the most current and relevant information in the clinical or medical massage therapy profession.
Seattle Clinical Massage School offers the most current classroom and patient care devices and technology. Our students learn to use modern massage roller tables, percussion therapy devices, high-intensity myofascial therapy balls and digital client intake and treatment notes just to name a few.
Career and Placement Assistance
We Help You Get Hired! We create partnerships with local healthcare facilities and practitioners to assist our graduates with employment placement and career opportunities. These professional relationships offer our clinical massage therapy school graduates a substantial advantages compared to other employment applicants.
Seattle Clinical Massage School is recognized by a variety of professional organizations as industry leaders in clinical and medical massage therapy education. We are held in high regards by the American Massage Therapy Association, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, and Massage Therapist Education Alliance.
We fully believe that "it takes a village" and that community makes us stronger. Therefore, we have created an educational partnership with Northwest Academy for the Healing Arts, who offer massage school locations in Seattle, Tacoma, and Bellingham Washington. This partnership allows our faculty, students, and graduates to share campus resources and equipment while also allowing our graduates to take advantage of career service opportunities, as well as the ability to attend their complimentary continuing education classes offered at all Northwest Academy campuses.
About Our Clinical Massage Program
Research education is an essential part of your training as a clinical massage therapist.
“Employment for massage therapists is expected to increase 24% by 2026.”
~ U.S. Department of Labor, 2017-18 Edition