Houston Massage School

The Avalon School of Massage in Houston, Texas puts earning power in the hands of students as they enjoy an optimal, enjoyable learning experience.

Curriculum       To Enroll or Schedule an Intern Massage   Call 713-333-5250

photoMassage.jpgOur curriculum consists of 500 hours. Classes are offered both morning and night for your convenience and are  approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services and meets all registration requirements for becoming a licensed massage therapist.

 

Basic Program 500hr

 

Swedish Massage (125 hours)

Teaches the proper techniques for giving a nurturing, full-body massage; describes the practical benefits of this natural form of therapy, known to promote relaxation, improve circulation, relieve muscle pain and create a feeling of well-being.

Human Anatomy Physiology (75 hours)

Concentrates on the structure and function of the human body and how the body is organized at different levels. Special emphasis is given to the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems.

Hydrotherapy (20 hours)

Explains how water, applied in its various forms to the body, promotes healing and good health and how heat and cold temperatures affect the body.

Health and Hygiene (20 hours)

Examines the role of health and hygiene in Massage Therapy, including infectious disease, nutrition, stress management, mental health and anger management.

Business Practices and Ethics (45 hours)

Contains Texas Law andFocuses on business procedures, such as bookkeeping, insurance and laws regulating Massage Therapy; marketing/advertising strategies; ethics, professionalism and client relations.

Pathology (40 hours)

A comprehensive look at diseases, indications, contraindications, sanitary practices and psychological and emotional states

Thai Massage (30 hours)

Originating in the northern Monasteries of Thailand, Thai Massage uses massage and stretching to help realign the  body structurally

Theory of Chinese Medicine (20 hours)

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine is based on qi a fundamental concept. Which travels in a natural pattern that circulates in channels called meridians. The blockage or disruption of this energy flow can cause illness in the Zang Fu organs. Learning to restore qi to the meridians can return the body to a healthy homeostatic state

Shiatsu Massage (20 hours)

An introductory course in Japanese therapeutic massage technique in which pressure is applied with the thumbs and palms to those areas of the body used in acupuncture. Also reffered to as acupressure.

Aromtherapy (5 hours)

Teaches the use and proper application of essential oils during massage

Kinesiology (50 hours)

The Study terms, joints, movements, muscles and posture thinking three dimensionally

Internship (50 hours)

50 hours of Massage Therapy Practice to the public.

Advance Program 750hr

 

Swedish Massage

125 Hours

Teaches the proper techniques for giving a nurturing, full-body massage; describes the practical benefits of this natural form of therapy known to promote relaxation, improve circulation, relieve muscle pain and create a feeling of well-being.

Human Anatomy and Physiology

75 Hours

Concentrates on the structure and functions of the human body and how the body is organized at different levels.  Special emphasis is given to skeletal, muscular and nervous systems.

Hydrotherapy

20 Hours

Describes how water, applied in its various forms to the body, promotes healing and good health, and how hot and cold temperatures affect the body.

 

Health and Hygiene

20 hours

Examines the roles of health and hygiene in massage therapy, including Stress management, Human relations, universal precautions, sanitary conditions, Personal hygiene, therapeutic exercise, 1st Aid & CPR.

Business Practice and Ethics

45 Hours

Focuses on business procedures such as bookkeeping, insurance, and Texas State laws regulating Massage Therapy, marketing/advertising strategies, ethics, professionalism and client relations.

Pathology

40 Hours

A comprehensive look at diseases, indications, contraindications, sanitary practices and psychological and emotional states.

Theory of Chinese Medicine

20 Hours

The theory of traditional Chinese medicine is based on Qi, a fundamental concept which travels in a natural pattern that circulates in channels called meridians. The blockage or disruption of this energy flow can cause illness in the Zang Fu organs. Learning to restore Qi to the meridians can return the body to a healthy homeostatic state.

 

Shiatsu

20 Hours

An introductory course in a Japanese therapeutic massage technique. Students will learn the meridians and to identify them in the body..

Introduction to Aroma Therapy

5 Hours

Introductory course in which students will be able to identify essential oils, as well as the use and proper application during massage.

Kinesiology

50 Hours

The study of terms, joints, movements, muscles and posture thinking three dimensionally.

Thai Massage Levels I – II

  30 Hours

Originating in the northern monasteries of Thailand, Thai massage uses pressure points and stretching to allow energy to flow properly and help realign the body structurally. Focused on the back of the body.

Internship

120 Hours

Consists of 120 hours of practical (hands on) massage experience.

Medical Massage                               

40 Hours

Introductory class focusing on medical massage, muscle testing techniques and treatment protocol.

Foot Reflexology

24 Hours

Introductory class focusing on the history of reflexology, self-care, contraindications,benefits, techniques, and sequence.

Trigger Point

17 Hours

Introductory class focusing on the history, developer, techniques, contraindications, sequence, and identification of trigger points.

 

 

 

INDIVIDUAL MASSAGE THERAPY
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CONTINUING EDUCATION COURSES
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