The Five Body Wisdom Career Tracks
"At Body Wisdom its All About Choice"
Track #1: Spa and Resort
Whether you are interested in
working at a local Day Spa or want to take to the high seas and be
employed on a Cruise Ship, The Body Wisdom Spa and Resort Track will
give you the training you require to get involved in this ever expanding
industry. The Spa and Resort setting is based on high level of client
service and satisfaction and encompasses an extremely wide array of spa
services and treatments. Spa settings include resort spas, destination
spas, fitness and beauty spas, luxury spas, weight loss spas, medical
wellness spas, mineral and hot springs spas and day spas to name a few.
Training: The basic level of training
for Spa and Resort is our Therapeutic Massage Series Levels 1-3 (150
Hours taken by all students as part of their Core Requirements.
Spa and Resort
Career Track Electives: Signature Spa Series European Spa Specialties (25 Hours), Best of Asia Spa (25 Hours), Bamboo and Rattan Massage (25 Hours), Premier Spa "Indonesia" (25 Hours)
Other Spa Electives: Hot and Cold Stone Therapy (50 Hours), Clinical Aroma Therapy (50 Hours), Hydrotherapy (25 Hours)
Recommended additions to the Spa and Resort Track that are
commonly offered in Today's best Spas. Deep Tissue Massage 100 (50 Hours), Thai Foot Massage (25 Hours), Reflexology (50 Hours), Lymphatic Massage (50 Hours), Prenatal Massage (50 Hours), Shiatsu 100
Track #2: Orthopedic Sports Massage and Medical
Orthopedic Sports and
Medical Massage is the up and coming specialty market in the field of
massage and bodywork today. Orthopedic massage whether it is used for
athletes or the general public, utilizes a variety of different massage
techniques and modalities to address a wide variety of injury
conditions. Assessment and
evaluation skills are central to this approach in order to determine if
massage is appropriate, and specifically which techniques and modalities
would best address the soft tissue injury or condition. Body Wisdom is
very fortunate to have Brian Glotzbach from Atlanta teaching our
Clinical Sports Massage Programs. Brian is working with many of pro
football's top athletes and is the leader in the world of Orthopedic
Sports Massage today.
Overview of Clinical Track
Recommended modalities for this
track: Clinical Sports Massage Upper Body (50-Hours), Clinical Sports Massage Lower Body (50-Hours), Deep Tissue 50 (50-Hours), Myofascial Release Therapy (50
Hours), Positional Release (50-Hours)
Track #3: Asian Bodywork
techniques are based on principles developed over the course of several
thousand years of history. Totally different from the principles of western medicine, Asian
Bodywork approaches emphasize the balance of the whole body from the
perspective of how energy is balanced in the meridians
Asian Bodywork practice is always
accompanied by the study of assessment techniques and the fundamental
laws that govern the functioning of the human organism including
five-element theory, the 12 organ meridians, the 8 extraordinary
meridians and Yin and Yang theory. This understanding is then applied to the treatment and
prevention of disease, and health maintenance.
An Asian Bodywork
specialty is a perfect complement to Therapeutic Massage for two reason
1) practitioners are able to offer a completely different stand-alone
treatment to their clients which will help to build their practice and
2) there are many aspects of Shiatsu or Jin Shin Do that they can
integrate into their standard massage treatments.
The Body Wisdom Asian
Bodywork Career Track is comprised of 300 Hours of intensive training
including Shiatsu 100, Traditional Thai Massage 100 and Jin Shin Do Acupressure
Levels 1-2 (50-Hours each).
NOTE: Each level of training is a course onto itself, so students wishing to
add the Asian Bodywork specialty and take one or more levels without
completing the entire course of study.
Thai Massage on the Mat Level 1 (50 Hours), Thai Massage on the Mat Level 2 (50 Hours), Thai Foot Reflexology (25 Hours), Shiatsu 100, Jin Shin Do Level 1 (50 Hours),
Jin Shin Do Level 2 (50 Hours)
#4 Specialty Massage Techniques
One of the best
ways to stand out in the field of massage is to have one or more
specialties in addition to your basic Therapeutic Massage. Many
students choose a specialty because they have a particular interest in
an area such as Prenatal Massage working with pregnant moms or Geriatric
Massage, working with the older population. Students also choose this
track because they want to offer a wide range of specialties for variety
in their practice and to attract a wider and more diverse client base.
Whatever the reason, the Specialty Massage track offers hundreds of
hours of quality education in a variety of diverse specialties. Click on
the links below for more details.
Special Populations: Prenatal Massage (50 Hours), Infant Massage (25 Hours), Geriatric Massage (40 Hours)
Other Specialties Areas Clinical Aroma Therapy and Massage (50 Hours), Hot and Cold Stone Therapy (50 Hours), Myofascial Release Therapy (50
Hours), Lymphatic Massage (50 Hours)
is the bodywork modality in which defined points on the hands and feet
are stimulated below the skin to improve the functioning of the whole
body or of specific body areas away from the site of the stimulation.
The foot is the most common area that is stimulated and has been mapped
to show the areas of contact that affect different areas of the body.
With proper training and technique, finger tip pressure on reflex points
can relieve pain, stress, and muscular tension and encourage healing.
In addition to
being a great stand-alone modality with a strong client following,
reflexology can be beneficially incorporated into your regular
Therapeutic Massage approach.
Career Track Electives: Reflexology (50 Hours), Thai Foot Massage (25 Hours), Hot Stone Massage Therapy (25 Hours)
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curriculum, start time and scheduling to meet your needs.
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Body Wisdom Career Tracks in depth.