Body Wisdom CareerTrak™ Program: Most massage programs have a "one-size-fits-all" standard curriculum that every student
follows to completion within a specified time limit. At Body
Wisdom we think that students should be able to custom design their
massage and bodywork education to meet their individual preferences and scheduling requirements. Coming to Body Wisdom is a lot
like going to a standard college.
That's how we designed our unique Body Wisdom CareerTrak Program™. With CareerTrak you get to choose from 50-Hour electives such as Basic
and Clinical Sports Massage, Clinical Massage and Deep Tissue,
Neuromuscular Therapy, Myofascial Release, Lymphatic Massage, Japanese
Massage (Shiatsu), Acupressure, Reflexology, Seated Massage, Pre-Natal,
Infant or Geriatric Massage, Business Skills, etc.
These electives are NOT merely "lectures about" or
"introductions of" a few hours to a new modality, but rather
complete stand-alone-courses in themselves. These courses
offer a very advanced level of specialized education, taught by
experienced instructors, many of who fly in from all over the US to
teach our Evening and Weekend classes or our 6-Day Massage
Evening/Weekend Classes OR Day Classes OR Both: Evening/Weekend Classes OR 6-Day Massage Intensives its your choice. You can also Mix and
Match a combination of evening/weekend and day classes to fit your
Body Wisdom offers one of the most
unique learning environments in the country in which you can custom
design a training schedule to suit your individual needs.
Most schools have one set curriculum taught on one set schedule. The
Body Wisdom approach is all about choice. Choose the career path
and the training schedule that best suits your needs.
600 Hour Massage Therapist Certification: Our 600-hour Massage Therapist Certification Program is designed to meet the licensure
requirements of the State of Iowa and of most states in the U.S. The program is divided
into 400 hours of core curriculum and 200 hours of massage and bodywork electives.
Curriculum: 400 Hours The core curriculum is comprised of 150-hours of
hands-on massage, bodywork and principles of massage therapy, 100-hours of Anatomy and Physiology,
50-Hours of Business and Marketing and a
student clinic. (CPR and First aid training is taken
by the student outside of class time and is required for graduation)
Core: Therapeutic Massage
Levels 1 - 3 In this comprehensive Therapeutic Series we cover
the basic Swedish massage techniques of pettrisage, effleurage,
vibration, jostling, tapotement, plus long flowing Esalen
strokes, facilitated stretching, trigger point therapy, myofascial technique, joint articulation,
body mechanics, intro. to deep tissue, basic assessment
skills, client treatment plans, draping, side-lying massage, SOAP
ethics, and the fundamental theories and techniques of massage and bodywork.
Business and Marketing": The secret to creating a thriving practice in the massage business is to
use a marketing SYSTEM that goes beyond the traditional approach. A
system that gets results. That's why
we have developed "The Body Wisdom Massage Marketing System". This state-of-the art
marketing system is designed to bring a steady stream of qualified new
clients into your practice on a consistent basis AND to create outstanding
value for each client leading to increased profits per client and maximum
referrals. Its another Body Wisdom exclusive. You won't find it
To find out about our proprietary
Massage Marketing System offered through our Business and Marketing
Course, Click Here.
Core: "Anatomy and
Physiology": 100 in-class hours of anatomy and physiology is
required by the State of Iowa and the National Certification Board.
Every massage school must fulfill this requirement. Just
so you know that you won't be 'bored out of our skull' studying and
anatomy with a traditional "2-D approach", our 'Bones and
Muscles course is 50 hours of kinesiology and hands-on palpation skills
training that will transfer directly into your massage practice.
To learn more about our innovative "Living Anatomy" approach ... Click Here.
Core: Student Clinic: 100 Hours Students are required to participate in a minimum of
100 hours in our
supervised clinic. The clinic allows students to acquire a greater sense of confidence and
proficiency, while preparing them to become skilled in the massage profession.
Electives: 200 Hours Each student will choose 200 hours or more of bodywork therapies
or business classes to
complement the 400 hours of core curriculum. These elective courses are designed to give our
graduates a wide variety of techniques to address the varied needs of their clients.
School Graduation Requirements: Applicants must complete all required course work,
pay all fees and bring in a current certification card for CPR and First
Aid from an approved provider.
State of Iowa Requirements: In addition to graduation from an approved school
such as the Body Wisdom Institute,
students must apply to and pass the national
What Students Are Saying: “Everything was
great. Thanks for caring about each student individually and letting us know
that you want to see us succeed just as much as we do!” Jennifer
Des Moines, Iowa
"Thank you for a loving, supportive, greatly
knowledgeable teaching / learning environment". Kathy Aragon
West Bend, Wisconsin ; ;
wouldn’t change anything. I also think this school is wonderful.” Alex Dagget,
"It was all incomparably valuable" Lucidia Morgan
Bodega Bay, California ; To
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