Featured School of the Week August 12, 2007: American Institute of Massage Therapy

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CarolAnn Bailey-Lloyd asked:

If bodywork and related natural healing modalities suit your liking, then the American Institute of Massage Therapy (AIMT), situated in picturesque Pompano Beach, Florida may be the right educational path for you. Presenting a tri-level, 18,000 square-foot facility, AIMT applicants can choose from its flexible day and evening programs in massage therapy, colon therapy, or continuing education in massage therapy and other natural healing therapies.

The 720-hour massage therapy program currently exceeds the 500-hour requirement set by the State of Florida. In AIMT’s massage therapy program, students begin with 168 training hours in anatomy and physiology, 300 hours in massage practicum (case assessment, cryotherapy, Swedish Practicum, massage theory, etc.), and 100 hours of various health classes including CPR, colon health, HIV/Aids overview, and nutritional instruction. Further training involves essential business, communication and marketing skills; as well as numerous massage modalities like hydrotherapy, craniosacral therapy, aromatherapy, structural integration, sports massage, Trager Therapy, Rolfing, reflexology, among several others. In addition to hands-on training, AIMT offers real-work experience to students as they must complete 45 hours of hands-on massage therapy in an on-campus clinic. Upon successful completion of this in-depth program, graduates receive a diploma and are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam.

American Institute of Massage Therapy’s 100-hour Colon Therapy Program can be completed in six weeks and is a great supplement to any practicing massage therapist’s client services. This particular course of study includes training in colon therapy theory, anatomy and physiology, pathologies, natural health principles, equipment and sterilization techniques, practicum and general business studies.

Supplementary studies offered through AIMT include natural health continuing education courses in energetics, Lomi Lomi, sports massage, prenatal and infant massage, spa treatments, chair massage, among others.

Career services extended through the American Institute of Massage Therapy lends support to students and graduates through counseling, developing job marketing skills, and employment referrals. Furthermore, the Institute’s online career services resources gives students and graduates outlines and templates for resumes, cover letters, business planning, and more.

If financial assistance is necessary, the American Institute of Massage Therapy participates in several financial assistance programs including Veteran’s benefits through the VA, the Federal PELL grant, Federal loans, and other financial aid programs.

Boasting a 97 percent pass rate on the National Certification Examination for Massage and Bodywork, AIMT is Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (ACCSCT) and licensed by the Florida Department of Education Commission for Independent Education; and is also a proud member of several area Chambers of Commerce including Broward, Pompano Beach and Fort Lauderdale.

If you haven’t yet decided which Massage School in which you’d like to enroll, take this opportunity to review the American Institute of Massage Therapy and attain the skills and education to become a successful massage therapist or colon therapist today.

Featured School the Week: American Institute of Massage Therapy

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