AIMM provides our students with quality instruction in medical massage practices and tools for success in the workforce, to produce an elite caliber of successful medical massage professionals.
We believe that an innovative curriculum and peaceful environment are essential in producing excellent graduates. This is the philosophy at AIMM.
We believe that in order for practitioners to be effective in the art of massage, they must have a balance of body, mind, and spirit. To help our students achieve this balance, we teach techniques in guided imagery, quiet non-religious meditation, and therapeutic stretches. AIMM encourages following a balanced diet and receiving regular massage. Our students, faculty and staff comprise a comforting community that provides each person with an enriching experience, enhancing their personal lives as well as their careers.
American Institute of Medical Massage is a private school where the prospective student must go through an in person (or zoom) interview appointment with Gina, our admission officer who will explain the program, what is required and gather more information from you. Then, you will meet the Director, Alla Mia, after she reviews your application where you can discuss financial requirements and she will determine if you’re accepted into the program. This school is for the person that really wants to make Medical Massage a career, therefore we will ensure that the prospective student is a fit and not just take their money if they would not be a fit and not succeed. We do not make this determination on race, sexual orientation, gender identity or religious preferences. We determine this by making sure the prospective student is physically able and has the aptitude to succeed in the program.
Lecture This is where the theories are explained by the instructor. The students may take notes and may feel free to bring a tape recorder to class to record the lecture if they feel it would be beneficial. There may be classroom participation and open discussions during these lectures where the instructor feels it would enhance the learning process of the student. Lecture hours are 50 minutes with a 10 minute break at the end of each hour. A class time may consist of more than one lecture hour
Practical lab is where the students acquire their “hands on” skills. Techniques are demonstrated and practiced under the supervision of the instructor. There may be some lecture involved in the classes, but the majority of the time is on practice. The lab hours are 50 minutes with a 10 minutes break at the end of each hour. A class time may consist of more than one lab hour (e.g. Anatomy and Physiology taught 2 class hours per week).
This is where the student can practice acquired skills in a real life setting. The student clinic at AIMM is open to the general public. The students when ready for their internship class, will coordinate their internship schedule with the clinic supervisor.
In the advanced half of the program, the students are required to practice their advanced skills on the general public at the AIMM student clinic.
NOTE: When internship starts, each student is entitled to one free Student Clinic massage per month, as repayment for participating in Student Clinic.
Please reread the catalog prior to your enrollment interview and orientation. All information on policy and expectations are written in the catalog. If you have questions regarding this information, please ask them at your orientation. The orientation is designed to get you acquainted with AIMM and what will be expected of you and what you can expect from AIMM.
Please note our holiday schedule in the catalog. AIMM takes a week off during the published holiday schedule, and therefore does not recognize the Monday holidays that are normally recognized by other institutions. Students are expected to attend all classes.