American Institute of Medical Massage

California School of Massage Therapy

Are you ready for a career in medical massage therapy?

Are you looking to achieve financial stability while helping others? A career in medical massage therapy makes it possible!

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What Makes AIMM Special?

We firmly believe that to truly excel as a massage therapist, one must possess the skills to assess tissue and provide effective corrections. Unfortunately, many massage schools in California overlook this crucial aspect, focusing instead on basic techniques, anatomy, and regulatory information, rather than equipping students with the tools for success in their careers post-graduation. Consequently, many therapists find themselves needing to invest in expensive workshops to stand out and offer truly therapeutic services.

Recognizing this gap, the founder of our school, boasting decades of experience as a massage therapist and educator, took action. Drawing from her extensive background, including serving as an examiner for a national accreditation agency, she developed the 960 Medical Massage Therapist Program.

This comprehensive program goes beyond traditional massage education by offering instruction in three modalities: Swedish, Shiatsu, and Deep Tissue, alongside Medical Massage. Through this curriculum, students learn to assess tissues and address over sixty common ailments and injuries, with the goal of not just alleviating pain, but potentially eliminating it altogether. Additionally, students receive college-level instruction in human anatomy and physiology, as well as a business class tailored to preparing them for success in their chosen career path, whether as an employee, independent contractor, or self-employed practitioner.

A crucial component of our program is the internship in our student clinic, providing hands-on experience with the general public before graduation.

If this resonates with you, we invite you to fill out the inquiry form below to receive a comprehensive catalog detailing the program in-depth.

Alla Mia Basaldua – Founder, Director, & Instructor

What Is Medical Massage?

Our program is designed for students that desire to make medical massage a career

The medical massage program offered at AIMM is designed for those who want to practice massage that produces healing effects in their clients such as pain relief from ailments like arthritis, chronic migraine, fibromyalgia, carpal tunnel syndrome, or injuries such as whiplash, herniated disc, tendonitis, frozen shoulder; or help induce structural correction to relieve pinched nerve, bad posture, and skeletal misalignment, etc.

It is conducive for a graduate of our program to work in a medical setting such as with a medical doctor, physical therapist, chiropractor, or if they open their own practice to gain a reputation as a medical massage therapist rather than a masseuse/r.

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Positive Effects of Medical Massage

The effects of receiving a medical massage vary depending on the reason why the client sought massage but the ultimate goal of Medical Massage is to alleviate pain. 

The following are some effects that have been reported:

  • Increased Efficiency of Chiropractic Adjustments
  • Stress and Tension Relief
  • Increased Immune Efficiency
  • Increased Flexibility in Joints
  • Relief of Pain
  • Reduction of Blood Pressure
  • Speedier Recuperation in Athletes
  • Increase in Energy
  • Soothing Emotional Tension
  • Speedier Recovery from Injury

Ailments & Injuries That Medical Massage Can Help

Medical Massage is effective in helping many physical problems after they occur, but it is best received on a regular basis when one is healthy. 

  • Migraine
  • Whiplash
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Bursitis
  • Arthritis
  • Tendonitis
  • Sciatica
  • Common Headaches
  • Back Ailments (e.g. Scoliosis, herniated disc, etc.)
  • Spinal Misalignment (along with Chiropractic)
  • Muscular Tension
  • Asthma
  • Stress
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Constipation/Diarrhea
  • Nose Bleeds
  • Menstrual Cramps
  • Sinusitis
  • Club foot
  • Tinnitus
  • Trigger finger
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy

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Our Medical Massage Program

Our program is designed for students who desire to work in clinical situations with medical maladies.

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This program is designed for students that desire to make medical massage a career. Upon completion of this program, the graduate will be eligible to be classified as a medical massage therapist. The student will have the ability to administer full-body stress relief, Swedish massage procedures to the general public, and will also be able to administer shiatsu and deep tissue massage to help with specific ailments and disorders. The students will also gain skills in business to prepare them to become integrated into the workforce, either as employees, independent contractors, or self-employed.

Job Opportunities For Graduates

  • Medical offices
  • Pain clinics
  • Massage Therapy Clinics
  • Open own office
  • Women’s clinics
  • Beauty Salons
  • Cruise Line
  • Spas


  • Hospitals
  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Physical Therapists Offices
  • Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Professional Sports Teams
  • Resorts/Hotels
  • Gyms
  • Nursing Homes


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.