Medical Massage Vs. Regular Massage

 

What’s the Difference?

This is a question one may have in trying to decide which bodywork school best meets their needs. The Medical Massage Therapist program offered at AIMM is designed for the student who desires to work in clinical situations with medical maladies. One who wants to practice bodywork that produces physical 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 more conducive for the graduate of AIMM to work in a medical setting, whether with a medical doctor, physical therapist or chiropractor, or if they open their own practice to gain the reputation as a medical massage therapist rather than a masseuse/r. If students desire to learn massage for the purpose of relaxation only and wish to work in a spa setting, or wish only to learn to give their family massages, this program will probably not be for them. Instead, a 250 to 500 hour course in massage will be adequate and won’t need a long and comprehensive course/program as the 750 hour medical massage course/program.

Many massage schools give small introductory classes in many modalities of bodywork, and many students profess competence in the modalities they were introduced to when all they acquired was some basic knowledge. We at AIMM believe comprehensive knowledge should be provided to produce excellent therapists. Our course/program is comprehensive in the modalities taught, and insures that a certain level of mastery is acquired in these modalities before graduating the student. This way the students can have confidence and legitimacy in promoting their craft after taking our course/program.

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Quality Instruction to help you succeed


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 somatic, they must have a balance of body, mind, and spirit. To help our students achieve this balance, we teach techniques in guided imagery, quiet meditation, and therapeutic stretches. AIMM encourages following a balanced diet and receiving regular body work. Our students, faculty and staff compise a comforting community that provides each person with an enriching experience, enhancing their personal lives as well as their careers.

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Knowledgeable Instructors

Our instructors have countless hours of experience in the profession of medical massage. Train alongside the best in the industry! AIMM’s comprehensive program exceeds criteria for membership into most professional bodywork organizations, and sets the standard for massage professionals in California as well as many other states. 

At AIMM the students learn about 45 procedures in Medical Massage of taking pain away from maladies like menstrual cramps, constipation and sinusitis, to injuries like herniated disc, tendonitis, and trigger finger.

Comforting Community

AIMM’s harmonious student-oriented approach to learning incorporates a wide variety of teaching methods aimed at creating a positive and successful learning experience. We strive for safe and creative classrooms that allow for diverse learning styles to be addressed. Tutoring and counseling services are available to our students and graduates through their educational process as well as in their professional and personal metamorphosis. Our commitment to you does not end with your graduation. We will help you with job placement, and inform you of changes in California regulations and local ordinances.

Life Balance

In order for practitioners to be effective in the art of bodywork, they must have a balance of body, mind and spirit. To help our students achieve this balance, we teach techniques in guided imagery, quiet meditation, and stretches and encourage having a balanced diet and receiving regular body work. 

The AIMM Philosophy

We believe that a state-of-the-art curriculum and peaceful environment is essential in producing excellent Medical Massage professionals. At American Institute of Medical Massage (AIMM), we are constantly scrutinizing and polishing our curriculum to provide the best possible education for our students. Our Director and instructors are available by appointment to help students with any hardships or counseling needed. We provide a peaceful and healing environment for our students to learn in.

We believe, that for practitioners to be effective in the science of Medical Massage, they must have a balance of body, mind and spirit. To help our students achieve this balance, we teach techniques in quiet meditation, stretches and encourage having a balanced diet and receive regular massage.

Mission Statement

The mission of American Institute of Medical Massage is to provide our students with quality instruction in medical massage procedures, related topics and tools for success in the work force, to produce an elite caliber of successful medical massage professionals.

“AIMM provides quality instruction in medical massage procedures. We give our students many tools for success resulting in an elite caliber of successful professionals.”

American Institute of Medical Massage