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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Why Choose AIMM?

We believe that an innovative curriculum and a peaceful environment are essential to success.

We provide our students with quality instruction in medical massage practices along with tools for success in the workforce to produce an elite caliber of medical massage professionals.

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. 

Our students, faculty, and staff comprise a comforting community that provides each person with an enriching experience, enhancing their personal lives and careers.

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Knowledgeable Instructors

Our instructors have countless hours of experience in medical massage allowing you to train alongside the best in the industry! AIMM’s comprehensive program exceeds the criteria for membership into most professional bodywork organizations and sets the standard for massage professionals.

Comforting Community

Our 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.

Lifelong Support

Tutoring and counseling services are available to our students through their educational process as well as in their professional and personal metamorphoses. Our commitment to you does not end with your graduation. We will help you with job placement, and inform you of changes in regulations and ordinances.

Life Balance

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 stretches and encourage having a balanced diet and receiving regular massage.

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
  • All 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.