American Institute of Medical Massage

Medical Massage School program

Our Medical Massage Program

Start your journey as a medical massage healer!

2023 Course Calendar

January 25

Winter 2022-2023

Registration: January 18th, 2023

Orientation: January 23rd, 2023

Classes begin: January 25th, 2023

April 23

Spring 2023-2024

Registration: April 12th, 2023

Orientation: April 22nd, 2023

Classes begin: April 23rd, 2023

July 26

Summer 2023-2024

Registration: July 14th, 2023

Orientation: July 17th, 2023

Classes begin: July 26th, 2023

October 22

Fall 2023-2024

Registration: October 17th, 2023

Orientation: October 21st, 2023

Classes begin: October 22nd, 2023

Medical Massage School Program

Our Medical Massage Program

Start your journey as a medical massage healer!

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.

Program Overview

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

The Medical Massage Program consists of 16 required class sets.

Course/Program Length: 12 months; 960 clock hours over 50 weeks at 20 hours per week.

Prerequisites: The student must be a high school graduate or equivalent, at least eighteen (18) years of age, pass the admissions interview process, and pass the student aptitude test (high school level).

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Ongoing courses throughout the year:

Theory Night

#1: Anatomy/Physiology

  • 100 hrs (96+ 2hr MT+2hr final)
  • 2hr/wk for 48.25wks

#2: Business For Massage

  • 96 hrs
  • 2hr/wk for 48wks

#3: Health and Hygiene

  • 17 hrs

#4: Health & Hygiene

  • 17 hrs (16 + 1hr final)
  • 2hr/wk for 8.25wks

#5: Medical Terminology

  • 5 hrs (4+ 1 hr Final)
  • 2 hr/wk for 2.25 wks

Foundational Courses: First 6 months

Practicum Nights (3hrs/night)

#6: Swedish Massage

  • 96 hrs (92 + 4hr final)
  • 8hrs/wk for 12 wks

#7: Shiatsu Massage

  • 96 hrs (92 + 4hr final)
  • 8hrs/wk for 12 wks

Saturday Practicum (6hrs/day)

#8: Deep Tissue Massage

  • 88 hrs (84 +4hr final)
  • 8hrs/wk for 11 wks

#9: CPR

  • 6 hrs (no final)
  • .75 wk

#10: First Aid

  • 2 hrs (no final)
  • .25 wk

BASIC Internships (Saturday)

#11: Basic (Part 1)

  • 96 hrs (96 hours)
  • 8hrs/wk for 12wks

Advanced Courses: Second 6 months

Practicum & Theory

#12: Combination & Style

  • 8 hrs
  • 8hrs/wk for 1 wk

#13: Chair Massage

  • 8 hrs (7+ 1 hr final)
  • 8 hrs/wk for 1 wk

#14: Reading Xray’s

  • 4 hrs (4hr class no final)
  • 4hrs/wk for .5 wks

#15: Medical Massage

  • 176 hrs (172+ 4hr final)
  • 8 hrs/wk for 22 wks

Internships/Externship (SATURDAY or as arranged)

#11: Advanced (Part 2)

  • 176 hrs (176 hours)
  • 8hrs/wk for 22 wks