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Therapeutic Massage

Trenholm State is not accepting enrollment into the Therapeutic Massage program.  For additional information, please contact:

Dr. Tracie M. Carter
Associate Dean of Allied Health and Professional Services
(334) 420-4426

The Therapeutic Massage Program is designed to educate persons to become certified and proficient in the delivery of several different massage techniques that are for therapeutic and health purposes. Students will develop skills and acquire knowledge that is necessary for a successful practice in the field of Therapeutic Massage. Individuals are trained in a variety of disciplines to include Swedish Massage, Deep Tissue and Neuromuscular Massage. Introductory bodywork courses will also include instruction of Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone Massage, Myofascial Release, Orthopedic Conditions, Trigger Point Therapy, Sports Event Massage, Prenatal Massage, massage for Special Populations, Foot Reflexology, Aromatherapy, and Eastern Modalities.
The program includes two supervised clinical practices.

Massage therapists must have a thorough understanding of human anatomy and kinesiology and be able to identify common pathologies of the human body in order to modify massage techniques to accommodate the needs of persons suffering with physical disabilities or medical conditions.

Graduates are awarded with a specialized training certificate in Therapeutic Massage that will allow them to work in a variety of settings. Students who satisfactorily complete the program certificate are eligible to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) or the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM). Upon passing the exam the graduate will be eligible for licensure in the State of Alabama. Graduates will also qualify for ABMP membership (Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals) and AMTA (American Massage Therapy Association).

Note: This is a clock hour program subject to the U. S. Department of Education revised regulations regarding Pell grant disbursement, effective July 1, 2011.

Program Details: View more information in the catalog.

Program Contact

Melanie Hacker
Program Coordinator/Instructor

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For half a century, thousands of students have charted their path to success at Trenholm State Community College. From the 1960s to today, we have been part of the fabric of Montgomery and the River Region, growing to include diverse programs of study, multiple campuses, and online learning. Now, we celebrate the present and move forward with a renewed dedication to our community and the success of our students. We invite you to join us.

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1-866-753-4544 334-420-4200 or email us

Trenholm Campus:
1225 Air Base Blvd
Montgomery, Alabama 36108
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Post Office Box 10048
Montgomery, Alabama 36108