The mission of The Gibbons School of Massage Therapy & Integrated Medicine is to educate each student with the practical knowledge of attaining postural balance, developing core strength and preserving efficient functional movement for themselves and for their clients.
After the successful completion of 860 hours of coursework in Massage Therapy the student is granted a diploma in the field of Massage Therapy from The Gibbons School of Massage Therapy & Integrated Medicine.This diploma qualifies the student to sit for the Ohio Medical Board licensing examination in the limited medical branch of Massage.Once licensed by the Medical Board, the graduate may pursue a career in the field of Massage Therapy. This too will allow students to pursue continuing education in Muscle Release Therapy ~MRTh® from The Gibbons School of Massage Therapy & Integrated Medicine.
Program Description The Diploma of Massage Therapy program at The Gibbons School of Massage Therapy and Integrated Medicine provides students with instruction in anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, ethics, and business principles. Students will also learn the principles and applications of therapeutic massage including soft tissue manipulation, client assessment, treatment planning, hydrotherapy, massage history, the physiological effects of massage and massage contraindications. Instruction concerning professional and legal issues that pertain to massage therapists will also be given.The curriculum is designed to include a lecture and lab component.Students that have met all the requirements of the program will be prepared to sit for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards Exam (MBLEx), which is a necessary step to obtaining a license to practice therapeutic massage in the State of Ohio