Saturday, August 8, 2009

National Massage Therapy Institute

About National Massage Therapy Institute (NMTI)

National Massage Therapy Institute provides you the quality, hands-on training and credentials you need to begin a rewarding career in Massage Therapy. They have five convenient locations in four Mid-Atlantic States with the sole focus of helping you succeed as a Massage Therapist.

Philadelphia, PA
Falls Church, VA
Wilmington, DE
Turnersville, NJ
Atlantic City /Egg Harbor, NJ

National Massage Therapy Institute’s Massage Therapy Program is designed for individuals seeking a full time or part time career in therapeutic massage and bodywork. The program also attracts nurses, personal trainers and physical / occupational therapists looking to supplement their professional skills.

They offer flexible training programs, in a comfortable, professional setting. The following are a few of the additional benefits of attending NMTI:

Exclusive Focus on Massage

While most schools teach many different subjects, NMTI is exclusively focused on teaching you Massage Therapy and helping you succeed in your new career.

Flexible Payment Plans

They can help you pay for school. Don’t let finances get between you and your education!

Modern facilities

Their schools have the latest equipment and learning materials for an effective and comfortable learning environment.

Real-work experience

Their training programs are hands-on throughout. Students experience and continually practice actual massage techniques throughout their training.

Caring school environment

Their instructors and staff come from massage and healthcare backgrounds. They understand your needs and concerns and are always ready to assist.

Active job education and placement assistance

Learning how to start a new career or build your own practice is not just a workshop. Your instructors are professional massage practitioners and in addition to formal learning, will prepare you for the real-world activities you will be performing as a massage therapist.

Their instructors and administrative staff will also assist you in creating an appropriate resume and will make active job leads available.

Massage Therapy Training, Programs & Classes

NMTI'S course components include Swedish and Sports massage, Reflexology, Shiatsu, Ethics and Good Business practices. Successful program completion leads to a diploma and qualifies you to sit for the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork which is required for licensure in most states.

Their Massage Therapy Program is designed for individuals seeking a career in therapeutic massage and bodywork. The school program is also suitable for those who are adding skills to their profession as health care workers in nursing, physical or occupational therapy, or any other related field. Their Standard program is completed in only seven months or you may choose a twelve month program with lighter schedule. They offer classes during the day or evenings and in some locations you may choose to attend weekends.

Their 600 hour massage therapy training program provides the knowledge and skills you need to pass your licensing exams and practice with confidence.

Areas of Study

Introduction to Massage Therapy

• Swedish massage
• Reflexology
• Shiatsu
• Sports Massage
• Prenatal Massage
• Chair Massage
• Traditional Chinese Medicine
• Business Development
• Professional Ethics
• Consultation and Assessment
• Effects and Benefits of Massage
• Contraindications
• Application of Massage
• CPR and First Aid
• Kinesiology
• Muscular Pathology
• Anatomy and Physiology
• Allied Modalities

Massage Therapy Industry Accreditations

NMTI maintains the following accreditations, approvals and memberships.Institution accredited by COMTA, an agency listed by the U.S. Department of Education as a nationally recognized accrediting agency:

COMTA is an independent accrediting body for the massage therapy profession.

The Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation, a non-profit independent body, seeks to improve the quality of education for students seeking education in the fields of massage therapy and bodywork through an accreditation process that reflects the current and emerging professional practice standards.

Institution Licensed and / or Approved or Certified by:

Licensed by the Pennsylvania State Board of Private Licensed Schools

Certified by the State Council ofHigher Education for Virginia

Approved by the Delaware Department of Education

Approved by the New Jersey Department of Labor and Workforce Development and the New Jersey Department of Education

Members of:

The American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) represents more than 51,000 massage therapists in 27 countries. AMTA works to establish massage therapy as integral to the maintenance of good health and complementary to other therapeutic processes; to advance the profession through ethics and standards, certification, school accreditation, continuing education, professional publications, legislative efforts, public education, and fostering the development of members.

Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP) is a membership organization serving the massage, bodywork, somatic and esthetic professions. ABMP competes effectively for members by providing the best value and most responsive, knowledgeable service.

The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork ( is an independent, private, non-profit organization, founded in 1992, whose core purpose is to foster high standards for therapeutic massage and bodywork professionals and to advocate for the public acceptance of the value of these standards and the professionals who uphold them. Currently, there are more than 81,000 Nationally Certified massage therapists and bodyworkers in the United States.

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