The ITMS curriculum is a result of nearly twenty years of development. Our objective is to produce first-rate therapists with a well-rounded knowledge of massage, its scope of practice, business-related skills and ethical considerations.
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
With our Flex Schedule, once a student has completed 100 hours of training, they are free to change class tracks, combine class tracks and accelerate through the program.
Massage Strokes/Hands On Practice:
Study and practice of the Swedish Massage strokes utilized in massage practice, and the assembly of the various strokes into a complete session.
The study of the names, locations, insertions and origins of the muscular system as well as the study of the movement and/or actions of the muscles. Further, the diagnosis of client issues and complaints regarding the muscular system.
Study of the various systems of the body and how they operate normally with particular focus on relation to massage therapy.
Study of the various systems of the body and how their most common illnesses and conditions with particular focus on relation to massage therapy including contraindications and indications.
A detailed look into the business practices of massage therapy including job interviewing, promotion and advertising, resume writing and target marketing.
The study of common drug interactions related to massage performance, indications and contraindications.
Traditional Chinese Medicine:
A basic introduction of Qi, Meridians, Yin and Yang theory, Qigong, Tai Chi, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha, and the Five Elements.
An introduction to a wide variety of massage modalities listed below.
Student massage exchanges focusing on various aspects of the massage session (client intake, client preferences, time issues, massage pressure, lubricant use).
Massages performed on the general public providing students with various opportunities to work on individuals of various body types, ages, genders, conditions and client preferences in a supervised clinic/spa environment. (Students are required to perform 50 clinic massage on the public as a condition of graduation.) Practicals are performed on faculty members who provide written evaluations once at midterm and once at end of course.
On-Site Massage Events:
Includes chair/sports massage in group setting performed on the public.
Examinations which test the proficiency of students in the various subject areas of massage as listed above. These examinations take place at the halfway point of the course (midterm) and at the end of the course (final).
TOTAL 600 hours
The following is a list of the modalities that you may be introduced to during your education here at ITMS. Our goal is to expose you to as many styles as we can while you are a student. Click Here for descriptions of the majority of these modalities.
Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
Deep Tissue Massage
Hot Stone Massage
Indian Head Massage
Trigger Point Therapy
Warm Bamboo Massage