College Opens New Massage Therapy School

A college in Alabama is opening a new massage therapy school program that will offer an advanced degree starting this year.

The Associate in Applied Science and certificate in Salon and Spa Management will soon be offered through the Northeast Alabama Community College in Rainsville, Alabama.

This news was announced by the school’s president, Dr. David Campbell following approval from the Alabama Department of Postsecondary Education. The massage therapy school is just one component of the new degree program, which will also offer certificate training in cosmetology and esthetics. All of these programs will make students eligible for board examinations and licensing following successful completion of the school and graduation.

Massage therapy at the school will be instructed by Juli Roden and Debra Sewell, who will also focus in training on deep tissue massage as well as pain and stress relief techniques. The Alabama Board of Massage Therapy has approved licensing exams for successful students.

The advanced degree in cosmetology, esthetics, and massage therapy program is unique in Alabama. “In addition to course work in their field of training, those who complete the associate degree program will be taught information on running a business. We also hope that anyone interested stops by our Salon Institute. I think visitors will be impressed with how nice and modern a facility it is. Mrs. Clement in particular has done a great job in designing and decorating the Salon Institute,” said Dr. Campbell.

This announcement is made just in time for new statistics from the United States Department of Labor. The Department of Labor expects massage therapy school enrollments to steadily increase in the coming years to accommodate a possible thirteen-percent increase in the demand for licensed massage therapists in the county by 2018.

According to a release by the school, the new massage therapy program was developed because of requests from members of the community who wanted to study in massage therapy and salon services.

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