Saturday, 9:00am – 12:00pm (once per month)
Massage Basics is a one-time class designed specifically for prospective students of our 800-hour massage therapy program. If you have never taken a massage class before, this is a fun, low-key introduction to the basics of massage and an excellent opportunity to sample a hands-on massage class prior to the start of term.
This class is taught by an East West College instructor and you will be working in pairs, so you can sign up with a friend or team up with another participant. Be sure to wear loose, comfortable clothing.
You will be learning:
- Basic Swedish massage techniques
- Body mechanics – work smarter, not harder
- How to practice safely
- Proper draping and use of equipment
- Communication & boundaries
In order to be eligible to attend a Massage Basics class, you mush first either attend one of our monthly Open Houses or meet with one of our Admisisons team for a one-on-one info session and tour, which are available Monday through Friday. You must be 18 years old to attend. Pre-registration is required.
Determining Your Eligibility
To apply for admission to East West College, you must be at least 18 years of age before the start date of your program and have a G.E.D. or a diploma from an accredited U.S. high school (or its equivalent as determined by the College). You must also physically be able to perform and receive regular massage safely.
East West College welcomes students of any gender, sexual orientation, marital status, race, color, national or ethnic origin, and/or religion.
Transfer of Credit
East West College accepts transfer credits for a course you have completed at another college if it is equivalent in length and content to the corresponding East West College course. To receive transfer credit for a course, you have to pass the appropriate East West College challenge exam(s) and pay a $150 fee.