News & Events2019-02-15T17:01:38-05:00

East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

We’re moving! This July, East West College is starting a new chapter in the education district of downtown Portland, Oregon. Our new building will be at 1515 SW Fifth Avenue, on the fourth floor. Massage school students and clients will be happy to know that our new home is easy to access via public transit, with multiple options for MAX light rail, bus, and streetcar [...]

By |May 21st, 2019|Categories: Campus Life, News|Comments Off on East West College’s New Location in Downtown Portland: Opening on July 1st, 2019

Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them

Do you shudder at the prospect of working at a desk for 40 hours per week? Do you long to heal others? Does the human body fascinate you? If you answered yes to all these questions, you should be a massage therapist (if you’re not already one!). There are few other jobs that allow for such active, fulfilling work. Yet at the same time, the [...]

By |May 2nd, 2019|Categories: Massage & Health, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Common Injuries for Massage Therapists, and How to Avoid Them

Challenges and Rewards of Sports Massage Therapy

While becoming a sports massage therapist may seem glamorous—think of traveling with a team! Being on the sidelines! Celebrating wins with your massage clients! —the ins and outs of sports massage therapy can be challenging. Let’s take a look at the more difficult aspects of a job in sports therapy. We’ll also review the career rewards that successful sports therapists enjoy. Sports Massage Therapy: An [...]

By |April 2nd, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|Comments Off on Challenges and Rewards of Sports Massage Therapy

East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease

Media Release  Contact:  Edie Moll  Director of Operations  (503)223-6500 Ext 224  Emoll@eastwestcollege.edu    East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease  Portland-based Massage School is one of America’s Longest Running    (March 13, 2019 Portland, OR) --- East West College of the Healing Arts will be enhancing its nurturing environment in a new home beginning July 2019. As one of America’s oldest and largest institutions that [...]

By |March 14th, 2019|Categories: Press Release|Comments Off on East West College of the Healing Arts Signs Downtown Lease

Massage Modalities: Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage

What is Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage? Literally, the word Ashiatsu translates to “foot pressure.” In this type of massage, therapists deliver strokes through their feet, rather than their hands. Traditionally, the therapist stands over the massage table, with parallel bars overhead for support. Using their feet as well as their body weight, the therapist delivers consistent, deep, broad pressure. Benefits of Ashiatsu Barefoot Massage --Deep pressure [...]

By |March 11th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments

Couples Massage 101: Benefits, Marketing, and other Considerations for Massage Therapists

Couples massage consists of concurrent massage sessions given to two people in the same room, with two massage therapists working simultaneously. The massage tables are typically arranged side-by-side. Therapists may select to intensify the shared aspect of the experience by carrying out similar strokes at the same time. Long, soothing strokes, such as in Swedish massage, are perfect for this tandem relaxation. Couples massage may [...]

By |February 27th, 2019|Categories: Massage Careers, Massage Therapists|0 Comments