The Student Experience
East West College’s supportive environment blends with a comprehensive program whose graduates are in high demand — and for good reason. Our training program is both thorough and extensive in order to best prepare you for the field, so that you will emerge from East West College feeling confident about starting your new profession.
Your massage therapy training begins with the fundamentals: How to apply Swedish massage techniques, an introduction to kinesiology and the major muscles in the body, and how to establish healthy therapeutic relationships with clients.
In the second quarter, you will move into learning the incredible complexities of the anatomy, physiology & pathology of the body, dive deeper into the skeletal & muscular system and explore the major approaches of several western massage & bodywork modalities.
In the third quarter, you will continue to grow your knowledge of anatomy, physiology & pathology and use your newly acquired bodywork skills to address the disorders and conditions typically encountered in massage practice. You will also be learning the major bodywork approaches of several eastern and energetic massages and begin to prepare for your clinic session in your final term with our Intro to Clinic course.
And, in your final quarter, you will put all of this knowledge into actual massage practice in the EWC Student Clinic — a very exciting time! Plus, you will be able to take two specific bodywork electives (you choose from a variety of options), learn the basics of the business practices to help you succeed financially, and explore the needs of specific populations such as the elderly and athletes.