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                                                      Online Catalog Vol  14 , January 2019

Professional Massage Therapy Schools in Fort Collins, CO

Bear Heart School of Massage

Massage Therapy Program Next Start Date:  Late Summer 2019

Finish in 8-10 months!!!

Also Esthetician and Massage Combo program Complete in 6 months or a year.
$2,000 off individual programs.

Approved and Regulated  by the Division of Private Occupational Schools Colorado Department of Higher Education

Exceeds the State Requirements for a Colorado State Massage Therapy License with the Division of Regulatory Agencies (DORA) 

8-10 month completion ~ includes Holistic Structural Release Technique  

General Schedule:
2-3 days a week
4-6 hour class blocks 

   Exclusively Taught at Bear Heart School 

Holistic Structural Release

“Holistic Structural Release blends a series of light and deep bodywork techniques, and holistic release techniques to address a variety of soft tissue restrictions. HSR uses a precise sequence for maximum benefit and longer lasting hold. HSR facilitates and supports awareness, transformation, growth, and expansion in a substantial way.  It is a holistic bodywork system that includes releasing stress from the body, organ referral, movement education to create and support an opening for change, healthy lifestyle consulting, supportive body-mind release, holistic bodywork, and energetic interventions to create balance and tap the infinite possibilities of health for the individual.” 

 Massage Program Description
Our massage program is for mature students who have a strong desire to work with clients who deal with the challenging issues of chronic pain, tension and injury as well as the relaxing, health enhancing benefits of massage.  An emotional maturity is required of therapeutic students that will allow therapists to relate to a broader client base rather than only, the ever so yummy, relaxation and stress reduction aspects of massage therapy. When clients see the massage therapist as a valuable part of their wellness program they stay even when money is tight, like in today's economy. It is deeply satisfying work and very rewarding to have a lifelong impact on the joy of daily living for your clients.  Bear Heart School  teaches Sheryl’s unique way of blending relaxation and holistic, therapeutic techniques that really make a difference on an ongoing basis for regular clients.  Reaching beyond the basics, the massage program includes the Structural Release series for long lasting change for clients and greater marketability for the therapist. . The exposure to a wide variety of techniques in more than just an introductory format makes this program very competitive while keeping the emphasis on therapeutic bodywork courses and therapeutic practice development. Subjects covered will include basic relaxation massage, advanced techniques in clinical massage, introduction to the holistic healing paradigm,  holistic nutrition, aromatherapy, remedies for self care, the mind-body connection, advanced soft tissue release protocols and techniques, a business class to ensure success, and therapeutic relationship and ethics. This program is an effective combination of hands-on techniques, science, advanced therapeutic methodology, and business success. The massage program will provide students with the skills and knowledge necessary to: achieve excellence in the field of massage therapy, seek Colorado state registration, secure advanced level employment as a therapeutic massage therapist, and be able to create a successful private practice in massage therapy. 

 Massage Program Cost: $6,947.
    Registration Fee (non refundable)            $650.
    Supplies (non refundable)                               $800.
    Clinic & Lab Fees  (non refundable)            $700.
    Tuition                                                        $4,797.

Interest Free Payment Plan
   Payment schedule: Minimum $500 down
   Approximately $500-$600. per month for 12 months

Massage Program Subject Content List  
Massage I: Whole Body Massage 
Prenatal Massage
Chair Massage
Massage II: Clinical Massage
Holistic Structural Release Series   
Trigger Point Therapy                                                           
Myofascial Technique                                          
Dynamic Neuromuscular                                               
Positional Release                                    
Cranial Decompression
Muscle Energy Technique & PNF
Massage III: Holistic Bodywork 
Traditional Chinese Medicine Bodywork: Acupressure & Shiatsu
Ayurvedic Bodywork: Abhyanga & Marma
Hot Stone Massage
Lymphatic Massage
Postural Analysis & Therapeutic Movement
Psychophysiology of the Mind-Body Connection 
Holistic Healing: Nutrition, Herbs, & Aromatherapy
Business Mastery: Creating a Thriving Career 
Form & Function of the Human Body: Anatomy, Physiology, & Pathology            
Bodies in Motion: Kinesiology                                                  
Massage Practical Clinic Hours