Rhode Island Massage Therapy Schools - RI
A Rhode Island Massage school will teach students to perform a variety of bodywork techniques, including but not limited to massage. There are more than 80 different modalities that range from basic Swedish massage to a variety of New Age therapies like Pranic healing.
Massage therapists are licensed professionals who have a wide spectrum of specialties, some focusing mostly on basic techniques like keeping their clients relaxed and promoting good physical health, while others concentrate on healing or helping to treat particular health and stress related circumstances.
Massage therapy schools in Rhode Island will prepare graduates to treat many ailments with massage, including things like diabetes, congenital muscular disorders, sports injuries, high blood pressure, drug, alcohol and nicotine addictions, persistent back pain and even certain emotional and psychological issues.
After graduating from a Rhode Island massage school, to be eligible for licensure candidates must be at least 18 years old and “of good moral character.” They must have graduated from or be certified by an accredited school or institution through the Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA.) If they were trained outside of Rhode Island, their program must meet the requirements of the Board in order to qualify. Candidates must arrange to have transcripts sent directly from the school to the Board.
Massage therapy license candidates in Rhode Island must complete a minimum of 500 class hours, which must include study and practical training of skills required to properly perform massage techniques. The class hours must include the following:
- 100 hours of anatomy and physiology
- 300 hours of theory, which must include 150 hours of hands on practice of massage.
- 100 hours of electives (which must include First Aid and CPR.) Other electives may include business practices and law, office procedures, ethics and professionalism