Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

  • Combines lecture, lab & clinical component
  • Massage clinic
  • Growing industry
  • Small class sizes
  • First Massage program in WNY available in a higher education setting

    WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

    A Licensed Massage Therapist is an allied health professional who provides hands-on care to clients and patients in a variety of settings. The practitioner applies manual therapeutic massage techniques of the body's soft tissue, along with adjunct therapies, in order to positively affect the health and well-being of the client, promoting wellness, stress management, and rehabilitation.

    WHAT DOES A MASSAGE THERAPIST DO?

    Massage Therapists can choose from a variety of bodywork modalities ranging from deep tissue manipulation to the lighter touch of energy therapies such as reiki or craniosacral realignment. Massage therapists can work in a myriad of settings: wellness massage in spas, resorts, and cruise ships; sports massage in health clubs; medical massage in hospitals, rehab centers and chiropractic offices; stress-management massage in corporate offices, and general massage in private practice.

    MASSAGE THERAPY AT TROCAIRE COLLEGE:

    For more than 50 years, Trocaire College has been preparing individuals for the health care professions. Building on this tradition of excellence in health care, Trocaire now offers the first Massage Therapy program in WNY available in a higher education setting.

    The Massage Therapy program was developed to meet the increasing demand for qualified Massage Therapists in the community. With the current changes in health care and the growing use of complementary therapies, Trocaire is uniquely positioned to create and develop hands-on therapy for the 21st century.

    Massage Therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. Massage is both an art and a science of healing which dates back more than 4,000 years.

    Trocaire's program combines lecture, college laboratory experiences, and a clinical component providing practical experience. The program is comprehensive it its coverage of both Eastern and Western massage therapy techniques.

    An individual can enroll in this program as either a full-time or a part-time student and earn a certificate or an associate in applied science degree. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the NYS board licensure exam for professional massage therapists.

    Massage Therapy courses, as well as hands-on training in the massage therapy laboratory and student-run clinic, are offered in a newly renovated facility at 2262 Seneca St. This new location, just two minutes from the main campus, is a 7,500-square-foot facility focusing on the needs of the Massage Therapy program. The space includes a classroom/laboratory area as well as six clinical massage rooms and a clinic office.


    Trocaire College Massage Therapy Clinical Rotations (Externships):

    Our Massage Therapy program is unique because, in addition to staffing our on-site massage therapy clinic that is open to the public, our students enjoy a variety of off-site clinical rotations while in their final two semesters of the massage program. These rotations allow students to gain valuable, hands-on massage experience, while attending supervised clinical rotations at local facilities utilizing massage therapy services. New clinical rotations are added frequently into the program curriculum.

     

    Trocaire Massage Therapy Offsite Clinical Rotations, Fall 2015

    Hours: Wednesdays, 1-5 p.m.

    Balance Massage Therapy and Wellness (Corporate Wellness Massage)
    (716) 854-4555
    Ellicott Square Building
    295 Main Street, Suite 1095
    Buffalo, NY 14203

    New York Chiropractic College Clinic (Medical Massage)
    (716) 685-9750
    4974 Transit Road
    Depew, NY 14043

    Relax Spa (Relaxation Therapies/ Spa Massage)
    (716) 946-3466
    30 Heritage Court
    Lockport, NY 14094

    Program HighlightsProgram Highlights

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High School Diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500
    2. Biology
    3. Minimum final semester average of 2.0 with minimum grades of "C" in laboratory sciences for current and transfer students
    4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required prior to clinical experiences

     

    Minimum Degree Requirements:

    1. A total of at least 71 semester hours for the Associate Degree, with a Quality Point Average of 2.0
    2. Core Curriculum Requirements:

      GS100 College Seminar or GS102 College Success*
      Basic Communication (EN101 or EN200)
      Humanities (EN102)
      Mathematics (3-4 credits)**
      Natural Science* (BIO130/130L, BIO131/131L)
      Philosophy (PH103, PH205)
      Social Science (PSY101 and one, 3 credit hour Social Science elective)

    3. Program Requirements*: BIO243, BIO333, MT101, MT105, MT106, MT110, MT111, MT205, MT206, MT211, MT212, MT230, MT240, MT245
    4. One, 3 credit hour "hands-on" Massage Therapy elective
      (other electives in the department are considered to be free electives)

    *A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required.
    **Math 107 is recommended and can be completed at any time during the four semesters.

    CurriculumCurriculum

    Semester 1

    19.0 / 21.0 Credits
    BIO130 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
    BIO130L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
    EN101 or EN200 English Composition or Advanced Composition 3
    GS100 or GS102 College Seminar or College Success 1 / 3
    MT101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 3
    MT105 Western Massage Therapy I 4
    MT110 Myology 4

    Semester 2

    18.0 Credits
    BIO131 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
    BIO131L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
    EN102 Introduction to Literature 3
    MT106 Eastern Massage Therapy I 3
    MT111 Myology/Kinesiology 4
    MT205 Western Massage Therapy II 4

    Semester 3

    16.0 Credits
    BIO243 Neurology 3
    BIO333 Pathophysiology 3
    MT206 Eastern Massage Therapy II 3
    MT230 Clinical Practicum I 1
    PH103 Introduction to Philosophy 3
    PSY101 General Psychology 3

    Semester 4

    18.0 / 19.0 Credits
    MT211 Professional Development 1
    MT212 Applied Pathophysiology 3
    MT240 Clinical Practicum II 1
    MT245 Massage Therapy Seminar 1
    Massage Therapy Elective 3
    Mathematics Elective** 3 / 4
    PH205 Ethics in Health Care 3
    Social Science Elective 3

    Contact

    Associate in Applied Science (A.A.S.)
    HEGIS Code Number 5299

    BS, LMT, RYT
    Director, Massage Therapy Program
    Trocaire College
    2262 Seneca St., Buffalo, NY 14220
    (716) 827-2492

    WHAT IS MASSAGE THERAPY?

    A Licensed Massage Therapist is an allied health professional who provides hands-on care to clients and patients in a variety of settings. The practitioner applies manual therapeutic massage techniques of the body's soft tissue, along with adjunct therapies, in order to positively affect the health and well-being of the client, promoting wellness, stress management, and rehabilitation.

    WHAT DOES A MASSAGE THERAPIST DO?

    Massage Therapists can choose from a variety of bodywork modalities ranging from deep tissue manipulation to the lighter touch of energy therapies such as reiki or craniosacral realignment. Massage therapists can work in a myriad of settings: wellness massage in spas, resorts, and cruise ships; sports massage in health clubs; medical massage in hospitals, rehab centers and chiropractic offices; stress-management massage in corporate offices, and general massage in private practice.

    MASSAGE THERAPY AT TROCAIRE COLLEGE:

    For over 50 years, Trocaire College has been preparing individuals for the health care professions. Building on this tradition of excellence in health care, Trocaire now offers the first Massage Therapy Program in WNY available in a higher education setting.

    The Massage Therapy program was developed to meet the increasing demand for qualified Massage Therapists in the community. With the current changes in health care and the growing use of complementary therapies, Trocaire is uniquely positioned to create and develop hands-on therapy for the 21st century.

    Massage Therapy is a profession in which the practitioner applies manual techniques for the purpose of improving muscle tone and circulation with the intention of positively affecting the health and well-being of the client. Massage is both an art and a science of healing which dates back more than 4,000 years.

    Trocaire's program combines lecture, college laboratory experiences, and a clinical component providing practical experience. The program is comprehensive it its coverage of both Eastern and Western massage therapy techniques.

    An individual can enroll in this program as either a full-time or a part-time student and earn a Certificate or an Associate in Applied Science degree. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the NYS board licensure exam for professional massage therapists.

    Massage Therapy courses, as well as hands-on training in the massage therapy laboratory and student-run clinic, are offered in a newly renovated facility at 2262 Seneca Street.  This new location, just two minutes from the main campus, is a 7,500 square foot facility focusing on the needs of the Massage Therapy program.  The space includes a classroom/laboratory area as well as six clinical massage rooms and a clinic office.

    Program HighlightsProgram Highlights

    Admission Requirements:

    1. High School Diploma (minimum 75% average) or GED Diploma with a minimum score of 2500
    2. Biology
    3. Minimum final semester average of 2.0 with minimum grades of "C" in laboratory sciences for current and transfer students
    4. Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is required prior to clinical experiences

     

    Minimum Requirements:

    1. A total of at least 50 semester hours for the Certificate, with a Quality Point Average of 2.0
      Normal Time to completion: 24 months
    2. Core Requirements: GS100 College Seminar or GS 102 College Success, EN101 or EN200 (Basic Communication), EN 102 (Humanities), Mathematics (3-4 credits), Natural Science (BIO130/BIO130L, BIO131/BIO131L), PH103, PH205 (Philosophy), Social Science (PSY101 and one 3 credit social science elective)
    3. Program Requirements*: BIO243, BIO333, MT101, MT105, MT106, MT110, MT111, MT205, MT206, MT211, MT212, MT230, MT240, MT245, One, 3 credit hour "hands-on" Massage Therapy elective
      (other electives in the department are considered to be free electives)

     

    *A minimum grade of "C" (2.0) is required.
    *Math 107 is recommended and can be completed at any time during the four semesters.

    CurriculumCurriculum

    Semester 1

    16.0 / 18.0 Credits
    BIO130 Anatomy & Physiology I 3
    BIO130L Anatomy & Physiology I Lab 1
    GS100 or GS102 College Seminar or College Success 1 / 3
    MT101 Introduction to Massage Therapy 3
    MT105 Western Massage Therapy I 4
    MT110 Myology 4

    Semester 2

    15.0 Credits
    BIO131 Anatomy & Physiology II 3
    BIO131L Anatomy & Physiology II Lab 1
    MT106 Eastern Massage Therapy I 3
    MT111 Myology/Kinesiology 4
    MT205 Western Massage Therapy II 4

    Semester 3

    10.0 Credits
    BIO243 Neurology 3
    BIO333 Pathophysiology 3
    MT206 Eastern Massage Therapy II 3
    MT230 Clinical Practicum I 1

    Semester 4

    9.0 Credits
    MT211 Professional Development 1
    MT212 Applied Pathophysiology 3
    MT240 Clinical Practicum II 1
    MT245 Massage Therapy Seminar 1
    Massage Therapy Elective 3

    Contact

    Certificate
    HEGIS Code Number 5299

    Dean of the Division of Health Professions
    716.827.2454
    Room: 332

    Massage Clinic Overview

    The Trocaire College Massage Therapy Clinic, located at 2262 Seneca St. ( at the corner of Indian Church Road), offers one-hour massage sessions with upper-level students in the Massage Therapy program. Functioning as an internship experience for the students, the appointments are open to fellow students, college employees and the general public, and massages are supervised by an instructor/licensed massage therapist.

    Enjoy the healing benefits of massage at the clinic during the fall and spring semesters.  A 60-minute session is $35.00, and parking is available on the street or in the lot behind the clinic building.

    To schedule an appointment, please call 716-827-2518. Messages will be returned during regularly scheduled clinic hours. Click here to download the clinic's intake form-- printing and filling it out prior to your appointment will save time upon arrival.

    Massage Therapy Clinic Fall 2015 Hours: Mondays from 2-6 p.m.