Designing a Massage School Curriculum to Fit Your Goals and Objectives, a common mistake we see many massage students make repeatedly is the lack of planning they put into designing their school curriculum.
While there are certain classes that you have to take (referred to as the mandatory courses).
There are others that leave room for flexibility.
So that you can pursue courses that fit your overall goals and career objectives.
For example, you may be required to take the basic principles of massage therapy.
As per your state board’s requirements to obtain a massage license.
But it is silly to concentrate heavily on reflexology and relaxation type courses.
If your goal is to get into medical massage and become a deep tissue specialist.
Similarly, you don’t want to heavily load up on medical massage courses.
If your goal is to work with a premier spa offering hot stone and aromatherapy massages.
MIST – Designing a Massage School Curriculum to Fit Your Goals and Objectives
This is why it is important to read class curricula and syllabus prior to committing to a massage school.
You want to ensure that the school you select offers the education and training you need to succeed in your career down the road.
Providing that you have found the school that has the training you need.
You should be proactive in designing your own curriculum based on the speciality of massage you have chosen to get into rather than follow a “cookie cutter” class curriculum that was designed by the school for you.
The sooner you know what you want to do in your career.
So the sooner you will be able to locate the right massage school for you.
The sooner you locate the right school.
The sooner you will be able to design a meaningful and relevant class schedule.
That ensures you receive the appropriate level of education and training to succeed in your career down the road.