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Nature & Nurture – Choosing a Career in Holistic Massage or Traditional Massage Therapy

As an accredited academy with a 30 year history in the industry of beauty and wellness, Boca Beauty Academy has offered an industry-leading Massage Therapy Program for nearly three decades. Throughout the years, new procedures and protocols have been developed and our academy has been leading the charge in educating students every step of the way.

The roots of massage therapy date back to the 1700’s, evolving throughout the years from majorly a medical practice to become more widely therapeutic. Gaining popularity in the United States in the 1970’s, massage therapy has evolved to become an accessible luxury or proactive wellness treatment. Today, there are new innovative treatments and time-honored traditional therapies that blend the medicinal origins with wellness-centered treatments. Massage Therapy is known to promote health, improve body function and mobility, enhance circulation, reduce stress, prevent disease, and help treat injuries.

To articulate this evolution, we dive back to the Swedish Movement introduced in the 1800’s as a balance of “mind-body-spirit unity” with anatomy and physiology. A scientific and holistic approach that remains at the forefront of massage therapy today.

In 1943, The American Association of Masseuses and Masseurs was established, (now the American Massage Therapy Association), laying the foundation for the profession by establishing educational and ethical standards for the field. The 1960s produced a new generation and a revived interest in massage therapy, widely considered natural healing therapy.

To meet the ever-increasing demand for massage therapy and its counterpart, holistic massage therapy, Boca Beauty Academy set forth to create industry-leading programs that introduce all the modalities of the profession over time. Students enrolled in Massage Therapy at Boca Beauty Academy will learn the importance of human anatomy, physiology, pathology & kinesiology, and hydrotherapy; as well as the practices of aromatherapy and more. Our holistic massage therapy program also educates students on medicinal cannabis & CBD oils, diet / nutrition / toxicity, meditation healing and the principles of homeopathy.

Massage Therapy Program Holistic Massage Therapy Program
Anatomy Anatomy
Physiology Physiology
Pathology Kinesiology
Kinesiology Homeopathy
Aromatherapy Medicinal Cannabis & CBD
Hydrotherapy & Spa Treatments Diet / Nutrition / Toxicity
  Meditation Healing
  Herbal Therapy & Aromatherapy
In class and training in our on-campus salon, students will gain hands-on experience with hot stone massage, spa treatments, energy-based bodywork, Shiatsu and Ayurveda, clinical massage, reflexology, chair massage, and specialized massage techniques. In class and training in our on-campus salon, students will gain hands-on experience with hot stone massage, spa treatments, energy-based bodywork, Shiatsu and Ayurveda, clinical massage, reflexology, chair massage, body wraps, CBD oil service applications and specialized massage techniques.
Length of Program: 21 weeks Length of Program: 25 weeks

Learn the science and practice behind each technique and how they’ve evolved over the years; from deep tissue massage to pregnancy massage, cupping therapy to reflexology. Men and women seeking a career as a massage therapist or holistic massage therapist will find job opportunities in spas, major hotels, boutique resorts, medspas, physician’s offices, sports/athletic teams, health clubs and centers for organic or holistic healing.

Think a career in massage therapy is right for you? Take our online beauty & wellness career training readiness quiz which will help you identify goals, personal strengths and important facts about your potential career path so you can make an informed decision about your future. Visit us at www.bocabeautyacademy.edu today. It takes just a few minutes!

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Boca Beauty Academy is Florida’s preeminent, nationally accredited beauty and wellness academy offering programs in cosmetology, makeup artistry, nail technician, skin care, massage therapy, holistic massage or skincare, paramedical esthetician, and electrolysis. Students are supported with job placement and financial aid assistance.  To learn more or arrange a tour of our two campuses, call Boca Raton 561-487-1191 | Parkland 954-866-1011.