KC Massage Therapy Extends Deadline

July 10, 2015
The Massage Therapy Program at Kaskaskia College has extended the deadline for application to the Massage Therapy Program to August 1, 2015. The mission of the Massage Therapy Program at Kaskaskia College is to produce entry-level massage therapists for the labor market while fostering attitudes towards life-long education and development of skills. In the Kaskaskia College Massage Therapy Program, students acquire both academic knowledge and the hands on technical skills required in the profession.

During the two semester program at Kaskaskia College, students learn to aid clients in injury prevention, pain relief and relaxation. Other courses instruct the students in the fundamentals of setting up a private clinic or working in a business relationship with other professionals. The small class size ensures individual training. Massage Therapy as a career has evolved over the past few years into a popular treatment option in today’s healthcare system. As a career, it is well-suited for part-time workers and workers who wish to open their own businesses. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is expected to increase by 19 percent from 2008 to 2018, faster than the average for all occupations. Employment will also grow as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy.

For more information regarding the Massage Therapy Program, please contact the program director, Jane Herrmann at 545-3220.