A: Absolutely. You will find that Indiana Massage College (IMC) meets and exceeds every area of national examination & state certification requirements. (Click below for details.)
A: IMC emphasizes hands-on instruction, so instructor-to-student ratio is never more than 12-to-1.
A: IMC limits class enrollment to 12 students per class. By contrast some schools allow classes with up to 55 students.
A: The program may be completed in 40 weeks (about 9 months).
A: While students receive instruction in many popular and therapeutic massage techniques, all techniques are solution-focused and emphasize preparation for work in a clinical setting. Examples include Swedish massage, deep Tissue massage, rehabilitative massage, kinesio-taping, lymph drainage, pregnancy massage, nutrition, hydrotherapy, hot stone, and others.
A: Yes. Our instructors at IMC come from the ranks of massage therapists who work in spas, medical clinics or private practice. Our instructors are seasoned educators.
A: No, Our business is to educate and train qualified massage therapists. Instead of being just good at many programs, having one program allows us to pursue excellence in our area of specialization.
A: Yes. Our hybrid learning model was created with the needs of working adults and busy families in mind. Designed for the average student to complete in around 19 hours each week (about the same as a part time job), you have maximum flexibility.
A: Yes, online programs do require initiative and self-discipline, but we also provide support to help you build those skills. Orientation and your first day of class includes exercises in scheduling to balance your school work with family and job. Sample study schedules are provided and then individually adapted to your specific situation. Weekly campus attendance in the classroom allows students to meet and discuss as well as to practice hands-on skills. This combination of home study and supervised hands-on practice optimizes learning and time efficiency.
A: Most massage therapists are not techies and our program was designed with that in mind. If you can send an email and have ever used Facebook, then you already have all the skills you will need. If the email part is still scary or you just don’t like Facebook, we’ll cover that in orientation.
A: Our program offers a unique combination of medical and sports focused training because we focus on finding solutions for our clients. Unlike many general massage curriculum, which only prepare you for employment at a spa, you will leave us with marketable skills valuable in a variety of therapeutic settings and with the business training to succeed if you decide to create your own job. Of course, we’ll also cover all of the basic massage skills necessary to “wow” a spa manager into offering you spa employment, but you’ll also learn effective techniques for helping ease chronic pain and injuries.
A: No, although general education is important. IMC is a career-focused school providing specific training in massage and bodywork. You can pick up “Gen-Eds” at any community college; come to us for career skills.
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In the state of Indiana, all proprietary schools are required to be approved by the appropriate regulatory body. In the case of certificate granting schools, that approval comes from the Department of Workforce Development, The Office for Career & Technical Schools (OCTS).
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