Day Class Start Dates: January 2018 & August 2018 (lasts 6 - 7 months)
Next Evening Class Start Date: March 2018 (lasts 11 - 12 months)
The curriculum here at Crystal Mountain not only meets the requirements of the NM Massage Therapy Board, but also gives new therapists a firm foundation in Therapeutic Massage techniques. We believe that every therapist is unique and creates their own style. Our curriculum includes the following:
> 165+ hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and kinesiology (including Oncology and Geriatric Massage and Myofascial massage);
> 90 + hours of basic Swedish massage techniques;
> 100 + hours of various modality classes including Forearm Flow, Pregnancy, Chair, Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports, Shiatsu, and Thai;
> CPR/AED/First Aid certification;
>36 hour Certified Kinesio Taping® Practitioner (CKTP) training;
> 20 hours of business classes;
> 40+ hours of ethics (including Energetic Boundaries);
> various other electives; and
> 150 hours of Clinical Practicum.
Crystal Mountain has many school-based financing options available including work study and some scholarship opportunities. For more information on our school-based financing, please give us a call at (505) 872-2030 or come by the school. We also work with the VA and New Mexico Workforce Connections.
To apply to Crystal Mountain, review the attached documents and submit a completed application (including essay), call (505) 872-2030 to set up a time to tour the school and complete the in-person interview, and make a $200 tuition deposit plus a $50 application fee to hold your place in the program and guarantee your tuition rate.
Crystal Mountain will also need a copy of your High School Diploma (or equivalent) and a valid ID. You will be notified within a week if you are accepted into the program.
The New Mexico Massage Therapy Board requires a minimum of 650 hours of massage therapy training by a licensed school. This includes the following:
> 165 hours of anatomy, physiology, pathology, and kinesiology;
> 150 hours of massage therapy training; and
> 75 hours of general instruction including CPR/First Aid, business, hydrotherapy, and ethics;
> 260 hours of additional massage therapy training and related electives.
Please refer to the NM Massage Therapy Board website for specific requirements of curriculum and licensing.