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Camp Pebble Wellness Institute

Massage Therapy Certification Program

650 hours

229 E Sheridan St. |  Ely MN 55731 :: 218.365.0809 ::  admissions@pebblespaco.com

Massage Practitioner Certificate

Our certification program starts with the building blocks of human anatomy, physiology, and pathology.  Through complete understanding of the indications  and contraindications for massage therapy, students gain the knowledge to treat a diverse range of clients. Our Massage Practitioner Certificate Program is grounded in therapeutic massage techniques which are beneficial for relaxation, stress reduction, relieving muscle tension, improving circulation, and increasing range of motion. 

Our technique is based on massage work which focuses on gliding, kneading, and tapping strokes as a means to manipulate the topmost layers of muscles. Additionally, students receive training in deep tissue, prenatal, sports, hot stone, and chair massage. We include training in craniosacral therapy, reflexology, facial massages, Ayurveda, chakra balancing, and spa treatments as a means to provide the student with a well rounded understanding of massage therapy approaches.  

Students will learn the importance of proper draping techniques, table use, and appropriate client positioning. We emphasize career longevity through practitioner self-care alongside proper body mechanics. The focus of this program is to train students so they may deliver a massage with full confidence.

Learning Objectives for Massage
Practitioner Students 

  • Become proficient in massage techniques that allow them to provide a therapeutic massage session to a diverse client population. 

  • Assess the client to determine the safe use of massage techniques learned.

  • Obtain a working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, and pathology as they relate to the practice of massage therapy. 

  •  Interact with clients in a personal and professional manner which fosters mutual respect and trust. 

  •  Describe and explain the benefits, limitations, and contraindications of massage therapy on the human body in order to effectively communicate these aspects with clients.

  • Acquire an appreciation for correct body mechanics that prevent injury and increase massage lifespan.

  • Read and understand textbooks and relevant educational materials. 

  •  Become eligible for employment as a bodywork professional.

  •  Be familiar with state and local requirements to maintain an appropriate scope of practice and to refer appropriately to other health professionals when necessary.

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Our Program

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