I love my career as a Massage Therapist.

Aren Bierkan

Massage Therapy (A.S.)

Asnuntuck Community College is currently offering this Associates Degree.  Massage Therapy students can utilize financial aid to pay for the degree.  On average, about 8 students are enrolled in this degree each semester.  Upon completing the Massage Therapy Associates degree, the students will be able to work in both Connecticut as well as Massachusetts.  The student must pass the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx) prior to obtaining Connecticut licensure.  Asnuntuck Community College currently has a 100% pass rate on this exam.  Asnuntuck currently has employers waiting for the students to graduate.  This is a ratio of five jobs for every one student.  The national trend in Massage Therapy is moving into the Associate Degree program.

  • Perform a full body massage using and integrating effleurage, petrissage, vibration, friction and tapotement.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of Anatomy and Physiology.
  • Understand the origin, insertion and actions of the muscles of the upper and lower body.
  • Understand Pathologies and how to work safely and effectively with those using massage therapy.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of the principles of Massage Therapy.
  • Understand the physiological effects of massage therapy on all of the 11 body systems.
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of massage ethics and how to handle ethical dilemmas.
  • Understand business practices of massage therapy; understand the various types of employment.
  • Demonstrate the kinesthetic concepts and how they apply to massage therapy.

The clinic is open to the public and is provided under supervision of licensed massage therapists. Massages will be scheduled between May 23, 2022 and Aug 16, 2022, between the hours of 9:00am to 3:30pm (last appointment start time) on Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays. There are generally 4 students providing massage during each of the following times: 9:00, 10:15, 11:30, 1:00, 2:15, and 3:30pm. Appointments are not booked outside of these times. Massages will be in 50 minute increments. You may choose to book 2 back to back sessions totaling 100 minutes (cannot be booked at 3:30pm)

We accept cash, Mastercard, Visa, and personal checks. Exact change is recommended if paying in cash. Note that tips are not allowed by state law. You can help the students by re-booking and spreading the word about the clinic so the students can complete the required hours quickly.

Please note that there are no current COVID-19 requirements for masking. Clients and therapists may choose to wear a mask, if desired. We reserve the right to change this, dependent upon school policy.

For more information regarding the massage clinic please email as-massagetherapy@asnuntuck.edu or visit https://asnuntuck.edu/spa-salon-services-at-acc/

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