Student Massage Clinic OPEN 10 AM to 4 PM Tuesday-Wednesday- Friday ( last massage is at 3 PM)
Description of Services
VC College students participating in the student massage clinic have completed 160 hours minimum. This is still a learning process and constructive feedback throughout the massage is appreciated. A few minutes of your time will be required to fill out a student evaluation form after your session.
Prices of Services: $30 for 50 minutes in a private spa setting (with clinic supervisor on site)
S.O.A.P CHARTS ARE PERFORMED OR UPDATED ON EACH VISIT TO CUSTOMIZE YOUR TREATMENT.
OUR MOST POPULAR 50 MINUTES SWEDISH $30 WITH HOT TOWELS : Swedish or traditional massage is a combination of various movements and strokes on the body. Swedish strokes vary in depth and rhythm according to the results sought, including stimulation, relaxation and rehabilitation. They also take into account such factors as age, health status, strength and certain conditions. It is popular in health spas and sports clubs. Persons suffering from stress, decreased circulation and muscle fatigue often find relief from this modality. The humid heat of the hot towel relaxes the body, and clean pores from the oil or lotion.
Therapeutic massage $30: Therapeutic massage includes deep tissue, neuromuscular, and various techniques. It intervenes in the cycle developed by trauma and/or injury, soft tissue dysfunction and lack of movement often accompanied by pain. Therapeutic massage is often used in chiropractic offices and medical massage clinics.
Integrated massage or Hot Stones massage$30: Thai massage and deep tissue or Swedish combo. This approach uses a variety of the above methods. The student will also blend the styles he or she knows and then design the massage for the individual client.VCC offers many different massage modalities in the student’s training. The student may incorporate one or more of these methods into the client’s individual massage session
If you have an interest in becoming a Victory Career College Student:
In massage therapy school you will learn about the different types of massages. In so doing, you will gain hands on experience learning the techniques. Massage therapy schools will typically require students to ascertain nearly all of the following basic massage techniques.
The most common in the West, Swedish massage was developed by a Swedish doctor in the 1700s. It includes various techniques directed at relaxing muscles through pressure applied to muscles, and pressure applied with the flow of blood to the heart. A Swedish massage can be slow or strong depending upon the personal style of the therapist and respective needs of the patient. A therapist will give various massage strokes to release muscle tension and to break up knots and other adhered tissues. The Swedish system is based upon Western anatomy and physiology, versus Eastern systems of massage based upon meridians and energy lines.
A standard in massage therapy school and another form of Swedish, deep tissue massage breaks up chronic muscle tension, injury, or adhesions. Adhesions are bands of rigid tissue in muscles, which block circulation and limit movement. Deep tissue massage targets contracted or knotted muscle areas commonly found in necks, shoulders, and backs. A therapist applies deep targeted pressure to areas of pain. For the therapist, deep tissue massage can be the most physically tiring technique to give. Strong hands and arms will be required to massage deeply into a patient?s muscles and tense problem areas.
Shiatsu massage combines some Western techniques with Eastern medical and spiritual philosophy, and is often referred to as Zen shiatsu. Traditionally, this massage would focus on the Eastern principle of ?chi,? or energy flowing through a body?s meridian channels. Shiatsu therapists will typically manipulate pressure points, rotate and stretch joints, and have the patient breathe deeply. In Japanese, the term shiatsu translates to ?finger pressure,? while therapists will apply pressure across the entire body in order to unblock it, and to help a patient?s body heal itself.
Sports massage works specifically on athletes, no matter their sport. Therapists work on healing sports injuries to muscles and tendons, emphasizing prevention of injuries, and helping athletes prepare before and after a big event. There are four types of situations where a sports massage might be given. First, a stimulating massage may be given as a pre-event sport activity in order to warm up the athlete. Second, a therapist may give a post-event massage to normalize tissues and muscles in the body. Third, a therapist will give restorative massages to athletes during periods of difficult training. Fourth, a sports therapist will give rehabilitative massages to athletes in order to soothe the ache and to heal the muscle pain from injuries. Sports massage can also include maintenance techniques performed in order to reduce likelihood of injury and lessen recovery time. Sports massage can be considered as being associated with Swedish massage, as they both stimulate blood and fluid circulation.
Different types of massages given will vary drastically depending upon the needs and intentions of each individual patient. At massage therapy school, students will learn how to master nearly all four of the basic massage techniques, and can then acquire numerous other massage specialties as well. A student can be well on their way to becoming a healer once he or she has mastered the basic massage techniques.