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FULL MASSAGE AND SPA THERAPY PROGRAM

Our full diploma program in massage and spa therapy combines the best of two great professions. In response to the most recent trends within the industry, CMS has developed a training program of which prepares students for the present and the future. Years of experience in education indicate that students possessing multiple talents are by far most sought after by luxury spas, resorts, cruise ships and most importantly the general public. This unique program of interactive education is both enjoyable to learn and rewarding as a career. Every class is manageably structured therefore early enrollment is encouraged. Our full program is inclusive therefore previous medical training is not required. Students are required to participate in the learning directives of practicing and receiving all massage and spa services introduced.

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Full Massage & Spa Therapy Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
Part Time Mon—Fri TBA 15 5 62 738 / 39.5 $13,105
               
Full Time Mon—Fri TBA 30 10 30 738 / 39.5 $13,105

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New classes are always forming. Call for the next start date.

Individual classes may be taken separately

Class Sessions are 9:00am—12:00pm, 1:30—4:30pm, or 6:00—9:00pm

Part Time Students choose 1 session per day, Monday-Friday

Full Time Students choose 2 sessions per day, Monday-Friday

Sample schedules are available when visiting the school.

Full Massage & Spa Therapy Program Classes
Class ID Subject Total Hours Total Credit(s)
HS101 Anatomy & Physiology I 75 5
HS102 Pathology 45 3
HS103 Anatomy & Physiology II 26 1.5
HS104 Kinesiology 45 3
BU101 Ethics & Professionalism I 12 0.5
BU102 Ethics & Professionalism II 12 0.5
BU103 Ethics & Professionalism III 24 1.5
BU104 Ethics & Professionalism IV 12 0.5
 
MT101 Massage Theory & Techniques I 24 1
MT102 Massage Theory & Techniques II 132 7.5
MT103 Massage Theory & Techniques III 21 1
MT104 Massage Theory & Techniques IV 78 4.5
MY105 Massage Theory & Techniques V 45 2.5
 
ST101 Spa Techniques 45 2.5
ST102 Spa Techniques II 42 2.5
 
CL101 Clinic 19 1
CL102 Clinic II 27 0.5
CL103 Clinic III 27 0.5
CL104 Clinic IV 27 0.5
 
    738 39.5
CMS reserves the right to alter scheduling of courses and curriculum without notice.

 

MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

For 44 consecutive years CMS has continuously provided quality training in massage and therapy. Our focus is teaching people like yourself how to effectively help others. In relation to massage and therapy, this is one specialty field that will continue to grow as it has in the past. Students enrolled in our massage program gain a valuable understanding of professionalism and acquire essential knowledge specific to massage and bodywork. Prerequisite college courses are not required; this flexible program is designed for students already having busy schedule therefore many students find that they are able to balance a work schedule and classes simultaneously. The following program exceeds mandatory Massachusetts state requirements and placement assistance after graduation is available.

Massage Therapy Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
Part TIme Mon—Fri TBA 15 5 62 651 / 34.5 $11,105
 
Full Time Mon—Fri TBA 30 10 31 651 / 34.5 $11,105

Description: Help me get financial aid

 

New classes are always forming. Call for the next start date.

Individual classes may be taken separately

Class Sessions are 9:00am—12:00pm, 1:30—4:30pm, or 6:00—9:00pm

Part Time Students choose 1 session per day, Monday-Friday

Full Time Students will have 2 sessions per day, Monday-Friday

Sample schedules are available when visiting the school.

Massage Therapy Program Classes
Class ID Subject Total Hours Total Credit(s)
HS101 Anatomy & Physiology I 75 5
HS102 Pathology 45 3
HS103 Anatomy & Physiology II 26 1.5
HS104 Kinesiology 45 3
BU101 Ethics & Professionalism I 12 0.5
BU102 Ethics & Professionalism II 12 0.5
BU103 Ethics & Professionalism III 24 1.5
BU104 Ethics & Professionalism IV 12 0.5
 
MT101 Massage Theory & Techniques I 24 1
MT102 Massage Theory & Techniques II 132 7.5
MT103 Massage Theory & Techniques III 21 1
MT104 Massage Theory & Techniques IV 78 4.5
MY105 Massage Theory & Techniques V 45 2.5
 
CL101 Clinic 19 1
CL102 Clinic II 27 0.5
CL103 Clinic III 27 0.5
CL104 Clinic IV 27 0.5
       
    651 34.5
CMS reserves the right to alter scheduling of courses and curriculum without notice.

SPA THERAPY PROGRAM

Our spa therapy program at CMS is specifically designed for students desiring to seriously learn the essential aspects of spa operations, management, ownership and employment. If you enjoy the spa experience, you will love this program because our classroom is a simulated spa. This program is ideal for those students wishing to learn a new profession and also wonderful for those wishing to compliment a talent they already posses. Placement assistance is available. This program is inclusive therefore no additional fees will apply. All students are required to actively participate in learning a wide variety of spa specialties. Pre-requisite may be required.

Spa Therapy Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
7 Months Mon—Fri Open Enrollment 3 to 15 1 to 5 31 264/ 15.5 $4,605

New classes are always forming. Call for the next start date.

Individual classes may be taken separately

Class Sessions are 9:00am—12:00pm, 1:30—4:30pm, or 6:00—9:00pm

Total Program includes tuition, all text books, application fee, CORI and uniform.

Each student will receive a complete schedule outlining the classes included in their program, having both a beginning date and a completion date.

Spa Therapy Program Classes
Class ID Subject Total Hours Total Credit(s)
HS101 Anatomy & Physiology I 75 5
HS102 Pathology 45 3
BU101 Ethics & Professionalism I 12 0.5
BU103 Ethics & Professionalism III 24 1.5
 
ST101 Spa Techniques I 45 2.5
ST102 Spa Techniques II 42 2.5
CL102-A Spa Clinic Prep/Clinic 21 0.5
 
    264 15.5
CMS reserves the right to alter scheduling of courses and curriculum without notice.

Personal Care Homemaker
HOME HEALTH AIDE
Nursing Assistant / Nurse Aide CERTIFICATE PROGRAM

Beginning with the Personal Care Homemaker Certificate, learn the basic skills needed to safely and effectively care for an individual in their home. Personal Care Homemakers assist with housekeeping, shopping, laundry, essential errands, basic meal planning and preparation, and being a companion to a home bound client. You will learn the basics of client care; anatomy, nutrition, infection control, communication, safety in a homecare setting, and general maintenance of a home environmen in our Companionship Certification Classes.

You have the option of concluding your attendance with us at this time or continuing into our Home Health Aide Certificate Program, becoming part of a client’s basic Health Care Team. Within this program you will learn more extensive client care skills. You will learn personal care procedures (such as bed making, client hygiene, assisting with ambulation and vital signs), advanced safety control procedures, the importance of observation and reporting and how to assist in therapy sessions.

With our Dual Certificate, Nurse Aide and Home Health Aide program, enhance your client care skills by learning specific nursing skills that will empower you to diversify into a specific area of the medical field; including but not limited to pediatrics, geriatrics, or labor and delivery. Nursing Assistants/ Nurse Aides support doctors and nurses in diagnostic procedures and technical treatments. These basic nursing procedures will open many doors for you whether you want to work in the hospital, long-term care facilities or offer more to your clients in the home-care setting. The Home Health Care Aide training includes clinical experience in a local long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

As with all our programs, we keep our classes small, to ensure everyone valuable one-on-one attention.

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Personal Care Homemaker Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
Part Time Mon - Fri TBA 15-18 3-5 3.5 38 $500
Home Health Aid Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
Part Time Mon - Fri TBA 15-18 3-5 5.5 73 $800
Nurse Aide / Home Health Aide Program Options
Duration Classes Starts Hours
per Week
Classes
per Week
Number of
Weeks
Total Hrs
Clock/Credit
Tuition
Full Time Tues, Wed, and Fri Open Enrollment 18 3 6.5 118.25 $1,200

Personal Care Homemaker/ Home Health Aide and Nurse Aide Training Programs

Day Class Sessions are 8:30am-3:30pm classroom, and 7:00am-2:30pm clinical
Night Class Sessions are 6:00pm – 9:00pm: classroom, 7:00am – 2:30pm: clinical (NAT only)

Total Program includes tuition, all text books, application fee, CORI and uniform.

Each student will receive a complete schedule outlining the classes included in their program, having both a beginning date and a completion date.

New classes are always forming. Call for the next start date.

Individual classes may be taken separately

Client Care Program Classes
Class ID Subject PCH Total Hours HHA Total Hours NAT Total Hours
PC201 Personal Care Homemaker Instruction 3.5 3.5 3.5
CC201 Client Care I 24.5 24.5 24.5
HC201 Home Care I 10 10 10
HA201 Home Health Aide Instruction 1.5 1.5
CC202 Client Care II 33.5 33.5
NA201 Nurse Aide Instruction 3
CC203 Client Care III 8.5
CL201 Nurse Aide Clinical 33.75
Totals 38 73 118.25
CMS reserves the right to alter scheduling of courses and curriculum without notice.

Description of Classes

HS101     ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY 101 Hours - 6.5 Credits

Description:     The study of the Anatomy & Physiology of the body including the structure and function of the following body systems:

  • Integumentary System
  • Musculoskeletal System
  • Cardiovascular System
  • Blood Lymphatic and Immune Systems
  • Nervous System
  • Endocrine System
  • Respiratory System
  • Digestive System
  • Urinary System
  • Reproductive System

Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, computer integration and power point presentations. This course encourages interactive learning and student participation.  Daily quizzes measure progression.
Courses Included:
HS101: Anatomy & Physiology I 75 Hours - 5 Credits
HS103: Anatomy & Physiology II 26 Hours - 1.5 Credits
            Pre-requisite:  Must be taken in conjunction with HS104

PATHOLOGY 45 Hours - 3 Credits

Description:     The study of common pathologies encountered in the practice of massage and how they impact the application of massage, specific indications, contraindications and precautions to the application of massage in the presence of these pathologies.  Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, computer integration and power point presentations. This course encourages interactive learning and student participation.  Daily quizzes measure progression.
Courses Included:
HS102: Pathology 45 Hours - 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite:  must be taken in conjunction with HS101

 

KINESIOLOGY 45 Hours - 3 Credits

Description:     Location, identification and palpation of the bellies and attachments of the major muscles of external movement of the body. Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, computer integration and power point presentations. This course encourages interactive learning and student participation.  Daily quizzes measure progression.
Courses Included:
HS104: Kinesiology 45 Hours - 3 Credits
Pre-Requisite:  HS103

 

ETHICS AND PROFESSIONALISM60 Hours - 3 Credits

Description:     In this module students will:

  • Define and demonstrate active listening, rapport, empathy and feedback.
  • Identify strategies to effectively deal with emotional and behavioral client responses to massage therapy treatment.
  • Describe the principles of conflict resolution and apply conflict resolution skills effectively in the client-therapist relationship.
  • Discuss the importance of professional boundaries.  Describe techniques for establishing and maintaining safe and respectful boundaries with clients.
  • Identify and describe the purpose of a code of ethics.  Identify and describe the purpose of Standards of Practice specific to massage therapy.
  • Identify confidentiality principles related to massage therapy.
  • Identify common ethical situations in massage therapy and strategies to effectively resolve ethical issues.
  • Identify and design effective methods for time management, client scheduling, and maintenance of the work environment.
  • Outline an employment strategy, including short and long-term professional goals.
  • Create, maintain and identify legal requirements for retaining client, financial and tax records.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of federal, state and local regulations as they pertain to massage therapy practice.
  • Identify the elements of effective job search and marketing materials (such as resumes, brochures, business cards).
  • Identify and discuss common methods of marketing for massage therapy.
  • Identify strategies to develop and maintain a client base.
  • Discuss the value of ongoing education and skill development as a professional.
  • Describe methods for identifying advanced training programs to enhance performance, knowledge and skills.
  • Identify the role of professional associations for massage therapists.

Methods of instruction include lecture, in class activities and may include professional guest speakers. Structured quizzes and assignments measure progression.
Courses Included:
BU101: Ethics & Professionalism I12 Hours - 0.5 Credits
BU102: Ethics & Professionalism II12 Hours - 0.5 Credit
BU103: Ethics & Professionalism III24 Hours - 1.5 Credits
BU104: Ethics & Professionalism IV12 Hours - 0.5 Credits
      Pre-requisite: MT102, MT103
BU105: Ethics & Professionalism V9 Hours - 0.5 Credits
      Pre-Requisite: HS101, HS102, HS103, HS104, MT102, MT103, MT104, MT105

 

MASSAGE THEORY & TECHNIQUE300 Hours - 16.5 Credits

Description:     To include the following learning objectives in the area of:
Effects of touch and massage techniques:

  • Identify and describe the physiological effects of touch and specific massage.
  • Identify and describe potential emotional effects of touch and specific massage techniques.
  • Define and describe the interpersonal and physical components of a therapeutic environment.
  • Develop competency in musculoskeletal palpation and pain assessment skills relating to the appropriate application of massage techniques.
  • Develop a safe and effective treatment plan, based on client goals, assessment findings, and understanding of effects of massage.
  • Write clear, concise and accurate notes of client treatment sessions.
  • Demonstrate commonly recognized techniques that are within the scope of practice and training for massage therapy disciplines.  Demonstrate techniques that are appropriate for each body area, including endangerment sites.
  • Demonstrate the use of draping during treatment as a professional boundary.
  • Identify and practice appropriate methods of sanitation and personal hygiene in the performance of massage sessions.

Self Care:

  • Identify and describe the effect of physical fitness and life style habits on the performance of massage techniques.
  • Identify and demonstrate biomechanical skills necessary for the safe and effective performance of massage techniques.

Methods of instruction include lecture, example forms, in class activities and demonstrations. Student progression is measured by quizzes, performance and assignments.
Courses Included:
MT101: Massage Theory & Techniques I24 Hours - 1.0 Credits
MT102: Massage Theory & Techniques II132 Hours - 7.5 Credits
MT103: Massage Theory & Techniques III21 Hours - 1.0 Credit
      Pre-Requisite:  MT102
MT104: Massage Theory & Techniques IV78 Hours - 4.5 Credits
      Pre-requisite:  MT102
MT105: Massage Theory & Techniques V45 Hours - 2.5 Credits
      Pre-requisite: MT104

 

SPA TECHNIQUES 87 Hours - 5 Credits

Description:     The objective of this module is to teach students how to prepare equipment and supplies required to perform various spa services. Students will learn:

  • How to perform each treatment and learn about the products used, their benefits as well as contraindications of each.
  • The following treatments will include: Spray Tanning, face rejuvenation, exfoliations, scrubs, moisturizing, and steam applications. 
  • How to perform several new age spa treatments that are reflective of the changing times.
  • Various body wraps such as mud, clay, seaweed and herbal.  

Student progression is determined by quizzes, practical exams and performance observation in class.
Courses Included:
ST101: Spa Techniques I45 Hours - 2.5 Credits
ST102: Spa Techniques II42 Hours - 2.5 Credits

 

CLINIC100 Hours - 2.5 Credits

Massage and Spa Therapy Programs-CL100's

Description:     Dedicated actual hands on practice of massage therapy, supervised by a licensed massage or qualified health care professional.

  • Assessment and treatment planning
  • Treatment note preparation
  • Clinic management

Student progression is determined by observation based on performance, demonstrated professionalism and client student evaluations.
Courses Included:
CL101: Clinic I19 Hours - 1 Credit
      Pre-Requisite:  MT102
CL10227 Hours - 0.5 Credit
      Pre-requisite: MT102, CL101
CL102-A: Spa Clinic I21 Hours - 0.5 Credits
      Pre-requisite: must be in conjunction ST101 or ST102
CL103: Clinic III27 Hours - 0.5 Credits
      Pre-Requisite: MT102, CL101
CL104: Clinic IV27 Hours - 0.5 Credits
      Pre-Requisite: MT102, CL101

 

CLINIC33.75 Hours

Nurse Aide Training Program-CL200's

Description: Dedicated actual hands-on practice assisting nurses in a local long-term care facility under the supervision of a registered nurse.

  • Assisting in client care
  • Assisting in rehabilitation
  • Client transfers
  • Assistance in feeding and nutrition
  • Observation and reporting

Student progression is determined by observation based on performance, demonstrated professionalism and evaluations.

Courses Included:
CL201: Nurse Aide Clinical33.75 Hours
      Pre-Requisite:  must be in conjunction with CC203

 

PERSONAL HOMEMAKER/HOME HEALTH AIDE/NURSE AIDE8.5 Hours

Description:     Discover the definitions of each Health Care Professional, the responsibilities of each, how to obtain employment as such and examination for obtaining the certificate. Courses are taught through lecture and discussion.

Courses Included:
PC201: Personal Care Homemaker Instruction3.5 Hours
HA201: Home Health Aide Instruction1.5 Hours
NA201: Nurse Aide Instruction3.5 Hours

 

CLIENT CARE 66 Hours

Description:     Learn about Patient Care, starting with the basics for home care and advancing into care needed within a medical facility. Students will also discover and discuss medical terminology, nutrition, basic anatomy, communication skills, safety, observation and reporting, infection control, assisting with therapies and emergency procedures, and transferring patients. Courses are taught through lecture and discussion, videos, skills practice labs and ADL sheets. Student progression is determined by skills evaluations.

Courses Included:
CC201: Client Care I24.5 Hours
CC202: Client Care II33.5 Hours
      Pre-requisite: CC201
CC203: Client Care III8 Hours
      Pre-requisite: CC202

 

HOME CARE10 Hours

Description:     Discover the needs of a client with the home setting: infection control, safety, nutrition, maintenance of the home environment, family issues/concerns, loss and death. Courses are taught through lecture and discussion.

Courses Included:
HC201: Home Care I10 Hours

* Students will receive a complete schedule of the select classes included in their chosen program. Individual classes may be taken for continuing education credit after graduation, providing the course selected is not one previously completed.

 

Note: CMS reserves the right to alter scheduling of courses and curriculum without notice.