Educational Objectives

Holistic Massage Therapy School | Educational Objectives

To be comfortable and competent in communications with other health care professionals, keep appropriate records and clearly understand our scope of practice.

To successfully complete the comprehensive 600 – 675 Hour Berkana Institute of Massage Therapy Certification Program

To successfully apply for and pass the MBLEX board exam.

To be comfortable and proficient in providing ethical and professional bodywork to a diverse group of people, and to be able to adapt to the unique needs of each client.

To know and utilize a variety of techniques in order to meet the client’s individual needs.

To practice all of the techniques with our hands and hearts. To cultivate skills and provide exceptional massage therapy.

To treat clients with the utmost respect and to honor their privacy, boundaries, and vulnerabilities in a professional and ethical manner.

To understand the function and structure of the human body.

To obtain a practical working knowledge of anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, and pathology.

To understand and be mindful of the contraindications and benefits associated with massage therapy.

To have a clear understanding of the potential psychological and emotional responses a client could experience during or after a massage therapy treatment.

To know how to properly and ethically respond to the client who is experiencing an emotional or psychological challenge triggered by massage, and to refer to a professional when necessary.

To become fully aware of who we are and challenge ourselves to move to the next level of our personal evolution.

To acquire the skills necessary to cultivate and operate a successful massage therapy business.

To have the business skills and knowledge necessary to build a massage practice, or contribute effectively to an established practice.

To enhance self-awareness by practicing self-care, proper nutrition, excellent body mechanics and a regular movement practice.

To understand that sharing professional touch and compassion with our clients improves the quality of our lives and our holistic health.

To love what we do.