If you’re wanting to further your career as a massage therapist choosing a licensed and state approved school is essential. Mike Metzger had a state approved school for 27 years, and can teach over 10 different massage techniques to massage therapists and the public. Mike Metzger was awarded #1 Massage Therapist in California and is ranked in the top 10% in the world.
Anatomy and Physiology are very important for massage therapists. Mike has over 3,215 hours of advanced training and he has helped thousands of patients, clients, students, and athletes for 29 years.
Therapeutic chair massage has been becoming increasingly more and more popular, especially in the workplace. Mike has worked on thousands of employees and staff in various businesses Mike will focus 15-30 minutes on each individual, this helps with productivity in the day and helps with the employees overall health. This helps and prevents many chiropractic and doctor appointments for employees.
Massage therapy is a profession built on the foundation of trust and professionalism. It is important that every massage therapist upholds good, clean ethics, but also a high standard of hygiene as well. It is important to understand the proper draping method of clients, having clean and fresh linens, as well as products and services that correlate correctly with pricing.
Basic massage curriculum should include exercising and stretching for clients. Main areas to focus on exercising and strengthening are weak or injured muscles; stretching is critical for over developed muscles and to balance the posture.
After anatomy and massage therapy basics have been covered in the curriculum, having Mike bring guest clients in for student observation and education will also help tremendously.
Student and therapists will need to educate their clients and the public on the background of massage, by doing this there will be a higher likelihood of repeat clients in their career.
Having a good understanding of the history of your profession is a key foundation on moving forward as a modern health and wellness professional. As a massage therapist you will sometimes have to educate clients on the background and importance of Massage Therapy history in order for them to understand the benefits to their health, this can help with the likelihood of repeat clients.
All students who have gone through Mikes Award winning training, 500 hour certifications programs, and his advanced classes totally appreciate introductions to: Myofascial Release, Trigger Point Therapy, Lymphatic Massage, Soft Tissue Release, Sports Massage, Myoskeletal Alignment, Orthopedic Massage, Muscle Energy Release, etc.
Having a good range of motion (“R.O.M.”) in your joints is incredibly important. A percentage of the public have various issues with joints. Overdeveloped or spasmed muscles create many joint R.O.M issues. Myofascial Release and Muscle Energy Releases are the best preparation therapy. Followed by Joint Capsule Release with a regular Massage Therapy routine will help the best afterwards.
Any massage therapist has to be State certified, by a state approved school. Mike has trained massage therapists for over 27 years in Chico, Ca. Mike's California State Certification is #34179.
When clients arrive for their first appointments always have them fill out their intake information sheet. This provides you with the clients contact information, medical contacts, and some information on their medical background. It is helpful to include the clients follow up appointments on the same intake form.
It is important to educate the public on your massage therapy business. Business cards, Brochures, posting on social media, and even donating time for non-profits helps therapists be more successful.
Approximately 50% of the muscles in the body get over developed, creating bad posture and thus creating issues in developing. This technique fatigues and relaxes the muscles causing them to release and allowing the body to return to regain correct muscle function and posture.
Massage therapists need to educate and remind their clients of proper hydration for before and after their massage appointments. This will make the massage benefits last longer and increase the immune system. Clients will also benefit greatly with a well balanced diet.
The pelvic area on the body is officially the “center of gravity” and needs to be level and balanced. Pain and discomfort can appear anywhere throughout the body when the pelvis in unstable. Pelvic stabilization is the key to adjusting your pelvis to prevent initial injury or reinjury within the body.
By evaluating the posture of clients before every massage, it will help the therapist design the best treatment plan and therapeutic sequence which will help in the client's overall health.
The main massage school technique used as the core of curriculum has always been swedish massage. Mike taught Relaxation Swedish Massage first to students, then after education on Anatomy he focused on Therapeutic Swedish Massage.
In massage schools, after 100% of the curriculum has been covered it is very beneficial to the student to visit local massage therapy business and sometimes it has even help students find a job!