Take the First Step Toward Your Massage Career Now!
At American Institute, we believe you can become whatever you want to be, and we’re ready to help you get there. We pride ourselves on working hard to deliver quality, innovative education to our students that gives them the skills to begin or enhance their careers. We try to help our students meet their goals of changing or enhancing their careers, and also help prospective employers of our graduates in meeting the workforce needs of the 21st century while actively participating in the communities we operate within.
Meeting with one of our friendly and knowledgeable Admissions Representatives is the first step toward deciding on a new career. We are sure you will find our Admissions staff to be helpful, concerned and patient.
It’s your Admissions Representative’s job to make it as easy as possible for you to get the information that you need to make an intelligent, well-informed decision about your educational options for your future.
We want you to be sure that American Institute is the right school for you. Rest assured, you will get answers to all of your questions. Our Admissions Representatives have extensive knowledge of the training programs we offer and if they can’t help you, they will consult with others on our staff to get you the answers you need. We have helped hundreds of students like you become a part of American Institute’s Family of Schools. Our entire staff is committed to helping you in any way we can.
Massage therapy is the practice of using touch to manipulate the soft-tissue muscles of the body. It is performed for a variety of reasons, including treating painful ailments, decompressing tired and overworked muscles, reducing stress, rehabilitating sports injuries, and promoting general health. Clients often seek massage for its medical benefit and for relaxation purposes, and there is a wide range of massage treatments available.
Massage therapists can specialize in more than 80 different types of massage, called modalities. Swedish massage, deep-tissue massage, reflexology, acupressure, sports massage, and neuromuscular massage are just a few of the many approaches to massage therapy. Most massage therapists specialize in several modalities, which require different techniques.
Massage therapists work in an array of settings, both private and public: private offices, studios, hospitals, nursing homes, fitness centers, sports medicine facilities, airports, and shopping malls, for example.
The American Institute locations in Clifton, NJ, Somerset, NJ, Toms River, NJ, and West Hartford, CT, are institutionally accredited by the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). The Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.