Therapeutic Massage Clinic
Please note that there will be threeTherapeutic Massage Clinics for the Winter 2014 term. Each section will be small but there are more spaces available than have been in the last two terms. We also ask that if you know in advance that you will miss 2 or more sessions that you do not apply for this upcoming semester's clinic.
In their final semester of training students provide sessions in the Therapeutic Massage Clinic, which is medically oriented. Clients sign up for a series of 12 one-hour sessions. They will work with one student throughout the 12 weeks of treatment, which focus on a client's specific injury, complaint or condition. Using the assessment techniques they have learned, students tailor an appropriate treatment protocol for the client's chief complaint, using both Eastern and Western massage techniques. They will consult with a clinic supervisor throughout.
Clients in the Therapeutic Massage Clinic must have a particular condition, injury or complaint. Some of these conditions, which make people ineligible for the Stress Reduction Clinic, can be accommodated in the more medically oriented Therapeutic Clinic.
A medical clearance from a physician, chiropractor or nurse practitioner is required for admission to the Therapeutic Massage Clinic. The letter must be on an official letterhead or prescription pad and state that the client has "no contraindication for massage therapy treatments." Pregnant clients must provide an approval from their OB/YN. The original copy of the health professional's letter must be on file before clinic sessions begin. All clients need to submit a medical clearance with their application for the Winter 2014 clinic series dated on June 15, 2013 or later.
The cost for the series of 12 sessions is $360. For seniors over 65 the fee is $225. You must enclose a check, money order or credit card authorization form for the full amount with your Registration Form and your medical clearance. Once you have been confirmed for an appointment, your fee is non-refundable. A $50 fee will be assessed for checks returned for insufficient funds. In the event you do not receive an appointment, all material, including the fee, will be mailed back to you.
Monday appointment times:
1:30 p.m., 2:45 p.m., 4:00 p.m.
From February 3 through April 21
Wednesday appointment times:
8:45 a.m., 10:00 a.m., 11:15 a.m., 6:15 p.m., 7:30 p.m., 8:45 p.m.
From January 29 through April 16
We will use a very equitable and fair lottery process to register in order to provide all applicants the most favorable chance to get a space. The postmark date and thorough completion of an application are important factors so please answer all questions completely. We will select a random sample of applications received on a given date and register clients in batches of 15 at a time. If your application is not selected in the sample your application will be added to the next date and only returned once we have filled all clinic spaces.
How to Apply
Due to the popularity of these clinics, advanced registration for the series is required.
- Download the attached Registration Form.
- Send your completed Registration Form to the school, along with the fee or Credit Card Authorization Form and an appropriate medical clearance.
Remember requests for appointments are filled via a lottery system, the order in which your registration materials are received is relevant so please submit your registration form promptly.
The submission of a Registration Form does not guarantee a clinic appointment. Your appointment will be confirmed by return mail or e-mail. If we are unable to accommodate you in the clinic, all material, including the fee, will be returned to you by mail. We encourage you to read a brief description of the educational nature of the clinics on our website so you can get the most out of your clinic session.