Our unique curriculum teaches the knowledge and skills of orthopedic assessment to create a comprehensive and accurate treatment delivery. The 2200hr WE Integrated Orthopedic Massage Program at CITCM is focused on the therapeutic and orthopedic aspect of massage education blended from Eastern and Western philosophy and techniques.
This program is created with the joint determination of orthopedic massage pioneer Dr. Lanre Salami and famous Chinese medicine educator and practitioner Dr. Xia Cheng, with the belief that the integration of Western and Eastern medical practice provides the best treatment for patients. Students are trained under the experienced and knowledgeable instructors learning both Western and Eastern massage techniques and healing modalities to become a well-rounded complementary health professional.
With over 90% classes plus taught on-site, this program is hands-on, interactive, and ensures all the practical techniques are taught and performed properly. With abundant clinical practice opportunities, students graduate from this program with exceptional healing skills.
The program develops each student’s intuitive ability to heal both the body and mind, for pain reduction, body mechanic correction, stress reduction, and increase body strength through a wide diversity of Western and Eastern healing techniques, exercises and food therapy. This massage therapy program develops students not only as a health professional, but also with a healthy and vigorous lifestyle to live by and to enlighten clients.
Our massage training is a blend of Western and Eastern Integrated philosophy, knowledge and techniques. In the first year, the training focuses on foundation courses, including western biomedical science, eastern TCM foundations, acupoints, as well as hands-on relaxation massage. Students start their clinical internship in the first term learning basic western and advanced massage as well as clinic procedures such as communication, professionalism, draping, and business fundamentals. Upon completion of the 1st year, students can start working under 1000-hour license and earning as massage therapist.
In the second year of our massage program, students will have a more in-depth training in advanced massage courses including orthopedic assessment and techniques, applied kinesiology, thai, shiatsu, Tui Na massage, acupressure and reflexology. They are also trained in cupping, gua sha, auricular therapy, and nutrition. Students will have internship experiences in our affiliated clinic at Orthopedic Massage Consultant clinic under the guidance and coaching of Dr. Lanre Salami and his team. With extensive hours of supervised clinical practice under the most experienced massage therapists, CITCM graduates have a great reputation on their skill sets which provided them with tremendous employment opportunities. Upon graduation, they are on the way to become an exceptional registered massage therapist!
Integrating Eastern therapies into your massage therapy practice incorporates the knowledge of harmonizing essential elements throughout the body. These ancient therapeutic bodywork methods have been used successfully for thousands of years to treat a wide variety of illnesses. In eastern modalities, you will have your skills in Cupping, Gua Sha, Tui Na, Acupressure, Shiatsu, Thai massage, Auricular therapy, tongue diagnosis, and food therapy. These skills will complement your career practice and advancement.
Western modalities, current medical research and innovations in health and wellness are essential components of holistic client care. You will learn and be trained in depth in western massages with focus on orthopedic massage. Orthopedic massage is treatment application following orthopedic examination, a protocol of soft tissue and body mechanic assessment, and accurate technical delivery, to achieve an optimum treatment outcome for muscular and skeleton abnormalities.
Under the supervision and coaching of Dr. Lanre Salami, who is the pioneer of Orthopedic Massage Therapy, students excel their knowledge, clinical applications and patient care, mastering full assessment of patient’s posture, bones, and muscles to get a full scope of the issues. Then they are able to create a thorough treatment plan and deliver a massage using the orthopedic massage technique to gain the most effective results.
CITCM Student Massage Clinic is the only student massage clinic that offers a combination of the Western and Eastern Integrated treatments. Our students are trained to the national standard by experienced instructors/supervisors from western and eastern background from professionals, doctors to registered massage therapist and acupuncturist.
The clinic offers a unique western and eastern philosophy in their treatment such as Western massage, Tui Na massage, Cupping, Gua Sha, and many more. The student clinic is under the supervision of experienced and knowledgeable registered massage therapist.
After the first year, interns can start their career as a massage therapist as long as they are still enrolled in the second year of the 2200 hours massage program. Your skills and abilities give you the possibility to work wherever there is a demand for massage and holistic healthcare.
Both the Double Major and the Massage diploma programs share approximately 1 full year of courses that are required for both programs. As such approximately one year of transfer credit is available towards the four years Double Major Acupuncture/Doctor of Traditional Chinese Medicine diplomas program for students who first complete the 2200 hours WE Integrated Orthopedic Massage diploma program.
This allows a student to complete the Double Major program in 3 years instead of 4 years and a graduate is able to work as a Registered Massage Therapist while finishing the three years of schooling for the Acupuncture/DTCM program.
There are many students who are enrolled and learning all the CITCM programs to increase their healing modalities. A part of CITCM College’s “Fulfilled Learning” motto is that you never stop acquiring skills and knowledge. You will see the results of becoming a WE Integrated Orthopedic Massage therapist and you will want to learn more.