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South Bay Massage College, Manhattan Beach:
South Bay Massage College is an accredited massage therapy school located in Manhattan Beach, Los Angeles County in Southern California. Our initial massage therapist certification program is 125 hours of education plus 50 hours of spa internship, totaling 175 hours. Subjects covered include Swedish massage, anatomy, nutrition, reflexology, hygiene and hands-on lab practice. You can become qualified to take the national massage certification exam after completing the required 500 hours of massage education. We also have a wide range of advanced massage courses available including sports massage, deep tissue massage, shiatsu and many others.

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Massage Therapist Certification Program (6 weeks):
Our Massage Therapist Course curriculum includes the following subjects. The course is limited to 12 students and is completed in just 6 weeks plus clinical spa internship.

Our Massage Course is 175 Hours and additional hours can be obtained by taking advanced classes…up to 1000 hours. Therefore, you can receive 300, 500 or 1000 hours of certified hours by taking advance classes or any number of hours needed.

- Massage History and Theory 
- Business Ethics and Practice 
- Swedish massage (Demo & Practice) 
- Anatomy & Physiology 
- Intro to Deep Tissue 
- Hygiene & Basic Nutrition 
- Marketing Skills
- Clinical Internship Spa
- Hands-on lab time (Practice) 


Course Electives:

- Deep Tissue:
The aim is to affect various layers of fascia that support muscle tissues and loosen bonds between the layers of connective tissues. This class enables the student to incorporate deep tissue techniques into their existing massage routine and includes therapeutic stretching (PMS).

- Deep Tissue II:
This course is an extension of Deep Tissue I Massage. It covers maintenance and treatments of specific injuries, muscle testing and muscle alignment.

- Advanced Anatomy:
A continuation of basic anatomy from the massage therapist course providing more detailed study. Emphasis is placed on the muscular and skeletal systems. Posture and muscle groups will also be explored.

- Sports Massage:
Athletic massage; massage and manipulation to improve an athlete’s ability to perform, help to prevent injuries and as an aid to restoring mobility to injured muscle tissues.

- Advanced Massage Technique:
This class will encompass advanced Swedish energy work, deep tissue massage, basic reflexology, P.N.F stretches, acupressure and other advance massage techniques.

- Acupressure:
A method stemming from Chinese Acupuncture that employs various methods of stimulating pressure points to relieve pain or other physiological imbalances in the body.

- Reflexology:
Reflexology is an art and science that deals with the principles that there are energy zones and reflex points in the feet & hands that correspond to every organ and gland of the body. By applying a steady gentle pressure to these areas you can help the body heal itself.

- Shiatsu:
An eastern form of massage therapy. In a sense it is like acupuncture without the use of needles. The purpose is to increase circulation and prevent imbalances in the body.

- Pathology:
This class covers common pathologies found within the various systems that could affect a massage session and contra-indications to massage therapy.

- Pregnancy/Prenatal Massage:
A specific massage designed as a therapeutic aid during pregnancy. This class encompasses specific techniques to ensure the safety and comfort of pregnant women.

- Myofascial Release Therapy:
Myofascial release principles and applications for the reduction of pain, headaches and fibromyalgia. Expands your comprehension of your clients‚ compensatory strain patterns that lead to pain syndromes.

- Cranial-Sacral Therapy:
Method of releasing restrictions around the brain and spinal cord to relieve stress on the central nervous system. It’s gentle, complementary techniques that can help alleviate any number of sensory, motor or neurological disabilities.

- Exercise Rehab/Training:
Learn rehab techniques and exercise training restoring body mobility. Training to restore body’s mobility and to perform specific exercises.

- Chair Massage:
A brief 10-15 minute sequence of strokes designed to relieve stress in the neck, shoulder and hand regions.

- Kinesiology:
Foundation in kinesiological principles, agonist and antagonist relationships of muscle and synergistic muscular action.

- Aromatherapy/Oils:
This class will cover the alternative health system that utilizes essential oils extracted from plants and herbs to be inhaled or topically applied.

Internship Programs – State-Approved Spa:
Required 50 hours and optional 50 & 100 hours of additional internship hours can be obtain. This gives our recent graduates real hands-on experience working on the public in a comfortable environment, while earning certified clinical hours.

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Southern States University, San Diego & Orange County
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Study in an accredited, private university in Southern California.

Established in 1983, Southern States University has two campuses in San Diego (Fashion Valley & La Jolla), and one in Newport Beach (just south of Irvine, 40 minutes from Los Angeles International Airport).

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Behavioral Health & Leadership Dynamics
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Accredited Online, Distance Learning & Live Training.

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Our certification programs are taught onsite and online to individuals & corporations in California, and across the U.S.

Aligned with best practices in the field of coaching and human services, BHLD life coaching and leadership training programs are highly-regarded by governmental agencies, the private sector, and the healthcare community.

Distance education offers a flexible & convenient way to learn, and allows you to schedule your study around your work & family life.

BHLD’s coach training is accredited by the Centers for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

In addition, BHLD is approved as an authorized sponsor of continuing education by the following organizations: National Board for Certified Counselors (NBCC); American Psychological Association (APA); and the Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB).

Endorsement:
“I want to commend you on the excellent coaching you’ve provided to several of our up-and-coming executives.

Since working with you, all have shown visible improvement in the key areas identified for development and each has attributed this growth to the coaching sessions with you."

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The CAO Institute, Los Angeles
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The CAO Institute is a Los Angeles Beauty/Cosmetology School and Paul Mitchell Partner School. Located in the Los Angeles metropolitan area, Alhambra is just minutes from LA’s glitz and glamour and bordered by charming cities like Pasadena, home to leading scientific and cultural institutions, and Santa Monica, with its renowned pier and trendy boutiques. We teach cosmetology classes, beauty classes, nail technology, and skin care. Become a beautician today, the Paul Mitchell way!

Established over 28 years ago, the Paul Mitchell network is nearly 100,000 salons strong and in 81 countries worldwide. Prospective employers recognize Paul Mitchell Schools’ commitment to quality and our reputation for innovation and excellence. Everyone at The Cao Institute of Aesthetic – A Paul Mitchell Partner School is committed to helping you find the right home, wherever your dreams may take you. The Cao Institute is accredited by National Accrediting Commission of Cosmetology Arts and Sciences.
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Southern California Health Institute, San Fernando Valley
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• Located in Reseda in the San Fernando Valley area of Los Angeles, Southern California Health Institute (SOCHi) provides full-time certificate courses and career training in a range of healthcare fields.

• Established in 1996, we are dedicated to helping students achieve their dreams by providing an exceptional education that enables them to become skilled and successful manual therapists.

• We have graduated over 1,500 students who are now a part of a larger community of wellness and healthcare. Financial aid may be available. We also provide job placement assistance.

• SOCHi is a California BPPE (Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education) Approved School, and is nationally accredited by Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

• Also, SOCHi is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in Federal Student Financial Aid Programs.

• The SOCHi faculty is a team of wellness professionals that continue to pave the way for those aspiring to become a part of the health and wellness community.

• Our mission is to provide quality programs in an environment of scholastic learning to encourage empathetic and compassionate therapists, dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession and committed to a lifetime of continued learning.

Student Review:
"I made the right decision when I attended SOCHI. it was a great experience. Special thanks to Ms Arteka! I love.you and thank you for helping me out throughout my whole program!"
- Syuzi
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The Recording Arts Center, San Diego
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Pacific Bartending School
Courses / Programs
Pacific Bartending School is America's premier bartending school, specializing in the training and certification of aspiring bartenders.

Conveniently located in south-east Torrance CA, in Los Angeles County, we provide a state-licensed Certificate Course in Bartending - recognized by the hospitality industry nationwide.

Our comprehensive course is designed to provide students with thorough training in all areas of bartending. The course is structured for those who have had little or no prior experience in the beverage service industry as well as for those who wish to expand their current knowledge.

The Pacific Bartending School is fully licensed by the State of California and permitted to operate by the Bureau for Private Post Secondary and Vocational Education in Sacramento.
Certificate Course in Bartending:

- Recognized by the hospitality industry nationwide.

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