Southern Alberta Institute of Massage

SAIM Student at workThe Southern Alberta Institute of Massage (S.A.I.M.) is run in conjunction with established working therapeutic massage and chiropractic clinics. The curriculum has been professionally designed and reflects the most current techniques in massage and natural health care. The instructors are exceedingly qualified professionals who are prepared to deliver an intensive training program

The Program

The S.A.I.M. Therapeutic Massage Program offers a 2200 Hour Massage Therapy Program, consisting of a 1000 Hour First year and a 1200 Hour Second year. Successful completion of the 1000 Hour First year will result in a Certificate in Massage Therapy. Successful completion of the full 2200 Hour Program will result in a 2200 Hour Advanced Diploma in Massage Therapy which meets the current required standard for Massage Therapists. S.A.I.M. offers an accelerated time line diploma program to enable students to get into the workforce sooner.

Extra study time, clinical and fieldwork outside of the school will average approximately ten (10) hours per week. Students who satisfy the 1000 Hour program requirements and successfully complete final exams will be given accreditation for a 1000 hours and receive a Massage Therapy Certificate from S.A.I.M. Graduates from the complete 2200 hour program will receive their Advanced Massage Therapy Diploma. Graduates from our program are well recognized and respected in the field of Massage Therapy and are sufficiently prepared to successfully complete provincial exams.

Massage Therapy Program Overview
Year 1 - 1000 Hours

Anatomy/Physiology I, II, III - 160 Hours
Introduction to Massage Therapy - 120 Hours
Consultation & Preparation - 20 Hours
Body Mechanics and Classification of Movements - 30 Hours
Basic Massage Therapy Techniques - 120 Hours
Contraindications for Massage Therapy - 100 Hours
Kinesiology/BioMechanics - 20 Hours
Massage Techniques I - 150 Hours
Massage Techniques II - 150 Hours
Student Practical 1 - 130 Hours

Massage Therapy Program Overview
Year 2 - 1200 Hours

Pathology I - 50 Hours
Pathology II - 50 Hours
Pathology III - 50 Hours
Orthopaedic Testing I - 50 Hours
Orthopaedic Testing II - 50 Hours
Health & Nutrition - 30 Hours
Pharmacology - 30 Hours
Spa and Specialized Modalities - 20 Hours
Business for Massage Therapy - 50 Hours
Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques - 350 Hours
Clinical Massage Therapy I - 100 Hours
Clinical Massage Therapy II - 100 Hours
Student Practical II - 220 Hours
Advanced Student Practicum - 50 Hours

All course information may be obtained by calling S.A.I.M. at 403-331-5657.