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
S.A.I.M. offers an accelerated time line diploma program (one and a half years) to enable students to get into the workforce sooner as there is such a demand for Massage Therapists. Our program is "full time" with classes Monday to Friday. We do not offer an online program because Massage Therapy is a “hands-on” profession and cannot be taught effectively online.
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.
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.
|Anatomy/Physiology I, II, III||100 Hours|
|Introduction to Massage Therapy||60 Hours|
|Consultation & Preparation||20 Hours|
|Body Mechanics and Classification of Movements||20 Hours|
|Basic Massage Therapy Techniques||100 Hours|
|Contraindications for Massage Therapy||80 Hours|
|Massage Techniques I||150 Hours|
|Massage Techniques II||150 Hours|
|Clinical Practicum 1||300 Hours|
|Pathology I||40 Hours|
|Pathology II||40 Hours|
|Pathology III||40 Hours|
|Orthopaedic Testing I||40 Hours|
|Orthopaedic Testing II||40 Hours|
|Health & Nutrition||20 Hours|
|Spa and Specialized Modalities||20 Hours|
|Business for Massage Therapy||30 Hours|
|Advanced Massage Therapy Techniques||300 Hours|
|Clinical Massage Therapy I||100 Hours|
|Clinical Massage Therapy II||100 Hours|
|Clinical Practicum II||400 Hours|
All course information may be obtained by calling S.A.I.M. at Lethbridge Campus: 403-331-5657 or Medicine Hat Campus at 403-504-9694.