SVCC offers massage therapy in South Boston

Published 11:57 am Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Massage therapy will be taught this year by Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC) Workforce at the Southern Virginia Higher Education Center in South Boston beginning in October, according to a recent press release by the school.

“Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the soft-tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help rehabilitate injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation and aid in the general wellness of clients,” stated the release.

“In the SVCC program, students will receive hands-on course work: both in a classroom and massage therapy setting — this program includes outside clinical experience as well. It will prepare you for state and national certifications. 

Students will receive thorough hands-on training in the following:
• Human anatomy and physiology.
• Standard massage techniques as well as techniques during
pregnancy, for the elderly, athletes, etc.
• Marketing and networking skills needed to set up your own
massage business.”

Students can choose between a six-month or year-long program.

The upcoming 2016 schedule is as follows:

• Six-month program beginning Oct. 3, Monday-Friday from 8 a.m.-3 p.m.

• One-year program beginning Oct. 3, Tuesdays and Wednesdays from 5-9:30 p.m.

All classes will be held at the Southern Virginia High Education Center, located on 820 Bruce St. in South Boston.

To register or for more information, contact Kathy Whitt at (434) 572-5423. Tuition is $5,400. For potential assistance with tuition, contact Kris Tuck with WIOA at (434) 572-4472.