012712vsbm233The Vancouver School of Bodywork & Massage is pleased to offer a state-of-the-art career program. The Spa Therapy Program is designed for individuals who want to learn massage in order to work in the spa industry or be self-employed. The accelerated 18-week program runs twice annually, commencing in February and September, and is offered on a part-time basis once a year with a September start.

This program is intensive and comprehensive, covering several different disciplines. Students start with a strong foundation in the Human Sciences and Manual Skills before moving on to the most popular Spa Modalities. Instruction will include the integration of these various techniques, providing a well-rounded perspective on the healing qualities of bodywork.

Participants will graduate with skills that will enable them to take up professional practice immediately. The accelerated format allows students to be certified in under five months, and they can expect to see a return on their educational investment within their first year of practice.

The accelerated 18-week format is a full time program; students are in class 8 hours a day, five days a week. Those enrolled must be prepared to completely focus on their studies as it is an intensive immersion into holistic health and hands-on healing.

The part-time program starts every September and takes 10 months to complete. Classes run every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday evening and every other weekend. With 20 in class hours per week this is an ideal format for individuals who have family obligations or want to work while attending school.

The Weekend Introductory is recommended for all prospective students.

Spa Therapy Program Goals

We aim to provide our students with:

  • A top-quality holistic massage and bodywork education
  • Spa-ready skills that can be applied immediately and competently upon graduation
  • An intensive and thorough course format that is affordable in terms of time and money
  • A professional, supportive and fun learning environment
  • An invaluable life experience

Learning Objectives

Upon graduation, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate broad theoretical knowledge and practical hands-on skills in the various disciplines covered in the program
  • Employ a solid foundation of knowledge and kinesthetic awareness of the human body and its various systems
  • Utilize professional skills and experience gained working with the public during Student Clinic
  • Build a professional practice with confidence
  • Choose to pursue continuing education and advanced studies
  • Design a career that is aligned with their values

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