Hello everyone. This is Liz McLain, Program Chair for the Massage Therapy Program at Blue Cliff College in Gulfport, MS. I have been a practicing massage therapist since 2005, teaching massage therapy at Blue Cliff since 2008, and Program Chair since 2009. I have also been a Continuing Education Provider since 2009. Teaching massage is my absolute dream job!! If you have a laid-back personality and you want a career with no drama where everyone you come into contact with just loves you because you’re “the massage therapist,” then you need to come to Blue Cliff for massage therapy training.
Massage Therapy is one of the most rewarding professions you could ever ask for. Any person that just loves to make people feel good about themselves knows exactly what I’m talking about. The instructors that teach Massage Therapy at Blue Cliff are some of the best in the business with average teaching experience of 12-15 years. They are teaching the classes that they excel at, so the students are getting the best possible education.
Students are taught a variety of massage therapy techniques to expand their knowledge. Starting with the basic knowledge of Swedish massage, students will learn the skills needed to give the one of the most relaxing massages ever. Next, they will go a step further into Deep Tissue Massages to learn all the specifics of the muscles of the body. Students will learn how muscles interact with each other and the nerves and how they make the body move. With that knowledge, students can now learn how to improve that function with massage. Finally, in their last quarters they will learn Neuromuscular Therapy, in which they will find out how to find those pesky recurring pains and get rid of them for good!! In addition, students will also learn about Hot Stone Massage, Body Wraps, Salt and Sugar Scrubs, Reflexology, Massages during pregnancy, Paraffin waxes, Sports Massage, Chair Massage, and Energy techniques, just to name a few. So, much information and fun that sometimes it’s hard to contain the energy that exudes from the walls of our department!!
So, before you make a hasty decision to go to school for something you’re not sure about, come check out the Massage Therapy Program at Blue Cliff College. It just might change your mind and transform your life. That’s what it did for me!!