Skin Care and Massage
900 Clock Hours
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers’ Massage Program prepares graduates for licensure testing and subsequent employment as licensed massage therapists. The curriculum includes six to nine months of classroom and clinical work alongside experienced instructors in the industry. Students will learn the foundation of massage theory and they will be trained in different skills including:
- Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Chair Massage
- Prenatal Massage
- Deep Tissue and Trigger Point Therapy
Our Skin Care Program goes well beyond basic Skin Care training. Students will learn the structure and functions of the skin and how to recognize and identify lesions and diseases of the skin. Students will also learn Skin Care techniques for treating problematic skin conditions such as oiliness, dryness, come domes, acne, discoloration, and scarring.
You will be trained to recognize skin problems that require a Dermatologist or a Medical Professional, and refer your clients for medical treatment if the skin problem is beyond the scope of the esthetician’s job. Many Skin Care professionals also have the opportunity to become medical estheticians or paramedical estheticians and move into the medical field in places like dermatology offices or plastic surgery offices.
The objective of this program is to provide comprehensive training in the field of Skin Care and to successfully complete the State and school requirements to become eligible for registration with the Board of Cosmetology (DBPR).
Theory and Practical Course Material
- Science: Anatomy, Physiology, Chemistry and Pathology of the Skin, including Bacteriology, Disinfection, Decontamination and Infection Control, First Aid, and Hygiene.
- Skin Care Techniques: Facials, Skin Analysis, Microdermabrasion, Spa Treatments Skin Care regimens, Pore Cleansing, Extractions
- Other Techniques; Waxing, Makeup Artistry, Lash and Eyebrow Tinting, Lash Application
- Professional Development: Ethics, Communication, Payment/Compensation, Licensing Requirements, Licensing Laws, Business Management, Client Record-Keeping
Having the ability to relieve another person’s pain is powerful and rewarding. There is more than one way to be a healer, and not every therapeutic profession requires a medical degree. If you will love to help people feel good by relieving stress, alleviating pain, or aiding in injury recovery to acquire the skills they need to turn that desire into a career. Students can look forward to helping people in settings such as spas, clinics, or athletic environments. While some may choose to work with individuals undergoing chemotherapy treatments, others will help top athletes return to the field.
The Massage Therapy program is designed to qualify graduates for entry-level employment in a Health Care setting, Spa environment or as an independent practitioner. Students are taught manual techniques to manipulate the soft tissue structures of the body to prevent and alleviate pain, discomfort, muscle spasm, and stress; and to promote health and wellness. Topics include Anatomy, Physiology, Massage Theory, Florida Law, HIV/AIDS education, Hydrotherapy, Eastern and Allied modalities. Students gain hands-on experience through clinical applications and a positive learning environment that involves small classes.
Hollywood Institute of Beauty Careers’ Massage Therapy Program prepares graduates for licensure testing and subsequent employment as licensed massage therapists. The curriculum includes six to nine months of classroom and clinical work alongside experienced instructors in the industry. Students will learn the foundation of massage theory and they will be trained in different skills including:
- Deep tissue massage techniques
SKIN CARE & MASSAGE THERAPY STUDENT KIT
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The Bureau of labor Statistics estimates that the overall employment for Employment for Skincare Specialists is projected to grow 13 percent from 2016 to 2026, faster than the average for all occupations. On the other hand, Employment for Massage Therapists is projected to grow 24 percent from 2016 to 2026, much faster than the average for all occupations. Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.
Becoming an Esthetician can open many different career opportunities, including employment at Salons, Spas or Resorts.
Estheticians could also find careers in cosmetics marketing, purchasing, or beauty consulting. Some Estheticians prefer the medical community as paramedical estheticians or training instructors.
Here are some examples of job titles a licensed Esthetician can hold:
- Medical/Paramedical Esthetician
- Clinical Esthetician
- Master Esthetician
- Medical Spa Owner or Manager
- Wax/Hair Removal Specialist
Other Career opportunities you can have with your Massage Therapy dual licensed are:
- Salon massage therapists
- Spa massage therapists
- Resort massage therapists
- Chiropractic clinics
- Athletic organizations
- Athletic trainers
- Sports Clinics
- Exercise physiologists
- Physical therapists
Some massage therapists work in hospitals or other medical facilities. Licensed Massage Therapist may also work closely with beauty professionals like estheticians at salons and spas.
As a licensed Massage Therapist, you may also have the flexibility to create your own schedule by being self-employed or running your own business. Many self-employed massage practitioners travel with their equipment or rent out a space to practice. If you want specific clientele, you may even want to open your own massage parlor.