Massage Licensing & Training Programs
At Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy, our full-time and part-time massage licensing & training programs focus on Foundations & Core Learning (Level 1), Sciences & Advanced Body Work (Level 2), Advanced Sciences & Specialized Body Work (Level 3) & Selective Topics & Culmination (Level 4).
We are proud to offer the expertise of one of the best massage therapy instructors in the Washington DC Region, Virginia and Maryland. To read the bio of Lucas Zarlengo, Massage Therapy Program Director, click here.
Massage Licensing Program – 750 clock hours
Through theory and clinical practice, students develop the skills and knowledge that are necessary to obtain licensure and be a successful massage therapist with particular emphasis on ethics, client protection, safety, hygiene, anatomy and science topics.
The Massage Program covers the 750 clock hours of necessary coursework and practical requirements for passing either the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM) or the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB). Certification must be obtained through the Virginia Board of Nursing in order to practice massage in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
- Full Time Massage Students: 31.25 Weeks.
- Part Time Massage Students: 50 weeks.
- Massage Training Program – Detailed Coursework
- Level 1 – Foundations/Core Learning
Covers the history of massage, anatomy, body mechanics and more. Students will be fully prepared to perform a basic, full body massage by the end of this module.
- Level 2 – Sciences & Advanced Body Work
This level expands upon the introductory topics with focus given to sciences related to massage therapy such as more advanced anatomy and physiology.
- Level 3 – Advanced Sciences & Specialized Body Work
The focus is on pathology, kinesiology, assessments, and special topics as well as more advanced massage modalities and clinic rotations.
Students will learn about specialization, CPR/First Aid/Bloodborne Pathogens and business planning and continue advanced body work techniques.
Dermal Science International Aesthetics & Nails Academy is centrally located near Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
We are located across the street from the Silver Line Reston Metro Station (Wiehle-Reston East Metro Station) in Reston VA, and within 30 minute drive time of Washington DC, Maryland and Northern Virginia.
Excellence in Massage Training & Licensing in Virginia, Maryland & Washington DC.