Philosophy and Purpose
ZMC offers a comprehensive, Ivy League quality 900-hour professional massage therapy program, where students are taught a unique blend of Western and Eastern Massage Techniques and Modalities, which focus on a touch based holistic approach to mind, body and spirit health.
In addition to the professional massage therapy program, ZMC offers both Western & Eastern based continuing education opportunities for licensed massage therapy professionals such as, advanced courses in Thai Massage, Tui-Na (Chinese Massage), Chinese Cupping Massage, Gua-Sha Massage, Chavutti Thirumal, Ashiatsu, Reiki, Chi Nei Tsang, Thai Abdominal Massage, Bamboo Massage, Hot Stone Massage, Mayan Abdominal Massage, Integrative Manual Therapy, Neuromuscular Therapy and Massage Therapist Self Care Techniques such as Postural Yoga, Qi-Gong, and Meditation.
ZMC supports lifelong learning for its students, staff members and for Licensed Massage Therapists that wish to continue their education. We do this by offering continuing education courses for both students and graduates of ZMC’s program. Students can attend on-going Prana Experiences that are designed to foster and support their overall health and wellness and to deepen their ability to help their clients achieve their pain relief, relaxation and health goals.
ZMC’s students enjoy attending additional training at the school’s Kolob Mountain Retreat property, near Zion National Park, where they can experience a variety of Mind, Body, Spirit Wellness activities such as a traditional sweat lodge ceremony, plant identification seminars, massage & yoga retreats and a variety of personal growth and wellness retreats. The center features a large classroom yurt, camping, and outdoor activities such as kayaking, hiking, and a ropes course.
In addition, ZMC provides students and graduates the opportunity to continue their education throughout their life.
ZMC offers annual study abroad experiences around the world where participants learn about the local culture and study with the very best traditional health practitioners. In many parts of the world, massage, meditation, and mind/body exercises such as Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong (in China, Vietnam, and Thailand) and Yoga (in India), and the meditation practices of Central and South America are a daily part of the community and an individual’s health practice. From experiencing the way in which these cultures focus on preventative and holistic health, we believe that all individuals can benefit from a basic knowledge of mind/body health practices. ZMC encourages and supports its students and graduates in teaching their clients how to perform self-care activities to relieve stress, promote overall health, and which assist in the effectiveness of the overall massage care plan.