To educate and inspire our students to become industry leaders with diverse knowledge, skill, and intuition which they effectively use to foster health and well-being in themselves, their clients and in the communities in which they serve.
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 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, and Massage Therapist Self Care Techniques such as Postural Yoga, Qi-Gong, and Meditation. In addition, 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.
All ZMC students have the option of attending the end of the program, Capstone Prana Experience (at no extra charge).
For the optional Capstone Prana Experience, students can choose between one of the following options:
Option #1: Chiang Mai, Thailand: Includes: Thai Massage Training, flight (2 days travel) and guest house accommodation. Students are responsible for their own meals, in town travel to and from training (walking is also an option), additional elective training, excursions or elective activities, and incidentals such as souvenirs and personal items.
Option #2: Khatmandu, Nepal: Includes: 3 Day Singing Bowl Training, 5 days guided trekking in the Himalayas, flight, (2.5 days travel), and guest house/hotel stay. Students are responsible for their own meals, in town travel to and from training (walking is also an option), additional elective training, excursions or elective activities, and incidentals such as souvenirs and personal items.
Option #3: United States (location of city varies): Tony Robbin’s Acclaimed Personal Growth Seminar, Unleash The Power Within! Includes: 3.5 day UPW training, flight to event, hotel stay. Students are responsible for their own meals, in town travel to and from training (walking is also an option), additional elective training, excursions or elective activities, and incidentals such as souvenirs and personal items.
All students must meet academic, attendance and ethical/behavioral requirements in order to qualify to attend field trips with ZMC.
Requirements for Study Abroad Attendance are:
- Successfully complete at least two thirds/600 hours of the 900 hour Massage Therapy Program
- Maintain a 90% or greater attendance in all classes
- Maintain an 85% or greater score in all classes.
- Be free from all disciplinary action and violations of school policy.
- Full tuition must be paid before attending the Capstone Prana Experience.
- Complete the Capstone Prana Experience within 6 months of graduation.
In many parts of the East, massage, meditation, and mind/body exercises such as Tai-Chi/Qi-Gong (in China, Vietnam, and Thailand) and Yoga (in India) 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.