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    Massage Technique: Chop the Hams

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Massage provides a way to relax and strengthen your clients’ muscles, and proper technique is important. Check out this massage technique video, which describes how to “chop the hams.”

    This video shows you where the hamstring muscle of the leg is located and how to massage it using full body movement. While lifting the foot and moving the lower leg back and forth, move your hands and body in a perpendicular motion for a great hamstring massage. To see this technique in action, be sure to watch the entire video.

    Master the art of massage by enrolling at California Healing Arts College in Los Angeles. You will receive classroom and real-world experience to take the first step toward a successful massage therapy career. To learn more about our massage therapy program, visit us on the web or call (310) 773-3419.

    To Learn More About The Classes Offered At California Healing Arts College, Check Out These Resources

    Last updated 2 years ago

    A career as a personal trainer or massage therapist can be exciting and rewarding. At California Healing Arts College, we offer classes that are designed to help you develop the skills of your trade and obtain business know-how so you can thrive after graduation. The links below will help you prepare for your new career. When you’re ready to enroll, call us at (310) 773-3419 to learn more about our courses.

    • Are you thinking of starting your own massage business? Get tips on starting a massage therapy practice from the website of the Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals.

    Help Yourself Learn Your A&P While on the Go with This Great Flashcard App

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Anatomy and physiology classes may be fascinating, but they are also extremely demanding. Passing these classes requires a lot of studying and the memorization of the different parts and systems of the body.

    Your secret to acing your anatomy and physiology classes may be the Anatomy and Physiology app for Android phones. This app is stocked with flashcards to help you review all of the important information you learn in class. Whenever you have a free moment, you’ll be able to grab your phone and test your knowledge of anatomy and physiology facts.

    Your familiarity with anatomy and physiology will come in handy at California Healing Arts College. Our massage therapy and personal training courses utilize this knowledge as we help you develop your skills. Call us today at (310) 773-3419 to learn more about our courses.

    Skills You Will Learn During Our Personal Training Program

    Last updated 2 years ago

    The personal fitness trainer program at California Healing Arts College in Los Angeles is designed to prepare students to achieve National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) certification so that they can successfully enter the fitness industry. Our graduates can go on to work in health clubs and build their own fitness training clientele base. Here’s what you can expect to learn when you enroll in our personal fitness trainer course:
    Fitness Assessment and Program Design
    As a personal trainer, you’ll be called upon regularly to assess the fitness level of your clients and to design programs based on their individual needs. In our program, you’ll learn about the process of performing fitness assessments. You will also study sports-specific training, exercise physiology, movement science, and exercise psychology. These classes will help you understand how the body responds to exercise and how to achieve specific goals so that you can devise effective fitness programs. 
    Nutrition and Healthy Lifestyle Promotion
    Personal trainers aren’t dietitians, but your clients will often turn to you for nutrition advice. You’ll study the role that nutrition and a healthy lifestyle play in exercise so you can give your clients helpful tips. You can also use the knowledge you gain in these courses to help your clients follow good nutritional plans as they train for specific events, such as a marathon or weight lifting competition.
    Business Management 
    Many personal trainers are entrepreneurs, and you’ll take classes to help you learn business and sales skills. We’ll teach you how to market yourself and how to maintain proper business records so that your business can thrive. 
    At California Healing Arts College, our personal fitness trainer program can be completed in 12 months. The program consists of 41 semester hours of study. Our students are prepared to take the NASM certification exam when they graduate. Call us today at (310) 773-3419 to learn more about our personal trainer program or our massage therapy program.

    Should You Purchase Professional Liability Insurance after Graduation?

    Last updated 2 years ago

    Massage therapy has been proven safe and effective time and again, but incidents can happen in even the most conscientious massage therapy practice. After you graduate from a massage training program, professional liability insurance is a great investment in your future. Here’s what you need to know about this insurance and why it matters to you:
    Prepare for Accidental Injury
    Even though massage is safe, there is always a risk for accidental injury during a client session. These injuries can result from a client not providing accurate information during your interview or simply from human error. These accidents can happen at any time in a massage therapist’s career, but you’re especially susceptible to them in the early stages of your practice. With professional liability insurance, you’ll be covered financially if an incident does occur.
    Handle Frivolous Claims
    Unfortunately, as a massage therapist, you’re an easy target for clients making frivolous claims about injuries that never happened for their own personal gain. It is sometimes difficult to protect yourself from these kinds of claims. You may need to hire an attorney to defend you in court, or sometimes you may find it easier to settle some of these claims. Professional liability insurance protects you in both instances.
    Gain Client Confidence
    Having liability insurance conveys a sense of professionalism to your clients and gives them confidence that they have some kind of recourse in case they are accidentally injured during treatment. In addition, if you rent out a space to do your massage therapy, the owner of the business may require that you carry professional liability insurance before you practice there. 
    At California Healing Arts College, we’ll help you understand all aspects of a career in massage therapy, including purchasing professional liability insurance. Call us today at (310) 773-3419 to learn more about our massage therapy and personal training courses, or to speak with an admissions representative about enrollment. 

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