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Massage Info Night Unites Graduates with Incoming Students

Admissions Staff - Deb CascioLast night's Massage Therapy Information Night highlighted a visit from our alumnus, Peg Ortega. Peg treated the guests to an interactive demonstration of several massage techniques used by therapists. Each guest followed Peg's lead and performed the techniques on their own arms. This was a great way for future students to experience the sensations and benefits of just a few of the techniques they will be learning in the future.

Another alumnus, Matt Clemente, took our guests on a tour to see one of our 30 cadavers. Since we teach our anatomy and physiology on cadavers, it's important for future students to have that initial experience. Looking at a muscle on a human being as opposed to a textbook gives our students an advantage like no other. This is just one of the reasons our graduates excel when taking their National Board exams and are sought after therapists. 

Using the cadaver, Matt pointed out how successful massage can be in treating afflictions such as carpel tunnel syndrome and frozen shoulders. By trying a less intrusive option, some clients realize relief and can avoid surgery.

Dr. Randy Swenson, vice president for academic services, finished the evening with an overview of the curriculum. He pointed out the importance of learning anatomy as a foundation, a variety of techniques to make a well-rounded therapist, and the business elements National includes in its program to produce a confident professional.

It was a great event! The next scheduled Information Night is July 16th. Reservations are accepted online or by calling 630-889-6566.

Massage Therapy Information Night

Online resources are great for massage therapists, but there's nothing like exploring your options live and in-person. That's why Massage Therapy Information Night at National University is so special.  You can meet others just like you, who are interested in massage therapy. You can talk to massage instructors who've had years of real world experience.  You can ask questions, tour our campus, and see what studying massage therapy in a health science university is really like. 

After all, massage is one profession where ultimately the most important things take place live and in-person.  In our digital world, the healing touch of a real person "here and now," through massage therapy, is so nurturing to people. Likewise, meeting and talking to real massage therapists is often the best way to learn about the career. 

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Why not make plans to come to our next Massage Therapy Information Night here at National University? There are new information nights scheduled for June and July, and more throughout the year. You can register online, or call 1-800-826-6285.