Swedish Massage Training – Minneapolis MN

May 27 – July 29, 2023
Meets: Saturdays 9:00am-12:00pm

Investment – $2900 – paid in full
                        $3100 – payment plan

*$500 deposit required at time of application
*Payment plan option is $200 charge
*Final tuition balance due by graduation
*Acceptable payments by PayPal or Venmo

For more information, or to apply to the program contact:
Director Jaina Portwood 612-845-8175

This CEU course will provide you with foundational training to take the national exam. Information on the national exam can be found at http://www.ncmtmb.com. Most full-time year-long programs are 900 hours. You will be learning an abbreviated version of that course work, which will satisfy continuing education credits, and prepare you fully to give an educated, therapeutic, full-body, 60 minute massage.


Course Description

Learn basic techniques to deliver a 60 minute professional Swedish Massage. The course is designed for bodywork professionals looking to add to their massage repertoire. We will study technique, theory, modifications, contraindications, hands on practicum, and both Western and Eastern anatomy & physiology. There is also a portion on energy work, and Thai stretches. Swedish Massage is a full body treatment performed on a massage table. It involves relaxation techniques such as effleurage and petrissage as well as more technical trigger-point muscle manipulation. 100 contact hours are on site with Jaina during the designated hours. The remaining 100 hours are home study and massage practice, and can be completed in any time frame.

Learning Objectives

Jaina Portwood has been practicing massage therapy since 1998, and has worked in many different settings, clinical, spa, and private practice. She brings a wealth of experience to this training and is thrilled to study with you! We will keep the group small, to assure you get really attentive and professional training.


Textbooks are optional, but recommended. Most of the work we’ll be doing is hands on, although this supplemental reading will be helpful as you move forward with your studies. We will also be providing you with a course manual:

1.)  Anatomy: A Regional Atlas of the Body 6th Edition by Clemente

2.)  Body Mechanics for Manual Therapists: A Functional Approach to Self-Care and Injury Prevention by Barbara Frye

3.)  The Educated Heart: Professional Boundaries for Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers by Nina McCintosh

4.)  Massage Therapists Guide to Pathology: Critical Thinking and Practical Application by Ruth Werner

5.) Trigger Point Therapy for Myofascial Pain: The Practice of Informed Touch by Donna Finando

6.) Clinical Massage Therapy: Understanding, Assessing and Treating over 70 conditions by Fiona Rattray

For more information or to register contact Jaina Portwood 612-845-8175 jainaportwood@gmail.com

This program WILL FILL UP FAST and space is limited, so apply today!

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