February 21, 2013

Owens Community College Announces New Massage Therapy Educational Classes

PERRYSBURG TOWNSHIP, Ohio – Area massage therapy and health care professionals interested in enhancing their knowledge and skills specific to alternative healing modalities are invited to participate in a series of new massage therapy educational classes at Owens Community College’s Arrowhead Park Learning Center during the months March through April.

Presented by the College’s School of Health Sciences and Workforce and Community Services Adult and Continuing Education, the new massage therapy classes will occur at Owens’ Arrowhead Park Learning Center, which is located on Indian Wood Circle in Maumee.

“The need for highly skilled massage therapists continues to grow as more and more individuals are utilizing massage therapy to maintain and enhance healthy living,” said Michelle Aman, Owens Chair of Massage Therapy. “Massage therapy can help with a wide range of health issues and these new classes are designed to expand a professional’s educational knowledge and skills through innovative experiential learning opportunities.”

The College will feature a series of six separate classes, which will take place from March through April. The one-day and/or seminar format classes will highlight a variety of massage modalities and techniques, including aromatherapy, bamboo massage, energy modalities, pregnancy massage, and hot and cold stone therapy. The first educational class is titled “Reiki for Everyone” and will occur from 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. on Saturday, March 16. Among the featured topics are history of alternative healing, the body as an energy system, the three levels of Reiki, balancing the energy system and how a person’s outlook in life affects neurology.

Additional classes include “Pregnancy Massage” from 10 a.m. – 3 p.m. on March 23, “Introduction to Aromatherapy” from 7:30-9 p.m. on Apr. 10, “Aromatherapy in the Salon, Spa and Clinical Setting” from 7:30-9 p.m. on Apr. 17, “Hot Stone Massage” from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Apr. 20 and “Bamboo Massage” from 9 a.m. – 6 p.m. on Apr. 27 and from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Apr. 28.

For more information, or to register for a massage therapy class, call (567) 661-7357 or 1-800-GO-OWENS, Ext. 7357 or visit www.owensworks.com

Owens Community College is an accredited two-year, state-assisted institution of higher education that has served Northwest Ohio since 1965. With a commitment to providing small classes, personal attention and unmatched affordability, the College serves the diverse academic needs of credit and non-credit students on the Toledo-area and Findlay-area campuses, as well as at the Arrowhead Park Learning Center in Maumee and the Learning Center at The Source in downtown Toledo. Owens offers associate degrees that transfer to baccalaureate degrees in the Arts and Sciences and over 130 technical program areas in Agriculture, Business, Health Sciences, Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness, Skilled Trades, and Engineering and Transportation Technologies. Owens students also can earn the first two years of a bachelor’s degree with a smooth transfer to any area four-year college or university. For more information, visit www.owens.edu.