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5 Month Adult Program

Daytime Monday through Friday

Massage Therapy is a comprehensive 5 month program that prepares students to become certified massage therapists through an integrative approach to science, massage, and bodywork. This program incorporates a broad knowledge of both Eastern and Western theories and techniques. The program exceeds standards set by most state and municipal governments for licensing. Students gain a strong foundation in anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques and are well prepared for a career in massage therapy. The emphasis of massage therapy covers modalities such as Swedish, deep tissue, myofacial, spa, clinical, chair, sports, and orthopedic techniques.

Massage Therapy

The Massage Therapy teacher Todd Adams, was teaching various chair massage techniques. Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve...
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JRTI Awarded Humanitarian Award

On Monday, March 20th representatives from the James Rumsey Technical Institute attended a conference in Arlington, VA to accept the Don Myers Humanitarian Award. This past Monday, Kathy Morgan (Vice Principal), Micheal Pheasant (Maintenance), and students Sam Willett...
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Keep on Truckin’

Do you want to take up a career in truck driving? Do you want to travel countrywide to see what America has to offer everywhere while behind the wheel of an eighteen wheeler? If you answered yes to either of these questions, you’ll need a bit of training won’t you?...
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Prepping Food For Teacher of The Year

The Culinary class was preparing food for the event Teacher of The Year. The students were cooking omits, mixing the ingredients for pumpkin bread, chopping green peppers and mushrooms, etc. one student was cooling some tomatoes. another student was putting some...
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Prostart and Culinary Cooking Thanksgiving Dinner For Lunch

Prostart and Culinary making thanksgiving Dinner for everyone. It was a busy day for the students. They were making all sorts of food like Turkey, Green Bean Casserole, Cranberry sauce, mash potatoes, and stuffing. One second year student was straining the grease from...
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Cutting Pig’s Feet

The Surgical Tech. class bought pigs feet so they can learn how to cut the skin very precisely how to use a bovia. They decided to cut open pigs feet to learn how to cut around the joints (also where would they get human feet?). They also injected water and saline...
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Tired of Old Tires

Ms. Williams class was working on changing tires on trucks and doing maintenance on the part where the tires go on to. On September 21st., Ms. Williams’ class was tasked with changing and maintaining tires from several trucks. During the class, a truck was brought in...
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ElectroMechanical Starts Off Hands On

The Electromechanical course at James Rumsey Technical Institute kicks off the school year with hands-on exercises. Not but a month into the course, students begin to learn and apply the kinds of skills that will be helpful in a real-world workplace. This is a great...
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Opportunities in the Field

Day Spas
Health Clubs
Private Practice
Destination Spas
Cruise Ships
Home Visits
Sports Teams
Medical Facilities
Casino Based

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offered through the West Virginia Department of Education. Graduates are qualified to take one of the two national licensing tests. A passing score allows the participant access to the licensure process to practice within their chosen state.

Methods of instruction include lecture, demonstration, hands-on experience, computer integration, power point presentations, guest speakers, community outreach, and a student clinic.

Interactive learning and student participation through daily classroom practice are encouraged. Summative and formative skill assessments measure progression throughout the course.

History and Ethics
Anatomy & Physiology – Massage Basis
Pathology and Contraindications
Kinesiology and Body Mechanics
Professionalism and Business Practices
Swedish/Deep Tissue
Spa and Clinical Modalities

Admission Criteria

Academic applicant must be eighteen, a high school graduate or have a high school equivalency. Contact the Jill S. Weekly Learning Center (located at James Rumsey) to schedule a Test of Adult Basic Education (TABE). Students must score a 9th-grade reading level or higher to qualify for the program. Contact the Jill S. Weekley Learning Center, 304.754.9712, for details.

Participate in an interview with the instructor and administrative staff. Once accepted into the program, the applicant is required to complete four non-refundable steps: Background check, Pre-employment physical, Drug screen through 7-10 panel, Registration fee for JRTI.

Students must have insurance to participate. JRTI provides a policy for under $30 per year (JRTI school liability insurance). Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals offers a student malpractice policy, which is mandatory for all massage students.

Provide receipts and/or documentation of at least two professional massages.

Tuition is paid on a semester basis. There are 2 semesters.

Refund Policy
There is no refund for the registration fee. No refunds are issued after the 10th day of class. No refund is given for textbooks or tools.

Student Financial Aid
Vocational Rehabilitation, Workforce Development Board, TAA,
VA Rehab., and Pell Grant. Contact Coordinator of Student Services for information

Career Placement Services

The instructor provides tools on interviewing skills, resume writing. A full time Job Placement Coordinator provides assistance with job leads and placement. An articulation agreement is available with Blue Ridge Community and Technical College.

Contact the instructor, Todd Adams

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