In the month of August, the Massage Therapy students at Community Care College participated in over six different charitable events, performing massages for hundreds of people with chronic back pain and other health problems
PRLog (Press Release) - Sep 09, 2009 - In the month of August, the Massage Therapy students at Community Care College participated in over six different charitable events, performing massages for hundreds of people with chronic back pain and other health problems. Among the community sites visited was the Center for Individuals with Physical Challenges, a non-profit agency that helps people with newly diagnosed health problems to learn how to manage their new conditions. "These are some of the most deserving and wonderful people we have ever had the privilege of helping," says Massage Therapy department head Ross Ashcraft. Massage Therapy students also performed chair massages at the "Lock-up" fundraising event for the MDS Association and Walk for the Cure events, raising hundreds of dollars for Muscular Dystrophy and cancer, respectively.
In addition to coordinating various community service opportunities for its students, the Massage Therapy faculty has been busy expanding their areas of expertise in order to remain the most innovative and advanced program in the state. Sharon Truelove, a massage therapy instructor, has been exploring a new relaxation technique called "tuning," a type of therapy that uses different tonal vibrations to affect the body. Divergent tones and melodies can dramatically affect the body, as anyone who frequents a rock concert or classical music performance can attest. Sharon will be learning how to manipulate the body's response to different vibrations to enhance the massage experience.
Meanwhile, another faculty member, Laura Gordon, has plans to take her National Examinations in Massage Therapy at the end of September. The state of Oklahoma does not require this certification to teach Massage Therapy but standards at Community Care College require that all instructors obtain the highest level of education and certification in their field. Once Laura completes this certification, the entire department will be nationally certified in Massage Therapy.
Finally, next month students will have the opportunity to learn from two local massage experts including a former faculty member, Lori Beyard, who will be demonstrating Cranial Sacral Massage. "We are so excited about all the changes and opportunities surfacing within the massage therapy department to develop both our students and faculty," says Community Care College CEO Teresa Knox. "We are seeing the fruit of these developments in our recruitment as well. Massage Therapy continues to be one of our most popular and rapidly growing programs at Community Care College."
About Community Care College:
Community Care College (www.CommunityCareCollege.edu) is a licensed and accredited institution offering programs in Healthcare and Business disciplines. Community Care College serves as the main campus to Clary Sage College (www.ClarySageCollege.com) and Oklahoma Technical College (www.OklahomaTechnicalCollege.com) which all operate under the same ownership.