Clinical massage students practicing on each other

Clinical Massage Information

For Students

A-B Tech's cost-effective six-month Clinical Massage program is a unique opportunity for those aspiring to enter a healthcare career. 

This program provides classroom, laboratory and clinical experiences consistent with the standards of practice established by the North Carolina Board of Massage and Bodywork Therapy (NCBMBT). 

This course is designed to prepare students for the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEX) which establishes eligibility to apply to the State Board for Licensure to practice in North Carolina as a Licensed Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT).

An Information Session for the Spring 2019 Day class is scheduled for Thursday, January 24 from 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm and will be held at the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development building on the Asheville campus. It is a registration requirement to attend the Information Session.

Registration for all Health Occupations classes must be done in person.  

Both day and evening classes meet on the Asheville campus.

The next Clinical Day class is currently scheduled to begin February 11, classes are held Monday - Thursday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm and Friday 9:00 am - 3:30 pm (with a one-day required Orientation on February 7 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm).

For more information contact us at 828-398-7878.


What Massage Clients Should Know When Scheduling an Appointment with a Student

Thank you for choosing to participate in our student practicum clinic experience. This is a valuable tool for each student to learn the various aspects of hands-on clinic practice. We have a very nice facility consistent with other programs in the area. We have drapes around the tables to protect privacy. The front drapes will be open during the massage session to protect the student and client and to allow the instructor to respond to questions as needed.

Any inappropriate conversation or behavior conducted towards a student during the session will result in immediate termination of the session and future sessions will not be permitted. Everyone must wear underpants to receive a Clinical Massage at Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College. Individuals must be 18 years old or older to receive massage services, or be accompanied by an adult.

Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College will not diagnose any illness or disease. We will assess your clinical massage needs and perform a clinical massage accordingly. Please consult a primary health care physician prior to receiving a therapeutic or clinical massage.

Fall 2018 Clinical Massage Evening Class

Clinical Massages for the Fall 2018 Clinical Massage Evening class will be held every Wednesday from January 30, 2019 through May 1, 2019. Scheduling for appointments will begin two weeks prior to the first clinical massage session. Times for massages are 4:30 pm, 5:45 pm, and 7:00 pm. Clinical Massages are given in Room 242 at the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development building on the A-B Tech campus. To schedule an appointment call the Clinical Massage appointment line: 828-398-7624 and leave a message. Your call will be answered.

Spring 2019 Clinical Massage Day Class Appointments

Clinical Massages for the Spring 2019 Clinical Massage Day class will be held every Friday from March 29, 2019 through June 21, 2019. Scheduling for appointments will begin two weeks prior to the first clinical massage session. Times for massages are 9:30 am, 10:45 am, 12:45 pm, and 2:00 pm. Clinical Massages are given in Room 242 at the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development building on the A-B Tech campus. To schedule an appointment call the Clinical Massage appointment line: 828-398-7624 and leave a message. Your call will be returned.

You may schedule as many appointments as you would like, please note that you can schedule up to 3 appointments with the same student.

Five Types of Clinical Massages Offered:

(Note: Depending where students are at in the course of study not all massages may be available.)

50-minute massages:

  • Swedish
  • Hot Stone
  • Deep Tissue

25-minute massages:

  • Clothed Table Massage
  • Chair
  • Foot Reflexology

Appointment Times:

There are five appointment times throughout the day. We ask that you arrive 15 minutes before your appointment to give yourself plenty of time to fill out paperwork.

  • 9:30
  • 10:45
  • 12:45
  • 2:00

Cost:

50-minute massages: $25.00

25-minute massages: $15

You will pay for your session as you enter the first floor main entry of the Ferguson Center for Allied Health and Workforce Development on the A-B Tech campus. You will then proceed to your appointment in Room 242. We accept cash, check, or credit/debit cards.

Thank you for supporting our students.