BCC Student Life CenterPress release from Brookdale Community College

Community members interested in a new career are invited to attend an information session for a new massage therapy training program at Brookdale Community College, to be held on Thursday, February 4 at 6 p.m. The session will be held inside the Student Life CenterĀ building on BCC’s Lincroft campus.

Running from February to October 2016, the hands-on training program will prepare students to become licensed massage therapists in the state of New Jersey. Courses are taught by industry professionals, and include 100 hours of supervised clinical training.

Course topics include Swedish massage, shiatsu, reflexology, sports massage, aromatherapy and other specialties, as well as general courses in hygiene, ethics and business practices. The program also includes a comprehensive review for the New Jersey Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median pay for massage therapists was $17.88 per hour in 2014. Employment in the industry is projected to grow by 22 percent between 2014 and 2024.

Brookdale Community College is located at 765 Newman Springs Road, Lincroft. Parking for the event is in lots 6 and 7. For more information, call Priscilla Mullings at (732)224-2813 or email