We offer one massage therapy program, which is our Relational Bodywork Program on Kauai. We also have an auxiliary Aquatic Program on the Big Island. This program can be taken on its own or after the Relational Bodywork Program. To our knowledge, we are the only program in Hawaii that is approved for placing [...]
No. PCAB is licensed by the Hawaii DOE, and PCAB is an NCBTMB-approved school. In Hawaii, massage therapy students are trained through either apprentice programs or DOE-licensed schools. Apprenticeship programs are unique to Hawaii and are not allowed to call themselves schools. Hours from an apprenticeship program are often not accepted by mainland massage [...]
Relational skills are critical in massage therapy, as they help build trust and safety and establish a therapeutic relationship with clients. Our students receive training in effective communication and interpersonal skills, as well as techniques for building rapport and creating a safe and healing environment for clients.
Trauma-informed massage therapy considers the effects of trauma on the body and mind and seeks to create a safe and healing environment for clients. We prioritize trauma-informed care by incorporating this philosophy into every aspect of our curriculum and clinical training. To learn more, please view our page on what it means to be [...]
There are a few answers to this. First, we offer a neurocentric massage therapy curriculum that is up-to-date with the latest neuroscience of pain and touch. Second, we integrate far practitioner cultivation and communication skills than most or all other massage programs. Third, our program offers a trauma-informed approach that is up-to-date with the [...]
Our program meets or exceeds the number of hours necessary for licensing in all states (except for NY and NE) and for NCBTMB Board Certification. The mean number of hours in massage programs in the US is between 642 and 697, and 625 is the number of hours recommended for core curriculum by the Entry-Level [...]