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Student Massage Therapy Clinic offers services to the community

April 18, 2019

The CCRI Student Massage Therapy Clinic will give therapeutic massage treatments to members of the community from May 27 to July 31 at the Newport County Campus.

In the clinic, students practice their skills in the interview, assessment and treatment planning process. Services provided in each patient’s treatment plan may include Swedish massage, integrated Eastern and Western Massage, deep tissue massage and sports massage.

One-hour appointments can be scheduled from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday and Friday and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Wednesday, Thursday and Saturday for a $20 donation to offset expenses. 

The clinic, operating since 2005, plays an important role in the educational environment as part of the training students receive in their last semester before they go to their clinical site internship. The clinic served almost 700 patients last year, many of whom experienced the benefits of a massage for the first time.

The clinic’s client base is drawn from the local community and includes a diverse spectrum of individuals, so students are provided with a unique opportunity to improve their massage therapy techniques, interpersonal and communication skills. The setting closely resembles the professional environment where many students will work after successfully completing the program. Faculty members who are licensed practitioners supervise the students.

“The Student Massage Therapy Clinic provides an excellent opportunity for students to master techniques they learn in the classroom, making them better practitioners upon graduation, while also caring for individuals who may suffer from symptoms of pain and anxiety through the healing benefits of massage,” said Regina Cobb, program director.

Find out more about current research that explains the health benefits of massage therapy for conditions such as stress, tension headaches, low back pain and more.  

Members of the public in good health ages 18 and older are welcomed at the clinic; those with certain medical conditions may be required to provide a doctor’s note. To request an appointment, email [email protected]. First-time clients must complete an intake form before their appointment is confirmed.

CCRI has the region’s leading therapeutic massage program. In the past five years, 100 percent of program graduates have passed the MBLEx exam the first time they took the exam.

The clinic is held in Room 113 at the Newport County Campus, One John H. Chafee Blvd, Newport. Learn more about the clinic.