Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Clinic

The clinic offers massage therapy services to the general public. Students will gain valuable clinical experience and additional hands-on practice in working with a diverse population of clientele.

CCBC Massage Therapy students will provide a variety of massage techniques intended to relieve muscle tension and stress, address problem areas within scope of practice, promote relaxation and overall well-being. A thorough client health intake and professional documentation is required for each massage session. The Student Clinic treatment areas are in semi-private curtained cubicles; clients are requested to keep talking to a low volume or whisper when in the treatment areas.

The clinic is open year-round; however the schedule will vary from semester to semester. Appointments are scheduled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and are limited based on student requirements each semester.

About the massage session

Your appointment will include:
  • 5-10 minutes to review health history and session goals.
    Additional time may be needed for the student to complete further clinical assessment based on session goals.
  • 45-50 minutes of hands-on massage time.
  • 5+ minutes to change clothes, provide session review/client education, and fill out student evaluation.
  • All clients are requested to turn off cell phones prior to entering the clinic area.


New clients should arrive 15 minutes early prior to their scheduled appointment time to complete required client intake forms. Intake forms can also be filled out online in our ClinicSense scheduling system prior to your first session. All client records and medical information are maintained with strict confidentiality according to HIPAA standards and Maryland State regulations, including encryption of electronic data using secure socket layer (SSL) technology.

The CCBC Student Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Clinic strictly adheres to the professional standards of practice and code of ethics of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA), the Association of Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and the Alliance for Massage Therapy Educators (AFMTE), in addition to the state of Maryland regulations for massage therapy practice as mandated by the State Board of Massage Therapy Examiners.

Types of massage

Relaxation Massage
Swedish massage, the foundation of all massage therapy bodywork, takes away the stresses of the day and highlights the musculature of the body. Aimed at eliciting a deep sense of relaxation.

Therapeutic Massage
Recommended for those with specific aches, pains, and other health complaints that massage can help. This session will incorporate a thorough assessment and intake and uses some of the more advanced forms of technical massage including deep tissue and myofascial release.

Massage for Research
Some of our students conduct research on the effects of massage therapy on specific health conditions. For these sessions, you will be required to sign a consent form and adhere to a specific schedule or regimen that is intended to elicit a clinical outcome and create an evidence-based case report experience for the student.

Schedule an appointment

Contact
  • EmailMassageTherapySC@ccbcmd.edu

  • Call — 443.840.1598
    Please leave a message and your call will be returned as soon as possible. Office hours may vary.

Suggested Donation and Payment
$30 per session / $25 for CCBC students with valid ID.

Payment must be made by cash or check only. Checks made payable to “CCBC Massage Therapy.”

All donations benefit the students in the Massage Therapy Program such as acquiring new textbooks and other classroom supplies, exam fees, and other experiences such as our annual cadaver dissection lab.

Tipping of students is not allowed due to strict regulations in the state of Maryland and the policies of the College. You are welcome to provide an additional amount above your suggested donation to the CCBC Massage Therapy Foundation Fund. We thank you very much for your generosity and support of our students’ education!

Location

The clinic is located on the Essex campus.

7201 Rossville Boulevard
Baltimore, MD 21237

Located on the 3rd floor of the Administration Building in Room 330. Follow the signs in the building for “Massage Therapy Student Clinic”.

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The clinic is not a full-service spa or a continuous therapeutic clinical treatment center. Clients who are interested in seeking ongoing massage therapy treatment or services from a professional licensed massage therapist may request a referral to a CCBC graduate working in the local area.