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American Institute of Allied Health

American Institute of Allied Health
1310 South Stemmons Freeway
Lewisville, TX 75067

The American Institute of Allied Health is a school in Lewisville, Texas that provides training to people with aspirations of becoming a massage therapist. Massage therapy is the manipulation of the soft tissue and joints of the body. The American Institute of Allied Health says it is more than a massage therapy school. They believe in the client-centered philosophy. The American Institute of Allied Health is located in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. The 12,000-square-foot building offers students four classrooms, 15 intern massage therapy rooms, a hydrotherapy facility and a lab/study room.

Massage therapists must be licensed in the state of Texas, as in most states. The American Institute of Allied Health provides the 300 hours of coursework necessary for a student to take the practical and written exam to become licensed in Texas. Students at the American Institute of Allied Health interested in becoming licensed massage therapists will study these massage therapy techniques: hot stone; chair; deep tissue arm and shoulder; deep tissue leg and pelvic; deep tissue back, neck and abdomen; orthopedic sports massage I & II; passive and active stretching; touch of Esalen and lymphatic drainage. Students wishing to apply to the National Certification Board of Therapeutic Massage and bodywork for certification can also take the following courses: anatomy and physiology; kinesiology; pathology; massage therapy techniques; hydrotherapy; health and hygiene; business and professional ethics and a 50 hour internship. Massage therapy education is hands-on and the American Institute of Allied Health does not offer home study or online programs.

Students who need financial aid may apply for one of the following: Sallie Mae loan program; in-house repayment plans; Veterans Administration under the G.I. Bill; Texas Department of Rehabilitation Services.

Quick Facts:

  • The American Institute of Allied Health is accredited by Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools; Career College Schools of Texas; Associated Bodywork Massage Professionals and is licensed by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

  • Massage therapy represents about 425,000 visits, or one fifth of all, visits to alternative medicine practices in the United States.

  • Most people who use massage therapists are between the ages of 24-35.

  • The annual beginning salary for a massage therapist is $25 per hour. Experienced therapist charge an average of $75 per hour. The average annual salary for a massage therapist in Texas is over $33,000. Nationally, the annual salary average is over $61,000.

  • Between 2000 and 2007, the number of people using massage therapists has doubled, while the number of massage therapists has not.
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