Student Clinic hours / Internship Overview
Tuesday- Session Times: 6:15-7:15pm and 7:30-8:30pm
Wednesday/Thursday/Friday- Session Times: 4:00-5:00pm and 5:30-6:30pm
* Sessions are scheduled by appointment only and may vary depending on breaks and holidays.
The Mountain State School of Massage clinic draws clients from Charleston and neighboring towns and provides massage to clients from the general public at a reduced fee of only $30 an hour, which covers clinic costs.
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Clinic clients receive treatments sessions from students advanced in the curriculum who are under the supervision of highly skilled and experienced professional instructors. The Student Clinic Director is available at all times during clinic hours and occasionally enters the massage rooms to observe the student performing the massage. The student may ask the supervisor to demonstrate particular techniques specific to client needs. This provides the student with a practice environment that fosters a smooth transition into professional massage practice and gives student practitioners an opportunity to assist clients in leading appropriate self-care techniques.
Each student at the Mountain State School of Massage is required to participate in the Student Clinic and perform a requisite number of massage sessions in order to graduate from the Program. An important element of massage training is applying the skills learned in classes. Students are still learning what to do in new situations or with different conditions and supervised clinical practice is an essential part in making the transition from a beginner to a practicing professional.
During this important practical experience, students learn and practice telephone skills, intake and assessment, record keeping, session planning, time management, fee collection and how to work with new people. Students gain valuable knowledge in the significance of participation, cooperation, professionalism, punctuality, attitude, presentation, availability and hygiene. These are vital for the student’s professional development and are reinforced in the Business Practices curriculum which includes the study of Professional Standards and Ethics.