Introductory Massage Course in Georgia

Massage Therapy Career AtlantaOur introductory massage course in Georgia is the perfect foundation for you to build your massage therapy career in Atlanta. The staff at Georgia Massage School teaches you basic massage techniques while providing the foundation necessary for advanced anatomical study and technical skill development.

Our introductory unit of study provides foundational skills related to medical terminology retention and Swedish massage technique. Why? Because this is the most frequently used technique in both Atlanta, as well as nationwide.

Through hands-on teaching, you will be able to create a strong foundation for knowledge in the following areas:

Professional Ethics

Learning about the code of ethics, confidentiality, and boundaries involved in creating the client/therapist relationship.

Massage History

Learning about the significant figures that developed the techniques used in today’s massage clinics, as well as beginning lessons on the most basic massage techniques.

Medical Terminology

Understanding basic medical terminology to effectively communicate with clients.

Introductory Anatomy

Learning about safety, health, hygiene, infection control, the skeletal system, and all of the general directional terms related to the body and massage therapy.

Swedish Massage

Learning the basic techniques involved in Swedish massage, including pressure, depth, direction, sequence, speed, rhythm, and touch.

Cross-Fiber Massage

Learning the basic techniques of cross-fiber massage, a deep-muscle therapy technique to enhance tissue repair.

Deep Tissue Massage

Learning the basic techniques of deep tissue massage and how it can relieve deeper layers of tension patterns in the body.

Energetic Therapy

Learning a series of energetic techniques that can be incorporated into a therapeutic massage session.

Kinesiology Concepts

Learning about the interaction between muscles, tendons, ligaments, and bones, as well as the roles they play in movement.


Following the introductory course, students will embark on a detailed study of the Lower Extremity, Axial Skeleton, and Upper Extremity courses. Upon completion of all 4 units of study, students are certified as massage therapists and are eligible to apply for the national exam required for a state license.