Mossmain College of Massage

Hours and Course Descriptions

Offering a mix of classroom study and hands-on learning, Mossmain College teaches the science behind the massage. You’ll learn the standards of practice and ethics to guide your career. Our goal is to set you up for success by teaching you beyond the basic levels massage therapy. Call (406) 656-3366 today to learn more about Mossmain massage classes in Billings, Montana.

Functional Anatomy

Students study the structure and function of the human body. Acquire the knowledge necessary to understand body function and how it relates to massage.


Pathology is the science of the cause and effect of disease. Students study pathology for each body system and how to determine proper massage protocol for each situation.


Kinesiology is the disciplinary study of movement. With lecture and labs, students learn how to locate and identify muscles, tendons, ligaments and bony landmarks of the human musculoskeletal system. Additionally, they discover how the body moves through space.

Massage and Bodywork Application

This course focuses on body mechanics, proper draping, client positioning, bolstering and community service. Western philosophies include: Swedish Massage, Myofascial Release, Neuromuscular Therapy, Trigger Point Therapy, Deep Tissue, Sports and Chair Massage, Hydrotherapy, Hot Stone Massage and self-care. Eastern philosophies include: Traditional Chinese Medicine, Universal Energy, Chakras, Grounding and Centering.

Massage Theory

Massage Theory includes the history of massage, massage equipment, environment, sanitation, state laws and regulations, 10 hours of first aid and CPR certification, 40 hours of Ethics, and 40 hours of Professional Development.

Therapeutic Procedures and Assessment

This course offers a comprehensive view of client intake and assessment procedures, including assessment in massage and bodywork, client interviews and health forms, documentation, client files, and medical terminology. A large portion of this course covers adapting sessions for clients that are experiencing common pathologies and special populations.

Massage Clinic

This course covers professionalism, session management, and sessions with clients. During clinic, students practice their skills by working on the public. Students are supervised by an LMT who will be available to provide clarification and assistance.