Clinical Internship: - Student Clinic
Students will begin performing massages on the public after 5 weeks of class. Clinic massages are scheduled outside of class and are to be performed on the student’s own time. Clinic hours are generally scheduled Monday – Sunday 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM but may vary based on the availability of instructor supervision, student and client needs, school activities and holidays. The Internship massages are performed at MTTI Clinic. MTTI will charge a nominal fee for room rental for each massage. Students may accept gratuities. State regulations require that Internships are in school clinics with a Registered Instructor in attendance. The Internship allows the students to seek out potential clientele that will follow them after they graduate. As part of the 150 required hours of instruction, students must attend 2 hours of clinic orientation. Students are required to perform 20 massages per month, including 25 Signature Swedish massages, 15 Side-Lying massages, 15 Lymphatic massages, and 65 Combination/Advanced Technique Massages for a total of 120 massages. In addition, students are also required to massage and be evaluated by their instructors and school administrators.
Clinical Externship: - Athletic Clinic
Using the general massage skills learned at MTTI, along with skills for performing Sports Massage, students will do their 16 hour Externship on campus at New Mexico State University’s Athletic Department. MTTI has a Massage Room next to the Athletic Trainer’s facilities. Referrals are made by the head Athletic Trainer. A Registered Instructor from MTTI will be in attendance. SOAP Notes on each of the athletes receiving services must be written after each treatment. Each student will be required to participate at the university a minimum of 4 scheduled afternoons (16 Hours). Externship clinics generally run from 12:30 PM to 4:30 PM two days of the week during the college semester.