Yuma, Arizona - During the month of July, the Arizona Western College (AWC) Massage Therapy Program collected cases of water donated by clients. On Monday, August 7, 2017, over 80 cases of water were donated to the Yuma Community Food Bank (YCFB). The program also accepted a special $15 fee for massages thru the month of July…and those proceeds collected went to the AWC Student Massage Clinic. These funds helped support scholarships and extra-curricular activities.
“It’s an important part of our program to demonstrate giving back to our community,” commented Kate Turpin, Professor/Coordinator Licensed Massage Therapy. “And this was a fun project that was well received.”
The AWC Massage Therapy Program is a three semester program that provides students with the required training to apply for an Arizona State license. They offer advanced training opportunities in medical massage, including oncology massage. They have paid internships to build practice hours necessary for National Board Certification in their clinic which is open all year.
The AWC instructors care about EACH student and will help them obtain the skills required to become a successful therapist. Students can learn: Swedish massage, seated (chair) massage, sports, hot stone, and many other techniques.
The AWC Massage Therapy Program is engaged in many community events throughout the year to help students practice their skills and to give back to their community.