Aurora Mata CMT

Aurora Mata is our Clinic Manager and Deep Tissue I teacher.  She has been a massage therapist for 11 years and worked at many of the best spas and resorts in our valley.  Aurora specializes in deep tissue work and enjoys helping students reach their full potential through deep techniques combined with careful body mechanics.  Aurora enjoys tutoring young children and is an avid softball player.

Aurora Mata CMT instructs the following:
  • Swedish Massage
  • Students learn to give a cohesive, one-hour Swedish massage, using the strokes of the Swedish repertoire. Students will also learn contraindications and indications, basic muscular anatomy, and introduction to business and ethics. The class consists of 60 hours of hands-on training plus 75 hours of mandatory clinic.
    Requirements for completion: At the end of this class the student will give a final massage for a grade. To successfully complete this class, students must achieve a grade of 70% or better with the hands-on practical exam. Student must also have completed all hours for this course and fulfill his or her 75 hours internship in the Somatherapy student clinic.

    Duration: 135 hours (clock hours)

  • Deep Tissue I
  • This course trains a therapist to administer more pressure for the client to provide a therapeutic massage. The class will assume a working knowledge of anatomy, but will provide a regimen for therapists to follow the basic techniques and body mechanics required to provide the client with an overall body massage that goes beyond a firm Swedish massage.
    Prerequisite: Swedish Massage and Kinesiology Requirements for completion: Instructor evaluation of the techniques learned and completion of all course hours. Pass/Fail.
    Duration: 24 Clocked Hours