A relatively new school of massage, The Central Maryland School of Massage, is only a year old and so far has produced some premier massage therapists for the state, the Frederick News Post reports. Since its inception CMSM has answered the call for a massage school in the Frederick County area. Before the school opened would-be massage students would have had to travel to towns such as Baltimore or Washington for training. The average class size numbers 8 students and new classes begin every week. Students first must complete the 20 hour a week course which runs for about 7 months before they are eligible to take part in one of the schools specialization programs. These include courses in aromatherapy, cupping, and infant or prenatal massage. Massage is now ranked 20th in the top 50 growing jobs for the 21st century and Co-owner Lori Custer has no doubt the school will be able to handle all the new students. In addition to teaching their students the art of traditional Swedish massage the school also teaches students anatomy, physiology, and yoga. These skills are all useful to the students in helping them to use their new found skills. (Andyshak, FrederickNewsPost.com, 08/05/08)

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