Massage Advanced Class

The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage offers a 12-week class for licensed massage therapists to enhance their skill set and take their practice further. The hands-on course covers techniques that therapists will use to create a more effective protocol for their clients. Skills such as deep tissue and hot stone massage set therapists apart from others, making them more sought after by potential employees. The Advanced Massage Class also prepares therapists for the CIDESCO Body Therapy Certificate examination


Massage Advanced Class Overview

Body Analysis 

Students will learn how to use the CIDESCO body analysis sheet to determine contra-indications and general information to assist in the analysis. Other topics include posture, measuring techniques, figure faults, skin and muscle conditions and BMI calculations. 


Heat Therapy 

Heat therapy includes sauna and steam baths, infra-red lamps and paraffin wax baths. Students will learn the rationale for use of heat, physiological effects of heat on the body, methods of applying heat generally and locally, and indications for using heat in body treatments. 

Mechanical Massage 

Mechanical massage covers the gyratory, percussion and other audio-sonic vibrators and their physiological effects. Students will learn the differences between handheld and floor standing vibrators, skin and client preparation plus choice of medium for mechanical massage, identification of applicators and their effects, and indications for use and contra-indication to use of mechanical massage 


Galvanic Body Treatments 

Galvanic body treatment teaches students electrical current and the rationale for the use of galvanic treatments. Students will learn polar effects under the cathode and anode, iontophoresis in body therapy, and products used in body therapy and their effects including active ingredients. Other topics include indications for use and contra-indication to use of galvanic current body treatments, knowledge of thermal and chemical burns, including the appearance and reasons for occurrence, and precautions to take to avoid the dangers of galvanic current. 

Body Treatments 

Students will learn different types of body treatments performed in spas such as exfoliation, wraps and masks. Students will have a sound knowledge of the contra-indications, methods of application, benefits, and the variety of scrubs, brushes and exfoliation products available. Body wraps and masks cover the contra-indications, method of application and benefits.

Electrical Muscle Stimulation

Electrical muscle stimulation covers electrical currents used such as faradic type, EMS, NMS, microcurrent and interferential. Students will learn the rationale for use, indications and contra-indications of EMS; pulses, impulses and stimuli; and frequencies employed in muscle stimulation in body therapy. 

Hot Stone Massage

Hot stone massage is a massage therapy technique used to ease and relax tense muscles and damaged soft tissue. Students will be taught the various types, textures and shapes of different stones, and the benefits and contra-indications of hot stone massage. 

Manual Lymphatic Drainage

Manual Lymphatic drainage is a type of massage that encourages the movement of lymph fluids around the body, helping reduce swelling and improve circulation. Students will be taught the location of the lymph nodes and the lymph fluid pathways, and the benefits, indications and contra-indications. 

Deep Tissue Massage

Deep tissue massage is a massage therapy that involves applying firm pressure and slow strokes to reach deep layers of muscle and fascia. Students will cover techniques and protocols to alleviate pain and discomfort in the hip, back, shoulder and neck. 

Pregnancy Massage

Prenatal massage has been shown to reduce anxiety, decrease symptoms of depression, relieve muscle aches and joint pains, and improve labor outcomes and newborn health. Students learn the benefits and contra-indications of prenatal massage. 


Esthetics Advanced Classes

The Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage makes it a priority to provide students with opportunities to continue their education and enhance their skill set. Through one day advanced classes offered throughout the year, students can earn certificates in the top beauty and body treatments. Classes begin with theory followed by a live demonstration then students perform the treatment themselves to earn their certificate of completion.

Eyelash Extension

Eyelash extensions are used to enhance the length, curliness, fullness and thickness of natural eyelashes. Using special eyelash extensions glue they are secured to your own individual eyelashes and come in a variety of styles individual single, cluster and volume lashes and last approximately 4-6 weeks. The class begins with theory followed by a live demonstration. After lunch students will perform the treatment on live models under the instructors supervision. The class includes lunch and a certificate upon completion.

The eyelash extension class is $300 (kit not included) and a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.


Dermaplaning is a safe and highly effective exfoliating treatment performed by a licensed esthetician. Using a surgical blade the superficial layer of dead skin and the vellus hair is removed from the face leaving the skin feeling smooth and looking radiant. The class begins with theory followed by a live demonstration on a model. After lunch students will pair up and perform the treatment on each other under the supervision of the instructor. The class includes lunch, a certificate upon completion and a take home kit.

The dermaplaning class is $300 (kit included) and a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.


Microneedling is a form of Collagen Induction Therapy (CIT) which aims to create a controlled non-thermal injury underneath the skin surface, therefore inducing the body to respond through the formation of new tissue layers of elastin and collagen fibers as well as new capillaries for an improved blood supply in the treated area. The skin plumps and thickens in response to this stimulus, ultimately reducing the appearance of scars, and fine lines and other skin texture changes. The class begins with theory then after lunch there will be a live demonstration on a model. Students will pair up and perform the treatment on each other under the supervision of the instructor. The class includes lunch and a certificate upon completion.

The microneedling class is $350 (kit not included) and a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Lash Lift

Lash Lifts are a low-maintenance lash curling service that create longer and fuller looking lashes, lasting up to 8 weeks. Using silicone shields and a series of solutions, a lash lift curls, sets and conditions natural lashes, leaving the individual with a natural-looking lift. During the class, students learn the theory behind lash lifts, the treatment technique and get hands-on experience performing the treatment. 


The lash lift class is $275 (kit not included) and a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

Business Advanced Classes

At the Institute of Cosmetology, Esthetics & Massage, we know that becoming a successful esthetician, hair stylist, lash artist, etc. is not just about mastering the skills in the field. To have a rewarding career, beauty and wellness professionals must know how to market themselves though digital and social media. ICE&M offers a Business Branding Workshop for beginners in social media. Stay tuned for more advanced business classes that will cover topics such as marketing plans, advanced content creation and website development.  

Business Branding Workshop

Take your career further with the power of branding. Learn what it means to create a consistent brand and how to apply a brand to social media. By the end of this class you will know how to define your professional brand, how to create beautiful instagram graphics and, how to take high-quality photos and videos to use on your social media pages.

A computer and smart phone are required for this class. The class is $275 and a $120 non-refundable deposit is required to reserve your spot.

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7011 Harwin Drive, Suite 100 

Houston, Texas 77036

(713) 783-9988 |

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