Massage Therapy Schools

Massage Therapy Schools

Massage therapy schools offer a great opportunity to break into an exciting career as a massage therapist. With demand for massage therapists increasing every year and huge growth projected over the next decade, now is the perfect time to start your massage therapy training. Massage therapy schools offer courses in anatomy, physiology, and several other classes designed to teach you massage techniques.

Take a look at the massage therapy schools below and see which program is right for you.

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Cortiva Institute

Cortiva Institute doesn’t just teach. We engage, excite and inspire you.

Cortiva Institute is the country’s largest dedicated massage therapy and skin care school with 30 campuses in 13 states and a national reputation for excellence that sets the industry standard.

Students choose Cortiva Institute because we care about the same things you do: innovation, real-world experience, and promoting the highest standards in education and the industry. Our culture challenges students to grow, not only academically, but personally and professionally- by training to care for others, Cortiva Institute graduates become the best versions of themselves.

The full Cortiva Institute experience gives you the tools and confidence to succeed, from our holistic, hands-on curriculum, to expert faculty- all practicing specialists in their field- who guide you every step of the way.

Our programs balance science and artistry, so you’ll love what you’re learning, whether you hope to become a massage therapist, makeup artist or aspire to specialize in skin care. The support you’ll get, from teachers and peers alike, is the best motivation to follow your dreams.

Why choose the Cortiva Institute?

  • A diploma in as little as 7 1/2 months*
  • Convenient Day and Night classes that fit your life
  • Dynamic clinical internships built into each program
  • 1,000s of jobs available across the country
  • Support in finding a career that gives you joy
  • Accomplished instructors and faculty to guide your development
  • Financial aid available for those who qualify*

Thousands of New Job Opportunities Every Year

Cortiva’s National Career Services Department has developed a worldwide network of thousands of employers, which generates an average of more than 5,000 new job opportunities nationwide for Cortiva graduates each year.

Of course, your success ultimately depends on you. The Cortiva Institute cannot guarantee employment or salary. But our career services assistance starts when you are a student and does not stop even after you graduate. From your first job to your last in the industry – whether you need help tomorrow or ten years from now – we’re here to help you succeed.

Accreditation
Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation (“COMTA”), Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges of Technology (“ACCSCT”), and Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (“ACCET”)


The Cortiva Institute Illinois campuses are approved by IBHE. The Charlottesville campus is certified to operate by SCHEV.

*Programs and program length may vary by campus. Financial aid is not available for the 300-hour Skin Care Training Program at the Miami, Orlando and Fort Lauderdale campuses or the Professional Skin Care Program and Makeup Artistry & Skin Care Program at the Tampa/St.Pete campus.

Campus
  • Federal Way, WA
  • Las Vegas, NV
  • Dallas, TX
  • Houston, TX
  • King of Prussia, PA
Programs
  • Massage Therapy

Lincoln Tech

Since 1946, Lincoln Tech has been helping students achieve professional success through personalized career support and hands-on, job-specific education. Our in-depth training programs are designed to meet the changing needs of today’s tough job market, and cover a variety of fields, including: Health Sciences, Information Technology, Spa & Cosmetology, Automotive Technology, Welding, HVAC and Electrical.

What sets Lincoln Tech apart from other schools? Quite a few things, actually; our training programs emphasize experiential, interactive learning activities – that means you’ll do the job before you take the job. Plus, our Certificate, Diploma and Associate degree programs are designed to accelerate your entry into the job market by offering a shorter length of training, so you may be earning valuable on-the-job experience before many of your peers do.

But our strengths go beyond that. Our Lincoln instructors possess a combination of seasoned teaching skills, subject matter expertise and real world experience. Plus, we’ve built working partnerships with important industry contacts in your area. So when you graduate, we’ll help you find a good position and start your career off right.

When it comes to choosing a post-secondary educational institution, keep this in mind: our dedication to your success sets us apart from the competition – and the specialized, career-focused training you’ll receive at Lincoln will set you apart from yours. Lincoln Tech offers flexible daytime and evening programs to accommodate your busy schedule. Financial aid is available for those who qualify and Career Placement assistance is available upon graduation.

Campus
  • Lincoln
Programs
  • Massage Therapy

Carrington College

Four Great Reasons To Choose Carrington

ONE-ON-ONE TUITION PLANNING

More than 80% of Carrington College students use some form on financial aid1 to help cover the cost of their education2. That’s why we offer personalized counseling from a Student Finance Advisor to help make your college experience more affordable.

1. Student loans, grants and scholarships are available to those who qualify.
2. Percentage calculated by Carrington College for the 2015-16 school year.

HANDS-ON LEARNING

You want a hands-on career, and your Carrington College education will help get you there. From blood draws to x-rays, our courses are designed to let you practice your skills in the lab so you’ll be ready for your career when you graduate.

EXPERIENCED FACULTY

You can feel confident knowing your instructors are bringing years of real-world experience in to the classroom. Our qualified instructors are dedicated to helping prepare you for your future. They know what skills you’ll use in your career, and they’ll teach you what matters.

CLINICAL EXTERNSHIPS

Carrington offers you the opportunity to practice your skills in the real-world before you graduate. Clinical rotations and externships are an important part of your education. You’ll get to learn from professionals in your chosen career field and make important connections for your future.

Institutional Accreditation
Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 10 Commercial Blvd., Suite 204, Novato, CA 94949, (415)506-0234, an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org.

Campus
  • Tucson
  • Portland
Programs
  • Massage Therapy - Certificate

About Massage Therapy Schools

The amount of massage therapy training required to practice the massage therapist job description can vary greatly from state to state. In states with licensing laws that govern the practice, it is actually illegal to become a massage therapy without a massage therapy license. In some states where massage therapy certification is required, 300 to 1000 hours of hands on experience must be completed.

No matter which massage therapy schools you are considering, your education will prepare you for both certification and licensing. The courses you take will cover all of the major topics found on the massage therapy certification exams.

The amount of time it will take you to complete your education depends on which of the massage therapy schools you enroll in. In most cases, you can earn your degree in less than a year.

Choosing the Right Massage Therapy School

When choosing between massage therapy schools, there are a few things to consider. Before enrolling in any education program, ask yourself the following:

  • Is this school accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA)?
  • Does this school provide aid and other financing options?
  • Does this school offer job and career placement programs upon graduating?
  • Will this program fit my schedule and time commitments?
  • Does this program offer the type of coursework I am looking for?

If you can answer yes to all or most of these questions, then you may have found the right massage therapy school for you. Make sure you take some time to research different massage therapy schools and compare them against each to find the best one.

Applying to Massage Therapy Schools

Most massage therapy schools require you to have a high school diploma or GED in order to attend. In addition, the state that you wish to practice in may have specific guidelines that you need to be aware of. For example, some states require you to have 1,000 hours of massage therapy training before you can become a practicing massage therapist. If you wish to practice in a state where this is the case, make sure you don’t attend a massage therapy school that only offers 300 hours of training.

Generally, if you apply to massage therapy schools in the same state you plan to work in, you should have no problem as they will be fully aware of that state’s guidelines.

Massage Therapy Certification

Although any of the massage therapy schools will provide you with a certification upon completion, there are is also a national massage therapist certification available. After graduating from one of the massage therapy schools and completing a certain number of training hours, you will become eligible to take one of two tests offered by the National Certification Board of Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (NCBTMB). Check with your education program to see if they have courses designed to help you pass these certification exams.

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