Massage Therapy Training

Massage Therapy Training

With massage therapy training, you will be able to practice a healing art that has been perfected and performed for thousands of years. You will be able to work in spas, gymnasiums, doctor’s offices, athletic organizations, and resorts all over the country.

Massage therapy can be a lucrative part-time job, as well as a full-time career. Luckily, massage therapist jobs are expected to grow over the next decade, increasing by as much as 35%. After massage therapy training and education you will be able to launching a new and exciting career.

See what massage therapy training programs are enrolling today.

Massage Therapy Training Programs Enrolling Now

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

Length of Massage Therapy Training

Massage therapy training takes about a year, but this can depend on several factors. If you are interested in learning the basics of massage therapy and hope to find a job soon, it is possible to complete massage therapy training on a reduced schedule. If you choose to specialize in a specific and advanced type of massage, your massage therapy training can take longer. The requirements of the state you plan to work in will also determine the length of training.

There are 37 States that have laws regarding massage therapist licensing, with different amounts of massage therapy training required. Becoming a nationally certified massage therapist requires a minimum of 500 hours, though your state may not require this. Research the specific requirements of your state before undertaking massage therapy training.

Massage Therapy Training Classes

Most massage therapy training programs have diverse courses for in-class instruction, demonstration, and hands-on practice. The best massage therapy training will teach you all of the skills covered on the massage therapy certification exam. Basic massage therapy training covers topics like anatomy and physiology. Practicing therapists must understand the structure and composition of the human body to fully master the art of massage. You may also take classes in kinesiology (the study of physical movement) and pharmacology, to recognize how prescription medicines affect the body.

Your massage therapy training can also teach you about the different kinds of massage, called modalities, currently practiced. These include the chair massage, deep tissue massage, Shiatsu, Swedish massage, sports massage, and acupressure massage. In addition, many holistic medicine schools that offer massage therapy training also have courses in aromatherapy, reflexology, hydrotherapy, and acupuncture.

With an eye towards a successful career, most massage therapy training programs require students to enroll in business management classes. Learning how to prepare for an interview, seek employment, launch a business, and self-manage are critical skills that will help you become a successful massage therapist in any work environment you choose. Your training program should keep a log of your training hours and submit them to the National Certification Board of Massage Therapists and Bodyworkers (NCBTMB).

Massage Therapy Training and Certification

Massage therapists, like most medical professionals, need massage therapy certification to successfully find work. There are two ways to become certified by the NCBTMB. You may take the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCETMB) or the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage (NCETM). Certain massage therapy training programs are geared towards preparing students for these exams and they can help you schedule and practice for them.

Also see:

  • Massage Therapy Schools by State