Massage therapist have many opportunities to practice in a variety of settings. Your options include, but aren't limited to: private practice, multidisciplinary clinics, spas and holistic centers, doctors' or chiropractors' offices, rehabilitation centers, nursing homes or hospitals, health clubs or fitness facilities, sports teams or sports medicine clinics.

Massage therapists may work as: self-employed practitioners, in private or group offices, as salaried or commissioned employees or as independent contractors.

Employment is expected to grow faster than average over the 2004-2014 period as more people learn about the benefits of massage therapy. Many States require formal training and a national certification in order to practice massage therapy. This occupation contains a large number of part-time and self-employed workers.

Listed below are selected Massage Therapy schools with a brief description of their programs. For additional information for each school you will have to click on the links below and then fill out the necessary information each school requests.

American Career College

American Career College

American Institute -- Florida

American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty. We're south Florida’s source for Cosmetology, Massage Therapy, and Medical Assistant education.

American Institute

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy

The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy (CCMT) has been training massage therapists since 1980. It is the only school in Connecticut that is dedicated exclusively to massage therapy training.

The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy offers convenient schedules. Financial Aid is available to those who qualify. Career placement assistance is also provided. CCMT is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA). The Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy is now part of the Steiner Education Group (SEG), which offers massage therapy training at 17 locations in 9 states.

Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy -- Groton
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy -- Westport
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy -- Newington

Arizona School of Massage Therapy

After as little as 7 months at the Arizona School of Massage Therapy, you could be working in the massage industry making an excellent income and doing something you can be proud of! The Arizona School of Massage Therapy is part of the prestigious UCMT Family of Schools. Our schools are recognized by employers as the best massage therapy schools in the nation.

Arizona School of Massage has two campuses in Arizona: Arizona School of Massage Therapy 9201 N. 29th Avenue, Suite 35 Phoenix, AZ 85051 Arizona School of Massage Therapy 1409 W. Southern Ave., Suite 6 Tempe, AZ 85282

Arizona School of Massage

ECPI -- Medical Career Institute School of Health Science

This program has been designed to prepare students for an entry-level career in therapeutic massage as a Certified Massage Therapist (CMT). The Massage Therapy program teaches the art and science of massage therapy using sound business practices, while also focusing on the medical and rehabilitative effects of massage.

ECPI University


The Massage Therapy program provides the basic knowledge, tools, ethics, and behaviors that will enable you to successfully practice as a massage therapist in a variety of health care settings. Students in our massage therapy program will study anatomy and physiology, massage fundamentals, business and success skills, and health and wellness. Upon completion, graduates may find work as professional massage therapist.

Medical & Healthcare Training -- Everest College

Lincoln's Massage Therapy --located in Lincoln, RI, Brockton, MA, and Somerville, MA.

Lincoln's Massage Therapy program shows students how to care for clients of all ages and aliments, specializing in the best methods to treat injuries and promote general wellness. Students are encouraged to sit for the National Certification Examination for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.

The Massage Therapy program lets you work with your hands as you apply soothing techniques in pain management and spa services – with the goal of becoming a licensed Massage Therapist.
Clinical, hands-on experience massaging clients in spa settings (on campus) – Conduct client interviews, explain procedures and professionally drape and position the client to perform a 60 minute massage.
Students practice hands-on massages in a variety of techniques including Swedish, Deep Tissue, Asian bodywork therapy, and Athletic/Sports Massage.

Myology and Kinesiology – the study of the human muscular system and muscle movement.

Uthah College of Massage Therapy

The massage therapy courses at UCMT are designed to provide you with the best possible education you can receive from a massage therapy school. UCMT is committed to helping you succeed in your education and throughout your massage therapy career with lifetime career services assistance.

UCMT have two campuses in Utah: Utah College of Massage Therapy 25 South 300 East Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Utah College of Massage Therapy 135 S. State St., Suite 12 Lindon, UT 84042

Utah College of Massage Therapy

National Massage Therapy Institute --- PENNSYLVANIA, VIRGINIA, DELAWARE, NEW JERSEY

Shiatsu • Kinesiology • Swedish • CPR & First Aid • Prenatal • Muscular Pathology • Sports • Anatomy & Physiology • Chair • Traditional Chinese Massage • Reflexology • Professional Ethics

In just seven months, students at the National Massage Therapy Institute gain the in-depth, hands-on training required to enjoy a successful massage therapy career. NMTI offers flexible scheduling with day, evening and weekend options as well as career assistance to current and former students.

The National Massage Therapy Institute offers five convenient locations throughout the mid-Atlantic region: Click for more information.

Graduates are qualified to take the National Certification Exam in Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork for licensure.

Financial Aid for those who qualify

The National Massage Institute

Denver School of Massage Therapy. --COLORADO

After as little as 7 months at the Denver School of Massage Therapy, you could be working in the massage industry making an excellent income and doing something you can be proud of! Massage therapy is one of the fastest growing health care fields in the country.

Denver School of Massage Therapy

Everest College

Advanced Massage Therapy Massage Therapy Professional Licensing - Aromatherapy and Spa Specialist

Campus Locations: Bremerton, WA Burr Ridge, IL Chesapeake, VA Chicago, IL City of Industry, CA Gardena, CA Hayward, CA Merrillville, IN Merrionette Park, IL Newport News, VA Ontario, CA Reseda, CA San Bernardino, CA San Francisco, CA San Jose, CA Seattle, WA Skokie, IL St. Louis, MO Tacoma, WA Tyson's Corner, VA Vancouver, WA (Massage Therapy) West Los Angeles, CA Wilshire (Los Angeles), CA

Everest College

The Humanities Center School of Massage/Institute of Allied Health - Pinellas Park, FLORIDA

The Humanities Center has for 23 years provided career training in massage therapy. Their excellence in training is reflected with an exceptional pass rate amongm their graduates on the National Certification Exam (first attempt), a rate which is higher than the national average.

Although they have graduated over 3,800 students in the past 22 years and are the largest single campus massage school in Florida, they strongly believe that in order to uphold their high expectations, they must remain restricted in size and scope. They therefore have one single campus, with one training focus and expertise.

The Humanities Center School of Massage/Institute of Allied Health - Pinellas Park, FLORIDA


Fortis offers a massage therapy program at some of its campuses in New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and Virginia! The design of the massage therapy program provides the student with the basic understanding of the fundamentals of massage. Through lecture and hands-on instruction in Swedish techniques, pathology, anatomy, physiology, and kinesiology, the student is prepared to successfully obtain massage certification and enter the massage industry.

Offered in the following locations --Fortis College in Mobile, Azalea Rd., AL --Fortis Institute in Pensacola, FL --Fortis Institute in Wayne, NJ --Fortis Institute in Forty Fort, PA --Fortis Institute in Scranton, PA --Fortis College in Norfolk, VA --Fortis College in Richmond, VA --Fortis Institute in Erie , PA --Fortis Institute - Towson, MD


Apollo College Tuscon -- ARIZONA

The Massage Therapist Diploma program combines a complete and comprehensive study of Swedish Massage with other manual and energetic therapies. Supporting courses include a thorough kinesthetic and tactile study of Human Anatomy and Physiology, Professional Ethics and Communication, and the Business of Massage. According to recent job analysis data, a massage therapist should be competent in the following: display a passion for the profession, employ appropriate communication skills, design and implement a massage session, manage the business of a massage practice, manage the critical components of a massage practice, maintain self-care and wellness program, promote the profession, and acquire knowledge, skills and credentials.

Apollo College - Tucson

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