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Massage Therapy Schools and Programs

Massage therapy is increasingly becoming a popular alternative option in the health and wellness industries, with between 300,000 and 340,000 message therapists, including students, currently in the United States, according to the American Message Therapy Association.   Are you ready to join them?

Did You Know?

  • As of 2013, there are over 1,300 massage therapy programs throughout the country.
  • There are, on average, 37 students per massage program.
  • 91% of massage therapists have opted to take continued education courses to advance their training.

Discover Massage Therapy Schools

If you dream of becoming a  massage therapist, you must must receive training in a postsecondary institution prior to practicing. To be admitted into a massage therapy school, you will be required to have a high school diploma or an equivalent level of education and often times must go through a private interview.   Once enrolled in a program, your courses will focus on anatomy, physical assessment, kinesiology, Asian bodywork, reflexology and medical massage. In most cases, you will be required to complete a minimum of 500 hours of study in order to be eligible to become licensed. Graduates of massage therapy schools may wish to enroll in a continuing education program to further their studies and knowledge of modalities as well as specific fields of study, such as neurology.

“This program helped me so much more than just giving me education in massage.  It helped me grow as an adult,” –Former massage therapy student

Browse All Massage Therapy Schools in the U.S.

American Institute – Accredited
Cherry Hill, NJ
Massage Therapy
American Institute – Accredited
Clifton, NJ
Massage Therapy
American Institute – Accredited
Somerset, NJ
Massage Therapy
American Institute – Accredited
Toms River, NJ
Massage Therapy
American Institute – Accredited
West Hartford, CT
Massage Therapy
Lakeland, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Tampa, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Flagstaff, AZ
Massage Therapy
Mesa, AZ
Massage Therapy
Prescott, AZ
Massage Therapy
Tucson, AZ
Massage Therapy
Avalon Institute – Accredited
Phoenix, AZ
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Fort Myers, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Madison, WI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Boca Beauty Academy – Accredited
Boca Raton, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Electrology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Boca Beauty Academy – Accredited
Parkland, FL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Electrology / Barbering
Centura College – Accredited
Chesapeake, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Arlington, TX
Massage Therapy
Cromwell, CT
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
King Of Prussia, PA
Massage Therapy
Cortiva Institute – Accredited
Linthicum Heights, MD
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Cortiva Institute – Accredited
Maitland, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
Cortiva Institute – Accredited
Pompano Beach, FL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Cortiva Institute – Accredited
St Petersburg, FL
Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
Daytona College – Accredited
Ormond Beach, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Dorsey College – Accredited
Detroit, MI
Massage Therapy
Dorsey College – Accredited
Madison Heights, MI
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Dorsey College – Accredited
Saginaw, MI
Massage Therapy
Dorsey College – Accredited
Woodhaven, MI
Massage Therapy
Monessen, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Conyers, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Murfreesboro, TN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Erie, PA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hollywood, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Electrology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Margate, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Electrology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
West Palm Beach, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Electrology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
IBMC College – Accredited
Fort Collins, CO
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
Albuquerque, NM
Massage Therapy
IntelliTec College – Accredited
Grand Junction, CO
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
IntelliTec College – Accredited
Pueblo, CO
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Sandy Springs, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Lancaster, PA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Milan Institute – Accredited
Bakersfield, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
Boise, ID
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Milan Institute – Accredited
Clovis, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milan Institute – Accredited
San Antonio, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Milan Institute – Accredited
Sparks, NV
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Milan Institute – Accredited
Visalia, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Mildred Elley – Accredited
Albany, NY
Massage Therapy
Mildred Elley – Accredited
New York, NY
Massage Therapy
Mildred Elley – Accredited
Pittsfield, MA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Des Plaines, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
West Palm Beach, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Columbia, SC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
West Palm Beach, FL
Massage Therapy
Lynchburg, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Milwaukee, WI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Springfield, IL
Barbering / Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training

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Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
St. Louis, MO
Massage Therapy
Kissimmee, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Melbourne, FL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Merritt Island, FL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Bear, DE
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Greeley, CO
Massage Therapy
Miami, FL
Massage Therapy
Washington, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Anchorage, AK
Massage Therapy
Tampa, FL
Massage Therapy
Amarillo, TX
Massage Therapy
Orange Park, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Manchester, NH
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Huntington Park, CA
Massage Therapy
Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
American Institute – Accredited
Clifton, NJ
Massage Therapy
Columbus, OH
Massage Therapy
East Brunswick, NJ
Massage Therapy
Post Falls, ID
Massage Therapy
Santa Ana, CA
Massage Therapy
Vienna, VA
Massage Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
Massage Therapy
Calumet City, IL
Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
Coon Rapids, MN
Massage Therapy
Glendale, AZ
Massage Therapy
Yuma, AZ
Massage Therapy
Hampton, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Enfield, CT
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
ATI College – Accredited
Whittier, CA
Massage Therapy
Atlanta, GA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Evans, GA
Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Bel Air, MD
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Denver, CO
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Las Vegas, NV
Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Provo, UT
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
Aveda Institute – Accredited
Tallahassee, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
AVI Career Training – Accredited
Great Falls, VA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Electrology
Linthicum Heights, PA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Worcester, MA
Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Bay City, MI
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Be Aveda – Accredited
Clearwater, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Be Aveda – Accredited
Fort Lauderdale, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Be Aveda – Accredited
Winter Park, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Hialeah, FL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Electrology / Salon Management / Barbering
Homestead, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Bellevue, WA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Brooksville, FL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Port Richey, FL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Longmont, CO
Massage Therapy
Wyomissing, PA
Massage Therapy
Perry, FL
Massage Therapy
Bloomington, MN
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Alexandria, LA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Gulfport, MS
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Lafayette, LA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Metairie, LA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Blue Cliff College – Accredited
Mobile, AL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Dania Beach, FL
Massage Therapy
West Jordan, UT
Massage Therapy
Butler, PA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
C-TEC – Accredited
Newark, OH
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Hudson, NC
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Carson, CA
Massage Therapy
Blackwood, NJ
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Laser Training
Capri College – Accredited
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Davenport, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Dubuque, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Capri College – Accredited
Waterloo, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Anamosa, IA
Massage Therapy
Carnegie Institute – Accredited
Troy, MI
Massage Therapy
Albuquerque, NM
Massage Therapy
Boise, ID
Massage Therapy
Portland, OR
Massage Therapy
Sacramento, CA
Massage Therapy
Spokane, WA
Massage Therapy
Stockton, CA
Massage Therapy
Tucson, AZ
Massage Therapy
Morehead City, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Coolidge, AZ
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Virginia Beach, VA
Massage Therapy
Harrisonburg, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hialeah, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Miami, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Asheville, NC
Massage Therapy
Clearwater, FL
Massage Therapy
Voorhees, NJ
Massage Therapy
Bloomington, MN
Massage Therapy
Coolidge, AZ
Massage Therapy
Sumter, SC
Massage Therapy
Oklahoma City, OK
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Killeen, TX
Massage Therapy
Centura College – Accredited
Newport News, VA
Massage Therapy
Cerritos College – Accredited
Norwalk, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Salinas, CA
Massage Therapy
Chandler, AZ
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Lake Havasu City, AZ
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Cincinnati, OH
Massage Therapy
Citrus College – Accredited
Glendora, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Webb City, MO
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Clarksburg, WV
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Clary Sage College – Accredited
Tulsa, OK
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Middleburg Heights, OH
Massage Therapy
Lakewood, WA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Fountain Valley, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Hemet, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Colby, KS
Massage Therapy
Grayslake, IL
Massage Therapy / Laser Training
Blackfoot, ID
Massage Therapy
Wilmington, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Craig, CO
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Lakewood, CO
Massage Therapy
Columbia College – Accredited
Vienna, VA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Dublin, OH
Massage Therapy
Columbus, OH
Massage Therapy
Pittsburgh, PA
Massage Therapy / Barbering
Baltimore, MD
Massage Therapy
Warwick, RI
Massage Therapy
Memphis, TN
Massage Therapy
Southaven, MS
Massage Therapy
Cosmotek College – Accredited
San Jose, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Bayside, NY
Massage Therapy
Cleveland, OH
Massage Therapy
Clifton Forge, VA
Massage Therapy
Thomasville, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Day Spa Academy – Accredited
Yakima, WA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Columbus, OH
Massage Therapy
Nashville, TN
Massage Therapy
Lima, OH
Massage Therapy
Dayton, OH
Massage Therapy
Daytona Beach, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Cupertino, CA
Massage Therapy
New Orleans, LA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Covington, LA
Massage Therapy
Reston, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
South El Monte, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Downey Adult School – Accredited
Downey, CA
Massage Therapy
Portland, OR
Massage Therapy
Shorewood, WI
Massage Therapy
Madison, WI
Massage Therapy
Fredericksburg, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Newport News, VA
Massage Therapy
Richmond, VA
Massage Therapy
El Camino College – Accredited
Torrance, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Atlanta, GA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Yakima, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Medford, MA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Denver, CO
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Tampa, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Hair Braiding / Barbering
Newark, NJ
Massage Therapy
Las Vegas, NV
Massage Therapy
Sinking Spring, PA
Massage Therapy
Littleton, CO
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Canandaigua, NY
Massage Therapy
Crystal Lake, IL
Massage Therapy
Florida Academy – Accredited
Fort Myers, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Miami, FL
Massage Therapy
Gainesville, FL
Massage Therapy
Winston-Salem, NC
Massage Therapy
Fort Pierce, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Norfolk, VA
Massage Therapy
Orange Park, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Richmond, VA
Massage Therapy
Pensacola, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Fortis Institute – Accredited
Scranton, PA
Massage Therapy
Fortis Institute – Accredited
Towson, MD
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Wayne, NJ
Massage Therapy
Pittsburgh, PA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Appleton, WI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Fremont College – Accredited
Cerritos, CA
Massage Therapy
Fullerton College – Accredited
Fullerton, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy
Gaston College – Accredited
Belmont, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Dallas, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Gaston College – Accredited
Lincolnton, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Florence, KY
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Phoenix, AZ
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Cookeville, TN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Mcminnville, TN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Portsmouth, NH
Massage Therapy
Jamestown, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Lilburn, GA
Massage Therapy
Raleigh, NC
Massage Therapy
Gwinnett College – Accredited
Sandy Springs, GA
Massage Therapy
Hands On Therapy – Accredited
Mesquite, TX
Esthetics/Skin Care / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Bryn Mawr, PA
Massage Therapy
Healing Arts Center – Accredited
St. Louis, MO
Massage Therapy
Escondido, CA
Massage Therapy
Salt Lake City, UT
Massage Therapy
Casselberry, FL
Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Paramount, CA
Massage Therapy
Brookfield, WI
Massage Therapy
Nelsonville, OH
Massage Therapy
Baltimore, MD
Massage Therapy
Orlando, FL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Conway, SC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management / Barbering
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management
Houston, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management / Barbering
Kahului, HI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
San Diego, CA
Massage Therapy
Pocatello, ID
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Indianapolis, IN
Massage Therapy
Santa Clara, CA
Massage Therapy
Haskell, NJ
Massage Therapy
Hattiesburg, MS
Massage Therapy
South Daytona, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training / Barbering
Palm Desert, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Sioux City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Southfield, MI
Massage Therapy
Irvine, CA
Massage Therapy / Laser Training
Bloomington, IN
Massage Therapy
Evansville, IN
Massage Therapy
Fort Wayne, IN
Massage Therapy
Lafayette, IN
Massage Therapy
Lafayette, IN
Massage Therapy
Terre Haute, IN
Massage Therapy
Indianapolis, IN
Massage Therapy
Martinsburg, WV
Massage Therapy
Smithfield, NC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy
Fargo, ND
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Grand Forks, ND
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Boston, MA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Katie Skills Center – Accredited
Oakland, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Port St. Lucie, FL
Massage Therapy
Malta, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Mount Vernon, OH
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Richfield, MN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
Hialeah, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Davenport, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Mason City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Cedar Falls, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Cedar Rapids, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Fort Dodge, IA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Iowa City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Mattoon, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Duluth, MN
Massage Therapy
Port Huron, MI
Massage Therapy
North Wales, PA
Massage Therapy
Lansing, MI
Massage Therapy
Greenacres, FL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Morgantown, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Uniontown, PA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hermitage, PA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Fort Myers, FL
Massage Therapy
Lexington, KY
Massage Therapy
Lincoln, RI
Massage Therapy
Moorestown, NJ
Massage Therapy
Somerville, MA
Massage Therapy
High Point, NC
Massage Therapy
Lone Star College – Accredited
Kingwood, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
St Petersburg, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Naples, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Richmond, VA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Andalusia, AL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
M State – Accredited
Wadena, MN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Massage Therapy
Memphis, TN
Massage Therapy
Mayfield College – Accredited
Cathedral City, CA
Massage Therapy
Spruce Pine, NC
Cosmetology / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Allentown, PA
Massage Therapy
Lewisburg, PA
Massage Therapy
Waco, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Richmond, KY
Massage Therapy
Greenacres, FL
Massage Therapy
Baton Rouge, LA
Massage Therapy
Allentown, PA
Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Earth City, MO
Massage Therapy
Fenton, MO
Massage Therapy
East Peoria, IL
Massage Therapy
Springfield, IL
Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Conway, SC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Macon, GA
Massage Therapy
Milpitas, CA
Massage Therapy
Mind Body Institute – Accredited
Madison, TN
Massage Therapy
Woodbury, MN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Wadena, MN
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Mjnailz Academy – Accredited
Tucson, AZ
Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Great Falls, MT
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Monterey, CA
Massage Therapy
Morgantown, WV
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Charleston, WV
Massage Therapy
Huntington, WV
Massage Therapy
Millcreek City, UT
Massage Therapy
Lincoln, NE
Massage Therapy
Nashua, NH
Massage Therapy
Emeryville, CA
Massage Therapy
Navarro College – Accredited
Waxahachie, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Dallas, TX
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Massage Therapy / Salon Management
Miami, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Syosset, NY
Massage Therapy
Williamsville, NY
Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Sanborn, NY
Massage Therapy
Saranac Lake, NY
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
Anaheim, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
Pomona, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
Riverside, CA
Massage Therapy
North-West College – Accredited
West Covina, CA
Massage Therapy
Bethlehem, PA
Massage Therapy
Rainsville, AL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Green Bay, WI
Massage Therapy
Falls Church, VA
Massage Therapy
Las Vegas, NV
Massage Therapy
Bloomington, MN
Massage Therapy
Huber Heights, OH
Massage Therapy
Rochester, NY
Massage Therapy
Orion Institute – Accredited
Perrysburg, OH
Massage Therapy
Panola College – Accredited
Carthage, TX
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Concord, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Jacksonville, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Electrology
Dallas, TX
Massage Therapy
Champaign, IL
Massage Therapy
Pasadena, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Martinsville, VA
Massage Therapy
Paul Mitchell – Accredited
Rapid City, SD
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
PCI Academy – Accredited
Iowa City, IA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hattiesburg, MS
Massage Therapy
Pensacola, FL
Massage Therapy
Pensacola, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Philadelphia, PA
Massage Therapy
Phoenix, AZ
Massage Therapy
Kansas City, MO
Massage Therapy
Pittsburgh, PA
Massage Therapy
Port St. Lucie, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Praxis Institute – Accredited
Miami, FL
Massage Therapy
Milton, FL
Massage Therapy
Niles, OH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Boardman, OH
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Renton, WA
Massage Therapy
Rexburg, ID
Massage Therapy
Winter Haven, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Claremont, NH
Massage Therapy
Russellville, AR
Massage Therapy
Riverside, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Harriman, TN
Massage Therapy
Grants Pass, OR
Massage Therapy
Rosemead, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Skokie, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Sacramento, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Laguna Hills, CA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Bend, OR
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
San Bernardino, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Houston, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Houston, TX
Barbering / Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Pinehurst, NC
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Santa Ana, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Santa Barbara, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Santa Fe, NM
Massage Therapy
Santa Monica, CA
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Orange, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Sarasota, FL
Massage Therapy
Ullin, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hollywood, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Skyline College – Accredited
San Bruno, CA
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Fairfield, CA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Massage Therapy
Charlotte, NC
Massage Therapy
Harrisburg, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Hollywood, CA
Massage Therapy
Tempe, AZ
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Spa Tech Institute – Accredited
Plymouth, MA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Spa Tech Institute – Accredited
Westborough, MA
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
West Melbourne, FL
Massage Therapy
Port Huron, MI
Massage Therapy
St. Louis, MO
Massage Therapy
North Canton, OH
Massage Therapy
Stewart School – Accredited
Sioux Falls, SD
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Myrtle Beach, SC
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Springville, PA
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
New York, NY
Massage Therapy
Delta, CO
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Houston, TX
Massage Therapy
Boston, MA
Massage Therapy
St. Paul, MN
Massage Therapy
Eau Claire, WI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Waite Park, MN
Massage Therapy
Battle Creek, MI
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Delray Beach, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Fargo, ND
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Melbourne, FL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Onalaska, WI
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Make-Up Artist Training
Panama City, FL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy
West Palm Beach, FL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Montgomery, AL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Murphy, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Athens, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Palestine, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Terrell, TX
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Buffalo, NY
Massage Therapy
Baton Rouge, LA
Massage Therapy
Alexandria, LA
Massage Therapy
Houma, LA
Massage Therapy
Lafayette, LA
Massage Therapy
New Orleans, LA
Massage Therapy
West Monroe, LA
Massage Therapy
Englewood, CO
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Omaha, NE
Massage Therapy
Los Angeles, CA
Massage Therapy
Downers Grove, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Continuing Education / Massage Therapy
Lancaster, CA
Massage Therapy
Ranchos de Taos, NM
Massage Therapy
Kennewick, WA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Torrance, CA
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Raleigh, NC
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Marietta, OH
Massage Therapy
Kansas City, MO
Massage Therapy
Lawrence, KS
Massage Therapy
Springfield, MO
Massage Therapy
Wichita, KS
Massage Therapy
Saratoga, CA
Massage Therapy
Bellingham, WA
Massage Therapy
Berlin, NH
Massage Therapy
Williston, ND
Massage Therapy
Inverness, FL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Dubuque, IA
Massage Therapy
St. George, UT
Massage Therapy
Bellingham, WA
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Barbering
Healing Arts Center – Accredited
St. Louis, MO
Massage Therapy
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Barbering / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Massage Therapy
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

Find Massage Therapy Certification Requirements

Depending on the state, you may be required to be licensed or become certified through the state board after you have completed your training at a massage therapy school. The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards offers the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination that you must pass  in order to receive your massage license. If your state requires massage therapists to be certified, the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork awards certification upon completion of its exam. In order to be eligible to take the certification exam, you must send your massage program transcript to the board, fill out an application form and pay the required fee, which varies per state. Be sure to check your specific state requirements for information pertaining to periodic license renewal and any other fees that may be required.

Massage Therapy Job Description

As a massage therapist you will utilize your knowledge gained during school pertaining to human soft tissue and touch to ease pain, treating injuries, alleviating stress, increasing wellness and relaxing for a broad range of clients.  Other job duties include offering advice on posture and stretching, evaluating clients and manipulating muscles, elbows and forearms. You will often use soothing lotions, oils, chairs and heat lamps.

You may choose to specialize in a particular type of massage, such as sport, Swedish, aromatherapy, hot stone and deep tissue. It’s not unusual for a single therapist to be proficient in a variety of massage techniques, also known as modalities. The type of massage you work on any given day is, more times than not, dependent on the physical state of your client and their specific needs.

Career Outlook for Massage Therapists

Many massage therapists are self-employed and must provide lotion, oils, tables, chairs and pillows for themselves. Popular work environments for you to consider include personal care, spas, private offices, chiropractor offices, fitness centers and even shopping malls. You must be careful to use proper techniques to avoid injury of your clients as well as common physical complications that can affect you, including repetitive-motion injuries and physical fatigue.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics expected massage therapists to experience a 20% employment growth rate from 2010 to 2020, which is faster when compared to the average of other occupations. Much of this prediction was credited to the increasing demand for massage services as well as the increased number of spas and massage clinics. Workplaces and nursing homes have recently begun employing the services of message therapists to promote relaxation, increased energy and decrease health problems.

Salary Information

In 2012, Payscale.com reported that massage therapists with 1-4 years of experience earned an annual salary of $13,000-$59,000 while those with 5-9 years experience made $15,000-$172,000. Factors that can potentially impact your earnings include client base, number of appointments, tips and whether the you choose to become self-employed.