Massage Therapy Classes

Massage therapy classes provide students the education and training needed to begin a massage therapy career. They often include courses in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology, and Kinesiology, in addition to a specific number of clinical, hands-on massage hours learning massage techniques.

Massage Education Guide (MEG) provides a detailed list of all U.S. massage schools with links to each school's website, where you can see information about the school, when massage therapy classes are held, details about types of massage therapy that is taught, and information about student clinic.

Student clinics provide an opportunity to get a massage at a reasonable price, while also giving the student hands-on clinical experience.

Be sure to ask lots of questions about what types of massage therapy are offered in student clinic when you contact the school for your appointment.

For instance, for students who want to work in a spa after massage school, the school will usually offer body wraps, hot stone massage, and aromatherapy massage...three treatments very commonly performed in a spa setting.

What to expect in a student clinic:

  • When you call to schedule your appointment, you may be asked what type of massage you would like, how long you want the massage to be (30 minutes, 1 hour, or 1 1/2 hour might be offered), or if you have any major health issues
  • When you arrive for your appointment, you may be asked to fill out an intake form with questions about you and your health history.
  • You will be taken to the treatment room. This may be a large room with several petitioned massage rooms or individual rooms.
  • The student therapist will discuss the massage routine with you. He/She may discuss your health history and if you have areas/muscles that you would like more work on than others.
  • He/She should then leave the room while you undress and return for the massage session soon afterwards.

You should communicate with the therapist if anything hurts or is uncomfortable. The massage should be relaxing and stress-free...that's the whole purpose after all!

If you are considering starting a massage therapy career, you should know that massage therapy is one profession that is expected to flourish over the next 10-20 years. Many are choosing this career path now, in anticipation of a prosperous future.

You can read MEG's best "Tips on Choosing Your Massage School" to find questions to ask as you tour the massage schools you are interested in attending. We provide tips on what to look for in a school, in the instructors, and in the curriculum.

MEG provides information on massage therapy classes by state and then by city. Note: Only schools who have a website are listed.

Alabama Alaska Arizona Arkansas California
Colorado Connecticut Delaware Florida Georgia
Hawaii Idaho Illinois Indiana Iowa
Kansas Kentucky Louisiana Maine Maryland
Massachusetts Michigan Minnesota Mississippi Missouri
Montana Nebraska Nevada New Hampshire New Jersey
New Mexico New York North Carolina North Dakota Ohio
Oklahoma Oregon Pennsylvania Rhode Island South Carolina
South Dakota Tennessee Texas Utah Vermont
Virginia Washington West Virginia Wisconsin Wyoming
Washington DC

Massage Schools in Australia
Information regarding massage schools and education facilities in all Australian states.

Massage Schools in UK
Information regarding massage classes and education facility in UK.

Massage Classes in Canada - Edmonton Massage School
Information regarding massage therapy classes and education in Edmonton/Alberta/Canada.

Massage Schools in China
Information regarding massage schools and education facilities in China.


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