Massage Therapy FAQ

Are you interested in a health and wellness career that allows you to help people reduce their stress and tension? MTI’s Massage Therapy Program prepares you to work in a variety of environments, giving you the skills and experience you need to pursue a career as a professional massage therapist.

Massage therapy is a part of integrative medicine in which massage therapists manipulate the soft tissues of their patients’ bodies for treatment. Massage therapists are trained in ways to mechanically help relieve stress, relax muscles, lessen pain and improve immune system function.

Massage therapists work at a wide range of places including spas and other health practitioner offices. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, massage therapists also have the opportunity to work independently as a travel massage therapist working small events or in clients’ homes or their own.

The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics states the median pay for massage therapists in 2022 was $49,860, with the highest 10% earning over $90,530. The field is expected to grow much faster than average, expanding 18% from 2022-2032.

Students at MTI’s Massage Therapy Program learn a range of skills, including basic pathology, clinical/Swedish massage practices, anatomy and physiology, and ethics and business practices.

The benefits of massage therapy can help people manage conditions such as cancer, heart disease, fibromyalgia or muscle issues.