Massage Therapy Program Overview
The Massage Therapy Program provides the student the skills and hands-on clinical training needed to perform therapeutic massage utilizing a variety of techniques.
Students will learn how to relieve clients’ soft tissue pain and connective tissue trauma. Through massage therapy school, students will also learn massage techniques to assist in relaxation. The professional massage therapist will be well-versed in wellness, nutrition, medical ethics and trigger points of the body. They will also learn massage therapy business management.
The program also prepares the student for the massage therapy certification exam. Upon completion of the program, the graduate will receive a diploma and can sit for the national certification exam to become a licensed massage therapist.
*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.
• Anatomy of Movement I
• Anatomy & Medical Terminology I
• Basic Pathology I
• Introduction to Massage
• Anatomy of Movement II
• Anatomy & Medical Terminology II
• Basic Pathology II
• Fundamentals of Massage Therapy I
• Anatomy of Movement III
• Specialized Modalities I
• Nutrition & Diet Therapy I
• Clinical/Swedish Massage I
• Specialized Modalities II
• Massage Therapy Practicum
• Ethics I Business Practices I
• Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB) Review
*Classes can be taken in any order; however, practical review will always be taken last by the student.
Massage Therapy FAQ
- What is a massage therapist?
- “Massage therapists treat clients by using touch to manipulate the muscles and other soft tissues of the body. With their touch, therapists relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, increase relaxation and aid in the general wellness of clients.” *www.bls.gov
- How much do massage therapists make?
- The median annual wage for massage therapists was $42,820 in May 2019. *www.bls.gov
- Where can I work as a massage therapist?
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage.” *www.bls.gov
- Are massage therapists in demand?
- The Bureau predicts the job outlook for massage therapists will increase by 21% from 2019 to 2029. *www.bls.gov
- How much does massage therapy training cost?
Midwest Technical Institute offers a variety of financing options to qualifying students. Financial Aid Representatives are available at each of our campuses to assist you. Please contact your nearest MTI campus today to learn more.
Enrollment and outcome information for all Illinois-based campuses and the ACCSC annual reports for each program in Adobe PDF format. Please note, all programs are not offered at all campuses.
Massage Therapy Careers
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Massage therapists work in an array of settings, such as spas, franchised clinics, physicians’ offices, hotels and fitness centers. Some massage therapists also travel to clients’ homes or offices to give a massage.” *www.bls.gov
The Bureau predicts the job outlook for massage therapists will increase by 21% from 2019 to 2029, much faster than the average for all occupations (4%). *www.bls.gov
MTI is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools & Colleges (ACCSC).
MTI is approved by the United States Department of Education to participate in the Federal Financial Aid Program.
MTI is accredited by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork.
MTI is approved by the Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education: 1 N. Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333, Springfield, IL 62701. For more info: www.ibhe.org