How to Become a Massage Therapist
Step 1: Earn Your HS Diploma or Equivalent
Step 2: Research and Verify all State and Local RequirementsA career in this field may require you to meet certain licensing, training, and other requirements that can vary by vocation and state. You should check with your state, local government and/or licensing board to find out which requirements may be applicable in your state. Step 3: Get Formal Training through an Accredited InstitutionFormal training is often required as a part of a state or local requirements, and is typically available at the certificate or degree levels, with options that usually include some form of hands-on training. Courses typically cover topics like massage terminology, kinesiology, business laws and ethics, and various massage techniques. Step 4: Obtain CredentialingDepending on your state and local requirements, additional Credentialing may be required to obtain work. Certification shows you have the knowledge to perform well in a role as a Massage Therapist and have mastered nationally-recognized massage and bodywork standards. (USCI’s Enhanced Certificate Program which includes Hands-on-Training in Colorado qualifies for the Massage Boards Licensing Exam (MBLEx) through the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).) Step 5: Start WorkingMany Massage Therapists will start their own businesses, but all Massage Practitioners must have met all state and local requirements before practicing.
What You'll Learn During Your Online Massage Therapy Training
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- Swedish Massage
- Sports Massage
- Energy Techniques
- Hydrotherapy Techniques
- Ethics and Communications
- Anatomical Terms and Locations
- Theory of Traditional Chinese Medicine
- The Past, Present and Future of Massage Therapy
For the full Massage Therapy course outline, please visit our Course Outline page.
Massage Therapy Program That Fits Your Life
In as little as four months you can be ready to start making $20 per hour** as a Massage Therapist. And our self-paced online massage therapy school training means you can study at your own pace and have the power to determine your own goals. If you want to learn the basics of massage, you can complete the academic portion of the massage therapy course and receive a letter of Academic Achievement. If you enroll in the full enhanced course that includes both the Academic & Hands-On Training portions, our 200 hours of hands-on massage therapy training in Colorado will prepare you to sit for the national exam. You will receive your professional training by credentialed massage therapy instructors. As a graduate of the massage therapy clinical training, you will have the practical experience needed to meet your goals.