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Accredited Colleges Offering Massage Therapy Degrees

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Massage therapists use their hands to work the soft tissue and muscles of the human body. Massage therapists undergo extensive training to become familiar with the muscular structure of the body in order to understand the best way to reduce muscular tension. Massage therapy is used for a variety of reasons including supporting overworked muscles, promoting general health, reducing stress, and recovering from physical injury.

Clients often seek out massage therapy for its therapeutic physical and physiological effect on the body and mind, seeking the professional services of many different massage varieties. Massage therapists generally work by appointment, taking time to meet individually with clients and consider their physical and mental health situation before engaging in the therapy session.

The length and type of session often depends on the technique of the therapists as well as the needs and conditions of the client. Massages are often tailored to meet the needs of a specific clientele. For example, physical therapy massage is different from stress relaxation, while maternal massages are yet another kind of massage for pregnant mothers.

Many massage therapists are self-employed and specialize in specific types of massage. Based on a patient's needs, a therapists may refer clients to other specialists, while in return other therapists might refer their clients back to them. It can take time for massage therapists to gain the rapport necessary to attract a large number of clients and to develop a network of other specialists to work with, but doing so will increase the stability of the profession for self-employed therapists.

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Accredited Colleges Offering Massage Therapy Degrees
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Partner Colleges
Lansdale School of Business Annual Tuition $9,300 Recommend Rate Add Review
19 Programs, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Phoenixville, North Wales, Warminster
  • Diploma-Massage Therapy
South Texas Vo-Tech Annual Tuition $18,260 - $23,995 Recommend Rate Add Review
8 Programs, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Corpus Christi, McAllen, Weslaco
  • Professional Massage Therapy
Sunstate Academy Annual Tuition $15,540 - $15,890 Recommend Rate Add Review
6 Programs, 3 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Clearwater, Fort Myers
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  • Massage Therapy
  • Spa Therapies
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Academy of Career Training
Campuses: Kissimmee
Annual Tuition $10,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Cosmetology - FL
Campuses: Merritt Island, Palm Bay
Annual Tuition $10,400 - $13,900 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $11,964 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Hair Design-Poway
Campuses: Poway
Annual Tuition $20,850 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care
Campuses: Lake Worth
Annual Tuition $9,550 Recommend Rate Add Review
Acupuncture and Massage College
Campuses: Miami
Annual Tuition $10,425 Recommend Rate Add Review
Advance Beauty College
Campuses: Garden Grove
Annual Tuition $501 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,440 Recommend Rate Add Review
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville
Campuses: Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey
Annual Tuition $12,600 - $12,650 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Beauty Academy - MD
Campuses: Wheaton
Annual Tuition $16,500 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition $34,450 - $34,950 Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College of Healthcare
Campuses: Riverside, Huntington Park
Annual Tuition $16,135 - $16,553 Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
American Institute
Campuses: Clifton, Tomsriver
Annual Tuition $15,995 - $20,300 Recommend Rate 0% (5 reviews)
American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty
Campuses: Margate
Annual Tuition $15,995 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Institute-Toms River
Campuses: Toms River
Annual Tuition $18,520 Recommend Rate Add Review
American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $15,000 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy
Campuses: Ann Arbor
Annual Tuition $9,400 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antioch University-New England
Campuses: Keene
Annual Tuition $27,010 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arizona College-Mesa
Campuses: Mesa
Annual Tuition $15,024 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arizona Western College
Campuses: Yuma, San Luis, Parker
Annual Tuition $7,895 Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Arthur's Beauty College Inc
Campuses: Jacksonville, Fort Smith, Conway, Pine Bluff
Annual Tuition $11,240 - $11,420 Recommend Rate Add Review
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $7,119 Recommend Rate 100% (3 reviews)
ASM Beauty World Academy
Campuses: Davie
Annual Tuition $11,652 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlanta Beauty Academy
Campuses: Doraville
Annual Tuition $10,408 Recommend Rate Add Review
Atlanta School of Massage
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition $11,978 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aveda Institute Des Moines
Campuses: West Des Moines
Annual Tuition $21,150 Recommend Rate Add Review
Aveda Institute-Chapel Hill
Campuses: Provo
Annual Tuition $14,500 - $20,600 Recommend Rate Add Review
Baker College
Campuses: Cadillac, West Branch, Fremont, Cass City, ...
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 0% (4 reviews)
Baker College of Allen Park
Campuses: Allen Park
Annual Tuition $8,100 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
Beauty Schools of America
Campuses: Miami Beach
Annual Tuition $14,017 Recommend Rate Add Review

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