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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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Salter College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate Add Review
9 Programs, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: West Boylston
  • Massage Therapy
Eagle Gate College Annual Tuition $14,511 - $14,886 Recommend Rate 33% (3 reviews)
23 Programs, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Salt Lake City, Layton, Murray
  • Massage Therapy - Diploma
San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition $12,850 - $21,560 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
24 Programs (view all)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Rancho Cordova, Hanford, ...
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Academy of Career Training
Campuses: Kissimmee
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Academy of Cosmetology - FL
Campuses: Merritt Island, Palm Bay
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Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland
Campuses: Pittsburgh
Annual Tuition $8,890 - $14,340 Recommend Rate Add Review
Academy of Hair Design-Poway
Campuses: Poway
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Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care
Campuses: Lake Worth
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Acupuncture and Massage College
Campuses: Miami
Annual Tuition $14,850 Recommend Rate Add Review
Advance Beauty College
Campuses: Garden Grove
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Advanced College
Campuses: South Gate
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Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Everett, Somerset
Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate Add Review
Allied College
Campuses: Fenton, Maryland Heights
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 18% (11 reviews)
Alpha Institute
Campuses: Port St. Lucie
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Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville
Campuses: Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey
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American Beauty Academy - MD
Campuses: Wheaton
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American Career College
Campuses: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Ontario, Long Beach
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College of Healthcare
Campuses: Riverside, Huntington Park
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (2 reviews)
American Institute
Campuses: Clifton, Tomsriver
Annual Tuition $12,976 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty
Campuses: Margate
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American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $14,653 Recommend Rate Add Review
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy
Campuses: Ann Arbor
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Antioch University-New England
Campuses: Keene
Annual Tuition $25,555 Recommend Rate Add Review
Antonelli College
Campuses: Cincinnati, West Chester
Annual Tuition $15,426 - $23,250 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Arizona College
Campuses: Glendale
Annual Tuition $14,935 Recommend Rate Add Review
Arizona Western College
Campuses: Yuma, San Luis, Parker
Annual Tuition $7,687 Recommend Rate 67% (3 reviews)
Arthur's Beauty College Inc
Campuses: Jacksonville, Fort Smith, Conway, Pine Bluff
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Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $7,029 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
ASM Beauty World Academy
Campuses: Davie
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ATI Career Training
Campuses: Dallas, North Richland Hills, Richardson, Garland, ...
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 24% (17 reviews)
Atlanta Beauty Academy
Campuses: Doraville
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Atlanta School of Massage
Campuses: Atlanta
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Aveda Institute Des Moines
Campuses: West Des Moines
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