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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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San Joaquin Valley College Annual Tuition $12,850 - $21,560 Recommend Rate 50% (2 reviews)
26 Programs, 2 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Hesperia, Bakersfield, Rancho Cordova, Hanford, ...
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage - Associate's
Sunstate Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
6 Programs, 3 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Clearwater, Fort Myers
  • Full Specialty
  • Massage Therapy
  • Spa Therapies
Schools of Medical Massage Annual Tuition $15,400 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
1 Program, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
Campuses: Lima, Dayton, Cincinnati, Middleburg Heights
  • Massage Therapy
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Academy of Career Training
Campuses: Kissimmee
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Cosmetology - FL
Campuses: Merritt Island, Palm Bay
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland
Campuses: Clawson
Annual Tuition $8,890 - $14,340 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Hair Design-Poway
Campuses: Poway
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care
Campuses: Lake Worth
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Acupuncture and Massage College
Campuses: Miami
Annual Tuition $14,850 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Advance Beauty College
Campuses: Garden Grove
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Advanced College
Campuses: South Gate
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allegany College of Maryland
Campuses: Cumberland
Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allied College
Campuses: Fenton, Maryland Heights
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 18% (11 reviews)
Alpha Institute
Campuses: Port St. Lucie
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville
Campuses: Belleville, Edwardsville, Godfrey
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Beauty Academy - MD
Campuses: Wheaton
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
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: West Hartford
Annual Tuition $12,976 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty
Campuses: Margate
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Professional Institute
Campuses: Macon, Milledgeville, Gainesville, Decatur, ...
Annual Tuition $14,653 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy
Campuses: Ann Arbor
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anthem College
Campuses: Houston
Annual Tuition $11,374 - $15,537 Recommend Rate 33% (9 reviews)
Antioch University-New England
Campuses: Keene
Annual Tuition $25,555 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Antonelli College
Campuses: Jackson
Annual Tuition $15,426 - $23,250 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Arizona College
Campuses: Glendale
Annual Tuition $14,935 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arizona Western College
Campuses: Yuma, San Luis, Parker
Annual Tuition $7,687 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Arthur's Beauty College Inc
Campuses: Jacksonville, Fort Smith, Conway, Pine Bluff
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College
Campuses: Asheville, Candler, Marshall
Annual Tuition $7,029 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
ASM Beauty World Academy
Campuses: Davie
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
ATI Career Training
Campuses: Miami, Miami Gardens, Ft. Lauderdale, Oakland Park
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 24% (17 reviews)
Atlanta Beauty Academy
Campuses: Doraville
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Atlanta School of Massage
Campuses: Atlanta
Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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