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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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Southern California Health Institute Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
3 Programs, 1 in Massage Therapy (view all)
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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)
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  • Therapeutic Massage - Associate's
Sunstate Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
6 Programs, 3 in Massage Therapy (view all)
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Academy of Career Training Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Cosmetology - FL Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Court Reporting and Technology-Cleveland Annual Tuition $8,890 - $14,340 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Hair Design-Poway Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Academy of Healing Arts Massage & Facial Skin Care Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Acupuncture and Massage College Annual Tuition $14,850 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Advance Beauty College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Advanced College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allegany College of Maryland Annual Tuition $7,288 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Allied College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 18% (11 reviews)
Alpha Institute Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Alvareitas College of Cosmetology-Belleville Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Beauty Academy - MD Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Career College Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 100% (1 review)
American College of Healthcare Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0% (1 review)
American Institute Annual Tuition $12,976 Recommend Rate 0% (3 reviews)
American Institute School of Wellness and Beauty Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
American Professional Institute Annual Tuition $14,653 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Ann Arbor Institute of Massage Therapy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Anthem College Annual Tuition $11,374 - $15,537 Recommend Rate 33% (9 reviews)
Antioch University-New England Annual Tuition $25,555 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Antonelli College Annual Tuition $15,426 - $23,250 Recommend Rate 100% (4 reviews)
Arizona College Annual Tuition $14,935 Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Arizona Western College Annual Tuition $7,687 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
Arthur's Beauty College Inc Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Asheville-Buncombe Technical Community College Annual Tuition $7,029 Recommend Rate 100% (2 reviews)
ASM Beauty World Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
ATI Career Training Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 24% (17 reviews)
Atlanta Beauty Academy Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews
Atlanta School of Massage Annual Tuition --- Recommend Rate 0 Reviews

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