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Get the Skills to Become a Massage Therapist

Student learning from massage therapy instructor
Students learn hands-on and develop the skills and techniques professional Massage Therapists use to treat patients

34-Week* Massage Therapy Training Program in California, Nevada & Texas

Are you interested in health and holistic healing? Do you enjoy helping others and feel satisfaction by providing relief to those in need? As a Massage Therapist, you can use your therapeutic touch to provide relaxation, relieve pain and stress, and rehabilitate injuries.

The Massage Therapy program at the Milan Institute provides the technical and hands-on skills training you need to begin your career in health and holistic healing. Learn Eastern, Western, ancient modalities, and the latest skills and techniques to function competently as a professional massage therapist in as few as 34 weeks*!

Massage Therapist Training at the Milan Institute

The Massage Therapy program at the Milan Institute prepares students to become professional massage therapists. Students learn to provide relief and improved health and well-being to clients through the application of manual techniques for manipulating skin, muscles, and connective tissues. The program includes a unique curriculum containing Eastern, Western, and ancient modalities as well as the latest skills and techniques. Students receive practical training, including through an internship in Milan Institute’s student massage spa.

In the Massage Therapy program, students learn:

  • Massage Therapy Essentials a comprehensive introduction to anatomy, physiology, medical terminology, and the history of massage. Includes an introduction to massage protocols, Swedish massage, and standards of ethics and professionalism.
  • Anatomy and Physiology – in-depth study of the organization and structure of the human body as well as the functions of the human body.
  • Movement Arts an introduction to kinesiology, sports massage, and passive joint mobilization
  • Pathology and Eastern Arts an introduction to pathology, the disease process and how it affects the body’s functions. Includes a focus on Shiatsu and Acupressure.
  • Deep Tissue Massagestudents learn the skills to perform various deep tissue massage techniques for muscle redefinition by releasing stagnation, knots, and spasms that lie deep within the muscular tissue.
  • Massage Techniquesstudents learn about various massage techniques including prenatal and pediatric, chair, and reflexology. Includes CPR and First Aid education.
  • Spa Techniques and Practical Anatomy – aromatherapy, hydrotherapy, and other popular spa techniques, including body wraps, scrubs, Hot Stones, and the use of hot and cold packs and compresses. Practical Anatomy gives students hands-on experience in locating, palpating, and defining the location of various muscles.
  • Business Management and Law – focuses on issues necessary to build and maintain a massage practice including how to communicate with clients and associates effectively and professionally, determine permit requirements, navigate legal aspects, keep records, and understand tax information. Provides an understanding of the professional standards, code of ethics, and scope of practice necessary to build a strong foundation in massage therapy. Also provides education on HIPAA regulations.

Upon completion of the program, students will have the skills and knowledge to work as a professional massage therapist in a variety of settings including massage spas, hospitals, doctors’ offices, sporting events and more.

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Employment Opportunities

According to the U.S. Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 20 percent from 2021 to 2031, much faster than the average for all occupations. This growth is projected to create nearly 30,000 new job openings for Massage Therapists nationwide. Many of those openings are expected to result from the need to replace workers who transfer to different occupations or exit the labor force, such as to retire.

National averages may not accurately reflect workers’ earnings and employment opportunities in particular parts of the country. They may include earners and employment opportunities at all stages of their careers and not just recent graduates’ entry-level wages and opportunities

Get a Career You Feel Good About

Are you ready to turn your passion for health and holistic healing into a career you’ll love? With the Milan Institute, you can train for a career as a massage therapist in as few as 34 weeks*! Gain the hands-on technical skills training you need to take the state board examination for licensure and enter this career field.

Our admissions representatives will be happy to answer questions and schedule a tour of our classrooms and student spa where you can learn more about the path to your new career.

Call 1-888-207-9460 today!

The Massage Therapy program is offered at these campuses:

†CAMTC approved program

*Program length varies by state; please contact Admissions for more information.

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