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Massage Therapy Schools Teach Gentle Touch

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If you are interested in learning massage skills to advance your career, you will soon discover that Massage Therapy Schools are plentiful in the United States. They offer many types of courses in the gentle but firm touch of massage therapy that can promote relaxation and general health.

Because the curriculums can vary so greatly, individuals interested in a career in massage therapy should be very selective in choosing the right school. Generally, people interested in massage therapy will possess a strong commitment to health and wellness, an interest in providing quality health care to clients, and a dedication to the routines and responsibilities of the massage therapy profession.

Let's look at the various types of massage therapy institutions, and various methods from which a potential student can choose: The courses offered by some massage schools will include general techniques designed to relax muscles and stimulate circulation, with the goal of becoming a massage therapist. Others take a medical rehabilitative approach referred to as Medical Massage. Still other massage therapy schools focus on the traditional oriental medicine styles of massage, acupressure, aromatherapy, zero balancing, and other uniquely relaxing and healthy therapies.

In addition to natural healing schools, many community colleges, technical schools, and universities offer courses in massage therapy. As you might imagine, they also vary quite a bit in their approaches and philosophies. You would be wise to do a good bit of research and self-examination to determine the approach that will be best for your future career goals.

The various massage therapy programs offer many options for developing exciting careers in different types of massage therapy practices. You may want to seek advice from a practicing massage therapist or a school administrator to be sure you are enrolling in the course that will set you on the right career path. Massage therapy diplomas and massage therapy certificates prepare for general practices; massage therapy degrees can prepare for positions in medical and rehabilitation services; and a general education in massage therapy can include business courses to prepare you for managing a massage therapy business.

All massage therapy schools teach skills that promote health and flexibility that provide the client with increased energy and an overall sense of wellbeing. Professionals who have earned their massage therapy degrees and massage therapy diplomas will find many employment opportunities and annual incomes that can vary from $20,000 to $60,000 and more.

To learn more about Massage Therapy Schools and even Online Massage Therapy Schools, search our site for more in-depth information and resources. Visit our Natural Healing Schools Directory and find Colleges, Universities, Vocational Schools and Holistic Schools at SchoolsGalore.com; your educational resource to locate schools.


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    • Offers training in various types of massage therapy, physical therapy/sports rehab, and personal fitness training & wellness.
    • Teaches in an environment that promotes learning and encourages empathetic and compassionate therapists.
    • Career service professionals work directly with students from the start of their program, and help them pursue employment in day spas, luxury hotels, cruise ships, and other locations.
    • Students can work in the SOCHI Massage Clinic to gain experience and build their career skills.
    • Financial aid representatives help students develop a personalized financial plan to finance their tuition.
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    • Provides students the opportunity to train at home in their spare time to get their high school diploma, train for a new career, or enhance current skills.
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    • Member of the United States Distance Learning Association (USDLA), the Canadian Network for Innovation in Education (CNIE), and the International Council for Open and Distance Education (ICDE).
    • Features a fully flexible schedule with no classes to attend, leaving the study pace up to the student.
    • Online Courses
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    • One of the largest massage therapy schools in the nation teaching since 1979.
    • First massage school in California to be nationally accredited.
    • Has a successful job placement record— 86% of graduates get placed into work in massage therapy.
    • Provides massage therapist education with multiple methods to ensure every student learns the material.
    • Offers lifetime career placement assistance and holds partnerships with a variety of employers.
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    About Brightwood College

    Brightwood College offers accelerated programs that combine flexible schedules and professional instruction to create a rewarding learning experience for individuals focused on gaining the skills for specific careers. Brightwood College is owned and operated by Education Corporation of America.

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    Start your career with training from Blake Austin College - Beauty Academy. We offer programs in cosmetology, massage therapy, and holistic health, plus a combination esthetics/massage program.
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    Mayfield College , Cathedral City
    • A Better Business Bureau (BBB) Accredited Business, with an A+ rating.
    • Computer Support Technician program is based on guidelines set by the Computer Technology Industry Association (CompTIA) and Microsoft.
    • Offers free student services, including tutoring, campus internet access, career placement, and a student lounge.
    • Accredited by the Council on Occupational Education (COE).
    • 2 locations in Cathedral City and Twentynine Palms, California.
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    • Many programs require externships, allowing students to gain real-world experience.
    • Approved A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau (BBB) since 1984.
    • Offers 22 accelerated, career-focused program options including business administration, medical assisting, and more.
    • Regionally accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC).
    • 11 campuses across California, with an online division as well.
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    Platt College , Online (campus option available)
    • A Los Angeles-based private college offering programs in medical sciences, legal studies, and graphic design since 1985.
    • Has weekend programs, including certified  veterinary technology, nurse assistant, and hemodialysis technician.
    • Showcases visual communication students’ artwork and design through campus magazine.
    • 3 campuses in Southern California.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
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    • Each year since 2004, The Princeton Review has included California University in its Best in the Northeast listing, recognizing Cal U as one of the best regional universities in the northeastern United States.
    • Ranked #35 in Best Online Graduate Education Programs by U.S. News and World Report in 2015.
    • Offers private school amenities at a public school cost.
    • Grants students in its Global Online program the same diploma as graduates from Cal U’s traditional degree programs.
    • Has an student-to-teacher ratio of 20:1.
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    Intercoast Colleges , Online (campus option available)

    • Morning, afternoon, evening and weekend classes are available.
    • Offers lifetime career assistance services to graduates, including resume and cover letter assistance, employer networking, and one-on-one employment counseling.
    • Accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education and Training (ACCET).
    • 8 campuses located across California, with 3 additional campuses in New Hampshire and Maine and online options.

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