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Massage Therapy Schools - Training For Relaxation and Health

Massage Therapy
There's nothing like a good massage to promote relaxation and an overall feeling of health. Massage therapy schools train students in the skills needed to manipulate soft tissues and structures of the body. Students are taught the proper techniques that help relax muscles, stimulate circulation, and provide a sense of wellness in their clients. Massage therapy institutions train and educate to develop professional practitioners who are able to determine individual needs of clients and to promote health through the use of this especially effective therapy.

Those unique individuals who choose to enroll in massage school usually will share a commitment to wellness and a willingness to provide quality health care. They may also show an interest in the routine operations and responsibilities of modern massage care facilities, which can be useful when opening a massage business of one's own.

Massage therapy programs vary in their approaches and philosophies. Students will do well to determine their own perspectives and needs before enrolling in massage therapy schools or colleges. Students interested in general practice will want to gain a broad massage education that focuses on the vast spectrum of massage therapy. For instance, those interested in rehabilitative massage will want to study medical massage, which offers a rehabilitative approach to massage.

On the other hand, some students may be interested in luxury spa and resort massage therapy, which will likely entail still another approach to massage therapy training. Massage therapy courses that provide training in aromatherapy, skin cleansing massage, and other unique therapies may be the best choice for those students. Business-minded students may do well to search for massage therapy colleges that provide comprehensive programs that include business, legal, and administrative education in their programs of study.

Please note, however, that professionals are not limited by the school they chose for their initial degree or diploma. Advanced training is always possible through the many continuing education programs that offer workshops, seminars, and advanced massage therapy skills, as well as business courses for learning to manage independent massage therapy practices.

In any case, the trained massage therapist has numerous options for a flexible career. The graduate may glean from various options to build capabilities and confidence in massage therapy practices. Students can earn diplomas and certificates to prepare for general practices, or degrees that prepare for positions in medical institutions and rehabilitation clinics, or a broader education that includes the business aspects of running a massage therapy practice.

To learn more about Massage Therapy Schools, search our site for more in-depth information and resources. Visit our Natural Healing 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.
    • Offers programs in psychology/social work, business management, medical billing, criminal justice, and more.
    • 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.

    About Education Corporation of America

    Education Corporation of America's institutions broaden access to postsecondary educational opportunities.

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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 , Ontario
    • 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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