Hands-On Massage Therapy Training in 50 Weeks
The Healing Arts Center prepares students for careers in massage therapy through our quality education. We provide a supportive atmosphere that integrates understanding of the mind, body and spirit and promotes professional and personal growth for students.
You will learn from teachers who have decades of experience in massage, anatomy, and business. You will practice hands-on massage each week, both with students and the public, and learn holistic wellness techniques such as Reiki, Transformational Breathwork, and Pranic Healing self-care.
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The Massage Program is Five 10-Week Level Sessions:
- Basic Technique and Anatomy & Physiology I
- Anatomy & Physiology II and Clinic Practicum
- Advanced Techniques and Clinic Practicum
- Business and Clinic Practicum
- Myofascial Release and Clinic Practicum
Day or Evening Program Available
Day Classes: 9 am - 1 pm on various weekdays
Evening Classes: 6 pm - 10 pm on various weekdays
Clinic practicum: times are scheduled in the mornings, afternoons, evenings, and weekends to fit your schedule.
The program requires a maximum of twelve (12) hours of class time per week, thereby making it feasible for you to work full-time or part-time during your program.
The 600-hour Massage Therapy Training Program is designed to prepare you to take the license exam (MBLEx or Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam) to practice massage professionally.
You Get a Broad Foundation From Our Diverse Curriculum
While we teach a full array of modalities, what sets our students apart is that they are more than just technicians. Healing Arts Center graduates are taught to know themselves as guardians of well-being. This translates into authentic concern for clients, outstanding customer service and personal fulfillment for every massage therapist we train.
When asked about their experience at the Healing Arts Center in 3 words, students described it as:
"Beautiful, magical, enlightening" - Lauren G.
"Everything I need" - Amy C.
"Healing, Supportive, Embracing" - Hannah C.
"Love, Acceptance, Compassion" - Stacy M.
"Calm, Relaxing, Educational" - Brittney V.
We Teach Our Students the Importance of Self-Care
One of the biggest concerns in the massage industry is professional longevity. Students are reminded in every part of the curriculum how to implement safe body mechanics, positioning and physical conditioning to avoid injury, both immediate or chronic. Meditation and body-warming exercises are included in every technique course.
As a student you learn how to calm your own mind and manage your internal energy. This is essential to the art of massage and body work.
By incorporating energy work such as Reiki into the curriculum, students have the tools to develop a focused, compassion-driven approach to removing pain and anxiety from other human beings.
The facilitation of well-being begins with one's self!
We aim to make our education affordable and reachable for those in our community. Learn more about tuition costs and the steps to apply for financial aid.
Consistent with the requirements put in place by the State of Missouri, the United States Department of Education and the ACCSC, we, as licensed and accredited institution, have made certain to make public disclosures regarding student performance metrics. These reports are to ensure you are able to make an informed decision.