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This site is created to post information on Massage Schools. If you have a school please list it here so future LMT's will have resource


I also offer trainings for teachers and continuing education courses.


Location: PO Box 1477, Marion NC
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Latest Activity: Nov 10, 2015

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Halfway through my schooling and I'm loving it.  I can't wait to start practicing.

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Started by Michael Tether Sep 6, 2011.

List your School Here 29 Replies

Massage Pro C.E.PO Box 1477Marion, NC Continue

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Started by Gloria Coppola. Last reply by Gloria Coppola Jul 20, 2011.

Business text books 6 Replies

I teach the business classes at my school.  Lately, I've been getting feedback from students that the curriculum I have to follow that is created by the school is not answering many of the MBlex questions, mostly which are tax related. The focus on…Continue

Started by Kelly Grounds. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Jul 8, 2011.

CE Hours: Real Classroom Hours Versus ?? 5 Replies

I'm finishing a CE course at a local massage school in Calif. Unlike other classes I've taken at other schools, this school charges for 40 hours but only 30 of them are actual classroom hours. The other 10 are basically homework -- 5 hours for a…Continue

Started by Mark Vogel. Last reply by Gary W Addis, LMT Jul 2, 2011.

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Comment by Michael McAleese on July 21, 2012 at 3:37pm

Hi I own The School of Holistic Massage and Reflexology In Downers Grove Il.

We are in the month of August 2012 going to donate 100% of Our Massage Clinic Monies to this great cause:

a not-for-profit effort to rescue and redeem the lives of underage prostitutes in Chicagoland.
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This is something I would like to challenge all massage school owners to do.
Human Trafficking  real we need to help those in need . If you have any questions please feel free to contact me @ 630-968-7827
Comment by Gloria Coppola on July 8, 2011 at 3:08pm

Are you a massage school owner or director?

Contact me for some great opportunities coming up for your students and instructors for FREE!

Comment by Dr. Paul Eric Lewis on July 8, 2011 at 1:55pm
I just wanted to post a comment to Gloria Coppola to thank her for creating this group.
Comment by Gloria Coppola on June 19, 2011 at 11:20am

Any instructors or school owners going to Charleston, SC

for the Alliance for Massage Therapy Education/Foundation Convention?


I will be there. Hope we meet!

Comment by Gloria Coppola on June 19, 2011 at 11:20am

Thanks for all the posts.

I am sure this will help many looking for resources!

Gratitude, Gloria


Comment by Kris Stecker on May 20, 2011 at 10:59am

@Gloria: Spa Tech Institute has been offering 6, 9, 12 and 15 month programs for over 12 years and what we have seen is that the students who come out of the 6 month program have more momentum and are more successful after graduation than the students in the longer duration programs. The programs range from 600 to 770 hours in length.


We believe there are several reasons for their sucess.

  1. They are intensely submerged in the work so they build more momentum
  2. The intensity of the 6 month programs are closer to the pace of the working environment
  3. They have the time upon graduation to dedicate themselves to the work.

That being said, the 9-15 month graduates tend to do well but usually the same constraints that made them choose the longer programs also influenced how they structured their work once they graduated. Many of them can only work part-time when they graduate and this tends to affect their rate of growth in their practice.


Regarding the length of the programs, we have seen people who were very confident after a 200 hours and others who have Master's degrees and 3 or 4 bodywork programs never gain the confidence. It's very individual.


The issue of the number of hours of the program, restricting it to just Swedish massage and getting additional training after the core is completed are all more complex questions. If the intention of the laws regulating massage were truly followed (to protect the public from harm) there would probably be no hour requirement. I still have seen no study that supports a correlation between hours of study and a relationship to consumer complaints or injuries.

Even though I think the discussion of hours is a red herring, I do feel that people benefit from training and the more dedicated they are to learning everything they can, whether it's from reading, video or classes, the more successful they will be. However, imposing the hours and training seems unnecesary. Let the ones who are motivated learn and succeed and the ones who are passing through learn a little and move on.  

Comment by Pete Whitridge on May 19, 2011 at 8:01pm
Hi everyone! I wanted to be sure you saw the benefits for Alliance For Massage Therapy Education members. We've been working on 4 programs that will be helpful for teachers, school administrators and CE Providers. Please check the link:

Maybe we'll see you in Charleston, SC. P>
Comment by Tina Holt on January 24, 2011 at 9:39am

Gloria, I have links to massage schools all across the country on my new massage education website. Could you please refer my site to your visitors?

Many Blessings,

Tina Holt,

Comment by Gloria Coppola on November 7, 2010 at 8:15am
Do you feel a 6 month massage program prepares a student adequately for a massage profession? If yes, explain. If no, what do you feel should be the minimum length of a program (hours) and why?

Do you feel students should know how to recognize postural problems and be able to assess and apply appropriate techniques to correct problems?

Do you feel students should only learn Swedish massage and get the rest of their education after basic training?

Did your massage school provide adequate business training?

What else would you have liked in your massage program that you did not get at the time?

If you went to a 6 month program, how long before you felt confident and became successful?

If your program was longer than 6 months - tell me about it and why you chose your school.

All input is appreciated. Thanks! I am writing an article for one of the massage magazines for 2011 and would appreciate being able to quote you.
Comment by Mike Hinkle on April 10, 2010 at 5:18pm
Any massage schools with Massage Students that would like to expand the usual training and have them attend the World Massage Festival can see details below. We need 100 students. And we are organizing for next year when we will try to have 500 students!

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