Massage Therapy

There is a high demand for Massage Therapists and Spa Specialists in Central Florida and International Academy responded and developed a program in 2004 to meet that ever-growing need.

International Academy’s Massage Therapy curriculum is designed to instruct and train a student in therapeutic massage therapy, which includes anatomy and physiology (A&P) as well as a unique hands-on classroom experience in basic Swedish massage. The program consists of 600 clock hours of training which is necessary to sit for your Licensing examinations to become a Licensed Massage Therapist in the State of Florida.

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Massage Therapy students will explore all the human body systems with an emphasis on the skeletal and muscular systems and their structures and functions. Once students have mastered the human anatomy, they will then learn pathology (the study of diseases of the human body) as well as the allied modalities (treatments) such as reflexology, sports massage, hydrotherapy, aromatherapy and hot stone massage. In addition, our faculty will prepare Massage Therapy students, to take and pass the MBLEX exam, to pursue state licensure as a massage professional.

International Academy’s Massage Therapy program readies the adult learner to meet the requirements for entry-level employment as a licensed massage therapist (LMT) in their own private practice (e.g. independent contractor) or in the medical offices of physicians, chiropractors and or physical therapists. Successful massage graduates may also find employment in medi-spas, health spas, hospitals, massage clinics as well as cruise lines.

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Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

The Massage Therapy Program is 600 clock hours and may take as little as 5 months to complete.

Weekly Class Schedule:

Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 3:30 PM, Monday through Friday
Half-time Evenings: 20 hours per week, 5:00 PM to 10:00 PM, Monday through Thursday


As a veteran to the skincare and spa industry, I have collaborated and worked with thousands of estheticians worldwide. Many of them have graduated from the International Academy in Daytona Beach and speak very highly of the stellar education they obtained. I believe this school is one of the leading educational facilities in the US.

Philippe H.

stars I currently attend here and absolutely love this place! I moved here from Delaware 827 miles away just because I heard that the school is rated one of the top in the country. Being a student now, I see why! Don't hesitate to contact them!!! Begin your new path in life, take that step! The owner is an amazing person and will do anything for anyone. What's the hold up? Why wait? Enroll now!!!!

Michael L.

I escaped East Berlin Germany to the USA to follow my dreams. I discovered International Academy. It was the best decision I ever made! After graduating I have since bought my own salon and ran it for the past 10 years with 9 employees. I owe it all to International Academy for all their experience and training. I highly recommend this wonderful school for a life changing experience. Always follow your dreams!

Simone W.

International Academy is not just a school for me, they became my family. Even when I visit as a graduate, I feel like I am visiting my family. Since Graduation, I have been employed with Great Clips and love my career. I am beginning Management training there and I owe it all to the training I received at International Academy. They truly exceeded my expectations!

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