Massage Therapy

Would you like a rewarding career where you can help others in a relaxing environment? Pursue an education in massage therapy at International Academy! In our massage therapy program, you can learn a variety of relaxation techniques that can help you become a well-rounded massage therapist. You can prepare to sit for the MBLEX examination and become eligible for licensure at our resort beauty school.

Looking to use your license outside of Florida? You can complete any extra hours that may be required at International Academy for no additional cost! Ask an admissions advisor for details.

The massage therapy program is 600 clock hours and can take as little as five months to complete!

Massage Therapy Program Cost

Registration:     $100

Tuition:              $9,000

Kits:                    $100

Books:                $225

Supply fee:        $300

Total:                $9,725

For more information, please visit our catalog. Need help paying for school? Check out our financial aid options!

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Our Curriculum

This could be your first step to achieving your dream! Our mission is to help our students succeed in their education and their careers. That’s why we want your learning to be as hands-on as possible. You can work with real clients under the direction of our talented instructors at the student spa!

As a student in our massage therapy program, you could learn:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Sanitation, Safety, and Sterilization
  • Business Management
  • Florida Laws and Rules
  • And More

We believe that aspiring massage therapists should know more than massage techniques. That is why we teach about state regulations, sanitation, and business management. That way you can become a well-rounded massage therapist and could potentially be your own boss.

If you want to help people relax and heal, contact us today to learn how to start your education at International Academy’s massage therapy program.

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Go Even Further

Would you like to earn a dual license? You can add skincare, hair removal, and spa training to our massage therapy program to expand your skills and become a more well-rounded professional.

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Imagine Your Dream Career

Would you like a career that lets you work flexible hours and make a difference? If so, our massage therapy program could be the perfect next step!

Did you know that 46% of massage therapists in the industry are self-employed? How about that the employment rate for massage therapists is growing? According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, employment for massage therapists is projected to grow 21% by 2029. That’s much faster than average!

There are so many opportunities you could have as a massage therapist! Here are some great places you could work after completing our massage therapy program:

  • Your Home
  • Day Spa
  • Cruise Ship
  • Fitness Center
  • Physician’s Office
  • And More

Student Kit

Our massage therapy students receive a professional kit with everything they need to complete our program.

This kit includes:

  • 8oz. Bottle with Pump
  • Black School T-Shirts with Logo
  • Oil Holster

Weekly Class Schedules

Full-time Days: 30 hours per week, 8:30 am to 3:30 pm, Monday through Friday.

Part-time Nights: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm, Monday through Thursday.

Financial Aid

International Academy offers financial aid* to students who qualify. For details about financial aid, check out our financial aid page.

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Are you interested in a future where you can help others relax and rejuvenate? If you want to pursue an education in massage therapy, give us a call at 386-788-5620 and speak with one of our admissions representatives.

*Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.


. . . After many years as a practicing lawyer and not yet ready to retire, I decided to re-visit the skincare business. Being an active octogenarian I enrolled at the International Academy, a private school, graduated, and obtained my state license as an esthetician. IA is a fabulous school, providing interesting classes, patient teachers, and an overall pleasant [experience]. I have been actively working in a salon in Florida and loving every minute of it. Who says you can’t learn a new skill and start a new career at 80!


I searched for six months looking for a school where I could learn cosmetology and fully learn esthetics in the same place. When I finally found International Academy, I thought it was too good to be true. The Administration was so caring and attentive to anything that I needed to make my transition to Daytona and into school as easy as possible. Also, the facilities at International Academy are amazing! The equipment and products that we trained with are of the highest quality. The equipment in the school spa is more up-to-date and high-tech than many of the professional spas out there today. I feel like International Academy has thoroughly prepared me to be one of the best in the beauty industry!

Sharon A.

With the education I received from International I quickly advanced in the industry. After graduation I quickly surpassed colleagues in my salon and moved into management after six months. After only three years I was able to open my own salon which has been very successful. All of this has been possible because of International Academy!

Denise L.

I have no one else to Thank other then Mez and International Academy for my success today! After graduating I spent one year working for Hair Cuttery building a clientele and getting more experience. The skills I acquired at International gave me complete confidence and set me apart from many I’ve worked with! Since then I work alongside with my sister and other great girls, as a booth renter in our super cute and fun salon, The Loft. This is my career I absolutely Love my job, I’m able to support my family. Again thank you Mez and International for making my dream come true!

Amy P.

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