Start Doing What You Love in Massage Therapy School

Does a career where you help others in a relaxing environment sound like a dream? Then pursuing an education in massage therapy at International Academy might just be right for you! Our program is designed to help students learn a variety of relaxation techniques that can help them become well-rounded massage therapists. If you’ve been thinking about entering the massage therapy industry, now is your time to do it!

Our Massage Therapy Program

Our massage therapy program at International Academy, in Daytona, is developed with a strong focus on therapeutic techniques, anatomy and physiology, human body systems, and more! Currently, our massage therapy program is broken up into two sections:

  • 1st Section: Orientation to the field of massage therapy and the history of massage. We take students through human body systems, anatomy and physiology, professional ethics, kinesiology, and basic Swedish massage with clinical practicum, all in a classroom setting. This foundation is crucial to make sure our students understand the impacts each treatment and product has on each client.
  • 2nd Section: A continuation of the first section with expanding concepts such as oriental massage, neuromuscular therapy, myofascial, deep tissue, athletic/sports massage, and more in a spa/salon environment. As part of this phase, we focus on making sure each student is prepared for licensure as part of their journey of becoming a licensed massage therapist.

Our mission is to help our students succeed in their education and their careers. That’s why our massage therapy program is taught in a hands-on learning environment. You can work with real clients under the direction of our talented instructors at the student spa!

International Academy is proud to announce that we are now using Cima’s digital curriculum.

Check Out Our Student Kits

Our massage therapy students receive a professional kit with everything they need to complete our program. Not only do you get to use these tools during your time in school, but once you graduate you’ll be able to take them with you!

Massage Therapy Student Kits
  • 8oz. Bottle with Pump
  • Black School T-Shirts with Logo
  • Oil Holster

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Pursue a Future in Massage Therapy

Are you in the market for a career where you can work flexible hours while making a difference in people’s lives? If so, our massage therapy program could be the perfect next step!

At International Academy, we’re here to help our students throughout their entire program. While we can’t guarantee employment, we can help with building your resume, putting together a list of prospects, and reviewing interview success techniques. We are here to help you prepare for your future.

Massage Therapy Program FAQs

Enrolling in massage therapy school is a big decision and you probably have some questions. Below, you can find some answers to our commonly asked questions.

How long is your massage therapy program?

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

How can I pay for massage therapy school?

At International Academy, we are proud to offer financial aid to those who qualify. We don’t believe that financial roadblocks should get in the way of your education. We accept federal loans, scholarships, private loans, and more.

What do the weekly class schedules look like?

We offer three different schedules for you to choose from, these include: 

  • 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.

If your schedule is a concern, talk to our team to see how it’s possible to balance your massage therapist education with your current busy schedule.

Can I receive my license outside of Florida?

Each state has different requirements to become a licensed massage therapist, and licenses may require additional work to transfer. You can complete any additional hours that may be required at International Academy for no additional cost! Ask an admissions advisor for details.

Are you ready to start your education in massage therapy? The first step is to schedule a tour with us by either contacting us at 1-888-893-3636 or by filling out the form.

Before applying, it is important to note that students who apply must need the following requirements:

  • All applicants must be beyond the age of compulsory education which is sixteen (16) years old.
  • Have a high school diploma or GED equivalent

We are here to help you! If you have any questions about enrollment or our school, don’t hesitate to reach out! 


I am now the proud owner of Serenity Salon & Spa an 1800 square foot facility in St. Augustine, Florida. I really owe all of this to International Academy for giving me the education that allowed me to make this dream come true.

Kerri C.

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!!!!

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. . . 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 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!

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