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!

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.

Person getting a hot stone massage

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.

Massage therapist massaging a client's feet

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.


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