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 1-386-767-4600 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 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.

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.

. . . I began working in the field of beautification as a professional licensed Barber three years ago. This is the job for me, I've grown a clientele that is similar to my viewpoints, humor, and generally good people that you want to surround yourself with. This has by far been the best decision of my life professionally for my mental health, financial security, and general happiness. I never saw it coming and couldn't be happier for it.

Russell D.

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.

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