Advance Your Massage Therapy Knowledge

Are you looking for a more in depth massage therapy program? With International Academy’s spa specialist program, you can learn additional services that aren’t offered within a Massage Therapy licensure, in Florida. Come and see how our program can give you valuable knowledge and help your future as a massage therapist.

Our Spa Specialty Program

Part of what makes our spa specialty program so unique, is that you get the benefits from our massage therapy program, with additional education on skincare. Currently, our program consists of two of our existing programs, Massage Therapy and Skin care, Hair Removal, and Spa Training. Our program is broken up into four sections:

  • Massage Therapy Basics: The basics start with an 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.
  • Advanced Massage Therapy: After completing the basics, you can move into 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.

Once students have completed their massage therapy portion, students will start 310 hours of skincare and spa training.

  • Basic Skincare Skills: You’ll be introduced to the world of skincare, hair removal, and spa training. You’ll learn theories within a classroom setting and work on manikins and live models for hands-on practice.
  • Advance Skincare Skills: As an extension of basic skills, you’ll get the opportunity to work on real clients in our student salon while preparing for employment competency level and licensure.

*All student services done under the supervision of our licensed instructors

What Comes in Your Student Kit?

Spa Specialist Kits
  • 8oz. Bottle with Pump
  • Black School T-Shirts with Logo
  • Oil Holster
  • Makeup Kit with Case
  • Makeup Brush Set With Case
  • Spa Body Brush Set

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Spa Specialist Programs FAQs

How long is your spa specialist program?

Our program is 910 hours long. It is combined with our massage therapy program and our skincare, hair removal, and spa training program.

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 Days: Minimum of 20 hours per week, 8:30 AM to 12:30 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.

Start the Admissions Process

If you believe that International Academy is right for you, then schedule a tour with us by either contacting us at 1-888-893-3636 or by filling out the form.

Before you can apply for our cosmetology program, you must meet 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!

Testimonials

I have owned my spa and salon for 13 years in Florida. I was introduced to International Academy one year ago. During that time I have hired four graduates of the Academy. In my 18 years of experience in the beauty industry, I have found that the graduates of the International Academy demonstrate a superior knowledge of technical skills and a solid foundation of professionalism. I am proud to say that the International Academy has set a higher standard of learning for the beauty industry. Whenever I have an open position in my spa, I call the administrators at the International Academy for a referral of recent graduates. Of the interviews I’ve conducted with International’s graduates, I’ve hired every one of them. They have proven to be some of the best in the industry.

Debra K.

. . . 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!

Tanya

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.

Its about the journey…I graduated from Intl Academy with a strong foundation in cosmetology as a stylist and an educator now over 10years. I am proud to help cultivate and inspire the beauty within us all and visually express it to the world.

Tina H.

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