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Massage Therapy training at Blue Cliff College

Blue Cliff College’s Massage Therapy school allows students to practice the fundamentals of practice and become one step closer to earning a certification in this exciting field. Help others feel better, have the potential for job flexibility, and have the opportunity to gain the knowledge required to become a massage therapist. Discover your potential in the Massage Therapy diploma program at Blue Cliff College and train towards a new career today!

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What Can I Expect from Massage Therapy School?

Our Massage Therapy programs are designed to help students build a strong foundation in massage techniques by learning about anatomy and physiology, massage fundamentals, business skills, professional ethics, and health and wellness. Students enrolled in the massage therapy courses at Blue Cliff College receive extensive training and hands-on experience to gain important skills to potentially become a massage therapist. Some of these classes and skills include:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Neuromuscular massage
  • Basic Shiatsu
  • Sports Massage
  • Supervised Clinical Practice

These massage therapy courses are instructed and supervised by highly experienced medical massage therapists. Our Massage Therapy school curriculum is designed to help students learn new skills and knowledge through classroom instruction and hands-on practice. By learning different types of techniques in our programs, you could be one step closer to a brand new career.

Massage Therapists’ Job Outlook & Career Opportunities

Embrace opportunities after successfully completing Massage Therapy school – Lafayette, Alexandria, Houma, and Metairie, LA, Gulfport, MS, and Fayetteville, AR.

 

What is the Job Outlook for Massage Therapists?

After successfully completing a massage therapy school, you could have the opportunity to become a massage therapist! According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21 percent from 2019 to 2029 1. Continued growth in the demand for massage services could lead to new openings for massage therapists.

 

What Does a Massage Therapist Do?

Massage therapists play a critical role in helping clients relieve pain, heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and much more 2! They create a specific program for each client by reviewing their medical history and providing guidance on stretching, strengthening, and overall relaxation 3. Learning tips and tricks in your massage therapy courses could help you prepare for these tasks!

Talking with clients about what they want to achieve through massage is critical in creating a specialized recovery program for them. In our Massage Therapy school, we aim to help students gain these skills and techniques through their training!

 

How many hours does it take to become a massage therapist?

Massage therapists typically complete a postsecondary education program of 500 or more hours of study and experience, although standards and requirements vary greatly by state or other jurisdiction. Most states regulate massage therapy and require massage therapists to have a license or certification 4.

 

More about Careers in Massage Therapy

For more information about a career as a Massage Therapist, please visit the U.S. Department of Labor’s O*NET website.

The Standard Occupational Code (SOC) for the career 31-9011.00 and the Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3501.

Or contact Blue Cliff College.

How Long is the Massage Therapy diploma program at Blue Cliff College?

Metairie, Louisiana Massage Therapy students:
Graduates of the 750 clock hour (52 quarter credit) program will receive a diploma in massage therapy and will be qualified for massage therapy licensure in Louisiana. They will also be eligible to sit for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination.

Alexandria, LA, Houma, LA, Lafayette, LA, and Fayetteville, AR Massage Therapy Students:
Graduates of the 600 clock hour program will receive a diploma in massage therapy and will be qualified for massage therapy licensure in Louisiana and Arkansas. They will also be eligible to sit for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination.

Starting in January 2021, the Massage Therapy program is a combination of day and night classes.

Gulfport, MS Massage Therapy Students:
Graduates of the 775 clock hour (53 quarter credit) clock hour program in Mississippi will receive a diploma in massage therapy, be qualified for massage therapy licensure in Mississippi, and be eligible to sit for the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork Examination.

 

What Does the Massage Therapy Diploma Program Cost at Blue Cliff College?

At Blue Cliff College, we’re committed to providing quality training while also preparing you to begin your journey as a massage therapist as soon as possible.

Program availability and times vary by campus.

Financial Aid is available for those that qualify.

*For a list of books associated with each program, ISBN, and price click here.

Campuses with Massage Therapy Diploma Programs

If you’ve been asking yourself “Where can I find massage therapy training near me?” look no further! The Blue Cliff College Massage Therapy programs are offered at 6 conveniently located locations. Explore accredited Massage Therapy schools in Louisiana, Arkansas, and Mississippi. Blue Cliff College.

Alexandria, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Houma, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Lafayette, LA

A Branch of Metairie

Metairie, LA

Satellite Location

Gulfport, MS

A Branch of Metairie

Fayetteville, AR

Satellite Location
Licensing and Accreditation Information

Blue Cliff College holds the following licenses and accreditations:

  • Licensed by Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, License No. C–110
  • Licensed by the Louisiana State Boards of Regents, License Numbers:
    • Metairie E2290
  • Licensed by the Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy, License No. 9803
  • Arkansas State Board of Health. Fayetteville, School No.1006
  • Accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC)
  • Programmatically Accredited by COMTA (specific to Gulfport, MS campus)

The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education.

 

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