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Carrington’s Massage Therapy program prepares graduates for entry-level employment as massage therapists and/or to enter private practice.
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Massage Therapy Program Details

Program Details

Education is a major investment, but it’s an investment in your future. Every student comes to Carrington with unique financial needs. Carrington College is committed to helping you achieve your education goals. We participate in most financial assistance programs, both federal and state, as well as private financing. Each program has different requirements and application instructions. Student loans, grants, and scholarships are available to those who qualify.

For complete information on current tuition costs, please see page 236 of the Academic Catalog.

Carrington College is proud to offer hands-on Massage Therapy training at 6 locations nationwide. To learn more about our campuses, visit their pages.

Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org/.

For comprehensive information on Carrington’s accreditation and approvals, visit carrington.edu/accreditation.

For students wanting to further their education after their Massage Therapy certificate, Carrington’s Health Studies Associate of Science Degree program provides an opportunity for individuals to build on prior education to earn the educational credential that is often needed for advancement in the health and wellness fields.

The Health Studies AS Degree program is an online degree-completion option that offers students a broad base of general education course offerings that can be completed in as few as 7 months.

REAL WORLD SKILLS

With many classes to guide you, you’re certain to be prepared for your career.

START YOUR PATH

You can get a Certificate of Achievement in as few as 9 months.

FLEXIBLE LEARNING OPTIONS

Conveniently available at 6 of our campuses.

AFFORDABLE TUITION

Affordable tuition varies by program and location.

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Career Opportunities

Massage therapists use physical touch to manipulate muscles and soft tissues in a process called massage. Common job duties of massage therapists include:1

  • Relaxation and stress relief
  • Pain relief
  • Injury prevention
  • Improved circulation and overall health and well-being

With the client’s goals and physical condition in mind, the massage therapist will massage the body to improve relaxation and relieve and prevent long-term pain. Massage therapists typically use their hands, while some may also use body parts such as elbows and feet to deliver massage. Massage therapists communicate with clients during the massage to ensure the session is pain-free.1

What Will I Learn?

HANDS-ON MASSAGE THERAPY PRACTICE

VARIETY OF MASSAGE TECHNIQUES

ANATOMY AND PHYSIOLOGY

MASSAGE THERAPY PRINCIPLES AND TECHNIQUES

Check out our guide on becoming a Massage Therapist.

Massage therapists help soothe physical aches and pains, improve circulation, and bring relaxation to their clients.1 If you want to work in a career where you help people, and if you’re interested in anatomy, a career as a licensed massage therapist may be right for you.

Massage Therapy FAQ

  • How long is a massage therapy program?

    Gaining the education and practical skills to pursue an entry-level career in massage therapy can take as little as nine months to complete. Anything longer could hold you back from pursuing your career goals sooner. At Carrington College, our Massage Therapy program offers a comprehensive understanding of massage therapy, essential principles in massage, including anatomy, physiology and a variety of massage techniques.

  • What should I expect in massage therapist courses?

    In a quality Massage Therapy program, massage therapist courses would cover the essential techniques and knowledge to pursue entry-level positions in the industry. Coursework should cover different massage techniques, pressure points, anatomy and physiology, massage therapy principles and more. You should also be provided with opportunities to put into practice what you have learned to develop practical, real-world skills for massage therapy.

  • How do I know I’m choosing a good Massage Therapy program?

    The Massage Therapy program you are considering should offer hands-on training and an in-depth review of massage therapy principles, techniques and insights. You should also check to see if the college is accredited to ensure the quality of the program.Carrington College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission for Community and Junior Colleges, Western Association of Schools and Colleges (ACCJC/WASC), 428 J Street, Suite 400, Sacramento, CA 95814; 415 506 0234 an institutional accrediting body recognized by the Council for Higher Education Accreditation and the U.S. Department of Education. Additional information about accreditation, including the filing of complaints against member institutions, can be found at www.accjc.org. Carrington College offers a certificate program in Massage Therapy designed to give you the tools to pursue entry-level jobs in as little as 9 months.

  • What skills will I gain in my Massage Therapy program?

    What should you expect from your Massage Therapy program? You should expect a thorough overview of massage therapy principles and techniques. You should expect hands-on opportunities to develop real-world skills in massage therapy. You should expect insights into anatomy and physiology to better understand how to manipulate muscles and soft tissues for therapeutic purposes. And you should expect your Massage Therapy college program to provide some lasting evidence of your expertise—such as a certificate. At Carrington College, get your expectations met in our Massage Therapy certificate program.

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