Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist

Massage Therapy is taught hands-on at CTA under the guidance of experienced bodywork professionals

6-15 Month* Massage Therapy Diploma & Associate Specialized Technology Degree Programs

Qualified Massage Therapists are in the unique position of being able to use natural methods to help people treat painful ailments, rehabilitate injuries, relax overworked muscles, reduce stress, and promote overall health.

If you’re interested in health & wellness, enjoy helping others and are looking for a rewarding career that fits your lifestyle (without spending years in school), you owe it to yourself to consider a future in Massage Therapy.

Becoming a Skilled Massage Therapist

The CTA Massage Therapy training programs provide the hands-on training, clinical experience and in-depth understanding it takes to pursue a rewarding career in massage.

Classes are led by experienced Therapeutic Massage professionals who are passionate about massage and about helping new practitioners enter the field. As a CTA student, you’ll get the necessary techniques to provide safe, effective massage services, as well as the practical business knowledge and ongoing support to build your new career.

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the CTA “Healthcare Career Training Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Healthcare Career Training Readiness score now.

Customize Your Career: 2 Programs to Choose From

Career Training Institute offers 2 unique Massage Therapy training programs. Choose the program that best fits your interests and career goals:

Therapeutic Massage Technician – Diploma
Students learn to use the power of touch to manipulate the body’s soft tissue, which includes muscles, ligaments, tendons, fascia and skin, in order to provide healing services to clients. This program is ideal for individuals eager to get started in a massage career in a short time.
Program Length: 6 Months* (schedule dependent)
Click here for more info on the Therapeutic Massage Technician Program

Advanced BodyworkerAssociate Specialized Technology Degree
The Advanced Bodyworker Program is an extensive study in Massage Therapy modalities with emphasis on wellness, pathology, massage protocols, and the business skills necessary to manage and maintain a massage therapy business.

Upon successful completion of this program, you will receive an occupational Associate in Specialized Technology (AST) Degree and are prepared for an entry-level position as an Advanced Bodyworker utilizing advanced bodywork modalities. This program is designed to provide interested individuals with the in-depth massage training and advanced credentials it takes to be an advanced practitioner.
Program Length: 15 Months*
Click here for more info on the Advanced Bodyworker Program

Whether you choose a Diploma or Associate Specialized Technology Degree program, you’ll enter the field with a wide range of fundamental skills, including:

  • Aromatherapy
  • Homeopathic Remedies/Oils
  • Kinesiology
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Client Interaction
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • First Aid/CPR
  • Swedish Massage
  • Body Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Chiropractic Assistance
  • Nutrition
  • Basic Shiatsu
  • Stretching/Acuyoga
  • Myotherapy
  • Chiropractic Assistance
  • Geriatric Massage
Graduate Resa Bush
Graduate Resa Bush is now employed as a Massage Therapist at The Rehab Center

Real World Clinical Experience

Massage is unquestionably a hands-on career and at CTA we know that’s the way it should be taught. As a CTA massage student you’ll have the opportunity to work in our student clinic, treating real clients under the supervision of an instructor.

Graduates feel comfortable making the transition from student to massage practitioner after gaining so much relevant, real world experience before they graduate.


As a graduate of one of CTA’s Massage Programs, you’ll be fully prepared and eligible for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEX) offered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Board. Exam fees are covered as part of your CTA program.

Get Personalized Help – You’re Not In This Alone!

“It’s too late. I’ve been out of school too long”
“I went to Community College, but it didn’t work out”
“I’ll look into it more when things settle down”

We’ve been there.

Most CTA students are in their 30’s or older. Most have tried other programs in the past. Many have children or aging parents to care for. They choose CTA, and succeed, because we’re different. We’re right for them. Students who choose this program are looking for a partner in their success.

We’re all for independence! But we never want you to feel like you’re left to fend for yourself.
In addition to sharing classes with a community of like-minded peers who share your goals, as a CTA student you have the opportunity to take part in our Mentor System. You’ll have access to continual advising for both school and non-school issues.

Career Services: Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Massage training isn’t about getting a diploma or degree to hang on the wall – it’s about getting a rewarding career you love. CTA is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Career Services professionals are happy to help with resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches.

Every successful CTA massage graduate is guaranteed an interview with Massage Envy Spa!

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right for You? Get More Info… 

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether this is the right career path for you, fill out the form on  this page and receive more information.

A helpful CTA Admissions Representative will be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-866-673-7773

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information. 

* Program length when completed in normal time.