Massage Therapy Schools in Austin, TX

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Massage therapists use the power to touch in an intentional and meaningful way to heal and restore. They relieve the symptoms of anxiety, stress, and depression, and in a world where these emotions are precedent, it is no wonder there’s a huge demand for massage therapists.

Those days are long gone when a massage was deemed as a luxury. Today, it is a vital element in the restoration of the health of mind and body. Massages relax muscles, relieve pain, and promote a healthier and more balanced life. If you would like to use the healing power of touch to help those who need it most, you must enroll in an approved massage therapy program to prepare for the national massage therapist exam for licensure in Texas. Programs typically cover 500 hours of theory and hands-on training in just 3 to 6 months.

Austin Massage Academy

Austin Massage Academy offers an easy and affordable massage therapy program to prepare students for success on the national massage licensing exam. Theory and practical instruction provide students with the tools to become capable massage therapists and business owners. Course topics include sports and deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, human anatomy and physiology, pregnancy massage, pathology, kinesiology, hydrotherapy, human health and hygiene, and business and ethics. Students will complete a 50-hour internship as part of the program. They are eligible for entry when they are halfway through the program. Classes meet on weekday evenings and one weekend day. Graduates are eligible to sit for the MBLEx.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy

Duration: 5.5 months

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the class
  • Attend an interview and campus tour
  • Submit a completed application and fee
  • Provide official high school, transcript, a certified copy of a high school diploma or GED certificate or results of a state certified completion of a high school equivalency exam
  • Provide a transcript of the coursework completed while attending high school by the end of the first term
  • Must have a GPA of at least 2.0
  • Applicants with a GPA of less than 2.0 must take the Wonderlic Entrance Exam and score at least a 14 for admission to the massage program

Program cost:

Financing is available for all students.

Avenue Five Institute

Avenue Five Institute offers a fully accredited Massage Therapy program. The 750-hour program is approved by established national standards (Nationally Accredited by the NACCAS). The comprehensive training includes hands-on experience and industry support. The curriculum has been developed in collaboration with national massage leaders, industry experts, and local employers. Course topics anatomy and physiology, pathology for massage, kinesiology, hydrotherapy, sanitation, safety and hygiene, American Heart Association CPR and First Aid, professional ethics, Swedish massage techniques, pregnancy massage, chair massage, deep tissue techniques, therapeutic massage techniques, client consultation and assessment, aromatherapy, body wraps, foot scrubs, exfoliation, hot and cold stone massage, energy work, massage for special populations, and massage internship. Graduates will be eligible to sit for the Board Certification by the NCBTMB after acquiring the necessary work experience. Convenient day and evening schedules are available.

Program overview:

Advanced Massage Therapy Program

Duration: 6 months

Contact hours: 750

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age at the commencement of the class
  • Provide proof of high school completion, GED, homeschooling at the secondary level, or academic transcript of a student who has successfully completed a bachelor’s degree
  • Successfully complete a personal interview with an Admissions Representative or designee
  • Must submit an application for admission

Program cost:

The total program cost of $10,357.75 includes tuition, books, application fee, tax, and supplies.

The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School

The massage therapy program at The Lauterstein-Conway Massage School takes a holistic approach to incorporate both the Art and Science of touch to engage mind, body, and soul in learning and growth. The curriculum blends the optimal mix of massage theory and practical applications to provide students with an unmatched education. Course topics include sports and deep tissue massage, Swedish massage, deep massage: the Lauterstein method, clinical massage therapy, kinesiology, pathology, hydrotherapy, chair massage, pregnancy massage, internship, business practice and ethics, and health and hygiene. Students will participte in a 50-hour internship to apply the theoretical principles in a professional setting. Graduates are eligible to take the MBLEX exam and the Massage Therapist Jurisprudence exam to obtain a massage therapist license in Texas. Morning, evening, and weekend schedules are available.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy Program

Duration: 6 months (full-time) 12 month (part-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed high school or GED
  • Attend an interview and campus tour
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Provide a state ID or driver’s license and social security card

Program cost:

A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Austin Community College – Northridge Campus

The massage therapy program offered by ACC combines classroom lectures with hands-on learning in a lab setting and a massage internship. Students will acquire knowledge and skills to take the TDLR exam for licensure as a massage therapist and qualify for entry-level positions in salons, spas, and other settings. Students will learn how to assess soft tissue condition, joint quality and range of motion, develop and propose specific massage treatment plans, use complementary treatments such as infrared lamps, wet compresses and whirlpool baths, and prepare and blend oils for use in therapeutic massages. Course modules include fundamentals, health and hygiene, anatomy and physiology for massage, hydrotherapy, pathology for massage, business practices and professional ethics, kinesiology for massage, internship for massage therapy. Graduates must pass the required exams and apply to TDLR to practice as a massage therapist in the state.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy Program

Duration: 5 months (full-time) 10 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed high school or GED
  • Must understand the criminal background check requirements for licensure
  • Must submit a completed application form
  • Provide verification of meningitis vaccine
  • Must attend a program information session

Program cost:

Tuition for the program is $5,200. Additional fees for student accident insurance, immunizations, testing assessment, and first day book fee must be covered by the student.

Deep Academy

The DEEPACADEMY School of Massage offers a flexible and affordable massage therapy program to prepare students for a career as a massage therapist. The program instructor brings 20+ years of experience in the industry to train students to become leading experts in the craft. The program’s goal is a build a career path and not just a job. Training is delivered online and in the downtown Austin campus. The hands-on part of the program will require students’ presence on campus where they will learn from top massage instructors. Course modules include fundamentals, health and hygiene, anatomy and physiology for massage, hydrotherapy, pathology for massage, business practices and professional ethics, kinesiology for massage, and internship for massage therapy. Graduates will be prepared to apply for licensure as a massage therapist after completing all requirements.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy Program

Duration: 6 months (full-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must have completed high school or GED
  • Apply for a place on the waitlist
  • Must submit a completed application form when indicated
  • Must have valid state ID and social security card.

Program cost:

The program cost of $3,600 includes tuition, books, and student kit. A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Texas Massage Academy

Texas Massage Academy offers a convenient and flexible hybrid massage therapy program to prepare students for a career as a massage therapist. Students will 46% of the training online and the hands-on requirements will be completed on campus. They will learn techniques such as deep tissue therapy, trigger point therapy, range of motion assessments, client assessments, myofascial release, and good body mechanics. The school maintains a low student-to-teacher ratio to maintain its commitment to individual attention for all students. Evening classes meet Mondays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Day classes meet Mondays through Thursdays from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy Program

Duration: 2 months (full-time) 5 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Complete an admissions interview and campus tour
  • Submit a completed application online
  • Must have a valid state ID and social security card
  • Must be at least 17 years
  • A high school diploma or GED is recommended

Program cost:

Tuition for the program is $5,000. Students must purchase books, scrubs, and supplies and have the required devices to access the course online.