Massage Therapy Schools in Dallas, TX

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The benefits of massage therapy are heralded by medical professionals and public advocates alike, driving the demand for services at spas, health care facilities, and gyms, and other facilities. Along with the need for more licensed massage therapists is the need for massage therapy schools to train adults to meet the growing demand. According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, the industry is estimated to grow by 32% by 2030. This whooping growth means jobs will be available for massage therapy graduates and job security for experienced masseuses.

Healing Hands Massage Institute

Healing Hands Massage Institute takes a hands-on approach to prepare students for success on the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) to become a licensed massage therapist. The curriculum includes 450 hours of lab and 50 hours internship, and is designed to meet the basic requirements for the State of Texas. Course topics include Anatomy, Physiology, Business Practices, Health and Hygiene, Hydrotherapy, Kinesiology, Pathology, Swedish Massage, and Internship. The school offers test prep and career placement services for all students. Morning, full-time day, and evening programs are available. The duration of the morning class is 6 months, the full-time program is 2.5 months, and the evening program is 6 months.

Program overview:

Basic Massage – Certificate of Massage and Hydrotherapy

Duration: 2.5 months plus 3 months for the internship

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be free of any contagious diseases
  • Must be physically able to perform work-related to massage
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance or concurrently enrolled in a secondary school
  • Must read the school’s catalog thoroughly
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Pay the application fee of $80
  • Must submit a Request for Criminal History Evaluation Letter if the applicant has a previous criminal history
  • Must have liability insurance

Program cost:

Tuition for the program is $4,500. The cost of books and uniforms is not included. Financial aid is available for eligible students.

  • Website: https://myhhmi.com/
  • Address: 1000 E Campbell Rd, #120, Richardson, TX 75081
  • Phone: 972-234-4224

Texas Massage Institute

The Massage Therapy curriculum is recognized by the Associated Bodyworks and Massage Professionals (ABMP). The basic massage program includes training in the lab and internship site. Experienced instructors will cover the basics of massage therapy in the school’s well-equipped facility. Students will also have the opportunity to attend to members of the public in the school’s massage clinic. Areas of study include Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, health and hygiene, hydrotherapy, business practices and professional ethics, and semester one intern clinic. There will also be extensive preparation for Texas certification as a registered massage therapist and specialized techniques that will give students a competitive edge in the industry. Full-time and part-time schedules are available to meet students’ needs.

Program overview:

Basic Massage Therapy

Duration: 3 months (full-time) 7 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Read the school catalog and the Basic Program curriculum
  • Must be able to satisfy the terms of the Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance or concurrently enrolled in a secondary school
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Pay the application fee of $80
  • Must have liability insurance

Program cost:

Interest-free financing is available.

  • Website: http://tmimassage.com/
  • Address: 7324 Gaston Avenue, Suite 301, Dallas, TX 75214
  • Phone: (214) 828-4000

Hands-On Approach School of Massage

Hands On Approach prepares students for a career as a massage therapy through the basic massage therapy program. The curriculum meets the Texas State requirements for massage therapists buy takes a modernized approach for students to transition easily into today’s work environment. Experienced instructors provide one-on-one instruction with a hands-on approach that begins from the first day of class. Students will benefit from presentations prepared by experienced massage therapists. They will practice new skills in the first-class facilities that include large training rooms, provide hydro, massage, and jacuzzi rooms. Graduates will be prepared for success on the state exam and will have all the training needed to land their first job or start a massage therapist business.

Program overview:

Basic Massage Therapy

Duration: 3 months (full-time) 7 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 570

Prerequisites:

  • Meet with an admissions representative
  • Read the school catalog and the Basic Program curriculum
  • Must be able to satisfy the terms of the Enrollment Agreement
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Must be 18 years or older
  • Must have a high school diploma or its equivalent, be beyond the age of compulsory school attendance or concurrently enrolled in a secondary school
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Pay the application fee of $80
  • Must have liability insurance

Program cost:

The program cost of $2,825 includes tuition, books, and supplies. Interest-free payments are available for all students.

Parker University School of Massage Therapy

Parker University School of Massage Therapy prepares students to become wellness leaders through massage therapy through its sound, evidence-based, and ethical instruction that adheres to the highest standards in education. Students will learn and practice various massage techniques such as Swedish massage, myofascial, acupressure, and neuromuscular therapies. The structured curriculum prepares students for professional practice through hands-on experiences in the classroom and clinic internship. The school provides intimate classroom size, hands-on experiences, use of contemporary equipment, and access to industry professionals. Convenient day and evening schedules are available.

Program overview:

Basic Massage Therapy

Duration: 8 months (full-time) 12 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 600

Credit hour: 34

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission
  • Complete a print or online application for admission and pay the application fee of $25
  • Fill out a transcript authorization form to request a transcript on the student’s behalf
  • Request transcripts from high school if less than 12 hours of college credit has been earned
  • Must be able to use both upper limbs to perform proper massage therapy
  • Must be able to stand to perform techniques
  • Provide proof of meningitis vaccination
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Must have health insurance

Program cost:

Tuition for the program is $8,460. Fees, books, uniforms, and supplies are not included.

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  • Website: https://www.parker.edu/
  • Address: 2540 Walnut Hill Ln., Dallas, TX 75229
  • Toll-Free: 800.637.8337
  • Phone: 214.902.2429

Cortiva Institute 

The massage therapy program at Cortiva Institute prepares students for success in the field of massage therapy. Through knowledge-based sessions in the classroom and lab and therapeutic and clinical techniques on the spa, students will acquire all the skills needed to transition into the world of massage therapy. Instructors will cover a range of styles based on Swedish theory. Bodywork therapies covered include sports massage, deep tissue massage, hydrotherapy, reflexology, stretching, and much more. Other areas of study include anatomy and physiology, professional ethics, communication, marketing, and business. Graduates will be prepared to take the exam to become a licensed massage therapist and equipped to function as competent professionals in various facilities. They may qualify for seven certifications by graduation – Basic Life Support, Stretching, Clinical Massage, Hydrotherapy, HIV Certificate, Barbicide, and Barbicide Coivd-19.

Program overview:

Professional Massage Therapy

Duration: 6 months (full-time)

Contact hours: 600

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission
  • Must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Submit a formal application for admission
  • Must be able to use both upper limbs to perform proper massage therapy
  • Must be able to stand to perform techniques
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Must have health insurance

Program cost:

The program cost of $13,539 includes tuition, registration fee, books, uniform, kit, lab fee, student ID, and licensure fee.

Greater DFW International Massage Academy

The massage therapy program at Greater DFW International Massage Academy is approved by the Texas Department of State Health Services. Theory and practical instruction cover Swedish, trigger point therapy, chair massage, muscle energy techniques, anatomy and physiology, pathology, kinesiology, and pregnancy massage.  Other topics include health and hygiene, hydrotherapy, business practices and ethics, muscle energy techniques, and internship program. Graduates will be eligible to take the licensure exam to become licensed massage therapists. Day and evening schedules are available.

Program overview:

Professional Massage Therapy

Duration: 6 months (full-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of admission
  • Must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Submit a formal application for admission
  • Must be able to use both upper limbs to perform proper massage therapy
  • Must be able to stand to perform techniques
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Must have health insurance

Program cost:

A flexible payment plan is available for all students.

Sterling Health Center

The Basic Massage Therapy program at Sterling Health Center prepares students to perform entry-level massage therapy in spas, clinics, and other facilities. Theory and hands-on instruction cover anatomy and physiology, health and hygiene, hydrotherapy, pathology, kinesiology, business, Swedish massage, massage techniques, and a 50-hour internship. Graduates will be eligible to apply for licensure as a Massage Therapist.

Program overview:

Basic Massage Therapy

Duration: 6 months (full-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must be free of any contagious disease
  • Must be physically able to do massage work
  • Must be free of any criminal convictions
  • Submit a completed application and enrollment fee of $85
  • Must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number
  • Must have liability insurance

Program cost:

The program cost of $3,830 includes enrollment fee, books, supplies, and state fee.

Hands-On Therapy Schools

The entry-level basic massage therapy course meets the requirements for licensure as a massage therapist in Texas. The program features extensive hands-on learning in basic massage techniques. Course topics include Swedish massage, anatomy and physiology, business, health and hygiene, hydrotherapy, pathology, kinesiology, and internship. Students will receive a Certificate of Completion.

Program overview:

Basic Massage Therapy

Duration: 3.5 to 4 months (full-time) 5 to 6 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must be free of any contagious disease
  • Must be physically able to do massage work
  • Must be free of any criminal convictions
  • Submit a completed application for admission
  • Submit a hand-written letter on the reason for study in this field
  • Must have a high school diploma or recognized equivalent
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and social security number

Program cost:

The program cost of $8,750 includes tuition, books, supplies, and uniform.

Tarrant County College – Northeast Campus

The massage therapy certificate program at Tarrant County College covers the techniques of Swedish massage. Course topics include health and hygiene, hydrotherapy/therapeutic modalities, massage fundamentals, anatomy and physiology, kinesiology for massage, pathology for massage, business practices and professional ethics, and internship. Students will learn how to perform chair massage, deep tissue massage, hot stone massage, and simple reflexology foot massage. Students will perform 2-therapist massage treatments in collaboration with a classmate. Graduates will be prepared to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam and the Texas Massage Therapy Jurisprudence exam for licensure as a massage therapist in the state.

Program overview:

Massage Therapy

Duration: 5.5 to 6 months (full-time) 8 to 9 months (part-time)

Contact hours: 580

Prerequisites:

  • Download an information packet online and read the informational and instructional forms provided
  • Submit a high school diploma or GED or transcript from any academic institution
  • Submit two health certificates – one filled out by the applicant and the other by a physician
  • Submit a copy of social security card
  • Submit an agreement for background check
  • Submit the information form
  • Submit a completed TPEG Educational Grant form
  • Apply for admission to TCC to be an eligible non-credit student
  • Attend an interview at the school’s invitation
  • Register for the class in person
  • Pay the required tuition to secure a place in the program – at least half the total tuition

Program cost:

Tuition assistance is available through grants and scholarships.

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