Massage Therapy Schools in San Antonio, TX

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The massage therapy industry has grown by leaps and bounds. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, jobs are expected to grow 26% over the next decade. Stress affects 8 out of every 10 persons. Many of those who are afflicted with stress and stress-related illnesses turn to massage therapy to manage stress and improve health. Massage therapy also appeals to persons who approach their health from a holistic viewpoint. Routine massages help to maintain the mind and body balance essential for physical and mental well-being.

Massage therapists are more readily accessible than before. In time past, they were exclusive to high-end spas, you can now have a massage therapist come to your home, or job as some employers maintain an in-house massage therapist for their employees.

If you’re interested in becoming a part of the exciting, growing industry of massage therapy, your first step is to enroll in an accredited massage therapy program in Texas to prepare for state licensure and national certification.

Academy For Massage Therapy Training

The Fundamentals of Massage program at the Academy for Massage Therapy Training meets the state of Texas requirements for massage therapist training. The program includes theory and practical instruction to prepare students for licensure as a massage therapist. Course topics include massage therapy technique, anatomy and physiology, health and hygiene, kinesiology, CPR & First Aid, hydrotherapy, business practices, professional ethics, massage therapy law, and clinical internship. The externship will be completed in the school’s massage clinic where students will provide massage and spa services to an established clientele. The hands-on training will commence after completing a minimum of 250 hours on the classroom to develop and refine technical skills in massage. Students must pass two practical examinations where they will demonstrate expertise in relaxation and deep tissue massage to certified massage instructors. Graduates will be prepared to take the state exam to become a licensed massage therapist. Day classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 2:30 pm. Evening classes meet from 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Class size is limited to 25 to 36 students per class.

Program overview:
Fundamentals of Massage
Duration: 7 months (full-time) 10 months (part-time)
Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or equivalent
  • Schedule and attend a personal interview with an Admissions Representative or designee
  • Sign an Enrollment Agreement
  • Provide a valid photo ID and social security card
  • Submit an application for admission

Program cost:
The total program cost of $8,770 includes tuition, the non-refundable registration fee of $75, books, and supplies.

Website: https://www.academyformassage.com/
Address: Park North Campus, 602 NW Loop 410, Ste 122, San Antonio TX, 78216
Phone: (210) 375-2688 ext. 105 or 111

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Milan Institute

The Basic Massage Therapy program at Milan Institute meets the requirements of the Texas Department of Licensing and Regulation for graduates to become licensed as a Massage Therapist. The curriculum covers 500 hours of instruction – 285 hours lecture, 165 lab hours, and 50 hours for an internship. Course topics include anatomy and physiology, health and hygiene, kinesiology, pathology for the massage therapist, Swedish Massage and other massage techniques, hydrotherapy, business practices and ethics, and internship. Graduates will be eligible to apply and sit for a national exam required for licensure with the TDLR. The school offers another Massage Therapy Program covering 600 hours. The additional 100 hours covers instruction in spa techniques and extra hours for internship activities.

Program overview:
Basic Massage Therapy
Duration: 25 weeks
Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age – provide proof of age using a birth certificate, permanent resident card
  • Must have a high school diploma (HSD) or a high school equivalency diploma (HSED) or pass the US Department of Education approved ability to benefit test
  • Attend an interview with an admission representative
  • Meet with a financial aid advisor
  • Complete an enrollment agreement
  • Applicants under 18 must have a parent or guardian sign the enrollment agreement

Program cost:
The total program cost of $10,733.80 includes tuition, supplies with tax, and lab fee. Students have the option to purchase books for the program.

Website: https://milaninstitute.edu/
Address: 6804 Ingram Road, San Antonio, TX 78238
Phone: 1-888-207-9460

River City Massage School

The massage therapy program at River City Massage School is approved by the State of Texas. The licensed massage therapy instructor will cover the 500-hour course of instruction which includes 450 hours of basic coursework plus a 50-hour internship. Course topics include Swedish Massage Techniques, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, hydrotherapy, business practices, professional ethics, health and hygiene, and CPR. Graduates will be eligible to apply to sit for the state exam to become a licensed massage therapist. Day classes meet Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 2:30 pm.

Program overview:
Basic Massage Therapy
Duration: 18 weeks full-time
Contact hours: 500

Prerequisites:

  • Must be at least 17 years of age
  • Provide copy of photo ID and social security card
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Attend an interview with an admission representative
  • Submit a completed application and fee of $50
  • Complete an enrollment agreement

Program cost:
The total program cost of $6,700 includes tuition, the use of school massage tables, and supplies. Students must cover the cost for books, supplies, fees, and the student permit which costs $25. An interest fee financing option is available.

Website: https://www.rivercitymassageschool.com/home.html
Address: 5313 Walzem Rd, Suite A San Antonio, Texas 78218
Phone: 210-798-7988

 

 

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