The options to practice massage therapy are limited only by the therapist’s desire. Due to the rising popularity of massage and the increase in franchise and chain markets offering massage therapy at a reasonable rate, the field of massage therapy has exceeded expected growth rate. The growth of massage therapy was expected to reach a $12 billion mark in 2018 but instead has become a $16 billion industry by the year’s end.
Massage Related Work Opportunities
- author or massage related articles for newsletter, promotional items and trade publications
- instructing massage classes at the entry level or for continuing education credit
- practicing in a variety of locations including home, office, wellness center, spas, salons and events
- providing mobile massage to entertainment venues including musical concerts, movie/commercial shoots, sporting events and competitions
- joining the hospitatlity group at a destination location (hotel, cruise ship, resort, destination spa)
Today’s Massage Therapist
The massage therapist’s role today is a healthcare and wellness provider for stress relief, muscle soreness, injury recovery, pre-natal, headaches and migraines (just to name a few). About 40% of clients will need relief from a problem area in addition to a relaxation massage. In other words, even though only around 1 in 4 adults has received a massage session, anyone and everyone can benefit from receiving massage on a regular basis to maintain a healthy balance in muscle tissue and a general sense of relaxtion and well being.
Are you interested in becoming a massage therapist?
Steps Toward Admission
- Take a tour of the Institute for Harmonic Massage.
- Attend & complete IHM’s Massage Orientation class prior to enrollment date.
- Complete an enrollemnt application.
- Be free from any contagious diseases.
- Have a valid state ID and social security number.
- Have a GED or high school diploma OR be at least 17 years of age, 18 years of age by the end of stated program with a completed GED or high school diploma prior to taking the MBLEX exam.
- Will be ineligible to apply for licensure as a massage therapist at IHM or be ineligible for licensure as a massage therapist in the state of Texas if or until: a) they have been convicted of, entered a pla of nolo contendere or guilty to, or received deferred adjudication for crimes of offenses involving prostitution or another secual offense. b) until the fifth anniversary of the date of conviction for a misdemeasnor of moral turpitude or a felony. c) until the fifth anniversary of the date of conviction of a violation of the the Massage Therapy Act.
- The rules stated are in accordance with TAC Sec. 140.341 (a)(16)(A-C).
Massage Therapy Programs
Day Classes: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 2:00pm
Evening Classes: Monday – Friday 6:00pm – 10:30pm
Tuition & Other Expenses
Tuition for the Basic 500 hour Program $2900
(books and supplies not included in the Basic Program Cost)
Books and Supplies $450
Includes: one set of sheets, lotion, lotion holster, uniform, American Massage Therapy Association student membership, student liability insurance
Choose from a 6 month or 9 month program
Various payment options are available. See Admissions for full details on scheduled payment options.