Massage Therapy Training
Certification through LHAA’s comprehensive & highly-focused program.
Through this popular program, you’ll have the opportunity to study massage in a friendly, positive environment while receiving advanced education from highly experienced instructors. At Lexington Healing Arts Academy, we thoroughly prepare you for a career in massage without any extra requirements, classes, or credits necessary.
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The Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards announced findings from its 2017 Job Task Analysis indicating that massage and bodywork practitioners are overwhelmingly satisfied with their occupation!
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Get Hands-On Training & Real World Experience
Massage is a “hands-on” career. At LHAA we strongly believe that’s the way it should be taught and learned. As a LHAA massage student, you’ll receive hands-on instruction from experienced Massage Therapists within an interactive and supportive learning environment. You’ll also develop your skills helping actual clients during a clinical internship at the LHAA Student Clinic. With this real-world experience, working side by side professional licensed massage therapists, you’ll feel confident you have the expertise to thrive as you transition from student to massage professional.
LHAA’s Massage Therapy classes cover a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including:
- Swedish Massage
- Hydro Therapy
- Sports Massage
- Perinatal Massage
- Massage for Older Adults
- Myofascial massage
- Neuromuscular Massage
- Trigger point Massage
Beyond technique, you’ll learn the anatomy, pathology, physiology, practical communication and business training skills it takes to turn Massage Therapy into a rewarding career.
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LHAA Provided me with so much more than a premium education. I view and move through the world in a different way thanks to the insights and lessons I learned here. The instructors and employees are so knowledgeable and I am so grateful to have had the opportunity to learn from and work with these people!
Choose From Convenient Day or Evening & Weekend Schedules
- Daytime: The daytime schedule consists of classes help M-F from 9:30 am – 1:30 pm. This program is scheduled to be completed in about 10 months.
- Evening: The evening schedule consists of three evening class sessions per week (4 hours each), Tuesday through Thursday from 6:00 – 10:00 pm. This program is also scheduled to be completed in about 15 months.
- Weekend/Blended: The weekend/blended program consists of one class session per week (8 hours) on Saturdays and one online class ( 4 hours) on Monday nights from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm.
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Continuous Career Support
Our dedicated Career Services staff will work with you throughout your training and beyond to help you turn your training into a successful career you love. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques, and job searches.
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What is the typical class size?
Classes in this program are deliberately kept small, as to allow students to receive more individual attention from our highly dedicated and experienced instructors. Classes usually range from 8-22 students. The typical student/faculty ratio is 8:1.
What is the class schedule?
For the convenience of our students, the Massage Therapy program offers both a day and evening section. The day classes are held Monday-Friday from 9:30 am-1:30 pm; evening classes are held Tuesday-Thursday from 6-10 pm.
We also offer a blended weekend program which is held Saturdays from 9:00 am – 5:00 pm, plus 4 hours of online or internship for 4 hours/week.
How long is the program?
Massage Therapy students typically graduate after completing 36-60 weeks of training, depending on whether they enroll in the day or evening program. For the blended weekend program, students typically grauate after 60 weeks.
How much does it cost?
As of October 2022, the total cost for the Massage Therapy program is $13,000. Supply fee is $200. This includes everything – tuition, fees, textbooks, equipment, and parking. This is a cost-competitive program and a sound financial choice for someone who knows they want a career in massage.
What makes LHAA's massage program different?
Unlike most technical colleges, where you usually have to take other courses to earn an associate’s degree in order to also achieve massage certification, LHAA’s Massage Therapy program allows students to pursue their goals without having to take on extra coursework.
You’ll also find that our educators, staff, and facility provide a friendly, peaceful, and welcoming environment, creating an atmosphere that makes LHAA a place you look forward to arriving at each session.
How do I know if this program is right for me?
The common link between our students is their passion for the healing arts. If you have this passion, and are serious about committing to your education and career goals, then LHAA’s Massage Therapy program is for you. Our students come from all different backgrounds and have ranged in age from 18-70, so there really is no “type” of student that excels in this program. As long as you’ve got a strong desire to learn, and a passion for therapeutic massage, you will fit right in.
Please note: This program is highly rewarding, but also intensive. Therefore, students who aren’t sure of their career goals may want to provide time for extra reflection before enrolling in this program.
What percent of graduates found employment related to their field of study?
Placement is reported to the Accrediting Bureau for Health Education Schools (ABHES). The most recent report covers the period from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2019. Our most recent Massage Therapy placement rate reported to ABHES is 78%.
LHAA students have the ability to receive continued support and networking opportunities throughout their careers, even after graduation. This can be immensely helpful in securing employment and building a clientele in this competitive field.
How can I find out more about this career?
Further information pertaining to occupational requirements and opportunities for graduates of this program is available at Summary Report for Massage Therapists.
The Classification of Instructional Programs (CIP) code for this program is 51.3501.
What Massage Therapist Students have to say About LHAA
“When I started at LHAA, I was in a bad place in my life. When I entered the classroom for the first time, I could have never anticipated the support, love, and grace that I would experience from my new family. This school made me fall in love with massage therapy, and helped me grow in a career that I have such passion for. I am forever grateful for LHAA."
Madison P, Graduate of LHAA 2021 Massage Therapy Program
“The staff here are some of the most kind, caring, and helpful in every way they can be to us as students. Not only through support or education, but through genuine human connection. I’ve learned to not only heal others, but heal myself.”
Taylor D, Graduate of LHAA 2021 Massage Therapy Program
“LHAA has been an absolute blessing to my life. The faculty attains all great qualities that you’d dream of when attending a school. They are focused on each and every student’s success and overall wellbeing. I felt cared for and completely supported throughout my entire journey in the classroom and clinic. I will forever be grateful to have been a part of such a life changing experience!”
Whitney L, Graduate of LHAA 2021 Massage Therapy Program
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