Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy Career Training

Demand for qualified massage therapists has continued to increase since the 1980s. Research continues to reveal the positive benefits of body therapy. At Marinello Schools of Beauty, you can turn your interests in body therapy into a personally rewarding and lucrative career. If you are compassionate and enjoy assisting people, then the Marinello Massage Therapy program will provide you with the education necessary to become a successful clinical massage therapist.

Our Massage Therapy program features:

    Swedish Massage
    Introduction to body therapy, holistic model of health, client/practitioner communications and boundaries, body mechanics, basic anatomy.
    Advanced Circulatory Massage
    Cardiopulmonary-, lymphatic- and respiratory systems; ROM; superficial- and deep musculature; actions; origins; insertions.
    Connective Tissue & Myofascial Release
    Client assessment, postural evaluations, superficial - to deep connective tissues, CT techniques, nervous systems, pain cycles, classification, myofascial release, cranial-sacral connection, fascial planes, body-mind communication.
    Deep Tissue Massage/Soft Tissue Mobilization
    Soft tissue mobilization techniques, releasing cross-restrictions affecting structural balance, scar tissue release, body armoring, referred pain and trigger point techniques.
    Sports Massage / Personal Fitness / Nutrition
    Classifications of sports massage; kinesiology; structure/location of sheathed tendons; synovial joints; classifications of muscle tissue; fiber twitch; seated massage; sports venues; hydrotherapy; thermal and cryo-therapy; metabolism; nutrition and exercise.
    Facilitated Stretching
    Basic techniques of proprioceptive neuromuscular facilitation; stretching as part of treatment; common injuries and chronicities benefited by facilitated stretching; golgi tendon and muscle spindles cells; reflex response; contraindications of ballistic stretching.
    The traditional Chinese medicine description of Qi, meridians, energy flow, acu-points, five elements, non-invasive point treatment using shiatsu principles, balancing energy.
    Specialty Massage
    Indentifying specialty clients; pregnancy and infant massage; elderly and hospice care; sensitivity and boundaries; spa and wellness treatments.
    Business Success Skills
    Ethics and boundaries; communications; sales and promotions; business principles for massage therapists; creating a business plan; marketing; credit; taxes.
    Microbes, mechanisms of disease transmission, safety, sanitation, disinfection, CPR/AED/First Aid.

    The course length is divided into both technical classroom instruction and practical experience in the science and art of massage therapy. You will receive traditional classroom training; however, the majority of training is learned through hands-on exercises working on fellow students. This format provides an exceptional learning experience that prepares students with a solid background of practical training directly related to the clinical massage industry.

Career Opportunities for Massage Therapists and Job Outlook

Marinello Massage Therapy program graduates have found careers as:
Owners of a salon or spa
Managers of a salon or spa
Licensed Massage Therapists
Industry Spokespersons

Also some of our Massage Therapists graduates found jobs at:
Orthopedic Offices
Chiropractic Offices
Physical Therapy Offices
Sport Medicine Clinics

Department of Labor's O*NET

SOC Code- 31-9011.00 - Massage Therapists

Not all programs are available at all campus locations. For more information on graduation rates, median debt of students who complete this program and other important information, please click here to download the Marinello Schools of Beauty Gainful Employment Disclosures.


The textbook listed below is used in the respective programs offered at Marinello Schools of Beauty. The cost of the books is included in the kit cost, however if a replacement is needed, there would be replacement costs for the textbook:

Theory & Practice of Therapeutic Massage , 5th Edition, ISBN-13: 978-1-4354-8523-5, $89.50

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"The education is definitely really good, especially once you get to the service section. Doing mock board is great help when it comes to preparing you for the State Board."

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Marinello Hemet Campus

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