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Massage Therapy Program – About

The study of massage therapy involves the science of the body parts and systems, massage modalities and techniques, safety procedures, and business practices. The massage therapy school provides the marketable skills and knowledge needed to be a successful massage therapist. The program provides the massage therapy training needed to be eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). Graduates will possess the skills to meet the needs of the employment market for entry-level massage therapists. This is a clock hour program and is comprised of theory and lab hours to complete the program.


Program Objectives

1. To provide an intricate, well-rounded education in both Eastern and Western hands-on bodywork, clinical based case studies and somatic awareness from a mind/body/spirit approach that prepares graduates for a professional and effective practice.

2. To provide graduates with a fundamental understanding of anatomy, physiology, and pathology and an introduction to business practices, including marketing, finances, legal issues, and business planning.

3. To provide the necessary training to become a licensed massage therapist in the state of Georgia and to qualify graduates to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

4. To provide graduates with tools to effectively communicate with their clients, assess client needs, and design safe, effective sessions.

5. To provide graduates with superior bodywork skills, personal motivation, ethical awareness, and sustainable body mechanics in order to support a positive career, continued education, and an appreciation of lifelong learning.

Licensure is defined as: official or legal permission to perform a craft, trade or service recognized by national, state or international laws and guidelines. Upon completion of the training at the School and the required exit formalities, students will be eligible to sit for the state board exam to receive an massage therapist license. This license is issued by state authorities and is recognized in the United States. Although the hour requirements may vary from state to state this is a transferrable license. Students must be licensed to work as a massage therapist in the State of Georgia (500 hours). Students are required to take a written, after graduation, and pass successfully before applying for licensure. The school teaches the program as a 675-hour program to ensure students are well versed in all areas of massage therapy.

At the completion of the training at the School students are awarded certificates for completion of certain subjects, and practical skills as well as a diploma. These certificates and diploma will be awarded to students providing:

1. Academic and financial standing is maintained throughout the program

2. Students have satisfactorily completed the required course material

3. The instructor has approved of your performance in order to receive the certificate

These may be “certificates of completion” under the School’s guidelines for our specific classes and equipment use. They are important for a career resume as accolades and accomplishments. However, they should not be compared to or considered “licensure” or advanced certification as a final means for a particular aspect of training.

Certification is defined as an official document that gives proof and details regarding educational achievements and authenticity of training. There are also many manufacturers and individual an Skin Care firms offer “certification” for their product and equipment training, however this is not recognized as license to perform medical procedures or operate machines deemed as clinical that may require a medical or nursing license.

Accreditations and Approvals

The International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy is seeking re-accreditation by the Council on Occupational Education, Atlanta, GA. This represents a national accreditation recognized by the U.S. Department of Education. The address of the Council is:

The Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road

Building 300, Suite 325

Atlanta, GA 30350

Telephone (Local): 770.396.3898

Telephone (Toll-Free): 800.917.2081

FAX: 770.396.3790

The programs of International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy are approved and licensed by Georgia Secretary of State Boards of Cosmetology and Massage Therapy.

The school and program is an NCBTMB (National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork) Assigned School.

The International School of Skin, Nailcare and Massage Therapy is authorized under the Non-Public Postsecondary Educational Institutions Act of 1990 by Georgia Non-Public Postsecondary Education Commission (GNPEC) to offer instruction in Massage Therapy, Skin Care and Nailcare. The GNPEC’s address is:

Georgia Nonpublic Education Commission

2082 East Exchange Place
Suite 220
Tucker, GA 30084



Learn more about Financial Aid

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, campus crime statistics and other important information, visit the disclosures which are listed in the Consumer Disclosures on the website.

The Massage Board of Georgia prohibits students from receiving compensation of any kind according to section 345-6-.02 in the Georgia Rule for the Scope of Practice of Massage Therapy Students.
Students accepting gratuities, or tips, will be subject to disciplinary action up to, and including, termination.

As a result, the School has determined that it will follow the Massage Board of Georgia’s regulations for all programs and all students in all programs are prohibited from accepting gratuities. Therefore, Skin Care and Nailcare students may not accept gratuities from anyone at any time.