Considering an Online Massage Therapy Certification?

CDI College has proven itself as a leader in certifying students in massage therapy to become successful licensed massage therapists, massage therapists, certified massage therapists, licensed massage practitioners, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, there are currently 55,920 individuals employed as massage therapists in America, and their average annual salary is $39,780.

Massage Therapy Common Job Tasks
  • loosening muscle knots
  • stretching muscles
  • releasing tension with different techniques
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Advanced Massage Therapy

CDI College's Advanced Massage Therapy diploma program teaches you the advanced skills you need to compete for the best massage therapy jobs. Professional massage therapists specialize in relaxation, wellness and recovery. A prerequisite for this diploma program requires successful completion of CDI College's Massage Therapy program, or equivalent, with prior learning assessment. The program begins by building on systems anatomy and remedial exercise, pathophysiology, neuroanatomy, and anatomy palpation. Students will also learn about business and law as it pertains to massage therapy, as well as building their knowledge of industry ethics and professional communications. Students gain hands-on experience through their required practicum placements. Graduates are encouraged to become registered with the Alberta Association of Massage Therapists and Holistic Practitioners and the Massage Therapist Association of Alberta. Unlike many massage therapy schools, CDI College supports our graduates in finding employment after they have completed their program. Graduates will find employment in private clinics, hospitals, medical and rehabilitation centers, spas, fitness facilities, sports organizations, and may even work as self-employed massage therapists.

Massage Therapy

This diploma program teaches fundamental massage skills such as hydrotherapy, palpation, remedial exercise, and patient assessment. Students learn different types of massage treatments, along with medical topics including anatomy, physiology, pharmacology, and pathology. Students will learn about professional topics such as industry ethics and professional communications.


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Spa Therapy

Spa therapy combines various techniques, including acupressure, shiatsu, stone therapy, aromatherapy, facial and skin treatment, and massage, in order to improve health and stimulate wellness. Spa therapy is offered at many resorts, medical spas, and wellness facilities to those who are recovering from illness or accidents, or for individuals who simply want to improve their health. Spa therapy techniques may be learned at specialized institutions offering massage therapy programs, through holistic health courses, or similar related areas of study. Spa therapy is growing in popularity, and the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts a 20 percent increase in jobs for massage therapists by 2016.

Massage Therapy Programs by State & City

Top 20 US Massage Therapy Schools (campus and online)

University of Alaska Anchorage
Total Programs 151
Number of Subjects 134
Rank in USA 511th
Southeastern Institute-Jacksonville
Total Programs 0
Number of Subjects 6
Rank in USA 701st
Post University
Total Programs 51
Number of Subjects 254
Rank in USA 703rd
Casal Aveda Institute
Total Programs 4
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 723rd
Miami-Jacobs Career College
Total Programs 19
Number of Subjects 34
Rank in USA 732nd
Regency Beauty Institute-Tucson
Total Programs 2
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 740th
USA Beauty School International
Total Programs 4
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 744th
Connecticut Center for Massage Therapy-Newington
Total Programs 2
Number of Subjects 4
Rank in USA 746th
Acupuncture and Massage College
Total Programs 3
Number of Subjects 5
Rank in USA 756th
Alexandria School of Scientific Therapeutics
Total Programs 2
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 763rd
American Institute of Alternative Medicine
Total Programs 4
Number of Subjects 9
Rank in USA 772nd
Nouvelle Institute
Total Programs 3
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 779th
Omaha School of Massage Therapy
Total Programs 4
Number of Subjects 8
Rank in USA 780th
Omega Institute
Total Programs 8
Number of Subjects 12
Rank in USA 797th
Indian Capital Technology Center-Muskogee
Total Programs 28
Number of Subjects 37
Rank in USA 806th
Keiser University-Ft. Lauderdale
Total Programs 36
Number of Subjects 56
Rank in USA 807th
American Career College
Total Programs 9
Number of Subjects 12
Rank in USA 808th
Lytles Redwood Empire Beauty College Inc
Total Programs 3
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 817th
Asian American International Beauty College
Total Programs 5
Number of Subjects 4
Rank in USA 825th
Center for Natural Wellness School of Massage Therapy
Total Programs 2
Number of Subjects 3
Rank in USA 829th