Washington Massage Therapy Schools - WA
Virginia’s requirements for massage therapists are very reasonable at 550 hours of practical training through a Virginia massage school. These 550 hours of massage therapy training can be completed through one of the dozen massage therapy schools in Virginia. Most of these courses can be completed in six – 14 months for much less than a typical four-year degree program.
These programs combine traditional medical school classes such as physiology and anatomy with more specialized massage classes. These include reflexology, acupuncture, kinesiology, deep tissue and Swedish massage, yoga and breath work. As many graduates may be self-employed, these programs also teach business and communications skills to ensure the new therapists will be able to manage their business and market their abilities successfully.
Students who complete this program will be prepared to sit for the National Certification Exam for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork. Upon passing this examination, students should apply for licensure with the Commonwealth of Virginia and then they will be eligible for work.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Massage Therapists in Arlington, Richmond, Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Alexandria, Portsmouth and Hampton, Virginia may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the University of Virginia Medical Center, Saint Mary's Hospital, Lynchburg General Hospital and Inova Fairfax Hospital.