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EXPERIENCE IS THE BEST TEACHER

PROFESSIONAL MASSAGE THERAPY & CONTINUED EDUCATION COURSES

The demand for skilled massage therapists is growing, providing stability and job security. By getting an education at Tennessee School of Massage, you’re setting yourself up for success in an industry that’s always in need of talented professionals.

If you have a passion for healing, connecting with others, and personal growth, consider enrolling in massage therapy school. Let Tennessee School of Massage guide you toward an exciting and rewarding career. Take the first step today and unlock the endless opportunities that await you in the world of massage therapy.

Frequently Asked Questions

To obtain a massage therapy license in Tennessee, you typically need to complete a massage therapy program at a state-approved school, pass the required licensing exam, and meet other criteria set by the Tennessee Board of Massage Licensure. This may include background checks and fingerprinting.

The costs associated with becoming a licensed massage therapist in Tennessee can vary widely. Tuition for massage therapy programs, exam fees, and background check costs are some common expenses. At TSOM, we offer 0% interest payment plans and tuition costs between $9,500-$11,500.

Our payment plans are flexible, the typical 0% interest payment plan would consist of a $1,500 down payment and a monthly payment of $750 until the program is over. If you decide to put down a higher down payment, your monthly payments would be reduced.

We’re a flexible school and our goal is to help you achieve your goals. If you have any concerns or need a different payment plan option, please feel free to reach out to us.

Most massage therapy programs take around 6-12 months to complete. After completing the program, you’ll need to pass the MBLEX exam, which may take additional time.

Tennessee requires a minimum of 500 hours of training from an accredited massage therapy program. These hours typically cover various massage techniques, anatomy, physiology, ethics, and business practices.

At TSOM, our curriculum consists of four eight-week semesters, covering all aspects of the theory and practice of massage therapy, totaling 700 hours. The academic portion runs over a 9 – 12 month period. The curriculum is an integration of courses from three primary areas including Allied Sciences, Massage Techniques and Personal Growth. Required courses include Anatomy, Physiology, Nutrition, Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy Techniques, Introduction to Acupressure, Therapeutic Touch, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Ambient Sound, Spa Therapies, and Stone Massages. 

Tennessee School of Massage has an exclusive Internship Program in partnership with Living Health Day Spa. The internship experience prepares students to go out into the real world by providing graduates with a behind the scenes look at how a real massage business works, as well as helping the student to begin building their own book of business. This process enables the student to hopefully begin their practice immediately upon graduating, passing the MBLEx and receiving their license from the TN Board of Massage.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual salary for massage therapists last year was $46,910. Annual salaries vary greatly on hours worked, tips, etc., so it can be more or less depending on your work ethic.

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LEARN FROM 35 YEARS OF EXPERIENCE

EXCEPTIONAL TRAINING AND EDUCATION

At Tennessee School of Massage, we offer a rigorous and comprehensive curriculum designed to equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to excel in the field. Our experienced instructors are passionate about teaching and provide hands-on training to ensure you gain practical expertise.

PERSONALIZED ATTENTION AND SUPPORT

We believe in fostering a supportive and nurturing learning environment. With small class sizes, you’ll receive individualized attention from our instructors, allowing for personalized guidance throughout your educational journey. We are committed to your success.

COMPLETE IN 9-12
MONTHS

Our extensive massage therapy training can be completed in as little as 9 to 12 months. We believe “practice makes perfect”, which is why we’ve packed our curriculum with as much real career experience as possible. With day and evening classes available, don’t let time stop you from pursuing your dream career.

Authorizations

Tennessee School of Massage is authorized by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission (THEC). This authorization must be renewed each year and is based on an evaluation by minimum standards concerning quality of education, ethical business practices, health and safety, and fiscal responsibility.

Other Legal Information
In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Tennessee School of Massage, please visit the following website: https://www.tn.gov/thec/bureaus/student-aid-and-compliance/postsecondary-state-authorization/authorized-institutions-and-data.html

Disclaimer: Although we do work with students through flexible 0% interest payment plans, we are a private school and do not accept Federal Pell Grants.

TESTIMONIALS

As a student of the school I am very pleased with my whole experience. It is easy to see the passion that David and Cissie have for the profession, their clients and students. They care about how we learn, that we understand what we’re learning and that we can practice and use what we’ve learned properly. I would definitely recommend this school to anyone in the mid south region that wants to learn massage therapy.
- Blaire J.
Best massage school in Memphis! I learned how to be a massage therapist from the best! Cissie Pryor was very patient and approachable at all times and taught me everything from massage techniques to essential oils to hydrotherapy. I also got to experience sound therapy from her husband David and it was amazing!
- Cheryl D.

BECOME A LICENSED MASSAGE THERAPIST

COMPREHENSIVE MASSAGE THERAPY TRAINING

As a student at TSOM, you can expect a supportive and immersive learning environment in our massage therapist classes. You will receive hands-on training and guidance from experienced instructors who are passionate about teaching and helping you succeed.

The curriculum is designed to provide a well-rounded education, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. You can learn Swedish Massage, Sports Massage, Hydrotherapy Techniques, Aromatherapy, Reflexology, Stone Massages, and so much more.

The program at TSOM prepares students for the MBLEx, (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam). The massage program at TSOM also satisfies the Tennessee Board of Massage requirements and enables students to apply for a Massage Therapy License in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas.

Schedule a free 15 minute consultation to get any answers you may have about pursuing your massage therapy certification.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE THROUGH OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM



As you progress in the program you participate in our exclusive internship program. This internship experience offers you invaluable real-world exposure to the inner workings of a massage business. It not only enhances your understanding of the industry but also assists you in building your own client base, paving the way for a smooth transition into your professional practice upon graduation.

MANY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


 

Whether you dream of working in a luxurious spa, a wellness center, a sports rehabilitation facility, or even starting your own private practice, our comprehensive training will prepare you for success. With the growing demand for skilled massage therapists, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others while enjoying a rewarding and flexible career.

HANDS-ON EXPERIENCE THROUGH OUR INTERNSHIP PROGRAM



As you progress in the program you participate in our exclusive internship program. This internship experience offers you invaluable real-world exposure to the inner workings of a massage business. It not only enhances your understanding of the industry but also assists you in building your own client base, paving the way for a smooth transition into your professional practice upon graduation.

MANY CAREER OPPORTUNITIES


 

Whether you dream of working in a luxurious spa, a wellness center, a sports rehabilitation facility, or even starting your own private practice, our comprehensive training will prepare you for success. With the growing demand for skilled massage therapists, you’ll have the opportunity to make a positive impact on the lives of others while enjoying a rewarding and flexible career.

GROW YOUR MASSAGE THERAPY CAREER

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