Massage therapy is an accepted, effective, versatile and noninvasive
treatment option for pain management and stress relief. More
recently, research has shown that it is also beneficial to assist in
the treatment of anxiety, depression, sleep disorders, immune
disorders and so much more. With the Western medical community
focusing more on prevention of disease, massage therapy can play a
vital role in supporting overall health and wellness.
Elgin Community College provides students with a multidimensional
education that prepares them for state licensure and a holistic
career that addresses body, mind and spirit. Massage therapy is
projected to have faster than average growth over the next several
years. A career in massage therapy can be flexible and is well suited
for self-directed individuals. Full- and part-time opportunities
exist in clinics, day spas, physicians' offices, fitness centers,
cruise ships, hotels, resorts, or self-employment.
Accreditation: The massage therapy program is accredited by the
Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA) 5335 Wisconsin
Avenue, NW, Suite 440, Washington, DC 20015, 202-895-1518, comta.org.
The program also holds school memberships in the American Massage
Therapy Association (AMTA) and Associated Bodyworkers and Massage
Additional Program Details
Prepare for Immediate Employment
Transfer Credits to 4 Year University
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