Massage Therapy

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When you become a massage therapist, each client represents an opportunity to make a difference in someone’s life through the power of massage. Massage therapy is a widely accepted, effective, proven and noninvasive treatment option for a variety of conditions including improved mental health, relieving chronic pain, managing immune disorders, improving sleep quality, speeding the body’s recovery process and overall disease prevention.

The massage therapy field is projected to have faster-than-average growth over the next several years. A career in massage therapy offers you flexible hours and your choice of work locations with full and part-time job opportunities in clinics, day spas, physicians’ offices, fitness centers, cruise ships, hotels or resorts. If you are self-directed and want to be your own boss, massage therapy is an excellent career choice for aspiring business owners.

The Elgin Community College Massage Therapy Program offers you a multidimensional education that will prepare you for state licensure and a holistic career that addresses body, mind and spirit. ECC’s program is far more affordable than area for-profit massage schools and features spacious, modern facilities, experienced instructors, and flexible and convenient class times.


The Massage Therapy Program is accredited by the Commission on Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA), 2101 Wilson Blvd, Ste 302, Arlington, VA, 22201, 202-888-6790, The program also holds school memberships in the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Associated Bodyworkers and Massage Professionals (ABMP).

Program Highlights

Prepare for Immediate Employment

Vocational Certificate

Planning to Transfer

Learn more about earning a Bachelor’s degree, earning summer credits for transfer or dual admissions with a university by visiting University Transfer & Partnerships.

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Expand your massage therapy skills with continuing ed at ECC

Elgin Community College is an NCBTMB approved provider for continuing education. Find the classes right for you by going to our Massage Therapy Continuing Education Classes. Be sure to select the Fall 2018 tab and scroll down to massage offerings and select a class to register online.

Questions? Contact the Massage Therapy Program Director at or 847-214-7203.