Massage Therapy Schools in Arkansas

Massage Therapy Schools in Arkansas

There are plenty of top massage therapy schools in Arkansas to get your license. Some of the best schools are listed below, additionally you can search by ZIP code in the box below to find the schools nearest to you.

Arkansas has some beautiful landscapes, popular tourist locations is a great place to live, and an excellent place to work as a massage therapist.

I’ve covered everything you need to know to get started working towards your massage therapy certification. The best places to study, and why Arkansas is a smart choice.


Massage Therapy Schools in Arkansas

Below are some of the top massage therapy schools in Arkansas. To find an up-to-date list and the schools nearest to you just type your ZIP code in the search box above.

You’ll find schools in all the major cities, such as Little Rock, Fort Smith, Fayetteville, Springdale, Jonesboro, Hot Springs, Benton, and more.


Arkansas College of Massage Therapy

Jonesboro, AR, USA.

+1 870-897-9283

Website – arkansascollegeofmassage.com


Arkansas School of Massage

Fort Smith, AR, USA.

+1 479-648-0021

Website – arkansasschoolofmassage.com


AR Therapeutic Massage Institute and Spa

Hot Springs, AR, USA.

+1 501-623-3888

Website – artmis.net


Blue Cliff College

Fayetteville, AR, USA.

+1 800-960-3346

Website – bluecliffcollege.com


Body Wellness Massage Academy

Benton, AR, USA.

+1 501-315-4325

Website – bodywellnessar.com


The Edge School of Massage

Fayetteville, AR, USA.

+1 479-443-3646

Website – themassageedge.com


Touching America School of Massage

Maumelle, AR, USA.

+1 501-772-1226

Website – touchingamerica.com


Massage Works School-Massage

Mountain View, AR, USA.

+1 870-269-6101

Website – massageschooloftherapy.com


Radiance School of Massage

Hot Springs, AR, USA.

+1 501-520-0809

Website – radianceschoolofmassage.com


Life’s Work School of Massage

Springdale, AR, USA.

+1 479-365-2079

Website – NA


River Valley School of Massage

Russellville, AR, USA.

+1 479-890-7876

Website – rvsmassage.com


Ray of Light Massage Training

Fayetteville, AR, USA.

+1 800-584-1562

Website – rayoflightmassagetraining.com


Have I missed any schools? If you want me to add your school to my listing just drop me a mail here.

Schooling and Licensing Requirements in Arkansas

To be considered for practicing massage in Arkansas you must satisfy the following requirements:

  • A minimum of 100 hours hands-on work, and an additional 100 hours technical training
  • Valid student liability insurance
  • A clean bill of health and a statement signed off by a medical professional
  • 500 hours of class credits, broken down as follows:
  • 175 hours of physiology, anatomy, pathology, and contraindications of massage therapy

The 175 hours are split as followed:

  • 225 hours of technique work
  • 25 hours of heliotherapy, electrotherapy, and hydrotherapy
  • 25 hours of other related subjects
  • 25 hours of business management, ethics, and massage therapy law
  • 25 hours of infection and hygiene control

After you meet all of these requirements you can take the MBLEx exam. You will also need to sit an Arkansas Law Exam.

Don’t worry, it’s not as daunting as it seems on paper. Your school will be able to help you work through all the steps.

You can then apply online at the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy.

Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy Contact Details

The Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy are there to answer any questions you have regarding schooling and becoming a qualified massage therapist in the state of Arkansas.

Their contact details are as follows:


Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy

Little Rock, AR, USA.

+1 501-683-1448

Website – arkansasmassagetherapy.com


Why Choose Arkansas for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Arkansas is in the top 15 states with the lowest cost of living and with a population of around 3 million, it’s in the bottom half in terms of population size.

There are plenty of opportunities for starting a massage business or working as a self-employed massage, and you’ll be treated to wonderful backdrops and plenty of passing trade.

Arkansas is known as the ‘Natural State’, and for good reason with all the sweeping luscious green landscapes, deep valleys, rivers, historic landmarks, and plenty of unspoiled locations to breathe fresh air away from the city.

So whether you’re fortunate enough to already live in Arkansas or looking for a state with plenty of opportunities, it’s certainly worth seriously considering studying massage therapy in Arkansas.

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About the author

Jessica Fuller

I started studying and experimenting with alternative medicine, different massage techniques, and alternative therapies after graduating. I also love travelling and writing, so I found a way to combine all my loves - blogging!

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