Massage Therapy Schools in Delaware

By Jessica Fuller / September 2, 2017
Massage Therapy Schools in Delaware

If you’re looking for the top massage therapy schools in Delaware you’ll find all the schools in the state or those nearest to you below.

Just type your ZIP code in the search box to bring up a list of the schools nearest to you, or any other postal district you’re interested in.

Delaware is a great choice for a place to study massage. The cost of living is below average, it’s not too competitive, and the state has a lot to offer in the way of entertainment and pastimes.

Read on to find out what you need to do to become a certified massage therapist in Delaware and get your license to practice.


Massage Therapy Schools in Delaware

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in Delaware. Take a browse or for a more up-to-date list by ZIP code use the box above.

You’ll find schools in all the major cities, like Wilmington, Dover, Newark, Middletown, and more.


The Institute of Massage & Healing Arts

Wilmington, DE, USA

+1 610-357-2925

Website – NA


Academy of Massage and Bodywork

Bear, DE, USA

+1 302-392-6768

Website – massage-academy.com


Harris School of Business

Dover, DE, USA

+1 302-674-8060

Website – harrisschool.edu


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 Delaware

There are two classifications for becoming a massage therapist in the state of Delaware, Massage Therapist Technicians, and a Massage Therapist Licensure.

To become a certified Massage Therapist Technician you need to complete a minimum of 300 hours education at an approved school.

Broken down as:

  • 140 hours technique and theory
  • 75 hours elective coursework
  • 60 hours anatomy and physiology
  • 25 hours law, ethics, and contraindications

To become a Licensed Massage Therapist you are required to complete a minimum of 500 hours education at an approved school.

Broken down as:

  • 300 hours technique and theory
  • 100 hours anatomy and physiology
  • 75 hours elective coursework
  • 25 hours law, ethics, and contraindications

You will also need to pass the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam, or the MBLEx. You can find out by contacting the state board at the contact details below.

Why Choose Delaware for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Delaware is a state with endless charm. There are loads of historic landmarks to visit and vast countryside to hike and explore.

I’d say it’s better suited to those who want to be away from busy cities, although the larger cities have plenty going on if that’s your thing.

The schooling has a good reputation overall from what I’ve heard, and although there isn’t a lot to choose from you’ll get some quality education and that’s what counts.

In regards to starting a massage therapy business or working for a spa, there are some great opportunities as it’s not a competitive market.

So, whether you live in Delaware, are moving there to study, or starting a business, it’s a wonderful location and I’m sure it’ll work out fine for you.

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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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