Massage Therapy Schools in Louisiana

By Jessica Fuller / September 7, 2017
Massage Therapy Schools in Louisiana

If you want to practice massage therapy in Louisiana you’re making a great choice, and it’s not difficult to obtain a license as I will explain.

There are plenty of massage therapy schools in Louisiana to choose from, and it’s a wonderful state to live in.

Louisiana is a huge state, it’s split into different regions and depending on where you are you can have quite a different experience.

It’s polarizing to some extent. But for those looking to complete their education, start a business, or work for a company, there are loads of opportunities.

In this article, I will explain everything you need to know about getting your massage therapy license, how to find the best schools, and what to do next.


Massage Therapy Schools in Louisiana

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in Louisiana. 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 New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Shreveport, Lafayette, Lake Charles, Metairie, and more.


Louisiana Institute of Massage Therapy

Lake Charles, LA, USA

+1 337-474-3737

Website – http://www.lamassageschool.com/


Moore Career College

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

+1 225-757-3770

Website – http://www.moorecareercollege.edu/


Advanced Massage Training Center of New Orleans

Metairie, LA, USA

+1 504-322-7211

Website – http://www.advancedmassagetraining.net/


Blue Cliff College- Lafayette

Lafayette, LA, USA

+1 337-269-0620

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff College- Alexandria

Alexandria, LA, USA

+1 318-445-2778

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff College- Metairie

Metairie, LA, USA

+1 504-456-3141

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff College- Shreveport

Shreveport, LA, USA

+1 318-798-6868

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff School of Massage

Lafayette, LA, USA

+1 337-269-9384

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff College Clearview

Metairie, LA, USA

+1 504-293-0972

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


Blue Cliff College – Houma

Houma, LA, USA

+1 985-601-4000

Website – http://www.bluecliffcollege.com/


The Advanced Massage Training Center of New Orleans

Kenner, LA, USA

+1 504-322-7211

Website – http://www.advancedmassagetraining.net/


Remington College – Shreveport Campus

Shreveport, LA, USA

+1 318-239-4309

Website – http://shreveport.remingtoncollege.edu/


Aveda Institute New Orleans

Metairie, LA, USA

+1 504-454-1400

Website – https://avedainstitutessouth.edu/locations/new-orleans/


Cross Gates Family Fitness – Gause

Slidell, LA, USA

+1 985-643-3500

Website – http://www.crossgatesclub.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 Louisiana

To obtain a license to practice massage therapy you need to fulfill some education and examination requirements as set by the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy.

You are required to complete at least 500 hours of education at an approved school. These hours cover the following topics:

  • 325 hours – Massage therapy techniques and clinical
  • 125 hours – Anatomy and physiology
  • 50 hours – Course work

You will also cover business ethics, law, and a first aid certification. Your school will be able to guide you through the education requirements, so no need to worry about this part.

You will also need to pass the MBLEx. This is an examination administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards.

It’s always a good idea to check the latest requirements with the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy, you can find all their contact details below.

Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy Contact Details

Applications, information, and support for studying, licensing, and practicing massage therapy can be found with the Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy.

Their contact details are as follows:


Louisiana Board of Massage Therapy

Baton Rouge, LA, USA

+1 225-756-3488

Website – https://www.labmt.org/


Why Choose Louisiana for Massage Therapy Schooling?

From a business and career perspective, Louisiana is a great choice because it’s such a huge state, and there isn’t a great deal of competition for massage therapists.

There are plenty of opportunities to start your own business after you’re licensed. You can work at one of the many spas, freelance as self-employed, you have options.

As a state to live and study in, I’m certainly a fan. I’ve been fortunate to visit a couple of times and I love the diverse culture there, the foods, sights, and most of all the people.

So, take a look at schools in the area you’re interested in and take that first step towards qualifying as a massage therapist and started your new career today.

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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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