Massage Therapy Schools in Michigan

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

If you want to obtain your massage therapist license in Michigan you can complete your education at one of the massage therapy schools in Michigan you’ll find in this article.

Just type your ZIP code in the search box to find out if there are some schools near you or where you want to relocate to.

Michigan is a good choice for work as a massage therapist, there is a lot of tourist traffic and not a lot of competition for qualified therapists.

Read on for all the information you need to understand the requirements for a license, the schools to train at, and how to start practicing as a massage therapist in Michigan.


Massage Therapy Schools in Michigan

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in Michigan. 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 Detroit, Grand Rapids, Warren, Sterling Heights, Lansing, Southfield, Port Huran, and more.


Irene’s Myomassology Institute

Southfield, MI, USA

+1 248-350-1400

Website – http://www.irenes.edu/


Lakewood School of Therapeutic Massage

Port Huron, MI, USA

+1 810-987-3959

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


Guardian Massage & Reflexology Program

Sterling Heights, MI, United States

+1 586-268-5444

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


Naturopathic Institute of Therapies & Education

Mt Pleasant, MI, USA

+1 989-773-1714

Website – https://naturopathicinstitute.info/


Mind Body Institute

Petoskey, MI, USA

+1 231-881-9036

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


IHSI Institute of Massage

Plainwell, MI, USA

+1 269-685-8114

Website – http://ihsiinstituteofmassage.com/


Institute for Massage Education

Kalamazoo, MI, USA

+1 269-373-0910

Website – http://www.kcha.com/


Mid Mi Massage Therapy Institute

Lansing, MI, USA

+1 517-575-6632

Website – http://michiganmassage.org/


Blue Heron Academy

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

+1 616-285-9999

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


Healing Hands Holistic Health Center School Of Massage

Charter Twp of Clinton, MI, United States

+1 586-469-3811

Website – http://www.myomas.com/


Flint School of Therapeutic

Saginaw, MI, USA

+1 989-793-3786

Website – http://fstm.com/


Marquette School of Massage

Marquette, MI, USA

+1 906-225-1700

Website – http://mqtmassage.com/


Medical Massage

Grand Rapids, MI, USA

+1 616-285-9999

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


Altierus Career Education

Southfield, MI, USA

+1 248-799-9933

Website – https://www.altierus.org/campus/southfield


Adrian School of Massage

Adrian, MI, USA

+1 517-759-5040

Website – http://www.adrianschoolofmassage.org/


Carnegie Institute

Troy, MI, USA

+1 248-589-1078

Website – http://www.carnegie-institute.edu/


ITAT Massage Institute

Farmington Hills, MI, USA

+1 248-855-5120

Website – NA


The Orion Institute, formerly known as Healing Arts Institute

Perrysburg, OH, USA

+1 419-874-4496

Website – http://orion.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 Michigan

There are education and examination requirements to obtain a massage therapy license in the state of Michigan.

You will need to complete at least 500 hours of supervised education at an approved school. With the following coursework being covered:

  • 200 hours – Massage bodywork, theory, and technique
  • 125 hours – Kinesiology, anatomy, and physiology
  • 40 hours – Pathology
  • 6 hours – Business ethics
  • 4 hours – Business and practice management

The remainder of the hours will be spent on various aspects of massage therapy. You will also have to carry out at least 40 hours providing massage services at a student clinic.

You will also need to pass one of the national massage therapy exams. Such as the MBLEx, NCETM, or the NCETMB.

If you’re unsure about any of the requirements contact the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy directly, you can also find all the necessary forms on their website.

Michigan Board of Massage Therapy Contact Details

If you have any questions regarding the licensing requirements I suggest contacting the Michigan Board of Massage Therapy.

Their contact details are as follows:


Michigan Board of Massage Therapy

Lansing, MI, USA

+1 517-335-0918

Website – http://www.michigan.gov/healthlicense


Why Choose Michigan for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Michigan has a nice blend of rural and urban areas. There are endless lakes and sweeping landscapes to be explored for the outdoor lovers, and busy modern cities for the tech-minded.

It’s a great choice to obtain a massage therapy license and practice in the massage industry. The right spots see a lot of tourist traffic, and it’s not very competitive in this industry.

Take the first step towards your new career and obtaining a license to practice in the state of Michigan 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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