Massage Therapy Schools in Virginia

By Jessica Fuller / September 17, 2017
Massage Therapy Schools in Virginia

If you want to get licensed and work as a massage therapist in the state of Virginia there are some great massage therapy schools in Virginia to choose from.

Steeped in history, Virginia is an interesting place to live and work. You get a good slice of different seasons, varied landscapes, and a real American culture.

Although the cost of living is slightly above average, there are plenty of opportunities to start a business or work as a therapist once you’re qualified.

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.

Read on to find out everything you need to know about licensing requirements, fees, schools, and why Virginia is a great choice to become a massage therapist.

Massage Therapy Schools in Virginia

Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in Kansas. 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 Virginia Beach, Norfolk, Chesapeake, Richmond, Newport News, Alexandria, and more.


Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage

Falls Church, VA, USA

+1 703-533-3113

Website – http://nvschoolofmassage.com/


Advanced Fuller School Of Massage Therapy

Virginia Beach, VA, USA

+1 757-340-7132

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


Virginia School of Massage

Charlottesville, VA, USA

+1 434-293-4031

Website – http://www.vasom.com/


Cedar Stone School Of Massage

Harrisonburg, VA, USA

+1 540-801-0078

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


Columbia College

Columbia, MO, USA

+1 573-875-8700

Website – http://www.ccis.edu/


Lotus School of Integrated Professions

Richmond, VA, USA

+1 804-290-0980

Website – http://www.lotusva.com/


American Spirit Institute

Williamsburg, VA, USA

+1 757-220-8000

Website – http://americanspiritinstitute.com/


Cayce/Reilly School of Massage

Virginia Beach, VA, USA

+1 757-457-7270

Website – http://www.caycereilly.edu/


Miller-Motte Technical College

Lynchburg, VA, USA

+1 434-329-3192

Website – http://www.miller-motte.edu


AMBI Massage School

Vienna, VA, USA

+1 571-620-6211

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


Northern Virginia Community College Massage Program

Woodbridge, VA, USA

+1 703-878-5741

Website – http://www.nvcc.edu/


Esthetic Institute

Vienna, VA, USA

+1 703-288-4228

Website – http://estheticinstitute.com/


Columbia College, Centreville

Centreville, VA, USA

+1 703-266-0508

Website – http://www.ccdc.edu/


Fortis College

Richmond, VA, USA

+1 804-323-1020

Website – https://www.fortis.edu/


Fortis College

Norfolk, VA, USA

+1 757-499-5447

Website – https://www.fortis.edu/


Columbia College

Vienna, VA, USA

+1 703-206-0508

Website – http://www.ccdc.edu/


The Natural Therapy Center

Glen Allen, VA, USA

+1 804-916-9494

Website – NA


Jazz Barber And Beauty Salons

Chester, VA, USA

+1 804-778-4997

Website – NA


Centura College

Plaza 500

Alexandria, VA, USA

Website – http://centuracollege.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 Virginia

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

You will need to complete at least 500 hours of education at a school approved by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia.

There is some discretion about the exams approved by the board. So if you have some professional experience and have passed exams I recommend checking with the board if you’re eligible.

Otherwise, you will need to take the Licensing Examination of the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards, known as the MBLEx. Or one of the other nationally recognized exams.

If you’re unsure about any of the requirements or have any questions, I recommend contacting the Virginia Board of Nursing who is the governing body for licensing in Virginia.

Virginia Board of Nursing Contact Details

For applications, up-to-date information, and anything else regarding obtaining a license to practice massage therapy in the state of Virginia check out the Virginia Board of Nursing website or contact them at the details below:


Virginia Board of Nursing

Henrico, VA, USA

+1 804-367-4515

Website – https://www.dhp.virginia.gov


Why Choose Virginia for Massage Therapy Schooling?

Why Choose Virginia for Massage Therapy Schooling

Whether you intend to start your own business or work for a company as a massage therapist, there are some great opportunities in Virginia.

Any of the schools approved by the Board will be able to take you through the steps required to obtain a license.

The cost of living is slightly above average in Virginia, but the economy is strong and there is plenty of support for new businesses.

So, why not get started on the path towards your new career today and find a school to start your studies.

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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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