If you want to work as a massage therapist in West Virginia you will need to fulfill the education and examination requirements at one of the approved massage therapy schools in West Virginia.
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.
In this article, I will explain everything you need to know about the fees, application process, requirements, and more to obtain a massage therapy license in the state of West Virginia.
Massage Therapy Schools in West Virginia
Below is a list of some of the top massage therapy schools in West Virginia. 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 Charleston, Huntington, Morgantown, Parkersburg, Wheeling, Weirton, and more.
Mountain State School Of Massage
Charleston, WV, USA
Website – http://www.mtnstmassage.com/
Clarksburg Beauty Academy & School of Massage Therapy
Clarksburg, WV, USA
Website – http://clarksburgbeautyacademy.com/
Art & Science Institute of Cosmetology and Massage
Fairmont, WV, USA
Website – http://asicbeautyschool.net/
Morgantown Beauty College
Morgantown, WV, USA
Website – http://www.morgantownbeautycollege.edu/
Cedar Stone School Of Massage
Harrisonburg, VA, USA
Virginia School of Massage
Charlottesville, VA, USA
Website – http://www.vasom.com/
AMBI Massage School
Vienna, VA, USA
Website – http://www.ambimassageschool.com/
Central Maryland School of Massage
Frederick, MD, USA
Website – http://www.teachingmassage.com/
Northern Virginia School of Therapeutic Massage
Falls Church, VA, USA
Website – http://nvschoolofmassage.com/
New River Community and Technical College (Nicholas County Campus)
Summersville, WV, USA
Website – http://www.newriver.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 West Virginia
There are some education and examination requirements you must complete to obtain a license to practice massage therapy in the state of West Virginia.
You will need to complete at least 500 hours of education at an approved school. These hours will cover the following topics:
- 200 hours – Hands-on massage therapy techniques
- 150 hours – Various topics
- 100 hours – Anatomy and physiology
- 20 hours – Client relationships
- 15 hours – Laws and practice
- 15 hours – Business practice
- You will also need to pass one of the national massage therapy exams. Such as the MBLEx, NCETM, or the NCETMB.
The licensing process is governed by the West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board. It’s always a good idea to check with them for the most up-to-date requirements, alternatively, the school of your choice will be able to advise you.
West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board Contact Details
For applications, forms, fees, and all the other up-to-date information regarding licenses check the West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board website, or contact them directly at the details below:
West Virginia Massage Therapy Licensure Board
Charleston, WV, USA
Website – http://www.wvmassage.org/index.html
Why Choose West Virginia for Massage Therapy Schooling?
West Virginia is one of the states with the most natural beauty. There are some stunning landscapes and retreats, as well as modern, busy cities if that’s more your thing.
It’s a great choice for obtaining a massage therapy license and either starting a business or working as an employee.
There are lots of opportunities for qualified therapists in the state. The requirements are not difficult, any of the approved schools will take you through the coursework at a pace that’s convenient for you.
So, if you’re considering a new career as a massage therapist in West Virginia take the first step and contact a school in your area.
I’m a MA, (CMT) Certified Massage Therapist, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMT), and Reiki Master — I’m a licensed massage therapist with over 10 years of experience in the industry.