What Does Massage Therapy Training Involve?

Here’s what you need to complete the massage therapy training at Branford Hall

Do you love the idea of working as a massage therapist? Many people in this profession find their work rewarding because they get to help people and build meaningful connections. Many clients seek massage for relief from life’s stress, and this can be a healing and positive influence.

There are many different job options to choose from if you’re equipped with the right training. Perhaps you envision working in the serene environment of a spa, being a sports massage therapist in a fitness club, or working in a medical office, nursing home, or hospital. Whatever your career ambition—or even if you’re not sure just yet—you’ll want to choose a accredited massage therapy school that covers the basic skills, techniques, safety precautions, opportunities for practical work experience, and any specialty training in your area of interest.

If you are considering massage school, read on to find out more about the massage therapy training program at Branford Hall Career Institute. We’ll provide you with the foundation to begin work in a career you love! Here’s an overview of what Branford Hall’s massage therapy training program involves:

Step 1: Requirements for applying

To train as a massage therapist, you’ll need to have a high school diploma. It’s helpful if you’ve also obtained some additional education in anatomy, physiology, and business studies, but this is not required.

Step 2: Course Requirements

Once you’re in the program, you’ll dive into topics such as: anatomy and physiology, the art of massage therapy, and massage therapy job essentials. The program provides you with a solid foundation in both classical massage techniques and advanced therapeutic procedures. You’ll also be exposed to some of the business fundamentals and record keeping practices.

Step 3: Do an internship

Our massage therapy program requires students to complete an internship. This is a huge benefit to the program, since you’ll get the opportunity to put into practice the theory you’ve learned during supervised clinical massage therapy and client assessment classes.

Step 4: Find a job

At Branford Hall, you’ll get support from career placement services to help you create your resume and tailor your job search to the kind of position you’re seeking. You’ve already completed an internship and perhaps have begun to make valuable professional connections with people in the field. We care about doing our best to prepare students practically for the challenges of their first job, and we’re committed to working with you as you begin your new career and supporting you every step of the way!

Has this article made you curious? Find out more Benefits of going to massage school. You could be ready in less than one year to start your new profession! It’s wise to chose a school that’s located near where you’d ultimately want to work. The Branford Hall Career Institute offers massage therapy training programs at our campuses in Branford, CT; Southington, CT; Springfield, MA; and Parsippany, NJ. Join us!


This article is part of the Branford Hall weekly blog. We offer an array of professional training programs at ten campuses in Connecticut, Massachusetts, New York, and New Jersey. Reach out to us for more information today!