Licensed Massage Therapist

Licensed Massage Therapy

Offered by: Mountain Gateway Community College
Type: Certificates
Format: Hybrid
When Online classes August 1, 2022 - Dec 21, 2022 Mon-Thu 5:30pm - 9:00pm; In-person bodywork Jan 9, 2023 - May 10, 2023 Mon-Thu 5:30pm - 9:00pm.
Average Time to Complete 9 months

About the Program

Licensed Massage Therapists (LMTs) aid in the general wellness of clients by manipulating the muscles and other soft tissues of the body to relieve pain, help heal injuries, improve circulation, relieve stress, and increase relaxation. This course provides the essential training and skills students need to enter the field of massage therapy. Students who complete training and achieve a passing score on the MBLEx will be prepared with the foundational knowledge needed to embark on a career in modern clinical massage.

Career Paths

  • Spa therapist
  • Wellness center therapist
  • Swedish massage
  • Deep-tissue massage
  • Sports/fitness massage

Courses & Requirements

Upon completion, the student will be able to:

  • Demonstrate knowledge of anatomy & physiology related to body mechanics and massage therapy.
  • Understand indications, contraindications, tissue injury, and repair.
  • Explain and employ ethical and professional standards.
  • Practice effective infection control, safety, and hygiene.
  • Accurately interview, assess, and document-related client medical information.
  • Administer safe, effective therapeutic massage treatment.

Successful completion of this course will prepare the student for the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). A passing score will confer Virginia Board of Nursing Licensure as a Licensed Massage Therapist.

Cost & Financial Aid


FastForward covers 2/3 or more of your tuition for qualified Virginia residents.

Student Support

We know the path to higher education can be daunting, which is why we’re here to help.

As a student of the Roanoke Higher Education Center, you will have access to:

  • Library collections and services
  • Computer lab with printer/copier
  • Student lounge with high-speed wireless Internet
  • Cafe serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner
  • Free parking with a student parking pass

MGCC students can take full advantage of

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