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6.5 Month Massage Therapy Program in Greenville, South Carolina

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Day Classes

Begin: February, 2024

Day (Tentative): Mon – Friday 9a.m – 2:30 pm. with evening and weekend clinical. Day Class is a 6.5 month program. (Calendar aligns closely with GCSD calendar an schedules for most major holidays and breaks.)

Evening Classes

Begin: February, 2024

Evening (tentative): Evening Monday-Friday 6-9pm with clinical option on weekend day.  Evening part time classes take approximately 11 months to complete.

Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Massage Therapy is a rewarding and growing field. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects the Massage Therapy industry to grow by 20% nationally from 2021 to 2031**. With demand growing as the population ages, now is a great time to enter the industry. Whether you prefer to work with your hands, want flexible hours, or are looking for a good self-employment opportunity, Massage Therapy provides a variety of hands-on work opportunities in a growing number of settings.

Feel confident entering your practice and deliver more value to your clients. Improve their health and relieve pain through the portable, hands-on skills of Massage Therapy.

Urban River Massage Institute's curriculum meets the licensure requirements in the state of South Carolina. It provides students 650 hours of in-person massage therapy education, including 100 hours of clinicals with a minimum of 75 hours of manual massage therapy with public clientele performing both 50- and 80-minute massages, 250 hours of anatomy, physiology and kinesiology, 200 hours of massage theory and practice, 85 hours of ethics and business, 15 hours of state law.

The best way to see if Urban River Massage Institute is the right fit for you is to contact an admissions representative. Get more information on our programs, class schedules, and financial aid options so that you can make an informed decision about your future.

Get the Skills to Build a Successful Massage Career
At the Urban River Massage Institute, we train skilled Massage Therapists with a comprehensive program that exceeds both state and national standards for Massage Therapist training.

We understand traditional school settings are not for everyone. That’s why we’re different: master your techniques with hands-on training, practical experience, and industry support through active learning. The Massage Therapy program carefully balances developing technical skills with cultivating your natural talents. With two timetables (Day & Evening/Weekend) to choose from, you get to learn at a pace that best suits your life.

You’ll get great value when you train at Urban River Massage Institute. With 650 hours* of massage training, our massage therapy program prepares you over and above licensing requirements. You’ll feel confident entering the massage industry after you gain so much focused, hands-on instruction.

All of our classes focus on learning-by-doing and are led by experienced massage professionals. You get the personalized attention you need to improve quickly and gain the real-world skills that clients and employers expect.

Here are just some of the areas you’ll be familiar with after finishing our program:

  • Anatomy

  • Physiology

  • Kinesiology

  • Pathology

  • Massage Theory & Technique

  • The Business of Massage

  • Basic CPR/First Aid Training

  • and more!

Hands-on, practical learning extends beyond the classroom at Urban River Massage Institute That’s why while you train with us, you will practice what you’ve learned in our Student Clinic. By practicing on real clients, you will gain work experience and confidence in your skills, and will feel ready to get out there in the exciting world of massage.

While at Urban River Massage Institute, you will also create your own marketing and business plan; this will give you a competitive edge, as employers appreciate working with people who understand the business side of massage therapy, even if you don’t plan on starting your own practice.

As a graduate, you will have the skills to help others and the knowledge needed to turn your massage talents into a viable, lasting profession.

And the best part? You could be pursuing your license in as little as 30 weeks*!

Join our growing industry, and discover the rewarding, flexible career you’ve always wanted.


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