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Indiana Therapeutic Massage School

Our 625-Hour Massage Program
Our next semester will start:
April 2024

An Overview of Our Program

The ITMS curriculum is a result of over twenty years of development. Our objective is to produce first-rate therapists with a well-rounded knowledge of massage therapy, its scope of practice, business-related skills and ethical considerations. We offer a wide range of educational offerings with a flexible schedule.

To talk to someone about enrollment, call or text (463) 224-3527

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Tuition & Payment Plans
Total Tuition: $9,917

$303.00 / month
$446.00 / month
$868.00 / month

Three Class Track Options
Flexible Hours for Your Busy Life

Our program takes 52 weeks to complete. All hours are completed during the scheduled class times. There is no additional online work that needs to be completed outside the classroom.

Day Class

Monday, Tuesday and Thursday 9:00 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Evening Class

Monday, Wednesday and Thursday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Weekend Class

Friday 6:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. and Saturday  8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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Our 625-hour Curriculum

  • Massage Strokes / Hands On Practice:

    Study and practice of the Swedish Massage strokes utilized in massage practice, and the assembly of the various strokes into a complete session.

  • Muscle Anatomy / Kinesiology:

    The study of the names, locations, insertions and origins of the muscular system as well as the study of the movement and/or actions of the muscles. Further, the diagnosis of client issues and complaints regarding the muscular system.

  • Physiology

    Study of the various systems of the body and how they operate normally with particular focus on relation to massage therapy.

  • Pathology

    Study of the various systems of the body and how their most common illnesses and conditions with particular focus on relation to massage therapy including contraindications and indications.

  • Business

    A detailed look into the business practices of massage therapy including job interviewing, promotion and advertising, resume writing and target marketing.

  • Pharmacology

    The study of common drug interactions related to massage performance, indications and contraindications.

  • Traditional Chinese Medicine:

    A basic introduction of Qi, Meridians, Yin and Yang theory, Qigong, Tai Chi, Cupping Therapy, Gua Sha, and the Five Elements.

  • Massage Modalities

    An introduction to a wide variety of massage modalities listed below.

  • Massage Exchanges

    Student massage exchanges focusing on various aspects of the massage session (client intake, client preferences, time issues, massage pressure, lubricant use).

  • Clinicals/Practicals

    Massages performed on the general public providing students with various opportunities to work on individuals of various body types, ages, genders, conditions and client preferences in a supervised clinic/spa environment. Practicals are performed on faculty members who provide written evaluations once at midterm and once at end of course.

  • On-Site Massage Events:

    Each year, ITMS participates in The Mini Marathon on the first Saturday of May. Our students perform sports massage on the runners/walkers and receive school credit hours, as well as clinics.

  • Midterm/Final Examinations:

    Examinations which test the proficiency of students in the various subject areas of massage as listed above. These examinations take place at the halfway point of the course (midterm) and at the end of the course (final).

The following is a list of some of the modalities that you may be introduced to during your education here at ITMS.

  • Active Isolated Stretching (AIS)
  • Aromatherapy
  • Ayurveda
  • Body Wraps
  • Chair Massage
  • Cranial-Sacral
  • Cupping Therapy
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Egoscue
  • Geriatric Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Indian Head Massage
  • Lomi Lomi
  • Lymphatic Drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Reflexology
  • Reiki
  • Salt Glows
  • Shiatsu
  • Sound Therapy
  • Sports Massage
  • Thai Massage
  • Therapeutic Massage
  • Trager
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Tui Na
  • Warm Bamboo Massage
Admission Requirements

  • Call: (463) 224-3527 to schedule an interview and facility tour with an admissions representative.
  • One letter of recommendation from a non-relative.
  • A personal essay describing your interest in massage.
  • Completed and signed Student Application/Agreement Form.
  • Signed agreement to respect and adhere to the rules and regulations of the school.
  • Signed agreement to participate in the exchange of in-class and clinic massages.
  • Submission of one copy of driver's license or state identification card.  Other forms of identification require approval of the Executive Director.
  • Submission of a copy of one of the following: high school diploma, high school transcript, General Education Diploma (GED), college diploma or college transcript.
  • Application Fee of $100.00

This institution is regulated by:

Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Office for Career and Technical Schools

10 N. Senate Avenue, Suite SE 308

Indianapolis, In 46204

(317) 234-8338 or (317) 232-1732