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Want To Be A Massage Therapist?

Posted on: April 6th, 2018

Receiving a high quality massage therapy education is not only beneficial for a brand new massage therapist, but also the clientele. With two massage clinics and eleven private treatment stations, USTA is Chicagoland’s leading choice for massage therapy training.

Our 650 hour State licensed massage therapy school curriculum will take students through human body systems with a balanced focus on muscular structure and function, anatomy, Massage Therapy School Chicago multiple massage modalities as well as career planning, client retention and preparation to sit and pass the MBLEx Exam. At USTA, our 9 month day or 11 month evening massage therapy programs offer a balanced study of anatomy, physiology, pathology, kinesiology, Eastern energies, Western techniques and professional development. Curriculum includes trigger point therapy, neuromuscular techniques, polarity therapy, swedish massage techniques, and pregnancy massage.

What is included in our massage therapy program.

  • Tuition includes the initial massage therapy licensing fee for Illinois
  • Free massage table
  • Self marketing and business education
  • Aromatherapy education
  • Internships available
  • Financial Aid
  • Instructors with knowledge of classic and contemporary techniques
  • Day and evening classes available
  • Fitness, Yoga and Meditation rooms

Classes included in our massage therapy curriculum


  • Anatomy
  • Contraindications
  • CPR Certification
  • Client Documentation
  • Massage Ethics
  • Kinesiology
  • Medical Terminology
  • Pathology
  • Physiology
  • Nutrition & Juicing
  • And more!


  • Aryurvedia
  • Body Mechanics
  • Chair Massage
  • Clinical Massage
  • Cupping
  • Deep Tissue
  • Hot Stone
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Elderly Massage
  • Disability Massage
  • Pregnancy & Prenatal
  • Reflexology
  • Spa Body Treatments
  • Swedish Massage
  • Sports Massage


  • Aromatherapy
  • Craniosacral Therapy
  • Meditation 4. Polarity Therapy
  • Reiki
  • Yoga

Choose between our 9 month day schedule or our 11 month evening schedule. Are you ready to start a career in massage therapy? Join the growing network of professional therapists and technicians who all started their education at Universal Spa Training Academy. Contact us by calling 630-968-6800 or apply online on our website here. We look forward to working with you!

4 Morning Fitness Tips You Don’t Want To Miss

Posted on: April 1st, 2018

Strive to live have an overall healthier, more productive day? Make sure your mornings get off to a great start! How you spend the first few hours after waking up can determine how you spend the rest of the day. There are many benefits to starting your day with exercise that other times of day just can’t provide. Below are 4 morning fitness tips you don’t want to miss.

4 Morning Fitness Tips

  1. Drink 8 oz of water upon waking up. As soon as we wake up our bodies can be dehydrated overnight. Replenish what was lost and kickstart your digestive system. Spice it up by adding a little lemon to your water.
  2. Eat a healthy breakfast. What you put in your body to start the day can make all the difference in the choices throughout the day.
  3. Stretch. Keep your muscles flexible to prevent injury.
  4. Do at least 20 minutes of activity. Whether you are comfortable with a work out from home, outside for a run or to the gym, get active first thing in the morning!

Benefits Of Exercising In The Morning

  1. Great source of energy. If you feel like a zombie in the morning, exercise can help to create the energy used to tackle the rest of your day.
  2. Helps to kickstart your metabolism. Excess Post-Exercise Oxygen Consumptions (EPOC) is used in the fitness industry.  It means that your body burns more calories after your workout, even when you’re sitting at a desk or driving in your car.
  3. Improved physical and mental clarity. Exercise and fitness are known to help with not only the physical aspect but also the mental.
  4. Promotes better sleep. No doubt your body will be in need of rest at the end of the day. Say goodbye to sleepless nights or having a hard time falling asleep.

At USTA, we promote not only a healthy body but a healthy mind as well. Our massage therapy and aesthetic programs incorporate just that!