Massage Therapy

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650 hr. Massage Therapy Program

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Our massage program philosophy believes that true effectiveness and profitability for a massage therapist begin with self-discovery, personal growth and recognizing the power of touch between therapist and client. Understanding this power from within can produce the most effective, profitable and well-rounded therapists. It is also what sets USTA apart from other massage therapy schools.


The Massage Therapy Program at USTA is divided into three core areas: mind, body and spirit. At our accredited massage school in Downers Grove, you’ll learn various techniques including:

  • Swedish massage
  • Sports massage
  • Deep tissue massage
  • Hot stone massage
  • Reflexology
  • Aromatherapy

Benefits of Massage Therapy

A massage stimulates blood and lymph flow, reduces muscular tension and enhances tissue healing. Clients use massage therapy for a variety of health- and wellness-related purposes, including to reduce stress, relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, increase relaxation, address anxiety and aid general well-being. It also can help clients cope with the stress of ailments such as cancer, heart disease, stomach problems, fibromyalgia and more.

Additional Benefits Include:

    • Finish in as little as 4.5 months
    • Energy Work
    • Aromatherapy
    • Basic Skin Care Training
    • Illinois Licensing Fee
    • Free Massage Table
    • Business Entrepreneurship Courses
    • Career Planning & Client Retention
    • No Prerequisites Required

    View our entire massage therapy curriculum.

    NOTE: The State of Illinois requires a minimum of 600 hours of training to become a licensed massage therapist. USTA chooses to add 50 hours to this minimum State requirement to provide students with additional tools that we feel are needed prior to graduation. Within USTA’s 650 hour nationally accredited massage therapy curriculum, we take students through human body systems with a balanced focus on muscular structure and function, multiple massage modalities as well as career planning, client retention and preparation to sit and pass the MBLEx Exam.