Program Overview

The Wellness School’s Clinical Massage Therapy Program leads to a diploma certifying completion of 750 hours Clinical Massage Therapy Theory and Techniques.  Currently, only Full-Time enrollment is available.

Our program consists of three 12-week terms, equaling 36 weeks of course work and a total duration of approximately 9 months.  Students attend approximately twenty-four (24) hours of classroom instruction per week (9:00 am – 6:00 pm, Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday) with additional days or evenings depending on scheduling requirements or accommodating student needs.  In addition to classroom instruction, students fulfill hands-on integration coursework, detailed further in the catalog, and meet outside classroom as required.  The Wellness School program delivery is residential.

The Wellness School’s Clinical Massage Program provides results-oriented massage training that goes beyond core therapy principles into effective, thorough bodywork practices and techniques that can be used in a wide range of applications and facilities. Our students learn advanced therapeutic massage skills with a deep understanding of human anatomy and function, while learning key self-care methods that build sustainable, long-term habits that ensure longevity and vitality in body, mind, and spirit throughout their careers.

Importantly, the students in our program rigorously explore the “why” of techniques, connecting the external methodologies with the deeper reasons and purposes of those modalities.

Our Clinical Massage Program focuses on developing students into experts with ample applied experience to prepare them to be exceptional practitioners on Day-1 of their careers.

At the successful completion of this 750-hour program, you will be awarded the following Credentials:

  • Diploma in Clinical Massage Therapy (Requirements for MBLEx and WI Jurisprudence exams) – and when those exams are passed, a Wisconsin license as a Licensed Massage Therapist.
  • Certificate in Adult First Aid/CPR/AED from the American Red Cross (valid for 2 years)
  • Certification as Qigong Community Leader

You may also have additional opportunities for optional training that, if/when offered, could include:

  • Certifications in various Clinical Massage Therapy protocols
  • Wellness enrichment courses offered at The Wellness Spa – keep an eye out for these classes at
  • Advanced trainings for massage therapy and other health and wellness professions

The Wellness School’s Clinical Massage Therapy Program prepares students to be exceptional professional practitioners and leaders in the Massage Therapy industry.

The program focuses on an intense understanding and rigorous applied experience of Deep Tissue Massage, Trigger Point Therapy, Myofascial Release and Anatomy and Physiology.  Also included in the program is a complementary study of Traditional Chinese Medicine that provides an overview of additional modalities and Eastern philosophies.

The Wellness School’s program totals 750 hours, exceeding the 600-hour standard licensing requirement set by the state of Wisconsin that students need to sit for the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB).  Passing the MBLEx is required for licensure in Wisconsin.  It is also a requirement for all states requiring a state licensing exam to become licensed in Massage Therapy and Bodywork Therapy.