Massage Therapy Program

As a graduate of this program you’ll be fully prepared to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Examination (MBLEx), necessary for State Certification through the California Massage Therapy Certification Board

Hands-On Therapeutic Massage Training

Next Start Date: Sep 26th

If you’re an intuitive, compassionate person who enjoys helping others and you’re interested in holistic healing and the power of touch, you owe it to yourself to consider a rewarding future in massage therapy.

Become A Qualified Massage Therapy Professional

The Massage Therapy Program from IPSB College provides the hands-on training, practical experience and profound personal development that it takes to not only become a trusted Massage Therapist, but also a richer, more fulfilled individual, personally, professionally and spiritually.

The IPSB method is a true holistic approach that incorporates and invigorates the mind, body and spirit. This is more than career education. As an IPSB student you’ll explore massage and yourself as an individual and healer.

Areas of study include:

    • Hydrotherapy & Self Care
    • Circulatory Massage Applications
    • Deep Tissue Sculpting
    • Somatic Assimilation
    • Asian Healing Arts
    • Research Methods
    • Sensory Repatterning
    • Anatomy for Body Therapists
    • Client Centered Communication
    • Psychology/Pathology
    • Somatic Psychology
    • Craniosacral Therapy
    • Neuromuscular Therapy
    • Principles of Structural Integration
    • Adapting Massage for Special Populations

PLUS – you’ll receive practical guidance and personal instruction on how to create your own practice. You’ll feel confident and fully prepared to begin your career as a professional massage therapist after learning how to truly connect to yourself and others.

Get Certified!

As a graduate of this program you’ll be fully prepared to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensure Examination (MBLEx), necessary for State Certification through the California Massage Therapy Certification Board. This certification is necessary in order to become a Certified Massage Therapist in the state of California. You’ll also be eligible for the Board Certification Exam administered by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork (NCBTMB). With the addition of 250 hours of professional practice, you can earn your Board Certification in Massage Therapy and Bodywork (BCTMB) or Board Certification in Massage Therapy (BCTM).

IPSB has a 100% Exam Pass Rate. That’s close to 30% HIGHER than the State and National Pass Rate.

For the reporting period July 1, 2014 to January 1, 2015, the College pass rate for the National Certification Exam by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork was as follows:

Pass Rate
Pass Rate
Pass Rate
National Certification Examination for
Therapeutic Massage
100% 68.18% 71.06%
National Certification Examination for
Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
100% 61.47% 70.90%

Are You Career Training Ready? Find Out! Take the IPSB “Massage School Readiness Quiz”

The fun, online quiz takes 3-minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get Your Massage School Readiness score now.

Convenient Schedules to Fit Your Life

We understand the busy lives our students lead, and how important it is to have balance. Many students are working, taking care of family and/or juggling other commitments while going to school. We provide a variety of flexible program plans. Choose the schedule that works best for you.

As of November 1, 2015, you have two options for pursuing your massage therapy education. Our Full Time Day schedule provides a full 750+ hours of education over twelve months. In about a year, you can be ready to embark on your career! The Night schedule takes 15-18 months and is intended for those who prefer a slower pace or who need part time hours. Details are available through our Admissions Guides at 877-238-1813.

Mind/Body/Spirit & The IPSB Difference

The integration of the physical, emotional, and intellectual aspects of being is a primary focus throughout all the classes at IPSB. In accordance with this ideal of balancing the three centers, courses are designed to deliver information for all three main learning styles: visual, auditory and kinesthetic.

We hold fast to a core philosophy of fostering dynamic growth and critical thinking in an open, experimental, and interdisciplinary environment. As an IPSB student, you’ll have the opportunity to not only train for a new career but to gain skills to build a happier, more fulfilled future.

Our dedication to fostering psychological sensitivity, personal development, community and healthy introspection, in addition to practical career education is why IPSB graduates consistently describe their experience as transformative.

happy-two“This school has given me a secure space to heal and provided me with the confidence I needed to create a safe, warm environment for my clients to do the same. In just the first two years of my practice, I have been able to use the skills IPSB has provided and encourage healing in my clients. Many disheartened souls have come to me injured, unconfident and lacking faith in ever feeling relief and I have been honored to walk side-by-side with them as they blossom with new awareness, freedom from pain, re-establish confidence in themselves and regain the opportunity to revel in a multitude of their passions.”
– Lindsay, Massage Therapy Graduate

Get the Support You Need to Launch a Successful Career

Massage training isn’t about getting a diploma to hang on the wall – it’s about developing the future you desire. IPSB is dedicated to supporting you throughout your career. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques and job searches. We also offer Continuing Education (CE) courses for practicing therapists.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Is Transformative Massage Therapy Training  Right for You?
Get More Information…

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy and exploring whether IPSB is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful IPSB Admissions Guide would be happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 877-238-1813.

For more information about our Massage Therapy Program rates, the median debt of students who completed the program, and other important information, please click here.

Specific class dates and hours for the Massage Therapy Program are listed in each Quarterly Schedule as well as on our Course Schedules page.