Massage Therapy training program

The Massage Therapy training program at Dorsey Schools is designed to provide students with a foundation in anatomy, physiology, and pathophysiology which form the basis for training in specific massage techniques. The program provides students with the opportunity to prepare for entry level positions in the massage therapy industry, once licensed. Successful completion of this program meets the approved curriculum requirement needed to apply for Massage Therapy licensure in Michigan.  Dorsey Schools has determined that its Massage Therapy program curriculum is sufficient to fulfill educational requirements for licensure in the State of Michigan only. No educational determinations have been made for any other state, district or US territory in regards to licensure requirements.

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The Massage Therapy program at Dorsey Schools is offered at the following location:
Madison Heights
Dorsey Schools - Madison Heights, MI, Campus (Main Campus)

Massage Therapy training program – Michigan career schools

Massage Therapists perform a variety of duties including (but not limited to) conferring with clients to discuss medical history and problems with stress and pain to determine the type of massage that may be most helpful, maintain treatment records, develop and propose treatment plans, massage and knead muscles and soft tissues of the body to provide treatment, provide clients with guidance and information on techniques for postural improvement, stretching, strengthening, relaxation, and rehabilitative services, use complementary aids when necessary, and consult with other healthcare professionals in the development of treatment plans for clients. Massage therapists specialize in relieving tight muscles, reducing stress, healing sports injuries, and increasing the overall health of their patients. They accomplish this through making accurate patient assessments and targeted applications of specific massage modalities.

Training in this program includes:

  • Students have the opportunity to learn hands-on techniques, including Swedish massage, deep tissue, neuromuscular therapy, sports massage, and supervised clinical practice.
  • Once licensed, our graduates may pursue a variety of jobs, including private practice, athletic team massage therapist, a massage therapist in a hospital, on-site massage therapist, massage therapist in a spa or salon, assistant to physical therapists or chiropractors, or serving as a massage therapist on cruise ships.
  • The curriculum is also geared to prepare students to challenge the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx).
  • Students will have the opportunity to practice massage modalities learned throughout the program on members of the public in a simulated work environment. During supervised clinic practice and as part of their training, students will provide massage services to customers who may be charged for the services rendered by students.

Dorsey Schools will pay the cost one time for graduates of this program to challenge a certification exam as selected by Dorsey Schools, contingent upon the graduate meeting Dorsey Schools exam preparation requirements.

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Additional Information

For your reference, we’ve included the links below of several very helpful websites where you can learn more about Massage Therapists, info pertaining to Jobs as a Massage Therapist, the work Massage Therapists do, etc.:

a Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at (visited December 13, 2019).

b Michigan DTMB, Bureau of Labor Market Information and Strategic Initiatives, Long-Term Occupational Employment Projections (2016-2026) Michigan Statewide, Massage Therapists (SOC Code:  31-9011), (visited July 14, 2018).