If you want to become a certified massage therapist, take advantage of the education provided by the New Age Spa Institute. Our massage school serves all of Illinois and can help you successfully begin work as a professional massage therapist in as few as 10 months.

When you sign up for classes with the New Age Spa Institute, you can expect to be taught by active top massage therapy practitioners. We maintain small class sizes of 10 students or less to give you the personalized instruction you need. Whether you attend our massage school in-person at our location near Chicago, IL, or opt to take classes online from anywhere in the state of Illinois, you’ll receive a quality clinical massage education.

Our program exceeds the licensing standards set by the National Certification Board, so you can take confidence that your certification will meet the standards of most state and local governments.

The program takes 635 hours to complete and gives each student access to a wealth of knowledge carefully tailored to allow you to achieve success as a massage therapist quickly. Our goal is to provide you with a comprehensive, high-quality education at a reasonable price so that you can develop the skills and expertise you need.

Institutional Disclosures for FY21


Part Time: Sunday, Monday, Thursday01/21/2024Sunday:9:00am-4:00pm
Monday/Thursday: 6:00pm-10:00pm


Whether you want to operate your own spa or serve as a sports medicine specialist, you’ll be able to receive the education and hands-on experience you need at the New Age Spa Institute. Our massage school offers classes for general massage therapy alongside training for specific career tracks.

Our wide-ranging curriculum covers everything our students need to know to begin their careers as massage therapists, from the history of massage as a field to specific massage techniques to business practices. You’ll be able to learn both the theory and the practical application of massage while gaining valuable work experience in your chosen field. Our classes include the following topics:

  • History of Massage Therapy
  • Anatomy, Physiology, Kinesiology, and Pathology
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hydrotherapy Massage
  • The Benefits of Massage Therapy
  • Lymphatic Drainage Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Positional Release Techniques
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Massage for Stress Management
  • Corporate Massage – Seated Massage
  • Professional Full Body Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Developing a Professional Practice
  • Aromatherapy
  • Sports and Athletics Massage
  • SOAP Notes and Treatment Procedures
  • Energy Techniques
  • State Exam Preparation
  • The Future of Massage

Career Tracks

  • Massage Therapist for Spas and Holistic Centers
  • Massage Therapist for Doctors or Chiropractors Offices
  • Massage Therapist at Rehabilitation Centers
  • Massage Therapist at Health Clubs or Fitness Facilities
  • Massage Therapist for Sports Teams or Sports Medicine Clinics
  • Massage Therapist in Nursing Homes or Hospitals
  • Business Owner

Total Cost: $ 13, 900.00 (including tuition, registration fee, books, and portable massage table)


Registration Fee (Due with application)

Tuition                          $12,900.00

Registration Fee          $100.00

Student kit:   $900.00

  • Books
  • Materials
  • Supplies
  • Product
  • Portable massage table


School Accreditation/Certification 

The New Age Spa Institute is approved by the “Division of Private Business and Vocational Schools of the Illinois Board of Higher Education”, which is the requirement for taking the National Certification Exam or the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exams.

Complaints against this school may be registered with The Illinois Board Of Higher Education by contacting the IBHE (information below) or by visiting

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333

Springfield, IL 62701

Phone: (217) 782-2551

The New Age Spa Institute is not accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body.



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