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Clinical Massage Therapist School in Illinois

Clinical Massage Therapy Program

Become a Massage Therapist

Clinical Massage Therapy Program

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.

635 Hours
May be completed in 10 months
Upon graduation, you will receive a respected and widely recognized diploma plus certificates.
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Highest level of teaching and 100% passing rate on State Board
Part Time: Sunday, Monday, Thursday 08/04/2024 Sunday:9:00am-4:00pm Monday/Thursday: 6:00pm-10:00pm
Clinical Massage Therapy School

Why Choose NASI As Your Massage School?

Memberships Included with Your Clinical Massage Therapy Diploma

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.

American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA)
National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork

We adhere to professional products in our demonstrations, instructions, and practice.

New Age Spa Institute

Why join NASI?

Start Your Career Fast
Start Your Career as Massage Therapist in just 10 Months with Our Intense Training Program. Gain the Skills & Knowledge Needed to Succeed in the Wellness Industry.


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Graduates are equipped with the skills necessary to pass MBLEx licensing exam and pursue successful careers as a massage therapist.

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Clinical Massage Therapy Program Benefits

Weekend and Evening classes available
Finish in as fast as 10 months
You will learn Eastern & Western, and Holistic & Clinical approaches
Business, Marketing, and Ethics classes included
Perfect your skills while still in school through guidance of skilled instructors while practicing hands-on with clients
Receive textbooks, massage table, and a valuable student kit are included in tuition price
Learn from expert guest speakers who are authorities in their field of study including business owners, doctors, and pioneers of holistic and clinical advancements
How Do I Become A Massage Therapist?

All you need to know about the Massage program.

Here, you will find all the information you need to know about this exciting and rewarding career path. We have put together three comprehensive articles that will give you a thorough understanding of the massage therapist program and what it entails. Whether you are considering enrolling in the program or simply want to learn more about what massage therapists do, these articles will provide you with valuable insights and information. So, sit back, relax, and start exploring all that the esthetician program has to offer!

How is NASI different?


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
  • 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

Experienced Teachers

Our experienced instructors, innovative training methods, and proven track record of success set us apart. With thousands of satisfied graduates, we are confident in our ability to provide you with the highest quality of training available. Whether you're just starting your career or looking to enhance your skills and knowledge, we have what it takes to help you achieve your goals and compete with the best in the industry.

Optimal Choice

Our Clinical Massage Therapy Program is truly unparalleled. With a strong focus on hands-on training, industry-leading curriculum, and the distinction of being the only internationally accredited school in the state of Illinois, our program sets the standard for esthetics education. Our graduates are highly sought after for their expertise and professionalism, and are equipped with the skills to succeed in a competitive industry.

Part Time Program

Our comprehensive Massage Therapy program is designed to give students the comprehensive education they need to excel in the field. With a total of 635 hours of training, our part -time program can be completed in as little as 10 months . This flexible approach allows students to balance their education with other responsibilities and still achieve their career goals.

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Clinical Massage Therapy School - Des Plaines, IL

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.

Certified Massage School
Accredited Massage School


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

Illinois Board of Higher Education

1 N Old State Capitol Plaza, Suite 333
Springfield, IL 62701
Phone: (217) 782-2551

Consumer Info

New Age Spa Institute chooses not to participate in Title IV federal financial aid programs and to become nationally accredited by a US Department of Education recognized accrediting body . Our massage therapy program is approved by Illinois Board of Higher Education, Licensed by IDFPR, massage students are eligible to take MBLEX, a nationally recognized exam for massage therapy licensure.

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 Yes, massage therapists can offer a variety of body treatment services to complement traditional massage techniques. Body treatment services may include scrubs (salt, sugar, coffee grounds), mud clay therapy, wraps, and dry brushing. These services not only enhance relaxation and well-being but also offer specific health benefits, such as improved skin texture, detoxification, and improved circulation.

Yes, criminal background checks are mandatory for massage therapists to ensure public safety and trust, as their work involves close physical contact in private settings. These checks uphold the high ethical and professional standards expected in the healthcare industry. Compliance with regulatory requirements is essential.

635 hours. Part time schedules complete in 10 months. Full time schedules complete in 5 months. 

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