Massage Schools in Illinois, IL Massage Therapy Schools

Massage Schools in Illinois

There are many different massage schools in Illinois that are great options for anyone looking to continue their education pursuing their massage therapist licenses. The Prairie State offers many schools that are equipped to meet the needs of different types of learners. The art and science of massage is typically taught through in-class lecture, textbook learning and hands-on application in a student clinic setting. Students can enjoy studying at an Illinois massage school in an urban setting such as Chicago or Peoria, or take their studies to a calmer region in one of the many smaller cities and towns in Illinois.

Get Massage Therapy Training in IL

For those interested in continuing their education to become a licensed massage therapist, Illinois massage therapy schools offer a wide variety of options. Students can study in an urban area such as Chicago or in smaller cities and towns throughout the state. Massage therapy requires both academic and technical knowledge, clinical skills, sensitivity and the ability to work well with the hands. Massage therapy students need to have a strong desire to help others as well as the determination and commitment to develop the skills to become a licensed massage therapist. The use of techniques such as massage therapy allows the body to use its own resources to heal from injury and stress.

Earn Your Illinois Massage License

To become a licensed massage therapist in Illinois requires completion of a 500-hour massage therapy school. This requirement will increase to 600 required hours effective January 1, 2014. Candidates then must pass either the NCBTMB or MBLEx national exams offered through national certification boards. Licenses are good for 2 years in Illinois, and massage therapists must complete 24 hours continuing education during that time to keep their license. Massage therapy schools will teach students the basics of bodywork including physiology and anatomy, common massage techniques, ethics and business practices. Students will practice their massage skills during supervised time in student massage therapy clinics. Some Illinois massage therapy schools offer students opportunities to participate in community outreach events like wellness fairs, schools, colleges, senior citizen's homes, women's groups, cancer survivor groups and media sponsored events. Students may choose to take additional coursework to be certified in specialty massage such as sports massage techniques. Massage therapist licensing in Illinois is governed through the Department of Financial and Professional Regulation.

Begin Working as a IL Massage Therapist

Illinois boasts the fifth highest level of employment for massage therapists in the United States. The Chicago-Joliet-Napierville metropolitan area is 3rd in the nation for urban area massage therapist employment. Licensed massage therapists in Illinois earn a mean annual wage of $35,540. Massage therapists in Illinois may choose to work in private practice or in healthcare facilities such as nursing homes. In these settings, clients often prefer physical rehabilitation treatments that go beyond the traditional regimens. Massage therapists also work in leisure related settings such as cruise ships, resorts and luxury hotels, as well as in spas and businesses devoted solely to massage. Some licensed massage therapists provide on-call services in client homes or to corporations.

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Massage Therapy Schools in Illinois (alphabetized by city)
Bolingbrook-Downers Grove, IL

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Bridgeview, IL

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Godfrey, IL

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These schools also accept students from Illinois (alphabetized by state, then city)
Davenport, IA

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Arlington Heights-Chicago, IL

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Aurora, IL

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Belleville, IL

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Bridgeview, IL

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Canton, IL

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Champaign, IL

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Chicago, IL

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Chicago Area/Schaumburg, IL

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Chicago Land-Crystal Lake, IL

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Chicago NE, IL

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Chicago NW, IL

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Crystal Lake, IL

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Darien, IL

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Downers Grove, IL

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Edwardsville, IL

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Elgin, IL

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Elgin, IL

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Elgin-West Dundee, IL

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Fairview Heights, IL

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Fairview Heights, IL

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Glendale Heights, IL

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Hanover Park-Chicago, IL

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Joliet, IL

We prepare our students with preliminary training to pass state exams, and to produce and prosper in the salon environment. We also intend to help our students realize their own...
Joliet, IL

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La Salle, IL

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Libertyville, IL

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Lisle-Chicago, IL

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Moline, IL

Whether you're looking for a new career, or searching to enhance your current position, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) can help kick-start your educational goals.
Oak Brook , IL

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Oak Forest, IL

Amico?s school is designed to have the feel of a real salon, so students have a sense of working in an authentic setting. The school is equipped with the latest unique visual...
Oak Lawn, IL

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Oswego, IL

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Palatine, IL

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Palos Hills, IL

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Peoria, IL

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Peoria, IL

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Peoria/Pekin/East Peoria, IL

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Pontiac, IL

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Rockford, IL

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Rockford, IL

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Rockford, IL

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Shorewood, IL

The Salon Professional Academy is committed to excellence. We train students in all the business, technical and academic skills to assure a successful career.
Springfield, IL

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Sterling, IL

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Stone Park, IL

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Sycamore, IL

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Vernon Hills, IL

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