MASSAGE THERAPY - ARKANSAS

Massage Therapy
IN
Arkansas

Massage therapy schools in Arkansas train caring people who are interested in improving their clients' total wellbeing. Someone interested in going to massage training school in Arkansas should be a person with a legitimate desire to help other people achieve health and wellness. The massage schools in Arkansas typically take 10 months to two years to complete.

Massage therapist training consists of classroom education, in human anatomy and business skills, and also can include hands-on massage training. When a student has completed the program, in order to receive their certification they must pass the NCBTMB state exam for Arkansas.

State License Requirements
500
Hours

Students complete at least 500 hours of education including up to 50 practice massage hours supervised by a licensed massage therapist. Arkansas requires that all massage therapists be licensed by the Arkansas State Board of Massage Therapy and certified by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). After completion of the training hours and practice massage hours, massage therapy students complete their Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination (MBLEx). If the classroom hours, practice massages and the exams are passed, the massage therapy student becomes certified and licensed to practice in Arkansas.

Education Details

Arkansas massage therapists learn to promote the health and wellness of citizens of the state through the use of therapeutic touch and their knowledge of anatomy and body work. Massage therapy works to increase body awareness, correct system imbalances, assist in relaxation and stress reduction, increase vitality and promote a sense of well-being. It also promotes a positive exchange of mental, emotional, and spiritual energy between the therapist and the client which promotes holistic healing. Arkansas massage therapy schools teach bodywork, therapeutic application of oils and lotions, heat and cold therapies, light therapy, electrotherapy techniques, hydrotherapy and other spa services. After you have completed the massage therapy education program you will take exams to become a certified massage therapist in Arkansas. Arkansas massage therapy schools require a high school diploma or equivalent for enrollment, and students must be at least 18 years of age.

License Renewal
0
License Renewal Hours
2 Years*
License Renewal Period

In Arkansas, you will need to become licensed to practice massage therapy, whether you own your own business or work at a salon. You are required to renew your license every two years. The renewal fee is $80 for active and inactive license holders. If your license is expired, you will have to re-apply. You are also required to complete 18 hours of continuing education courses between each renewal period. If you do not pay your license fee and submit your application on time, you will pay a late fee.

Careers
$38,790 
Salary
21.1%
Job Outlook Increase
Between 2012 - 2022

Salaries for Arkansas massage therapists can range from $18,420 to $44,750 per year before tips according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Massage therapy has been named as one of the top five fastest growing professions in America, and is expected to grow by approximately 20% before 2020. Hot Springs, Arkansas was rated 4th in the nation for available massage therapy jobs with an average salary for that city of $32,960 before tips.

Working as a Massage Therapist

Hot Springs is home to a number of spas and resorts which cater to client health and wellness, and which may employ licensed massage therapists. Consider one of these approved Arkansas massage therapy schools to begin a course of study that may lead you to be the agent of change and positive health to clients throughout the state.

State board Contact Information

Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology
4815 W. Markham St. Slot 8
Little Rock, AR 72205
Phone Number: 501-682-2168
Fax Number: 501-682-5640
E-mail: cosmo@arkansas.gov

The Arkansas State Board of Cosmetology can help you with obtaining an Arkansas state cosmetology license, replacing a lost cosmetology license or updating change of name or change of address information.

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Find the Beauty Schools in Arkansas that interest you below,

Blue Cliff College - Fayetteville

3448 N College Ave,
Fayetteville, AR 72703

Program: Massage Therapy

Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the Blue Cliff College was founded in New Orleans, Louisiana in 1987 with the goal of becoming one of the most respected Massage Therapy training centers in the nation. In June of 1989, the College in Louisiana received its Proprietary School License from the state. In 1998, the Continuing Education College was proud to receive accreditation from the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the US Department of Education. Blue Cliff College is committed to helping students develop a high level of competency, obtained through the pursuit, assimilation, and dissemination of knowledge in their academic programs. The faculty and staff strive to prepare students with the ability to function proficiently in a competitive society and in the career of their choice. Throughout every program offered, the underlying objective is to create within each student an awareness of professional and social responsibility and an appreciation for the principles of ethical conduct. Blue Cliff College offers comprehensive career training and hands-on experience throughout the entire catalog of programs.  Below are the programs offered at Blue Cliff College's campuses (not all programs are offered at all locations): Clinical Medical Assisting Diploma Cosmetology Diploma Dental Assisting Diploma Dialysis Technician Diploma Esthetics Diploma Health Information Management, Billing and Coding Diploma Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning (HVAC) Technician Diploma Massage Therapy (Diploma) ACCREDITATION: Accreditation, Licenses, Affiliations and Approvals Blue Cliff College is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges, (ACCSC). The Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) is a recognized accrediting agency by the U.S. Department of Education. Fayetteville, AR: Arkansas Department of Health, Arkansas Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Arkansas Department of Higher Education, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), Arkansas State Board of Dental Examiners and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Gulfport, MS: Mississippi State Board of Massage Therapy (License number 9803) Mississippi Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Mississippi State Board of Cosmetology, Mississippi Commission on Proprietary School and College Registration, Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Louisiana Campuses (Alexandria*, Houma, Lafayette* and Metairie): Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy, Louisiana Rehabilitation Services, Veterans State Approving Agency, (SAA), Workforce Investment Act, (WIA), Louisiana Board of Regents, Louisiana State Board of Cosmetology, Associated Bodywork and Massage Professionals, American Massage Therapy Association Council of Schools, (AMTA-COS), and National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork, (NCBTMB). Note: Documents relating to accreditation, licensure or affiliations can be reviewed by contacting the Campus Director. Licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Massage Therapy License Numbers: Campus Location - License Number Metairie - E2290   For more information about the career training programs available at Blue Cliff College, or to schedule a tour of one of the campuses, simply complete and submit the online form and an admissions representative will respond to your request promptly. Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.  
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