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Get the Skills to Become a Massage Therapy Professional

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Students learn hands-on and develop the skills and techniques professional Massage Therapists use to treat patients

12 Month* Massage Therapy Certificate Program in Kansas City, Lawrence, Springfield, and Wichita

For more than 30 years, teaching the art and science of therapeutic massage has been the cornerstone program of our Kansas City, MO, Lawrence, KS, Wichita, KS and Springfield, MO locations. It’s just one of the many reasons why 88% of our graduates go on to become Certified Massage Therapists.

With the upsurge in demand for holistic modalities, there is a wide range of employment opportunities for massage professionals. Successful graduates of the Massage Therapy Certificate Program are prepared for careers in massage clinics, spas, resorts, salons, hospitals, wellness centers, medical offices, health clubs, private practice, and much more.


Get Hands-On Training & Real World Experience

Massage is a “hands-on” career. At WellSpring we strongly believe that’s the way it should be taught and learned. As a WellSpring massage student, you’ll receive hands-on instruction from experienced Massage Therapists within the interactive and supportive learning environment of our Kansas City, Springfield, Wichita, and Lawrence branches. You’ll also develop your skills helping actual clients during a clinical internship at the WellSpring Student Clinic. With real-world experience before you graduate, you’ll feel confident you have the expertise to thrive as you transition from student to massage professional.

WellSpring’s Massage Therapy classes cover a wide range of therapeutic techniques, including:

  • Swedish Massage
  • Hydro Therapy
  • Reflexology
  • Sports Massage
  • Perinatal Massage
  • Massage for Older Adults
  • Intermediate Massage Techniques
  • Neuromuscular Massage
  • Integrative Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage

Beyond technique, you’ll earn a CPR certification and learn the anatomy, pathology, practical communication and business training skills it takes to turn Massage Therapy into a rewarding career.

Enrich The Lives Of Others & The World

People are increasingly seeking guidance about how to maintain a healthier, more natural lifestyle. Our program goes beyond massage training to include basic wellness curriculum that will empower you to help others live well. As a WellSpring massage student, you receive basic training in general wellness, nutrition, and lifestyle-management skills. Students are also taught when to refer a client to a specialist in these fields. It’s all part of the integrative health care model that is the foundation of the educational experience at WellSpring School of Allied Health.

Financial Aid

At WellSpring School of Allied Health, we offer a variety of funding options to help make training possible for students. Student aid and scholarship opportunities, including government funding, is available at our Kansas City, MO, Springfield, MO, Wichita, KS, and Lawrence, KS campuses. Sit down with one of our Financial Aid advisors today.

Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.

Massage Therapy

12-Month Certificate | $46,910 median annual salary***

  • 32% Job Growth Over Next 8 Years
  • Graduates hired by massage clinics, hospitals, & wellness centers
  • 1 Certification Track (MBLEx)
  • Advance and grow your practice in areas that interest you, such as rehabilitation, energy work, reflexology and more!

***https://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm#tab-5. Visited on May 25, 2022. Salary source for massage therapists with lowest 10% earning $24,450 to the highest 10% of workers earning $77,600.

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Choose From Convenient Day or Evening & Weekend Schedules

WellSpring’s Massage Therapy school offers both a daytime and evening schedule, so you can balance your career training with family, work, and other responsibilities. With classes offered just 2–4 days per week and a low student/instructor ratio, our program maximizes personal attention and success.

  • Daytime: The daytime schedule consists of 2 full-days (8 hours) per week, either Monday/Wednesday or Tuesday/Thursday. This program is scheduled to be completed in about 12 months.*
  • Evening: The evening schedule consists of four evening class sessions per week (4 hours each), Monday through Thursday. This program is also scheduled to be completed in about 12 months.*

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right for You? Take the Wellspring "Massage Therapy Career Training Readiness Quiz"

This fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for. Get your Massage Therapy Career Training Readiness score now!

Become A Licensed Massage Therapist

In the State of Missouri, and most major municipalities in Kansas, Massage Therapists are required to first complete a recognized program like WellSpring’s, and then pass the national Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEx) to become licensed to practice. At 90%, WellSpring boasts a student pass rate that is well above the 74% national average! You’ll earn enough hours to certify in Kansas, Missouri, and most other states across the country.

“I must say that I am so happy to be a WellSpring graduate! There has not been one day that I have regretted coming to this school. Everyone here is so lovely and kind and smart. The instructors are the BEST! You can tell they genuinely care about us and our education. I rave about this place whenever I get the chance. When I decided to become a massage therapist and come to this school for my education, I have never been so sure and confident about anything. I have had so many positive experiences here. I am just so grateful and happy! Thank you and everyone in the massage program!! It has been such a pleasure to learn with you.”
– Massage Therapy Graduate

To read additional student reviews, visit our testimonial page.

Continuous Career Support

Our dedicated Career Services staff will work with you throughout your training and beyond to help you turn your training into a successful career you love. Experienced Job Placement professionals are happy to help with things like resume preparation, interview techniques, and job searches.

Is a Rewarding Career in Massage Therapy Right for You? Get More Info…

Discover whether a career in Massage Therapy is the right path for you. on this page to receive more information. A helpful WellSpring Admissions Representative can answer all your questions and help you with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call us at 1-816-523-9140

*Program length when completed in normal time