Earn a Massage Therapy Diploma with Our Massage Classes

People often turn to massage therapy to relieve stress or pain. If you enjoy interacting with and helping others, consider a career as a Massage Therapist. You can learn to be one at our campus located near the Reading, Wyomissing, Philadelphia and Sinking Spring areas.

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Our Massage Therapy Program program provides hands-on training to help you become a talented Massage Therapist. These massage classes cover the most popular massage techniques and practices, as well as the theory and science behind them.

BTI's qualified instructors are committed to helping you start a successful and satisfying career in massage therapy. 

Massage Therapist Training Courses

In the Massage Therapy program, you will learn everything you need to know to enter the field. You will take classes that cover the theory behind massage, sanitation practices and different types of massage.

Key classes in this program include:

  • Swedish Massage - In this course you will have the opportunity to use BTI's massage laboratory to practice draping techniques to preserve client privacy and assessing client body mechanics and stress. You will also learn various massage rhythm and pressure methods to remove your clients stress and pain.
  • Special Populations - Massage therapy must be tailored to every individual. This is especially true for pregnant women, the elderly and those with certain health problems. In this course you will learn how to assess and address the needs of these special clients.
  • Hydrotherapy and Aromatherapy - The use of complementary agents such as ice, steam and essential oils is the main topic of this class. You will learn when to use these therapies and how to apply them to get the best results.

Throughout the program there is a focus on promoting healing and overall wellness. Each of your Massage Therapy classes is meant to help you become a skilled, knowledgeable Massage Therapist.

Career Options for Massage Therapists

As a Massage Therapist, you'll be able to work in a variety of health and wellness settings, including:

  • Hospitals
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Medical offices
  • Spas
  • Health clubs

Upon completion of the program, you will be eligible to take the National and/or MBLEX licensing exam, which can lead to even more job opportunities.

Externship Opportunities to get Experience with Massage Therapy

Students in our Massage Therapy program complete an externship so they can practice what they've learned in the classroom. Gaining experience in a professional setting is excellent preparation for your career.

BTI also has their own spa facilities for students to get hands-on training with other students and outside Licensed Massage Therapists.

How BTI Supports You in Finding a New Career as a Massage Therapist

At BTI, it is our goal to provide students with the skills they need to succeed in the career of their dreams and create a memorable learning experience. We are here to support you through the application process, during your time at BTI, and even after graduation.

When you apply to BTI, you will have a team dedicated to help you every step of the way on the path to your new career. From applying for grants, loans and other forms of financial assistance (financial aid is available for those who qualify) to helping you find a job after graduation and beyond. Learn more about how to get started.

Learn More About BTI's Massage Therapy Program

If you'd like to train to be a Massage Therapist, don't put your career on hold. Contact our Admissions Representatives online by filling out the short form to the right or calling 866.481.9301 to request additional information about our programs and applying to BTI.


Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition, Massage Therapists, on the Internet at http://www.bls.gov/ooh/healthcare/massage-therapists.htm (visited May 22, 2015).

American Massage Therapy Association