Therapeutic Massage

Do you have the magic touch? You know, that ability to make someone totally relax? If you’ve got it, we want YOU!

Campus Ottumwa Campus (Main)
Entry Term Fall Term
Length of Program Day Program: 4 Terms (12 Months)
Evening Program: 7 Terms (21 Months)
Diploma/Degree  Diploma


Do you remember the last time you had a really good massage? The way your muscles felt perfectly relaxed. Your scalp tingled in the best way possible. You could take on the world afterward!

That’s what you’ll do for others when you leap into the Life. Changing. experience that is Therapeutic Massage at Indian Hills Community College. Trust us, you’re in good hands here.

Upon successful completion of the program, which includes extensive hands–on experience, you will be eligible to take the Massage Board Licensing Exam (MBLEX).

So how do you develop the magic touch? First you’ll learn more about the human body. Then it’s time for the techniques that make massage so amazing.

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What you will learn:
  • Various massage techniques, including Swedish, deep tissue, and sports massage
  • Massage for the expecting mother and those at the end of life
  • Hot stone massage
  • Essential oils
  • Patient interaction skills as well as business skills to get you started on your success

Need a program that allows you to study at night?

We also offer an alternative Evening (and some weekends) Program that is especially designed to allow you to work during the day and train as a massage therapist at night!  Courses are taken in the classroom and online.  So, take a deep breath. A wonderfully satisfying career is at the tips of your fingers – just waiting to be massaged into life, and it starts at Indian Hills Community College!


Which Path is right for you?

It’s your education. Choose your own path. We’re right behind you every step of the way!

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Ready to take your education to the next level? Check out the Therapeutic Massage Program details below to see how our program at Indian Hills Community College will help you get a Life.Changing. Career as a Massage Therapist at a Salon, a Massage Therapist in a Chiropractic Office, or a Massage Therapist in a Hospital setting!

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Not sure if you need the day or evening program? Don’t stress. Just ask Caroline!

Caroline Peyrone, DPT, Program Director, Therapeutic Massage
(641)-683-5271 or (800) 726-2585, ext. 5271