Massage Therapy Program

Massage students learn hands-on treating real clients in the onsite clinic

Get the Skills to Be a Professional Massage Therapist in 12.5 Months

Massage Therapy students learn how to harness the power of touch to manipulate the body’s soft tissue and help others treat illness, pain, injury and stress.

The Raphael’s Massage Therapy training program provides the hands-on training, practical skills and professional support it takes to pursue a rewarding career in massage therapy.

You’ll Learn:

  • Basic Massage
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • History of Massage
  • Hydrotherapy
    and More!

At the end of this program you will have a solid foundation in the technical skills of massage, as well as the manual dexterity, technique and confidence to provide high quality massage services to clients.


This program runs Monday –Thursday, 6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. & Saturdays  9:00 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.

Classes start on the third Monday of each month.

The Massage Therapy Program is currently offered at the Youngstown/Boardman Area Campus only.

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Hands-On Training with Real Clients in a Working Clinic

Massage is a hands-on career, and at Raphael’s School of Beauty we believe that’s how it should be taught. As a Massage Therapy student you’ll work with real clients in our professional, on-site clinic, providing a wide range of services under the guidance of an instructor.

You’ll feel comfortable moving into any massage setting after gaining hands-on, real-world experience before you graduate.

“My favorite thing from the school is the inspiration I get from the instructors and the flexibility of the school. It just pushes me towards my career and gives me confidence for the future.”
– Amy Nabb

State Licensing

As a graduate of this program you will be fully prepared and eligible to take the Massage and Bodywork Licensing examination (MBLEx) administered by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB). Passing this exam will certify you to be a Licensed Massage Therapist with the State Medical Board of Ohio.

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

If you’re interested in learning more about careers in Massage Therapy, and exploring whether becoming a professional Massage Practitioner is right for you, fill out the form on this page and receive more information.

A helpful Raphael’s School of Beauty Admissions Representative is happy to answer any questions you have and help with everything from scheduling to financial aid.

For immediate questions, call 1-800-511-6405.

For more information about our graduation rates, the median debt of students who completed the programs, and other important information, visit: Consumer Information.