Welcome to the Institute for Massage Education at KCHA

The Institute for Massage Education has a history of working to raise the standards of the massage profession by providing quality education.

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> Facts At A Glance

Student Massage Therapy Clinic

Massage therapy can relieve pain, rehabilitate sports injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation, address anxiety and depression, and aid general wellness. Schedule a massage in our Student Clinic.  Learn More

Massage Therapy Continuing Education Opportunities

There’s always more to learn on your journey to full, holistic health. We offer a variety of continuing education classes to help along the way. Our courses are open to all massage therapists. Learn More

Preparing Students For Success

We are dedicated to the success of our students. In 2015, 96% of our students attempted and passed the Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx), surpassing the national pass rate by 16%.  See Our Philosophy

Facts at a glance


percentage of graduates who find immediate work upon graduation

30 years

we've been teaching massage since 1986


percentage of our students that attempted & passed the MBLEx on the first attempt in 2016

12 months

classes starting every month

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Now Hiring Instructors

Join our team! As an instructor, you will have the opportunity to inspire, mold, and grow the next generation of massage therapists.

Michigan Massage Students To Complete More Training Prior to Receiving License

As of August 1, 2017, Michigan massage therapy students will be required to complete 625-hours of training prior to receiving massage license.

Our Students Surpassed National MBLEx Pass Rate

Of our students that attempted the MBLEx for the first time in 2016, they had a pass rate of 100%, surpassing the national pass rate of 71.4% for first time attempts.

Continuing Education for All Massage Therapists

DayBreak Geriatric Massage - Level 1

A therapist who likes to work with seniors is put on the path to a massage career that is emotionally satisfying without being physically draining. This course is open to anyone with anatomy & physiology knowledge!

Fijian Massage (Posterior): One Day Course

Learn a method where you'll use 8 different parts of your own feet to effectively massage clients who are lying on padded cushions on the floor.

Baby's First Massage

Become a qualified professional in the techniques to teach parents or caregivers skills in order to create a strong family foundation of love, esteem, and respect.

Stay Inspired: Words of Wisdom

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams, live the life you have imagined.

The Institute for Massage Education
was founded in 1986  and has maintained a membership with
Associated Bodywork & Massage Professionals (ABMP) since it’s inception.