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 2017.

12 months

classes starting every month

Stay Updated: News & Announcements

IME/KCHA Alumna Teresa Piatek '04 Featured in MASSAGE Magazine

Read about Teresa's experiences in both massage and martial arts and how they converge.

LARA Continuing Education Requirement Reminder Letter

Check your email for this reminder from the Michigan Licensing And Regulatory Affairs department regarding your Massage License Continuing Education requirements.

Mayo Clinic Recognizes Benefits of Massage

Read about the many benefits of Massage as a complementary form of medicine.

Continuing Education for All Massage Therapists

CranioSacral Wisdom: Level 1

A gentle physiological approach that affects the physical, energetic and spiritual body creating a self-healing environment.

CranioSacral Wisdom: Level 2

CranioSacral Wisdom: Level 2 will continue with the information learned in the first level, using a light touch to deeply connect to the body.

Massage For Musicians: Tune Up Your Practice

Most injuries in the music world result from a combination of factors: over-use, lack of self-care and poor body awareness. Learn how to alleviate pain and facilitate healing in the muscles, tendons and joints of musicians.

Did you know?

98% of Massage Therapists are satisfied with their jobs.

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