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

Stay Updated: News & Announcements

Now Hiring Student Massage Clinic Overseer

This role will work directly with current massage therapy students, clients and other IME staff members. This position offers flexible shift scheduling with the other Clinic Overseers.

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.

Continuing Education for All Massage Therapists

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

Introduction to Oncology Massage Class

Beaumont Health's Introduction to Oncology Massage Class will show you how to safely treat cancer patients throughout their journey and into survivorship or end of life.

Myofascial Components of Head, Neck, & Shoulder Pain

A 2-day workshop with Pete Whitridge, BA, LMT exploring deep tissue structures of the upper body that are at the root of most client pain.

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.