Facts at a Glance

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

Here are some of the basic facts that underlie our success:


  • 625 in-class, instructor supervised contact hours (for those enrolled after August 1, 2017)
  • Classes start every month, so no waiting to begin!
  • You can be a licensed massage therapist in just one year
  • 94% of IME graduates find immediate work upon graduation


  • Convenient and flexible schedules; ¬†daytime, evening & weekend schedules are all possible
  • Each student is provided with individualized support for successful completion of the training program
  • Financing options are available


  • We have been in business since 1986
  • Instructors, all trained at Institute for Massage Education, have over 100 years combined experience in massage or their specialty field


  • Licensed as a proprietary post-secondary vocational school by the State of Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs since 1993