Frequently Asked Questions About the Institute for Massage Education

Is IME right for me?

Institute for Massage Education is dedicated to providing individualized training for each student. Our Student Affairs Liaison is available to assist you when you need it. Every instructor is trained in helping students to be successful in the classroom. The program is set up so that upon completion you are one of the best trained therapists in the country.

How do I get started?

You have already taken the first step! Now sign-up to come to a Massage as a Profession Workshop the first Wednesday of each month (it’s FREE) or call Institute for Massage Education to set up a personal appointment with an admissions advisor at 269-373-0910.

What are the steps to enrollment?

Your first step is to come in and meet us. Let us show you who we are and what Institute for Massage Education can offer you. You can choose to attend a Massage as a Profession Workshop the first Wednesday of each month (it’s FREE) or call IME to set up a personal appointment with an admissions advisor at 269-373-0910.

Will I be successful as a Licensed Massage Therapist?

Ninety-four percent of Institute for Massage Education graduates are working as Massage Therapists upon graduation! The Institute for Massage Education does everything it can to ensure your success. From the Student Success Workshop at the beginning of the program to Graduation day, each student is provided with the tools required to be a successful licensed massage therapist in this ever expanding field.

What’s it like to be a Licensed Massage Therapist?

A career in massage therapy can be one of the most satisfying professions in health care. The opportunity to assist others in their healing process is incredibly rewarding. As a massage therapist, you can choose your hours, what type of setting you work in and what types of clients you work with. It is a profession that can be customized to fit who you are. In a nutshell, being a massage therapist is whatever you make it to be!

How easy is it to get a job?

Ninety-four percent of Institute for Massage Education graduates are employed after graduation. You will be a member of a highly respected and sought out group. Employers repeatedly tell us that they will hire only Institute for Massage Education graduates.

Do I have time in my life to do this?

Institute for Massage Education offers a flexible schedule that can accomodate many different lifestyles.  Courses are offered during the day, evening and on the weekends.  It's up to you to decide which classes will fit into your life. These scheduling options allow people with various schedules and responsibilities to achieve their goal of becoming a Licensed Massage Therapist.

When do classes begin?

Classes are starting every month.  Call today to find out which courses are starting now.

How much does it cost?

Tuition for the 600-hour program is $12,000. This includes four educational massage sessions required throughout the program and the lab fee for anatomy. Books, table and t-shirt come to around $900 depending on the kind of table you choose. Financial support is available through our admissions team.