CMSM Massage - Why Our School?

We know that you want to learn more than just the basics, so we do things a little differently. Our focus is on you—the student—as a whole. At Central Maryland School of Massage you will learn valuable business, life, and communication skills which set you apart from other massage therapists—skills that prepare you to achieve success both professionally and personally.

We offer support even after you graduate with our Alumni Program, which features job listings and other helpful tools.

If you're making a commitment to your future, we're making a commitment to you.

Education is an investment. You should get the highest return possible. Click the Apply Online button below to start your online application to our massage school!

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Program Start Dates

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Frederick, MD Oct 30, 2017 Day
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Frederick, MD Oct 30, 2017 Evening
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Frederick, MD Nov 04, 2017 Part-time
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Frederick, MD Dec 04, 2017 Day
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Frederick, MD Dec 04, 2017 Evening
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Why become a massage therapist?

Did you know that more and more doctors are referring their patients to massage therapists? 

And that more and more insurance companies are covering massage therapy treatment?

Increased awareness of the health benefits of massage therapy may be one of the reasons behind such rapid growth in opportunities. The United States Department of Labor estimates that between now and 2024, job opportunities for massage therapists are expected to increase 22 percent—a rate the Dept. of Labor calls "much faster than average" compared to the average job growth rate of 7 percent for all other careers.

But there is so much more to a career in massage therapy than respectability and job growth.

Imagine using your hands to ease someone's pain.

Imagine if going to work meant improving your clients' quality of life, as well as your own.

Imagine a career that brings you joy.

Imagine...


What You'll Learn




Appendicular Skeleton

Study of the appendicular skeleton, which makes up our arms and legs, as well as muscle energy and joint movement techniques.

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Axial Skeleton

Study of the axial skeleton, which makes up our head, neck, and torso, as well as muscle energy and joint movement techniques.

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Biomechanics

Learn how to perform assessments to determine a client's current state and the client's short and long-term goals.

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Bodywork

Topics such as reflex systems, which include hydrotherapy and reflexology, and energetic systems, such as polarity, are discussed.

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Essential Sciences

Explores the body's functional balance and ability to maintain a relatively constant internal environment, regardless of external influences.

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Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage

Learn the fundamentals of massage therapy including body mechanics, positioning and draping, sanitation, hygiene, and general protocols.

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Professionalism

Ethical and legal guidelines for massage therapists, benefits of a career in massage, and resumes and business plans are discussed.

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Student Massage Clinic

Clinical practice will allow the student to display and strengthen skills acquired during the didactic portion of the program.

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Kinesiology

This course explores the study of muscle, bone and their combined effort to create movement in the human body.

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Programs

Full-Time

Students who enroll in the full-time track complete the program in 7 months. Classes are held Monday through Friday and we offer both a day and evening track.

Part-Time

We know that not everyone has the flexibility to attend school full-time, which is why we offer a part-time program that can lead you to licensure in 14 months. Part-time classes are held Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Sunday from 8 a.m. to 3:45 p.m., with every fourth weekend off.

In addition to class, both full and part-time students participate in the Student Clinic to get hands-on training and meet licensure requirements. Student Clinic hours vary according to campus and program and can include morning, evening, and weekend sessions.





Paying for Massage School

You have several options when it comes to paying for school, including:

Federal Financial Aid (grants and/or loans)
Scholarships
Individualized Payment Plan
State and Federal Employment & Training Offices
Veterans' Administration
Vocational & Educational Service for Individuals with Disabilities
Bureau of Indian Affairs
Commission for the Blind
AmeriCorps

We're here to answer all your questions and support you every step of the way.

All you have to do is ask.

Tuition

Program Details:




750 Hours
Hands-on training
Books & supplies included
Eligible to take state exam
Eligible to take national exam

*Please note that schedules and fees are subject to change.

Central Maryland School of Massage:




Tuition
$12,800
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We are not a typical massage school.

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