DEVELOP YOUR SKILLS IN OUR 1,000-HOUR MASSAGE THERAPY PROGRAM

The purpose of this program is to train students in the basic hands-on skills, safety protocol, body mechanics, professional work habits and attitude necessary to successfully enter the field of massage therapy.

By the end of our massage therapy classes, students will have been examined and tested in the following areas:

  • Basic knowledge of the human body
  • Can identify and locate major muscles and muscle groups upon request by instructor
  • Identify origins, insertions and actions of major muscles and muscle groups Students should have a solid knowledge of the indications and contraindications of massage therapy with regards to the safety of their clients and themselves.
  • Students should exemplify the professional image we want to project as massage therapists, and conduct themselves in a professional, ethical manner at all times.
  • Upon graduation from the program, students are able to demonstrate the knowledge necessary to successfully pass the MBlex exam, obtain their state license and enter the field of massage as a professional.
Our massage therapy classes in Selah, WA are designed to take advantage of every resource available to our students and provide them with an exceptional education. Our course is presented through a well-developed curriculum. We encourage our staff to stay current in their teaching skills but also to keep up with the newest developments in the field of massage by attending continuing education courses. We believe this will benefit them and their students.

Subjects covered in this course are delivered by lecture, demonstration, student interaction, audio/visual resources, guest speakers, field trips and other methods that enhance student learning.

Contact Central Washington School of Massage Therapy LLC to register for massage school.

View our detailed course content

View our detailed course content

The massage program offered at Central Washington School of Massage Therapy is a state board-approved, 10-month, and 1000-hour course. It teaches massage theory and practical skills per the guideline set forth by the Washington State Board of Health and Licensing: WAC-246-830-430 Training, and WAC 246-830-440 Curriculum and Academic Standards. The total hours of each program vary and are dependent upon the curriculum.

Course Content

HoursCourse Subject
75Anatomy & Physiology
75Kinesiology
55Palpation
25Joint Function
75Pathology
Includes 30 hours of Contraindications to Massage
Includes 30 hours of Indication to Massage
Includes 4 hours of approved HIV training
15Introduction to Massage
60Swedish Massage
100Variation
10Remedial
25Body Mechanics
20Hydrotherapy
200Clinical Practice
20Hygiene and Health
20Records
30Terminology
25Ethics
35Business
15Client
20Law
50Massage in the Spa Setting
50Asian Therapy
1000Total Hours


Our students are highly prepared for the state exam and licensing. Contact Central Washington School of Massage Therapy to register.