Massage Therapy

Massage Therapy

New for 2015 Massage Therapy Classes: Massage Modality Certifications!

What you’ll learn:
  • Fundamentals of Therapeutic Massage
  • Swedish Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Hot Stone Massage
  • Prenatal Massage
  • Marketing and Business
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Anatomy in Clay®
  • Hydrotherapy
  • Acland DVD series Human Anatomy®
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • Contraindications, areas of caution
  • Client Assessment
  • Devising a treatment plan
  • Ethics
  • Tennessee State Law
  • CPR, AED and First Aid

The Basics:

Day Program
  • Monday-Friday from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Students can graduate in 22 weeks. This time frame takes into account a two weeks break and five excused absences.
  • Cost for this program including supplies is $5495.00
  • Other additional costs: $99 technology fee and $65 Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certification (both are mandatory)
Night Program
  • Tuesday-Thursday from 5:30 pm -10:30 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm.
  • Students can graduate in 26 weeks. This time frame takes into account a two weeks break and five excused absences.
  • Cost for this program including supplies is $5495.00
  • Other additional costs: $99 technology fee and $65 Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certification (both are mandatory)
Accelerated Program
  • Monday-Friday from 8:30 am-5:00 pm.
  • Students can graduate in 12.5 weeks.
  • Cost for this program including supplies is $5995.00
  • Other additional costs: $99 technology fee and $65 Adult CPR/AED and First Aid Certification (both are mandatory)

Financial Assistance Available

TSTM has been approved by Sallie Mae to be part of their Smart Loan Option program. These loans are available for all of our courses (massage therapy and reflexology). Call 1-877-279-7172 or visit them online at Sallie Mae Smart Option Loan to apply. If you have tried getting a loan through Sallie Mae or another financial institution, but were unable to borrow, we may be able to help you. Please contact our school’s owner, George Sampsel, to see if you qualify: 865-588-7878 ext 18.

Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage is authorized for operation as a postsecondary education institution by the Tennessee Higher Education Commission.  In order to view detailed job placement and graduation information on the programs offered by Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage, please visit www.state.tn.us/thec and click on the Authorized Institutions Data button.

Requirements for Enrollment
  • 18 years old
  • High school diploma or GED
  • An interview and completed application
  • A signed enrollment agreement
  • No previous crime conviction

Ready to nurture your dream?

Massage Therapists have flexibility in career options. Some of those include:
  • Hospitals
  • Spas
  • Salons
  • Chiropractor offices
  • Rehabilitation centers
  • Private practice

We’re delighted that you’re interested in a Massage Therapy career! One of the most frequent comments massage therapists make about their occupation is, “I don’t dread going to work, I love what I do!” They feel this way because a career in Massage Therapy allows them to help people in a meaningful way with an emphasis on individualized care. Massage Therapy provides an opportunity to express caring and well-being in a way that is both personally and professionally rewarding.

Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage has been the leader in Massage Therapy education since 1999. With over 30 years of combined experience our senior instructors and staff are knowledgeable about the Massage Therapy field, have training and certification in a number of different massage modalities, and know not only how to perform these different types of massage, but what tools are necessary to do the job well. All staff members are Reflexologist in as well as being LMTs. This additional certification can broaden your opportunities and is available, at a discount, to all TSTM graduates. Bottom line: we’re passionate about what we do!

Our graduates’ massage therapy licensing examination scores tell it all. We have an 86.67% pass rate compared to other schools rate of 69.91%. We also have an overall placement rate of 84.3%! The tools we use during your time here at TSTM include the latest massage therapy textbooks, workbooks, flash cards, PowerPoint® presentations and color-coded skeletons. We also use Zahourek Maniken® Anatomy in Clay®. We are also adding a new software program to our 2012 massage therapy class call Muscles and Motion! This exciting software enables to students to view individual muscles performing all of their actions. Designing a marketing, as an assignment, fully prepares the professional therapists to launch their career. You will also receive training in other specific modalities above and beyond Swedish massage. You will have the advantage of training in our Advanced Spa Clinic where you have the opportunity to perfect your skills in a private setting. Services performed in this setting are Hot Stone Therapy, Aromatherapy Treatments, Prenatal Massage, Couples Massage, Secluded Swedish Massage and Trigger Point Therapy. This gives you exponential experience that makes you even more marketable upon graduation!

If you’ve already scheduled a tour, we will see you soon. If you haven’t scheduled one yet we encourage you to schedule an appointment to tour our facilities. Our owner and educational director would love to discuss how you can begin training for a career as a licensed massage therapist!

For more information: (865) 588-2324

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Tennessee School of Therapeutic Massage offers a job placement program and will assist TSTM graduates in all areas of career placement. This program is offered to TSTM graduates throughout their career.

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