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Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Students applying Massage Therapy skills in a class

Information Sessions 

Information sessions provide an opportunity for prospective and accepted Massage Therapy students to learn more about the Massage Therapy program, admissions process, financial aid process/due dates, immunization/medical requirements, CORI/SORI clearance, and the part-time evening/Saturday program pathway.

  • March 3, 2021 Massage Therapy Virtual Info-session
     

Massage Therapists work directly with people, enhancing wellbeing through skilled compassionate touch.   Combining specific understanding of the role of relaxation in wellness and integrating specific knowledge of anatomy and physiology, massage therapists provide a supportive environment for clients of all ages.

People are attracted to the massage therapy profession for the individual client-care focus, flexible scheduling part-time opportunities, and the potential for self-growth and life long learning.  

Contact Us

Judy Gawron
Program Coordinator

Email: jgawron@berkshirecc.edu
Phone: 413–236–4604

The Massage Therapy Certificate Program prepares students to become Massachusetts state licensed Massage Therapists with the skills and knowledge to provide effective relaxation and wellness massage therapy.  Graduates are prepared to enter vaious settings such as spa, franchise clinics, fitness centers, medical/wellness offices, and on-site for workplaces and client’s homes. 

OVERVIEW

The Massage Therapy certificate program prepares students to become Massachusetts State Licensed Massage Therapists with the skills and knowledge to provide effective relaxation and wellness massage. Graduates are prepared to enter the healthcare field in various settings, including private practice. 

“Everyone involved in the BCC massage therapy program is so experienced, knowledgeable and helpful. You learn something new every day. Not just about massage therapy but about yourself. I left the program feeling completely prepared to start my new profession. It gave me more confidence as an individual and I look forward going into work now. Every day is exciting.”

Ned Torrico Class 2019

View more at the College Catalog page

Applications are currently being accepted for the 2021-2022 year.  The Fall 2021 Massage Therapy program is a part-time evening and Saturday format.

Updates to the graduation requirements and program suggested pathway will be reflected in the BCC College Catalog, 2021-2022. Contact Judy Gawron, Program Coordinator for specific information.

JOB GROWTH & WAGES

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 21% from 2019-2022, much faster than average for all occupations.  In Massachusetts, massage therapists earn a median wage of $42,820 / year. (U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics)

POTENTIAL JOB TITLES
  • Licensed Massage Therapist

 

LOCAL EMPLOYERS
  • Miraval Resort (previously Cranwell Resort)
  • Kripalu
  • Canyon Ranch
  • Elle Day Spa
  • Lotus Day Spa
  • Blantyre
EMPLOYMENT

About half of massage therapists work part-time.
Self-employed workers   35%
Personal care services   33%
Offices of all other health practitioners 11%
Offices of chiropractors   8%
Accommodation (travel to client homes)  6%
(U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics)