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Massage Therapy Certificate Program

Students applying Massage Therapy skills in a class

The massage therapy program is under revision and not accepting applications at this time. Please contact Professor Judy Gawron at jgawron@berkshirecc.edu if you are interested in BCC’s massage therapy program.

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

JOB GROWTH & WAGES

Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 26% from 2016-2026, much faster than average for all occupations.  In Massachusetts, massage therapists earn a median wage of $38,000-$46,000. (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   39%
Personal care services   29%
Offices of all other health practitioners 12%
Offices of chiropractors   7%
Accommodation (travel to client homes)  6%
(U.S. Department of Labor—Bureau of Labor Statistics)Massage Therapy training underway at BCC