Massage Training Program
2809 Lincoln Ave., Suite 110
Evansville, IN 47714
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As a school community we are here to provide an environment of cooperation and support in learning the art and science of therapeutic massage. Participating in this massage therapy program will open your hands and heart to a new level of awareness and communication in your life and in the lives of those around you.
Bodyworks Massage Therapy was founded in 1998 with the mission of providing Evansville and surrounding communities with the highest quality Massage Therapy services available. We believe that providing knowledgeable and compassionate touch in a quiet, nurturing and spiritually uplifting environment can help to alleviate many of the aches and pains of our over-stimulated lifestyles.
Bodyworks Massage Institute was established in 2000 by Cecile Martin as an extension of the philosophy of Bodyworks Massage Therapy. Years of training, personal experience, teaching and practice in the fields of Massage Therapy and related modalities has enabled Cecile to vision the growth of the school as it is today.
“Attending Massage Therapy School is much more than learning techniques. It is a personal growth process that occurs naturally in an environment of trust and encouragement. At Bodyworks our goal is to see that each student acquires the skills to become fluent and confident in their new profession as a Massage Therapist. It is a privilege to provide this opportunity to our students and to our communities.”
Cecile Martin, Director
This Institution is regulated by:
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Ave, Room SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
We are an American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) Council of Schools school member.
Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx)
Our professional massage therapy program will prepare you to take the MBLEx. Please check your state requirements for practicing massage therapy in your state.
Our diploma program offers thorough classroom instruction in massage theory and practice, anatomy, physiology, kinesiology, pathology, ethics and business marketing. A supervised student massage clinic helps to increase skill and confidence in client history and assessment, massage and bodywork techniques, and creating treatment plans.
648 Hour Program
Curriculum for the 648 Hour Program
Anatomy and Physiology Courses 148 Hours
Anatomy and Physiology 88 Hours
This course covers the structure and function of the systems of the human body using textbooks, palpation of muscles and bones, skeletal models, power point presentations, video, and lecture. The massage student will learn origin, insertion, action and innervation of muscles and muscle groups to promote a deeper understanding of movement, and restriction of movement, as pertaining to the human body.
Massage Theory and Practice Courses 500 Hours
September Day Class – 648 Hour Diploma
Our 648-Hour Professional Massage Therapy Program begins Thursday, September 2, 2021 with completion in June of 2022. Orientation for this program is Thursday, September 2, 1:00-4:00 pm. Class days are Thursday, 8:00am-5:30pm and the first and third weekends of each month (Saturday and Sunday). Weekend schedule as listed below.
648 Hour Diploma Program Weekend Schedule
Saturday & Sunday, September 18 & 19, 2021
Sunday, October 3, 2021
Saturday & Sunday, October 23 & 24, 2021
Sunday, November 7, 2021
Saturday & Sunday, November 13 & 14, 2021
Sunday, November 21, 2021
Sunday, December 5, 2021
Saturday & Sunday, December 18 & 19, 2021
Sunday, January 2, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, January 22 & 23, 2022
Sunday, February 6, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, February 19 & 20, 2022
Sunday, March 6, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, March 19 & 20, 2022
Sunday, April 3, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, April 23 & 24, 2022
Sunday, May 1, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, May 14 & 15, 2022
Sunday, June 5, 2022
Saturday & Sunday, June 18 & 19, 2022
Sunday, June 26, 2022
Tuition & Payment Plans
648-Hour Massage Program
- Tuition for 648-Hour Massage Therapy Program is $8,400
- Application fee: $100
- Book Fees are not included in the tuition and run approximately $400
Payment Options for 648-Hour Massage Program
- $2,000 due at program start date with 9 monthly payments of $711, October 2021 through June 2022
- $4,200 due at program start date with 9 monthly payments of $466, October 2021 through June 2022
Interest is not charged to in-school tuition payment plans. Because we wish to remain a small, quality, privately-owned institute, we are not eligible to participate in Federal Financial Aid programs.
Additional Costs of Program (approximate)
- Massage Supplies: $75-100
- Clinic Uniform: $50-60
- Student Liability Insurance: no charge
We supply massage tables and chairs for classroom use.
Enrollment into this program requires the following:
- • Age 18 before beginning the program
- • Provide copy of high school, GED or college transcript
- • Submit a completed application form with $100 application fee
- • Schedule an enrollment interview
- • Have the ability to fulfill physical and written requirements
Enrollment is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Students accepted for enrollment after class is full will be placed on a waiting list and will be given preferential listing for subsequent programs. The director will consider late enrollments on an individual basis.
Bodyworks Massage Institute provides equal opportunity for admission and employment regardless of race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, or handicap.
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When successfully completing requirements for the 648-hour Professional Massage Therapy Program, students are awarded a Diploma. Requirements include:
• Payment in full of all financial obligations to the school.
• Return of all rented or borrowed school property.
• Completion of all assigned homework by the assigned dates.
• Give a massage to a Bodyworks instructor outside of class time.
• Minimum grade of 70% is needed to pass written quizzes, exams, and assignments
• Meeting the minimum attendance hours of the program
Primary Classes (563 hrs) 90%
Student Massage Clinic (85 hrs) 100%
Bodyworks Massage Institute has been fully accredited by the Office for Career and Technical Schools since 2002.
Office for Career and Technical Schools
10 N. Senate Ave., Room SE 308
Indianapolis, IN 46204
State of Indiana Licensing
Passing the MBLEx (Massage & Bodywork Licensing Examination) is required in the state of Indiana for apply state licensing.
Every state has a different licensing or certification requirements. Please check with your state’s governing website to ensure that the hours of this program fulfill licensing or certification requirements in your state.
“Bodyworks Massage Institute is a place with heart. Cecile and all of the instructors love their work and truly care about their students—both on a personal level and in helping them succeed in the classroom, the clinic, and in the profession. The instructors are knowledgeable and accessible, the curriculum is comprehensive and well planned, and the selected textbooks are excellent. I am so glad that I found Bodyworks Massage Institute in my search for schools and I highly recommend this program.” – Susan K, Bloomington, IN
“Bodyworks is definitely the place for your next step in a holistic, yet practical education of massage therapy! Having owned a spa for 6 years, every day still brings an opportunity to apply knowledge learned from the start. The educators and staff are more than ready to help at any turn, and will show up for you in ways that are life-changing! Any time I’ve been in group settings of MTs, particularly in continuing education, Bodyworks students were always more educated and better prepared than others who often complained of a very cold, clinical type of schooling. If you are looking for quality, heart-centered FUNdamentals in the total experience of massage therapy and beyond, Bodyworks is the best!” — Jenifer Blevins, New Harmony, IN
“I was so impressed with the quality of the massage education I received at Bodyworks Massage Institute. I was a totally blind student, and the instructors and classmates went out of their way to help me achieve my goal of becoming a massage therapist. Cecile and her instructors provide a very caring and professional atmosphere in all their interactions with their students.
“The massage program at Bodyworks is very comprehensive and covers all aspects of massage therapy. Along with the anatomy, physiology, and massage techniques courses, Bodyworks places emphasizes on the caring and supporting aspects of massage therapy.
“Bodyworks is much more like a family than just a training facility. Massage therapy is a challenging and rewarding career, and I don’t think you could find a better place to prepare yourself than at Bodyworks Massage Institute!”
— Susan N., Henderson, KY
Passing the Massage and Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEx) is required by Indiana, Kentucky and Illinois to apply for state licensure.
Indiana Licensing Requirements
Kentucky Licensing Requirements
The website for information on requirements for licensing by the Kentucky Board of Licensure for Massage Therapy is www.bmt.ky.gov/.
Illinois Licensing Requirements
The website for information on requirements for licensing by the Illinois Division of Professional Regulation is www.idfpr.com/dpr/apply/masst.asp.