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Considering a Career in Healthcare in SOCHi

8 Month Massage Therapy Career Training Program With Classes Online and On-Campus

What is Massage Therapy?

Massage therapy is the process in which a therapist manipulates the soft tissues of your body to remedy any pain, release tension and to create a relaxing experience.

Our massage training institute will give you the tools on how to become a licensed professional massage therapist and show you the glories of being a massage therapist. Whether you want to work in a spa, a chiropractor's office, or straight out of your living room, SOCHi is here to help you start your career with a boisterous income and job security.

Massage Therapists are in High Demand

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, “Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 32 percent from 2020 to 2030, much faster than the average for all occupations.”

Many other occupations range around 2-8% in growth, but going to this LA Massage School and being a massage therapist will get you the job leverage that comes with that 32% growth. That accounts for about 23,000 job openings each year!

Why Our Massage Training Institute?

  • Job Placement Assistance:Our Career Services department offers assistance to those who qualify with getting you hired from resume workshops to partnerships with credible massage businesses.
  • Affordable Education Financial Aid is available for all those who qualify. Grants, scholarships, payment plans and more!
  • Career Fairs ○ Not only does our Career Services Department help you get in rooms with hiring managers, but you can also speak to them yourself at one of our packed career fairs.
  • Stable Income According to BLS, the highest 10% earn over $79,000 annually. Some freelance graduates can even make up to $1,500 a week doing travel massages!
  • Manage a Business Our massage training course helps you market your own business all the way down to business cards if you wish to become a freelance massage therapist and build your own clientele. That way, you can charge any rates you like.
  • Hands On Practice To learn massage therapy, is to know that your hands are very crucial to the learning experience. We get you in class with a body double and get you the hands-on experience you need to succeed out in the real world.


Massage Therapy Program

One of the most exciting parts of graduating from massage therapy online school is that you can have the opportunity to be your boss. Instead of making a salary at a company or waiting on someone to write you a check, you can begin to collect money in your own time.

At Southern California Health Institute, we give you the tools to start your own business and make moves with your sense of newfound independence.

The certificate comes with skills to get you on your feet and create your empire on your schedule. Being your boss means that you will know how to build up your clientele and run your business how you want.

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We Are Certified

Our school is nationally accredited by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET).

Affordable Education

At SOCHi, Financial Aid is available for all those who qualify. Grants, scholarships, payment plans, and more!

Job Placement Assistance

Our career cervices department assists those who qualify with getting you hired, from resume workshops to partnerships with healthcare facilities.

Discover the Rewards of a Career in the Health & Wellness Industry

Southern California Health Institute’s (SOCHi) mission is to provide quality allied health programs in an environment of academic learning to produce empathetic and compassionate allied health workers dedicated to the ethical and social principles of the profession. At Southern California Health Institute, you'll receive career-focused training that will prepare you for a successful healthcare career. Learn more today.

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Is Massage Therapist Career Right for You?

Take the SOCHI "Career Training Readiness Quiz"

The fun, online quiz takes 3 minutes to complete and you’ll get a personalized report. Identify your strengths and social style plus the training and positions you’re best suited for.


Below are answers to the Massage Therapy Program's most commonly asked questions.

  • How Much Does it Cost?
  • Is The Program Online?
  • Do I Need Any Other Certification To Work?
  • What Will I Learn in These Courses?
  • How Long is The Program?
  • Are There Any Requirements?
  • When is The Next Class?
  • What’s The Difference Between a Masseuse and a Massage Therapist?
  • Does It Cost Money To Apply?
  • Do You Offer Grants/Scholarships/Discounts?
  • Where Do I Get Started?
Out of pocket, our massage therapy program cost varies depending on the financial aid each student qualifies for. Our financial aid advisors can help you fill out your FAFSA and see what grants, loans, or scholarships you qualify for.
The Advanced Professional Massage Therapy Program (Hybrid IDL) combines the best of learning online from the safety of your home with the high-quality hands-on instruction and guidance that is the standard for SOCHi. The 9 month program is taught online through various videoconference and interactive technology platforms for the lecture and information sharing portions and the hands-on time is spent in direct supervision by a world class massage therapist instructor with years of experience.
In addition to giving you a thorough introduction to all the aspects of massage modalities, SOCHi provides you with assistance in getting your CAMTC certification, professional liability insurance and even a table. You'll have everything you need to get started in a successful career in massage therapy.
  • Medical Massage
  • Eastern Massage
  • Specialized Massage
  • Russian Sports Massage
  • Spa Treatment Modalities
  • Physiology
  • Kinesiology
  • Pathology
  • CPR
  • Hot Stone Treatment
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Anatomy
  • First Aid Certification
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hygiene
  • Business Principles
The program can be completed in about 9 months!
Just a highschool Diploma and an eager mind. We will help you with the rest.
SOCHi is routinely enrolling for new classes. Please reach out to an admissions advisor today at (818) 980-8990 to see when you can start. The answer is usually soon!
If you’re trying to find out the difference between “masseuse training” and “massage therapy training”, there isn’t really much. Masseuse is a more outdated term. It’s more common in the bodywork community to refer to it as massage therapy.
Nope, just pick up the phone or inquire through our website.
Yes, our Financial aid department offers various ways of assistance to those who qualify. Just inquire within!
Fill out the registration form on this page or call us at (818) 980-8990 to start your journey to become a massage Therapist at our accredited massage therapy school in Los Angeles!