Online Massage Therapy School


SOCHi is excited to give you new ways to meet your goals of becoming a certified massage therapist after you excel in our online massage therapy program.

Massage Therapy Certificate Program

SOCHi now has a new approved option for massage therapy education to meet the needs of our evolving educational and workplace standards. 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.

Job Opportunities

  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Cruise Ships
  • Orthopedic Office
  • Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Cruise Ships
  • Doctors Office
  • From Your Own House
  • In Another Persons Home
  • Hot Stone Treatment
  • Lymph Drainage
  • Myofascial Release
  • Trigger Point Therapy
  • Anatomy
  • First Aid Certification
  • Professional Ethics
  • Hygiene
  • Business Principles
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Get The Skills To Be A Professional Massage Therapist

Get a head start on your education and become a Massage Therapist in as little as 9 months!

Be Your Own Boss as a Massage Therapist


One of the most exhilarating parts of graduating from massage therapy online school is that you can have the opportunity to be your own boss. Instead of making a salary at a company or waiting on someone to write you a check, you can begin to collect checks 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 own empire on your schedule. Being your own boss means that you will have the know how to build up your clientele and run your business how you want. This can mean you work from home or travel around with your massage bed or chair to other places to assist others on their healing journey. Without the training, this may seem like a hard task but we equip you with knowledge in marketing, customer service, massage therapy modalities, and even all the little details all the way down to business cards and elevator pitches.

Demand for Massage Therapy

The great part about going into Online Massage Therapy School is that there is a high demand for professional massage therapists. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics states that there will be a 21% increase in massage therapy positions through the year 2029. This means that opportunity and wealth will be bountiful for anyone with the appropriate training to claim their prize. This growth is deemed as much faster than the average growth of other occupations in the United State of America. As time progresses, states will pick up more programs and licenses that allow massage therapists to advance in their skills and show the public that their job is much needed and can be well provided with compensation.

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How Do You Become a Massage Therapist

The path to becoming a massage therapist with our online school is fairly simple. After a few simple steps you will have a certificate of professionalism and be able to apply and pass the CAMTC certification exam with success.

Research What You Need To Be a Massage Therapist
  1. To become a massage therapist and work in a professional setting legally you need a specific type of certification. Many times, schools do not provide you with the certificate you need to begin work, but instead they provide you with a certificate of completion that states the training you received makes you eligible enough to take these exams. It is a hard task to pass these tests without the proper education. Once you have researched what you need, begin to look at schools that can provide you with these tools.
  2. Researching schools can come in different shapes and sizes. We highly recommend you start online! Online, you can see all the massage therapy online schools in your area with just a few clicks. After browsing a few schools you can choose a few of your favorites. Once you have your designated schools of choice begin to call around and figure out more information from the schools like course length, cost, and if you would be a good fit. A short conversation with an admissions advisor can get you all the answers you need. If the conversation fall short or if you find you are not a good fit, you can move on to the next option so it’s good to have your options open. If you get in contact with a school you like it’s probably a good idea to go ahead and visit the campus if that is something that interests you aside from your online program. You can oftentimes get a good idea of a school from an in person visit.
  3. Once you have found the school of your choice you can go ahead and get everything in order to enroll! From then on you are handed off to the amazing instructors of that institute. Study like the wind and work until you are satisfied. You will glide through your modalities and courses and soon find yourself at the end of the line with a generative certification that will take you places.
  4. After you graduate you can begin to study for any certification exams you need to take. Schools will likely assist you with extra tutoring and communication with teachers so as to not leave you hanging when you have an important test to study for. After all, the point of training was to prepare you for said certification test therefore it’s important to know before picking your school of choice that they have post graduation assistance.
  5. Once you pass your exam and get certified again you can reach out to your schools career services department where they can begin to help you with getting a job. Let them know your interests and where you see yourself and they will liaison with various employers and try their best to get you the interview of your dreams. Even before your interview they will assist you with professional tips such as resume workshops, dress advice, and interview etiquette.
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Program Overview for Online Massage School.

In our hybrid online massage program, you will learn all about the world of Massage Therapy. Massage Therapy revolves around bodywork which manipulates the body and moves muscles and tendons to release tension in specific points of the body. The field is seen as both relaxing and rehabilitative.

The duality of the profession is why you have the leverage to work in somewhere like a spa or a medical office. In the program there are many modalities you will learn and the curriculum even boils down to small details such as the history of massage therapy and marketing to resume work to have the perfect massage therapy resume to get a great job.

Below is a list of some of the courses you will take in your online massage therapy course.

Massage Therapist Course

  • 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

By the end of your training course you will have down most of the massage modalities we have laid out for you. After your course, you can inquire about extended learning to pick up a few extra modalities that can give your resume or self-owned business the boost of credibility it needs to soar to success.

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Jobs After Online Massage Therapy Training

The great part about massage therapy training and the demand that comes with it is that as a graduate from our online massage therapy program you will be able to have many opportunities for employment. Employment opportunities after online massage school can vary from Rehab Clinics to Spas. As the public gets to witness the immense growth of the field of massage and bodywork, there will be plenty of opportune moments where you can show off your craft. Many think that the only place a massage therapist can work is a spa, but that is not the case. Massage therapy is healing so it can be used as a leisurely tool in places like spas or resorts or in medical offices where it is necessary when prescribed by a licensed physician or recommended by other healthcare workers. Below is a list of various places a massage therapist can make a reliable income:

Massage Therapist Course

  • Chiropractic Offices
  • Cruise Ships
  • Orthopedic Office
  • Physical Therapy Clinic
  • Cruise Ships
  • Doctors Office
  • From Your Own House
  • In Another Persons Home
  • Mobile Massage Services
  • Hotels
  • Rehab Clinic
  • Resorts
  • Spas
  • Mobile Massage Services
Professional Ethics & Hygiene
  • Lecture Hours: 20
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Out of Class Work: 5
  • Total Hours: 25
  • Quarter Credit Hours: 2.0
  • Prerequisites: None

This course focuses on standard ethical practices and hygiene for individuals engaged in the fields of manual therapy or rehabilitation. Ethical practices taught include informed consent, right of refusal, confidentiality and personal, professional and legal boundaries. Hygiene practices include universal precautions, preventing the spread of pathogens, and ensuring the safety of patients and staff in the clinical setting.

Anatomy & Physiology 1
  • Lecture Hours: 80
  • Lab Hours: 0
  • Out of Class Work: 20
  • Total Hours: 100
  • Quarter Credit Hours: 8.0
  • Prerequisites: None

In this course, the student will be introduced to the general concepts of human anatomy and physiology and how structure relates to function.

The overall study of cells, tissues, and an overview of the body systems and broad anatomical and physiological concepts will be covered. Additionally, the student will gain a general understanding of the skeletal, muscular, and nervous systems in this course.

Terminology related to diagnosis and treatment, as well as identifying and understanding medical terms in general will be part of the course material. The student will gain an understanding of the relationship between the anatomy and physiology concepts and systems covered in this course with the practice of massage therapy.

Making Money as a Massage Therapist

After completing our program and getting certified you will be able to start achieving a livable salary.

Our school specifically picks it’s programs to have a short run time that is less than a year that can generate our students a high income.

It is said that massage therapists can start making around $20 an hour! According to the bureau of labor statistics in the range of massage therapy salaries, the highest 10% earned about $80,000 per year! The high salaries can be accounted to massage therapists not just getting a steady wage but also an influx in tips per session. More and more, the public is getting acquainted with tipping service workers and depending on how good of a job you do this can increase your income by a lot.

Even bodyworkers who work part time can make a lot of money and this can obviously mean that working full time instead will increase your wages. The ability to be flexible in this career lets you decide how much money is being added into your bank account.

How Do You Finance Your Education?

To take the online program at Southern California Health Institute, you may be wondering how you are going to pay for this. Unfortunately, getting a great career comes at a cost but the good news is that we can lower that cost as much as possible! Our financial aid department is trained to give you the best and easiest experience possible.

Once you meet with a financial aid advisor they will give you all of the options you can use to fund your schooling. Sometimes, students are eligible for a pell grant that will pay for a large portion of their schooling and the rest of that will be up to the students. Another option of payment can be in the form of loans.

The school will help you fill out your FAFSA which is a form that guides you through all options and that will give you an option for a grant as well.

Grants are a form of payment that must be paid back in small installments once you graduate. Aside from grants and loans, SOCHi also offers assistance in payment plans designed for each student. This means that you also pay a small amount on a regular basis once you graduate.

If you have any questions or concerns, a financial aid advisor can easily be at your assistance and untangle any concerns you have.

Massage Therapy is The Right Fit for You


As stated above, the field of massage therapy is a fruitful career that can lead you to financial abundance, flexibility, and the pleasure of healing others. Aside from a comfortable job and the excitement of healing the world, you can also tap into your characteristics and see if massage therapy is the right fit for you. Massage therapists should have plenty of characteristics that will make them the perfect for the job.

If you are a hard worker this can easily be the right job for you since long days of hands on work can leave you feeling satisfied.

If you are someone who likes helping others, this is one of the best programs to be in since you will get the pleasure to help others in an intimate way that is unique to most other positions.

If you are ready for autonomy then massage therapy is right for you. In this career you will get to take matters into your own hands both on the massage table and in your schedule.

Experienced Faculty
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SOCHI faculty members share their breadth of life experiences and interests that fuel the excellent learning environment on campus.

Scholarship and Financial Aid
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SOCHi will also assist students in applying for student financial assistance in order to defray the cost of their education.

Our course serves the San Fernando Valley which includes Los Angeles, San Fernando, Burbank, Glendale, Calabasas, Universal City, Valley Village, North Hills, Hidden Hills, Topanga, Sherman Village, Santa Clarita, Reseda, Northridge, Encino, Pacoima, Sun Valley, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Arleta, and any other city within driving distance.