• Massage Therapy

    Interested in a hands-on career in a “healing art” that lets you help people in a meaningful way? Growing awareness of the benefits of therapeutic massage mean expanding professional opportunities in this rewarding career.

Massage Therapy

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Massage Therapy

M State's Massage Therapy diploma program provides students with the skills and training to deliver professional massage treatments designed to support the health and well-being of clients.

Our 34-credit program is flexible, combining online courses with on-campus requirements in the student clinic on our Wadena campus. Students gain experience in the instructor-supervised clinic, and evening clinic hours make the program convenient for students with work and family commitments.


Here’s what you’ll learn

  • Application of anatomy, physiology andkinesiology to massage practice
  • Appropriate massage therapy treatment decisions
  • Entry-level Swedish massage
  • Professional standards of practice as defined by the National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage and Bodywork
  • Professional and ethical business behavior in the profession of massage therapy


Why M State

  • An exceptional educational value
  • Flexible and convenient online courses
  • Nationally board certified instructor
  • Varied massage experience in student-run clinic
  • Personalized education with small class sizes


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Massage Therapy Diploma
Locations: Wadena

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Meet the faculty

Scarlet Dittmann

Massage Therapy Faculty
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Required courses for Massage Therapy

  • Human Anatomy and Physiology I and II and labs
  • Introduction to Nutrition
  • Massage Techniques and Ethics
  • Kinesiology
  • Integrative Massage
  • Advanced Massage
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Practical Skills Clinic
  • Certification Preparation
  • Sports Massage and Hydrotherapy
  • Business Development
  • Massage Pathophysiology


Schedule a massage today

Our services are open to the public, and our students will be happy to assist you with your needs.

Please call 218.631.7839 for availability and scheduling.

Last modified: December 12th, 2016 at 10:12am