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Ready to make an impact in the wellbeing of others by combining your passion for bodywork and therapeutic healing? Our extensive massage program allows you to deepen your knowledge and awareness of the body in a supportive and hands-on environment. Our professional educators at our Manhattan, Kansas campus are equipped with the training and experience to ensure that you perform at a highly skilled level and design a fulfilling career!

Well-Rounded Curriculum

Bellus Academy’s massage therapy program equips students with the foundational knowledge needed to thrive in their professional careers, as well as make a positive impact in the lives of their clients. Over the course of 840 hours, you’ll study anatomy, physiology, pathology, and reflexology to explore the body, in addition to learning aromatherapy techniques that to help soothe the spirit. You’ll even receive an in-depth look at nutrition, allowing you to provide helpful advice to your clients and assist them in maintaining their overall wellbeing.

Later in the program, you’ll learn the ins and outs of numerous massage techniques, such as hot stone and shiatsu, so you can be prepared to administer the proper care based on your clients’ needs. Aside from technical training, our courses will also prepare you to handle the business aspects of massage therapy. Whether you’re interested in starting your own business or landing a management role within a practice, we’ll cover sales techniques, retailing, advertising, and budgeting to position you as a well-rounded candidate.

Hands-On Learning

We believe that a solid education must entail more than just textbooks, lectures, and exams. Our instructors ensure that massage therapy students are exposed to hands-on learning and real-life situations to help them become successful in their future careers. Through the Beck methodology system, you’ll get visual, written, and interactive instruction to help you learn and perfect all the skills you’ll need. The program even offers a mock clinic phase, during which students can hone their skills and receive realistic on-the-job training.

Lifelong Career Support

Both during and after their time at Bellus Academy, all of our students and alumni are able to take advantage of the resources provided by our career services department. Our friendly and compassionate staff is dedicated to preparing you for life after the classroom, from prepping for state boards to assisting in your job search upon graduating or making life changes. We even offer interview practice so you can make a bold impression when meeting with prospective employers.

Massage –
Manhattan, KS

Massage Therapy840 hours

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  • Program includes theory, anatomy, aromatherapy, nutrition, reflexology, shiatsu, hot stone and more.
  • Learn the business-side of the industry, including retailing, sales techniques and budgeting.
  • Build up clientele and practice your techniques on our clinic floor
  • Assistance with job search, interviewing and state board prep.
  • Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.


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Apply Today at Bellus Academy

The road to a successful career as a massage therapist begins at Bellus Academy’s Manhattan, KS campus. An award-winning education provider, we not only equip you with the necessary skills and knowledge to become a massage therapist, but we are also proud to lead the nation in job placement across the beauty industry. To learn more about our massage therapy school or other programs, contact us today. If you’re ready to take the first step towards your massage therapy career, apply online now.


Average job growth rate for most U.S. occupations 7%
Massage Therapists 22%
(U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-2024 projections)


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Why Choose Bellus?

Travel the World

We offer International Certification (ITEC) which allows our graduates to work in 38 countries around the world.

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Top Job Placement

Our career services team and student mobile app make finding your dream career so much easier.

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Business & Marketing Training

Classes that prepare you to own a business and market yourself.

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Our Reputation

Bellus is the most awarded beauty and wellness institution in the country and Intercoiffure recently ranked us the #1 beauty school in North America!

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Compete in Competitions

Our students have a history of succeeding at national student competitions including TrendVision and America’s Beauty Show.

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We're Tech Savvy

Our app gives 24/7 access to academics, attendance and job postings. Select programs offer social learning on iPads, which are included in the student kit.

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Exam Prep

All of our programs include a mock state board test to prepare you for the state license exam and our kits include the state board kit and licensing fees.

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Top Educators

We invest in our educators to ensure that they are trained in the latest industry techniques and trends.

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Our relationships with high-end salons in Southern California allow students to network with top stylists and owners. (CA campuses only)

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We Give Back

We have an undeniable passion for humanity. Our schools are honored to give back and participate in community events while utilizing our technical skills.

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Multiple License Programs

Bellus is proud to offer combined courses that allow you to enroll in one program and graduate with multiple credentials.

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Alumni Benefits

We give our graduates access to job postings, the opportunity to attend campus events and alumni scholarships for advanced education.

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“The teachers were amazing! Without Bellus, I wouldn’t have the rewarding life I have today. School was something I looked forward to every single day. I can’t believe I have a job that I love going to every day.”

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Financial Aid

Yes! Financial Aid is available to those who qualify.
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Flexible Schedule

We offer day & night classes. We also have new classes starting every month.
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