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Massage Therapy Training

What if you had the ability to help reduce anxiety and tension through human touch?

Few careers offer employees the chance to relieve injuries, reduce stress, increase relaxation and aid in the general wellness of clients with just a touch.Click for more info

If your goal is to apply a therapeutic approach to healing in a relaxing work environment, then it’s time to take charge of your life and join our Massage Therapy program. We want to help you start a career with a wide variety of employment options, and our hands-on courses help you do just that.

Professional massage therapy session -  you can get these career skills at IntelliTec's massage therapy training program in Grand Junction and Pueblo, Colorado
Students graduate from IntelliTec with an extensive set of skills ready to begin careers as massage therapists.
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Program Highlights

  • Complete 750 hours of theory and practical application including Swedish, Therapeutic and Deep Tissue massage techniques.
  • Understand the therapeutic benefits of research-based massage techniques.
  • Receive personalized attention from instructors in low student-to-teacher ratio classrooms.
  • Earn your Professional Certificate designed to take 9 months to complete.
  • Perfect your massage techniques on clients in the professional IntelliTec College Massage Clinic.
  • Prepare to sit for professional Massage Therapy certification exams and the Colorado Massage License exams.
  • Graduates will have successfully completed over 100 massage therapy sessions.

This program is available in:
Grand Junction | Pueblo

Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
Call: 1-800-748-2282

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Employment of massage therapists is projected to grow 22 percent from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations.

Visit the Occupational Outlook Handbook 2016-17 Edition from the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics at

Massage Therapy Career Projections

  • Continued growth in the demand for massage services will lead to new openings for massage therapists.
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  • In states that regulate massage therapy, opportunities should be available to those who complete formal programs and pass a professionally recognized exam. However, new massage therapists should expect that it can take time build a client base.
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  • The number of massage clinic franchises has increased in recent years. Many franchised clinics offer more affordable massages than those provided at spas and resorts, making massage services available to a wider range of customers.
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  • As an increasing number of states adopt licensing requirements and standards for therapists, the practice of massage is likely to be respected and accepted by more people as a way to treat pain and to improve overall wellness.
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  • With more than 80 types of treatments, massage therapists offer techniques demanded by healthcare employers.
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Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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We want to help you begin your career with professionals who are as passionate as you are about the healing touch. Your completed certification should lead to opportunities with businesses such as:

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Learn the skills to soothe away aches and pains and provide the relief your clients desire.
Contact us today for more information about this program.

Potential Places for Employment

  • Day and Health Spas
  • Beauty Salons
  • Health Clinics
  • Vacation Resorts
  • Cruise Ships
  • Retreat Centers
  • Fitness Centers
  • Yoga Centers
  • Sports Teams
  • Sports Clinics
  • Chiropractor
  • Offices Physical Therapist Offices
  • Hospitals
  • Senior Centers
  • Corporations
  • Insurance Companies
  • Independent Practices
  • Medical Clinics

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Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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Program Overview

Once you complete your training you’ll have a number of career options - from self-employment to working at wellness centers - you make the choice.

  • Program - Massage Therapy
  • Award – Professional Certificate
  • LocationGrand Junction | Pueblo
  • Length – This program is designed to be completed in 9 months.
  • Next Start Date – Tuesday, Feb. 21

Enjoy the Benefits from Attending IntelliTec's Massage Therapy Schools

  • Enjoy learning in a spa-like environment with three separate treatment rooms.
  • Practice massage techniques on classmates and clients using industry-standard spa equipment.
  • The state of Colorado requires 500 hours for certification, and our program offers 750 clock hours.

Get Hands-on Skills Training

Your Massage Therapy classes will teach you these current industry skills and techniques to help you design client therapy plans.

  • Clinical Massage Practice
  • Professional Ethics
  • Building & Marketing a Massage Business
  • Client Interviewing - SOAP Notes & Charting
  • Knowledge of Anatomy, Physiology & Pathology
  • Therapeutic Massage Techniques
  • Deep Tissue Massage
  • Spa Treatments
  • Reflexology Treatments
  • Aromatherapy
  • Shiatsu/Acupressure Massage Techniques
  • Hot & Cold Stone Massage

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Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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We want to get you started in the massage therapy industry. Once you complete your training, you will be prepared to sit for these certification exams:

Professional Massage Therapy Certification Exams

  • Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork
    by The National Certification Board for Therapeutic Massage & Bodywork (NCBTMB)
  • Massage & Bodywork Licensing Exam (MBLEX)
    by the Federation of State Massage Therapy Boards (FSMTB)
Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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We'd like to introduce you to our Massage Therapy Program Supervisors

Kristina Arellano

Program Supervisor
Massage Therapy

Pueblo Campus

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"I strive to use engaging teaching techniques, particularly visual and kinesthetic learning tools. This helps teach to different learning styles. It’s important to find a variety of ways to get information across to students."

Kristina understands every student has different needs and does her best to help resolve problems and offer advice.

Get to know Kristina...

  • What advice would you give to a struggling student? I would ask them to make a list of what is troubling them and work with them to determine which issues can be resolved with various resources. I’ve shared a number of their struggles so I feel I can completely relate and can hopefully provide support. Often times the problems are manageable, but when you’re in it, they feel insurmountable.
  • Please share a memorable moment/success story you’ve experienced at IntelliTec. One of my most rewarding experiences was when I attended my first graduation ceremony and watched my students walk across the stage to receive their diplomas. I loved seeing them grow from that nervous, new student to the confident and proud graduate.
  • If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students in your department, what would it be? They should know that the work they do as a massage therapist is extremely rewarding. Not many other professions can offer the ability to change someone’s life for the better as massage therapy can.
  • Furthermore, what life or career advice would you offer to students about to graduate? You need to know education does not stop at graduation. You should always be learning and growing. There are so many different directions your career can take you, and knowledge is the best way to get there!

Tisa Felthousen

Program Supervisor
Massage Therapy

Grand Junction Campus

Tisa Felthousen photo - Program Supervisor for IntelliTec College in Grand Junction -  Massage Therapy career training program

"Push yourself to work hard while in school, and stay positive as much as possible. The rewards of your hard work and your attitude will change your life amazingly!"

I discovered massage as a career when I was looking for a career that would help me to heal others while helping me to heal myself. I believe if you're enrolling in this program there is already a therapist that resides within you. Plan to be treated as a therapist by me on day one of your education.

Get to know Tisa...

  • What is it about this career field you enjoy so much? Massage therapy gives you the opportunity to heal a person's body, mind and spirit while allowing you to travel to new places. I've had the good fortune to practice in a number of resort spas and salons - and even as a business owner. Over the years I continued my education in medical massage, medical error, hot stones, esthetics, and Lomi Lomi. As you can tell, it's more than a profession for me, it's a passion.
  • What would you tell a student who was on the fence about attending a program of study in your department at IntelliTec? Let's talk and find out what your passions are. Let me explain to you more in depth about what it is to be a massage therapist. From there, we will be able to make sure this is the right program for you and your own personal passions.
  • Have you faced a difficult/challenging time in your life? If yes, how did you resolve the issue? During massage school, I was a single mom of two young boys. I had just recently moved to Colorado when I started school and had no family or friends nearby for emotional or academic support. I made a promise to myself that I would push myself hard, focus on school and life with a positive attitude, and no matter what, complete my program. The rewards of that hard work have changed my life so amazingly!
  • If you had to share a single piece of advice for prospective students, what would it be? This massage classroom is a safe place for you. It will be hard at times, but it will be so worth it.
  • Furthermore, what life or career advice would you offer to students about to graduate? It varies from student-to-student and their respective goals. Continuing education is always a must in order to keep yourself above average and to be the best massage therapist possible. Also, I hope that by sharing my own experiences and challenges they might be inspired to achieve their own dreams as a healer. And, to never forget how much they've achieved by completing their program. Nothing is impossible; the word itself says "I'm possible".
Next Classes Start: Tuesday, Feb. 21  
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